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A lo-fi pop band who preceded Brooklyn’s DIY rock wave a few years back, they’ve stuck around long enough to become neighborhood elder statesman. Though still specializing in Velvet Underground rumble, their latest material has them sounding warmer by the minute.
(Sacred Bones showcase, 6/17 at Glasslands)
When Eternal Summers released their full-length debut as a duo in 2010, they came off as a passable indie-pop band that experimented with dreamy textures. Now ready to release the follow-up, Correct Behavior, as a three-piece, they’ve moved on to a fuller, more polished sound that properly showcases the outstanding melodies at the core of each song.
(Kanine Records & Terrorbird Media Showcase, 6/14 at Knitting Factory)
South of France
Keeping in the grand tradition of indie-pop, melody is the key ingredient to South of France’s debut album, Another Boring Sunrise. Straddling the happy-sad line ever so precisely, with girl-boy vocals volleying over traces of 60s pop, fans enamored with that Cults record will want to take note.
(NYC Popfest showcase, 6/15 at Shea Stadium; 6/16 at Bar Matchless)
A trend-setter in Brooklyn’s lo-fi rock scene for years before she went solo, Rose ditched guitar feedback for bright and shining keyboard textures on her latest record, presenting an 80s-hued vision of synth-pop that’s more glam than gloomy, more widescreen than lo-fi.
(BrooklynVegan showcase, 6/15 at Music Hall of Williamsbirg)
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