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NYC Scene Report – Lion Babe, Cheena, & more
Wednesday, December 07, 2016

This week’s NYC Scene Report features a stroll through the LES with R&B duo Lion Babe, a combining of claymation and punk rock from Cheena, a fishing trip with indie rockers Washer, and an R&B tune from Sam O.B. that’s all about finding some “Common Ground.”

* New York-based R&B duo Lion Babe, which consists of vocalist Jillian Hervey, and producer Lucas Goodman, released a video for their self-empowerment anthem, “Got Body,” and it’s pure NYC.

The clip was shot in, and around, the East Village, and the Lower East Side, as Hervey and Goodman ride the subway, hang out with friends, work on music, and even do a little shopping for vinyl, at which point Hervey stumbles upon an old LP of her mother’s!

“Got Body” is off of Lion Babe’s debut album, Begin, which was released earlier this year, and you can check out the video right here.

* Punk rock and claymation. They may seem like potentially strange bedfellows, but NYC rockers Cheena have seamlessly combined the two with the video for their latest single, “Lost My Way.”

“Lost My Way” is off of Cheena’s debut album, Spend The Night With…, which was released in August, and the video is the brainchild of Robin Pak who created the clip that features a claymation dog strutting through various psychedelic, transformative scenes.

Check out the video, and rock out with your … err … Play-Doh out.

* Remember when ESPN, in its infancy, used to have fishing shows on early in the morning? I bet a lot more folks would have tuned in had the soundtrack been better. Case in point, the latest video from Brooklyn indie rockers Washer. The clip is for their song “Mend,” and it features the duo going on a fishing trip.

OK, so another helpful addition to those ESPN fishing shows would’ve been the fisherman pulling up some of the interesting things Washer hooks in this clip. Those two caught more than just fish!

“Mend” is off of the band’s full length debut, Here Comes Washer, which was released at the beginning of the year. Check out the video, and hook yourself some great indie rock.

* Mix together R&B, with a little disco, and some funk, and you get Sam O.B.’s first single (at least as Sam O.B.), “Common Ground.”

Sam O.B. is an NYC-based singer, producer, DJ, and multi-instrumentalist, who some may know as Obey City, and “Common Ground” is the new direction he’s taking his music in.

Speaking about his new single, he said in a statement, ”’Common Ground’ is about ignoring all doubts, fears, and biases, and just approaching one another with openness and love.”

I think we can all get down with that.

For more of the best of NYC’s indie music scene, come back next Wednesday, and check out the archives for previous columns.


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