Moon Under Water – “Don’t Even Move”

By Will Oliver, July 19th 2019

Moon Under Water is the project of Berlin-based British indie musician Michael Bloss who today released his brand new album Between Emergenices, a collection of songs written over the last two years that is released via Wading Birds Records.

There’s no better reflection of the record than the standout single “Don’t Even Move,” a track that has a big, triumphant, indie rock build that gets better and better as it goes along. It starts out with an intimate personal indie-folk refrain before building gradually and finding itself indie a rather expansive anthemic quality, while still maintaining a very raw and personal feel to it.

You can stream the outstanding “Don’t Even Move” below and find the whole album available to stream and purchase at his Bandcamp page.
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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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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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The Lonely Island, the music and comedy powerhouse trio of Andy Samberg, Jorma Taccone and Akiva Schaffer have been releasing music since 2009 when they released their first album Incredibad. But it took until this year for them to go on tour, which brought them to New York for two sold out shows with the first taking place at The Rooftop at Pier 17 and then a slightly fancier show in Brooklyn at Kings Theatre the very next night on June 22, which we were in attendance for.
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Cool Sounds – “Around And Down”

By Will Oliver, June 25th 2019

Melbourne rockers Cool Sounds just released a new album last year with Cactus Country. But they’re already back at it with brand new single “Around and Down,” with another new album on the horizon as well.

The jangly rocker is smooth as butter and readymade for chill summer listening in the car as you’re effortlessly cruising through the highway. The band pull off this sound so confident and seemingly effortlessly which only adds to the charm of the track.

Enjoy a listen to “Around And Down” below.
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Sanctuary Lakes – “Until the End”

By Will Oliver, June 25th 2019

Sanctuary Lakes is the duo of Cut Copy’s Tim Hoey & Midnight Juggernauts’ Andrew Szekeres released their self-titled debut album last Friday via Cutters Records.

We previously shared album tracks “The Long Fade Away” and “Our Life Together” and today we return with the equally lush and dreamy “Until the End.” The track takes you on a soaring atmospheric journey, one that is certainly perfect for lazy summer listening.

Find a stream of “Until the End” below.
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TV People – “Healthier Days”

By Will Oliver, June 18th 2019

TV People are a four-piece indie rock band hailing from Dublin led by the dueling vocals of Paul Donohoe (lead guitar) and Len Rochford (rhythm guitar) featuring the drum work of Brendan Clarke and the bass riffs of Rob Kavanagh.

Only forming this year, the band have already released their debut single “Healthier Days.” The track featured a confident early 2000s New York swagger to it that seems like the work of a band whose been around for much longer. But the band sound tight and know how to put together a tight track that brings in plenty of classic rock influences, while also injecting it with a bit of their own DNA.

Enjoy a listen to “Healthier Days” below and find the track available to purchase at your own price at their Bandcamp.
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Photos by Dana Pacifico

Ibeyi, the French duo of twin sisters Lisa-Kaindé and Naomi Diaz, returned to us here in New York on June 8th for a performance at Prospect Park as a part of the free BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival show series. This was our first time seeing them since their performance at Brooklyn Steel back in 2017.

Our photographer Dana Pacifico was there to capture photos from their performance, all of which can be found in the photo gallery below.
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Sanctuary Lakes – “The Long Fade Away”

By Will Oliver, June 10th 2019

Sanctuary Lakes is the duo of Cut Copy’s Tim Hoey & Midnight Juggernauts’ Andrew Szekeres who are preparing for the release of their self-titled debut album which will be released on June 21st via Cutters Records.

Last week we shared with you their debut single “Our Life Together.” They’ve since followed it up with a second single “The Long Fade Away,” a soothing summery track that is a calming listen with laid back vibes that are totally absorbing.

Enjoy a listen to the track with its official music video directed by Christopher Hill and Jackson Dickie, which is posted below
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[Photos]: The Head and the Heart at Bowery Ballroom (May 17th, 2019)

By Dutch Doscher, May 23rd 2019 — with 1 comment

Photos by Dutch Doscher

Seattle folk outfit The Head and the Heart returned with new album Living Mirage on May 17th via Warner Bros. Records/Reprise Records.

On the very same day as the release of the new album, the band gave New York fans an intimate first listen of the album at an intimate performance at Bowery Ballroom, where they gave fans a good mix of new songs from the record as well as plenty of old favorites as well.

Our photographer Dutch Doscher was there to capture photographs from their performance, all of which can be found posted below, along with the setlist.
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Monday Morning Matinee

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