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NYC DJ on the rise: Kerri Chandler

Continuing on in the psychedelic milieu, native Kerry Chandler's strange, compelling work mixes '80s acid house and deep-house, with exotic percussion. At his live performances, expect his usual spate of sound effects too—people talking, cars honking, general tones of urban life—which is known reduce the species to a wonderland of microcosms. - Brian Chidester

Buzz Alert: Cheena takes their twang-punk to Europe

Busting out of the city's underbelly, Cheena, a 5-piece twang-punk band, churns out tunes for NY nocturnals and is quickly proving a place among the streets that artists like Lou Reed and the Dolls once called home. Their latest album, Spend the Night With..., smacks of NYC glitz and grit, and belches out anarcho-anthems for lawless nights spent in packed, sweaty rock clubs. It's probably not fair to say that Cheena sounds like New York, but you'll find that the glam and gutter goodness--the sneering, New York-cool--all baked in between the catchy melodies and reckless riffs. The band is currently on a Euro-tour so hold yourself over until they return by streaming them below. - Olivia Sisinni 

New Sad13 LP Available for Streaming

While Slugger, the new album from Sad13 (a.k.a. Sadie Dupuis of Speedy Ortiz), won’t be officially released via Carpark Records until November 11, it can currently be heard in advance below via NPR Music’s First Listen. These songs shimmer while delving into the incisive, relationship-detailing, personal anecdotes and exploring complex issues of gender roles, equality, marginalization, etc. It’s a bright collection of music illuminating big picture social issues through concise layers of lyrical depth. Sad13 will be performing next in Philly alongside Vagabon, Emily Reo, and Told Slant on Monday, December 12 at Everybody Hits. (Photo by Shervin Lainez)

New Music Video: "Oversteeped" - Littler

While Littler might have officially gone on hiatus this past summer, the band has shed some light at the end of the tunnel with their new music video for "Oversteeped". The single is off the four-piece's upcoming EP Bad Hands, which was produced by Swearin's Kyle Gilbride and is slated for release in 2017. The group's latest video was shot on 16mm film by Kenny Suleimanagich, and directed by Dylan Hansen-Fliedner. Guitarist Dan Colanduno spends a day at the shore, and makes a serious effort to protect himself from those harmful UV rays. (Photo by Emily Burtner)

NYC Record of the Month: Show Me The Body - 'Body War'

After - quite literally - storming the local DIY scene with their super tense live shows and a borderline insane debut EP, this past summer the trio of NYC natives Show Me the Body released their debut album 'Body War,' a ten track, electric banjo driven sonic assault that manages to successfully blend post-hardcore, industrial, math rock and hip hop. The album inserts itself in the lineage of hybrid punk releases that includes seminal records by Fugazi and Rage Against the Machine, but maintains a level of rawness and desperation neither of those bands ever managed to convey. (This makes us wonder if that's what a few decades spent in NYC's "less trendy" neighborhoods does to kids...). Intriguingly, unlike most post-hardcore acts, Show Me The Body isn't afraid to slow down the tempo ('Death Sounds 2'), or even give up the drums entirely every now and then ('Honesty Hour'), which opens up sonic space for sound experimentation and even textural moments, like in 'Chrome Exposed.' The quieter sections also allow for a greater contrast when the instrumental explosion eventually arrives, taking the '90s rock loud/quit/loud idea to its extreme. But the most effective tracks are the ones where the band's signature tension finds an (explosive) release, like title-track. 

This is the record most NYC kids involved in the vital, seminal, local DIY scene - and in all likelihood, most rock critics too - will remember years from now. It’s a record we think is destined to inspire many young, offbeat musicians - from underground, where so many NYC scene gems are buried.


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