Earlier this year, the Naugatuck Valley swing-punks Rusty Things decided to take a break from current operations. Since then, principal songwriter Alex Murowsky has picked his guitar back up to record a handful of new tunes under the name The Lil Guy (Alex is at least six feet tall).
Right now, The Lil Guy’s only release is a collection of demos, appropriately titled Demolicious. It features many of the qualities of Murowksy’s previous band, but benefits from a sparse, back-to-basics approach. Murowsky comments that there will be more full band recordings to come, but for now, we are enjoying the loose demos.
Listen to Demolicious by The Lil Guy below:
The formerly CT, now Boulder, Colorado inhabiting collective of occult-minded individuals The Amphibious Man have announced their new album Silver Alert, the first new music the group has produced since 2015’s grotesque graveyard romp Witch Hips. Silver Alert will be issued on cassette via Deckhead Records.
The Amphibious Man will be playing a release show for Silver Alert at Bohemian Biergarten in Boulder, CO with Vic N’ the Narwhals. Event Page here.
Listen to The Amphibious Man’s 2015 record Witch Hips below:
CT / NY progressive R&B five-piece Jelani Sei have released their new LVNDR TWN EP for streaming on Bandcamp. It is also available for purchase at a generous 5.99. It is the band’s newest release since 2016’s awesome KAARIA EP.
Earlier this year, the band commented:
This year has been incredibly difficult for a majority of us,
There’s way too much uncertainty in this world and we’ve been stuck in a constant juxtaposition of two binaries, steadily trying to break each other.
This is the idea behind LVNDR TWN.
This EP is a culmination of our journey so far as a band and a reflection on the current ideologies and events in the world around us. Through over a year of writing, recording, rerecording and revising we are pleased to announce and in due time share with you this embodiment of sound.
Jelani Sei will be playing two release shows, one tonight at Dennis in Bloomfield, and one tomorrow at Trans-Pecos in NY with Mal Devisa.
Listen to LVNDR TWN below:
CT Scramble is happy to present to you the CT Scramble 2017 Indie Rock Spotify Playlist. As one might guess, the CTS 2017 Indie Rock Spotify Playlist compiles some of our favorite music that has come out of CT in the past year all into one streamable Spotify outlet.
Our goal in compiling such a playlist was to create an eclectic (as eclectic as CT indie rock gets) but accessible introduction to much of the quality music that has come out of our wonderful and artistically underrated state this year. Should a listener pursue to really dive deep into the 40 track, two and a half hour playlist, one will find a pleasant array of indie rock jams ranging from fuzzed out garage punk to atmospheric and literary baroque folk.
For what it’s worth: While CTS spent a decent amount of time trying to sequence the playlist into something sensible, we have found that it also works pretty well for those who prefer their playlists shuffled.
Listen to (and feel free to FOLLOW) the CT Scramble 2017 Indie Rock Spotify Playlist below:
By Dylan Healy and Dan Osto
Mean Well, the new record by Hartford, CT indie rock quartet Queen Moo, has been a long time coming. The band’s principal songwriters Jason Rule and Kevin O’Donnell have been playing music together for countless years, both in Queen Moo and its beloved predecessor Two Humans (among other projects).
Since the release of the band’s much loved self-titled debut, the group has signed to Topshelf Records and has expanded to a four-piece. Backed by the newfound support from both a popular indie label and joined by guitarist Oscar Godoy and drummer Nick Charlton, the group has crafted a record that both feels like an refined extension of the band’s earlier jazz-inflected rock and also a completely new chapter in the story of Queen Moo.
Earlier this summer, CT Scramble stopped by Queen Moo’s headquarters, “Capetown”, to discuss the band’s development. Over an hour, the band (minus the absent Charlton) spoke to us about the creation of Mean Well, taking themselves more seriously as artists, dream artists to tour with, and the future of Queen Moo.
Spacey Southington indie rockers Pale Space have released their debut EP, properly titled Debut EP. It only features three songs, but with each of them clocking over 5 minutes, the band covers a decent amount of intricate, offbeat guitar pop over it’s run time. Stream it below.
Pale Space will be playing their release show for their EP at Bleachers in Bristol on August 6th with Heavy Necker and The Forest Room. Event page here.