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This week’s NYC Scene Report features Answering Machine having some good luck with “Bad Luck,” Stefan Alexander falling in love with a “Photograph,” and fish narc starting a “WiLDFiRE.”
* Despite the title of their upcoming album being Bad Luck, Brooklyn-based rock band Answering Machine have actually been having quite a bit of good luck, having recently signed with Wiretap Records, which will be releasing Bad Luck on April 17th.
Discussing the title track of the album, the band said in a statement that it’s “a song that commiserates in tough times,” adding, “‘Bad Luck’ is there with a hug, a tall boy, and a little reminder to keep going.”
Originally formed in 2016 by Samantha (vocals) and JD (guitar/vocals), who are public school teachers in Brooklyn, I can’t help but wonder if any of my teachers from back in the day had indie rock careers I didn’t know about.
* The online dating world can be pretty rough, and soulful indie pop artist Stefan Alexander tackles some of the biggest issues with looking for love on apps with his latest single, “Photograph.”
As he sings, “I’m in love with a photograph,” he dives into how a photo can immediately draw a person in, but how those feelings aren’t necessarily real, and that more often than not we’re creating our own version of the person in the photo, and may not even like the actual person if we were to ever meet them in real life.
“Photograph” is off Alexander’s second EP, Cry Again, which is due out later this month, and you can check out the video for the song right here.
* I will openly admit I’m late to the party when it comes to fish narc. His latest single, “WiLDFiRE,” is the first time I’ve heard his work, but now that I have, I can’t wait to hear more.
While fish narc has a background in producing hip-hop, the Seattle-born, NYC-based artist mixes indie rock and pop punk on “WiLDFiRE,” and the result is a song that can be appreciated by a plethora of fan bases.
The video for “WiLDFiRE” features fish narc having a high energy good time with friends in Los Angeles, and you can check it out right here.
For more of the best of NYC’s indie music scene, come back next Wednesday, and check out the archives for previous columns.