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Spritzer premieres video for "Jean & Helene"

NYC's Spritzer, the side project of Friend Roulette's Matthew Flory Meade, is a band of skilled musicians who, refreshingly, don't take themselves too seriously. The songs from their debut album, Love. Lies. Decay. showcase for pop that at once refind and high energy, with inflections of early-aughts indie reminiscent of Arcade Fire, but also sophisticated pop up from the late '80s/early '90s like Prefab Sprout and The The. Songs like Jean & Helene, whose video was premiered a few days ago, are a rollicking ride, with relentless uptempo drums, reverb-laden vocals, and swirling synth lines that lend an air of the mystical to the already dream-like tunes. This is definitely a new NYC band to keep an ear on. - Ethan Ames





Debut Bodyguard EP Available for Streaming & Purchase

Power Animal bandmates Megan Gouda and Matt Hampson further their creative collaboration as Bodyguard. The duo’s debut EP, Allow Yourself The Frame, merges electro-r&b in a crisp, futuristic-leaning manner. Vocals sync in serene unity, and at other points, offset in staggered directions, creating a theatrical dynamic. Ethereal harmonies, which hone in on specific points, are countered by the adventurous, beat-driven leaps, landing in unexplored territory.





New Music Video: "Acme Parking Garage" - The Chairman Dances

A sneak peak of Child of My Sorrow, the forthcoming album from The Chairman Dances, has emerged. Directed by Bob Sweeney, the video for "Acme Parking Garage” begins with the eerie emptiness of the garage, which eventually flourishes into the expanse of the store. Then, a warning for a wet floor sends things into a temporary, downward spiral, before a veiled sense of normalcy concludes. Child of My Sorrow is due out on September 7 via Black Rd Records, and you can catch the band’s record release show the following evening at Boot & Saddle, where the quartet will be supported by fellow locals Bird Watcher and Brother Martin. (Photo by Bob Sweeney)





Parrot Dream celebrate LP release at Union Pool on 08.24

Parrot Dream’s debut album Light Goes is full of emotionally wrought dream-pop that unfolds in small yet powerful moments. The crystalline guitars and subtle synthesizers offer up shimmering tunes that balance sobering reality with fully realized dreamscapes. The equilibrium they’ve struck between these ideals comes through fully realized with songs like “Ode To Octavia”, where the group isn’t afraid to add a little grit to their sparkling sound. The band will celebrate the album release on August 24 with a show at Union Pool. –Tucker Pennington

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Salt Cathedral's "Rudeboy" is an undeniable earworm

The latest single from Salt Cathedral proves that the dancehall inspired pop that has taken root in the mainstream hasn’t scared away any alt-pop artists from dipping their toes in this distinct style of music. “Rudeboy” features mercurial production, shifting from Caribbean percussion to a chopped up vocal sample that acts as a synth on the hook. The soft, pulsating beat is a backdrop for a song about breaking through unsureness and finding something truly real in a relationship. –Tucker Pennington

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