This Week's Public Picks

by / Feb. 1, 2017 4pm EST

The Public’s weekly local music reviews and previews.

 Video:   “Instant Gratification”
by Mutual Friends

 Recommended if you like:  
Arcade Fire, The Shins, Death Cab For Cutie


Indie rock band Mutual Friends have just released the video to their song “Instant Gratification.” The slow motion indie-pop song has singer Kevin Scoma in existential crisis presumably over social media or the online dating scene. The artfully shot video portrays the band’s frontman on a contemplative search for a bae with a certain je ne sais quois.

 Video:   “Hit the Streets” by Mega Powers

 Recommended if you like:   
Madlib, MF Doom, Westside Gunn

Two local musicians, Ideal and Jacebeats have teamed up on a collaboration called Mega Powers. Their latest release is a track and video titled “Hit the Streets,” which is directed by Kino. The track, which samples “Let’s Stay Together” by Al Green, comes from the duo’s upcoming album 0=1. The video has the two on the rooftops and walking the streets of Buffalo.