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Builder of the House

Today we have a special treat from Portand, Maine indie-folk group Builder Of The House. It’s the project of Robert Cimitile and Elliot Heeschen, who recently released their new EP Hourglass, their first release on Louisville record label, sonaBlast! Records.

Builder of the House have a brand new music video for “A Plot In Falmouth,” and they have given us the honor of premiering it to the world. It’s a smokey and mysterious track and its video features an all too perfect short film, that gets tied into footage of the band playing along. The video was directed by Derek R. Brigham, Rob Cimitile, and Will Porensky.

Find the video below, and head to iTunes to pick up a copy of their Hourglass EP.
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All Boy:All Girl - Lion

In March, New York septet All Boy/All Girl released a limited edition EP entitled Trophy via Grind Select Records (stream it on bandcamp), full of chamber pop songs that experiment with folk, avant-garde jazz and orchestral indie rock.

One of these songs is called “Lion,” a beautiful song about “a pursuit of greatness, and how that pursuit can be alienating. The lion stands in as a metaphor for the power hungry politician or the greedy wall street banker, who finds that the view from the top is a lonely one.” It’s a haunting track that lingers with you during and long after your listen.

Today we have the honor of premiering their brand new music video for “Lion” with you guys exclusively. Shot in black and white by director Sara Montironi, it’s a wonderful accompaniment for the song, with some of the best cinematography you’ll find from a music video all year.

Enjoy the “Lion” music video. which you can find posted below, along with the band’s upcoming tour dates:
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Keygrip

New York City-based band Keygrip have released their brand new single “Dancing On A Wire,” set to appear on their new album The Unaimed Arrow Never Misses

The song has already seen an amazing amount of success prior to it’s release, having been used on shows such as Supernatural and Skins over in the UK. The song caught the attention of major Hollywood director and writer David Koepp (Secret Window, Premium Rush, Ghost Town), who signed on to direct the video along with co-director Derek Ambrosi, wonderfully bringing the song to life for the band.

Michael DiLalla, Keygrip’s lead vocalist, as well as the owner of RRMC Recordings, shared a great deal of excitement when asked about collaborating with Koepp:

It’s been an honor to work with some of the music industry’s best producers and mixers. Now working with David Koepp is so far beyond what we could have hoped for. The video is just an incredible representation of the band’s creative voice.

Today I have the honor and privilege of premiering the music video for “Dancing On A Wire.” The video is a smooth visual representation of the band’s performance along with animation down electric circuits, living up to the song’s title. It works wonderfully alongside the instantaneous nature of the song, which will win you over right from the get-go.

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Premiere: The Pass – Take You Out

By Will Oliver, December 3rd 2014 — with 1 comment

High Road EP Artwork

Louisville four-piece The Pass have had some year. The group (Kyle Peters, Will Roberts, Brian Healey & Neil Lucas) began 2014 with a collection of 7″ singles, and have since been tucked away in their basement studio recording their new EP, High Road, which is out December 9.

With the EP, The Pass hope to change the perception of DIY and prove that a band can craft memorable elctro-pop all by themselves. With every new release the group seem to find new ways to amaze, proving to both us and themselves, that there is no need to be limited to one idea or sound.

Today we have the honor of premiering the lead single from the EP, a stunner by the name of “Take You Out.” In it, they deliver a world of glossy synths, love-sick vocals, and a feel-good atmosphere that you can’t shake anywhere else but the dance floor. With so many electronic groups relying heavily on computers and other effects these days, it’s great to see The Pass deliver such groovy tunes as a full live band. It truly separates them from the rest of the pack

Enjoy “Take You Out” below, and find some of The Pass’ upcoming tour dates, which includes two stops in NYC next week. See you there.
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Music Video Premiere: Honey Wild – Home

By Will Oliver, October 10th 2014 — with 1 comment

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Photo by Talia Green

Brooklyn’s Honey Wild will release their new self-titled EP on October 14 via Shorewave Records. Today, we have the honor of premiering the music video for “Home,” a track off of the EP.

