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Weekly Feature: Ludwig Persik's Pianos Residency

Ludwig Persik - whose debut "2012" EP was our NYC Record of the Month last July - possesses a "transversal" charm, with the potential to capture fans of Syd Barrett's crooked and surreal compositions ("Forward Motion"), beat-addicted avant-pop a-la Beck lovers ("Willow" and "Son"), and even those who - like us - miss John Lennon's playful flirtations with circus and parade music ("On The Town," streaming below). Ludwig recently landed a residency at Pianos, if you belong to the aforementioned categories you shouldn't miss his next shows on February 20 and 27. - Read Mike Levine's Interview with Ludwig Persik here.


New Track: "Carried by Waves to Remorseless Shores of the Truth" - Woe

Philly/NYC black metal outfit Woe shared a pummeling new track last week called "Carried by Waves to Remorseless Shores of the Truth," which you can take a listen to HERE. (Ha...good morning!) It's off their third album Withdrawal that is scheduled for release on April 23 via Candlelight Records.


Sparxx debuts video for "Mod" + plays The Rock Shop on 02.20

Bushwick’s rising dreampoppers Sparxx are debuting today on our channels the video for the heavenly track “Mod.” Shot & Edited by Danny Krug, Co-Directed by Danny and Heather Sparx, with styling by Nadia Tulin, the video was bravely filmed on location in Bushwick (ugliest/hippest neighborhood in the world?), with concert footage from local venue, The Lab. Band sonic guru Justin Matthews and Heather also remixed the track from the original version, giving it additional punch and sheen, matching it more closely to the video. The story of “Mod” is told through Heather’s passionate vocals, Justin’s synth and guitar textures, and a thoroughly rockin' beat. Following a timeless script, hot boy hits on girl - but Heather asks if you could simply slow down for a moment and “take a break with me”. A breath was taken, now what?

Witness the cyber-goth-dance band at The Rock Shop on February 20. - Dave Cromwell


Lady Lamb the Beekeeper releases “Ripley Pine” + plays Knit on 02.23

Aly Spaltro’s sultry voice carries through her new album, “Ripley Pine,” at times sounding like Neko Case or a young PJ Harvey. Spaltro, the gifted songwriter behind Lady Lamb the Beekeeper, wrote the album in Maine while working at a used DVD store, later recording it in her then-new Brooklyn apartment. Floating between folk, rock, and psych elements, the new record shows a diverse musical and emotional depth to the 23-year-old songwriter, through expert layering of melodies and metaphors. “Ripley Pine” will be released on February 19, followed by a show at the Knitting Factory on the 23rd. - Devon Antonetti


Chalk & Numbers announces "Parade" EP + plays Mercury on 02.20

Indie-pop duo Chalk and Numbers showcase a soft spot for bubble gum pop in the new single “Boy” (streaming below), which combines a refreshingly stripped down sound with melodic elements inspired by the 60’s mainstream pop. The Brooklyn natives conjoins Sable Yong’s refined and tempered voice with Andrew Pierce’s composed melodies within a range of memorable melodies and light tones. Their new EP will be released on March 12th - you can see them at The Mercury Lounge on 02.20 with The Suzan and Earthy Babes (both also Brooklyn based). - Tina Aita


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