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Furnsss Announce New Self-Titled Cassette, Share “Roll With It” – Stream

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CT fuzz pop band Furnsss have announced their new self-titled cassette, due out November 13th, and have shared the first track from it “Roll With It.” Listen to the new track above.

Furnsss is the group’s first release since 2015’s New Moves EP.  You can pre-order the new cassette at Furnsss’ Bandcamp here.

Furnsss will on tour with Joy Again this November.  See dates below.

11/13/17 – Washington, D.C. @ Above The Bayou
11/14/17 – Savannah, GA @ El Rocko Lounge
11/15/17 – Atlanta, GA @ Mammal Gallery
11/16/17 – New Orleans, LA @ Circle Bar
11/17/17 – San Antonio, TX @ Paper Tiger
11/19/17 – Birmingham, AL @ The Firehouse
11/20/17 – Knoxville, TN @ Pilot Light
11/21/17 – Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter
11/22/17 – Philadelphia, PA @ PhilaMOCA

Listen to “Roll With It” by Furnsss below.

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Hear This: An Introduction To New Haven Folk Rock Mercy Choir

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New Haven folk rock act Mercy Choir is the musical outlet of singer-songwriter Paul Belbusti.  Since the inception of his project in the mid-2000s, Belbusti has been exceptionally prolific with his main act (never mind his work as one-half of the experimental group Rivener), releasing at least eight albums that dabble in various genres like Americana, baroque pop, and lo-fi experimentation.

Even this year alone, Mercy Choir has put out two drastically different releases: the orchestrally elaborate Like a Fountain Stirred and its more stripped down counterpart Fair Games. With such an expansive discography, it may be difficult to know where to begin.

Fortunately for those new to Mercy Choir, the band has created an introductory Spotify playlist, This is: Mercy Choir, that includes music from many of the project’s various releases (with even more to be found on Bandcamp).  We are happy to know that it starts with one of our favorite Mercy Choir songs, the synth heavy “Birdwatcher.” Check it out below.

Mercy Choir will be playing Neverending Books in New Haven on Oct 27th with Daphne Lee Martin.  Event Page here.

Hartford Synth Pop Act Pearl Sugar Shares Debut Single “Alright” – Stream

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Hartford, CT musician Chris Bugnacki writes and records synth pop music under the name Pearl Sugar.  According to Bugnacki, Pearl Sugar is “heavily influenced by bands like Porches, Blood Orange, Kate Bush, and any music that uses a Yamaha DX7 or Juno 106.”

A mellow and melancholy pop affair, first single “Alright” is lightly decorated with light 80s synths and minimal percussion.   While “Alright” is currently Pearl Sugar’s only officially released single, Bugnacki will be releasing more in the not too distant future.

Listen to Alright” by Pearl Sugar below:

Now Streaming: Fugue Release Instrumental Slow Burner “Sun Got Bit”

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It has been a long time since western, CT instrumental rockers Fugue have released any new music.  Six years this past August (to be exact, but who’s counting?). Last Friday, the band came out of hibernation to announced they would be releasing a new song.

Today, the band has released the new song “Sun Got Bit.”  Stream it above and read the band’s statement below:

After a bit of a hiatus, we decided it was time to test our might and write/record another track together, mostly over the course of a couple days this past summer in Bethel, CT. 

Mother Brother studios helped us transcend time and space to write this wacky song 6 years after our last release for anyone that still might care about us. Although we are grateful, pretty much everything is terrible and we wanted to make sure any money from this could help things for someone somewhere suck a little less. Amidst countless tragedies since the conception of this song, we decided the devastation of Puerto Rico and the neighboring Caribbean islands was one of the causes that could use the most help. 

Help get a few of these people some frickin’ drinking water and pay whatever you want to download this weird song! Also, feel free to educate yourself on what your money will be going towards.

Listen to “Sun Got Bit” by Fugue below:

The Amphibious Man Announce New Album ‘Silver Alert’, Out Friday The 13th

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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:

Now Streaming: Pup Dignity – Self-Titled EP (2017)

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Boston indie rock band Pup Dignity is the lo-fi bedroom pop project of singer-songwriter Joe Martorelli. Martorelli, who has also played in the NYC / CT based Analog Sunset, has complemented his other project with a it’s more downtempo and downtrodden counterpart.  Check out the band’s debut EP on Bandcamp above and below: