Photos by Qbertplaya

CUP, the duo of married couple Yuka C. Honda (formerly of Cibo Matto) and Nels Cline (of Wilco) recently released their brand new album Spinning Creature via Northern Spy Records. On November 1st they celebrated its release with a performance at Nublu that featured an opening performance from Grey McMurray.

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

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Photos by Killian Young

Hobo Johnson returned with his new album The Fall of Hobo Johnson earlier this year via Reprise/Warner Records. On November 7th he and his band The Lovemakers returned to New York for a headlining performance at the Playstation Theater, almost a year since we caught him at Brooklyn Steel during his last tour.

Our photographer Killian Young was there to capture photos from his performance, along with openers Mom Jeans. Find shots from both performances posted in the gallery below, along with Hobo Johnson’s setlist.

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Photos by Brianna DiGioia

Canadian indie rock outfit Hollerado are calling it quits but are saying goodbye properly with one last final tour. They brought the tour to Brooklyn last week for a farewell party at Baby’s All Right that also featured opening sets from Luna Li and Mythless. This was our first time seeing them perform since they opened for Mates of State in 2016.

Our photographer Brianna DiGioia was there to capture photos from all three performances, find all of them posted in the gallery below.

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Photos by Anthony Mulcahy

Eric D. Johnson’s Fruit Bats returned with their new album Gold Past Life this summer via Merge Records. We caught them earlier this year when they performed at Music Hall of Williamsburg and last week the band returned for a performance in Manhattan on November 5th at Le Poisson Rouge.

Our photographer Anthony Mulcahy was there to capture photos from their performance, as well as opener Andrew Combs. Find all of his shots posted in the gallery below.

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Wolf Parade returned with new song “Against The Day” last month, hinting that a new album was on the horizon. Well today that is confirmed with the arrival of another new song “Forest Green,” uploaded to Spotify. Both songs will be included on their new album Thin Mind, which will be released via Sub Pop on January 24th.

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Photo by Julia Brokaw

Psychic Twin, the project of songwriting and producer Erin Fein, returned last month with her brand new single “Water Meets Land.” She’s recently returned with a brand new music video for the track which was directed by Adam Weinberg.

Both the track and video see Fein bravely confront the sexual assault that she suffered and gives her an artist outlet after the horrible incident. Find her description about the video as well as the meaning behind right here:
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California artist Kip Nelson has returned with the chugging psych-rock jam “Be on My Side” that features the vocals of Bira.

The groovy sunny nature of the song channels a lot of the early work of acts like Unknown Mortal Orchestra and Tame Impala, while finding a groove very much of its own.

As it’s described by Nelson:

“Be on My Side” is about friendship, love, fear, consciousness and hallucination. A sonic blip in time, so quick the listener wonders if they even heard the song at all.

Enjoy a listen to “Be on My Side” below.

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Japan, Man – “The Law”

By Will Oliver, November 10th 2019 — with 1 comment Indie Listen Stream

Japan, Man is a 15-year-old artist Laeticia Acra, who hails from Beirut and makes music that is described as “an illuminating representation of a teenager growing up in Lebanon – youthful yet wise beyond her years.” She’s recently returned with her second single “The Law,” taken from her forthcoming debut EP.

“The Law” shows the young artist finding a smooth pop groove that has a ton of funky and smart production aspects that remind a bit of some similar young rising acts like Clairo and Men I Trust. It sparkes with her vocal performance and the thick syrupy vocals that propel the whole thing forward with a ton of momentum with a tender and sincerity to it that gives the impression that she’s an artist wise beyond her years.

Enjoy a listen to “The Law” below and stay tuned for more from Japan, Man very soon.

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Night Hikes – “Belltown”

By Will Oliver, November 10th 2019 Indie Listen Stream

Night Hikes, the Seattle-based duo of Olivia Godby and Matthew Farrel, have returned with their brand new single “Belltown.”

It’s a gentle and dreamy affair built around the lush vocals of Olivia Godby and the meditative spirit that runs all around it. There will be some undeniable comparisons to Beach House, only a bit looser.

Godby gave a bit of background about the inspiration of the track saying:

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