Hand Habits: Wildly Idle (Humble Before The Void)

Hand Habits\’s new album Wildly Idle (Humble Before The Void) was released earlier this month on Woodsist Records. Noisey has done a great interview with Meg, and Pitchfork had some great things to say about the album.

Give a few of the tracks a listen above, and seek out the whole album from your distribution channel of choice.

Photo: Shannon Straney

Girl Blue ‘Drunk’

Girl Blue recently released her new music video for Drunk, featuring students from the Purchase Conservatory of Dance. Drunk was featured on Girl Blue’s debut EP “I Am Not A Star,” released in October of last year.

You can stay up to date with Girl Blue on Facebook, or catch her live at Caffe Lena in Saratoga Sunday, February 12 at 7PM.

Local label releases Donnie Darko OST cover cassette

Local cassette label Bee Side Cassettes has released an awesome project where local and semi-local bands have covered the Donnie Darko Soundtrack, twice.

Artists featured on the soundtrack are free cake for every creature, No One and the Somebodies, Bilge Rat, ylayali, Morus Alba, Jorge Verde, Meaner Pencil, Holling, the Wicker Women, Tim Woulfe, Crie, Dodge Dirt, Apostrophe S and Another Michael, Palemen, Megan the Runt, Callout Culture, and Scott Goodin.

You can stream the entire project below through Bandcamp, or if you\’re the collecting type, Bee Side Cassettes has made a limited run of 100 cassettes and zines for purchase. All proceeds from the sale will be donated to Black Lives Matter: Upstate NY. Digital proceeds will be donated too.

Stream below, and learn more on the album\’s bandcamp page.

Jlin+Qrion at EMPAC Ticket Giveaway

On Friday November 4, EMPAC is hosting an awesome night of music with Jlin and Qrion.

From the event site:

Jlin is one of the most prominent female electronic producers of the current generation. She grew up in Gary, Indiana, and made her first tracks while working at a steel mill. Drawing on the legacy of RP Boo and DJ Rashad, she has advanced the Chicago-oriented style of footwork into dark and creative new dimensions. Though her earlier work relied on sampling—often from horror movies—she now refuses to, opting instead to compose her dense, frenetic tracks from all original source material. Her 2015 debut record Dark Energy was named the year’s best by a number of publications, including The Wire.

Hailing from Sapporo, the snowy capital of Japan’s northernmost island, Qrion released her first two EPs via SenSe while still attending high school. Internet acclaim and the anticipation of her softly-lit, melancholic melodies eventually led to SenSe’s servers being overloaded during the free release of 2014’s「sink」, a download-only mini album. Later that year, a high-profile collaboration with electronic producer Ryan Hemsworth exposed Qrion’s music to a global audience. She is currently preparing to release her first full-length album later this year.

The folks at EMPAC have been kind enough to offer a pair of tickets to give away to a lucky reader of this site. If you\’re not the contest type, tickets are currently on sale for the event. Enter to win below!

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