Entries tagged with: Suns
Wedding Dress in Chicago in April (more by Zach Pollack)
Wedding Dress is the new-ish band of Maps & Atlases member Erin Elders and Joan of Arc member Bobby Burg, plus Mike Russell and Matt Lemke (both of Suns). The math rock and eccentricities of Maps & Atlases and Joan of Arc aren't to be found here though. Instead, this project gives the members a chance to make more laid back indie pop. The band just put out a 7" for their "Loom" b/w "Heavy Earth" single on Lovitt Records and will release a full length, Desperate Glow, on the label this November. Meanwhile, they've made a video for "Loom" which premieres in this post and can be watched below.
Wedding Dress also have a tour coming up which hits NYC for shows on September 6 at Cake Shop with BELLS≥ and September 7 at Baby's All Right. All dates are listed, with the new video, below...
by Andrew Sacher
Butter The Children
NYC pop shoegazers Butter The Children (members of Sweet Bulbs, Night Manager, and Le Rug) play local shows a lot and it's recently been announced that they've signed to Downtown Records. Last year they self released their impressive self-titled EP, and Downtown will presumably put out its followup at some point this year. You can download the EP for free at bandcamp and stream in full below. One track, "Lupus," can be downloaded above as well. The EP is a quick blast of punchy pop rock with MBV-inspired guitar wails, and if you've yet to see them at one of their many shows, they bring that same kind of power to the stage too.
As usual, they have upcoming local dates, including one this Friday (5/24) at Big Snow with Big Muff, Roses, (ex-Deer Tick), and Ceramics. They also have a show scheduled at Death by Audio on June 27 with Ovlov, Suns, and Flagland. Both shows are all ages and admission for both shows is $7 at the door. They're also playing Day 1 of Hillstock, which takes place across various Brooklyn venues from June 21-23.
Newtown, CT's Ovlov, who also play that DBA show, are set to release their debut album, Am, on July 2 via Exploding in Sound, who are becoming pretty consistent in supplying good '90s-inspired indie rock (like Speedy Ortiz, who since signed to Carpark). And like most of that label's roster, Ovlov do the sound well. The album's single, "Blue Baby," has buildups that are straight out of the Sonic Youth songbook, and the singer likely learned a thing or two from J Mascis. Check the song out below or download it for free above.
Ovlov is on a tour now with labelmates Grass is Green which includes other NYC shows happening on June 1 at Big Snow with Appomattox and Miniboone, and the previously discussed Exploding In Sound showcase on June 15 at Big Snow with Speedy Ortiz, Pile, Fat History Month, Two Inch Astronaut, and more.
All dates are listed, along with song streams, below...
by Bill Pearis
Field Mouse have a new 7" coming out October 16 as part of Lefse Records' Single Series club. We've got the premiere of the single's A-side, a lovely slab of melodic shoegaze called "How Do You Know?," which you can stream below.
Field Mouse also have some local shows coming up including tonight (9/14) at Pianos with Florida's Beach Day (who also play Cameo on 9/16), Suns and Teepee; then The Rock Shop on September 19 with At Sea and Mansions and Junipers. Field Mouse will also be around for CMJ though the only confirmed date at the moment is the Lefse Records showcase at Pianos on October 16.
Song stream, single art and dates are below.