Category: Music

Cross Tabou – “Flowers”

Cross Tabou – “Flowers”

Not too much is known about the electro-pop duo, Cross Tabou. What we do know they’re based out of San Jose, California and are a collaboration between songwriter and radio personality Sofia Vondell and electronic artist and producer Horizontal Halfspear. The two have released two albums – the self-titled, debut EP (buy on Bandcamp) in September 2014 and Illusion and Paradise […]

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Thea Gilmore – “Coming Back to You”

Thea Gilmore – “Coming Back to You”

For over twenty years, Thea Gilmore has established a loyal following, who have been inspired by her honest and poignant songwriting that touched on all sorts of topics – a relationship, current events, or political issues. It wasn’t until her fourteenth album that she cracked the top-40 charts in the UK with “Regardless”. Mainstream music had finally “discovered” the singer-songwriter, […]

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The Ryan O’Reilly Band – “Northern Lights”

The Ryan O’Reilly Band – “Northern Lights”

Late in 2014, transcontinental band The Ryan O’Reilly Band, who are named after the band’s frontman, released a new EP, Northern Lights, and it’s being released for North American audiences. Combining folk, rock, and blues, the band makes mid-tempo, contemplative music. The lead single and title track, for example, is a romantic ballad while “The One” takes more of a […]

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Fin-Folsom – “Horses”

Fin-Folsom – “Horses”

With their debut EP, Ruins+Rituals, just out, NYC-based Fin-Folsom have created a terrific album. The five songs recall the raw, blues-rock of The Districts. Like the Pennsylvania band, Fin-Folsom show a knack for great songwriting despite their youth while mixing in with riffs that reflect the rock of the ’70s. There’s also a touch of the Cold War Kids in terms of the […]

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Van Dale – “Speak Yellow”

Van Dale – “Speak Yellow”

“Speak Yellow” is the ’90s-esque, alternative-rock tune from Columbus, Ohio trio Van Dale. It’s a mid-fi track with just enough distortion to make you reflect back on a time of shaggy hair, torn jeans, and hallowed bars. This is the second single from their forthcoming, self-titled debut album, which comes out March 31 on Fleeting Youth Records. About three weeks […]

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Allegra Lusini – “Something Grows”

Allegra Lusini – “Something Grows”

“Something Grows” is the sensual, synth track from Italian songwriter Allegra Lusini. It is the first single from her forthcoming EP TUMULNE, which we can say right now is an alluring, ethereal album. This single represents the creativity of Lusini, who is able to bring a cinematic and theatrical quality to a genre mostly known for its uptempo and dreamy […]

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Holy Oker – “Volcura”

Holy Oker – “Volcura”

On Wednesday, Greg Bevis, who is the drummer for Bear Mountain, unexpectedly released his second EP under his solo project, Holy Oker. Volcura is experimental electronica that echoes of the brillance of Thom Yorke’s solo project and side project, Atoms for Peace. The title track, “Volcura”, best reflects the layered sonic landscapes that Bevis creates – it is ethereal, haunting, and stunning. This […]

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Mood Robot – “Stupid Cowboy”

Mood Robot – “Stupid Cowboy”

If you imagine a scenario where Shirley Manson of Garage fronted a synth-pop band like Bear in Heaven or CHRVCHES, you would get LA’s Mood Robot, at least on “Stupid Cowboy”, which is the third single from their latest EP, TV Dinner. It’s a buzzy, catchy track that has really pointed but fun lyrics. You can also hear the other three tracks below […]

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Plum – “Behind Your Man”

Plum – “Behind Your Man”

“Behind Your Man” is the late ’60s-inspired, psychedelic rock song from Plum. Unlike the fuzzy, distortion approach of Ty Segall, the Denver-based quartet take a cleaner, smoother interpretation of the genre. Think Temples and early Pond, where the music is infectious with the lush melodies and harmonies. Also below is “Hello Miss Yellow”, which has a touch of Ty Segall’s […]

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Wartime Blues – “Build a Sun”

Wartime Blues – “Build a Sun”

From the small town of Missoula, Montana comes indie-folk-blues-Americana-roots collective Wartime Blues. Their sound is a touch of Wilco, Ryan Adams’ former band Whiskeytown, and The Lumineers – a sound that is welcoming, warm, and inspiring. The band has been together for nearly seven and have developed strong friendships and an undeniable chemistry. It is this bond that brings the […]

