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Album Premiere: Old Earth - .​.​.​until they're called

Bay Area based experimental folk rock singer/songwriter, Todd Umhoefer, better known as Old Earth has given us the pleasure of premiering his brand new EP entitled ...until they're called. If the name of his collaborative music project doesn't give you an idea of the sound of his music, we can surely report that this new Old Earth release is rootsy, earthy and folk rock based with strong elements of avant classical music.

The album features four other musicians, mysteriously referred to as, Burnett, Fritch, Lopez and Moen bring an eerie "Sleepy Hollow" style of depth to the three track EP. There are a couple creative elements that we like: first thing is that the three songs are composed to musically play into one another, making the EP one long 12 minute track. We also like that Umhoefer collaborates with a female vocalist, as mixed gender collaborations seem to be cropping up in the local folk scene these days. We've recently seen Travis Hayes work a female voice into his new music and we think it's cool.

Old Earth is a polished but not self serving solo project that has a lot of sincerity and even more portential. He's got the "knowing" vibe of Neutral Milk Hotel and is willing to take creative risks

Enjoy Old Earth's ....until they're called in its entirety below via bandcamp.com

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New Music Video: "Oozing Positivity" - Hurry

Power-pop trio Hurry premiered a new music video today for "Oozing Positivity" at Brooklyn Vegan. The computer-generated animation was created by Dave Peterson, who also co-directed the video with the group's frontman Matt Scottoline. The track is off the band's full-length album Everything/Nothing, which is now available on cassette via Stereophonodon Records.

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Playing everywhere in Brooklyn, now: Whitewash at Brooklyn Bazaar on 05.08

In their Facebook timeline, Brooklyn's dream rockers Whitewash wonder: "...not even quite sure how we started getting all these ridiculously large gigs but hey I'm not complaining." As a matter of fact the band has a rather busy May with shows at Brooklyn Bazar on the 8th, Aviv on the 14th, and Baby's All Right on the 16th (a Saturday). On their bandcamp profile we find a very mellow acoustic single dated 2013, and 2014 EP "Fraud in Lisbon," which, although lacking a little in the production department (it sounds self-produced), showcases a band with promising songwriting chops. Recent singles "Tentacle" - streaming below - and "Member" show us a more solid sounding band with a sound that can appeal to lovers of Real Estate's chilled pop and Pavement's slacker aesthetics.

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Circadian Rhythms Opening for The Apache Relay at JB's May 5

Circadian Rhythms are the type of group that raise the joy factor in the air. With cascading well-rounded tunes that sprinkle in strolling pieces of keys, xylophone, horns, etc. and marrying them with enriching ensemble harmonies, the band carves out a place that recognizes the past, but still works in the present. It’s casual comfort that opens the doors wide open without losing focus in the process. Tonight at Johnny Brenda’s, they'll have copies of their latest EP A Passing Thought and new tunes to share. Circadian Rhythms will be joined by the folky, Americana Nashville outfit Great Peacock, who has also a new record, Making Ghosts, due out May 12. Fellow Nashville natives The Apache Relay headline, knitting together ironed-vocals stretched out over a large rootsy field. Johnny Brenda’s, 1201 N. Frankford Ave., 9pm, $12, 21+ - Michael Colavita

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Recommended shows: Icewater plays Baby's All Right on 05.13

Brooklyn's Icewater writes songs that are spaced-out, anthemic, and optimistic. Not that the band hasn’t seen its share of tragedy. During the recording of their cheekily titled 2013 LP, "Collectors Edition," guitarist and founding member Grant Martin unexpectedly passed away, giving both its buoyant and small moments of sadness an extra layer of depth. The band released a more upbeat, but not necessarily sunnier, self titled EP at the end of 2014. Check out single "Wisecrack" below and don't miss the band live at Baby;s All Right on May 13. - Emilio Herce

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