Each Sunday evening from 7-9pm you’ll find EQXposure on WEQX, featuring two hours of local music from up and coming artists. Tune into WEQX.com this Sunday night to hear new music from Caity Gallagher, Joseph Beaty and many more!
WEQX has long been the preeminent independent station in the Capital Region of New York, broadcasting from Southern VT to an ever-expanding listening audience. NYS Music brings you a preview of artists to discover each week, just a taste of the talent waiting to be discovered by fans like you.
With its calming piano and breezy vocals, singer-songwriter Caity Gallagher’s single “Give It All” would fit right in at the Lilith Fair. Equal parts Fiona Apple and Sarah McLachlan, the song is about hesitance in starting a new relationship: “What’s holding me down? What happened to the lightness I thought I’d found?” Gallagher and her band, collectively known as Caity and the Gallaghers, are playing at The Linda on Thursday, August 12.
Joseph Beaty’s latest album Rust, You Can Leave Me Now is available for pre-order. The Adirondack musician and producer creates a gloomy atmosphere on its singles, the industrial “Thick of Things” and the grungy “Still Forming,” which he acknowledges in the Bandcamp notes:
[This album] is the embodiment of 2020. Things in my life (in all our lives) were put in perspective and it was time to remove the negative bits. This record was my catharsis, my therapy. It is gritty, unsafe, and dark. No sense in sugar-coating it. You will hear many lyrics talk about knocking the rust out. This therapy experiment helped me arrive as a new, more focused person for 2021.
Albany band El Modernist gives us a geometry lesson on new wave song “Lines.” Its talk-singing style hearkens back to the early 1980s, when Blondie and Talking Heads flirted with spoken word and early rap.