Photos by Bryan Lasky

Why? returned earlier this month with their new album AOKOHIO via Joyful Noise Recordings and is currently on tour in support of the record.

On Wednesday night (August 21st), Why? stopped into Cambridge, Massachusetts for a performance at The Sinclair, along with openers Barrie.

Our photographer Bryan Lasky was there to capture photos from both performances, all of which can be found in the gallery below.

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The Districts returned today with a brand new song “Loving Protector Guy,” a song that comes with a message that hopes to draw attention to support the cause of Everytown For Gun Safety.

After a relative of the band’s had an eccentric encounter with a man who “pulled up next to his car and rolled down the window, with a sheriff hat on. He pulled out a water gun and shot my cousin in the face with it. It was beyond eerie, beyond poor taste.” the band contemplated the state of our nation with the ever-prominent issue of gun violence.

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Ringo Starr and His All Star Band brought their current U.S. tour to New York City on the night of August 18th for a performance at Pier 17. The show featured him and his band run through a few of his own songs, The Beatles classics, and various other covers of songs from the other bands that his members come from.

Find a full photo gallery from his Pier 17 performance, along with the setlist, posted below.

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Dave Monks – “Love Fades”

By Will Oliver, August 23rd 2019 Indie Listen Stream

Tokyo Police Club’s Dave Monks will release his debut solo album On A Wave, which will be released on October 18th via Dine Alone Records.

The album is a personal one of reflection for Monks, which is very much evident on the pretty second single from the album, “Love Fades.” The track captures a raw and personal side for Monks, who pours it all into this offering that captures the many new phases of that time period of his life.

Enjoy a listen to “Love Fades” below and see Monks when he comes to play here in New York at Berlin NYC on November 14th (along with Said The Whale)

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Stray Fossa – “For The Time”

By Will Oliver, August 23rd 2019 Indie Listen Stream

Charlottesville, Virginia’s Stray Fossa have been busy this summer, releasing winning efforts such as “These Days” and “Eyze,” which are a part of a new upcoming EP that the band will release soon.

They have shared yet another cut off the EP with their current single “For The Time,” a track that is about “the perceived state of stasis — the uncomfortable sensation that one is coasting in life, relationships or work. Too much time spent looking at memes. It may be ephemeral or endure, the product of your own anxiety or things beyond your control; but it is alway paralyzing.”
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Pattie – “Hey”

By Will Oliver, August 23rd 2019 Indie Listen Stream

Isreali indie outfit Pattie have their second album coming up and based on their lush and dreamy new single “Hey,” it’s shaping up quite nicely.

The band gorgeously create some lovely dream-pop and psych-laden melodies with equally pretty vocals that compliment the production to perfection. The band have garnered comparisons to bands like Tame Imala and rightfully so, the elements are all there and Pattie have hit it out of the park with “Hey,” and made us eager to see what the rest of the album holds.

Enjoy a listen to “Hey” below and find it streaming on Spotify as well.

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Ainsley Farrell – “Dark Spell”

By Will Oliver, August 23rd 2019 Folk Indie Listen Stream

Ainsley Farrell is a native Californian, who currently resides in Sydney, Australia. She has recently returned with her sprawling new folk single “Dark Spell.”

With powerful vocals that channel great folk singers of the past, as well as more recent emerging figures such as Angel Olsen. “Dark Spell” is written about the “inevitable heartbreak in the falling apart of a relationship,” the song “journey’s through wanting to save the other person from pain.”

Led by her gorgeous vocals and some razor-sharp instrumentation, “Dark Spell” marks Farrell as a clear distinct voice and an artist to watch.

Enjoy a listen to “Dark Spell” below.

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Gervais Sun – “Overzealous”

By Will Oliver, August 23rd 2019 Indie Listen Stream

Gervais Sun is the project of Melbourne-based musician Rudy Sandapa. who has released his debut single “Overzealous.” It’s a track that effortlessly blends infectious psych-pop and soul, to create something that feels like a summery mix between some old Toro y Moi.

We’re excited to see what else that Sandapa has waiting for us with future releases as Gervais Sun.

For now, enjoy a stream of “Overzealous” below.

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