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Reptilian Elite bring their classic indie rock to The Well on 04.06

Take the simultaneously gritty and polished instrumental style of groups like Television and Talking Heads, sprinkle some indie undertones, and then add a Morrisseyesque vocal delivery for a cherry on top and watch it shape-shift into a twenty-first-century group from NYC called Reptilian Elite. The band is back after a small break and has added Sam Grossman (not pictured) on bass to the line-up, assigning guitar duties to Dylan Kelly and Pablo Narea and freeing Eamon Rush to unleash his full vocal prowess. Their style is classic NYC: open dress shirts, sharpei boots, worn out chucks, and some good old indie rock. The group will be keeping their new run going by playing The Well Public House in Brooklyn April 6. - Rene Cobar

   

Thee Arthur Layne "HVY DRT Vol. V"

Thee Arthur Layne has released a new EP called “HVYDRT Vol. 5”. This is the heavy Psych Rock of Jason Walters (vocals & harp), Adam Scott (guitars & chants), Sap Defiler (bass & chants), and Angel Ledezma (drums).

   

New Track: "Words in a Web" - At Best

The trio of At Best recently shared its debut single, “Words in a Web”. Building off a pleasant, ear-catching guitar riff, the song blossoms utilizing hushed, apologetic vocals that roar as the instrumentation amplifies. With an eye on continuous improvement, a composed/emotive duality springs forward before its searing guitar solo spikes the track. We can’t take back our shortcomings, but we can use them as learning experiences.

   

Pink Avalanche Announces “III"

Pink Avalanche has announced that the follow-up to their 2014 sophomore LP, The Luminous Heart of Nowhere, will be released on April 18th via Past/Futures Records & File 13 Records. The album will be called III, and will feature 12 blistering new tracks. This will be the band’s first release as a trio, former bassist Pete Coke left for Puerto Rico last year.

Pink Avalanche is the work of Che Arthur (formerly of Atombombpocketknife), drummer Adam Reach (The Poison Arrows), and guitarist Kortland Chase.

We are hoping to share some sounds from this impressive album over the coming weeks, but until them enjoy the 2014 video for “In Empty Spaces” from the sophomore album.

You can help Pick Avalanche celebrate the release of the new album at Empty Bottle on April 18th with Anatomy of Habit and Djunah.

   

J-Best - Hip Hop Artist to Perform at "Write-On" Songwriter Session 03.27

Comin’ up this month is the inaugural “Write-On” event where four emerging local songwriters will be on stage together telling their stories and playing their songs for everyone. One of the artists that will be performing at this particular event will be J Best. This multi talented artist not only writes and performs but also works in production and artist development. Learn more about J Best’s many projects along with Kyra Mastro, Trevor Larose and Emily Shultz at Supermarket in Kensington on Wednesday March 27th for “Write-On”. – Kris Gies