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We Are Scientists returned with new album Megaplex in late April, released via 100% Records. We previously shared the video for lead single “One In One Out”

Today we are sharing the follow-up single “Your Light Has Changed,” a track that really goes back to the sound of some of the earlier We Are Scientists records. The video is a fun and clever one that features various friends and family members of the bands getting whiff of the new music and soon being transformed with the signature grey hair and sunglasses of lead singer Keith Murray.

Find the video for “Your Light Has Changed” posted below.
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Kamron Bahani – “Meditations”

By Will Oliver, May 27th 2018

The always hard-working Rockland County-based rapper Kamron Bahani keeps on proving he’s a fresh talent in the scene that more should be aware of. He returned in March with his latest album Magnum Opus Open and released a proper music video for its track “Meditations.”

Featuring some of his finest produced beats yet and ever-lightning fast speed flow, his rhymes are quite unparalleled these days in the world of trap and mumble rap.

Find the music video for “Meditations” below (directed by DX Films & Kamron Bahani) and if you dig the track, you can find the whole album available to buy over on iTunes.
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Brass Phantoms – “Disciples”

By Will Oliver, May 27th 2018

Irish rockers Brass Phantoms are no strangers to these pages. I first posted them last February, when I premiered their track “Waiting Up.” They returned in equally winning fashion late last year with “City Of Wolves” and “Indigo.”

They’ve since returned with new single “Disciples,” which may be their biggest reaching single to-date. It’s got a huge expansive arena-ready rock sound that sits somewhere between the likes of Editors and Two Door Cinema Club with a distinctive atmospheric tone to it that seems like the natural next step for their sound.

You can find a stream of “Disciples” below, along with its official music video. If you like what you’re hearing, you can buy it from iTunes as well.

[music video]: Jeff Rosenstock – “Melba”

By Will Oliver, May 27th 2018

Long Island rocker Jeff Rosenstock returned with his new album POST– on January 1, released via Polyvinyl Records.

“Melba” was the first track to receive the music video treatment from the album. With direction from both Ben Epstein and David Combs, it stars the man himself, Mr. Rosenstock as the manager of a restaurant who just finally snaps. It’s a fun watch.

Find the video posted below and the whole album is available to stream or purchase now from his Bandcamp page.
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[music video]: Hop Along – “How Simple”

By Will Oliver, May 26th 2018

It seems every time I listen to Hop Along’s new album Bark Your Head Off, Dog (released via Saddle Creek), it gets better and better. This was first apparent with first single “How Simple,” which seemed to shape-shift and sound different everytime I relistened to it. This is always a good sign of things to come and I don’t have doubts that this record will end up on many best-of lists, mine included.

If you have yet to see their fantastic music video for “How Simple,” you’ve missed one of the best videos of the year so far. Directed by Derrick Belcham, it’s a simple low budget approach with a spotlight shining on lead singer Frances Quinlan throughout an apartment as she busts out some pretty sweet dance moves while singing the words to the camera. Sometimes less is really more and this straightforward approach and tight space was used in terrific fashion by Belcham.

Find the video for “How Simple” below.
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Boston Calling kicked off night 1 of the festival tonight and it featured a late night performance from The National. They were joined by fellow festival performer Maggie Rogers during “I Need My Girl,” who offered some great duel vocals with Matt Berninger to the crowds clear delight.

Our very own Ross Bernhardt is at the festival and captured a video of the moment for us. Find a video of the performance posted below.
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Arctic Monkeys have kept the momentum going strong following the release of new album Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino this Friday via Domino Records. Following an intimate (for them) performance at Brooklyn Steel, the band set up a bunch of pop up shops across the globe, including right here in New York.

Now they’ve made Mothers Day that much more special for all the Arctic Monkeys’ moms out there, dropping the music video for “Four Out Of Five,” the closest thing to a proper lead single from the record. Directed by longtime collaborators Focus Creeps ((Ben Chappell & Aaron Brown), the video doesn’t hide away its Stanley Kubrick influences, with A Clockwork Orange and The Shining being the most obvious here.

What begins with our central figure Alex Turner on the piano, we soon see him (and a trusty dog by his side) walk down the hall of a beautiful home and soon the Kubrick/sci-fi influences creep in as the Tranquility Base Hotel is brought to life. It definitely fits the direction and feel of the track and the album at large. This is definitely one of the most truly cinematic music videos from the band to date and it’s a real treat to watch it unfold.

Find the video for “Four Out Of Five” posted below.
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The day we have been waiting nearly half a decade has finally arrived. Arctic Monkeys have officially marked their long-awaited return with the announcement that their sixth album is entitled Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino and will be released on May 11, 2018, by who else but Domino Records.

The album, which was produced by both Arctic Monkeys regular James Ford as well as their very own Alex Turner, was recorded in Los Angeles, Paris and London. The album is 11-tracks long and features some already memorable song titles such as “The World’s First Ever Monster Truck Front Flip,” and “The Ultracheese,” the former which already has to be a frontrunner for song of the year. One these for sure: all the song titles could have only come out of the mind of Turner.

The band has also shared a quick but efficient 41-second teaser video for the album. It opens with ever-expanding strings before slowly revealing a sexy guitar groove that surely expands upon the sound that they had forged on AM.

Looks like we have to wait closer to the album’s release to hear our first glimpse of music but the fact that it’s only a month away makes the wait somewhat more bearable.

The album is available to preorder on Limited Silver Vinyl and the full tracklisting can be found posted below along with the album teaser.

Tranquility Base Hotel + Casino Tracklist:

1. Star Treatment
2. One Point Perspective
3. American Sports
4. Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino
5. Golden Trunks
6. Four Out Of Five
7. The World’s First Ever Monster Truck Front Flip
8. Science Fiction
9. She Looks Like Fun
10. Batphone
11. The Ultracheese

Preview: Buffalo Tom at Music Hall of Williamsburg

By Will Oliver, March 16th 2018

 

Longstanding Boston indie rockers Buffalo Tom are back at it with new album Quiet And Peace (via Schoolkids Records), their first album in seven years. The album features a pretty cover of “Simon & Garfunkel’s classic “The Only Living Boy in New York.”

Tomorrow night they return to New York for a headlining performance at Music Hall of Williamsburg in support of the new record. Opening up the show will be locals Valley Lodge.

Tickets for the show are still available and can be purchased here. You can also find the video for their cover of “The Only Living Boy in New York” posted below.
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Preview: Colin Macleod at Rockwood Music Hall

By Will Oliver, March 12th 2018

Colin Macleod is a Scottish singer-songwriter from a remote place known as Isle of Lewis. MacLeod used to release music under the moniker The Boy Who Trapped The Sun or the abbrivated C. MacLeod, but now he goes by his full name which he will release his new album Bloodlines under this May.

Two of the songs that he’s release so far “Kicks In” and “Shake The Wall,” show a confident songwriter who is sure of his abilities with some real songwriting talent and one hell of a voice. There’s always a wealth of great powerful musicians that seem to find their way over from Scottland and Macleod seems to be another voice that deserves to be heard in a big, big way.

He is currently in Austin for a bunch of SXSW performances and will then come here to New York on March 20 for a free performance at Rockwood Music Hall (Stage 1).

You can learn a lot about Macleod as both a person an artist from this wonderful video that I have included below, along with the official music video for “Shake The Wall,” along with the flyer for all of his SXSW dates.


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