SHOWS: bear in heaven, doldrums, and blouse at music hall of williamsburg brooklyn, ny

this past wednesday myself and another writer were invited to check out the bear in heaven showcase at the music hall in willamsburg. doldrums KILLED it as the starter. they were put on my radar last november. so it was awesome to actually see them live. it was blouse’s final date of their 5 week tour. i really enjoy their music…i just wish the vocalist would SHOUT or SCREAM a bit. the whisper girl vocal thing is getting tired. bear in heaven was completely captivating. their light show alone was transforming. below are a few snaps from the show and some listening stations for each band.


doldrums


blouse


bear in heaven

DOLDRUMS EMPIRE SOUNDS EP
BEAR IN HEAVEN i love you, it’s cool VIA SPOTIFY
BLOUSE TRACKS VIA THEIR SITE

watch the video for the big sleep’s track “ace”

on january 21st, this brooklyn-based duo will release a new LP titled nature experiments via frenchkiss and on vinyl via goodnight records. below check out the video for their track “ace” as well as the album artwork/tracklist for nature experiments.

1. #1
2. Ace
3. Valentine
4. Ghosts In Bodies
5. Wood On The Water
6. Red Carpet
7. Ladders
8. Four Wishes
9. Meet Your Maker
10. 1001

check out a new bear in heaven track, “reflection of you”

as previously reported brooklyn’s bear in heaven will release a new album titled i love you, it’s cool on april 3 via dead oceans/hometapes. below check out the bands second offering (besides the streaming 400,000% slowed down version of i love you, it’s cool via their website) “the reflection of you.”

tracklist:

Idle Heart
The Reflection of You
Noon Moon
Sinful Nature
Cool Light
Kiss Me Crazy
World of Freakout
Warm Water
Space Remains
Sweetness & Sickness

freshkills announce new album raise up the sheets

freshkills is a brooklyn-based five piece as poisoned and poisonous as the famed landfill from which they take their name. on march 13th, freshkills will release their 3rd full-length, raise up the sheets via bat rabies alert/the end records. below check out the track “positive vibes” as well as a link to their facebook page for some more tracks.

“positive vibes”

FRESHKILLS FACEBOOK PAGE.

titus andronicus and ted leo play an occupy wall street benefit show

as a last-minute response to how much the acts of the new york and NYPD titus andronicus’ front man patrick stickles has organized and OWS benefit show tonight at brooklyn’s shea stadium featuring titus andronicus, ted leo and the pharmacists and the so so glos. this benefit is meant to help the national lawyers guild who has been working hard fighting for the protesters’ rights. for a statement directing from stickles and ticket purchase head over HERE.