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George Arthur Calendar "Lente Oscuro"

George Arthur Calendar of Wavy i.d has released a new single called "Lente Oscuro". This is his second single in as many months following up last month's "Hasta Los Huesos". This new track features the beautiful vocals of Claude along with a hazy, synth-filled, nostalgic groove.

   

95 Bulls live set on FLTV

First, a shout out to all those musical acts who choose to use defiantly G**gle proof name. Some of these acts have been profiled in these pages recently such as Navy Blue, Woods, and Slut Magic (ok not so much the latter tho’ that particular phrase does have an Urban Dictionary entry which sounds totally bogus but I digress) and now we can add 95 Bulls to this special list.

In theory, anyway. Maybe it’s only because the Big Googly Eye In The Sky knows me too well but the band’s Instagram account came up as a first page search result, plus another first page hit courtesy of our good friend(s) at Bands Do BK who in late October premiered the 95 Bulls’ two-track debut single “Big Fight”/“Crazy” and shared vital stats on the band's origins (basically an indie rockin' punk rawkin' bartender and barback and barfly supergroup formed at Our Wicked Lady) and motivation for formation (quarantine-itis).

Maybe it’s got something to do with the latter but I'd respectfully submit that 95 Bulls could furnish an appropriate soundtrack for any of your potential choices in a game of “F*ck, Marry, Kill” (well dunno if you'd wanna get married to any of their songs but they've got good tunes for people you wanna f*ck or kill for sure). This F*CK/KILL duality comes across even more strongly on stage where the band members flirt and rage musically in equal measure like if you can imagine a more aggro B-52s--plus the groovy-warbly Farfisa keyboard makes this comparision even more apt and ups the dance ante significantly--or maybe they're more like a Great Dane getting overly frisky and thrusting his snout deep into your crotch to the point where you get kinda turned on but fear for your genitals at the same time. Anyway I've used up my allotted number of analogies so will leave it at that.


And yeah you heard right I said *on stage* because you can at this very moment watch a live set and an interview with 95 Bulls as part of Footlight Bar’s “FLTV” series filmed under safe conditions at Brooklyn’s Starr Bar. Check out the link HERE where for a small fee you'll not only see the last-danceless Bulls play live and hear some of their unreleased songs like “Red Nails,” “Trichotillomania,” “Young Love,” “Golden Tooth,” and “Your Father’s Watch,” but you'll also witness exclusive footage of the band drinking heavily in the recording studio and also a couch-based convo with sparkle-masked host Kendra during which intimate thoughts are shared on penguin orgasms, band Tinder accounts, getting twerked on at Covid testing sites, meeting depressed divorceés In New Jersey, and the ultimate dream of receiving a Popeye’s sponsorship. (Jason Lee)

   

Julius Dolls "damnthatscrazy"

Alt Pop artist Julius Dolls closed out 2020 by releasing his latest album, Lavish Outlandish. The album is fun mix of funk, R&B, and Pop and is filled with synths and addictive melodies.

The album's lead single is called "damnthatcrazy" and is accompanied by the video below.

   

Hospital Bracelet "South Loop Summer"

The Emo/Pop Punk trio Hospital Bracelet has released their debut full-length album South Loop Summer. This is the group that began as the solo project of Eric Christopher that we first wrote about back in August of 2019. Since that time, and the release of their debut split EP, they have added Arya Woody and Manae Hammond to turn her acoustic bedroom sounds into a full blown punk assault.

The album's lead single, "Sober Haha Jk Unless", was released right at the beginning of 2020 and has seen a huge amount of success over the last year. However, the powerful and emotional lyrics seem more relevant today than they did a year ago. When Christopher cries "any closure/any closure/because it's been a long year" we can't help but scream along.

   

Jennifer Hall "SFA"

Jennifer Hall is back with a new single called "SFA". This is the first new music from Hall since her 2019 single, "In The Water", and both singles followed up her highly acclaimed 2015 self-titled EP.

"SFA" was co-written by Hall, Noam Wallenberg, and Woody Goss and is accompanied by a Alex Sheyn directed video.