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Spooky Cigarette – “In Due Time”

Spooky Cigarette got together over a love of synths and new wave music. Their latest jam is “In Due Time,” a song about “the exasperation, the wishing for a change, all the while knowing that change takes time.” We’re certainly smitten by the squiggly organ and upbeat punk/doo-wop jank, but the juxtaposition of classic and modern…

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West Ferry – Bit

Sure, the four-song Bit may have come out in July… But what really matters is that West Ferry is back, and they’re ready to hit the ground running now. This emoish/pop-punkish quartet is touting a fresh new lineup and a batch of songs that were recorded by Paul Besch at Quiet Country Audio. There’s certainly a drunk,…

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Tonight: Druse

Sugar City is being savagely taken over by Rochester tonight, featuring a double-whammy headliner via post-hardcore act DRUSE and mathy-emo kingpins Taking Meds. They will be joined by the equally excellent California Cousins and the swimmy, shoegaze-tinged Carpool; both bands have been making waves lately in the emo scene (see our album of the week…

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Rosemary Fairweather – “MTV”

Rosemary Fairweather is a dreamy alt-pop artist whose “MTV” has been making waves in all the right ways lately. An irresistible bassline provides a funky back beat as Rosemary’s lilting voice lulls you into a dreamy daze. About the song, Rosemary says, “‘MTV’ was written very late at night, after I had been watching hours of…

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Tonight: Honey COMA

Honey COMA is hosting an evening of what promises to be very emotional music tonight. The trio specializes in dark, brooding indie rock with painfully introspective lyrics – case in point, debut EP 7 Songs. Joining them tonight are alt-punk, queer-core trio Tina Panic Noise and a performance from San Antōn (aka Tony Flaminio of Lemuria, Failures’ Union, and Mallwalkers…

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Felines – “Too Tight”

Copenhagen-based trio Felines combine dreamy pop elements with driven, garage-rock tones on their latest offering, “Too Tight.” A driving bassline forms the backbone of this song, peppered with mysterious vocals, and what can only be described as bursts of chaotic noise. The lo-fi aesthetic is what really drives this one home – have a listen for…

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Elemantra Releases Trippy Music Video for “Such Tiny Fish”

Salamanca quartet Elemantra channel the spirit of post-rock bands like Sense Field and Appleseed Cast and mix it with an alternative 90s sound that evokes Smashing Pumpkins and Sunny Day Real Estate. Their latest release is the full-length To Know Better, which features the single, “Such Tiny Fish.” In the seven-plus minute song, the group spans the…

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Luc – “Don’t Hide Away”

Synth duo Luc took a more upbeat approach to their third single of the year. Eschewing their typical dark, cinematic aesthetic, “Don’t Hide Away” is a danceable groover, combining a throbbing bass line with undulating synth lines and a buttery smooth vocal delivery. Definitely worth a listen – check it out via the widget below….

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Elovay – “Extra Unmotivated”

Elovay is bursting with sunny, California energy. “Extra Unmotivated” is a perfect surf-pop jam from this surf-punk quartet, who teamed up with Grammy nominated producer Billy Mohler (Lady Gaga, Kelly Clarkson, Awolnation, Macy Gray, Liz Phair) in his Venice Beach studio to cut their latest EP. This one truly embodies the West Coast – be sure to check it…

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Bessie Turner – “Nino”

“Nino” is easy-going indie rock at its best, and we have Bessie Turner to thank. Fans of Snail Mail, Soccer Mommy, or Angel Olsen will certainly dig this one – the lightly-driven guitar and springy bass compliment Turner’s vocals perfectly. About the song, Turner states, “Life can overwhelm and consume everybody and having someone there to give…

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