All photos by Jayson Yee

Irish singer and songwriter James Vincent McMorrow returned this year with new album True Care via Faction Records.

His tour brought him to New York on June 15 for a performance at Brooklyn Steel. The first part of the show featured the new album played in full, with the second set and encore featuring older songs and favorites from his growing discography.

Our photographer Jayson Yee was there to capture photos of the performance, find them posted below, along with the setlist.
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Land Of Talk at Bowery Ballroom (June 14, 2017)

By Will Oliver, June 27th 2017

All photos by Joe Saturday

Elizabeth Powell and the rest of her Canadian outfit Land Of Talk returned this year with new album Life After Youth, which was released via Saddle Creek.

She’s been on tour in support of the new record, and stopped in for a sold out show at Bowery Ballroom on June 14. Our photographer Joe Saturday was there to capture all the action, including openers Half Waif.

Find the photo gallery posted below, along with Land Of Talk’s setlist.
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Only A Visitor are an art-pop quintet from Vancouver who are gearing up the release of their new album Lines on June 16. Today, they have given us the honor to premiere their brand new music video for the album’s new single and title track.

The lush song is full of colorful vocals and arrangements that are as delicate as they are soothing. Think a mix of Dirty Projectors with female led vocals as well as the shape-shifting arrangements of Grizzly Bear and Tune-Yards. The video which features many imaginative animations put together by video artist Roxanne Nesbitt is a lovely visualization of the track which winningly brings it to life in visual form.

Check out the video below, and for more information on the band, head to their website.
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It’s been three years since Alvvays delighted us with their self-titled debut in 2014 (three years is a lifetime these days). We’ve been itching in anticipation of a new record from the Toronto rockers, and they’ve finally answered our prayers.

Their new album is entitled Antisocialites and will once again be released via Polyvinyl. The album is a brief 33-minutes over 10 tracks, and sees them “dive back into the deep-end of reckless romance and altered dates” and sees them renew “Scot-pop vows with a powerful new collection of manic emotional collage. When describing the album, frontwoman Molly Rankin said: “This record is a fantasy breakup arc and my life nearly imitated art.”
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Kamron Bahani Releases ‘DSM VI’ EP

By Will Oliver, June 6th 2017

Last month we had the privilege of premiering “Depersonalization,” the new single from Rockland County rapper Kamron Bahani.

The song was the lead single of his new EP DSM VI, a release that is self-described as:

melodically incorporates what Bahani perceives as mental disorders; through the use of each track’s tonality, he engenders an abstract melody, each of which encompasses what he believes is comparable to each mental disorder in the track listing.

These days too much of hip-hop doesn’t even sound like hip-hop, but more of r&b and pop with some rap thrown in. Bahani taps into that old school style of New York rap, with slick production, smooth and smart rhymes, with some insanely quick rhymes that you’ll need to listen to closely just to follow. The entire EP is smart and tightly constructed, a must for any fans of hip-hop that are looking for something real.

The entire EP is available to listen on his soundcloud, and is embedded for your enjoyment directly below.
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Milk Buttons – “Flowers”

By Will Oliver, May 31st 2017

Milk Buttons is the Australian rock duo of songwriters Jackson Muir and Cameron Bower. There’s a good chance that the name is new to you, as they just recently released their debut single “Flowers.”

Both Muir and Bower have spent time in many other touring acts and have incorporated that experience and growth into “Flowers” which sounds like many different styles of rock and roll while also digging into something of it’s own. The vocals have elements of Julian Casablancas and The Strokes, but with more of a moody atmosphere and a textured psych-rock flavor.

Take a listen to “Flowers” below and stay tuned for more on Milk Buttons very soon.
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Den-Mate – “Fall”

By Will Oliver, May 29th 2017

Den-Mate is the project of Washington, D.C. artist Jules Hale. In April she released her new EP Entropii via Babe City Records.

The EP’s first single “Fall” shares a lot in common with another group based in D.C., our friends in GEMS. “Fall” is similar to a lot of the dark ethereal electronic sounds they create but done with her own stamp and signature sound. Hale so easily summons up this dark atmosphere and matches it with more uplifting, spiritual vocals, that shape-shift into something pop-minded, yet also darkly textural.

Take a listen to “Fall” below and take a listen to the entire EP over at bandcamp.
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