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Laura Wolf’s “Good Veins” is a glitched orchestra, plays Sultan Room 1.10

At the core of Brooklyn-based multi-instrumentalist Laura Wolf’s sound is the congruence of tones eclectic and electronic. Her new single “Good Veins” exists at a point wherein the acoustic becomes synthetic, where strings are modified and altered insofar as they become a new instrument altogether, a sound Wolf aptly describes as “cello glitch pop.” Despite the vast change Laura Wolf’s string performance undergoes, it resonates with the listener as orchestral regardless; samplers, keys and vox congeal in a symphonic manner, each individual part brought in to build the track’s dramatic climax, fashioning music that wouldn’t be out of place in a chapel or a concert hall. Listen to the song below, and catch Laura Wolf at the Sultan Room on January 10th, alongside Katie Glasgow, Powerlines, and Foxanne. —Connor Beckett McInerney, Image by Anna Azarov

   

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20:00
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Subi
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The Federal NoHo
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Lily Desmond delves into differing genres on debut, plays Alphaville 1.11

Lily Desmond’s EP Growing Flowers offers a wide selection of sounds as a debut effort, all of which highlight the artist’s songwriting chops and penchant for ear worm alternative sounds. Beginning on a lush, minimally acoustic note with extended play opener “O Hunter” before going grittily electric on “Oleander Eyes,” culminating with the orchestral and dramatic closer “Glory,” Desmond has no qualms with keeping things interesting, exploring different genres with an ease and comfort few can pull off on a first attempt. As such, the entirety of Growing Flowers provides something for everyone, a pleasant smorgasbord that shows an artist willing to explore a variety of differing instrumentations. Stream it below, and see Lily Desmond at Alphaville on January 11th, supporting Ruby and Lady Pills.

   

01.09: Willow Stephens celebrates debut LP at the Troubadour

Willow Stephens dropped her debut LP All That Glitters today, and will celebrate with a show at The Troubadour on January 9th as part of the venue's Sound Collective Showcase. The Montana native has come up in the LA scene over the past few years, having released her first EP back in 2017 and changing from an acoustic sound to something more pop-oriented during her time down south. But despite her musical shift, Stephens has retained her strong talent for writing captivating words to deliver in her airy, angelic voice. Head to the Troubadour to hear it for yourself on 1/9 when Stephens performs alongside Miette Hope, Lucy Walsh, and Michelle Vezilj. Take a listen to the lead track from All That Glitters, titled "Gold", below. - Will Sisskind

   

Mousa ushers in nostalgia in new record "Mousatron X"

If you are in the nostalgic mood most of us are in after the decade came to a less-than-spectacular end, then we recommend a surefire stimulant: Maine’s Mousa has just released Mousatron X, a solid record worth the six-year wait. The album is a short treat that hits all the right spots as it fluctuates from galactic-noise themes like those in the opener “Silent In” to bedroom pop/psych-infused synth swells that complement a sonorous croon. The record captures the intimacy and infinity of its concept: the music found in tracks like “Cower” drains into the listener’s mind to create nostalgic images so infinite. Stream the delicate balance of grand sounds and homely vocals that is the album’s closing track “In Between Dreams” below. Happy New Year, New England! - Rene Cobar