I’ve posted about Lower Dens a few times on this blog, but never as the main event. It’s Jana Hunter’s new band, and they’re very good. Think Jana’s solo stuff: atmospheric, guitar with lots of space, strange and simultaneously familiar- but a bit rockier. This Baltimore act is going places, so check them out now. Inoculist is a Brooklyn band that keeps popping up in cool places, like Whartscape. Their songs have the same sort of low fidelity cool that a lot of their peers have, but their music is based on really great guy/girl vocal melodies. It’s pretty cool! Check out their MySpace. I also like Gross Relations, totally MySpace-based. Of course I do. Their “influences” section is nearly entirely based on 70s NYC punk + GBV. The songs seem to point to a lazy punk, that I’d like to check out in person. It reminds me a little of Handglops, but a bit more listenable.