Shoegazer

Mellow NJ shogazer trio Overlake plays Mercury on 04.24

Based in Jersey City, Overlake is the moderately shoegaze trio born from the songwriting chemestry of Tom Barrett (guitar, vocals) and Lysa Opfer (bass, backing vocals). We say "moderately" because the band's sound steers clear of the insanely effected guitar tones that characterize some of the classic of the genre (see My Blood Valentine, who still influenced the band in the melodic department). The mellower sound, which seems to blend in a good amount of clean guitars, suits Barret's whispered tenor and Opfer ethereal harmonies, resulting in a mix of shoegazer and dream pop. The band released two albums since 2012 and single 'Travelogue' (streaming below) in October 2015. You can see them live at The Mercury Lounge on April 23rd.

   

DAISY EYE - BRAND NEW MUSIC FROM TORONTO

Sit back, relax and enjoy this brand new music comin' out of Toronto. Daisy Eye is bringing us some laid back shoegaze tunes that touches on some 90's grunge rock vibes. They have released one track "Exoexistence". The beginning makes you want to sit back and ponder life. It has some nice and gentle guitar licks along with lazy vocals to set the mood. Don't get too comfortable though...they pick 'er up near the end and grunge out for a while. I'm glad I came across this band as I'm sure not many people have yet so I'm glad I can spread the word. Keep your eyes and ears open for more "daisy-gaze" tunes coming from Daisy Eye soon. - Kris Gies

   

New Music Video: "I Can't Live Without Your Love" - A Sunny Day in Glasgow

A creepy, hostile scenario engulfs the group in A Sunny Day in Glasgow’s new video for “I Can’t Live Without Your Love”. The band is taken individually off the streets under duress, and forced to perform by a masked man. The identity of the unknown assailant is eventually revealed toward the conclusion. (Photo by Chris Parker)

   

New Video: Tired of Tomorrow (Nothing Documentary - Part II)

Directed by Don Argott, the second installment of Nothing’s Tired of Tomorrow documentary, dips into the recording studio. With an eye on the creative process, band members, as well as producer Will Yip and Collect Records' Geoff Rickly, offer additional insight and info behind the making of the album, which arrives on May 13 via Relapse Records.

   

Worriers and Painted Zeros play The Mercury Lounge on 04.21

Brooklyn Political punk act, Worriers, announced their upcoming headline show at Mercury Lounge on April 21st, joined on stage by Philly's Pouty (ex-Slutever, Upset) and Don Giovanni label-mates Painted Zeros, who play dreamy post punk and are also based in NYC.  Worriers is currently finishing a 5-week eastern US tour that included dates supporting The Smith Street Band and The Falcon (Lawrence Arms, Alkaline Trio, Loved Ones) along with an official appearance at SXSW. This will be the band’s first New York headline date of the year, after sold-out shows supporting Iron Chic and The Smith Street Band.