A couple weeks ago, PGR’s Bryan Scary went into the Serious Business studio in SOHO to perform all new songs from the upcoming album, Daffy’s Elixir (April 24, 2012), for BreakThru Radio. Turns out, it was right in line with BTR’s 100th Episode. Featuring the track, “Ballroom Kid”, alongside snippets from “Red Baron (Of Arizona)”, this session makes us all-the-more excited to see the band live on April 11th with Little Tybee @ Joe’s Pub and April 24th @ Brooklyn Bowl (The Deli Mag presents).
Alongside this stellar piece from Breakthru Radio, yesterday our friends atI Guess I’m Floating premiered Scary’s first single from Daffy’s Elixir,“Ziegfield Station”.
“This dude, Bryan Scary, is for the days you’re totally fried and looking for a retro kick back, a pop punch in the face, and a musical wet willy in the ear. If you like your milkshakes with a retro pop layering of ELO, fused with the glow of of Montreal and the breakdown of Queen…I’m enjoying everything about this jam..” -I Guess I’m Floating
Late last year our beloved The City and Horses band constructed a pretty fun and creative video idea for their title track, “We Will Never Be Discovered”. Partnering with BreakThru Radio to shoot this “Hear And There” session at the Grooveshark offices. Check it out for yourself!
“The City and Horses plays fun and spunky indie-pop that channels everyone from Belle & Sebastian and Beck to The Pixies and The Velvet Underground.” – BreakThruRadio.com
We have been hooked on Conveyor ever since their EP “Sun Ray” landed on our doorstep. (Note to bands: handing out your music on freaky orange 12″ vinyl is one sure way to get a label to give your demo a spin.) Unfortunately, we caught wind of this Brooklyn based quartet too late and missed out on their CMJ show. Apparently they impressed a few folks so much thatWe Listen For You decided on “Sun Ray” as the first ever We Listen For You Record Club selection. Now we have three copies of this beautiful wax at Paper Garden & Lovely Hearts Club headquarters and in no way is that depressing! Conveyor has this rare ability to repeat the same few lyrics over and over and over with their folk-inspired melodies and catchy synth to the point that you feel it in your bones. BreakThru Radio has pinned them as a hybrid between Iron & Wine with Caribou but we can’t shake this feeling that they are channeling their inner Aqueduct at times.
Well out with the old and in with the new in 2012 because One Thirty BPM has just premiered a new track called “Mukraker” and have deemed it Conveyor’s best song yet! It definitely has got everyone we know excited about their forthcoming full album. The band has also began locking down tour dates across the entirety of the US for Summer 2012, so be on the lookout for a live show in your town!
You can stream the track here or head over to their bandcamp starting January 2nd for a digital fix, until the 7″ split with fellow Brooklynites Illuminator is available. Conveyor has also brought us a delicious new treat in the form of BreakThru Radio’s Hear & There session, where they cook up a stripped back version of “Mukraker” in a posh Williamsburg kitchen. Even though the band is extremely busy making new music for us they still find time to chat with fans on the internet so get to following them on Twitter and Facebook. Hope to see everyone who lives within a 30-mile radius of Glasslands on January 5 as Conveyor gets down with ILLUMINATOR, Teletextile, and fellow Lovely Hearts Club band, Snowmine.
Little Tybee’s new record, Humorous To Bees, is generating as much buzz as its name implies. We were psyched to see that two of our favorite music blogs decided to give some love to our new release: I Guess I’m Floating posted glowing reviews of both “Nero” and “Passion Seekers” here; and You Ain’t No Picasso gave the “Nero” video a shout-out here.
If that’s not enough to get you pumped about the new album, Little Tybee also recorded a live session for BreakThru Radio. Check out the video of “Signal Below,” below:
Alcoholic Faith Mission’s “And The Running With Insanity EP” was released earlier last week and since the band’s recent tour around CMW, NYC, and SXSW, Alcoholic Faith Mission has ignited a spark amongst its North American fan base that has begun to spread into a wildfire. Breakthru Radio has posted their live session with the band here, and both Spinner and Much Music have hosted a full album listening party through their sites.
With both bands currently in Europe (Alcoholic Faith Mission back home in Copenhagen and Emanuel and the Fear on their 2nd European tour of the year in support of their album ‘Listen’), keep a fresh eye and ear out for these acts, as this is just the beginning!
Photo Credit: Chris Becker
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11/12 – E&TF in Luzern, CH @ Treibhaus
11/13 – E&TF in Schaffhausen, CH @ Cardinal
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