DIY/Lo-Fi

New Music Video: "Lima Beans" - Secret Nudist Friends

Featured on their EP Susan, Secret Nudist Friends recently shared a video for the single, “Lima Beans”. Shot at Tralfamadore, the band invites one to step inside, sit down, and have a beverage. That, coupled with up-close performance footage, captures a hazy, garage-psych atmosphere. Secret Nudist Friends are slated on a billing tonight at Kung Fu Necktie that will include Gender Work, Kelsey Cork & The Swigs, and The Smirks. They will also be presenting their first official music video at Good How Are You #2, a local artist showcase being held next Thursday, January 18 at Tralfamadore.

   

Debut Night Bloom EP Available for Streaming

Night Bloom begin their new year right with the debut of Luv HZ. The EP is delicately groovy, an homage to lo-fi sensibilities and R&B emotionality. To put it plainly, Night Bloom is chill. The Philly-based duo can effortlessly evoke something akin to laidback SoCal whimsy; however, their music is excitingly fresh and entirely their own. Let the luv wash over you. - Amanda Ogea

   

New Sandcastle EP Available for Streaming & Download

Sandcastle offers another gem in their latest EP Garnet; or, Swan but Not Forgotten (An Occult Romance). The collection is layered in renaissance-laced, acoustic glam rock that steps to the forefront. Placed somewhere between the sadness of romantic memories, the personal narratives are modernly interpreted from a Victorian perspective. It's an emotive-triggering, time-traveling fantasy.

   

New Track: "The Void" - Anika Pyle

Anika Pyle (Katie Ellen, ex-Chumped) recently shared a new track. Steeped in honesty, “The Void” utilizes an acoustic-strumming backdrop, stepping out from the shadows of the past. Forging ahead and starting fresh, even when it's difficult to forget where one’s been, the song is eerie while remaining enthusiastic. Katie Ellen is slated on a bill at LAVA Space on Satiurday, January 27, with Long Neck, The Goodbye Party, and Who Loves You.

   

New music from Porno Portal to Florida is as insane as you’d think

Porno Portal to Florida is a duo effort by guitarist/vocalist Joseph Luna and drummer/vocalist Joanna Almeida. The music of PPTF is a twisted conglomerate of thrash, post hardcore, prog metal, and DIY punk, where each song is an intense journey of aggressive musicality, and a steadfast commitment to personal discipline. Their newest release, the grimacing self-titled seven track EP, flies by in its initial run time, but has a whole lot of baggage to unpack. The hardcore duo have put out an exciting release of pure noise and controlled chaos that you can stream below. -Charley Ruddell