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Photo by Elizabeth Renstrom

This week’s Listening Party features local Bushwick band, Mallory (Formerly These Busy People) who just released a brand new single and are playing next Monday at Radio Bushwick. Listening Party is a weekly column promoting music discovery and encouraging concert-going. Each hand-picked Listening Party artist has an upcoming show at a local NYC venue. Grab your headphones and read on.

WHO:  Adam Eisler (guitar & vox), Dave Preli (guitar), Justin Iwinski (drums), Nicholas Stevens (bass)

THEY SAY: “weird/normal pretty/ugly”

WE SAY: Music for planking

FROM: Brooklyn via Connecticut and Texas

ONLINE:  http://mallorybklyn.bandcamp.com/

RECENT WORK: Single, “Defense Defense,”  released June 22,2014

UPCOMING SHOW:  Next Monday (6/30) at Radio Bushwick

Mallory, a jangly, driven four-piece, came together in early 2014 and have been hitting the Brooklyn scene hard over the past few months. They also played some shows in Connecticut, including at Brandeis University with Prince Rama and Priests. They wield a post-punk sound with elements of grunge and melodic aspects of Pavement, but with more full, more satisfying rock feel.

After hitting the studio, the band just released a teaser single, “Defense Defense,” to whet listeners’ palates. The song winds in with dissonant guitar and soon takes off with clinking drums and  speed-laced guitar and bass that battle across the frets– ironically, the first lyrics spout,”Tired of racing.” Each piece of their music comes together, aligning perfectly together in a brilliant amalgamation of sound.

While still relatively new, the band has some upcoming gigs, including their show this Monday at Radio Bushwick with Star RoverLuke Temple (Here We Go Magic) w/ Austin Vaughn, Mauro, Gui and Friends (Red Hot Chili Peppers & Atoms for Peace). See ya there!