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Alycia Lang’s new single The Only One

Alycia Lang’s new single “The Only One” was just released off her upcoming album Makeshift out May 17. After her previous work with bands Waterstrider and Trails and Ways, Lang decided to work on her solo album and the result is jazzy rock with a hint of pop breathing warm percussives and lightly twanged vocals. Previous releases off the forthcoming LP (check out single “Projector”) are poppy, mildly synthed out, Enya-touched and sexy. Stay tuned for upcoming shows. - Michelle Kicherer, Associate Editor

   

Ivy Room Presents a Night of Queer Songwriters

On Thursday, May 16 the Ivy Room will host an evening full of lovely music, all from queer artists. Performing will be Rob Jamner, indie rock storyteller and poet, who will be releasing his EP Holding Stones and playing short films from independent filmmakers Jesse Israel, Sair Goetz, Marica Petrey, Jared Swanson, and Andy Strong. Americana guitarist and songwriter Briget Boyle will be playing some sweet tunes from her new album The Next Line. We’ll also have Kristen Ford who’ll be touring from Nashville and playing her soul meets electropop jams, and Oh The Nerve, a queer feminist pop/R&B band from Berkeley. Check out all their music below and come on out! – Lucille Faulkner

 

   

Milk Bar Hosts Blac Rabbit, Moon Daze and Easy 4/24!

The Throwin’ Bo’s folks are bringing a pretty solid line up to Milk Bar this Wednesday night. A local favorite, Moon Daze, will be gracing the stage with their fun dream pop hotness. Easy is coming up from LA with their psych rock vibes. And last but dear lord not least is Blac Rabbit. It’s a true treat to have these boys touring from NY. Their rocks and rolls are high, their baselines are a dreamy hot backbone and all with just the right amount of reverb and harmonic moments that are on point. Wednesday the 24th at Milk Bar! - Michelle Kicherer, Associate Editor

   

Micropixie’s “Como Mínimo” Video

San Francisco’s Micropixie creates spacey warm sounds with a sixties French psych pop feel. It’s a multilingual, multi-genre listening experience addressing social norms, masculinity, and gender and cultural identity. The video for “Como Mínimo” is a captivating and thought-provoking viewing experience that we recommend. Singles have been sprinkling out of upcoming album Dark Sight of the Moon and we’re bracing ourselves for the full release this week. Out the third of May. - Michelle Kicherer, Associate Editor

   

The sweet, slacker pop of Isador Kaufman

Isador Kaufman’s debut EP, Scattered Efforts, is a “collection of songs about happy and sad.” It’s his first solo album after his former band, Watergate Sandals, disbanded in 2017. “I was in a bit of a creative rut for a while there,” Kaufman says, and is grateful to have re-found the creative energies to make Scattered Efforts. Some tracks have a bit of a Mac Demarco thing while others have a sometimes spacey, sometimes beachy psych rock feel. The simple description of “Pop” does not do this work justice. It’s an honest and raw collection, written, performed, recorded, mixed, and mastered by Kaufman himself. He recorded and mixed on Pro Tools then mastered songs on an old Foster 4 track cassette player he bought off Craigslist. As a first effort at production, we’re impressed. We’re also impressed that he decided to donate 100% of the proceeds from EP sales to Planned Parenthood. Stay tuned for tour dates and his second album, which is in the works as we speak. Like we say, stay tuned. - Michelle Kicherer, Associate Editor