DIY/Lo-Fi

B-17 - Garage Space Rock flyin' to the Horseshoe 03.14

B-17 are a psychedelic garage rock band that’s bringing back that sloppy MC-5 type sound. The guitars are fuzzy and heavy while the drums thump and the vocals drone. Influenced by vintage garage rock like the Stooges but also the heavy space rock like Hawkwind, their latest record “Goodbye” will have you rockin’ out while flying through space. You can witness it all live on March 14th at The Monarch Tavern with The High Dials (Montreal) and Lacquer. – Kris Gies

   

New Michul Kuun LP Available for Streaming & Purchase

GREAT ( then after awhile, it didn't mean anything to them), the new LP from Michul Kuun, a.k.a. NAH, is out now via Ranch Jams. There’s a brutal beauty in these recordings, as a chaotic concoction of sonic segments is blended. Unpredictable yet timely transitions create an intriguing, hyper-kinetic atmosphere. Weaving an array of textures into a unique, noise-threaded, sonic quilt, one is frequently surprised, and always intrigued.

   

New Track: "Whizzing on the Children of the Sun" - Fake Nudes

The forthcoming debut EP from South Philly's Fake Nudes is ticketed to arrive via Third Uncle Records. Its single, “Whizzing on the Children of the Sun,” helps to build the anticipation. Jumping immediately into a joyous, formidable riff, there’s a laid-back yet tenacious tone, as the track naturally finds its window. One rides that infectious, garage groove, and in a moment, it’s gone unfortunately. However, you can always press play once again.

   

Pynkie brings her bed-dream pop to New Colossus Fest on March 9

Pynkie, the stage name of New Jersey's Lindsey Radice, is one of the musicians from the NYC area most often photographed while smiling - and we certainly like that. She will bring her charming bed-dream pop to Pianos on March 9 within the New Colossus Festival, a LES/East Village based city festival debuting this year that looks to fill void left by the death of the CMJ Music Marathon. Pynkie's 2018 debut album Neoteny is filled with delicately performed songs that are at once inventive and intimate. 

   

New Kingsley Ibeneche EP Available for Streaming & Purchase

Kingsley Ibeneche was raised in Camden, NJ, and studied dance at University of the Arts in Philly. He has toured as a dancer with artists like James Blake and Travis Scott, which is stylistically reflected in Realms, his new EP, which was released on New York independent label Astro Nautico. Sultry, smooth vocals permeate through a tapestry of live instrumentation and sampling, enveloping the listener in a dreamlike state. The tracks are dynamic and rich, scintillating between unease and tranquility. The world  that he builds is full of life and sound, but leaves plenty of room for Ibeneche’s vocals to thrive in the center. A release full of surprises and genuine twists, there’s a uniqueness to the music that betrays an instinctual familiarity. Realms packs so much quality into so little time, an achievement that really tags him as an emerging artist to keep an eye on. He'll be hosting his record release show on February 28 at World Cafe Live, supported by Great Time and Madison McFerrin – Josh Kelly