Steve Buscemi’s Dreamy Eyes – “Forever”

By Will Oliver, January 20th 2020

Scandanavian indie rockers Steve Buscemi’s Dreamy Eyes have returned with their new single “Forever,” which follows up 2019 single “Change Of Heart” which they released last summer.

It’s off of the band’s debut album Sweetie that will be released on February 14th via Rama Lama Records.

“Forever” shines through with a bit of an old school romantic indie flair, the sort of song that you could see soundtracking a lovely moment in an 80s film.
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Anna Burch will return with her sophomore album If You’re Dreaming, which will see its release via Polyvinyl Records on April 3rd.

Our first taste of the new record comes with single “Not So Bad.” It’s a lovely offering that has a ton of smart layers that are not immediate at first but work their way to the surface every second that the song goes on. It’s a mature step forward for the songwriter, who already proved to be quite the talent on her first go-around.
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[new]: Vundabar – “Burned Off”

By Will Oliver, January 15th 2020

Boston duo Vundabar have announced that their new album Either Light will come out on March 13 via their own label Gawk Records.

Today the duo released the record’s first single, the very 80s-esque “Burned Off.” It’s got a light and fun appeal that notes a slight change in their sound but one that suits them very well.

Find the video for “Burned Off” available to watch below. You can also find the album art, tracklisting and their upcoming tour dates.
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Real Estate have been teasing the release of a new album for the better part of a year which makes today’s official news of their fifth album that much more exciting. It’s entitled The Main Thing and will be released on February 28th via Domino Records.

The band have also dropped first single “Paper Cup,” which features guest vocals from Amelia Meath of Sylvan Esso. The track is a notable shift in direction for the band who take on a disco-groove and sees them lean a bit harder into their jammy tendencies. That clean polished Real Estate sound is still very much there but this is a nice evolution for their sound.
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U.S. Girls have announced that they will return with their new album Heavy Light on March 6th via 4AD. This is the Meg Remy-led project’s first album since their critically acclaimed 2018 album In a Poem Unlimited.

The album sees Remy looking inward, “recounting personal narratives to create a deeply introspective about-face. The songs are an inquest into the melancholy flavor of hindsight, both personal and cultural.”
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Photo by Brian Ziff

Sophie Allison has announced her sophomore album as Soccer Mommy is entitled color theory will be released via Loma Vista Recordings on February 28th.

We previously heard other albums tracks “yellow is the color of her eyes” and “lucy” and today the album announcement also features the release of third single “circle the drain.”

The album confronts the ongoing mental health and familial trials that have plagued Allison since pre-pubescence, color theory explores three central themes: blue, representing sadness and depression; yellow, symbolizing physical and emotional illness; and, finally, gray, representing darkness, emptiness, and loss.

The record was written mostly while on tour and recorded in her hometown of Nashville, produced by Gabe Wax, who also produced Clean. This is the first album that features the live Soccer Mommy band on the studio recording, with “a live take at the foundation of almost every track.”

Find the music video Atiba Jefferson-directed music video below along with the album’s tracklist and upcoming tour dates.

color theory tracklisting:

1. bloodstream
2. circle the drain
3. royal screw up
4. night swimming
5. crawling in my skin
6. yellow is the color of her eyes
7. up the walls
8. lucy
9. stain
10. gray light

Soccer Mommy Tour Dates:

Tour dates
(new additions in bold)
03/16 – 03/22 – Austin, TX @ SXSW
03/26 – Atlanta, GA @ Variety Playhouse*
03/27 – Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle*
03/28 – Washington, DC @ 930 Club*
03/31 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer*
04/03 – Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel*
04/04 – Boston, MA @ Paradise*
04/07 – Montreal, QC @ L’Astral*
04/08 – Toronto, ON @ Phoenix*
04/09 – Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop*
04/11 – Chicago, IL @ Thalia Hall*
04/17 – St. Louis, MO @ Delmar Hall^
04/18 – Madison, WI @ Majestic^
04/19 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Ave^
04/22 – Denver, CO @ Gothic^
04/24 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Commonwealth Room^
04/25 – Boise, ID @ Deathproof Coffee^
04/26 – Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom^
04/27 – Seattle, WA @ Neumos^
04/29 – San Francisco, CA @ Fillmore^
04/30 – Los Angeles, CA @ Fonda^
05/01 – San Diego, CA @ The Stage Room at UCSD^
05/02 – Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom^
05/03 – Santa Fe, NM @ Meow Wolf^
05/05 – Austin, TX @ Emo’s^
05/06 – Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall^
05/07 – Dallas, TX @ Granada^
05/09 – Nashville, TN @ Cannery Ballroom
06/04 – Oslo, Norway @ Parkteatret
06/05 – Stockholm, Sweden @ Slaktkyrkan
06/06 – Copenhagen, Denmark @ Hotel Cecil
06/08 – Hamburg, Germany @ Molotow
06/09 – Berlin, Germany @ Frannz Club
06/11 – Koln, Germany @ Bumann & Sohn
06/13 – Brussels, Belgium @ La Botanique
06/15 – Paris, France @ Petit Bain
06/16 – Brighton, UK @ Concorde 2
06/18 – London, UK @ Electric Ballroom
06/19 – Bristol, UK @ Trinity
06/20 – Birmingham, UK @ The Castle & Falcon
06/22 – Leeds, UK @ Belgrave Music Hall
06/23 – Glasgow, UK @ Stereo
06/24 – Manchester, UK @ Gorilla
*w/ Tomberlin
^w/ Emily Reo

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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Monday Morning Matinee

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