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Brooklyn’s own Caveman have climbed the ladder of indie rock success pretty quickly over the past year or two, and they’ve more than earned it, with a hefty dose of unabashed earnestness and a pleasant reliance on vocal harmonies and elaborate arrangements.
(BrooklynVegan showcase, 6/15 at Music Hall of Williamsburg)
Beach Fossils frontman Dustin Payseur has in many ways been at the forefront of whatever’s been going on in Brooklyn over the past bunch of years, crafting hummable, nostalgic pop songs and then covering them in a thick, dreamy layer of reverb. It’s as easy as easy-listening gets.
(6/15 at McCarren Park)
With a sound like a British Invasion band giddy in love with Motown 45s, their debut album feels like the product of hearts long broken, suggests skin pale from shunning the daylight. Loose punk kicks are present too, jumping up from under singer Shogun’s weary crooning.
(Fun Fun Fun Fest + Chaos in Tejas showcase, 6/14 at Warsaw)
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