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Stream: Kiven, "In The Fire"

Kiven are bringing a complex modern indie rock sound to the LA scene. Their genre is hard to pin down, but their influences are clear. The newest single off their debut self-titled album released last month, "In the Fire" is pop rock meets prog. The bombastic chorus cements them firmly in a pop realm, while their wailing guitars and hard hitting drums show their boundary-pushing examination of modern hard rock. Frontman, Tyler Demorest's tongue twisting verses match wits with the math rock tendencies in the instrumentation. There is delicate nuance throughout the arrangement. At moments hushed, at others heightened, dramatic, and even cinematic, this song grabs ahold of your ears, giving them just the right amount of relief before shredding them to pieces. Kiven's debut self-titled LP is out now. Catch them all month long in April for their residency at Hemingway's. - Jacqueline Caruso


Deli CMJ Electro/Avant Pop Stages at The Delancey 10.18 with Wildlife Control, Dynasty Electric, Dinosaur Feathers, Il Abanico, Cultfever + more


This is going to be the longest list of this whole series of announcements. On Thursday, we're once again taking over both floors of The Delancey with upstairs, a line-up of electro up-and-comers from all sides of the spectrum and downstairs, some creative pop gems fitting under the Avant Pop label, for a total of.. NINETEEN acts! So enough chit-chat, let's get to the list, because that is sure going to take up enough space.

Opening the (free!) upstairs show, Thomas Simon's ghostly mixes, followed by the bizarre folk-tronic experiments of Max Horwich's Sewing Machines, Cultfever's chaotic outputs and Railbird's more intimate creations. Next up, we've got three out-of-towners, i.e SF's Maus Haus, Philly's electro/hip hop artist Lushlife, and finally, Anomie Belle, from Seattle, co-headlining the show with NYC's own Dynasty Electric. Then, taking it to the later hours of the evening, Ducky, and Drop Electric (coming from DC).

Downstairs, our two headliners will be Dinosaur Feathers (top picture) and Wildlife Control, who both released this year a delicious new album, second for the former and a first for the latter. We've also got, on this stage, three acts coming from Los Angeles: openers American Royalty, shoegaze-pop band Letting Up Despite Great Faults, and Kiven, who will be closing the show. Add to this Columbian transplants Il Abanico, Conveyor, whom we covered in our last print issue, the catchy jams of five-piece Modern Rivals and finally, Santah, coming from Chicago, and.. I believe WE'RE DONE! In the pictures: Dynasty Electric & Wildlife Control.


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