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Weekly Feature 189a: Home Video, live at Bklyn Bowl on March 1st

While penciling still lifes in high school art class back in 1997, New Orleans natives Collin Ruffino and David Gross began a friendship that was sparked by a mutual love of music. Twelve years later, the duo calls Brooklyn home as they continue their musical journey with Home Video – an electro/indie rock creation that features a minimalist instrumental approach to music. The band’s debut full length album, No Certain Night or Morning, was released on Defend Music in 2006. The release showcased gloomy symphonic undertones and moody lyrics, which laid the foundation for Home Video’s budding signature sound. It Will Be OK, the twosome’s latest offering, features a new angle in sound and approach for Ruffino and Gross as they ditch their dark, minimalist direction in favor of a lighter sound full of instrumental complexity. Home Video recently spoke to The Deli about being human, winding down with The Wire, and jammin' on the moon. - Read Cecilia Martinez interview with the band here.


Titus Andronicus sophomore album out in March - release party on 02.06

Punk folksters from NJ Titus Andronicus' 2nd album, entitled "The Monitor", will be released on Beggars' XL Recordings on March 9. The album is going to bear a Civil War theme and features guest players from members of The Hold Steady, Wye Oak, Vivian Girls and Ponytail. Mark your calendar for their CD release party at The Bowery Ballroom on March 6, which promises to be explosive - in a Civil War kinda way!


NYC CD of the Month: Inlets - Inter Arbiter

Sebastian Krueger's Inlets will please the hoards of music fans who have grown to love the floral and somewhat progressive folk championed by Grizzly Bear and Beach House. Less grandiose than the first and sunnier than the latter, Inlets' songs are instantly gratifying and more soothing. Their tamed vocals resonate in a very intimate way, like it often happens with one man/woman band projects, and the melodies are not as convoluted as you may expect. Krueger finds trendy help in the backing vocals department, where Dirty Projectors' Angel Deradoorian leads a team of beautiful voiced ladies whose subtle vocal counterpoint contributes in the texture and melodic departments. Acoustic guitars, clarinets, pianos, strings, percussion, the unmissable ukulele but also synths and other keyboard sounds contribute to the band's tastefully layered orchestrations. The album Inter Arbiter is due out in April - we predict that this record will be one of the soundtracks of hipster love this summer. - PDG


BAM's Sounds like Brooklyn - Small Black at Bklyn Bowl

Sounds Like Brooklyn is BAM's three day celebration of the sounds of indie rock's favorite borough, taking place in several venues throughout that land. Today (Saturday 02.06) is the closing day of the festival, we recommend you check out Small Black at beautiful Brooklyn Bowl on Whyte and 11th in Williamsburg. Full schedule here.


Peeps who like to scream: The Terror Pigeon Dance Revolt!

The exclamation point at the end of "The Terror Pigeon Dance Revolt!" is there for a reason: the band (recently signed by David Byrne's Luaka Bop) produces songs fueled with excitement, and choruses that sound like dance-inducing war cries. The song Snowday in particular screams "fun, fun, FUN!" with its fast-fluttering keyboard parts and youthful acclamations of playing in white wintry powder. This song (along with nine others) is part of the band’s upcoming LP bearing the concise and poignant title: “I LOVE YOU! I LOVE YOU! I LOVE YOU AND I'M IN LOVE WITH YOU! HAVE AN AWESOME DAY! HAVE THE BEST DAY OF YOUR LIFE!!” - which could have also simply been called "WE ALL LOVE TO SCREAM!!! AND TO USE EXCLAMATION POINTS!!!. Expect the members of the band to refer to the finer things in life, like cute girls. In the meantime, The Terror Pigeon Dance Revolt! will tour and fly its way around the US starting at the end of February. - Abigail Devora


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