DIY/Lo-Fi

Lizard Kisses opens for Florist at The Park Church Co-op on 10.27

If you’re a fan of Florist’s ambient folk melodies and subtle production, you’re probably pretty excited about the group’s latest album and October 27th headlining show at The Park Church Co-op. You’ll probably also fall for opener Lizard Kisses. The Brooklyn collective’s music has a similar melancholic minimalism, though veering in its own directions. Light on percussion, heavy on dual low-high vocals, and full of charming instrumentation like synth and glockenspiel, Lizard Kisses’ sound is somber and heartwarming at the same time. Get to the show early and see if you can resist falling for them. – Cameron Carr

Folk artist Sierra Blanca "Paints the Road" in new video

Nashville native via El Paso, Texas, Jethro Gaglione is the multi-instrumentalist behind Sierra Blanca. Having recently been featured by Spotify's Fresh Folk playlist, the artist is looking to continue building on the momentum by premiering here "Paint the Road", a DIY project crafted from footage Gaglione shot during his trip from Nashville back to his home of El Paso, featuring many friends and family he met along the way. It's a road trip song in the tradition of Willie Nelson's classic "On the Road Again", yet closer to the relaxed front-porch style of Iron & Wine. Sierra Blanca's EP Honorable Mention is out November 10, 2017, and you can catch him live on the 9th at The Cobra for the release party. - Chris Thiessen

Emily Yacina brings soft, dreamy bedroom pop to the Park Church Co-op on 10.27

New York college student Emily Yacina has been quietly uploading music to Bandcamp since 2011, making her part of what’s becoming – for better or for worse-- a somewhat ubiquitous subgenre of bedroom pop: DIY dream-writers. But unlike a lot of those artists, Yacina actually leaves her bedroom. And she gets pretty far, like all the way to Alaska far. That’s where she lived this summer, working at an environmental nonprofit. Her most recent release “Heart Sky” reflects that; it’s expansive but intimate, vast but quaint, like the state that inspired it. It’s wandering melodies most likely mirror her exploration of the state, and most definitely mirror our exploration of the album. She'll be performing live at a very interesting event inside a New York church on October 27th with like-minded artists Florist and Lizard Kisses. It seems like the ideal setting for music that's this quiet and intimate. - Rachel Kerr

New Borzoi Boy EP Available for Streaming & Download

Philly singer-songwriter Alexandra Gordon is now recording under the moniker Borzoi Boy ("like the Russian greyhound"). Enter The Light captures a certain hushed, candlelit, emotive intimacy. Letting the listener in on the thoughts that are encased in one's mind, Gordon figures out her next move, while reminiscing on love and feelings of loneliness. The duality of brightness and bleakness grips as the sun trickles in through the curtains.

The Nuclears to shake up Sunnyvale 10/21

The Nuclears might sound like a some unearthed garage-y gold from your latest crate digging escapades, but the five-piece have only been tearing up the NYC-scene for not even a decade. The band plays raw rock 'n' roll the way your daddy used to like, with all the electricity of old-school punk acts, and they even dabble in dirty rock-a-billy for the discerning rock purist. Check them out live at Sunnyvale 10/21 and be sure to check out their music below. - Olivia Sisinni

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