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Eskimo Sister Releases Full-Length Debut, ‘Kids These Days’

Sunday, February 22nd, 2015

“You waved back and then I farted”

Lo-fi/tweemo pioneers Eskimo Sister (ex-Yo Soy Milk and Free Cake for Every Creature) have been teasing you with a demo here and there (not to mention a killer twitter presence), and now they’re pleased (but probably not) to bring you their debut full-length, Kids These Days.

Featuring shared vocal duties from Johnny Murphy, Brandon Dyer, and Giulia Morrone, Kids These Days fits right in with the ever-burgeoning lo-fi scene that you might have seen showcased on this site by Free Cake for Every Creature, but Eskimo Sister injects their own brand of sadness/silliness/sweetness that makes the record a joy to listen to. I mean, come on, the opening track features the following gem of a verse:

had a dream I shot paul mccartney
the bullet went through his head
then it his morrisey
now they both are dead

And that’s just the first song on the record, folks. “Chinatown” is still one of the better and catchier tracks released in the Skidmore music scene as of late, and “Virginity Dirge” showcases Murphy’s ever-impressive penchant for alt-country, while the aforementioned opening track features some killer shreds on the part of Brandon Dyer. Stylistically, the band covers some pretty impressive ground with Kids These Days, but it’s all very much in the realm of their patented sound that fills some much needed gaps in the music scene here at Skidmore.

You can download the album for free on Eskimo Sister’s Bandcamp, so don’t hesitate to do so and make Murphy and co. a little bit happier.

Los Elk to Release New EP

Wednesday, February 4th, 2015

Album Art by Jake LiBassi.

Los Elk have just announced the released date for their upcoming EP, Rituals, which is slated to drop on February 24th. It’s been over a year since the band dropped the second installment in their (assumedly) two-part EP series, but the band has been incredibly active touring near and far for the past year–and it’s safe to assume they made their return to the studio tighter than ever.

If you’re unfamiliar with the band and their material (chyeah right), check out their discography on their Bandcamp and be sure to add to their bounty of “likes” on their Facebook page. And, of course, check back later this month to hear what I’m sure will be another solid release from the indie-pop darlings of the Skidmore music scene.

PSYMON SPINE @ Cameo Gallery (8/18)

Tuesday, August 12th, 2014

“Special Guests” would be a bomb band name.

PSYMON SPINE, Skidmore’s darlings on all things electronic and whimsical, are playing a show at Cameo Gallery in Williamsburg next Monday, August 18. Joining them will be Graham (of Crystal Fighters), Photojay, and (exitpost).

There are still tickets left, but apparently they’re going quickly, so purchase them while you can at $12-a-pop here. Show is 18+, so be sure to leave your annoying underage friends behind.