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Annie Hart to release second solo album, plays Union Pool on 12/13

Dreamy, introspective songwriter Annie Hart releases her sophomore solo album “A Softer Offering” this month, two years after her “Impossible Accomplice” debut. Already known as an innovative film composer and founding member of Lynchian synth-faves Au Revoir Simone, Hart continues to expand her body of work with this latest release. Opting for a more spacious, minimal sound, first single and video (streaming below) “Wilderness Hill” centers around a steady low note pulse and stark electric piano chords. With self -directed video footage shot in the songtitle referencing area of Margate, England combined with hometown Rockaway Beach imagery, Annie's hushed vocals match this early morning contemplative mood. Follow-up single “Don't Breathe For Me” employs singular held keyboard pads, angular electronic percussion and deep-twang melodies behind a raw vocal recitation on the need to move on. The whole album is a cohesive work that emphasizes the spaces inbetween our hectic lives, where our own thoughts are encouraged to mingle with the artists creations. The album is out in full on 12/13 with a release show that night at Union Pool. - Dave Cromwell

Monogamy "Departure"

Monogamy recently released a split album with Ann Arbor’s SCLT via the local label Reserve Matinee.

This is the post-punk of Don Lyons, Sam Johnson and Toni "Tone Bone” Wang.

The band’s final track on the album is called “Departure” and is accompanied by the video below.

You can catch Monogamy at Nha Trang (1104 W Argyle St) on December 20th with Noxroy, DJ Bando, Chelsea Bridge, Forest Management, Faithful (DJ).


Weighted "A Better Place"

Weighted released their debut EP last month called “A Better Place”. Below is the video for the EP’s opening track, “Records”.

You can catch Weighted at Cobra Lounge on January 11th with Antighost, Stillwell, Pelafina, and Sugarpill.


Dusty Winds “I Got High With Santa Claus”

Alt-Country musician Dusty Winds has released a new Christmas single, “I Got High With Santa Claus” b/w “I’ll Call You This Christmas”.

Dusty Winds is the alter-ego of Cory Hance who has played in several bands over the last two decades including The Cells.


PREMIERE: Bask in mutually-shared exhaustion on Noah Chenfeld’s “I Love Being Tired”

Part of living in New York is an unfortunately normalized culture of exhaustion, both physical and emotional. Few cities can boast a guide of the Best/Worst places to Cry in Public; such cultural phenomena are likely a product of rising rents, a drive by management for greater productivity over the course of the 40 (or 50, or 60) hour work week, and failing infrastructure (just a guess). And despite the bullshit, we’re all still here, a sentiment at the core of Noah Chenfeld’s new single “I Love Being Tired.” Lamenting the necessity to save money, the crowded nature of the subway, and the absolutely brutal winters, Chenfeld finds resolve on the song’s chorus, aptly crooning “I love being tired” over vintage, Zombies-esque keys sand syncopated Fender chords. Chenfeld’s lyrics are both a passive acceptance of the hurried lifestyle inherent to city living and a tongue-in-cheek critique of the rat race we’re all active participants in; listen to it this weekend when someone at a party asks you “how are you doing” and you politely abstain from telling them how you really feel, and catch Noah Chenfeld at Pianos on December 6th. —Connor Beckett McInerney


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