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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, 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, December 22, 2023

Have yourself an etc., etc.


A version of a holiday song that maybe you aren't tired of yet (and isn't by, say, Wham, the Waitresses, Paul McCartney & Wings ... all fine classics, but.)

This is a cover of "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas" by the Beths... (The Cat Power cover is great too.)

Friday, December 15, 2023

Happily 'Everlasting'


You might think a recently released song called "Everlasting Gobstopper" might have something to do with the new"Wonka" film.

The track by The Veldt is actually 34 years old... the Raleigh, N.C.-based soul-shoegaze-alternative rock band has finally seen the release of what was to be their debut record, produced by the Cocteau Twins' Robin Guthrie. Capitol Records shelved the recording in 1989, and reportedly sent the band back into the studio to do another record, which turned out to be Marigold.

Anyway! Always thought they were very under-appreciated... 

Friday, December 8, 2023

Always be my Baby


Here with "Eddie My Love" is the Chicago-based Brigitte Calls Me Baby ... from the band's debut EP, This House is Made of Corners.

And see them live at Baby's All Right in Williamsburg on Feb. 13.

Friday, November 17, 2023

Hold the 'Phone'


The UK trio HotWax has a new EP out... the video is for "Phone Machine." 

Catch them live at the Mercury Lounge this Nov. 30.

Friday, November 10, 2023

'Round' trip


Emma Anderson, songwriter, guitarist and singer in the shoegazing/Britpop band Lush, recently (Oct 20!) released her debut solo record, Sonic Cathedral. 

The track here is for "Bend The Round."

Friday, October 27, 2023

Beast of 'Unburden'


Another Halloween-ish music video...  this is Mode Moderne with "Unburden Yourself."

While there's a gloomy 1980s new wave sound, the song by the Vancouver-based band is from 2014. 

Friday, October 20, 2023

'Vapor' trail


Been looking for some new Halloween-seasonal music videos (something other than the EVG standby by Siouxsie and the Banshees!).

The above video is for the recently released single "Vaporized" by the Seattle-based Sea Lemon. (And yes — she does look like Wednesday Addams-Christina Ricci here.)

Friday, September 29, 2023

'Paving' the way


A song in EVG's heavy rotation since its release last month — "The World's Biggest Paving Slab" by the UK (Leeds!) band English Teacher.

Friday, September 22, 2023

Subsonic Youth


Subsonic Eye, an indie band from Singapore, recently released its fourth LP, All Around You. 

The video here is for "Yearning." 

And you can check out the band's brand of jangle pop on tour out at Baby's All Right on Oct. 22.

Friday, September 15, 2023

'Thursday' on my mind


Seattle supergroup Who Is She? recently released a new LP, Goddess Energy (Father/Daughter Records).

The catchy track here is for "Thursday," a top-3 day of the week. 

Friday, September 1, 2023

Let the 'Goodtime!' roll


After two buzzy records, the Nashville-based Be Your Own Pet called it quits in 2008. 

Here then, 15 years later, the band is back with Mommy, which shows BYOP staying true to their garage punk roots. 

The video here is for "Goodtime!"

Friday, August 4, 2023

Wet Hot American 'Stunner'


Every-Friday-at-5™ faves Osees (Thee Oh Sees!) have a new record, Intercepted Message, out this Aug. 18.

From that record, "Stunner."

See them live (no, really!) this coming Sept. 22-23 at the Warsaw

Friday, July 21, 2023

Lifeguard on duty


The young Chicago band Lifeguard has a new EP out now on Matador... this video is for the track "17-18 Lovesong." 

They were on the Summerstage bill last night in Central Park with Horsegirl, Iceage and Water From Your Eyes.