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NJ Artists on the rise: The Ugly Club

The New Jersey five-piece indie rock band, The Ugly Club, creates music that carries elements of psych rock, lo-fi and also garage-rock, with an added, strong textural quality. With two self released EP under their belt, the band these days isbusy in the studio, preparing a new release . The band has been making the rounds throughout the tri-state area promoting their "Visions of Tall Girl" EP, and played Cameo Gallery earlier this week with an impromptu acoustic sampling of their song, "Wasted on You", at Williamsburg Waterfront beforehand. - Abigail P. Devora

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NYC Artists on the rise: We Are Augustines release debut CD

After a very good reception as a digital release, We Are Augustines' "Rise Ye Sunken Ships" will be released in CD format on Tuesday August 23. The band's alt folk-rock has a visionary and passionate character, and hopeful tones with deeply meaningful, lyrics often flirting with mysticism. One of their premier tracks, "Book of James", is available for free download on their site (if you subscribe to their mailing list), while "Chapel Song" is streaming below. It's just enough to sell you on the whole album: “He stood there in his boots unable to move, and I came here to tell you that I love you. And here lies my green eyes rolled back in my head, but they're alive. And all these words can all get spoken: Just know we tried, and you're forgiven.” - Caitlin Clive

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Robbers on High Street release new CD + play Monday residency at Brooklyn Bowl

After two years of work, Robbers on High Street will be releasing their newest album "Hey There Golden Hair" on September 13. This will be the first record they’ve made with their current line-up, still producing the piano-pumping, brass-rocking high energy rock as ever. Until fall, they’ll be playing at Brooklyn Bowl on Mondays in August, and pre-orders are available on PledgeMusic, where fans can receive prizes based on the size of the sum they pay for the new CD.

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A NYC supergroup is born: Haunted Hauses - live at Union Pool on 09.01

What started off as a side project for Autry Fulbright (And They Will Know Us By The Trail Of The Dead, ex-Midnight Masses), Peter Hale (Here We Go Magic, ex-Boggs, ex-Midnight Masses), Eric Rodgers (VHS or BETA, ex-Midnight Masses) and Leif Huckman (the Boggs), Haunted Hauses has the potential to become a main course served by the NYC music scene - isn't that what happened to Here We Go Magic anyway? While these musicians' busy schedules can make it difficult for them to get together, the group is making it work, involving another former Boggs member, Alex Luther, on the drums whenever Hale has Here We Go Magic commitments. Influenced by 1970s kraut-rock (in their Facebook page the band states "Neu! York" as their hometown), Haunted Hauses has a unique sound full of Can inspired rhythms, tight harmonies, bouncy bass and textural guitar and keyboard elements. The songs sound light and fun but have a certain intellectual aura, at times reminiscent of Brian Eno's early records. Co-vocalist and lyricist Fulbright gives more insight: “I feel free to write about anything, though the very name of the band hints at a prevailing theme: songs about nostalgia and reflecting on loss. Still, it’s more upbeat. More like moving forward rather than looking behind.” You can check these guys out September 1st at Union Pool. Highly recommended! - Kristen Ferreira

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John Brodeur semi-finalist at Googie's Lounge Songwriting competition.

NYC musician John Brodeur reached the sem-finals at the Googie's Lounge Songwriting competition. He recently released "Tiger Pop Ten", a 2-CD set featuring a newly recorded version of his debut album coupled with a 10th-anniversary reissue of the original disc. The other semi-finalist is Massachusetts' enfant prodige Grace Kelly. The final night of the competition will be at 154 Ludlow Street NYC on August 30th.

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