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Three noisy NYC bands play Shea Stadium on 11.12: Dead Waves, Clean Girls and Heavy Birds

NYC gave birth to records such as Metal Machine Music and Deadream Nation, cornerstones of the genre known, by the few initiated, as "noise rock." Disciples of this cult sound abound in the experiment-driven Brooklyn DIY scene, and you'll have the chance to check out three of them at once on November 12, opening for delicious post punk revivalists Future Punx.

The noisiest and most dissonant of the three bands on this bill appears to be Clean Girls, a Brooklyn based trio hailing from Virginia. Their music is pure post-hardcore fury, although luckily enough - according to their Facebook notes - their drummer/screamer is listed to play the part of "common sense." Listening to streaming track "June Girls will reveal that he obviously has none.

Dead Waves often reference the bright, spacious distortion and driving bass lines of Jesus and Mary Chain, alternating them with explosive moments reminiscent of Nirvana at their wildest.

On the other hand, Heavy Birds, with their droney, sparser arrangements and discernible but obsessive melodies, feature a tamer sound that places them in psychedelic territory (a musical land not immune from the noise bug). Their sound is influenced by both The Velvet Underground and the bands from that '80s US psychedelic wave called Paysley Underground.

Check out these bands' music below, and if their music appeals to you, be at Palisades on November 12, with a solid pair of earplugs.


NYC duo, ASTR debuts "Bleeding Love" + tours with Ryn Weaver and Holychild

New York City’s ASTR is a two-person operation: Zoe Anna on vocals and Adam Pallin handling production. After meeting in a Manhattan yoga studio, they started writing music together. Soon enough, with a shared love of deep house, '90s hip-hop, film noir and R&B, ASTR was born. Their new single "Bleeding Love" (streaming), delivers one of their most radio friendly tunes, without entirely giving up their atmospheric tendencies. ASTR will release the "Homecoming" EP later this year, and will be hitting the road in November as tour support for Ryn Weaver and Holychild.


Hemmingbirds "Mess of Things"

Hemmingbirds have released a timely and somewhat Halloween-themed video for their new single "Mess of Things". The single is now available on itunes, and will be a part of the band's new EP, Half A Second, which is due out in January.


Jenny Gillespie

Jenny Gillespie and her label Narooma Records released the details of her new album, Cure For Dreaming, this week. The album will be released on January 29th and was recorded in LA. The album's first single is called "No Stone".


Daytrotter Session - Restorations

Daytrotter recently posted their session with Philly indie rockers Restorations. The recorded in-studio performance consisted of songs mostly from their latest release LP3 ("All My Home," "Misprint," and "Separate Songs") and "The Plan" from LP2. You can take a listen to a couple of the tracks from the session for free, and the whole performance is available for streaming and download with membership HERE.


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