Preview: Weaves at Mercury Lounge

By Will Oliver, August 23rd 2016


Last fall during CMJ (rip?) I caught a band from Toronto by the name of Weaves that showed some promise during the showcase at Pianos that I caught them playing at. Here we are a year later and the group has released their well received debut self-titled debut album via Kanine Records.

They return to us in New York this week for a pair of shows. Tomorrow they’ll take over Mercury Lounge, and on Thursday they’ll head to Baby’s All Right. Tickets for both shows are still on sale.

It’s a good chance to catch the group while they’re still playing these small venues. We’ll be at the Mercury Lounge show ourselves, but you can’t go wrong either way. Both shows will also feature Cayetana.

1_Frankie Cosmos_Bowery Ballroom

Last weekend New York’s very own Frankie Cosmos headlined a sold out show at Bowery Ballroom along with support from soon to break out Atlanta indie rockers Warehouse, Detroit’s Stef Chura, and Brooklyn’s Cende. It was a full bill of various sorts of indie rock, with each artist offering something uniquely their own.

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This show served as my introduction to Warehouse, who are being highly touted for a big breakout with their soon to be released sophomore album Super Low, which will be released via Bayonet Records on September 30. Their sound was an encouraging one, full of eclectic offerings mixed smoothly with classic rock sounds. There’s a sense of urgency that strikes while watching them live. Based on what I heard that night, Super Low is not to be missed.
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1_Everything Everything_Music Hall of Williamsburg

On August 4, English indie-rock group Everything Everything made their return to Brooklyn for a packed performance at Music Hall of Williamsburg. The return trip came in support of their last year’s massive sounding Get To Heaven, which was one of the more overlooked records of the year (at least stateside).

This was my first time catching the group live, and they didn’t disappoint. Their unusual blend of rock and other genres absolutely shines through in the live setting. The crowd was as good as one can ask, loud and vocal, singing along to every song and then some. It’s amazing that they aren’t playing venues like Terminal 5, but hey, I’m not complaining getting to see them at MHOW.

Find some photos of their performance posted below, along with their setlist, and shots of openers Elijah
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Ramsey – “The Garden”

By Will Oliver, August 15th 2016


Months ago we debuted shared with you a song called “See You Bleed” by Los Angeles experimental singer-songwriter Ramsey.

She’s recently returned with an equally promising song by the name of “The Garden” that captures a haunting aesthetic through it’s icy electronic waves or Ramsey’s strong vocal performance. Although she’s an artist on the rise, she’s already marked her territory with what sounds like a focused and sharp sound that she’s bound to make her signature. If she can keep up this quality with her eventual full-length, it’s bound to be unforgettable.

Stream “The Garden” below, and head to iTunes to give it a purchase if you like what you hear.
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1_Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros_St. Ann and the Holy Trinity Church

On April 6, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros returned to New York for a rare performance at St. Ann and the Holy Trinity Church in Brooklyn. The show served as a preview of their new album Person A, which they played in full, returning with an encore performance of old favorite “Man On Fire.” It was great to see the band in the church setting, with frontman Alex Ebert eager as ever to venture through the aisle and bring the sermon directly to the people.

The opening set featured open-mic style performances from regular people who were selected ahead of the show to come out and play. This was a refreshing alternative to the usual opening performances we are treated two and was a nice gesture by the band.

Find the setlist below, along with photos of both Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros and some of the open-mic musicians.
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Daughter at National Sawdust (April 4, 2016)

By Will Oliver, August 11th 2016

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One of the first releases of 2016 was Not To Disappear the sophomore album from indie folk trio Daughter (which Glassnote Records released). They played their first New York City show for the tour in support of the new record on April 4, when they played a rather intimate performance at the beautifully fitting National Sawdust in Brooklyn.

Find some shots of their performance posted below, along with New York singer-songwriter Wilsen who opened the show.
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Eagle I Stallian

After experience in the field of heavy rock, Montreal-based group Eagle I Stallian dove into the world of electronic, bringing elements of trance, house, combining into something different than the standard house or EDM fare.

Take their new single “Between Dreams” a big, pulsating house track that spans a wide range of feelings and emotions, taking time to build its hypnotic electronic soundscape before the clear cut vocals of Brandon Mignacca step in and take it one step further.

Stream the original mix of the track below, and if you like what you hear the song is available to snag over at iTunes.
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Post Death Soundtrack

Canadian music collective Post Death Soundtrack consists of Kenneth Buck, Steve Moore and Jon Ireson. While the group live separately spread out between Vancouver, Toronto and Calgary, they use the power of the internet to stay connected and able to collaborate.

Late last month the group released The Unlearning Curve, an album about eclectic narratives and dropping concepts, taking some risks and venturing into the unknown. One of these risks is a remix of their track “Beauty Eyes I Adore” remixed by Post Death member Jon Ireson, under the name giving it a dark electronic remix dubbed “the dark highway mix.”

It’s definitely best suited for a long drive out on a dark road, or highway, allowing the music to provide the soundtrack for the atmosphere of a late night on the town.

Stream the remix below, and grab the full album at bandcamp (pay what you want) or support the artists over at their CDBaby site.
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Jane In Space – “Feel It Alive”

By Will Oliver, August 10th 2016

Jane In Space

Out from space and now in New York City, Jane In Space make industrial rock with a sense of dreaminess as seen on “Feel It Alive,” a track taken from their self-titled new album which will be released on August 19.

“Feel It Alive” wastes no time jumping into its lively world of electronic-rock goodness, with a thumping bass and swirling synths, paving the way for the vocal work of lead singer Tom Vickers. It doesn’t take much time at all for Jane In Space to win you over and make you feel alive with the readymade “Feel It Alive.”

Stream it below and keep your eyes pealed for more on the trio coming soon.
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Premiere: Kamron Bahani – “La Leggenda”

By Will Oliver, August 9th 2016

Kamron Bahani's - Serpenti Accordo EP

The name Kamron Bahani may be new to you, although if you’re familiar with this blog than the name may ring a bell. Kamron used to go by Kuhlamity, but after a few years away from the game he’s dropped the moniker and is now going by his full name. A rebirth if you will.

He’s returning with a brand new EP titled Serpenti Accordo on August 23 that will act as his official return to the game. But for now, we have the official honor of premiering his brand new single “La Leggenda,” taken from the EP.

Sitting at a compact and tidy runtime of 2:18, “”La Leggenda” moves at a brisk speed with Kamron’s ridiculous fast rhymes that hold no prisoners. Immediately you notice a sense of growth towards the second half with some of his best production yet, with memorable lines that are timely enough to reference things such as Pokemon Go.

This is an evolution from Kuhlamity in every way, he’s emerged, bigger, strong, and better than ever.

Stream “La Leggenda” below and stay tuned for more news about the EP and some live shows.
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Chapell August 17 at Rockwood 8pm

Chapell - Rockwood
BMG Music Presents Chapell is celebrating - having recently signed to Fieldhouse / BMG music. Debut album "The Redhead's Allegations" produced by Talking Heads' Jerry Harrison. Last NYC performance in 2016 prior to national tour with a huge iconic band (its still a secret) Come to Rockwood Music Hall on August 17 @8pm

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