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Shy Hunters release new video + play Glasslands on 08.09

In case you didn't realize it yet, the music industry is rapidly marching from the home recording revolution to the home made music video making one - it is truly amazing what indie directors can do these days for indie bands with tiny budgets. We covered avant-dream-pop Brooklyn duo Shy Hunters back in March, and with this video of the song "Time Bomb" they are now giving us another good excuse to write about them  The song itself is pretty impressive: its complex melodic structure is made accessible by a clean and jumpy drum patter, and by singer Indigo Street's gorgeous vocals, while brooding, distorted and repetitive guitar riffs (somehow reminiscent of early King Krimson) flood the sonic background. This is not a band for everybody, but those who like us enjoy intensity should keep an ear on them. Shy Hunters will be playing Glasslands on August 9. -Time Bomb was added to our SoundCloud playlist of emerging NYC artists here.


Electro NYC artist on the rise: Michna announces release

Brooklyn-based producer Michna has been flying quietly under the radar for the past few years since releasing his debut album "Magic Monday" in 2008. Born Adrian Michna, the artist has kept busy painting, doing remixes for everyone from Joy Orbison to Kelis, and even producing for the NBA. But with his forthcoming EP "Moving Mountians," Michna returns with his own pulsating club beats. The hip-hop and electric infusion embraces his dual New York and Miami upbringing, combing the two worlds for another trans-inducing collection that picks up where "Magic Monday" (and a few remixes in between) left off. The premier track “Wanted Exotic” is streaming below, and the entire "Moving Mountains" EP is set for release on September 18 on Ghostly. - Devon Antonetti


Digital submissions: The Clox plays Living Room on 08.11

One of the best things about New York is how so many people, hailing from the world over, can congregate in the same place, and somehow they (we) all end up calling this land home for one reason or another. One of the most intriguing things about this situation is how good a lot of people from overseas have become in producing the "indie rock" music originally coming from the U.S. Take The Clox for example. Hailing from Kazakhstan, the group has set up shop here in Manhattan to show us all how a lot of this heavy rock business is supposed to be done.

Listen to the anthem ‘Jules Verne’ off their latest EP of the same name, and tell me these guys don’t know how to do it. Their unique cross between bands like INXS and Oasis does what this band is good at: sounding familiar and exotic at the same time. The rest of the EP follows this formula closely, leaving almost no stone unturned in carving out a large sound that just might work anywhere in the world.

After performing at Santos Party House on July 27, the band will take over The Living Room on August 11. - Mike Levine (@Goldnuggets)


Arbitration Rock Festival 08.04, with Gunfight!, Bad Credit No Credit + more

Tomorrow, come support some local history through the Greater Ridgewood Historical Society at the Onderdonk House with a selection of some of the city’s finest indie rock bands, food and booze at the Arbitration Rock Festival. Bands include Not Blood Paint, PassKontrol, Bad Credit No Credit (pictured), Backwords, GunFight! (streaming) and more. Also, as summer’s starting to wind down (it’s already August?!), you might want to come for the opportunity to bask in the sun! More info here.

Delicious Audio feature about recording: Snowmine

Like many contemporary Brooklyn based indie rock artists, Snowmine (featured on the cover of the summer 2012 issue of The Deli NYC) is very interested in the creative possibilities offered by the recording studio, but the results we hear on record showcase a band that masters the production process like few others. We took the time to ask them a few questions about their recording habits. - Read Paolo De Gregorio's Q&A with Snowmine here.


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