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Ganser “Pastel"

Ganser released a new single and video today for a new track called “Pastel”. The single will be officially released this Friday, Oct. 19, via No Trend Record, but can be purchased digitally today.

You can catch Ganser at Lincoln Hall on October 31st as part of their Halloween Bomb Bash. They will also be performing at Beat Kitchen on Nov. 17th & 18th (both show are sold out!) with Daughters.

   

Sir Babygirl's debut pop singles shimmer with queer confidence

Sir Babygirl’s recent debut has already caught the eyes and ears of the queer community with her coined ‘hardcore bubblegum’ pop and transgender diva attitude. Positioning herself as a voice for LGBTQ individuals, this artist uses her shamelessly effervescent sound and relatable content as a tool to disrupt our culture’s binary view on gender. Her songs provide tastes of her own conflict with identity, using her music as a medium to reach those grappling with similar issues. The lyrics in debut singles “Flirting With Her” and “Heels” teeter between exposing the insecurities of transitioning and divulging candidly about queer romances, appealing to both sides of the emotional spectrum. “Heels” shimmers with hope and insight, intertwining lyrics such as, “I know it’s hard when you think you’re the only target, the mind’s a funny fruit to sell at the market” with passionate vocal swells, all wrapped in a package of cheerful, pristine pop. This artist has created music that shows the extent to which the pop genre can serve as a platform for community and activism, and intends to harness it. Listen to Sir Babygirl’s new material below, and keep an eye out for her full-length album Crush On Me, set for release January 1. -Rebecca Carroll

   

Jet Setting release new alt-rock single "Come Around"

Alt-rock trio Jet Setting have kept themselves quite busy throughout this past year; since picking up their instruments in the spring, they've played several local shows and have released two explosive singles. Now the group have dropped their latest track, a string-back spitting five minutes of heartbreak and desperation called "Come Around". Behind Zach, John, and lyricist Logan -- the members of Jet Setting -- play a trio of Dayna Osan on violin and viola, Natalie Mays on cello, and Kris Luis on double bass. In non-release related news, the band have just launched their website, and although they have no tour dates scheduled for the time being right now, you'll find show listings there in the future. Take a listen to "Come Around" now. - Will Sisskind

   

Brendan Kelly @ Sleeping Village (12/1)

Brendan Kelly and the Wandering Birds are preparing to release a new album, Keep Walkin’ Pal, on October 26th digitally and November 23rd physically via Red Scare Industries. Kelly (The Lawrence Arms, The Falcon) recently released the LP first single, “Shitty Margarita”, ode to the very worst the drink has to offer.

You can catch Brendan Kelly and the Wandering Birds on December 1st at Sleeping Village.

   

Poison Boys

Poison Boys released a new 7” EP earlier this month called “Poppin’ Eyes and Flashing Feet” via White Zoo Records. This is the throwback rock sounds of Matt Dudzik (vocals, guitar), Adam Sheets (Bass), Steve Elfinger (Guitar), and Matt Chaney (Drums). This is the band’s third 7” in as many years.

The boys released a music video for the EP’s lead track track “Bustin’ Out” over the summer which was directed by Michael Gasher of Gasher Film Works.