strawberry mountain premiere “racer”, set out on winter west coast tour

strawberry mountain premiere “racer”, set out on winter west coast tour

Electro avant-pop act Strawberry Mountain might be based in New York City, but they are taking over the west coast starting this week! Join this effervescent band on an other-worldly journey at any of the dates listed below. But before you do, give their new track “Racer” a spin (or twelve!). With a blend of nostalgic space-y sounds and their matter-of-fact vocals, the track is definitely an earworm.

Upcoming Shows
January 23rd 2019 // Portland, OR // The Liquor Store
January 24th 2019 // Eugene, OR // Old Nicks Bar
January 25th 2019 // Salem, OR // The Space
January 27th 2019 // San Francisco, CA // Milk Bar
January 28th 2019 // Santa Cruz, CA // Bocci’s Cellar
January 30th 2019 // Los Angeles, CA // Harvard & Stone
January 31st 2019 // Long Beach, CA // Alex’s Bar
February 1st 2019 // San Diego, CA // Til Two Club
February 2nd 2019 // Phoenix, AZ // The Lunchbox
February 3rd 2019 // Las Vegas, NV // Bunkhouse
February 7th 2019 // El Paso, TX // Love Buzz
February 8th 2019 // Tucson, AZ // Cans Deli

Keep up with Strawberry Mountain here.

the ones you forgot premiere “luna”, share inspired first date ideas

the ones you forgot premiere “luna”, share inspired first date ideas

New Jersey-based pop/rock collective The Ones You Forgot – comprised of Jenna Bruno (Vocals), Matthew Thompson (Guitar), Ferdinand Benauro (Guitar), Justin Rodman (Drums), and Lance Nelson (Bass) – has a beautiful new video for their track “Luna”, and we’ve got the exclusive premiere. Against a simple backdrop, allow Bruno’s 90’s-inspired vocals (think Liz Phair) to to croon this acoustic love song to you, with smokey contrast and artful dance. In addition to the video premiere, the band was wonderful enough to provide some date night ideas. As we approach the month of love – and every day – with bigger hearts, let’s see if we can’t integrate a few of these ideas!

Jenna: I would love to go on a Zip line and ropes course date! Anything outdoors-y is fun (maybe not for a first date though). I’d also love to just get some dinner, see a movie and take a drive to the beach at night – a classic date!

Lance: My first idea for a fun date would be going out to some trails and hunting for geocaches together. Another idea would be ice skating and catching a hockey game!

Justin: My first ideal date idea is beer, hatchet throwing, philly cheese steaks, and insomnia cookie! A great combo. Another fun date would be going on a hike to a waterfall.

Ferd: My first ideal date idea is going record shopping and going to the arcade!
My second date idea would be going
to the beach, hiking and top golf (all in one day)!

Matt: A fun date idea for me would be going record store hunting.
I would also love to go to the arcade and have a nice dinner. I’m thinking Ferd and I should just date already.

Keep up with The Ones You Forgot here. Too Afraid to Say is available now.

last crush, support c.e.n.t.e.r.

last crush, support c.e.n.t.e.r.

Even though that one unavoidable holiday is right around the corner, you may have to wait until December 28th to feel like it’s Christmas. That day will yield the official release of Last Crush‘s EP SUPPORT C.E.N.T.E.R. The project – which is the brainchild of Mitchell Todorov (KLOZAPIN) – is synth-led, bursting into glittering cacophonies of sound in many of the tracks, as the vocals fluctuate from 80’s-inspired, to a yelling volume, to absolute scream-o. Displayed vocal range is impressive, each of the six tracks leaving a true impression.

Well, it looks like Christmas came early. You have to wait to add the collection to your music log for a few more days, but we’ve got your first listen in its entirety to celebrate all weekend long.

by emily burke

Keep up with Last Crush here.

casey dubie, “silver”

casey dubie, “silver”

The visual of chairs being set up in the round is slightly peculiar to the untrained eye, setting a microphone up while it pendulum swings above a stool, amps being set up. Casey Dubie‘s new video for “Silver” was strikingly shot by Kayhl Cooper, each frame flooded with largely monochromatic tones, giving more dimension to an already lush and beautiful visual that matches its corresponding soundscape. Explains Casey:

I had a blast working with Kayhl on this video. We shot over two days in a few locations in northern Vermont. He is so creative and I’m excited that the video narrates a few of the themes in the song really well. In this video we wanted to depict the different voices we live with that attempt to weigh us down as well as explore who our audience is. 

We’re blown away by every aspect of it, and are pleased to have your first look at “Silver” in its entirety below!

Keep up with Casey Dubie here.

andrew weiss and friends, “monochrome”

andrew weiss and friends, “monochrome”

With a hard-hitting, percussion-driven entrance, Andrew Weiss and Friends make a splash with new single “Monochrome”. Not only that, but the brand new accompanying music video is quite brilliant, if you ask us. As Weiss’ soothing voice carries you on a very specific, though relatable, lyrical adventure, animated in its entirety by Kyle Monroe. Get yourself in a psychedelic frame of mind and check out the video below!

Keep up with Andrew Weiss and Friends here.

jane frank, “fight or flight”

jane frank, “fight or flight”

Indie rock musician Jane Frank is ending 2018 on a particularly high note, with the release of her stunning, layered new track “Fight or Flight”. Soft – like the caress of your fingertips on your forearm – her voice carries lightly over the instrumentals, creating a certain magical feeling that is absolutely perfect this time of year. The most interesting part? The song’s meaning isn’t as pleasant as the soundscape would insist.

“‘Fight or Flight’ is about how we’re all scared, admits Frank. “And how, after several failed relationships, we start to close up. Everybody is thinking about what they gave, or what they didn’t get.”

Keep up with Jane Frank here.