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This week’s NYC Scene Report features Hannah Gill rising from the “Ashes,” something dreamy from Cate Von Csoke, and Drug Couple giving us two new songs to get high on.
* With beautiful jazzy vocals, Hannah Gill has a voice that can most simply be described as timeless.
During the stay-at-home directive she put her vocals, and writing skills, to work, releasing a number of new songs, the latest of which is “Ashes.”
The third release from Gill during the quarantine, she enlisted the help of her friends for the video for “Ashes,” and the result is more than just a great clip, it’s a video that will forever represent a very unique time in our history.
Click play, and rise from the “Ashes” with Hannah Gill.
* NYC, by way of Australia, indie psych-pop-rock artist Cate Von Csoke has something positively dreamy for listeners with her latest single, “Dream Around.”
“Dream Around” is off Von Csoke’s recently released album, Almoon, which came out last month, and the song is in the vein of the psychedelic dream pop of Mazzy Star (and if you’re a longtime reader of this column you know I don’t make that comparison often, as I hold the music of Mazzy Star in extremely high regard).
Give “Dream Around” a spin. If you’re anything like me, it will make you dream of seeing Cat Von Csoke live.
* If music gets you high, then who better to listen to than Brooklyn-based duo Drug Couple?
The talented twosome of Miles and Becca (no last names given) will be releasing their sophomore EP, Choose Your Own Apocalypse, next month, but before that happens they have a double b-side for everyone to check out – “No Outside / Alone 2Gether.”
The double b-side was released via PaperCup Music, which will also be releasing Drug Couple’s EP, and the songs feature fantastic indie pop vibes.
It should be noted Drug Couple didn’t mean to be Nostradamus-like with the title of their EP. They put the project together, and chose the title, long before any of us had heard of COVID-19. That said, now that we are seemingly in a Choose Your Own Apocalypse type of reality, we could all use a couple drugs, and the music of Drug Couple.
For more of the best of NYC’s indie music scene, come back next Wednesday, and check out the archives for previous columns.