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Katie Preston Drops Single “The Art of Falling Apart”

Singer-songwriter Katie Preston has officially released her first solo single. “The Art of Falling Apart” comes in advance of a full EP titled Soap Opera, due out later this year. Preston has been a fixture in the Rochester, NY music scene, appearing in various bands, but noticeable for her tenure with rock group Pleistocene. She…

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Soviet Dolls Unleash New Single “Hunters”

Synthetic pop-rockers, Soviet Dolls, are back and unleash the latest single and title track off their new EP, Hunters. With a beat like a panther stalking its prey in the moonlight, the Rochester quartet mix Siren vocals, velvet riffs, lurking keys and a soaring chorus for a tune that will tap into your primal thrills…

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The Able Bodies Release Video for New Single, “Ordinary Life”

We all could use an escape right now. The wheels are coming off our government, 1984 is our reality and now the Tatums are separating. Thankfully Rochester’s electro-pop pride and joy, The Able Bodies, offer one with the liberation of their latest meme-inspired video, “Ordinary Life.” Armed with a guitar and drum machine, this promising…

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Jon Lewis Band Drops New Video off Get Wild Somewhere

Rochester group Jon Lewis Band are back with some new music. After having released eight studio albums in just four years, the indie rock’n rollers are hitting early 2018 with yet another release, slated for May. In anticipation of the the new record, titled Get Wild Somewhere, they have released their first single “Cinnamon Only,”…

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Hawker M. James Releases New Single & Video, “Falling Out,” Off Upcoming Album

Hawker M. James, pseudonym of Mike James (formerly of Longwave and The Demos), brings us his emotional first single and video for the song, “Falling Out,” off his upcoming album, The Cool Wind. The Rochester songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and producer reflects on the devotion to one’s craft and sacrifices made in pursuit of dreams on this…

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Trevor Courneen Releases Video for “Thursday, Endlessly”

With a music video shot and edited by photographer Kurt Indovina, and Rochester based musician Trevor Courneen’s “Thursday, Endlessly” is a self-effacing alternative rock jewel. The tune is breezy and accessible, much in the vein of a modern version of Pixies’ “Here Comes Your Man” or one of those instances wherein Dinosaur Jr. lightened their…

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The Able Bodies Drop Video For “Pet Shop”

Rochester electropop outfit The Able Bodies are back with a new single and video that’s absolutely guaranteed to provide some warmth during this fine Buffalo winter we’re having. “Pet Shop” is irresistible 80’s pop and a Chromeo-esque summer roller skating jam that’s just a few months early, heavy on juicy synth lines and breezy, soulful vocals… but it…

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Boy Jr. – “50 mg”

Breaking in the exuberant new track “50 mg” with a nifty bassline, the Rochester-based project Boy Jr., which finds music conservatory-studying collegiate Erica Allen at the helm, adopts a punk-type verve while keeping things light and easy on anyone’s ears. The fast pace is matched with a delicate guitar presence and crooning vocals fir for…

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River Lynch and The Spiritmakers Drop New Video “Straight Through”

Rochester rock and roll upstarts River Lynch and The Spiritmakers have teased us with a video for their latest single “Straight Through” that is pure, organ soaked, riff heavy goodness.  These guys are clearly on a mission, and this song and rock-band-in-studio-recording video definitely qualify as a call to arms to fellow rock revivalists ready to…

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Rochester Indie-Emo Act Barbarosa Release Ambient New EP

Rochester’s Barbarosa are a talented duo who craft beautiful indie-pop tunes laced with synthesizers and well-thought-out male/female harmonies. Their new, self-titled release is no exception; fans of mid 2000’s emo like Lydia, Copeland, or MAE will find this lush EP hitting close to their heart. We recommend starting with opening track “A Step Back,” which combines the sentimental twang…

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