Category: Music

Big Dick – “Disappointed”

Big Dick – “Disappointed”

Big Dick are an Ottawa-based duo who have found their inspiration from classic big muscle-ridden punk rock. Their name was adapted from the NoMeansNo song of the same name (though they could be talking about any number of Dicks out there). Still, NoMeansNo is a relevant touchstone for their style. It’s not as dextrous as NMN, but the power, intensity and […]

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2/3 Goat share “Jenny” off upcoming Album

2/3 Goat share “Jenny” off upcoming Album

After hearing New York’s 2/3 Goat for the first time, it should be no surprise to learn lead singer, Annalyse McCoy, is indeed related to those McCoys. Their sound is a blend of Americana, alt-country, and rock and roll. An American story, “Jenny” is a track that is based on the story of Jenny Wiley. Wiley was taken prisoner by Native Americans […]

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Marika Hackman – “We Slept At Last”

Marika Hackman – “We Slept At Last”

Marika Hackman’s debut full length, We Slept At Last, is beautiful and haunting and, on first listen, a subtle folk rock album. When looking for an artist to compare Hackman, Laura Marling will come to mind, which is fitting since they are reportedly friends, but you also can hear the same lush dynamics that made Luluc’s phenomenal 2014 album, Passerby, so […]

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Doe – “First Four”

Doe – “First Four”

In a year that we celebrated the return of Sleater-Kinney, it is only fitting that more and more bands influenced by the iconic trio are emerging – or at least say they’ve been inspired by them. But for London-based trio, Doe, they spent hours upon hours spinning Sleater-Kinney records as well as those by fellow ’90s rad bands Pavement and […]

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Sarah MacDougall – “Grand Canyon”

Sarah MacDougall – “Grand Canyon”

Sarah MacDougall has quietly made her name for herself for her indie folk-pop. Born in Sweden and now residing in beautiful Whitehorse, Yukon, MacDougall has received accolades in the UK and has had songs played commercially in Europe. With the arrival of her third album on Tuesday, MacDougall will be seeking to translate her success overseas to her new homeland […]

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Sir Cadian Rhythm – “Sir Cadian Rhythm”

Sir Cadian Rhythm – “Sir Cadian Rhythm”

Sir Cadian Rhythm is yet another band that does not stay in any one type of genre. The fairly newly formed band (March of 2014) are from Long Island, NY and just recently released their debut EP. The group consists of musical theater performers, Juilliard graduates, music teachers, award-winning jazz band performers, and prolific poets. Their band name is a […]

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A Place To Bury Strangers – Transfixiation

A Place To Bury Strangers – Transfixiation

Today, Brooklyn’s A Place To Bury Strangers are releasing their latest album, Transfixiation on Dead Oceans records.  The trio are known for their live shows. Dubbed the “loudest band in New York”, their shows are dark, full of smoke and strobe lights, very fitting for their style of music. Just like the fog on stage, the fuzz of the guitar […]

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Velcro Mary – “Fourth Quarter Funeral”

Velcro Mary – “Fourth Quarter Funeral”

We shared “Whatever Helps You Sleep at Night”  from Velcro Mary last fall and the newest track is “Fourth Quarter Funeral”, which has a pretty amusing video to go along with it – with appearances by none other than an Elvis puppet and a couple of cute furry stuffed animals playing guitar. This track is heavy on guitar which makes it DIY awesome, and I also […]

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Video: The Phantoms – Wasting Time

Video: The Phantoms – Wasting Time

Edinburgh, Scotland based rock band The Phantoms are sharing the video for their single, “Wasting Time” which will be out on March 9th.  This is a great track, influenced by bands like Kasabian and the Arctic Monkeys. The video is what all videos should be, a band playing their instruments in an atmosphere that fits the song perfectly. Check the video […]

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Lowrise, “Kill to Love”

Lowrise, “Kill to Love”

This version of “Kill to Love” has been re-done by UK alt-rock band Lowrise, who last year released a pretty neat album. On this revised track, the band amp up the bass and the guitar riffs to create a seismic rocker. The track is on our Weekend Showcase – a weekly playlist showcasing some great indie tunes of the not-so-distant […]

