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BOYTOY tours Europe, unveils video for 'Wild One'

Last year, Saara Untracht-Oakner and Glenn Van Dyke of BOYTOY released their delectable debut LP, Grackle. Approximately one year later to the day, the Brooklyn garage-poppers unveiled the video for single “Wild One”, which chronicles a wild night of Untracht-Oakner and Van Dyke roaming around Las Vegas, leading to their rambunctious desert romp as depicted in their music video for “Your Girl”. As of now, BOYTOY are on the last leg of their first European tour. Throughout October, they've rocked venues throughout Italy, France, Spain, and the UK. In the days ahead, they’ll entertain the Netherlands, Germany, and Switzerland before heading back to Italy for one final performance in Varese. Check out the list of remaining dates below, and don’t miss the shows if you happen to find yourself floating around those parts of Europe. – Will Sisskind





Stream: Lo Moon "Loveless"

Lo Moon perform with a mercurial elegance that's both graceful and intense. The LA trio's introduction is certainly daring for a band who's just about getting their start: the seven-minute "Loveless" is a sweeping, atmospheric piece that unfurls with a patience that draws out its emotional impact to a very high degree. Even if we're not entirely sure as to what direction they'll ultimately take (aside from the fact that their facebook page references eighties soft rock acts like Prefab Sprout and The Blue Nile as influences), the band has already caught the attention of some big names to follow their every step: not only do they have the support of major-label behemoth Columbia Records, but they've also enlisted record producer Chris Walla - who's known for his affecting and poignant approach to songwriting - to work on their upcoming debut effort.

See the hype for yourself when they make a stop at the Bootleg on November 29.

 





Listen to Blacksage's Aptly Titled EP Shivers + Live at Ottobar Nov. 5

Shivers - seems like an apt title for Blacksage's latest album. The combination of Josephine Olivia's seductively sultry vocals and Drew Scott's hypnotic production evokes such a physical reaction. Listening to more Blacksage is a no-brainer in my book. Shivers is out now via Friends Records, and you can catch them live on Saturday, November 5 at Ottobar. (Photo by Holly Burnham) - H.M. Kauffman





NYC synthpop artist Blonder releases second single "Talk to Me"

If you still haven’t gotten up the nerve to talk to that special someone you’ve been eyeing for days, then this song’s for you. In his second single “Talk To Me” (following his debut track “Lean,” both streaming here) Brooklyn based synth-pop artist Blonder imagines what it would be like to finally have that interaction. “Talk To Me” brings out the flurry of emotion that would arise from such an experience—excitement, relief, wonder, and perhaps a touch of nausea?—through heaps of funky synths, jingling and jangling percussion, and soft, slurry vocals. Listen to the tracks down below and keep an eye out for more coming soon. - Ashley Muniz

We added this song to The Deli's playlist of Best songs by emerging NYC artists - check it out!





VA-based Inter Arma serves up dynamic doom metal

Inter Arma might just be the sludgy saviors of doom metal. The VA-based band serves up tracks that are not just heavy, plodding metal licks, but instead offers dynamic, quaking aural-scapes that reveal a world of more merciless gods. "Transfiguration," a 9-minute stand-out track off the band's latest release, Paradise Gallows, is operatic in scope--utilizing guitar sweeps that echo the glissandos Mussgorsky used on "Night On Bald Mountain" to conjure demons--and threatens to place the listener into the desperate throes depicted on the album cover. The sonic imagery is so trenchant that it's easy to feel gripped by the terror of being ensnared by a mighty, black sea. For metalheads, Inter Arma is a band to watch, and Paradise Gallows is a staggering juggernaut of an introduction. Check them out streaming below.-Olivia Sisinni

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