Kellen of Troy is very alive on indie rock debut "Posthumous Release"

Formerly a fiddle player for The Apache Relay, Kellen Wenrich has struck out on his own as Kellen of Troy. His debut full-length Posthumous Release offers self-reflective lyricism through a fusion of indie pop, rock, and folk that draws strongly from the melodic influences of The Beatles, The Beach Boys, and occasionally '50s rock & roll, situating Wenrich nicely beside contemporaries Lord Huron and Kurt Vile. Check out the album below and be sure to look out for the next time Kellen of Troy is in town! - Chris Thiessen


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Anna/Kate Band release debut LP "How To Hold" at La Mama on 03/23

The debut album from NYC duo Anna/Kate Band, called How To Hold, is set to drop on March 23rd at the Downstairs Theater at La Mama in the East Village. Anna Gothard and Kate Foster have compiled nine of their songs into an album of queer folk-pop anthems with gripping harmonies, all of them recorded over six months in Ingrid Michaelson's revered Grand Street Recording Studio. Both Anna and Kate are trained in the art of jazz singing, which can be heard in the soulful delivery of their stories. They have already released two singles from How To Hold: "I Run With You" has received plenty of traffic on Spotify in both the US and the UK, and "Even Over Odd" has grabbed the attention of Fordham University's radio station, which called them an "Act To Watch" this year. Stream the Anna/Kate Band's latest single from How To Hold, called "Shipwrecked (In My Motel Room)", below. - Will Sisskind

From the digital submissions: Katie Ekin's dreamy folk track "Little Moon"

It’s rare that an artist sheds new light on a phrase as overused as “less is more,” but that’s exactly the feat that Santa Cruz singer-songwriter Katie Ekin accomplishes on her newest single “Little Moon” (streaming below), which is set to be included on a forthcoming EP. This simple track gives her dreamy harmonies room to shine, while also showcasing the power of a stripped-down sound. She is currently finishing up a string of local shows, with a performance on the 23rd at the NexTies Awards and another on the 24th at Aroma Cellars. - Lilly Milman

New Track: "Wait" - Cave People

Kingfisher, the forthcoming EP from Cave People, will be released via Stereophonodon Records on April 6. Its lead single, “Wait,” ponders in a daydream of distraction. Hung up on an individual or ideal, the song pleasantly stirs in a delayed sadness. Then, that mid-tempo tone ramps up as haunting howls breakthrough in the background. With support from Petal and Body Guard, you can catch the band’s record release show on Thursday, April 12 at Boot & Saddle.

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