Indie Rock

Ruins in a Time of Social Distancing

Ruins, Adam Schubert of Cafe Racer, has been spending his time during this period of social distancing and the shelter in place order wisely. Since March 16th he has been releasing a song a day accompanied by a fun little drawings via bandcamp. They latest song, at the time of this post, was release March 26th and is called "Whats It About". 

It has truly given us something to look forward to every day and we are sure his has given him a way to stay connected and creating. Adam, if you see this, Thank You and stay safe!

Photo by Alexa Viscius

   

PREMIERE: My Son the Doctor explode outwards on debut single "Dancing In Your Basement"

Despite currently being pent-up in Bushwick, indie quartet My Son the Doctor demonstrate they know how to have a good time in small spaces on debut single “Dancing In Your Basement.” A raucous ripping two minute track driven by frontman Brian Hemmert’s lilting, expressive vocal performance and driving garage instrumentation, the song is four pounds of kickass in a two pound bag, a concise, blood-pumping vamp wherein the band can tout their cohesive, breakneck rock sound. These adrenaline-pumping acrobatics are in large part the goal for the group, because when they’re not dropping cryptic, weirdly prescient philosophical tidbits in the middle of a chorus (the lyric “time is such a foreign substance” took on new meaning for many this week), My Son The Doctor’s primary focus is jazzing you the hell up. “We wanted ‘Dancing In Your Basement’ to be the first song released off the EP because, honestly, we think it rips the hardest, and we want people stoked,” said drummer John Mason. Mission well accomplished — stream our premiere of the track below, and keep an eye out for their EP Dad Time, out May of this year. Photo by Brian Stoothoff

   

Jared Rabin Record Release Live Stream (3/27)

This Friday, March 27th, Jared Rabin is releasing his latest album, No Direction. He had scheduled several shows this month including two sets at SXSW to promote the album. However, all of those plans were cancelled and Rabin will be taking to the internet to live stream a record release show from his basement. Tune in, throw him some hearts and likes, and perhaps request your favorite Jared Rabin tune.

   

French Police "Haunted Castle"

Coldwave trio French Police recently released their sophomore album called "Haunted Castle". Their sound is steeped in the '80's New Wave sounds of Depeche Mode and New Order, but with a modern and very melodic take.

The album's lead single is called "Dance With Me" and we promise it will transport you from the isolation you find yourself in these days.

   

Spooky Boo "Cult Classic Teaser II"

Spooky Boo recently released the second teaser single, "Wise Man or Fool" b/w "The Aftermath", from their forthcoming full-length debut album Cult Classic. This is an epic Prog Rock, story-telling, concept album about the occurrences of an ambitious cult reaching for influence.

This is the work of Chucky Bowen (Drums), Will Dannen (Lead Vocals), Jerome Wade (Guitar/Keyboard/Vocals), Kesia Hollins (Vocals/Synth), Rob Mayfield (Guitar/Keyboard/Vocals), and Don Pudlowski (Bass)