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February 2015
Dolly Spartans
"self-titled EP
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I think we can all agree about the fact that age is very important in rock'n'roll; we might not like that (we don't) but we can agree about it, right? Therefore, a good rock song is bound to get some added value when it's written and performed by four musicians in their (not so late) teens. And then, if you also realize that the band has a solid six track debut EP with no fillers under their belt, things start to get really interesting: records without fillers are rare at any age... The band in question is NYC's Dolly Spartans; their self titled debut fluctuates between pop punk exuberance ('We'll say that for now,' streaming below, and ' 'Don't You Know') and more tamed melodic moments reminiscent of a dirtier Vampire Weekend ('Who Are You,') or even of sacred monsters like The Beatles and their beloved disciples XTC ('Something on my Mind'). The band's sound features the right amount of rawness (think early Pixies), which gets tamed at least in part by songwriter and lead singer's Michael Eliran tenor, that sounds way more mature than his years. The range of the six tracks, the actual songwriting, and the maturity of the arrangements is truly impressive for such a young band, and make this is one of the most consistently fun NYC made record we heard in a while. Hopefully these guys' sound won't get too polished too soon!

 
The 60's
Bob Dylan

Simon and Garfunkel

Velvet Underground
The 70's
Television
Patti Smith
The New York Dolls

The Ramones

The Talking Heads
Richard Hell
The Dead Boys
Blondie
Suicide
Lydia Lunch
DNA  
Mars
The Contortions  
The 80's
Sonic Youth
Bad Brains
Beastie Boys
Bruce Springsteen
Swans
The Feelies
Laurie Anderson
They Might Be Giants
John Zorn
Arto Lindsay
Sonic Youth
The Fleshtones
The 90's

Jeff Buckley

The Magnetic Fields
Yo La Tengo
Soul Coughing
Cat Power
The 00's
The Strokes
Interpol
TV on The Radio
Fiery Furnaces
Yeah Yeah Yeahs
The Bravery
Animal Collective
Bright Eyes
Devendra Banhart
Moldy Peaches
Le Tigre
Liars
Blonde Redhead
Grizzly Bear
 

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Circuit des Yeux

Circuit des Yeux (aka Haley Fohr) released her latest album, In Plain Speak (her Thrill Jockey debut), this week. Below is the NSFW video for her fantastic single "Do The Dishes".

You can catch Circuit des Yeux at Reckless Records (Wicker Park) for a solo In-Store performance on May 24th at 3pm and at Schubas on July 15th with Xylouris White.

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Victorian Halls @ Bottom Lounge

Victorian Halls have released their new LP, Hyperalgesia, and a haunting video for their single "Come In With The Storm".

You can help Victorian Halls celebrate the released on May 23rd at Bottom Lounge.

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Volutes @ Quenchers

Volutes is the work of Christina Dennaoui and back in early 2014 we shared her debut EP Elegant Grey. A few months ago she shared a new single, "Lossless", from her upcoming LP, The Quite Hours.

Volutes performed earlier this month at Transitor and has posted her full set on soundcloud. You can catch her live at Quenchers on May 21st.

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Monobody

The local label Naked Alley released the self-titled debut album from experimental jazz, math rock quintet Monobody last month. Consisting of Al Costis, Steve Marek, Conor Mackey, Collin Clauson, and Nnamdi Ogbonnaya, Monobody creates a unique instrumental groove that covers multiple genes but always stay steady and focused.

Below is their video for "Gilgamesh (R-Teaxs)" filmed in the basement of Naked Alley.

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