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Chelsey Meyer releases deeply-layered single "Your Mind Amazes Me (Shots!)"

We are keeping with today’s indie-pop theme by presenting to you the music of Boston’s Chelsey Meyer. The singer-songwriter’s voice is a quick shot of endorphins to the brain, a light to dissipate the gloomiest of thoughts. Despite having a tinge of DIY to it, Chelsey’s latest single “Your Mind Amazes Me (Shots!)” has a sophistication to it that is undeniable. The song’s chipper vocal inflections and grandiose instrumentation are almost theatrical in delivery: piano leads, a warm bassline, and Meyer’s vocal range tell a great story in full performance. The track is a mass collaboration that Chelsey is grateful for; they should all be proud for they have delivered New England a solid tune to forget the world for a while. We are streaming the new single below. - Rene Cobar

   

The Q-Tip Bandits debut with upbeat single, play Thunder Road Music Club 09.19

Helping you set an upbeat mood for your weekend is “Willow” the debut single from Boston’s The Q-Tip Bandits. The new song is an indie-pop delight that is generously sprinkled with jazz/soul elements creating a number fit for your worst and best moods: it is a smile-inducing jam all the way through. The gorgeous trumpet swells, crystal-clear guitar strums, groovy bassline, and lively-poetic vocals are Young the Giant meets your new favorite jazz group. The drumbeat is steady and smooth; the harmonies are delicately shaped; what more do you want? The band has a performance set for Thunder Road Music Club in Somerville on September 19th. We are streaming the debut single here for your weekend ignition. - Rene Cobar

   

09.26: Long Beard plays Baby's All Right to release "Means To Me" LP

You know that feeling of spending a few glorious weeks at summer camp, enjoying time out on the water with your bunkmates and roasting marshmallows by the fire and falling in love, only to have to go home with your memories at the end of the season and let them linger in your mind as you try to stay awake in school? That's what Long Beard's new single "Means To Me" sounds like. Feelings of nostalgia come through in Leslie Bear's ethereal voice; a move back home to New Jersey inspired the wistfulness in her lyrics. The title track on Long Beard's upcoming album Means To Me -- like its previous single "Sweetheart" -- explores the meaning of home, not only for Bear to ponder, but for the listener to consider as well. Long Beard will perform at Baby's All Right on September 26th to support the release of Means To Me; take a listen to the title track below. - Will Sisskind

   

Fish House releases escapist new single, plays Lilypad Inman 08.10

A little groovy, a little surfy, and a lot of fun is “Better for It” the latest single from Boston’s Fish House. The talented trio does not lack direction: each note in the new track is carefully placed to stimulate the senses, create images of a peaceful world desired. The band’s indie rock is polished with elements of R&B, creating its appeal. From the smooth vocal delivery to the deep bass groove and shimmering piano notes that surround it, the single is a sonic rope leading to escape. Indie rock’s progression over the last few years has leaned toward the harsh electronic sounds of Ty Segall and Des Rocs, but it could be argued what Fish House offers for the genre is far more sensitive and sound. The band is bringing its evocative sounds to Lilypad Inman in Cambridge on August 10th. We are streaming the new single for you below. - Rene Cobar

   

Mima Good releases smoky track "Holly Golightly"

Fervent readers and movie buffs know Holly Golightly, the country-turned-cafe-society girl from Truman Capote's Breakfast at Tiffany's. Golightly (played by the unforgettable Audrey Hepburn) has an independent air, an entrancing one; she's a character who literary analysts have studied as, among other things, a feminist icon. Now Brooklyn avant-blues-indie artist Mima Good has released a single named after Golightly, using clips from Breakfast at Tiffany's to create a slowed-down groove which accompanies her musings on her own femininity. In her press release for "Holly Golightly", Raechel Rosen -- the brains behind Mima Good -- says: "To me, [Golightly] is a charming metaphor for surviving under capitalist patriarchy and making it look good as hell." And while toxic masculinity and misogyny still exist in New York and beyond, artists like Mima will take influence from icons like Golightly and keep surviving, too. Take a listen to the single. below. - Will Sisskind