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Well Wisher make the sadness bearable on "This Is Fine," play House of Independents 11.29

Northern New Jersey’s Well Wisher have essentially perfected the art of the asynchronous indie punk song, creating melodic, exciting tunes that are marked by deeply melancholic lyrics. Their most recent release This Is Fine contains ten, primarily upbeat jams, filled with tension-building guitars and dramatic major-minor chord resolutions, all set against by front woman Natalie Newbold’s bright vox and sad lyrics. It’s the ideal music for club catharsis, the type of music that induces immediate hype in a live setting while providing space to scream out the words (in a room full of strangers) as a space to bask in shared sorrow. Stream this fun duality below, and catch Well Wisher at the House of Independents on November 29th, supporting Beach Rats, Speedy Ortiz, Restorations, and American Trappist.



Shake the Baby Til the Love Comes Out have get darkly rhythmic on new LP, play Trans-Pecos 11.27

New York duo Shake the Baby Til the Love Comes Out have no problem making disconcerting-yet-engaging math rock (as their slightly unsavory name belies). Their new LP Growth and Healing Through Bringing Others Down continues the stumbling momentum of last year’s in a pretty suit; sludgy melodic riffs and absolutely massive drum fills on single “For All the Days That I Am Happy” shows Shake the Baby has no problem letting the lead out while seamlessly switching rhythmic gears. Revel in the noise below, and catch them at Trans Pecos on November 27th for their album release show.

Follow SUO's nocturnal hunt in video "Unsatisfied Blood," plays The Broadway 12.14

It’s possible you’re already acquainted with Brooklyn-based musician Saara Untracht-Oakner by way of indie four-piece tour de force BOYTOY, but under the name SUO she steps out as a solo act to lay down grooving, tactile indie rock on new track “Unsatisfied Blood.” Muted guitars and atmospheric wah-wahs underlay Untracht-Oakner’s post-punk vocal delivery, drawing inspiration from a wide range of artists including David Byrne, Prince, and Patti Smith; the song (and its lyrics detailing insatiable bloodlust) serve as a nice score for the music video in which SUO engages in nocturnal bloodsports, Man Bites Dog style. Check it out below, and catch her at The Broadway on December 14th. 


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New Sipper single “Ghost” promises more indie soft jams on forthcoming EP

Sipper’s debut Adam Driver EP came out earlier this year and properly introduced us to Joe Beerman’s hushed, almost secretive songwriting and spare indie rock, but that hasn’t stopped him from getting in new single before we wrap 2019. Opting for a more acoustic, room filling sound, recently unveiled track “Ghost” carries much of the same easy listenability of the project’s previous release; Beerman is still cranking out catchy hooks coupled with minimalistic instrumentation while exploring different, increasingly psyche-tinged instrumentation. Better yet, as the first single off the band’s next, as-of-yet unnamed EP (out next year), it builds appropriate hype for those of us clamoring for more Sipper music (present company very much included); listen to it below. —Connor Beckett McInerney


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