New Haven indie rock band Laundry Day are set to release their long-awaited full length debut It’s Cool, It’s Whatever on September 4th. The album is currently available digital preorder via the band’s Bandcamp page. The band will also be selling cassettes at upcoming shows. Previously, the band issued the album’s first single “World Spins”, listen above or below.
Laundry Day will kick off Manic Presents‘ new “Manic Mondays” series at Cafe Nine in New Haven on September 4th. All shows for “Manic Mondays” are free if you RSVP at Manic Presents’ website. They are 5 dollars at the door. Event page here.
Listen to “World Spins” from It’s Cool, It’s Whatever, 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.
Meriden indie rock band Lea has released their full length debut Lea Is Here for streaming on Bandcamp.
Lea is James Fonicello on guitar and vocals, Chris Salvatore on bass, and Jacob Doherty on drums. Lea Is Here was engineered by Jesse Weiss and Jack Pombriant and mixed and mastered by Jesse Weiss.
Lea will be playing with Hellrazor and Ovlov at Sunnyvale in New York on August 22nd. Event Page here.
Listen to Lea Is Here below:
New Haven based art pop duo Mission Zero has released their new album Easy Tiger for streaming on Bandcamp and Spotify. It is the group’s first album since 2015’s People In Glass Yachts. Stream it below:
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.
Connecticut art-punks Perennial have released their new album The Symmetry of the Autumn Leaves for streaming and free download on Bandcamp. It is their first release since 2015’s Early Sounds For Night Owls EP. Vinyl and cassettes are available at Howling Frequency Records here.
Stream The Symmetry of the Autumn Leaves below.