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New Boothe Carlson EP Available for Streaming & Purchase

Boothe Carlson is a musician and visual artist based in Philadelphia, whose album 8 or 9 Walled Room was recently released by local tape label Nino Tomorrow, which is run by Ada Babar and Palm's Kasra Kurt. Carlson’s videos feel reminiscent of artists like Cecelia Condit, crafting experiences out of mundane imagery that are profoundly emotive and subtly unnerving. Their aptitude for craftsmanship in the video realm translates strikingly well into music, in both instances their works seemingly make use of whatever items are at their disposal. On 8 or 9 Walled Room, they repurpose household objects into percussive tools, making arrangements that are sparse but aren’t lacking in charm and musicality. Vocals become just one of the sounds that pop up in short, staccato bursts - a sonic whack-a-mole of sorts. The songs are short, highly technical, and radiate a warmth that feels more modest than boastful. - Josh Kelly

   

Indie Rock

Time: 
Communiversity, Princeton NJ
Band name: 
Instant Bingo
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Venue name: 
Princeton University
   

Indie Rock

Time: 
11:00 AM
Band name: 
Instant Bingo
FULL Artist Facebook address (http://...): 
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Venue name: 
Clark Park Festival
   

New Caracara EP Available for Streaming & Purchase

Will Yip's Memory Music recently dropped Better, the new Caracara EP. The three-song collection is intimately brought to life through setting-shaping lyricism. Compact instrumentation builds and bursts putting a spectrum of emotions on full display. You can catch the band's EP release show at Everybody Hits on Friday, May 3, brought to you by Home Outgrown Presents. (Photo by Emily Dubin)

   

New Lois Volta Single Release Available for Streaming & Download

Lois Volta (formerly of Adam & Dave's Bloodline) recently shared a new single release. “Feels So Good” stirs with an earnest, spiritual appreciation. The vocals rain down in relaxed yet powerful harmonies as a mantra of maturity naturally results. A gentle, folk sway and groove rolls in on its B-side, “I’m Alright,” as the song lyrically describes how altering one’s point of view and learning from past experiences can lead to contentment. The power of change rests in your own hands.