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Stray Fossa – “Commotion”

Fans of shoegaze or swirly chorus tones will dig Stray Fossa‘s 3rd single, the warbly “Commotion.” Full of dreamy bridge sections, layered vocals, and a powerful drum track (fun fact: drums were recorded in one take on a fateful, lonely evening), this one certainly embodies Stray Fossa’s ethos. Give this one a shot if you’re…

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Ruby Bones – “Hook Line Sinker”

“Hook Line Sinker” is a classic, punchy indie rock jam from New Jersey-based trio Ruby Bones. After charting on Billboard with their last release (nice!), the trio wanted to put something more lighthearted and fun… They wound up releasing something nostalgic, full of thoughts about fading youth and romanticizing the past. Give this one a…

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Tonight: Rubblebucket

Make sure your Fitbit is charged up and your footwear rated for dancing tonight when Brooklyn art funk duo Rubblebucket bring their thoughtful, intense, and very groove heavy show to Babeville’s Asbury Hall with And The Kids.  The longtime indie darlings will be turning it up with jams off their luminescent fourth album, Sun Machine, which…

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Tonight: Ava Luna

Soulfully innovative indie group Ava Luna performs tonight at Mohawk Place! Since 2007, Ava Luna has been garnering attention for its creative blending of genres, ranging from soul and R&B to reggae and psychedelic with heavy synths. However, Ava Luna’s recent release, Moon 2, has amassed recognition for being vastly different from its earlier works;…

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Dream Reporter – “Everything Means Something to Me”

London solo act Dream Reporter is certainly a captivating presence, especially on her newest single, “Everything Means Something to Me.” Punctuated with plodding basslines, delay-ridden guitars, and haunting synths, Dream Reporter’s ethereal vocal presence lays eerily on top of the mix. Overall, it’s a strikingly beautiful song, worthy of a few minutes of your time –…

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A Place To Wash My Hands – “Insufficient Funds”

A Place To Wash My Hands is a mysterious act, but we couldn’t help but enjoy their latest effort about doing nothing, “Insufficient Funds.” A simple indie ditty about literally doing nothing, APTWMH fills it with sparse percussion, male/female harmonies, and a generally sunny disposition. Listen to this lighthearted one if you need a quick…

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Private Agenda – “Instinct”

Bedroom-pop duo Private Agenda has been pumping out simmering, stuttering synth ditties for lovers – case in point, our new obsession “Instinct.” Drums ebb and flow throughout this mid-tempo, mid-intensity gem, full of funky synth squiggles and moody electric piano chords. We suggest you put this one on if you want to get in the mood……

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Album of the Week

Night Slaves – III

Local dark electronica duo Night Slaves have returned with a killer live show and sophomore full length album in Night Slaves III that brims with soaring ambition, darkness, and evil, genre defying grooves that lift it above the noise. From start to finish musical polymath David Kane astonishes on III, bending so much to his…

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Buffalo

The Tins Drop Two New Singles

Local indie rock group The Tins have released a new double A-side single, featuring the the tracks “Saksaywaman” and “Open Minded.” Recorded in Buffalo’s own Mammoth Recording Studio, The Tins collaborated with distinguished producer Ted Young (The Gaslight Anthem, Andrew W.K.), and engineer Jessica Thompson (Train, Natalie Merchant) to mix and master the songs. The dual-sided…

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Tonight: Bayside

Legendary punk act Bayside is making a special acoustic appearance tonight at The Tralf. After the success of their first acoustic EP (released over 10 years ago now!), Bayside has returned with a fresh new batch of acoustic takes on both fan-favorite songs and a few deep cuts. Rather than a simple acoustic take, fans should…

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