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This week’s NYC Scene Report features punk rock trio THICK feeling “5 Years Behind,” Fiona Silver crying “Hot Tears,” and the Spirit Bunnies of LAPêCHE.
* If you ever feel like you’re always playing catch-up, Brooklyn-based punk rock trio THICK has the song for you with their latest single, “5 Years Behind.”
The title track of their upcoming full length debut, which will be out March 6th via Epitaph, vocalist and guitarist Nikki Sisti explained the inspiration for “5 Years Behind,” saying, “It’s about how we always feel five years behind in life, at least as far as the expectations of the world around us. It’s something we’re constantly battling, but at the same time we know that there’s no real timeline – there’s no time limit for doing what we want to do.”
Don’t be “5 Years Behind” on THICK. Click play, and get acquainted with them now.
* It’s going to be a Fiona February (and if you’re reading this Fiona, yes, you can use that, lol) as Fiona Silver will be releasing an EP titled Hostage of Love on Valentine’s Day (that’s February 14th, for those wondering why your local drug store has an aisle dedicated to heart shaped boxes – not the Nirvana kind – filled with chocolates).
With Hostage of Love on the way, the soulful indie rocker recently released a video for the single “Hot Tears.” Silver and her band spent much of the past two years touring, and the video is filled with footage from their time on the road, including from when they were opening for Gary Clark Jr.
Click play, and shed some “Hot Tears” with Fiona Silver.
* It’s hard to keep track of everything going on in NYC’s indie music scene, so occasionally I need a late pass on a band, or an album. In this case, I need a late pass on indie rock band LAPêCHE, who released an EP titled Spirit Bunnies last year.
The most recent single off Spirit Bunnies is “Gracie,” which has a really unique video that stars frontwoman Krista Holly Diem – whose vocals are equal parts gorgeous and haunting – and a small collection of old school TVs. The band explained the inspiration for the song, and video, saying, “The song is about finding grace in tragedy. We wanted to evoke a melancholy inside a vibrant setting. Along with a nod to our past discovering of '80s/'90s music videos via MTV and VH1.”
Judging by their social media, LAPêCHE have just started work on their second full length album, tentatively titled Future Regrets.
Click play on “Gracie,” so you don’t have any future regrets about missing out on LAPêCHE.
For more of the best of NYC’s indie music scene, come back next Wednesday, and check out the archives for previous columns.