The wonderful local songstress, Anne-Marie Sanderson has just released a new video to debut her song, “Out Through The Window”. In the video her voice and acoustic guitar are accompanied by a cello, violin, drum set and vivid harmonies that flow through the black and white frames of this moving studio performance. Watch the video below and be sure keep your eyes on Anne-Marie’s website for news of a new release that’s rumored to be in the works. – Benjamin Toledo
The Miami Sound has come to NYC. “Miami Vice,” that is. First Yacht Rock and now this – turns out EVERYTHING is psychedelic if you wear the proper lenses, which, for those of us who like to go on magical mystery tours, is once more a reminder of the infinitude of the universe. With that in mind, consider Infinity Shred’s feature-length LP “Sanctuary,” a synth-prog pastiche that proves the ephemeral’s refusal to ephemerate. And also that white pixie dust is not bound to leave the atmosphere anytime soon. Listen to ‘Void Ripper’ below. – Brian Chidester
There’s something about Western Scene that reminds me of the rise of anthemic indie rock in the mid aughts – they craft a soaring, ramshackle song in single "Same As You", bolstered with a vivacity that elicists a natural high for those who decide to immerse themselves in its moving set of peaks and troughs. It’s their official debut on iTunes and they couldn’t be more thrilled with the announcement, which concidentally, matches with the song’s towering chorus and cheerful focus. But this is just a warm-up for the band, as they’re planning to release a two song 7" in December. Have a first glimpse at the song below, and make sure to catch their their upcoming shows at Club Moscow @ Boardners and Havard & Stone in January of next year.
A riff drenched in delayed tremolo crunches atop a steady drum beat as Imaad Wasif and Josh Garza stand alone in a blank, white space. This is your introduction to Electric Flower Group, or EFG as they’d like you to call them. The video for “Eclipsed,” seems minimalist, allowing you be carried away by the song itself. But it wouldn’t be psych rock without a twist. What you see is not what it seems as the image suddenly morphs – slowing down, degrading, and warping, like a an acid trip. The song’s integrity stays in tact, though, with its modern garage rock undertones casting a hazy shadow over what is a truly catchy pop tune lathered in classic rock vibes. – Jacqueline Caruso
Sydney Wayser has re-tooled her singer-songwriter sound, changed NY for LA, and released some new songs under a new name. We’re excited to share with you what she’s been up to since she played our showcase at SXSW earlier this year. Donning a new identity as Clara-Nova, she recently wrapped up a residency at The Bootleg. Her approach to jangly indie pop has matured; her voice more relaxed and open, her melodies more refined, and her presence as bewitching as ever. There’s a quality to the new tune, “One of These Days,” that brings back my memories of a free-spirited, sparkly shorts-wearing Lissie, whose delight in mere hand claps and tambourine slaps couldn’t be contained in the small room in which we were all crammed to watch her perform. That same feeling is encapsulated in Wayser’s new approach as Clara-Nova that oozes out of the speakers and lifts your soul right up. Give it a listen and try to fight its charm. – Jacqueline Caruso
Stealthy Oakland based experimental duo, Disappearing People recently released a live recording of their November 13th performance at The Night Light. This untitled recording is impressively mixed by the club’s resident sound engineer, Jeffrey Adam Wright, who made every bellowing note from founding member, Scott Johnston crystal clear and audible. Steven Sessler portrays proficiency and poise on the drums as he’s able to improvise and blend with the every haunting, and echoing loop and atmosphere Johnston created on guitar and with his vocals. This new track permeates a moody, noisy and imploding chaos that somehow holds its composure in a way that keeps you listening until the last second.
If you’re not familiar with Ty Segall’s psychedelic sludge rock outfit Fuzz, then do yourself a favor and light one up, plug in a good pair of headphones and check this band out ASAP. The aptly named power trio, who released their self-titled stoner rock debut this October, mixes the heavy riffage and torrid guitar tone of groups like Sabbath, The Melvins and Sleep with the infectious garage rock energy Segall has become known for.
On December 3rd the band is set to release a new EP dubbed Live in San Francisco as part of an ongoing live series for John Dwyer’s Castle Face Records. The recording captures the group’s blistering set at The SF Eagle earlier this year, featuring Segall bringing the doom on drums and vocals. You can preview the track “You Won’t See Me” below and purchase a CD or LP version of the album at midhaven.com. –Ethan Varian