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Nevāda Nevada – “Anger Tango”

Nevāda Nevada – “Anger Tango”

Another band in the midst of releasing a new album is Brooklyn-based Nevāda Nevada. Comprised of Kathryn Musilek (singer, guitar, piano, ukulele), Daniel Baer (violin), Andrew Gerhan (producer/engineer, guitar, bass, and baritone guitar), and David Olson (drums), the quartet is a self-described Americana, art-rock band. Their debut single, “Anger Tango”, definitely blends these two genres plus noir folk, Americana, and […]

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R-music – “Bubble Gum Geisha”

R-music – “Bubble Gum Geisha”

With a debut album on the way, UK electro-synth-pop trio R-music have released “Bubble Gum Geisha”, which is their second single. Combining some dubwave with indie, synth-pop, the track is slightly trippy and every bit dreamy. Their first single, “Change”, which was released back in 2013, is similarly stunning. You can either listen to the audio or watch the video […]

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Beauville – “Letting In”

Beauville – “Letting In”

Together with Robert Coronado, Josh Boville is realizing his dream as a singer-songwriter under the project of Beauville. The Los Angeles duo have released, “Letting In”, the first single from their forthcoming, debut album. The mellow folk-southern rock tune resonates with the smooth style of Shakey Graves, who we are fans of. Hear it below and click on the SoundCloud […]

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Gillbanks – “Loosen Up”

Gillbanks – “Loosen Up”

Out Monday is the debut album by London’s Sam Gillbanks or just Gillbanks. The young indie rocker has released a couple of tracks, including the spectacular, moody single “Loosen Up”, which recalls Coldplay during their early, inspiring years with a touch of early Death Cab for Cutie during their lo-fi, indie-rock days. Also below is “Anxious”, which is a gritty, […]

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Selfoss – “Celibate Again”

Selfoss – “Celibate Again”

Three-piece, indie-rock band Selfoss isn’t from Iceland, although their singles have an air of Sigur Ros. Instead, they are from Toronto and their music blurs multiple genres. Their latest single, “Celibate Again”, is the perfect example, as it mixes psychedelia, dark wave, and synth-pop with chanting vocals a la Enigma (although you can understand what the trio from Selfoss are […]

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SYKES – “Best Thing”

SYKES – “Best Thing”

Formed in London, indie-pop trio SYKES are creating a buzz in the UK, selling out shows for their infectious and brilliant sound. Comprising of Julia (who is of Brazilian descent but was born in Spain), Kristian, and Will, the band have released an EP and a number of singles, including last week’s brilliant “Best Thing”. The song echoes CHVRCHES with […]

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Bogan Via – “Runnin'”

Bogan Via – “Runnin'”

Earlier this week, Bret Bender and Madeleine Miller – a.k.a. Bogan Via – released a madly fantastic EP, Madly. From that album, the synth-pop duo from Los Angeles via Phoenix included the gorgeous single, “Runnin’”, which recalls early Phantogram. The lush vocals of Danish singer Kirstine Stubbe Teglbjaerg raises the track to ethereal levels. Madly can be purchased on iTunes. […]

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Rey Pila – “Apex”

Rey Pila – “Apex”

Mexico City band, indie-rock band Rey Pila will release a new album on May 5 (Cult Records) called The Future Sugar. They’ve developed a reputation for their energetic shows and for a sound that takes us back to the ’80s. That’s the case with the lead single from their forthcoming album, as “Apex” sounds like a mix between Talking Heads […]

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Controller – “Separator”

Controller – “Separator”

“Separator” is the new single from New York City-based Controller. The quintet of Keith, Brian, Josh, Kyle, and Jonathan, who double as professional cubicle occupiers by day, have created a raucous new single, which follows their 2014 EP. They’re in the process of finishing another EP, which should be out this year. Check the new single below along with “Street […]

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Encore – Drink (Episode 2)

Encore – Drink (Episode 2)

Few musical topics will have such reckless abandon as drinking songs. Go to any Celtic-themed pub, and you’ll hear ’em. Go to a wedding, wake, or graduation celebration, and you’re going to hear songs about drinking, and the feelings of power and madness that come along with it. Good or bad, it is an oft-celebrated state in musical terms…so that’s why we chose Drink as a theme for our […]

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