Article + Photos by Will Oliver

South Korea’s Say Sue Me made their first-ever trip to North America this month, which included their first performance in New York at Brooklyn’s Baby’s All Right on Friday, December 6th. The band has made quite a name for themselves back home, with their 2018 album Where We Were Together being nominated for album of the year against the likes of BTS at the Korean Music Awards.

The album has found a cult-like following elsewhere, including here, which helped them sell out Baby’s All Right, an impressive feat for their first-ever journey to the states. If they were nervous, they showed absolutely no signs of it during their performance, charmingly navigating the waters with confidence and easy-breezy nature that won over the audience instantaneously.

They performed a wide arrange of material from their career, including a cover of Blondie’s “Dreaming.” The highlight of the night was the expansive album closer “Coming To The End,” which closed out the regular set, as well as the infectious encore performance of “Let’s Don’t Say Anything” which sent the whole crowd going home buzzing, easily awaiting the band’s swift return stateside.

Say Sue Me setlist:

1. Good for Some Reason
2. But I Like You
3. My Problem
4. Old Town
5. Your Book
6. Good People
7. One Week
8. B Lover
9. Christmas, It’s Not a Biggie
10. Here
11. Let It Begin
12. Dreaming (Blondie cover)
13. Just Joking Around
14. Coming to the End

Encore:

15. Let’s Don’t Say Anything

Photos by Kevin McGann

Chicago rockers Twin Peaks returned with their new album Lookout Low earlier this year via Grand Jury Music and are on the final leg of their tour in support of it.

On December 6th they returned to New York (we last caught their brief performance this summer at Rough Trade NYC) for a headlining performance at Webster Hall, where they tore through songs both old and new to their amped-up audience.

Our photographer Kevin McGann was there to capture photos from their performance, all of which can be found posted in the gallery below, along with the setlist.

Twin Peaks setlist:

1. What Up Dog? (Today’s Hits cover)
2. Making Breakfast
3. My Boys
4. Casey’s Groove
5. Ferry Song
6. Tossing Tears
7. Getting Better
8. Walk to the One You Love
9. Under the Pines
10. Shake Your Lonely
11. Dance Through It
12. Blue Coupe
13. [Unknown]
14. Butterfly
15. Under a Smile
16. In the Meadow
17. Strawberry Smoothie

Encore:

18. Wanted You
19. Unfamiliar Sun
20. Oh Mama

Photos by Matt Esposito

This year saw Melbourne dance rockers Miami Horror released two new singles with “Restless” and “Luv Is Not Enough” and are at work on their third album which will be released next year.

The band returned to New York for a post-Thanksgiving performance at Webster Hall on November 27th, along with an opening performance from Argonaut & Wasp. This was our first time catching Miami Horror since their performance at Bowery Ballroom back in 2016.

Our photographer Matt Esposito 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 Dutch Doscher

CYN is the project of Michigan born and raised singer-songwriter Cynthia Nabozny who is signed to Katy Perry’s label Unsub Records.

On December 5th CYN performed in Brooklyn at Baby’s All Right, playing songs off her debut EP Mood Swing and sticking around after the show to meet and hang out with fans.

Our photographer Dutch Doscher was there to capture photos from her performance, all of which can be found posted in the photo gallery below.

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Article + Photos by Anthony Bauer

Earlier this year Devendra Banhart released his stunning 10th studio albumĀ Ma (via Nonsuch Records) that is most definitely one of 2019’s criminally underrated albums. The album is one of Banhart’s best in years and is an absolutely incredible collection of songs from start to finish that only he could pull off. On a cool, crisp early December evening we were there to witness Banhart and his band return to New York City for a headlining gig at Brooklyn Steel that was one of the best surprises of the year.



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Photos by Kevin McGann

Earlier this year Guster released their new album Look Alive via Nettwerk Music Group. They performed in New York during the summer at Central Park, but bad weather cut the short extremely short so they made it up to New Yorkers on November 30th with a show at Terminal 5.

Our photographer Kevin McGann was at Terminal 5 to capture some photos from their make-up performance, all of which can be found posted in the gallery below, along with the setlist.
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Fanclub – “Trespassing”

By Will Oliver, December 8th 2019 Indie Listen Stream

Austin, TX-based indie-pop trio Fanclub are favorites around these parts and they have finally returned with their new single “Trespassing” that continues their effortless winning streak.

The track captures a vintage sweet 80s synth sound that is romantic and nostalgic, with a dreamy production sceme that perfect suites the vocals of singer Leslie Crunkilton. This feels like a song that could’ve perfectly soundtracked classic 80s films with a romantic spirit that soars through.

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Denzel Curry wasn’t the obvious candidate to team up with Glass Animals, but that’s exactly why the British band’s collaboration with the rapper on new song “Tokyo Drifting” is so effective.

They just let go of their new music video for the track, which is directed by Rubberband and features some pretty stunning visuals with a cinematic flair that fits with the song quite well.

Find the video posted below.

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Hussy – “Ylmd”

By Will Oliver, December 8th 2019 Indie Listen Stream

South East London’s Hussy has followed up on the promise of her earlier material released last year, returning with new single “Ylmd.”

The track will appear on her eventual EP, due for release next Spring. “Ylmd” soars with a youthful spirit with a good balance between her vocals and some chugging fuzzy guitar work. Like all her material, she recorded, played all instrumentation and layered it all herself in her home studio.

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Caraluna is the new project of Jesse Thom & friends, based out of Salt Spring Island in BC, Canada.

Their sound is a folk sound that dazzles with well placed and timed horns, a warm sound that will definitely speak to fans of Beirut. “Trees of November” is about “uncovering a feeling of home in one’s life despite the inherent chaos and impermanence of human existence.”

Thom’s vocals surrounded by the army of horns work in a way that feels warm and heartfelt, with a familiarity that the band uses very much to their advantage.

Enjoy the video for “Trees of November” posted below.







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