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Amber Arcades – “Turning Light”

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Amber Arcades is the moniker of Dutch-born musician Annelotte de Graaf. “Turning Light” is a shimmering slice of blippy chilltronica that we’ve been vibing with. Arcades’ haunting melodies and quality songwriting landed her a coveted support slot for a tour with Nada Surf this upcoming September. Fans of Ellie Goulding, The Bird and the Bee,…

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John Alcabean – “Fire”

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Danish post-punk act John Alcabean are here with an indie rock scorcher – “Fire.” The trio crafts noisy, meloncholy urgency through their massive drum sound, soaring vocals, and powerhouse guitars. Their songs are anthemic like 1990s alternative-rock and excitingly rhythmic in a contemporary indie rock fashion. Fans of Royal Blood, Prawn, or Oasis would surely dig…

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The Vivians – “Divided We Stand”

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London punx The Vivians just released a self-titled 10th anniversary album, complete with a new music video for “Divided We Stand.” Their sound is raucous and dancy, reminiscent of the early aughts in a gnarly dancepunk fashion. The video for “Divided We Stand” caught our eye for its comic-book effected aesthetic. Fans of The Rapture, The Distillers,…

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BESTMAN – “Big Sky”

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Synth-pop mastermind BESTMAN is here with “Big Sky,” a riotous, 80s flavored jam. As the fleeting days of summer tick away, “Big Sky” is here to remind us that it’s not actually over. Imagine his electronica blazing like an unruly bonfire on the beach as you drive down the coast. Fans of Tears For Fears, Caribou, or…

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Dream Cities – “Requiem For Brunch”

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Dream Cities is a progressive-ish act from Sydney, Australia. The trio’s schtick revolves around a frenetic, hypnotic musical experience, mixing live improvised jams with samples from diverse musical genres. “Requiem For Brunch” is like nothing we’ve ever heard – a jazzy and electronic number that sounds a bit like Gorillaz mixed with Franz Ferdinand ( that is most…

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Tonight: Big Eyes

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Tonight marks what could be one of the best under-the-radar shows of 2016. Fresh off the release of their third album, Stake My Claim, Seattle’s Big Eyes make their way to Buffalo with a plethora of new punk gems. Big Eyes is the brainchild of Kate Eldridge, a longtime stalwart of NY’s D.I.Y. scene, having…

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Tonight: Gringo Star

It’s the Wild West meets the wonderful ocean. Deep, dark, and cavernous, yet dirty and mustard yellow. Previews of the new Gringo Star album The Sides and In Between are as amusing as they are unique. “Rotten,” Magic,” and “Get Closer” demonstrate versatility and three different sides of the band. Whether Gringo Star is gritty, keeping…

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Bangbang – “Grabbed”

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Southeast London electro-pop duo, Bangbang, released a real earworm earlier in the month with their track “Grabbed.”Bangbang is a fairly new project with its members originating from opposite sides of the world (Australia and southern England). “Grabbed” is the lead single off the pair’s self-titled EP, which you can stream over here. Under the surface, the track…

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Tonight: Alpha Hopper LP Release Show

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Dreamland is most defintely going to be the place to be tonight.   Everyone’s favorite post punk freakers, Alpha Hopper, are finally releasing their LP tonight, and to celebrate, are having a stacked release show at Dreamland.  It is pretty tough to describe Alpha Hoppers unique sound, so you’re probably better off getting to the…

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Seeing Hands – “I Knew You”

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Newcastle dream-pop act Seeing Hands have just released their debut single, “I Knew You.” Their jangly brand of shoegazy indie rock is defined by reverb soaked vocals and piercing, bell-tone guitars. Because of their dreamy, space-case style, Seeing Hands would appeal to fans of The War On Drugs, Turnover, and Wild Nothing. If you dig “I Knew…

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