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Gatlin – “Talking to Myself”

By Will Oliver, December 8th 2019

Nashville-based indie artist, Gatlin has returned with her new single “Talking to Myself.”

It instantly captures you attention with some clean-cut guitar work and a pleasant soaring melody that has your foot tapping alongside it from the getgo. Her passionate vocals add to the pleasure that the track hits with such confidence and ease, feeling like a mix of other rising artists such as Clairo and Hatchie.

Here’s a little bit about what went into the making of the track from Gatlin herself:
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Paco Versailles – “Libertine”

By Will Oliver, December 8th 2019

Paco Versailles, the duo of Vahagni and Ryan Merchant have returned with their colorful summery new single “Libertine” that is a nice antidote to the cold weather that we are currently fighting through.

The track hones in some of the best of classic dance and funk genres, creating an effortlessly cool and smooth track that is just aching to be blasted during a warm summer afternoon spent poolside.

Enjoy a listen to the groovy “Libertine” below.
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ST3PH – “Champion”

By Will Oliver, December 8th 2019

Earlier this year we shared with you South East London producer and rapper ST3PH and his track “Alexa.”

He’s recently hit back with his latest single, “Champion” a further push into the genre that he’s called “trime.” On “Chamption” he flashes some fresh beats that are smart, well crafted and perfectly suited for his vocals. It’s taken from his upcoming TRIME II project, which we can’t wait to hear more from very soon.

For now, enjoy a listen to “Champion” below.
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Article + Photos by Sachyn Mital

Prior to the Flecktones’ December 4th gig, I unfortunately had only seen the group perform just once, back in 2011. I had practically forgotten how their intricate balance was as smooth as a finely tuned machine when I saw them eight years later, celebrating their 30th anniversary at The Town Hall (the same venue where I first saw them). This time, however, I was more appreciative of their banter and wit as well. Béla Fleck, Victor Wooten, Howard Levy and Futureman (aka Roy Wooten) cracked smiles more often than they took solos in a night that covered thirty years of music and included reflections of classic holiday standards.
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Anna Rose – “I’ll Be Home For Christmas”

By Will Oliver, December 6th 2019

Ready or not, it’s that time of year. It’s the holiday season, which means you’re getting an influx of Christmas songs that you probably either love or hate.

While I stand somewhere in the middle of this group, it’s hard to deny that there is a special place in my heart for a heartwarming Christmas song.
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[Photos]: The Menzingers at Warsaw (December 5, 2019)

By Will Oliver, December 6th 2019

Photos by Will Oliver

Pennsylvania punk rockers The Menzingers returned with their new album Hello Exile earlier this year via Epitaph Records . They’re still on tour in support of the record, which brought them back to Brooklyn for a sold out two-night run at Warsaw, nearly a year to the day the last time we saw the band perform.

They performed spirited renditions of the new cuts as well as old favorites to the sold out audience who sang back every word with a heartfelt passion.

Find shots from their night 1 performance on December 5th posted below, along with shots of opener Tigers Jaw. They do it again tonight.

Tigers Jaw:

The Menzingers:

Article + Photos by Will Oliver

Molly Burch threw her hat into the ring of Christmas music, releasing her rather delightful The Molly Burch Christmas Album last month via Captured Tracks.

While some Holiday music is often safe, predictable, cheesy and routine, Burch’s voice lends quite nicely to the genre and she adds enough of her own personal touch to some of the familiar classics while also adding some of her own new material to the mix.
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Article + Photos by Will Oliver

Prior to this year we didn’t expect to see The Rapture perform live anytime soon. To our pleasure and surprise earlier this year they announced that they were back and performed at Music Hall of Williamsburg on April 30th as a warm-up for some festival dates. As if it wasn’t great to finally see them play just once, they announced another pair of dates once again at MHOW, on December 3rd & 4th.

We caught the night one performance last night which was both similar and different to what we got this time around, with the rotation of some of the tracks as well as an encore that featured some deeper cuts like “Out of the Races and Onto the Tracks, “Caravan” and their cover of The Psychedelic Furs’ “Dumb Waiters.”

But it was the tried and tested longstanding favorites like “Get Myself Into It” “Whoo! Alright – Yeah… Uh Huh.” “Echoes” and “House of Jealous Lovers that had the crowd turning back the clocks and dancing their way all the way back to the mid-2000s.

The quartet of Luke Jenner, Gabriel Andruzzi, Vito Roccoforte and Harris Klahr seemed to be having a great time playing these songs again and haven’t lost a step, sounded every bit as tight and groovy as they did the last time around, making me hope that maybe there’s a chance at some new music on the horizon and some more live dates to follow.

Find a full gallery of their performance and the setlist, posted along with shots of openers Crickets and Wah Together.

Wah Together:

Crickets:

The Rapture:

The Rapture setlist:

1. In the Grace of Your Love
Never Die Again
Pieces of the People We Love
Get Myself Into It
The Devil
Killing
Whoo! Alright – Yeah… Uh Huh.
House of Jealous Lovers
Sister Saviour
Olio
Echoes

Out of the Races and Onto the Tracks
Dumb Waiters
Caravan
How Deep Is Your Love?




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