Showing posts with label every Friday at 5. Show all posts
Showing posts with label every Friday at 5. Show all posts

Friday, May 24, 2024

Smashing 'Pumpkin'

 

NYC's Been Stellar released a new video this week, this one for the single "Pumpkin."

The band's debut record, "Scream from New York," drops on June 14.

Friday, May 17, 2024

'Close' encounters

 

Gustaf, the Brooklyn-based art-punk band, is wrapping up a tour with a homecoming finale next Thursday at the Music Hall of Williamsburg. Check out their live-wire set sometime if you can.

The video here is for "Close."

Friday, May 10, 2024

Who's crying now?

 

Cults, an EVG fave, are back with a new single — "Crybaby," their first new music in two years. 

See the duo of Madeline Follin and Brian Oblivion live at the Warsaw this Aug. 28. 

Previously on EV Grieve

Friday, May 3, 2024

Taking it to the streets

 

Pretty Sick has just released the eponymous single from the band's forthcoming (June 27!) EP, Streetwise

On the track, Sabrina Fuentes introduces some new electronic elements, adding a fresh twist to Pretty Sick's sound. (Check out Paper's interview with her here.) 

Previously on EV Grieve:

Friday, April 26, 2024

A fifth of 'baethoven'

 

D.C.'s Ekko Astral recently released its debut record, pink balloons. 

The above video is for an earlier single this year titled "baethoven." 

Read more about the pioneers of "mascara moshpit" music here.

Friday, April 12, 2024

A new 'Frontier'

 

Ride returns with its seventh album, Interplay, a solid mix of 1960s psych-pop and 1990s shoegaze. 

The (visualizer) video here is for the track "Last Frontier."

And Ride is playing out at the Warsaw on Dec. 6. Tix here

Friday, March 29, 2024

At 'Seafoam' level

 

Austin, Texas-based dream-pop quartet Blushing has released a single (and video!) ahead of a new album due on May 3. 

The track here is for "Seafoam"

And you can see them live at Baby's All Right in Williamsburg on June 20.

Friday, March 22, 2024

The 'Quiet' life

 

Brooklyn-based band Razor Braids has a new album (Big Wave) coming out on June 7... the video here is for the single "It Goes Quiet." 

Friday, March 15, 2024

'Judgment' day

 

Scream from New York, NY, the debut record from NYC's Been Stellar is out this June 4. 

Ahead of that release, they shared this single (and video!) for "Passing Judgment."

Friday, March 8, 2024

'Vulture' club

 

The New Colossus Festival is underway at LES/EV venues through Sunday.

One more band to highlight (as we've done on recent Fridays at 5): Holiday Ghosts, a four-piece from the U.K. 

Look for them at Pianos tomorrow (Saturday!) at 5:45 p.m. 

Find the full New Colossus schedule here.

Friday, March 1, 2024

Beyond the 'Sea'

 

Our past few Fridays-at-5 posts have featured bands on tap for the New Colossus Festival, taking place in LES/EV venues next week. 

Up next, the French shoegazers Sarakiniko. The above video is a live version of "Fade it Away into the Sea." The band will bring their firepower to Rockwood Music Hall on Allen Street next Friday night (set time: 11:30). 

Find the full New Colossus schedule here.

Friday, February 23, 2024

'Rat' trap

 

Brooklyn's Nara's Room is one of the many bands you'll see during the New Colossus Festival, taking place in LES/EV venues from March 6-10. 

The video here is for "Rat." 

Nara's Room is at the Knitting Factory at Baker Falls on Avenue A on March 8 (7 p.m.!). Find the full schedule here.

Friday, February 16, 2024

'Stuck' in a groove

 

NYC's dream-pop duo Phantom Handshakes is just one of the bands playing this year's New Colossus Festival in several LES-EV music venues. Check out the lineup for the festival, March 6-10, right here

The above video is for "Stuck in a Fantasy."

P.S. 
Phantom Handshakes play Arlene's Grocery on March 8 at 7:45 p.m.

Friday, February 9, 2024

In the 'Mood'

 

The Chicago-based Dehd has a new record due out May 10 on Fat Possum. 

Ahead of that, they released this video-single "Mood Ring." (If you want to skip the setup, the song starts at the 2:25 mark. And this Dehd video is still my fave.)

Friday, February 2, 2024

Catch the Drift

 

London-based trio Night Tapes has released several singles of late... the video here is for a track from December titled "Drifting," which the band describes as an "existentialist pop song."

Friday, January 26, 2024

Just like 'Honey'

 

The Toronto-based PACKS has released its third release, Melt the Honey, one of the best records so far in 1994 2024! 

The video here features the indie-rock goodness of "Honey." 

Catch PACKS out at Baby's All Right this May 3.

Friday, January 19, 2024

'Heavy' mettle

 

The debut record from the Dublin-based Sprints came out a few weeks back (more info here). 

The video is for "Heavy." 

And you can catch them live out at Zone One at Elsewhere in Brooklyn on March 21-22. (Oh wait — that March 21 date is sold out.)

Friday, January 12, 2024

'Temple' rocks

 

Great triple bill this evening at the Knitting Factory at Baker Falls on Avenue A... headliners the Veldt (who we've been listening to a lot lately) with openers Iceblynk from Queens and Dead Leaf Echo, an underrated group from Brooklyn. 

The video here is for Dead Leaf Echo's "Temple" from 2017.  

Friday, January 5, 2024

Ringing in the New Year

 

Lower East Side-based band Rebounder started 2024 by releasing this cover version of "In the New Year" by The Walkmen ... it's gonna be a good year.

Friday, December 29, 2023

'Anyway' you want it

 

In this season of the listicle, we'll put La Sécurité's album Stay Safe from June on the under-rated list.

The video here from the Montreal band is for "Anyway."