This year saw Scottish rockers We Were Promised Jetpacks celebrated the 10th anniversary of their debut album These Four Walls. To celebrate the anniversary, the band had been touring as a part of the celebration, playing the album in its entirety from start to finish. The celebration was bittersweet, as the announcement also included news that the tour would be the last with guitarist and founding member Michael Palmer.

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Palm Haze – “Floating”

By Will Oliver, August 5th 2019

Photo by Philippe Hardardt

Vancouver-via-Brazil shoegaze duo Palm Haze have returned with their fuzzy new single “Floating,” taken from their newly announced album Rêve Bleu, which will be released on August 30 via YHS Records.

“Floating” does just that with it’s floating feeling, provided thanks to the dreamy vocal works combined with the glorious level of fuzz that transport you to a place far away from your present. There are definitely vibes felt of classic acts like My Bloody Valentine, Ride, and more recently, The Raveonettes.

Enjoy a listen to “Floating” below.
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The Chats – “Identity Theft”

By Will Oliver, July 29th 2019

Australian trio The Chats have been building some solid buzz for the past year and have kept it going full force with their U.S. tour which has them selling out rooms across the states.

A lot of this comes from the viral success of their music videos. The band most recently just released a brand new video for their single “Identity Theft,” which keeps their brand of silly but infectious garage rock going strong.

Find the video for “Identity Theft” posted below.
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Photos by Dutch Doscher

Nasty Cherry , the London/Los Angeles-quarter of Gabbriette, Deborah Knox-Hewson, Chloe Chaidez of Kitten, Georgia Somary and masterminded by Charli XCX performed in Brooklyn on the night of June 18th for a performance at Baby’s All Right.

Our photographer Dutch Doscher was there to capture photos of their performance, as well as a few portraits, all of which can be found posted in the gallery below.

Moon Under Water – “Don’t Even Move”

By Will Oliver, July 19th 2019

Moon Under Water is the project of Berlin-based British indie musician Michael Bloss who today released his brand new album Between Emergenices, a collection of songs written over the last two years that is released via Wading Birds Records.

There’s no better reflection of the record than the standout single “Don’t Even Move,” a track that has a big, triumphant, indie rock build that gets better and better as it goes along. It starts out with an intimate personal indie-folk refrain before building gradually and finding itself indie a rather expansive anthemic quality, while still maintaining a very raw and personal feel to it.

You can stream the outstanding “Don’t Even Move” below and find the whole album available to stream and purchase at his Bandcamp page.
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We last caught Operators last December when the band ran through some old Handsome Furs songs to a sold out audience at Baby’s All Right.

They returned this year with their sophomore album Radiant Dawn, which was released via Last Gang Records. On July 11th the trio of Dan Boeckner, Devojka and Sam Brown returned to New York for a headlining performance at Bowery Ballroom in support of the new record.

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Invida and Muza have combined forces with singer Juliette Reilly to provide a big electro pop-leaning single by the way of “Chameleon.”

The track was released earlier this year and the combined forces of Invida and Muza allow the vocals of Reilly to shine in a big pop manner that sounds readymade for summer festivals. Here’s a little bit about the song as desccribed by the songwriters themselves:
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The Lonely Island, the music and comedy powerhouse trio of Andy Samberg, Jorma Taccone and Akiva Schaffer have been releasing music since 2009 when they released their first album Incredibad. But it took until this year for them to go on tour, which brought them to New York for two sold out shows with the first taking place at The Rooftop at Pier 17 and then a slightly fancier show in Brooklyn at Kings Theatre the very next night on June 22, which we were in attendance for.
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Cool Sounds – “Around And Down”

By Will Oliver, June 25th 2019

Melbourne rockers Cool Sounds just released a new album last year with Cactus Country. But they’re already back at it with brand new single “Around and Down,” with another new album on the horizon as well.

The jangly rocker is smooth as butter and readymade for chill summer listening in the car as you’re effortlessly cruising through the highway. The band pull off this sound so confident and seemingly effortlessly which only adds to the charm of the track.

Enjoy a listen to “Around And Down” below.
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Sanctuary Lakes – “Until the End”

By Will Oliver, June 25th 2019

Sanctuary Lakes is the duo of Cut Copy’s Tim Hoey & Midnight Juggernauts’ Andrew Szekeres released their self-titled debut album last Friday via Cutters Records.

We previously shared album tracks “The Long Fade Away” and “Our Life Together” and today we return with the equally lush and dreamy “Until the End.” The track takes you on a soaring atmospheric journey, one that is certainly perfect for lazy summer listening.

Find a stream of “Until the End” below.
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Monday Morning Matinee

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