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Kino Kimino brings their garagey post punk to Alphaville 9/25

Brooklyn darlings Kino Kimino serve up gutsy, garage-y pop with a serious side of post punk. The brainchild of Kim Talon, the band features deadpan vocals, gritty guitars and 90's cool-kid vibes. Their latest release, 2016's "Bait is for Sissies" is unapologetic, innovative, fierce and hits in just all the right ways. Check out Kino Kimino at Alphaville on 9/23 but stream them below in the meantime. - Olivia Sisinni





Debut Julia Rainer LP Available for Streaming & Purchase

Spirits, the debut full-length album from singer-songwriter Julia Rainer, taps into a soulful, stripped-down serenity via Creep Records. Soothing, meditative vocals illustrate a full range of emotions, tugging at one’s heartstrings. Without the weight/protection of overly complicated instrumentation, there’s a subtle, haunting nature. The shield is down, allowing the songwriting spell to take hold.





Úlfur's New LP "Arborescence" Out October 2017

Úlfur, the post-rock project of Úlfur Hansson, readily reflects the artist's native Iceland. At times, his songs are as desolate and expansive as the country's central highlands, a trait shared in the music of some of his fellow Icelanders, like Sigur Rós or Ólöf Arnalds.

However, Úlfur's blend of electronic and acoustic instruments (some of which are homemade like his SEGULHARPA, an electromagnetic harp) never feels alienatingly robotic or inhuman. Úlfur's music is a nuanced reflection of the natural world. Since his move to NYC, his music has exchanged its wilderness sensibility for dreamier, folk-like soundscapes. Make sure to check out Úlfur's new single "Fovea" from his upcoming album Arborescence, available next month. --Amanda Ogea





New Track: "Kim" - Joy Again

Produced by long-time collaborator Caleb Laven (who worked on Frank Ocean's Blonde & Endless), “Kim,” the new single from Philly quintet Joy Again, toys with juxtaposing concepts. Lyrically, the song willingly vacates personal control; however, those submissive characteristics are countered by a refreshing, punchy, instrumental drive. Zapping one with a shot of merriment, despite relinquishing emotive power, it’s a delightfully twisted tale that was just released on NYC's Never Grow Up Records.





Steady Sun brings vintage psych pop to The Knit on 09.23

"Television Eyes" by Steady Sun (strreaming below) is one of those songs that only takes a few seconds to keep you hooked. It's only one of many gently persuading psychedelic tracks on the NYC-based band's June 2017 remarkable album "Indifferent World." Clearly inspired by the British psychedelia of the '60s, the band's paced acid guitars and Hammond organs open up space for Dylan Nowik's familiarly "out there" melodies. Other surprising instruments appear throughout the album, including cello, accordion, what sounds like an oboe, and the unmissable sitar. Where this project departs from vintage psychedelia is in the controlled pop structure and flawless production, that never falls into the traps of self indulegence (so often triggered by the doping substances this kind of music is linked to!). If you are in the mood for some mildly mind altering music, don't miss these guys' show at The Knit on September 23rd. - Allie Miller 

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