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VANDANA releases new record “Contra,” plays Baby's All Right on 9/22

Expanding on a noir electro-pop sound already steeped in eastern influences, VANDANA's latest release Contra re-imagines Indian and Pakistani music from the 70's, 80's and 90s. Lead track “Ahsa” intrigues with a heartbeat synth-bass pulse and foreboding keyboard textures. The artist's deep and resonant vocals soon become the focus, singing in a native language that adds an extra element of mystery. Careful percussive and electronic keyboard elements make their way into the mix completing an overall mystical experience. Follow-up track “Ahsila” makes use of slow-building atmospherics, deep bass synths and light bubbling textures in between seductively enigmatic vocals. Five tracks in all, the record can be heard and acquired at the artists bandcamp. VANDANA will be playing a daytime event Benefit for Kashmir at Baby's All Right on 9/22. - Dave Cromwell

   

Barrio Manouche releases new single, video, “La Leyenda Del Tiempo”

Today Barrio Manouche released “La Leyenda Del Tiempo” with its accompanying, dizzying video. The vibrant and electric flamenco jazz fusion septet provides a tremendous listening experience and live? They’re in a whole other world. Look around the room and at a Barrio Manouche show and you’ll see shoulders, toes, legs, hands, eyes, dancing in rhythm together. And that’s exactly what their music is meant to do: bond people from across cultures and rhythms and create fusions that are otherworldly. “La Leyenda Del Tiempo” was written and made famous by Camarón de La Isla and is now in a fresh rendition. Enjoy their video here and check them at The New Parish on October 26, where they’ll be releasing their next album. -Michelle Kicherer, Associate Editor

   

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Time: 
18:00
Band name: 
Laraaji
FULL Artist Facebook address (http://...): 
https://www.facebook.com/Laraaji-375385633889/
Venue name: 
Elsewhere
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Time: 
21:00
Band name: 
Music of Curiosities
FULL Artist Facebook address (http://...): 
https://www.coneyisland.com/event/moc091219
Venue name: 
ConeyIsland USA
   

Kleptokrat release new EP, play Rose Gold on 7/9

Combining elements of pop, jazz, soul and heavy rock into an appealing progressive mix, Brooklyn's Kleptokrat is a band intent in expanding the parameters of alternative rock. Their newly released sophomore EP “Momentarily, to Grace” boasts five impeccably recorded, genre-twisting tracks. Soulful horns and sweet, jazzy female lead vocals establish the mood on opening song “The Great Leap Forward.” Over the track's four minutes, precise, angular structures give way to floating ambient interludes that merge together with beguiling charm. “Jumping Ship” applies those light and airy vocals to a lyrically dense story of relationships coming undone, punctuated by heavy bass, sax and drums. “Kleptocito” further adds touches of latin rhythms to what becomes an over five minute instrumental tour-de-force. Final cuts “The View at Bethlehem” and “Body in the Room” bring back those engaging, honeyed vocals over alternately dreamy-to-frenzied compositions. The band kicks off their summer tour at Rose Gold on 7/9, followed by a stop in Philly on 7/11. Full tour dates can be found here. - Dave Cromwell