NYC Scene Report – Endearments, Via DeRoche, & Rubblebucket

This week’s NYC Scene Report features Endearments feeling “Selfish,” Via DeRoche experiencing an “Orange Sky,” and Rubblebucket crying “Teardrops.”

* Brooklyn-based dream pop trio Endearments released their latest EP, It Can Be Like This, earlier this month, so forgive them if they’re feeling a little “Selfish.”

“Selfish,” is actually the title of the band’s new single, which frontman Kevin Marksson says is about grappling with the part of a relationship that’s “the liminal space before anyone has said ‘I love you.’”

The combination of excitement, and nerves, during that time can make for quite the feeling of butterflies in ones stomach. The song, however, will give listeners the feeling of indie pop goodness. So be a little selfish, and click play on this great song from Endearments.

* Brooklyn-based vocalist, and songwriter Via DeRoche just released a new EP titled Orange Sky, and based on the title track she’s a name, and a voice, we should be hearing a lot from in the near future.

With lyrics that are poetic, and often inspired by literature, DeRoche describes her music as “deceivingly honest.” Her vocals take that honesty, and wrap it in a wonderfully jazzy sound.

There’s an old saying, “Red sky at night, sailors’ delight. Red sky at morning, sailors take warning.” When you click play on Via DeRoche’s “Orange Sky,” it’s all delight.

* NYC indie faves Rubblebucket are currently wrapping up a fall tour, but if you missed them live it’s no reason to cry “Teardrops.”

“Teardrops” is the double single Rubblebucket released via Egghunt Records before hitting the road, and it’s unique for the duo, as it features Alex Toth on lead vocals, with Kalmia Traver coming in for call and response.

With how great “Teardrops” sounds, it opens up a lot of new possibilities for Rubblebucket, who already have a reputation as a fantastically creative force in the scene. Personally, I can’t wait to hear what they, ahem, drop next.

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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