Alt Pop

New Track: "Largemarj" - Pulgas

Pulgas, the duo of Simon Martinez and Zane Shields, have announced their new effort, titled Or Best Offer, which releases on September 13 via Astro Nautico. Back in 2017, the group shared its self-titled debut on Boiled Records, a world of lo-fi sorcery, filled with dastardly grooves that provided the footing for a stunningly agile and colorful, melodic accompaniment with vocals that were lolled out - smooth and saccharine. Martinez and Shields recently shared the first single from their forthcoming EP. “Largemarj” is a soulful track that swings in a soft shuffle, an impassioned sense of decadence with a touch of melancholy. - Josh Kelly

New Music Video: "Sincerely" - Brackish

Featured on their 2018 EP Worlds, Brackish recently shared a new video for the track, “Sincerely”. Director Ricardo Lorenzo weaves a web of found footage, providing a sense of context, while also tapping into a sense of nostalgia. One can passively observe or alternately place oneself in those moments. Brackish are currently working on a full-length album, but you can catch them this Saturday, August 17 at Couchtown, with Harmony Woods (solo), Alenni (solo), and New York's Tiny Blue Ghost.

New Joy Again EP Available for Streaming & Purchase

Piano (Honeymoon) is the latest release from Philly quintet Joy Again. The seven-song selection delivers bright, bubbly, slightly-twisted pop-rock. A silky, fluid sound comfortably wraps around your ears. Take it for a spin, and enjoy!

Eighty Ninety, Luke Rathborne, and Common Jack at Elsewhere on August 14th

Three NYC-based artists with folk inclinations, Eighty Ninety, Luke Rathborne, and Common Jack will be playing a show together at Elsewhere on Wednesday, August 14th at 7 PM. 

Headliners Eighty Ninety’s sweet, tender songwriting is compelling for its ability to be somewhat indie but still reminiscent of the kind of ear catching radio pop that wavers between the commercial and indie worlds. Luke Rathborne’s single, “Don’t Call Me Baby” is a great example of this singer songwriter and producer's style blending modern folk and an indie rock attitude. Common Jack balances out the other two acts with a modern folk sound that incorporates synths and electronic effects. Altogether, this curated show offers a night of music that is mellow and warm - check out Elsewhere's website for more details. - Susan Moon

Sicayda - Alt-Shoegaze Band Drops Debut EP

Sicayda is a fresh 4 piece shoegaze band here in Toronto. Building their sound with layered melodies along with “melancholic yet uplifting tones”. Their lead single “Go On” opens up their debut EP “Sown”. This track has many sonic layers heavily drenched in shoegaze tone but also bringing influences such as 90’s alternative and perhaps some old Coldplay styles. Sicayda brings their sound to The Festival Lingua Franca in Toronto on August 29th. – Kris Gies

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