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Nocturnal Tapes – “Pieces”

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Tech-house act Nocturnal Tapes sent the dark and brooding “Pieces” to us. Let’s just say… we’re feeling it. After the success of their first few singles, “Pieces” finds the duo exploring a new sound. They mix a knack for driving house beats with a true ear for pop sensibility. Fans of The Chemical Brothers or Basement…

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Hazey Eyes – “Six Feet Under Remix (feat. Billie Eilish)”

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Mysterious producer Hazey Eyes sent us his remix of Billie Eilish‘s “Six Feet Under” and we’ve been hooked ever since. Hazey is exploring new territory, delivering a powerful drop full of delicious analog synth tones. Hazey’s work adds a bit of warmth to Billie’s original – fans of Ellie Goulding or CHVRCHES would dig this track. Download this fresh jam…

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flowers on the fence – “Other Things”

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San Francisco act flowers on the fence appealed to our emo side with the ambient guitar rock of “Other Things.” “Other Things” is the second single from FOTF, featuring emotional lyrics, far off guitars, and a just-lo-fi-enough mix. Fans of Mansions, Kevin Devine, or Bombay Bicycle Club’s earlier stuff would dig flowers on the fence. flowers on…

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Le Grotto – “Sad Story”

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Warbly indie rockers Le Grotto have us jiving on their new jam “Sad Story.” The Olympia, WA act specializes in chiming and swirling guitar parts paired with equally warbly vocals. The result is something we can all enjoy, an upbeat and endearing 90s-sounding jam reminiscent of Pavement, Slowdive, or The Vaselines. “Sad Story” is part of their…

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Modern Crusoe – “Santiago”

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Modern Crusoe is the solo project of 24-year-old Californian Chris Bindloss. Bindloss uses far-off electric guitars, effected percussion, and his drawling vocals to occupy a space somewhere singer-songwriter indie rock and folk music. About “Santiago,” Bindloss says, “The song is about a plane crash that occurred in the Chilean Andes in 1972… It’s a bit morbid, but I found that…

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Tonight: Pinkerton 20th Anniversary Show

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Tonight celebrate the 20th anniversary of Weezer’s sophomore classic Pinkerton with some of Rochester’s best musicians at DBGB’s on Allen Street.  The frankly terrific Rochester scene will be represented by members of Pleistocene, the Ginger Faye Bakers, Talking Under Water, FM Green, and Down To Earth Approach, who will be in town to convene a tribute…

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Hamilton Leithauser and Rostam – I Had a Dream That You Were Mine

I Had a Dream That You Were Mine is the debut album from the partnership of Hamilton Leithauser and Rostam Batmanglij. Appropriately named Hamilton Leithauser + Rostam, the duo has found a delightful sound together as they venture into solo careers. Leithauser’s band The Walkmen are on an indefinite hiatus, and earlier this year Rostam…

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Buffalo

Telempathy Shares New Single “Carry Me Away”

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Buffalo-based one-woman grunge revivalist, Telempathy is back with her first single off the forthcoming album, The Temple of Music. If you aren’t up on your local history, the Temple of Music is where President McKinley was shot at the Pan-American Exposition in 1901. Recorded at GCR Studios, “Carry Me Away” is a song about an angel with too weak of…

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Oh Manitou Releases New Singles

Oh Manitou, a Rochester-based indie act still in their infancy, released duel singles”People I’d Like To Be” and “Once Again” last week. The songs, notably “People I’d Like To Be” showcase immense talent as Oh Manitou embarks on quite the sonic journey. All instruments (keys, vocals, guitars, the like) are played with noteworthy skill and their notes…

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Metric at the Town Ballroom (9/23/16)

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Metric is no stranger to Buffalo. Hailing from Toronto, the indie pop act has played plenty of shows in our area, but none quite as special as the show this past Friday.  Following a venue change from Artpark in Lewiston, the band played a rare and intimate club show at the Town Ballroom.  The band brought their full stage…

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