Photo by Cooper Fox

Chicago rockers Twin Peaks have announced their brand new album Lookout Low will be released on September 13 via Grand Jury Music.

The band has continued to surprise with their mature evolution with every new album and based on the fantastic new single “Dance Through It,” their evolution continues strong. The album was recorded at Monnow Valley with producer Ethan Johns (Paul McCartney, U2, Kings of Leon). For this album, the band’s mission was to capture the exhilarating vibe of their shows and based on this song, they’ve done just that. There are some strong Rolling Stones vibes felt here, something that suits them quite well.

Find the official music video for “Dance Through It,” which was directed by Ariel Fisher and Léo Schrepel, posted below along with Twin Peaks’ upcoming tour dates and the Lookout Low tracklist.
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We last caught Operators last December when the band ran through some old Handsome Furs songs to a sold out audience at Baby’s All Right.

They returned this year with their sophomore album Radiant Dawn, which was released via Last Gang Records. On July 11th the trio of Dan Boeckner, Devojka and Sam Brown returned to New York for a headlining performance at Bowery Ballroom in support of the new record.

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slenderbodies – “Away From You”

By Will Oliver, July 17th 2019

California duo Slenderbodies, have returned with a brand new single “Away From You,” the latest to be shared from the duo’s upcoming album Komorebi out September 20th via Avant Garden/Island Records.

Led by a strong passionate falsetto and some smooth summery electronic productions, “Away From You” is an effortless and charming pop take that goes down easy. There’s a romantic feeling to it that works its magic with a lovely charm that seems to flow out of them naturally. The release date is perfect as we have some relentless hot weather outside and this is a nice cool down from the summer heat.

Enjoy a listen to the song below and find the band’s upcoming tour dates in support of the new album posted right after.
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Photos by Killian Young

Chvrches are still on tour in support of 2018’s Love Is Dead, which was released via Glassnote Records.

We last saw Chrvches in December when they played as a part of Alt 92.3’s Holiday Show at Barclays Center but the last proper headlining show of their own here was at their pre-Governors Ball underplay at Elsewhere, which made their performance on July 11th at Radio City Music Hall a special one for them and their fans.

Our photographer Killian Young was there to capture photos from their performance, all of which can be found posted below, along with the setlist.
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Collapsing Scenery, the Los Angeles-based duo of Don De Vore (Ink & Dagger, Lilys, The Icarus Line, Amazing Baby) and Reggie Debris released their debut album Collapsing Scenery on June 28th via Metropolitan Indian.

The band will celebrate it’s release here in New York City on Friday with a free performance at Tompkins Square Park that takes place at 3 pm and is all ages. The show is open to donations, all of which will benefit Avenues for Justice – Andrew Glover Youth Program in order to help increase neighborhood awareness, build community and foster involvement in the rapidly changing neighborhood of the Lower East Side.
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Aura Blaze – “Good While It Lasted”

By Will Oliver, July 16th 2019

Aura Blaze, is the New Jersey-based psychedelic rock brainchild of Rhode Rachel. He returned with his brand new album The Sparkling Black back in June, a track that combines some airy throwback psych-rock with some good old fashion indie-pop in the vein of acts like The Magic Kids. Take the bouncy and life-affirming single “Good While It Lasted,” which feels like it would comfortably sit in a completely different era.

Enjoy a listen to “Good While It Lasted” below via its official lyric video and stream. You can find the entire album available to stream and purchase on his Bandcamp page.

Invida and Muza have combined forces with singer Juliette Reilly to provide a big electro pop-leaning single by the way of “Chameleon.”

The track was released earlier this year and the combined forces of Invida and Muza allow the vocals of Reilly to shine in a big pop manner that sounds readymade for summer festivals. Here’s a little bit about the song as desccribed by the songwriters themselves:
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Secret Attraction – “Baby Blue”

By Will Oliver, July 16th 2019

Secret Attraction is the project of Phoenix/Arizona-based producer Derek Wise. He’s back with a brand new dream-pop single by the way of “Baby Blue,” which is featured on the brand new Stratford Ct. compilation, Sonus Auri. It will also be featured on his brand new EP that is due out in August.

At just a little more than 2-minutes long, “Baby Blue” effortlessly taps into that 80s nostalgia harnessing the dreamy nostalgia of that area and giving us some of the throwback sounds of the early days of acts like Wild Nothing and Beach Fossils. Absolute dreamy goodness.

Enjoy a listen to “Baby Blue” below.
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Arche – “My Only”

By Will Oliver, July 16th 2019

French indie outfit Arche has caught our attention with their simple yet addictive and seductive debut single “My Only,” taken from their EP, The A.

Like a mix of Tame Impala and Toro y Moi, the band navigates the psych-rock waters with a smart intimate bedroom pop feel that is striking and a total winner that wins you over with its simplicity but equally pop smarts. The fact that this is their first release is a rather mind-bending development, as the level of confidence that is found in the song is striking.

Enjoy a listen to “My Only” below via both it’s official music video and stream.
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