Since launching the record label 15 Passenger in 2017, Cursive remained largely inactive until they announced a new album, “Vitriola,” in August, prompting a wave of renewed interest in the group.
A spunky, punk-y duo from upstate New York, Diet Cig formed in 2014 after vocalist Alex Luciano interrupted drummer Noah Bowman’s set to ask for a cigarette lighter. Four years down the road, Diet Cig has released two EPs and one studio album to become one of the most intriguing, unique groups in the indie music scene.
You could tell Melanie Martinez was touring to support her first album as she paced back and forth on the Off Broadway stage this past Saturday. For starters, she was trotting along in front of huge, illuminated alphabet blocks that spelled out the name of the album, “Cry Baby,” but what is perhaps more revealing was the young artist’s seeming unease.
No branch of social science parties harder than psycholinguistics. It’s a little-known fact, to be sure, but one that can easily be taken advantage of this weekend, when the annual Psychonomic Society conference comes to St. Louis.