Indie Rock

Catch Lady Pills at O'Brien's Pub ahead of the release of their debut LP "Despite"

Based off the lead single "Irrelevant" (streaming) it would appear that Boston band Lady Pills is transitioning to a more aggressive rock sound for their upcoming debut album Despite, scheduled for a July release. The deviating guitar patterns, refined percussion, heavy vocals and everything else that made their past releases enjoyable are still there, but on their newest release everything is kicked up a notch. The dynamic shifts are bolder, the rhythm section more prominent and the lyrics more intense. Regardless of whether this transformation will be seen throughout the LP or just on this track, it is encouraging to see the three-piece girl band experiment with their sound in convincing ways. You can check out Lady Pills' new music at O'Brien's Pub on 6/14. —Henry Solotaroff-Webber

   

Forth Wanderers plays Mercury Lounge on June 20

In the past two years, North Jersey band Forth Wanderers has had quite the run. They received a shout-out from Lorde, landed in our own picks for best NYC artists of 2015, and just finished a North American tour with Adult Mom. Not bad for a bunch of kids still in college! Those unfamliar, though, might think they're older, given that their 2014 debut LP Tough Love is a solid blend of indie pop, rock and folk. The band's sound is centered around the two electric guitars, which provide a layered quality without stepping on each other's toes, and the voice of Ava Trilling, whose adorable alto conveys emotional weight to each song with a fatalistic tone that prevents her from indulging in overly dramatic antics. Forth Wanderers will play Mercury Lounge on June 20 and announced a yet to be released EP back in December - we are looking forward to both! — Henry Solotaroff-Webber

   

New Track: "Kill The Thing You Love" - Lithuania

Lithuania recently dropped a new track called "Kill The Thing You Love". The song was originally written during the Hardcore Friends sessions, but ended up not being a good fit for the debut album. Lame-O Records is releasing it as a stand-alone single, and all the proceeds will go to Women Against Abuse. Grab yourself a copy; it's definitely a win-win situation.

   

ODDITY "Pressure's Gone"

ODDITY has release a video for the first single "Pressure's Gone" from their forthcoming LP Settle Down. The album will be self-released on June 24th.

ODDITY is currently touring the Midwest and you can find a full listing of their concerts here.

   

The Britanys release new song "Get My" + play Out in the Streets Festival

With their fuzzy garagey sound and distorted, nasal vocals, The Britanys' songs will throw you back to an older, grittier New York City - a place we've recently begun to miss. Not the seriously dangerous city of the '60s, when the rock'n'roll lifestyle implied wavering between life and death, but a more recent and safe Big Apple, when Alphabet City still felt sketchy, the scene's action was centered around the LES, and Williamsburg was still a rather ugly and cheap neighborhood with potential - those were the late '90s/early aughts, by the way. It’s no surprise, then, to find that the band worked on their most recent material with Gordon Raphael (producer of The Strokes' "Is this it?"). Single "Get My" (streaming) channels this modern garage rock style, a mixture of rock ‘n’ roll and pop that has the "Made in NYC" stamp all over it.  The Britany's will share the stage with Frankie Rose, The So So Glos, and more at Out in the Streets Festival (June 16-17 at the Vander Ende-Onderdonk House in Queens) and are working on releasing a new EP in October.  - Madeleine Grossman