Indie Rock

The Saxophones release "Lamplighter" off sophomore album

Today Oakland's The Saxophones released the second single off their forthcoming, sophomore album Eternity Bay (out March 6 on Full Time Hobby). The song is a fusion of jazz, quiet pop and folk. Vocalist Alexi Erenkov says of the album, "While this record was influenced by a broad range of music the through line seems to be conveying a strong mood or sense of place. I love music that transports listeners to another space, whether it's Jonathan Richman making you feel like you’re walking the streets of Boston in 'I Love Hot Nights' or Arthur Lyman transporting you to a Hawaiian hotel lobby in the 50s." Erenkov and wife Alison Alderdice create songs that live up to that transportive feel. Catch their latest single here and be on the look out for upcoming tour dates and Eternity Bay. -Lucille Faulkner

Low Ceilings serves up pure alt-folk in latest record "Learn to Sew"

For those foggy New England days and beyond, the folk music of Windsor Connecticut’s Ben Mueller is uplifting: the sparkly electric guitar chords, lively drum beats, and merry-reflective lyrics brighten up the most somber of moods. His latest work under the project Low Ceilings titled Learn to Sew has tracks like “Alter Ego” which showcase all the previously mentioned elements of cheer while songs like “Forget the Fence” have an indie-rock edge to them, with reverb-dipped vocals leading the way past arpeggiating bass runs and shivering cymbals. The title-track gallops at a soothing pace as its rich harmonies add to the feeling of tranquility, and all seems well. The album, recorded at Janky Studios in Windsor, is indie-folk in its purest essence: exquisite with a slight spice. Listen to the contrast of overdriven guitar chords and acoustic strums in “Everybody Knows” from the new record streaming below. - Rene Cobar, photo by Abigail Baldwin

Hali Palombo “MABLE”

Hali Palombo has released visuals for the first single, “MABLE”, from her forthcoming album Cherry Ripe. The is album is set to be released on March 21st and is the follow-up to her 2018 self-titled debut.

Sonically, Cherry Ripe is composed from almost entirely of shortwave radio recordings. This gives the album a sense of nostalgia while also being filled moments of humor and sadness.

You can help Hali celebrate the release of her album on March 21st at Cafe Mustache.

Blaqrock

Late last month Blaqrock released a remastered edition of their debut EP “No Love for Blaqkid”. The release was accompanied by a new video for one of the EP’s singles, “Kicks”.

Blaqrock is the work of Gardner Mcfadden III (Vocals), Myles Bacon (Guitar), Austen Goebel (Bass), and Danny Delgado (Drums).

VIDEO: LAPéCHE's "Gracie" is dark and disconcerting, play Gold Sounds 1.30

A persistent sense of dread dominates “Gracie,” the latest music video by Brooklyn-based indie outfit LAPéCHE. Perhaps it’s the synergy of outdated televisions and a 1950s costume aesthetic that seems inherently Lynchian — alternatively, the track’s dramatic vocal performance by Krista Holly Diem and esoteric lyrics create for a somber listen external to any aesthetic accompaniment. Regardless, “Gracie” is a compelling visual, seemingly existent in a universe of its own, that showcase the New York four piece’s ear for harmonically minor melodies and engaging, interweaving guitar work, a track that will immediately resonate with enthusiasts of darker post-punk. Watch it below, and see LAPéCHE at Gold Sounds on January 30th.

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