It’s another Thursday here at the SIMGE headquarters, which can only mean one thing…Football! Alright maybe not, but as recompense for the cheesy joke here’s three white hot acts on the rise that you need to know. As always if you or someone you know is working on something you’d like to see highlighted here, please do not hesitate to send anything our way here.
After first bursting out onto the New York music scene in ’09, Savoir Adore (Paul Hammer and Deidre Muro) are set to return with their dreamy melodies and street-hip rhythms on Our Nature out October 16th. If first taste “Dreamers” is any indication of what to expect then we can look forward to a naturally progressed sound and gorgeous harmonies as the “fantasy rock” duo expand on their dynamic and likely their fan-base as well. Be sure to catch them on October 9th when they hit The Knitting Factory in Brooklyn, NY. Tickets are also still available for their gig opening for Stars at the Mercury Lounge this Saturday, September 22nd.
New York bred talent Rachel Brown is very much unlike your typical effervescent songstress. Her debut EP Building Castles showcases her Ethiopian and Bermudian influences with pop, Caribbean, Hawaiian, country, hip-hop and world sounds all coming together to form a refreshingly uplifting and funky result. Ms. Brown’s upcoming tour brings her to The Darby on September 28 on Manhattan’s west side.
Chicago art-rock trio Paper Mice have been thrilling DIY audiences since ’07 with The Replacements level tics minus the disabling alcoholism. The chaotic, frenetic, and ultimately outstanding new album The Funny Papers extends Paper Mice’s prog-spasms into the realm of The Mars Volta with the backbeat undercurrent of White Denim. Check out their site, and let’s hope they make their way down to Asbury Park sometime in the near future.