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We know June’s been very busy for new music, so if you needed a reminder: New York trio Space Fight (featuring two members of Ra Ra Riot) returned from a long time in the wilderness in April with the gorgeous ‘Fool For Me‘, then announced the launch of their long-awaited second album last month with …

Working on their second album as you read this, New Yorkers Damn Jackals are intent on making up for lost time. They had a big 2020 ahead of them in terms of giving their 2018 debut Crooked Castle, Volume 1 a victory lap, but the world, well, it had other plans. So they were put …

It’s been a minute since we’ve heard from New York-based band The Velvicks. They’ve been suspiciously quiet aside from the release of a couple of singles last year, and now we know why: they’ve been working on their debut album! That’s very exciting indeed for a band who displayed plenty of promise on 2020’s debut …

What do you get when you cross post-war blues with experimental rock and electronica before bringing in one-time Captain Beefheart member Gary Lucas on guitar and composition duties? Hell if we know (pun very much intended) but it’d probably sound something similar to John Beckmann’s new gig, the Mortal Prophets. It’s both a band (of …

Oh boy, this is good. Say hello to Parris Mitchell; he’s from New York, and he’s got form. Not only did he release a self-titled debut EP last year, he opened his 2022 account with the vibrant ‘Super Power’ in February. At the time, he hinted there was more where that came from, and while …

NYC’s London Plane have exclusively unveiled to Backseat Mafia the scaling, anthemic title track to their forthcoming album ‘Bight Black’, out through Declared Goods on 17 June 2022. The track, available on Wednesday, 20 April 2022, is an exciting post-punk, new wave influenced slice of gothic-tinged pie, replete with scything, mountainous guitars and a thunderous, …

It’s exciting to see Interpol back in action with news of the release of their seventh LP ‘The Other Side of Make-Believe’, due out on 15 July through Matador / Remote Control. To ease the anticipation, Interpol have released a single and video for the opening track, ‘Toni’. The archetypal Interpol sound is at the …

Beginning with 2012’s ‘Leland’ New York artist Francis Harris has been doing a deep dive into the sonic swells and contrapuntal granularities that articulate our most abstract, and sometimes slowest moving, virtualities. Through found sound, analog synthesis, and concise instrumentation Harris has delivered works that transcend the diagram-matic exposition often found in electronic music in …

As Paul McCartney once sang, some people want to fill the world with silly love songs. California native Andy Frasco is not that kind of person. At least, he isn’t anymore. Two years of collective pandemic-induced trauma changes people, and reconnecting with oneself takes time. The title of his new album calls to mind the …

You may have noticed, but we like New Yorkers Catcher quite a bit. We broke the news of their debut album in this effusive premiere post of its lead single ‘Behind a Bleeding Heart’. Well, we got offered an upfront stream of said debut album and when we say there’s enough energy here to power …