New Sounds For Yer Weekend...

Trances Arc is a 5-piece rock band from Atlanta. They recently put out their second album, XOXOX, through Slush Fund Recordings. Previously released song “Champagne Wishes” was recently featured on a Starbucks Hear Music sampler called Off The Clock. Of XOXOX lead singer Eric Toledo says “we tried to capture the energy of our live show, exploring the long hallways and exposed brick walls of this cavernous studio space... it sounds huge in here”. The band’s done well in that - these songs bristle with intensity. 10 tightly played, mid-90s sounding alt-rock anthems.

MP3 :: Parliament
MP3 :: (Star Spangled) XOXOX
(from XOXOX. Buy here)

The Black Kids self-released EP Wizard of Ahhhs was recently given the coveted Best New Music status over at Pitchfork. They said: they're giving away something we can't buy often enough: a record with not just a distinctive aesthetic, but also one single-worthy track after another. Dueling keyboards and scrappy lo-fi guitars give rise to Go! Team-style shouted-back cheers, a communal urgency not unlike the Arcade Fire's, and an uptempo bounce paying homage to Motown 45's. In short, Black Kids make catchy, tightly executed songs that put a memorable stamp on pop's classic themes.

The EP is not available in stores - instead head over to their myspace and download the whole thing…for free! Here’s a sampler:

MP3 :: Hurricane Jane
MP3 :: I’m Not Gonna Teach Your Boyfriend How To Dance With You
(from Wizard of Ahhs. Download)
The Epochs are an electro-pop band that will playing 4 CMJ shows in NY. Self described as Radiohead meets Junior Boys meets A.C. Newman. Or think piano meets computer meets scruffy white-boy soul on a crisp Autumn day in Brooklyn.

MP3 :: Mouths To Feed
MP3 :: Opposite Sides

Oct. 15th 10:00AM KEXP On-Air Performance NYC

Oct. 18th 8:00PM Blender Theater (w/Datarock) NYC

Oct. 18th 11:45PM R Bar NYC

Oct. 19th 8:00PM BAM Cafe Brooklyn

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