Monday, October 31, 2011
This humor-filled Bay-area electro-pop duo has no trouble poking fun at pop culture's fads while fully engrossing themselves in it and making fabulously juxtaposed, infectious dance jams that make your ears pulse. The Limousines have a contagious, unabashed youthful rebel personality on stage and throughout their debut album, Get Sharp, with unapologetic, self-deprecating lyrics like, "I'm a horrible dancer, I ain't gonna lie, but I'll be damned if that means that I ain't going to try" in their viral song "Internet Killed the Radio Star". Throw your dancing shoes on and kick it with these guys at their show with The Sounds at The Music Hall of Williamsburg on Wednesday, November 2 at 7:30 PM and Webster Hall on Friday, November 4 at 7 PM.
The crazy energetic harmonies and breezy California sound of Brian Bonz & the Major Crimes would have felt right at home in an episode of The O.C., despite the fact that Bonz is a full-fledged New Yorker, straight outta BK. Their sound skates effortlessly from lo-fi pop to dreamy shoegaze to cutesy folk. They’re not afraid to experiment, and Bonz plays the role of the passionate singer just as well as the role of the kooky front man. November is an awesome month for them, as they are playing The Rock Shop on November 16 and Mercury Lounge on November 19.
Friday, October 28, 2011
Your friend of a friend of a friend’s basement party in Bushwick? Check. Sipping mojitos on vacation in Miami? Check. Deep thoughts about the universe and the meaning of life? Check. These are all perfect places to zone out and let the spacey synths and electro-loops reel you into Body Language’s planet, one where music is shiny and bright and everyone dances. They're playing with NewVillager tonight at 9PM at Delinquency BLVD.
Thursday, October 27, 2011
First Aid Kit caught the attention of indie fans everywhere after they covered the Fleet Foxes with a simple youtube video in the woods. These Sweden sisters return again with "The Lion's Roar", a song loaded with terrifying angst tempered by the delicacy of young heartache. Listening to their timeless voices brings you into a mystical state...you know so much, yet so little. Prepare to be haunted with they visit the US on Wednesday, November 16, 7PM at Mercury Lounge.
The Lion's Roar by First Aid Kit
So, It's like this: It's the past and the future. It's psychedelic. It's baffling. It's pop and soul, and it's electric. It's a game. It's two guys with a vision, a mythology. It's enthralling, mystifying. It's day and night. It's a story. It's 10. It's transformative. It's beautifully harmonic. It's trees and buildings. It's the monomyth. It's a conceptual journey. It's inspiringly upbeat. It's haunting. It's influenced. It's dance worthy. It's an experience. It's art. IT is NewVillager. Confused? Us too, but we love IT. It's Friday, October 28, 9PM at Delinquency BLVD. Oh, and Happy Halloween.
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Class Actress is one band that sounds like they have been around forever, each song having an elegant air to it. The seductive yet playful sound is a perfect soundtrack for a sophisticated cocktail party with friends, yet chill enough for a hungover Sunday morning alone. Check them and the amazing St. Lucia out at Neon Gold's POPSHOP at Tammany Hall on Thursday, November 3!
Capturing the tropical sound of his namesake's regionally popular steel drums through sun-soaked synths and blending it with heel-thumping guitar riffs, oh-so-sultry sax solos and hooks that linger, St. Lucia strikes pure gold. Ready to be dazed by this Brooklyn-based synth-pop artist? Look no further - he'll be streaming into our already summer-nostalgic hearts at Neon Gold's POPSHOP on Thursday, November 3 with Class Actress. If you haven't yet discovered Neon Gold's flare for music and throwing parties, well, what are you waiting for?
We Got It Wrong by St. Lucia
All Eyes On You by St. Lucia
The Old House Is Gone by St. Lucia
Wildlife Control evokes the feeling of driving top down on the Pacific Coast Highway in the 90s--sunkissed, happy and high on life. This brand new album has a pretty sweet b-side worth checking out too on their bandcamp page. They're playing at Pianos on November 2 at 9PM.
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
The sound of this captivatingly chill, bliss-pop duo will take you straight into a dream narrated by their ethereal vocals and ambient synth loops. Come be mesmerized by this inspiring couple's storied journey from literally nothing to creating purely beautiful music at Pianos NYC this Thursday, October 27th at 9PM.
Soak It Up (The Phoenix Cycle Mix) by Houses
Monday, October 24, 2011
"Close to Me" is an addictive synth-pop track from Gentlemen Hall, a band whose name comes straight out of their college days when they jammed way too loud and partied way too hard, causing them to be angrily referred to as "the gentlemen down the hall" by their R.D's. It's a good thing they never stopped playing, because this song rocks. They were just in NYC for CMJ, and we will keep you posted when they return.Close To Me by Gentlemen HALL