Any fan of The Swell Season will find themselves at home with DeKoven Street’s deeply felt stories of love’s simultaneous frustrations and catharsis. Singer Nick Dragisic might recall the breathiness of crooners like John Mayer in his approach, but in songs off the band’s newest acoustic EP, ‘Varick Sessions,’ like the nostalgic ‘The Town,’ or the driving ‘Letters,’ the band showcases a charm and songwriting sensibility you don’t hear enough out of NYC. It’s a good thing this band’s moved here from their native Chicago. See the band when they play The Living Room May 12. - Mike Levine (@Goldnuggets) - Thi artist submitted his music for review here.