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A Deli Premiere: Oh Malô release ambient alt-rock “Young Orchard” EP

Beginning with the stream of bubbling, delayed guitar that opens “Don’t Look, Don’t Stare” it’s immediately clear that Oh Malô has a taste for ambience. Complete with generously textural guitar work—ranging from endlessly looped arpeggios to atmospheric swells—and an airy vocal delivery, the band’s follow-up to its 2016 debut LP aims for expansive, spacious compositions. At the same time, Oh Malô plays with a bright and, at times, almost lilting feel that keeps the group’s post-rock tendencies in a clear frame of reference. Fans of other experimental-leaning alt-rock acts will feel right at home with “Young Orchard” as vocal harmonies and syncopated drums abound. “Young Orchard” is out May 4, but you can stream it in advance of its release below. Don't miss the band's release party at Elsewhere on May 8th– Cameron Carr





Thick share song “Bleeding,” play EP release show at Elsewhere on 5/24 and Northside Fest on 6/7

No strangers to our blog and mag, Brooklyn punky garage rockers Thick have been building a steady following since their inception back in 2016.  Emerging from the splinters of other local favorites, the three piece has harnessed an appealing mix of wild abandon and serious determination.  Recent release “Bleeding” (streaming below) is a pedal down chugger that details how difficult life in the city can sometimes be. While the verses lay all this down with amusing lo-fi “oooh wah” background vocals, melodic riffs and sharp rhythmic accents come fast and hard. The chorus hits like a Hey-Ho Ramones fist pumping shout-along - “don't touch me – I'm bleeding!”   Having recently completed a mini-tour of prominent ivy league colleges, the band scheduled a hometown EP release show at Elsewhere on 5/24 appearing with Gymshorts, Chorizo and Lost Boy. The band is also scheduled to appear during the Northside Festival on 6/7. - Dave Cromwell





The Silhouette Era releases single "Waste Me" off forthcoming self-titled EP

San Francisco four-piece The Silhouette Era serves garage rock on a silver platter. Their surfy summer anthem for punks, “Waste Me” (streaming below), combines fun, gritty, guitar-driven rock with a notable level of musicianship (two out of four members study music composition at San Francisco State.) Their music is reckless yet clean, rowdy but with a purpose, and perfect for streaming all summer long. The rest of their self-titled EP will be out on June 22nd, and they will be celebrating with a show at the East Village Coffee Lounge in their hometown of Monterey the next day. - Lilly Milman 





New Dominic Angelella EP Available for Streaming & Purchase

Road Movie, the new EP from Dominic Angelella, is set to come out tomorrow via Lame-O Records, but you can stream and purchase it below now. An earnest ease is apparent in this latest batch of recordings. The sincerity in the singer-songwriter storytelling is a detailed map, highlighting Angelella's personal journey. It's the first of two albums that he'll be releasing this year, with the help of Hop Along's Frances Quinlan and Joe Reinhart, Andrew Black (Nicos Gun), Ricardo Lagomasino (Many Arms, Deleted Scenes), and plethora of other Philly music pals.





Gift Wrap (a rib of B Boys) unveils cerebral LP and single "Losing Count"

We have a deep fascination with cerebral pop, and B Boys bassist/vocalist Brendon Avalos just gave us a yummy sonic treat of that kind with his brand new project Gift Wrap. Debut single and LP title track 'Losing Count' (video streaming below) sounds like a tribute to some of the most subversive avant-pop acts of the '80s, with its references to Devo's robotic riffs and vocals, Brian Eno's brainy lyrics and Wall of Voodoo's synth-driven drones, which open up in the chorus after several verses dominated by brief sonic elements in staccato. Check out also the other single on the record, "Either Way."

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