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Gorilla Vs Bear: new SOPHIE – Lemonade
                                       
                         
July 2014
Skull Practitioners
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Where the genre of “psych rock” will usually refer to “psychedelic rock,” Skull Practitioners take it to a level where the meaning “psychosis rock” would be more appropriate, hurling harsh guitar tones and thumping bass haunts, along with an avalanche of drum fills, into a whirlwind of amplified delirium. The NYC trio produces a heavier and more diverse wall of sound than most five-piece bands out there, swelling and punching up and down scales and arpeggios, blasting through fuzz and decay, resulting in a bleakly intense look into a mind lost. With different vocalists featured on various tracks, it might be difficult to discern an established frontman, but does it matter? The sounds coming from Jason Victor and Ken Levine’s amps, back Alex Baker’s drums are the huge focus here. – JP Basileo

 

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Zula
genre benders with hope
by: Sam Kogon date:May 16, 2014 - MORE
Shilpa Ray
finding beauty within darkness
by: John McGovern date:April 25, 2014 - MORE
Baby Alpaca
by: Bianca Seidman date:April 25, 2014 - MORE
Erin Barra
blue eyed technocrat
by: Bianca Seidman date:April 18, 2014 - MORE
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Chappo releases new EP "Plastique Universe II: Pisces Princess"

Chappo releases new EP "Plastique Universe II: Pisces Princess"

On Monday, August 15, Chappo will digitally release their second EP "Plastique Universe II: Pisces Princess", finally satisfying our ear buds since their release last year, when the debut "Plastique Universe", gained some commercial recognition when IPod Touch featured the single "Come Home" in a TV advertisement. The record is a concept EP telling the story of a far away ocean love affair between a caped shape shifter and an underwater siren and it was recorded to tape on an (ancient) TASCAM 388 tape recorder in four days. Chappo creates an original brand of psychedelic-garage-pop-rock, engaging audiences with fun live performances - as we witnessed last year at our Deli CMJ show at Spike Hill. Whether in a red cape and military jacket, as Alex & Chris in the “Come Home” video, or outfitted in sequins at The Studio at Webster Hall, Chappo is consistently appealing and differentiates their band by creating a very entertaining "cosmic music experience”. Rumors anticipate the Chappo full-length album later this year. - Gina Alioto

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