We have six new tracks to get your week started off right. We have lost of upbeat indie pop and a couple of incomparable talent as well. We hope you find your new favorite song or band today. Artists are representing the Canada, Iceland, The US and the UK today.
Aloric – “It Doesn’t Matter” (London, England)
RIYL: really incomparable but if pressed Keaton Henson, Thom Yorke, Phoria
We are continually mesmerized by the talent and mystery surrounding Aloric. “It Doesn’t Matter” was recently released and it’s an amazing track. This time we have the addition of saxophone within the composition compliments of Juliet D. Rondeau.
The combination of experimental elements, Aloric’s breathtaking vocals and the addition of saxophone provide us with a sublime new track by the mysterious Londoner. Each time we hear a new song by Aloric, we are reminded of the pure talent from the vocal ranges to the production and composition which is all done by the multi-talented artist. The lyrical content is somber yet real which speaks to all the senseless violence in the world today and the ending lyrics of personal responsibility that include: Shame on me, for my passive mentality. Shame on you. And time will tell us, We have failed.
As usual, “It Doesn’t Matter” is available right now to download via Aloric’s bandcamp page.
The Bandicoots – “Rocky Horror” (Hamilton, ON, Canada)
RIYL: The Crookes, Horse Thief, Mojave Nomads
The Bandicoots are back with new tunes. The Canadian band are looking to release a new EP sometime this summer. Rocky Horror is the newest track by the indie rock trio.
“Rocky Horror” is a catchy laid back indie rock track with a killer bassline that we can’t seem to get enough of. The track definitely gets you moving.
We also have a bit of background on the upcoming tunes from Justin: “Writing this new batch of tunes, I started to realize words could be used for more than just a sort of cohesive, narrative kind of thing. I tried focusing on blending sounds together and watching the mood they created, in relation to the melody. The lyrics became more about treading water, rather than trying to walk somewhere.”
The Bandicoots are Nicolai Kozel (lead guitar), Andrew Parkinson (drums), Lorant Polya (bass) and Justin Ross (vocals/rhythm guitar)
Coast Modern – “Pockets Full of No” (Los Angeles, CA)
RIYL: COIN, Foreign Air, HOLYCHILD
Coast Modern recently released “Pockets Full of No” and it reminds me of being young and broke. The track is totally upbeat and summery and we really want to jam to it on a nice road trip or hanging out by the pool. It’s consistently getting warmer in the south (Texas to be exact) so before we know it it will feel like summer.
Coast Modern is comprised of Luke Atlas and Coleman Trapp and they shared that “Pockets Full of No” is “a song about having fun with no money. When you got pockets full of no u can still have a life full of YESSSS.”
Coast Modern is currently on Sirius XM’s Alt Nation Advanced Placement tour with 888, MIssio and Sundara Karma. You can check out dates and get tickets here.
Feist – “Century” (Toronto, Canada)
RIYL: P.J. Harvey, Fiona Apple, Neil Young
What can we say. Feist is amazing and we can’t help but share another track from her upcoming Pleasure album.
“Century” is a vibey track and we can’t get enough of what has been released so far. We have been waiting over 6 years for new material. The vocals on this track are stellar and we love the attitude she is releasing with “Century”. The other awesome thing with this track is that we have surprise help from none other than Jarvis Cocker (Pulp) as he shares with us the exact seconds, hours and days that are included in a century.
Kovic – “Ropes” (Hertfordshire, England)
RIYL: High Tyde, The Hunna, Marsicans
Kovic are a fairly new band out of Hertfordshire, England, and they are releasing awesome anthem filled indie pop tracks that could easily catapult them to mainstream success overseas, much like the success of Bastille.
“Ropes” is a hopeful track that talks about supporting someone else you’ve known for a while that is going through a tough time. The lyrics mention: “Everybody gets lost sometimes, I know how it goes, I don’t know what you’re looking for – I’m knocking at your door”.
The chorus is hard to forget and it’s a reminder that we all struggle and we all need the support of those we care about to get us through tough times.
“Ropes” is the third single from Kovic and they will be releasing more singles that will be part of a visual set as well. You can check out the video for “Ropes” which is the third video out of seven. “Ropes” is released via High Time Records.
Low Roar – “Give Me an Answer” (Reykjavík, Iceland)
RIYL: The Antlers, Foreign Fields, Snowmine
Low Roar is the project of Ryan Karazij. After relocating to Iceland from California in 2011, Low Roar was born.
“Give Me an Answer” is the newest single released from Low Roar and it’s a great track that speaks to those relationships where you just want to know the status. If it’s over, just say so and it will be time to move on. it’s never good being in that in-between stage in a relationship where you are not sure what is going on.
With Ryan’s signature vocals set against brooding synth, we have the perfect laid back vibes to add to any chill out playlist.
‘Give Me An Answer’ is taken from Low Roar’s third record Once In a Long, Long While coming 5th May via Nevado Music.
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