Bear Hunt Controversy

Bear Hunt Controversy

Rumors is a NY rock-pop outfit composed of four city natives who have rounded out their rock roots with catchy melodies, shimmering synths, and dreamy harmonies.

Early in 2013 Rumors was founded by guitarist and lead vocalist John Paul Frank, keyboardist Liz Ryan, bassist Chris Bordeaux, and drummer Matt Gaffney, despite their knowing each other in various capacities since they were teenagers. It is comforting to know the group has taken its time to be realized, allowing each member years to hone their skills. Thus their ability as a whole to produce a 7" which sounds like a precursor to their third fourth full length.

The group will be releasing their first 7", on September 9th as a self-titled. The 7" features the tracks "Distance" and "Be Easy," both of which are heavy tunes filled with lush synths, jangly guitars, and immaculate live vocal harmonies. The two tracks were recorded at the Rumpus Room in Brooklyn, and produced by Albert DiFiore (Caveman, Sinkane, Francis and the lights).

By Ian Feulner of

Our Griffins

At a recent performance, DJ Brown, aka Our Griffins, quietly spoke to the audience saying, "I'm only talking as a favor to my friends." It was nice to hear the twenty year old singer/songwriter speak, but there really was no need. The delicate turn of phrase, and ringing chords of his songs, already had his listeners in a temporary state of receptive grace.

Dead Young Friends

The brainchild of talented multi-instrumentalist/producer/engineer Jorge Strofer, DYF is rooted in classic rock structures yet heavily indebted to a variety of other influences; from The Cure to '90s shoegaze. A voracious music geek inspired to make music at a very young age--he traces the initial spark to listening to Fleetwood Mac's Rumors in 1994 at the ripe old age of 4.



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