Indie Rock

New Track: "WHO WHAT WEAR" - MINT

Recorded, mixed and mastered by Kyle Gilbride (Waxahatchee, Dark Thoughts, Yowler), a new single, “WHO WHAT WEAR,” has materialized from the punk quartet of MINT. Driving bass pushes the tempo as a smooth but on-the-verge-of-frantic vocal delivery describes how the clothes you wear serves as a window into your personality (or at least, the outside world forms opinions based on what they think your clothing, and by extension, image represents). It's a high-speed streetcar that tears forward almost speeding off the rails in a mad rush, while still holding it all together. You can catch MINT at Cousin Danny’s on Monday, March 25, along with Buffalo’s Science Man.

   

Bruges "The Drifted Way"

Noise Rock band Bruges has released a new single called “The Drifted Way”. This is their third single since September, and a grinding, sludgy, gem.

Bruges is made up of members of Angry Gods, Den, and Moral Void.

You can catch Bruges at The Burlington on March 2nd with Buildings, Ribbonhead, and Rash.

   

Dark Trip - Mysterious Dark Punk Band Gets 4AM Last Call at Bovine 02.22

Lo-fi power pop band Dark Trip will be creepin’ into the Bovine later this month for a seemingly rare show. Their EP “Dark Trip Demos” was released long enough ago that it’s making me wonder if they aren’t the demos but the actual record! Jokes on us. 5 tracks of scary pop punk including a track titled Tony Danza so you know it’s good. Their upcoming gig at the Bovine Sex Club is on February 22nd with Sick Things, Hot Kid and Teen Archer. 4AM last call too! – Kris Gies

   

A Deli Premiere: Catch Prichard’s “You’re the Worst”

The folks in Catch Prichard just can’t get away with doing anything less than epic. Like their prior EP, Eskota, tracks off Utter Disbelief maintain an undercurrent of Americana, this time with heightened, richer pedals and strings, dark synths and the occasional sax guest. Single “You’re the Worst” is one of the strongest off the upcoming release, though quite frankly, it’s hard to choose. Frontman Sawyer Gebauer has one of the most unique vocal stylings around. He’s a Johnny Cash meets a Leonard Cohen twisted with some Bill Callahan and a touch of Springsteen. Gebauer’s deep, guttural baritone radiates through “You’re the Worst,” bringing life and tough emotion to the song. Pre-purchase the first six tracks off Utter Disbelief here, and be sure to check out their upcoming shows. Lovely. -Michelle Kicherer, Associate Editor

Photo credit Jack Song

 

   

Interview with Mofaza

Mofaza is slightly mysterious trio of ZGAman, Franco Popular and Max Boom, and they recently released their self-titled debut album. We were so intrigued that by the sound of the album and the vagueness of its release that we track down the trio and asked them a few questions. You can read the full interview here.

You can catch Mofaza at Beat Kitchen on February 16th with Shot Baker, Vacation Bible School, The Eradicator, and No Enemy!.