The video itself was shot at the Bushwick house of the label’s very own Chris Leo Palermino, and features the band playing a dazzling live performance of “Home.” The track features delightful 60s vibe that fans of Mac DeMarco should certainly appreciate. Get your exclusive first watch of the video (which was made by Brooklyn’s Yellow House Pictures) below.
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Premiere: Hospital – Right On

By Will Oliver, September 30th 2014

Hospital - Right On

Last year Russian rockers Hospital captured my heart with their lovely single “Lust For You,” which ended up making my list of the best songs of the year.

Next month they will return with a new EP titled Satellite Flare. Today, we have the honor and privilege of premiering the EP’s first single, “Right On.” Here’s how the band describe the song:

“Right On” is the song about joy. Not a particular joy but the feeling you get accidentally when you do not expect it. The lyrics is pretty simple just because we don’t wanna use all these heavy forms to explain easy things. In some way this is a tribute to guitar bands of the 60th. The song is very uplifting and inspiring, which is truly important for this time. We also would like to say special thanks to our sound producer Korney Kretov from Xuman Records Studio for this record.

There’s definitely a youthful hopeful quality to “Right On” that sounds like a sunny afternoon well spent with those who mean the most to you. Enjoy it via the stream below.

Premiere: Split Screens – Home

By Will Oliver, August 12th 2014

Split Screen

Today I have the privilege of premiering “Home”, a new song from San Francisco outfit Split Screens. off of their upcoming debut album Before The Storm, due out on September 9 via Name Drop Swamp Records.

“Home” is a bright and positive song about letting go and being in the moment. The song is lead by the calm and endearing vocals of frontman Jesse Cafiero, sets the tone for the entire song. Throw in plenty of gracious horns, and you have a delightful track that’s ready to play us out of these wonderful remaining weeks of summer.

We have the exclusive stream of “Home” posted below, enjoy.
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Premiere: Fire and the Romance – Rescue

By Will Oliver, July 23rd 2014

Fire and the Romance

Fire and the Romance is the project of New York native Dion Roy. Earlier in the year, Roy caught my attention with his larger than life cut “Way Down Below”, and we have since been waiting for more.

With the release date of his debut album Adaptations looming, Dion has shared “Rescue” the very pleasant first single off the record. “Rescue” is an easy on the ears hybrid of electronic sounds and a pop-minded chorus. His gentle vocals are more than welcoming, soaring higher and higher as the song builds towards unstoppable heights.

Adaptations will be released on August 26, and is now available for pre-order. In the meantime, enjoy the exclusive premiere stream of “Rescue”, which I’ve shared below.
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Eric Frisch

Earlier in the year New York City singer-songwriter Eric Frisch released his debut (self-produced) full-length entitled Goodbye Birdcage. Eric’s sound combines elements of 50s and 60s pop music with a modern touch, creating a unique call to the past while still pushing forward into unchartered territory.

He’s released a music video for one of the album highlights “Learn To Swim” The video, which was directed by Stephen Tonti features a reflective Frisch playing the song alone in a studio, offering various clips of him playing the song. It’s a simple, yet effective approach to the lovely folk song that has a familiarity about it that makes it feel like a classic song that you always knew was there, but just needed a friendly reminder.

We have the exclusive premiere of the video, which you can watch below.
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The Hydrothermal Vents

The Hydrothermal Vents are a duo out of Montreal consisting of John Tielli and Tessa Kautzman. On July 5 they will release their new album Secrets of the Deep! We are honored to be the ones who premiere that LP’s most recent single, the self-titled cut “The Hydrothermal Vents.”

The band was drawn together by a mutual love of the Pixies, an influence which, along with other post-punk bands such as the Talking Heads that helped shape their sound. You can hear these influences for sure on the title track, with a passionate and moody atmosphere delivered by powerfully distinctive vocal interplay. Imagine if David Bowie and (early) Arcade Fire finally recorded together, that is what you would get with The Hydrothermal Vents. Loads of textures and emotive vocals that create rich unforgettable imagery, always a sign of a good song at work.

Find the track below and be on the lookout for the record when it comes out on July 5.





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