Galapaghost – “Mirage”

By Will Oliver, October 30th 2019

Texas-based producer Galapaghost has toured with artists such as John Grant and made music for Netflix Italy’ promotional video for 13 Reasons Why. He has recently returned with his brand new EP A Planet Without An Atmosphere, a collection of songs that see the artist venturing further down the spiral into ambient electronica with some intensely personal themes.

Here’s a personal description of the basis of the EP from Galapaghost himself:
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Bryan Away – “Give In”

By Will Oliver, October 30th 2019

Chicago-based indie folk/experimental songwriter Bryan Away has returned with his brand new EP Give In, which was produced with James McAlister (who has worked with The National, Sufjan Stevens and many more – who also played percussion on the EP) after being impressed by the demos that Away sent him.

The five-track EP explores personal themes of “loss, longing, and isolation over a foundation of intricate guitar work and creative percussion.” You can hear the sound and themes on the melancholic single and title track “Give In,” which has a powerful touching atmospheric take that you can’t help but think of some big Radiohead-esque ballads.
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Post Animal Release New Song “Safe Or Not”

By Will Oliver, October 30th 2019

Chicago rockers Post Animal have returned with their brand new song “Safe Or Not,” just ahead of their upcoming US tour with Cage The Elephant. This is their first new song since 2018 and brings their guitar-heavy prog-rock sound it’s a slightly more dance-friendly and electronic direction that expands their sonic-palette into new uncharted territories that feel like a natural evolution for them.

Here’s a little bit about the song from the band themselves:
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New Jersey’s Pinegrove has announced that their new album Marigold will be released on January 17th, 2020, via Rough Trade Records. This announcement comes paired with the release of new song “Phase,” the second song released from the album following the album’s first single “Moment,” both of which we heard the band play when we caught them last month at Brooklyn Steel.
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Article + Photos by Joe Saturday

Formerly London-based but now Brooklyn-based artist Shura released her second album forevher via Secretly Canadian in August and has been touring in support of the LP since late September. The North American leg of this tour wrapped up in front of a sold out audience at Music Hall of Williamsburg on the 23rd of October.
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RuudAwakening Prepares Debut Album ‘CATHARSIS’

By Will Oliver, October 30th 2019

Fort Lauderdale rapper RuudAwakening is set to release his debut album CATHARSIS on November 13th. The album comes from an important personal place for him, one that lends its title to the purification and purgation of emotions, particularly pity and fear.

When describing the basis of the album he explained that

“I wanted to create something with a lot of feeling, meaning, honesty and sincerity. I believe that I have. I want my listeners to be able to look at my core, and perhaps see themselves there as well. This music is for everybody. Catharsis is here to heal you.”

You’ll have to hang tight in the meantime to hear what the rapper has in store for us on the new album but in the meantime, you can find his store with exclusive CATHARSIS merchandise available to purchase right now. You cna also find one of his older tracks, the awesome “Nirvana Like Cobain,” posted below.

Article + Photos by Ross Bernhardt

There are two rules to being an audience member at a Frank Turner and the Sleeping Souls concert. Turner laid them out plainly at the beginning of his set.

1. Don’t be an asshole!
2.If you know the words to any of the songs, sing along!

Pretty simple rules to live by, and the crowd at Jersey City’s White Eagle Hall followed them “to a T.” It seemed that most in attendance had already seen Turner live before, and given the fact that the show marked number 2,396 with the group, there is likely to have been some overlap (we last caught them last year at Playstation Theater).
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Photos by Killian Young

Jukebox The Ghost embraced their Halloween spirit utterly and completely (as detailed in our interview with vocalist/keyboardist Ben Thornewill leading up to the show) by bringing their HalloQueen show to Webster Hall on October 26th. The night featured a regular Jukebox The Ghost set as well as a set of Queen covers, with the band fully dressed up as members of the beloved band.

Our photographer Killian Young was there to capture photos from both sets of their performance at Webster Hall, all of which can be found posted below along with the setlist.
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Monday Morning Matinee

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