On Calliope Musicals’ forthcoming LP with Rhyme & Reason Records, Color/Sweat, lead singer Carrie Fussell lets out lyrics like she just licked the apple of Eden and likes it. Calliope’s antic live shows are a blast of secondhand glam fueled by an inclusive yet otherworldly sound.
Featuring members of Ceiling Fan and The Salt Flats, new local band NSM dropped its debut EP in May [‘17]. Its five tracks are minimalist dance-pop delights in the vein of ESG, complete with absurdist lyrics and squeaky-clean production. If you’re someone who thinks Athens music has become a tad too self-serious, NSM provides a playful alternative.