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NYC Scene Report – Desi Wolff, Eddy Lee Ryder, & more
Wednesday, December 11, 2019

This week’s NYC Scene Report features the “Neon Soul” of Desi Wolff, Eddy Lee Ryder’s “Vultures” taking flight, Pool Cosby teaming up with Denitia for something you’re sure to “Like,” and Year of the Locust saying “Sorry.”

* NYC-based indie pop artist Desi Wolff loves a “Neon Soul.”

What is a neon soul, you ask? Wolff explained the concept in a statement, saying, “A neon soul is someone you instantly connect with, who is on the same frequency as you,” adding that when it comes to her song “Neon Soul,” “I didn’t write it about any particular person, but it’s what I think it should feel like when I meet my soulmate, aka a neon soul.”

Check out “Neon Soul,” and experience a connection with Desi Wolff.


* Singer-songwriter Eddy Lee Ryder may not be an ornithologist, but as her latest single proves, she knows a thing or two about “Vultures.”

Discussing the song in a statement, the NYC-based artist explained, “‘Vultures’ is a song about being disillusioned by love. It’s still supposed to be haunting and romantic, discussing the darkness in people’s intentions while hiding behind a pretty melody.”

She continued, adding, “I wrote the first line of ‘Vultures’ a few years ago. However, the song sat unfinished for a long time. I was trying to find peace and understanding – and some irony even – in the darkness around me. Watching so many other women find their voices this past year, I was inspired to say what I needed to say on these issues.”

Ryder is currently prepping the release of her upcoming EP, Expected To Fly, and will be hitting the stage at Mercury Lounge on December 17th. For a preview, click play on “Vultures,” and get to know Eddy Lee Ryder.


* NYC-based production trio Pool Cosby (Jacuzzi Jefferson, Kevin Kuh, and Otto Botté) recently teamed up with fellow NYC artist Denitia for the song “I Like You.”

A cool, jazzy addition to anyone’s winter playlist, “I Like You” is the latest in long line of projects from Pool Cosby, who’ve released three mixtapes, two EPs, and a full length album since forming in 2012. The trio are currently prepping the release of their second full length effort, which is due out in early 2020, and if it’s anything like “I Like You,” I think a lot of people are going to like it.

Check out the video for “I Like You,” and catch the vibe of Pool Cosby.


* NYC-based hard rock act Year of the Locust recently completed a string of tour dates with The Zealots, but if you missed them while they were on the road, there’s no need to apologize, instead check out the lyric video for the band’s latest single, “Sorry.”

Year of the Locust vocalist Scotty Mac discussed the song in a statement, saying, “The lyrics are right out of my life. It’s about personal growth, and owning up to your mistakes, and we hope you appreciate the realness.”

“Sorry,” which is off Year of the Locust’s self-titled EP, released earlier this year, features a guest appearance from former Florida Georgia Line guitarist Brian Bonds, and additional vocals from Brett Hestla of Dark New Day, who also produced the song.

Click play, and rock out with Year of the Locust.


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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