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niecesandnephews recalls the experience sweet and sad on “Come By"

Lush electronics, memories which have just started to fade, and an abiding, comforting acoustic guitar bolster “Come By,” the latest single by niecesandnephews, but the song finds its greatest strength in the human voice. Composer-producer-songwriter Mario Gutierrez’s baritone register, in collaboration with Sara Sommerer, provides narration of events both past and present, unfurling a tale of lost love among a sea of bright instrumentation, almost as if he’s telling a long, sad story of indeterminate ending. Better yet, his choice pairing of folk textures with synthetic accents presents receding recollections of the past in appropriately hazy fashion — Gutierrez said the track itself details how, in recalling bygone romance, that “the vision is generally unclear, but we wish to just have that moment to show we can bring, but that time doesn’t come.” As such, it’s recommended listening for your next nostalgia trip, or for fans of Bon Iver circa 22, A Million era — stream it below.

   

Peach Tree Rascals share video for new single "Things Won't Go My Way"

These times of isolation have not stopped Peach Tree Rascals from putting out new work, as they've released their new single "Things Won't Go My Way", along with its music video. The song puts into words feelings of self-doubt, the transitions of life and the dangers they present, and how disillusionment can get in the way of aspiration. Its music video channels The Truman Show, with the band acting as characters beaten by misfortune after misfortune, all of which brings them together at the end. Take a look at the video for "Things Won't Go My Way" below. - Will Sisskind

   

NNAMDÏ "Gimmie Gimmie"

The latest album, Brat, from NNAMDÏ will be released via Sooper Records on April 3rd. This is the follow-up to his groundbreaking 2017 debut Drool.

The latest single from the album is called "Gimmie Gimmie" and it is a warped R&B classic. He also recently released the album's lead single, "Wasted", which is accompanied by the video directed by Sen Morimoto, Jess Myers, and Husni Ashiku below.

The record release event that was scheduled for April 18th at Lincoln Hall has officially been cancelled and there is no word yet of a virtual release event.

   

Austin Bullock discharges garage rock in new record "Wasted 8"

Rhode Island may be small, but it is big with talent, and that is evident in artists such as Austin Bullock, who detonates inside your speakers with sick bravado. The Providence resident recently released Wasted 8, an album that pays tribute to garage rock and all its gritty complexities and simplicities. Tracks like “Don’t Be Like That” are easy-going in the verses, featuring cheery acoustic guitar strums that slowly disappear into the distortion that permeates the choruses. “Halo” features a slow-slithering bassline underneath hot vocals and psych-tinged ambiances that anesthetize away worries. “Not for Sale” accelerates into a beautiful mix of ‘70s punk and early ‘00s revival: past meets present and it rocks. The record has fight in it and that we need right now indeed; stream “Not for Sale” below for a trip well worth the time. - Rene Cobar

   

Pet Symmetry "S​.​S. Decompressed"

Pet Symmetry announced this week that their April tour of Japan has been cancelled and they are hoping to reschedule in 2021. The trio has a new record ready for release, but is holding off on announcing a date as well.

The trio, Erik Czaja, Marcus Nuccio, Evan Weiss, did release a new single this week called "S.S. Decompressed". The proceeds from sales through April 1st will go to the World Health Organization Relief Fund.