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New Tracks: "2042" & "Posing in Bondage" - Japanese Breakfast

Last year, Japanese Breakfast recorded a couple of tracks using a Tascam recorder as part of Polyvinyl's 4-Track Singles Series, which was previously only available on vinyl. You can now listen to "2042" and "Posing in Bondage" below via Spotify. The songs harken back to Michelle Zauner's earlier lo-fi, solo demos, before she settled on releasing material under her current moniker. Japanese Breakfast will be doing a three-night run at Johnny Brenda's to close out 2018, and for those who can't wait that long and are willing to take a mini road trip, Zauner and friends have a free performance scheduled on Friday, November 16 at Dogfish Head's 8th annual Analog-A-Go-Go festival in Milton, Delaware.

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New SOLD EP Available for Streaming & Purchase

Feels Unreal (Hits Direct Records), the new EP from SOLD, was produced/recorded by Kyle Pulley at Headroom Studios. A haunting, personal recollection is captured in the band’s darkwave, which is drenched in suspense. The immediacy of necessary movement creates an ominous yet free-flowing sound as the importance of the moment brings a heaviness; however, the precision of the music at that pressurized point stabilizes the situation. You can catch the trio at Boot & Saddle on Tuesday, October 23, in support of The Life and Times and Spotlights.

Public Practice sound polished on "Fate/Glory" + perform at Alphaville on 10.26

Like a zombie risen from the soil of CBGB, Public Practice have all the markings of a great New York punk outfit. On their breakout single "Fate/Glory," there's the effortlessly cool poetry found in the lyrics, the manic energy that kicks into overdrive in the second half, and the precise instrumentation that simultaneously feels off-the-cuff. But once the dust finally settles, it's clear there's a lot more going on than a tribute to a bygone era; the frenzy the group has crafted is remarkably danceable, and feels like a more polished cut from The Sonics rather than a Talking Heads track. With just one single out, we look forward to hearing what else this group has to offer when their EP Distance is a Mirror drops at their release show at Alphaville on Oct. 26. - Tucker Pennington

Nathan Xander brings dreamy folk to Union Pool 10.11

Brooklyn-based alt/indie folk artist Nathan Xander was not always so acquainted with the New York City music scene. Born and raised in Pennsylvania, this singer-songwriter brought to the big apple his psychedelic brand of alt folk alt-folk that cuts through the harsher city soundscapes. With the release of his fourth full-length LP, Blue House, Xander set himself apart from the noise with humbled attitude and grounded lyrical content. Akin to the dreamy repertoire of Dr. Dog or Neutral Milk Hotel, Xander’s music possesses a melancholic nostalgia that indulges in the reminiscence of his previous lifestyle and the conflict of feeling torn between identities. Often examining the complexities of urban culture, this coming-of-age album traces the growth of this musician, both artistically as well as personally. With meditative tracks such as “Over You, Over Me” and “(What It Takes) To Make a Man”, Nathan’s stunning sonic atmospheres, combined with his musings on change, create a beautiful account of overcoming imperfection and insecurity. Watch his stories come alive during his live performance at Union Pool on October 11, featuring special NYC guests Quicksilver Daydream and Pecas.


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