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All hail Seldomo’s psych rock “Scrap King,” play Hart Bar 12.20

Irreverent genre-wanderers Seldomo are seemingly never comfortable putting out the same flavor of music album after album. Their latest double single Insomnia / Scrap King is a hard pivot from their 2017 folk-tinged LP Probably Cool, informed by the same delightfully weird songwriting yet noticeably more discordant; both tracks’ psych-surf-stoner-rock sound feature heavy riffs, an abrasive drive, and the additional saxophone accents. It’s recommended listening for fans of The Oh Sees and screaming in general; jam it below, and catch Seldomo at Hart Bar on December 20th.

Submit your band to Our Wicked Lady's Winter Madness 2020

Yes, yes, we're all very well aware that "industry plants," clout chasing, successful exploitation of Spotify's recommended artists algorithm and just being good and online will likely be greater determinants of a band's success in 2020 (as they were in 2019 and 2018 and so on), but there's something classic about a good, old fashioned battle of the bands, the closest thing resembling a bloodsport in the New York music scene. This dynamic is why you should attend, support, or (if you're a musician) submit to Our Wicked Lady's forthcoming b.o.t.b., Winter Madness 2020. Over the course of each Friday and Saturday in February, 16 bands will duke it out, competing for a top prize of $5,000, a ten hour recording session at Hive Mind, and a performance spot at Our Wicked Lady's unofficial SXSW showcase. High stakes and local music make this a must-attend event — check the details here if you're planning on going, badger your friends in bands to submit their music before the December 25th deadline, and keep an eye out for the lineup's announcement on January 2nd. 

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Time: 
20:00
Band name: 
The Shivers
FULL Artist Facebook address (http://...): 
www.facebook.com/cinemaundertheinfluence
Venue name: 
The Sultan Room
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From the Submissions: Early Spring’s “hang around + hurt me bad”

Brooklyn psych rock outfit Early Spring’s music is an impressionistic, watercolored soundscape, replete with hazy vocals and bright, verdant guitar work. Their latest split single hang around + hurt me bad disorients from the start, inviting the listener to let the band’s screaming riffs wash over them; despite the apparent intensity of the group’s gain heavy instruments, their coupling with the Early Spring's meandering, echoing vox induces a strange calm, a sort-of meditative calm in the eye of a tropical storm. Tune in below, and catch Early Spring at the Kingsland on December 12th, supporting Squeegee Men.

Annie Hart to release second solo album, plays Union Pool on 12/13

Dreamy, introspective songwriter Annie Hart releases her sophomore solo album “A Softer Offering” this month, two years after her “Impossible Accomplice” debut. Already known as an innovative film composer and founding member of Lynchian synth-faves Au Revoir Simone, Hart continues to expand her body of work with this latest release. Opting for a more spacious, minimal sound, first single and video (streaming below) “Wilderness Hill” centers around a steady low note pulse and stark electric piano chords. With self -directed video footage shot in the songtitle referencing area of Margate, England combined with hometown Rockaway Beach imagery, Annie's hushed vocals match this early morning contemplative mood. Follow-up single “Don't Breathe For Me” employs singular held keyboard pads, angular electronic percussion and deep-twang melodies behind a raw vocal recitation on the need to move on. The whole album is a cohesive work that emphasizes the spaces inbetween our hectic lives, where our own thoughts are encouraged to mingle with the artists creations. The album is out in full on 12/13 with a release show that night at Union Pool. - Dave Cromwell

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