The Echo Friendly make break-up songs with extra prickliness. That is due in part to the rocky romantic history between members Jake Rabinbach and Shannon Esper, but it has even more to do with the band’s uncomfortably direct way of telling stories, as they do on the first single from their upcoming album, Love Panic. More »
Brooklyn’s Farewell Republic debuted this year with their Burn The Boats LP, drawing inspiration from ’90s dream-pop and shoegazer but for detours into terrain more aggressive, and vocals more upfront and neatly intervallic (and nearly post-hardcore). Not a year’s passed and they’re ready with another self-produced full-length, Young Effete Titans of Industry.
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The Echo Friendly’s “Supplies For Arson” begins with some spoken word about the song title and “the Pencil Factory,” which probably isn’t about setting a Dixon Ticonderoga plant ablaze so much as it is a reference to this bar in Greenpoint and this boy/girl group’s tendency to go from flames to ex-flames: The Echo Friendly… More »