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Tremellow’s new track “Look Up” is a folky, outerspace sonic adventure

Tremellow | photo via artist’s Bandcamp

When Keith Abrams isn’t rocking out as frontman for Pine Barons, or helping to produce other legendary albums (i.e. The Districts Popular Manipulations,) he gets strange and experimentally lo-fi as his side-project, Tremellow. From all the recent and much deserved hooplah of Pine Barons’ and The Districts’ new releases, it’s crazy that Abrams has time to let alone breathe. But here he is, releasing a new Tremellow track — which is unsurprisingly a total jam. Continue reading →

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Watch Tremellow’s VHS lightshow in video for “Plastic Impulse”

Tremellow | via tremellowbaron.bandcamp.com
Tremellow | via tremellowbaron.bandcamp.com

Keith Abrams, outside from his band Pine Barons, has a side project Tremellow. Its lo-fi pop stylings allow Abrams to let his weird out a little bit, and it can’t be better exemplified than in the video for his newest song “Plastic Impulse,” released on DOOM PASTE, a split with Haggert Mctaggert (the weird side project of The Districts’ Braden Lawrence).

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Pine Barons announce new LP The Acchin Book, share trippy rocker “Telescope”

Pine Barons | photo via Consequence of Sound

It’s official – Pine Barons have at last set a date and a name for the release of their long-time-coming follow up record to 2013’s Pine Barons. Mark your calendars for August 4th, when the five-piece group of indie rockers from Southern New Jersey will debut The Acchin Book after dropping hints and vague timelines for what feels like forever.

The lead single “Alliterate Breed” came last fall in the form of a trippy music video, but the band has been largely quiet in terms of new music since then save frontman Keith Abrams’ project Tremellow and bassist Shane Hower’s solo project Everyone released last month. In conjunction with the official record announcement the band has released a second single via Consequence of Sound. Continue reading →

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Verite at Union Transfer, Pine Barons at Kung Fu Necktie, Secret Nudist Friends at The Barbary

Verite | photo by Eric Ryan Anderson | via the artist’s Facebook page

Brooklyn-based singer, Kelsey Byrne, makes dark, indie electro-pop under the moniker, VERITE. She’s been releasing a slew of infectious singles and EP’s since 2014, with her debut album, Somewhere In Between, due out on June 23rd. Before then, you can experience VERITE’s expansive sound fill Union Transfer tonight when she opens for Betty Who. Find more info on tickets here and watch the tour video of VERITE’s awesome cover of The 1975’s, “Somebody Else,” below. Continue reading →

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Listen to Haggert McTaggert’s psychedelic nightmare in “Franny”

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Haggert McTaggert | photo by Casper Rudderow

Haggert McTaggert, aka the duo of Braden Lawrence of The Districts and Keith Abrams from Pine Barons, contributed to a new split single called Doom Paste with local pals Tremellow. Their contribution is the lo-fi bad trip of “Franny,” a manic and robotic modern take on a Mystery Science Theater 3000 theme, finding galactic ambiguity of psychedelic proportions while managing to pick up a hint of Daft Punk along the way. It’s as cute and intimate as it is terrifying. Continue reading →

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PREMIERE: Haggert Mctaggert teams up Braden Lawrence of The Districts, Keith Abrams of Pine Barons, debuts with “2nd Door Floor”

Haggert McTaggert | photo courtesy of the artist
Haggert McTaggert | photo courtesy of the artist

It’s one those collaborative outings that just sort of happens when you’re part of a super fertile music community. Haggert Mctaggert brings together Braden Lawrence, drummer for The Districts, and Keith Abrams, singer-guitarist of Pine Barons. Both of those dudes each have another-other band on their plates – Straw Hats for Lawrence, Tremellow for Abrams – but this project has ben an on-again off-again thing for about five years. Today, we bring you their debut single, “2nd Door Floor,” which finds these erstwhile heavy rockers exploring more moody, textural soundscapes in the vein of Elvis Depressedly and Alex G. Continue reading →