God, is this song not everything you want from a local rock queen? A relentless drum and bass groove, Velvet Underground style riffs, and distorted vocals that cut into you like a scalpel; surgically implanting a tab of LCD that soaks in and brings you to its’ peak in just 4:07 minutes. Joanna Erdos is easily one of New Yorks’ most unsung (hm?) songwriters on the scene, having released an album and various singles over the past few years with, in my opinion, not nearly enough praise. Let this song ‘Deborah’, recorded/filmed at Wreckroom Records, be a shining example of how hard talent can sometimes go under the radar. Also, let it get you excited for the upcoming full-length album that Joanna Erdos & the Midnight Show have in production and successful funded via Kickstarter. @thinknotsleep
I feel like I haven’t posted a video in a while so, to start off my week, here is a little something from Dessert Lips. Dessert Lips are the solo project of Journalism’s, Kegan Zima. Dessert Lips’ first FREE mixtape will be released the 17th of April so make sure to download that the second it drops. @LeahLovecat
You may remember this band from a recent feature off their last EP, and frankly, if they keep dropping tracks like this we’re gonna need to start a weekly column just for them. ‘Peaches’ is the first single released from their new EP titled Migration Volume 2 that recently premiered on Relix with a super pro video to ice the cake. Always dirty and deep in the pocket, Mission South are gimmick free and genuine, this new single being a perfect example of the pop sensibility they are as fluent with as they are Allman blues jams. I’ll keep this short and sweet and let you focus on this fantastic song and video. @thinknotsleep
The hardest part of writing music reviews is actually finding something you won’t be depressed you wrote about later. Especially in the DIY realm, a lot of artists are still in development and shouldn’t be judged so thoroughly but with the accessibility of music on the internet, it’s out there for the vultures to pick apart. STONE COLD FOX are not that band. The full package; a tightened, well-polished indie-pop sound similar to The Walkmen, great production, and a work ethic to surpass all lazy indie rockers in their periphery. The latest single released, ‘Seventeen’ is exactly that song for infinite HypeM hearts, facebook shares, and retweets galore. It is honesty that does it for music lovers nowadays, shuffling through track after track in the monotonous playlist of life, and this is a band that fans can believe in. Gimmicky to the extent of playing what’s popular and that’s excusable to me. Plus they do it well. Now go, download this FREE single, and tell all your friends about it. [Free Download] @thinknotsleep
Live is Banana. ’Live is Banana’ God, I try so hard to bring you brand new artists gracing these front pages but throughout our quest we’ve created a list of the DIY poster-childrean and when they release something new, I can’t help myself- youneed to know. Trust me young Padawan- it’s a mix of the best. The best of the best. @Dingusonmusic
New York leather clad rock and rollers, Wyldlife, have wrapped up recording their sophomore album The Time Has Come To Rock and Roll. With extra heaping spoonfuls of sweaty rock and frenzied roll, Wyldlife are sure to please with this follow up to their beloved debut, simply titled Wyldlife. So yank your leather from the closet and prepare yourselves for what’s in store. Here’s a preview of whats yet to come. @LeahLovecat
I am truly honored and excited to feature Jane Woodman on Dingus. As someone who has planted her feet firmly in DIY, Ms. Woodman brings us post-punk daydreams that will put you in a romantic haze at 12 in the afternoon. Teenage Redis the soundtrack provided, 12 tracks to help you float through this dark vision. As I look more and more into it, I’m becoming intrigued by what Jane Woodman has to offer. She’s a musician, a multimedia artist, she’s the embodiment of the DIY spirit and I couldn’t be more excited to type her name into this post. @LeahLovecat
For lack of friendly press, one band, the band that has been making cannonball sized splashes in the NYC DIY Underground, has been blowing audiences away night after night. Now Life Size Maps released a video that fits. It fits like a glove; like the glove you use to chop a body into pieces for a trunk ride. It fits like McKeever envisioned it from square one. @Dingusonmusic
A couple of weeks ago after attending a local show, I ran into my friend Jason Gates of The Veda Rays. We left the show together and as we were walking, he stopped and asked if I would like to be the first person to see The Veda Rays’ new music video. Of course I did, who wouldn’t want to. So, on a sidewalk in Brooklyn, we watched the music video for ‘Better The Devil’ on his cellphone. It was quite a tender moment. We agreed that when the video would be ready for released, Dingus would be the first to debut it. So, here it is. There’s magicians and music and a really cool skull ring that I want really bad. @LeahLovecat
With technology growing exponentially, personal computing is challenging the recording business and the internet is challenging the publishing business. Now more than ever, we see the pool of music and design growing deeper. But as always, the more music there is, the harder it is to find what really matters.
Dingus is dedicated to the search. It's here, on this humble blog that we shed light on bedroom artists in their most defining moments. If you want what's popular today, Dingus is not the blog for you. But, if you want what's fringe, pure and passionate then you've somehow landed on the right URL. So check back daily and enjoy your fellow peers' endeavors.
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