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Song o’ the Week: Yarn’s “Easy Road”

Monday, August 22nd, 2016

Led by Schenectady native Blake Christiana on vocals and guitar, the Brooklyn-based Americana band Yarn has recently released their new album, This Is the Year. Here’s the official music video for “Easy Road.”

The band will return to Schenectady at 3pm on Sunday (August 28) for a benefit concert at the Centre Street Pub with opener Strait Up. All proceeds from Yarnaplaooza, as they’ve dubbed the bash, will go to benefit Schenectady’s Ring of Hope Boxing Club. Tickets are $15 online in advance; $20 at the door.

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Song o’ the Week: Firestarter’s “Worth the Wait”

Thursday, August 4th, 2016

The Albany band Firestarter says, “We are super excited to be putting out this new music video for our song ‘Worth the Wait.’ We had the privilege of playing main stage at this year’s Vans Warped Tour stop in Syracuse, NY this summer and without a question had to document the shenanigans of the day. Enjoy!”

In support of their latest EP A Life Inconsistent, Firestarter kicks off their coast to coast tour on Saturday (August 7) at the Fuze Box. The show kicks off at 7pm with support acts Young Culture, Shorebreak, Viewpoints and One for the Braves. Tickets are $10 in advance; $12 at the door.

New Video from Phantogram: “You Don’t Get Me High Anymore”

Friday, July 22nd, 2016

Phantogram’s new album Three isn’t slated for release til September 16, but this week Sarah Barthel and Josh Carter served up this mighty stunning new music video to tide you over til then…

Song o’ the Week: Phantogram’s “You Don’t Get Me High Anymore”

Thursday, June 16th, 2016

After much social network teasing during the past week or so, Phantogram – that little old electro-pop band from Greenwich featuring Sarah Barthel and Josh Carter – have dropped their new single, “You Don’t Get Me High Anymore,” and it’s a very tasty, very dark bit of boombastic ear candy indeed…

Catch Phantogram tonight (Thursday, June 16) performing the song on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon”

Song o’ the Day

Wednesday, May 4th, 2016

The Sheepdogs – who play at the Hollow Bar + Kitchen in Albany on Thursday (May 5) – sing Neil Young’s “Ohio.” Today (Wednesday, May 4) marks the 46th anniversary of the killing of four unarmed college students at Kent State University by members of the Ohio National Guard…

Song of the Week: Small Town Glow’s “Devil Yellow Sun”

Thursday, March 24th, 2016

“Devil Yellow Sun” is the debut music video and the title track of the upcoming EP from Small Town Glow, the new project of former Gusto bandleader Josh Robin. The official release date for the EP is Monday, April 11. Stay tuned…

Song o’ the Week: Lucky Jukebox Brigade’s “Little Fangs”

Tuesday, March 15th, 2016

“Little Fangs” the opening track of Lucky Jukebox Brigade’s new five-song EP, Savage Fantastic

Song of the Week: Free Cake for Every Creature’s “For You”

Thursday, February 4th, 2016

Led by Katie Bennett, Free Cake for Every Creature is stirring up plenty of buzz for their upcoming new album, Talking Quietly of Anything with You, even though the release date is more than two months away – April 15, to be exact, on the Double Double Whammy label.

Vocalist, guitarist, keyboardist and Skidmore College alum Bennett started FCFEC in Saratoga Springs, but she’s since relocated to Philadelphia, where their new video for “For You” was filmed. The band – which also features guitarist-vocalist Colin Manjoney, drummer Francis Lyons and bassist Ian Stewart – returned upstate to record their upcoming album with producer Chris Daly at Salvation Recording Co. in New Paltz.

Their “For You” video was posted on NPR’s website on Wednesday (February 3), with Lars Gotrich declaring, “If your twee-dar’s going off, it’s because Free Cake for Every Creature’s song ‘For You’ is as cute as a one-inch button pinned to a thrift-store jacket. The VHS-quality video is equally adorable, shot on the streets of Philly on a budget befitting the back half of MTV’s ‘120 Minutes,’ replete with floating doughnuts and questionably successful high kicks.”

And at Stereogum, Collin Robinson wrote, “Free Cake For Every Creature make effortless, impassive indie pop that still finds its way to your gut through its easy relatability and into your brain due to some catchy melodies and phrases. The video is a low-key chill session between friends shot in lo-def… It looks like it was a lot of fun to make, and it will make you crave a donut or two.”

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