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Kindred Queer Frontman Xavier Serrano Releases Debut EP Pierpont St. Ad Libs: Stream

Xavier Serrano - Pierpont St. Ad Libs (2017)

Xavier Serrano – Pierpont St. Ad Libs (2017)

It has been a busy year for New Haven singer-songwriter Xavier Serrano. Earlier this year, he and his main band Kindred Queer released the excellent Child EP. Now, he is quickly following up that EP with a solo release of his own: Pierpont St. Ad Libs.

While Pierpont St. Ad Libs runs very much on the same frequency as Child, it is still more obviously a solo outing. Instead of weaving the numerous chamber pop arrangements around Serrano’s songs (as KQ utilizes), these songs benefit from their simplicity, resonating between Serrano’s smooth vocal catharsis and acoustic guitar pickings. Now liberated from speaking as the voice of a five-piece, Serrano’s steps away from the cryptic narrative of previous work to speak his mind more freely–with perhaps more interesting lyrical results.

Listen to Pierpont St. Ad Libs by Xavier Serrano below:

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Ovlov Share Remastered Collection of Early Releases: Stream

Ovlov – Greatest Hits Vol.2 (2017)

Earlier this fall, NYC rock and punk label Exploding In Sound Records announced it would be releasing Greatest Hits Vol. 2, a compilation of Newtown indie rock band Ovlov‘s early EPs.

The collection contains remixed and remastered versions of Ovlov’s first three releases: Crazy Motorcycle Jump, What’s So Great About The City, and Not The Same Without You.

Head over to Exploding In Sound’s Bandcamp to stream the album and purchase the vinyl.

End of November Recap: Stream New CT Indie Music and Media

While CT Scramble does it’s best job to report the new and noteworthy music coming out of our wonderful state, sometimes it’s difficult to find the time to catch up and listen to it all!

This past November, CT indie musicians were particularly prolific, releasing new music, live videos, or simply getting their music uploaded on more accessible streaming services like Spotify.

Fortunately, we here at Scramble also want to provide an accessible compilation of all that new stuff that comes out on a daily basis.  Check out below for a recap of some of the new music we have covered this November.

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Mid-November Recap: Stream New CT Indie Music and Media

 

While CT Scramble does it’s best job to report the new and noteworthy music coming out of our wonderful state, sometimes it’s difficult to find the time to catch up and listen to it all!

This past November, CT indie musicians were particularly prolific, releasing new music, live videos, or simply getting their music uploaded on more accessible streaming services like Spotify.

Fortunately, we here at Scramble also want to provide an accessible compilation of all that new stuff that comes out on a daily basis.  Check out below for a recap of some of the new music we have covered this November.

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Exploding In Sound To Reissue Early Ovlov Music: Stream A Remastered Track

Ovlov - Greatest Hits Vol. 2 (2017)

If you’re from Connecticut and have followed the frequently changing indie rock scene, you may have heard of the Newtown indie rock band Ovlov before. You may have heard the band escalate to regional popularity following the release of the band’s only full length Am, and then you may have weeped when Ovlov broke up, got back together, and then broke up again (and then got back together).

You may also have heard of Exploding In Sound Records, the increasingly influential NYC record label that has put out some of the more reliable rock albums of the past few years.

Well, rejoice fans of Ovlov and EIS, as the band will be reissuing some of it’s earlier music as Greatest Hits Vol. 2 in remixed and remastered form.  Greatest Hits Vol. 2 contains remixed and remastered versions of Ovlov’s first three releases: “Crazy Motorcycle Jump,” “What’s So Great About The City,” and “Not The Same Without You.”

These songs will be released on vinyl for the first time.

Greatest Hits Vol. 2 will be released December 1, 2017. Head over to Exploding In Sound’s Bandcamp to pre-order the music and listen below to the first preview of the new / old music “Small Voices” .

Post-Hardcore Premiere: Brunettes – “Sad Song” (2017)

Mineva / Brunettes Split EP

Earlier this month, CT/MA based label Howling Frequency Records announced it would be releasing a new split EP featuring music from CT post-hardcore bands Mineva and Brunettes.

Last week, we got a first listen of the release from Mineva’s characteristically cathartic “Cassowary.”

Today, we are sharing another new song off the Mineva / Brunettes Split EP, this time from Brunettes. It is simply called “Sad Song.” While the track is only a mere 59 seconds long, it is substantial in its vocal vigor, spasmodic song structures, and start/stop dynamics. As a preview to the upcoming EP, it certainly leaves us wanting more (in a good way).

Mineva and other members of Howling Frequency Records will be performing the Howling Frequency Showcase in New Britain on December 16th. Event Page here.

Listen to “Sad Song” by Brunettes below.

Now Streaming: Furnsss – Furnsss EP (2017)

Furnsss - Furnsss EP (2017)

Earlier this fall, the CT / NYC fuzz pop outfit Furnsss shared the first bit of new music, “Roll With It.” Now, the four-piece have shared the rest of their new self-titled release via Bandcamp.

Following in the footsteps of the band’s New Moves and Silent Gold releases, the Furnsss EP features the most refined developments of the band’s characteristic fuzz and pop sensibility yet.

Furnsss are currently on tour with Joy Again.

Fall tour dates below:

Nov 13 Above the Bayou, – Washington, DC
Nov 14 El-Rocko Lounge – Savannah, GA
Nov 15 Mammal Gallery – Atlanta, GA
Nov 16 Circle Bar – New Orleans, LA
Nov 19 The Firehouse – Birmingham, AL
Nov 20 Pilot Light – Knoxville, TN
Nov 21 Strange Matter – Richmond, VA
Nov 22 PhilaMOCA – Philadelphia, PA

Listen to the Furnsss EP by Furnsss below: