Album Review

Malarchuk – s/t

Malarchuk EP

Emerging from a dark cavern somewhere beneath the earth, one of the top groups in Buffalo’s metal scene, Malarchuk have unleashed their new self titled EP. It’s a winding journey that carries you through heavy riffs, some 70s prog rock goodness, and doom rock passages that are held together strong by engaging melodic progressions. Making…

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New Music

Rose Tiger – “Submarine (Where Have You Been?)”

Rose Tiger delves into his personal brand of DIY new wave, set to the glitter and pastel of the video for his single “Submarine (Where Have You Been?)” Vetting a reverence for 1980’s British electropop, 90’s synthwave, and vintage anime soundscapes, Wendy Killmann as Rose Tiger explores the glory of electronica past, while embracing an independent,…

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Buffalo

Rust Belt Brigade Release Spin on “Low Bridge (Erie Canal)”

Buffalo’s own Rust Belt Brigade have released a new single from their forthcoming release Rhythm & Roll. This track is their take on the classic regional folk tune “Low Bridge (Erie Canal),” a song familiar to many of those who’ve attended grade school in western New York. Originally a folk-punk duo, Rust Belt Brigade is shifting…

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Slowdive at the Town Ballroom (11/9/17)

Buffalo was treated to incredible performance by the legendary dream pop/shoegaze act Slowdive this past Thursday. In their first appearance in Buffalo since their reunion in 2014, the band did not disappoint, playing tracks spanning their whole discography, including tracks from their fantastic new self titled record, which was released earlier this year. The rare appearance…

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Madeleine McQueen – “Wildfire”

Rochester-born singer/songwriter Madeleine McQueen specializes in upbeat pop rock, notably evident in her latest single “Wildfire.” About the song, Madeline says, “I wrote “Wildfire” when I was drunk one night and being a bitch. It’s pretty upbeat and catchy with some deeper and darker lyrics to contrast that.” We couldn’t have said it better ourselves – recommended…

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Tesse – “I’ll Tell You In The Morning”

Tesse is the collaborative project of Sydney-based songwriter Tom Stephens… His songs are brooding alt-folk compositions, centered around acoustic guitar riffs and peppered with flavors of baritone guitar and piano. “I’ll Tell You In The Morning” is the first offering from his yet-to-be-released debut; it explores the complexities and monotony of an unstable relationship. Stay up…

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Spirit Award – “Diving”

Seattle-based trio Spirit Award specialize in dark post-punk with a new wave flavor, especially evident on their newest offering, “Diving.” “Diving” has its roots in some dark happenings and is based around the omnipresent stresses of every day life… According to Spirit Award, “It’s comforting to me knowing that someone shares my same struggles, and we…

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A.D.K.O.B. – “Giraffe”

Sydney Australia is home to indie-pop ADKOB, who are hot from the release of their latest (and catchiest) song, “Giraffe.” Their music video is a montage of the band at work, classic, yet effective… But we were especially hooked in by its rolling drumbeat and synth-tinged indie-pop sentimentality which is reminiscent of Foals or Bastille. Not…

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Lazy Bones – “Take It Back”

We’re pleased to share a brand new band from Ithaca with y’all – Lazy Bones is here with a sparkling new single in the form of “Take It Back.” Their brand of low-key indie rock falls somewhere between the slacker vibe of Mac Demarco and the chorus-laden dream pop of a band like Turnover… Give it a…

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Preview

Tonight: Mom Jeans

California indie/emo quartet Mom Jeans are swinging through Buffalo today, so get ready to enjoy an excellent show featuring a fully-stacked lineup of dank bands. Joining Mom Jeans are Albany wunderkinds Prince Daddy & The Hyena, who will be bringing their brash brand of tongue-in-cheek emo alongside Philly pop-violence act Kississippi. Rounding out tonight’s lineup are…

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