Alt Pop

Pool Boys: Millennial Morse Code

Pool Boys have released their debut single, “Millennial Morse Code”. While Pool Boys have spent most of the past year as a popular opening act, listening to the single it's clear that playing live shows hasn’t been the only thing the band’s been up to. The song is incredibly refreshing. It has notes so clear and smooth listening to the song is akin to drinking a tall glass of ice water. The undertones of the bass intermixed with guitar riffs that strike like lightning give the song a darker edge. It’s clearly a finessed final product, but it still has the earnest heart of a young band looking to make their mark.

You can catch Pool Boys at Bunk Bar November 23rd alongside Kulululu and Sheers

-By Avril Carrillo

   

Freddy & Francine release video for "Half a Mind"

In July, we spoke at length about the track "Half a Mind" by Freddy & Francine, a soulful indie pop groove from the duo's latest EP Moonless Night. Just last month, the singer-songwriters released a music video for the song, which showcases their humor as well as their fine lyrical chops. Since we're a week or so away from Halloween, featuring a video that included ghosts -- as well as the symbolized facing of said ghosts -- seems appropriate. To give credit to the filmmaker: Danielle Mulcahy came all the way from Massachusetts to direct, film, and edit the video; she's the perfect choice, since she's known for her work with paranormal and extraterrestial subjects. Watch the video for "Half a Mind" below. - Will Sisskind

   

Sam Evian and Kazu Makino collaborate on "You, Forever"

Sam Owens a.k.a. Sam Evian released his latest album “You, Forever” on Saddle Creek Records over the summer.  In 2017, The NYC-based producer and songwriter also co-produced the solo album for Kazu Makino (of Blonde Redhead). Now, the two have joined forces in a re-imagined track entitled “Next To You.” This version is just as billowy and mellow as you might expect coming from the minds of these two musicians. But with help from Kazu’s haunting vocals and a sweeping instrumental section (metronome, violin, and bass), “Next To You” blooms into something more celestial and otherworldly. The song’s central message is short and sweet but tinted with a dreary cynicism about how the world sucks right now.  Makino murmurs, “I can't fight the world’s battles/I just wanna be next to you.” It’s a truly gorgeous track, and you can listen below. - Sara Nuta

   

New Absinthe Father EP Available for Streaming & Download

We are still recovering from what felt like a long weekend, but not seeming to be long enough this morning. Below is a captivating new EP from Absinthe Father (the solo project of Haley Butters), entitled Jane, which is dedicated to their late grandmother. The album "deals with death/death anxiety, survivor's guilt, & trying to feel okay again." Let the warm, hushed vocals and languid guitar strums help get you where you need to be this chilly fall morning. Butters is getting set to head out on tour with North Carolina's Jail Socks next month, and you can join them this Friday, October 26 at No Face Studios for a Halloween cover show that also features Coping Skills, Ready Now, Future Teens, and Lady Pills. (Photo by Becky Slack)

   

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Adia Victoria
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