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Press Play: Connecticut's Underground Music Scene

 Press Play is a column by music writer  Michael Hamad exploring the underground musicians of Connecticut. If you have new music to share, send it to  him at mhamad@courant.com.

  • Power-Trio Limo Impresses With First Album 'Hands Free'

    Power-Trio Limo Impresses With First Album 'Hands Free'

    The dynamics of power-trio rock — guitar, bass, and drums, and usually one vocalist, locking in on a variety of grooves, in concise bursts — haven't changed much over the years. Maybe that's good. The Limo — three guys who share a house in Plainville — released an album of power-trio rock on Bandcamp...

  • Zanders' Pianist Paints Complex But Lean, Emotional Stories

    Zanders' Pianist Paints Complex But Lean, Emotional Stories

    When you learn what's behind music you like, does it change the way you hear it from then on? It would be challenging to listen to "Buried Men," the sophomore album by the Connecticut trio Zanders, and not pick up on certain themes: love and addiction, mental illness and depression, unhealthy relationships...

  • Krem On Wool's Loop Compositions: From Sinister To Comforting

    Krem On Wool's Tape-Loop Compositions: From Sinister To Comforting

    Several tracks on "Shlubby Dreamer," an album of 13 wordless, ambient, occasionally disturbing tape-loop compositions by Florida=Death bassist Greg Fraulo (who records as Krem on Wool), serve up a single musical idea, and then invite you to witness its dissolution. In the opener, "Millennial Wet...

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