DIY/Lo-Fi

Waldo Witt Releases Retro-synth Single "Crystal Ball"

 

Finding success, happiness and fulfillment as a consistent touring artist can be unique to each and every artist. No one ever knows where the road will take them or how long they will continue to go down the same fork. Put together the time away from home and the long nights spent performing, rehearsing and recording, and then to go and do it all over again to an infinite degree, can often leave one utterly drained. Mr. Waldo Witt has been able to find a perfect medium between the two. After traveling with several acts over the last 10 years, Waldo made the move from Austin, TX to Chapel Hill, NC to be close with his loved one. But alas, he continues to pursue this very thing. 

Under his new solo moniker, Waldo Witt has released only a fragment of his material, sorting through demos recorded while traveling on the road, all of which is pure gold. Labeling himself as a "DIY Hi-Fi Experiment", Mr. Wittenmyer is on a continuous journey into indie-pop fans hearts. Seeking influence, Waldo has created a connection with his Ford Ecoline he has traveled in for years, named Randall. The relationship with his van is one of that of a human and their dog. It's an unbreakable bond that has kept him sane on the lonesome roads over the many, many years onto of the asphalt. 
 
John 'Waldo' Wittenmeyer has delved into the psychedelic dream world to create a beautiful landscape of electronic mellow-pop. His melodies encapsulated around very deep beats keeps your mind in a head space full of fantasy. His low-key and hi-fi mechanics surround you, take you away, and leave you wondering where he'll go from here. With some of his tracks bridging on the hemisphere of Jizz-Jazz, a younger audience will be able to enjoy this just as much as someone who got to live through an era of electronic music revolution.  

The first single released, Crystal Ball, which has also had a subsequent video released, is a quick yet revealing glimpse into the head space of Witt. A deep dive into an 80's time capsule, the video brings elements of several 80's fan favorite movies. It's easy to find where Waldo finds his influence. There's a craving that fans have to bring back special feelings left in yesteryear, and this is a phenomenal hand reaching out to reel in those listeners. The dreamy nature of the video lets the audience take a quick trip into the imagination of Witt. 
 
- Dylan Welch

 

   

Bay Windows gifts an intimate experience in new record "Dance A Little Closer"

Bedroom pop generally gestates in the mind of the artist in such a way that when upon listening to its soundscapes, the listener becomes engrossed in the same intimacy of its creation. The easy-listening music found in Dylan Jockel's (Bay Windows) new record Dance A Little Closer is a perfect example of this occurrence: relaxed electric guitar riffs, warm basslines, and reverb-robust vocals all stir within the mind of the listener and elicit memories. In tracks like "Older," those breezy sounds raise the dainty particles of cognizance to produce elation or sadness, whatever you prefer. The Avon, Connecticut artist slows down the minutes with buttery tracks like "On My Way," and thus allows for full immersion into his lo-fi production of tranquil music. In the intimacy of his songs, naturally curious listeners can find whatever they wish, and that is the mark of great bedroom music. The smooth sounds of Bay Windows should be keeping New Englanders warm this fall/winter; we are excited about shows upcoming. You may stream the endorphin-triggering title-track from the new record below. - Rene Cobar

   

DIY/Lo-Fi

Time: 
19:00
Band name: 
Makoto
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Venue name: 
The Mercury Lounge
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Phantasmosis supplies sweet escapism in new record "Sentimental"

Earlier this month Providence’s Phantasmosis (Sam D'Orazio) released Sentimental, his latest fantastical record. The album supplies the right dose of sweet escapism with psych-surfy ballads like “Heaven/Hell” and power pop tracks like “Green Eyes” offering variety throughout the journey. Phantasmosis lathers each track with intent: if indie-rock is the theme, the guitars will rip; if jazzy elements are in order, the saxophone will produce a buttery smooth solo—there is no subtlety, and that is great. Phantasmosis’ music has the appeal of Beach Boys and the eccentricity of Flaming Lips, he serves that shake in his unique manner, and it is rich. The new release should keep him occupied for the fall, and we are looking forward to new show announcements soon. We are streaming the entrancing track “Do You Feel It???” from the new record below. - Rene Cobar

   

Samuel Sandoval welcomes reflection in new record "Current Pretender"

Samuel Sandoval’s new full-length record, Current Pretender, is a sonic stained-glass window into the colorful mind of a young man wrestling and dancing with existentialism. The anthology is track after track of therapeutic acoustic guitar-led confessions and realizations: tracks like “I Mime” tip-toe instrumentally among bizarre ambient sounds and Sandoval's layered-pensive vocals. As esoteric as some tracks can be, others like “Falling Asleep to Your Parents Watching TV Pt. 1” are gorgeously composed, with honey-sweet piano melodies and soothing flowing-water samples creating a cave of wondrous sounds. Much like life itself, Connecticut resident Samuel Sandoval’s record encompasses beauty, ugliness, weirdness, love, hope, and existence as you want to see it. We are streaming the indie-folk tune “Madam Day” from the new album below. - Rene Cobar