Indie Rock

MICH "Room"

MICH recently released a new single called “Room”. This is the Dream Pop of guitarist Mich Shirey.

You can catch MICH at The Whistler on December 18th performing the classic Charlie Brown Christmas soundtrack.

   

PREMIERE: A Shadow of Jaguar drops new single “Love You, Hate You”

Alt-rock duo A Shadow of Jaguar will release their new full-length album Different Brain on January 11th at Knitting Factory, but they’ve released its first single “Love You, Hate You” as a preview. One listen to this Deli premiere and you’ll understand why A Shadow of Jaguar are a band to watch going into the new decade. The duo’s grunge-inspired riffs pack lots of energy and emotion, especially on a track like “Love You, Hate You” which tells the story of love without the happy ending. A Shadow of Jaguar will release Different Brain on a bill alongside fellow Brooklyn bands The Rizzos and Ovareasy; ring in the new year with all of them on January 11th. - Will Sisskind

   

Monogamy "Departure"

Monogamy recently released a split album with Ann Arbor’s SCLT via the local label Reserve Matinee.

This is the post-punk of Don Lyons, Sam Johnson and Toni "Tone Bone” Wang.

The band’s final track on the album is called “Departure” and is accompanied by the video below.

You can catch Monogamy at Nha Trang (1104 W Argyle St) on December 20th with Noxroy, DJ Bando, Chelsea Bridge, Forest Management, Faithful (DJ).

   

Weighted "A Better Place"

Weighted released their debut EP last month called “A Better Place”. Below is the video for the EP’s opening track, “Records”.

You can catch Weighted at Cobra Lounge on January 11th with Antighost, Stillwell, Pelafina, and Sugarpill.

   

PREMIERE: Bask in mutually-shared exhaustion on Noah Chenfeld’s “I Love Being Tired”

Part of living in New York is an unfortunately normalized culture of exhaustion, both physical and emotional. Few cities can boast a guide of the Best/Worst places to Cry in Public; such cultural phenomena are likely a product of rising rents, a drive by management for greater productivity over the course of the 40 (or 50, or 60) hour work week, and failing infrastructure (just a guess). And despite the bullshit, we’re all still here, a sentiment at the core of Noah Chenfeld’s new single “I Love Being Tired.” Lamenting the necessity to save money, the crowded nature of the subway, and the absolutely brutal winters, Chenfeld finds resolve on the song’s chorus, aptly crooning “I love being tired” over vintage, Zombies-esque keys sand syncopated Fender chords. Chenfeld’s lyrics are both a passive acceptance of the hurried lifestyle inherent to city living and a tongue-in-cheek critique of the rat race we’re all active participants in; listen to it this weekend when someone at a party asks you “how are you doing” and you politely abstain from telling them how you really feel, and catch Noah Chenfeld at Pianos on December 6th. —Connor Beckett McInerney