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Indie rockers Shadow Year debut new single, prepare for U.S. tour

Shadow Year's latest single "PDA" (streaming) is smooth, thorny, and drips with something dank—the artwork for the single is right on the money. Led by its warm sounding bassline and sharp guitar riffs that contort without notice, the composition moves along with steadfast loyalty to indie rock. The group fits in perfectly into the post-punk inspired indie that young groups like Priests and The Coathangers are driving forward: they keep it interesting with messages that ask you to open up your mind. "People so addicted to the water underneath/Drip by drip/Covering," is repeated several times in the song, evoking the single's artwork once again. What the water signifies is wholly left to the imagination; it could be politics, toxic relationships, or drugs, to name a few things - the band seems happy to let you fill in the blanks. Shadow is preparing for a fourteen-stop tour of the country that will start 06.01 in Washington D.C. - Rene Cobar


V.V. Lightbody “Baby, Honestly”

V.V. Lightbody (aka Vivian McConnell of Santah and Grandkids) has released a new single called “Baby, Honestly”. This is the first new music from Vivian since her 2018 debut album Bathing Peach. This is track would fit perfectly on her last LP and further explores the genre she defines as Nap-Rock.

You can catch V.V. Lightbody (as Valebol with Daniel Villarreal) at Empty Bottle on June 21st with Bunny, Girl K, and Divino Niño.


Tensei “Walk It Out”

Local production duo Tensei (aka Midas Wells and Chris Kramer) recently released a soulful new single called “Walk It Out” which features Georgia Anne Muldrow.

This single follows the duo’s recent album Constellate.


Indie rockers *repeat repeat play 3rd and Linsley 06.02

For those waiting for new music from indie rockers *repeat repeat, the wait is over soon: The band will release their newest record Glazed on May 31st, and will celebrate the release with a show at 3rd and Linsley on June 2nd. *repeat repeat have had an incredible year so far, what with the release of the music video for their single "Hi, I'm Waiting", playing SXSW, and having The Black Keys' Patrick Carney produce tracks for their upcoming album. The Black Keys will play a big role in the lives of *repeat repeat later this year, as both bands with tour with Modest Mouse this fall. Stay tuned for more news on that; in the meantime, watch the video for "Hi, I'm Waiting" below, and mark your calendars for *repeat repeat's record release show at 3rd and Linsley on June 2nd. - Will Sisskind


New The Vernes Album Available for Streaming & Purchase

The Vernes recently shared another delightful release, titled Yr of the Rat. Produced by American Trappist's Joe Michelini, a graceful, daydreaming setting creates a familiar sense of relatable, isolating intimacy. Gentle, breezy melodies and revealing lyrical monologues steer and sway you into a serene mindset. On Saturday, June 29, Johnny Brenda’s will be hosting The Vernes, with support from American Trappist and Grace Vonderkuhn.