Laveda – “Rager”

Laveda – “Rager”

Albany-based Laveda have released a colorful new lyric video for their latest single, “Rager.” Inspired by a post-apocalyptic, end-of-the-world scenario, “Rager” is an explosive blast of gauzy shoegaze energy squeezed into a tasteful, indie-pop...
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Zan Strumfeld – Book of Belonging

Zan Strumfeld – Book of Belonging

It has been a bit a journey for singer-songwriter Zan Strumfeld to get to her latest release. The new effort, Book of Belonging, was written after the dissolving of a long term relationship this past winter. The Troy-based artist had been on a hiatus from music since...
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Hate Club – No, seriously

Hate Club – No, seriously

Hate Club is an Albany based band that exhibits all of the raucous and raw energy you’d want to find in an indie pop/slacker group. On April 19, Hate Club released their debut EP titled, No, seriously. It’s a refreshing 4 track outing that packs a punch....
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Slowshine – s/t

Slowshine – s/t

Based out of Albany, shoegaze rockers Slowshine offer up a slick blend of new-wave elements and somber vocals, all with just the right amount of shoegaze haze on their recent self-titled release. Put out independently by the band on March 7th, the band is made up of...
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County Mike –  Live Alone

County Mike – Live Alone

Alongside other Albanian groups like Coupons and They Are Gutting A Body of Water is County Mike, a new, mysterious one-man-band fronting a near lo-fi sound that flutters comfortably within the boundaries of alt-folk. The man behind the mask (and beard) is Michael...
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PineSheets – Casual Frustrations

PineSheets – Casual Frustrations

… Think a completely synthetic Elvis Depressedly meshed with the trippy-ness of Youth Lagoon. The previous ellipse is necessary as it reflects Casual Frustrations’ tendency to slow your breathing as you become entangled in its dizzying churn. For PineSheets’ new...
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slowshine – “Solid State”

slowshine – “Solid State”

I think it’s no secret at this point that I split my time between Albany and Buffalo. The drive sucks, but it definitely keeps my life interesting leading two completely different lives. One of the things I’ve liked about Albany life is being able to...
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