Tagged: indiepop

CT On Spotify: Figurine – View From Inside (2017)

Figurine - View From Inside (2017)

Who: Figurine

What: View From Inside

Where: Hartford

Styles: Acoustic; Singer-Songwriter; Indie; Sadcore; Female Vocal

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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: Figurine – View From Inside (2017)

Figurine - View From Inside (2017)

Hartford singer-songwriter Ashly LaRosa has released her new album View from Inside under the moniker Figurine. Softly coated with electronic gloss and lush vocal harmonies, the album marks LaRosa’s most meticulous work to date. View from Inside features members of Art School Girls, Non Adult, and Goodnight Blue Moon. It is available on Bandcamp and other streaming services.

You can also listen to View From The Inside standout “Made Lonely” on our CT Scramble 2017 Indie Rock Spotify Playlist here.

Listen to View from Inside below:

Introducing: CT Scramble 2017 Indie Rock Spotify Playlist

Pizza-Turntable-2016-billboard-1548CT 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:

Now Streaming: Black & White Envelope – You And I, Animals (2017)

Black & White Envelope - You And I, Animals (2017)

Meriden, CT based Black & White Envelope is the solo indie pop project of Mike Stanton. Earlier this summer, the musician issued the debut album of Black & White Envelope You And I, Animals on Bandcamp and streaming services.

According to Stanton,  the project draws from many mid-00s indie highlights such as Vampire Weekend, Arctic Monkeys, Peter Bjorn & John, and more.  While these influences are apparent, Black & White Envelope uses these influences as a springboard for sturdy songwriting and memorable arrangements.

Listen to You & I Animals below: