Here is the rundown of the bands playing the Saturday night of NYC Popfest! In case you’re not familiar, we’ve included MP3s for you to download.
Venue: Santo’s Party House (Downstairs)
Tickets: $ 10 ADVANCED / $12 DAY OF SHOW
7:15 CUFFS (MA)
CUFFS is a group from Cambridge, MA comprised of 2/3 of the band Pants Yell, a member of Reports and the blonde kid from Big Troubles.
Download “Albert Kroft (demo)” (MP3)
8:00 CHALK & NUMBERS (NYC)
Chalk and Numbers is an indie pop duo consisting of Sable Yong (of Year of the Tiger) and Andrew Pierce (of Nouvellas and The New Rags) from Brooklyn, NY. They will make their debut live performance at NYC Popfest.
Their debut EP is downloadable for free from
Download “I Really Wanna Work This Outl” (MP3)
8:45 THE SUNNY STREET (UK)
When they’re not playing together as Electrophonvintage, Delphine, Remi, Christos and Ian moonlight as The Sunny Street, sketching gorgeous love letters in the atmospheric hinterland between indiepop and dreampop.
“They hurt you everyday + Rainy Hearts EP”, was released in January on Swedish label Lavender Record and, is composed of 12 tiny adorable pop moments, designed in a more introspective, synthetic, pastoral and emotional manner, reminiscent of latest Bobby Wratten essays, wrapping you up instantly in a melancholic mood.
Download “College” (MP3)
9:30 SUMMER FICTION (PA)
Summer Fiction is new indie band from Philadelphia led by singer/songwriter Bill Ricchini. The songs on the self-titled debut record were written to flow into one another and feel of a certain whole piece of work, yet ranging stylistically from late 60s baroque pop to torch songs to folk rock ballads to old time waltzes to country duets. The album loosely follows a young girl’s coming of age but reads like the journal entries of the guys who fall for her throughout her life. And yes, there are more than a few lyrical references to make-up, lipstick and mascara. We’ll let you interpret that for yourself.
Downlaod “Throw Your Arms Around Me” (MP3)
10:15 DARREN HANLON (AUSTRALIA)
Darren Hanlon is an Australian singer/songwriter who plays folk-rock and folk-pop.
Darren is known for his engagement with his audiences, through his down-to-earth storytelling at live gigs as well as his often charming lyrics.
Download “All These Things” (MP3)
11:00 DAYS (SWEDEN)
Days is a Swedish pop-group from Gothenburg with music performed in tender perfection. The crystal-clear sound and jangly guitars in hypnotizing figures, make them a band very hard to resist. This will be their first ever US show.
Download “Downhill” (MP3)