Paper Castles new album, Acceptionalism" is about "growing up, losing your virginity, being alone in a crowd, aging out, and getting over it." writes Paddy in the album bio.Read More
Looking through the shows that have taken place in Burlington for the past couple of months, it's hard to miss the name "Clever Girls". They've been opening for groups like Grouplove and Weakend Friends at Higher Ground, playing Monkey House and Sidebar, while also hitting mini-tours to New York and Massachusetts.
The four-piece is made up of Diane Jean (vocals/guitar), Winfield Holt (guitar), Tobias Sullivan (bass), and Robert Slater (drums). The group calls their sound "Confused Rock". Always riding a border, their live shows are at some moments quiet and careful, and at others loud and gritty. As the songs wash over you, it seems the beauty of the band is that they're usually doing both at once. Their lead singer, Diane, writes lyrics that are disarmingly beautiful, laying just barely beneath strong bass lines and heavy guitar tones. In "Loom", one of the songs off of their new album Luck, Diane sings "I had to feel okay again", delivering the line repeatedly as the other instruments build to a crescendo. Moments like that hint at something stunning about their live show -- about the energy and strength that they're building on top of an emotional base. It seems Clever Girls is asking the crowd to sort-of grit their teeth, and just feel it all. The songs are hard to forget. We can't wait for the album.
Find three songs from the session Clever Girls did with Noise Ordinance below.
Clever Girls releases their debut album Luck on April 4th.
Get to the launch party for that record: Noise Ordinance Presents Clever Girls Album Release at ArtsRiot
Gestalt made their debut in the fall of 2016 at Battery Street Jeans. Since then, the three-piece has been spreading their facebook-bio-described "try hard indie rock" all over town. Meredith Davey (bass) and Kurt Henry (guitar) trade off vocals from song to song with Matthew Anderson on drums. Floating bass lines and math rock riffs sit relaxed under the group's lyrics. The music seeps through you. In a good way. They're in the process of mixing their debut full-length record at Pine Street Studios with engineer Charlie Hill right now, and we can't wait to hear it.
Gestalt hits Sidebar next week for a Noise Ordinance Presents show. Find them on March 1st, with Gnomedad and Plastique Mammals. Click for more info.
Find Gestalt on Facebook here.
Hayley Jane and Ryan Montbleau have been making music for a while. They both release albums and tour heavily with their own groups, but we're really glad they've made time for another project. We've been excited to share these sessions for quite some time. Filmed on a hot day in July, Hayley Jane and Ryan perform three songs from their new duo, "Yes Darling". The two of them bounce seamlessly between lyrics of charming banter, nostalgia, and endearment. They shed light on how we let our past effect our future and how love is a force to be reckoned with.
Find their sessions below and find more about Yes Darling at facebook.com/yesdarlingmusic
We're honored to introduce JUPTR. A neo-soul quintet whose sound is new to the Burlington scene, though their members are not. The R&B supergroup is made up of musicians from some of Burlington's favorite groups: Smooth Antics, Grundlefunk, Smalltalker, Madaila, and more. Check out their debut track, "Pictures of You".
Erin Cassels-Brown makes music that will stop you in your tracks. His setup is simple for now — just a guitar and his voice, which helps him keep a stunning clarity to each of the songs. He’s cutting straight to the heart of humanity, each time in less than four minutes. His performance presents emotion in a raw and beautiful way that will make you want to care about the world and it’s complexities just a bit harder. We’re grateful to have had him in.Read More
Sam and Zack Dupont are a folk duo out of Burlington, Vermont. Their two studio releases and two live albums have taken them all over the Northeast, Mid Atlantic, South, and Midwest. Ever since releasing their debut album in 2013, the brothers are important pillars of the Burlington music scene.
We recorded a two-song session with the Dupont Brothers in one of their favorite spots: a racquetball court. Enjoy the outfits, the music, and the reverb.
Sabouyouma is a Burlington, Vermont based Afro-Funk band led by Guinean-born Balafonist, Ousmane Camara. At eight members, this is the largest group to ever perform in the Noise Ordinance Studio.Read More
Swale just released their third full-length album, entitled "There's No One Here". The album was pressed to vinyl at Burlington Record Plant. Noise Ordinance brought them into the studio to perform three songs from the record.Read More
With each song Ivamae plays she wants to immerse the audience in an atmosphere while exploring concepts that center around relationships and self-confidence. She sings with an honesty that puts her in a vulnerable place, and tells the audience that it’s okay for them to be there too.Read More
Back in September, Cole Davidson (lead guitar, vocals), Ray Belanger (percussion, vocals), and Zebulon Carney (bass, vocals) came together to create NavyTrain. Since moving in together, creating the band, and performing consistently, they have gained some serious attention in Burlington.Read More