Alt Pop

The High Loves - Modern Nostalgic Indie Band Plays The Drake 10.30

The High Loves are a 4 piece indie rock band from Toronto inspired by classic legends like The Beatles along with modern indie acts like The Strokes or Arctic Monkeys. Their goal is to be simultaneously modern and nostalgic. They have just dropped a new pop-rock tune “Tried Too Hard” which is a break up song but with a deeper message. The track has happy guitar licks in it which along with the vocal melodies keeps it light and catchy. The High Loves are havin' their release party at The Drake on October 30th with Knifey and The Bandicoots. – Kris Gies

   

nutrients - New Jangly Soul Track from Lo-Fi Veterans "such slime"

Lo-fi and lower case centric band nutrients have released a brand new single “such slime”. This tune begins with a slacker dream pop vibe before blossoming into a wonderful mix of soul and jangly indie rock. The video gives off old school feelings with production that could confuse one into thinking it’s a tune from the 70s. nutrients next gig is at The Garrison on October 27th with Quaker Parents opening for Omni. – Kris Gies

   

Pendant releases “Through a Coil”

Photos by Isadora Sales

Oakland-based Pendant (the musical project of Christopher Adams, of noise-rock group Never Young) released the first two singles ahead of their forthcoming album Through a Coil (out November 8 on Tiny Engines). Title track is alternative reverberating rock with enough poppy touches to keep things interesting and extra sweet. We’re staying tuned for more shows on the horizon and the full album release next month. - Michelle Kicherer, Associate Editor

   

Panther Hollow release "Letter"

Brooklyn based band Panther Hollow describes their sound as “the musical equivalent of playing a video game where instead of following the story you spend hours looking for Easter eggs.” Interpret that however you may wish, what we can tell you is that their music is worth listening to... The indie-pop quintet released their latest single “Letter” in August, and the sparsely arranged track stands out for its gentle, imaginative melody and lyrics focusing on the complications of life and the personal changes that end up affecting a relationship. Panther Hollow’s most popular song on Spotify is by far “Jamie,” from the band's 2017 debut EP; it's a charming acoustic ballad that touches once again, but in a more bitter way, on a conflictual romantic relationship, in the form of a series of stream-of-consciousness questions and accusations. - Karigan Wright

   

Damone ends ten-year + hiatus with new single "Moon and Stars"

New England scene indie-pop legends Damone are back at last, and the day is just that much better. The group’s sky-high successes dazzled audiences all across the world during the mid-‘00s with Out Here All Night, the group’s second studio album, peaking at #168 in the Billboard 200 charts. The group’s latest single “Moon and Stars” carries within its delicate electric guitar riffs and soft harmonies the weight of the group’s absence: the trials and tribulations the group has endured over the last decade brings it together powerfully and charges its music with full emotion. We tip our hats to these local heroes whose music continues to inspire and captivate; the Boston-based band’s latest single is reflective, soothing, and just the right track for the hopeful. We are hoping to see some live shows upcoming throughout New England. Stream the new single below and lose yourself for a while. - Rene Cobar