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.
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.
4. Ghosts In Bodies
5. Wood On The Water
6. Red Carpet
8. Four Wishes
9. Meet Your Maker
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.”
The Reflection of You
Kiss Me Crazy
World of Freakout
Sweetness & Sickness
3-piece brooklyn outfit radical dads is well, radical. grab the track “know-it-all” for your listening pleasure HERE.
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.
you can cop it HERE. there are some big guns on this mixtape, and is better than any of his full-length albums in my opinion.
thanks to npr you can watch this amazingly beautiful video for caveman’s track “easy water” HERE.
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.