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Passenger Peru, “Break My Neck”

Passenger Peru, “Break My Neck”

“Break My Neck” by Brooklyn indie band Passenger Peru blurs the lines of melodic The Dodos and the allure of Yo La Tengo. The track is a bit of tease as just as you think it is about to explode, it reins back. Pretty clever, actually. The single, which is available as a free download, is the second release from […]

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Young Romance, “Wasting Time”

“WastingTime” is the brilliant new single from UK’s Young Romance, who have an infectious indie-rock-pop. We are eagerly awaiting the release of their debut EP, Wild, due out March 9 on XYZ Berlin. It’s on our Weekend Showcase for February 13, where you can find a number of great, new, indie tracks. We also featured the band back in December, where you […]

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Rakunk, “Banged Up”

Rakunk, “Banged Up”

“Banged Up” from Chicago alt-rock band Rakunk starts off like with a punk-ish feel before blasting into a rock refrain and then transitioning into a melodic rocker. It’s like three songs in one. The single is from their debut EP, which you can hear on their Soundcloud page. The track is on our Weekend Showcase for February 13, a playlist […]

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Nai Harvest, “Sick on My Heart”

Nai Harvest, “Sick on My Heart”

“Sick on My Heart” is the new single from rising indie post-punk band, Nai Harvest. The two-piece from Sheffield, UK, who are Ben Thompson and Lew Currie, are set to release Hairball on April 28 via Topshelf Records. This track blends the grittiness of early Liz Phair and more modern-day acts like Speedy Ortiz and The Pack A.D. You can find […]

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All We Are, “Stone”

All We Are, “Stone”

“Stone” is a single from Liverpool-based, indie trio All We Are, who recently released their self-titled debut album last week on Double Six Records. The dreamy pop single is a touch of CHVRCHES, a dash of Daughter, and a sprinkle of Hospitality. The single is part of our Weekend Showcase, which you can find here.

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Dogheart, “Jawbone”

Dogheart, “Jawbone”

“Jawbone” from Portland indie rockers Dogheart is a catchy, jangly, psychedelic tune. It’s a track that has us swaying in our chairs. It’s the perfect tune for our Weekend Showcase, which is a weekly feature that highlights some awesome indie tracks of the not-so-distant future. The track is from their forthcoming debut full-length, What Burns the Best, which comes out […]

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Little Lapin, “Remember the Highs”

Little Lapin, “Remember the Highs”

“Remember the Highs” is from singer-songwriter Little Lapin. With an ’80s pop-rock approach and a voice that crosses Kim Carnes and Carly Simon, the Bristol, UK musician is ready to make waves in 2015. This sound is available as a free download on Soundcloud. Also below is a bonus track, also free for download, from 2 years ago, “Waiting Room”, […]

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The Bright Smoke return with the seductive “City On An Island”

The Bright Smoke return with the seductive “City On An Island”

It’s the age-old dilemma facing musicians – sell out and record music that will sell records or create music that one wants to hear and which they find fascinating? It’s not an easy question because so many artists are trying to make this their career, doing something they love while earning a living. For New York City’s The Bright Smoke, […]

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The Amazing’s Sublime “Picture You”

The Amazing’s Sublime “Picture You”

Very few bands have been able to recapture the lush, dreaminess of the ’70s LA Music Scene, which formed the basis of today’s surf rock and post-rock movements and has influenced the rise of indie folk. Midlake is probably the one band that has mastered the sound of that era, and right behind them are Sweden’s The Amazing. The band […]

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Programm – “Like the Sun” EP

Programm – “Like the Sun” EP

There’s something really special happening on Programm’s debut EP, Like the Sun. There are moments where you are taken back to 1970s Germany and the birth and height of krautrock or late-70s Manchester during the rise (and unfortunate fall) of Joy Division. Then there are moments of blissful delirium, as Programm returns to the present with a shoegaze-y, dream-pop tune. […]

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