Category: Singles

Video: Nightmare Fortress – “A Life Worth Leaving”

Video: Nightmare Fortress – “A Life Worth Leaving”

Seattle’s Nightmare Fortress create truly stunning music. Their debut record, The Wanting, came out this year and features a myriad of lush, layered, and intense tracks that are reminiscent of some of the most memorable 80’s New Wave and Post-Punk bands.  One stand out track from The Wanting is “A Life Worth Leaving”, and this week, Nightmare Fortress is sharing a video for […]

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The Black Clouds  – “Photograph”

The Black Clouds – “Photograph”

The Black Clouds are a New Jersey based rock foursome with a great new single titled “Photograph”. The band is currently working on their newest album After All with the help of Jack Endino (Mudhoney, Soundgarden, Nirvana) and one of their tracks “Vice” features vocals from Mark Arm of Mudhoney and Lead Guitar from Jack Endino. The band has been […]

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Twitter Tuesday – Fantastic Negrito

Twitter Tuesday – Fantastic Negrito

Fantastic Negrito is following us on twitter. In case you weren’t aware, he won the 2015 NPR Tiny Desk Concert Contest that many indie bands entered. Who is Fantastic Negrito? He was born in Massachusetts but later moved to Oakland, CA at 12 and after learning every instrument he could play at age 20, received a record deal and moved to […]

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Anthonie Tonnon – “Water Underground” Video

Anthonie Tonnon – “Water Underground” Video

I normally don’t post music videos, but this is an exception. New Zealand singer-songwriter Anthonie Tonnon released his new album, Successor, in New Zealand this past March, and it was to be released in North America around the same time. However, its US/Canada release was delayed as two of the best little indie labels on this side of the Pacific, […]

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Weekend Showcase – May 15th Edition

Weekend Showcase – May 15th Edition

The weekend is here, so let the music play! Twenty tracks this week with artists from Sweden, The Netherlands, Denmark, the UK (of course), Israel, the US, and Canada. If this is your first time checking out the playlist, below are some quick points to consider. If you like the artist / band, click on their name to be taken […]

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For Esmé, Toronto – “You”

For Esmé, Toronto – “You”

  A band that we’ve become slightly infatuated with is Toronto’s For Esmé. The trio of Martha Meredith (vocal, drum machine, synth), Dave Thiel (bass, electronic soundscapes), and Nathan Crook (guitar, vox) have a great knack for creating expansive and mesmerizing music, as evidenced by their initial single “Just Yet”. The band has returned with another brilliant song, “You”, which […]

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Spirits of Leo – “Where You Stand”

Spirits of Leo – “Where You Stand”

  With the dazzling harmonies of Craft Spells, the lush approach of Wild Nothing, and the beauty and grace of The Cure‘s tender ballads, Ryan Santos Phillips’ project as Spirits of Leo is something to truly behold. His debut EP, Yearning, is gorgeous dream pop with an ’80s flair. To pick one song from the collection of five songs would be […]

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Yonder – “Harborview”

Yonder – “Harborview”

  Yonder is one of Seattle’s many hidden gems. Their shoegaze-y, guitar-driven indie-rock has a familiarity to it, but it’s deliriously catchy. The lead and title track of their upcoming EP, “Harborview” (indie rock), is a terrific, midtempo number that comes close to going overboard but it never goes over the edge. The trio of Nick Cappelletti, Chris Reisinger, and […]

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Seoul – “Haunt / A Light”

Seoul – “Haunt / A Light”

  If you haven’t discovered Montreal electro-ambient-pop group Seoul, what are you waiting for? Voted as the best electronic act in Montreal, the band is set to extend their reach with their lush harmonies and soothing electronic melodies a la electronic-ambient stars Rhye. The release of their first full-length, I Become A Shade, will only aid their cause. The latest song […]

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Lorna – “In Amber”

Lorna – “In Amber”

Nottingham, UK-based Lorna are an indie-pop, dream-folk collective whose sound recalls early Belle & Sebastian. It is lush and mellow; subtle yet warm; and stunning yet calm. Their music will lift spirits and have you remember better times. One listen of their latest single, “In Amber”, is all that you need to hear (or watch the video) to understand why […]

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Dynablaster – “Product of a Boring Thought”

Dynablaster – “Product of a Boring Thought”

  Dynablaster is a Copenhagen-based trio that makes awesome shoegaze, indie-rock in the mold of Jesus & Mary Chain. They originally named Fede med Band, but for the release of their debut album the band — comprised of Frederik ”Fede” Brandt Jakobsen (guitars, organ, vocals), Sebastian Sharif (drums, backing vocals), and Morten Rauff (bass) — changed their name to Dynablasters. […]

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The Presolar Sands – “Voodoo Ritual”

The Presolar Sands – “Voodoo Ritual”

  Sweden is mostly known for its dream-folk and dream-pop bands, but it has a great rock scene. One of the bands emerging from Stockholm’s diverse music scene is The Presolar Sands, who are comprised of Jessica Mengarelli, Wilhelm Tengdahl, Charlotta Paulin and Micke Pettersson. The band formed in 2014, but each member had previously performed in other bands or […]

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Guantanomo Baywatch – “Jungle Bride”

Guantanomo Baywatch – “Jungle Bride”

  Never ones to take themselves too seriously and always seeming to have a great time, the Portland, Oregon trio of Jason, Chevelle, and Chris – a.k.a. Guantanomo Baywatch – are making insanely amusing and entertaining music. Their personalities are on full display on Darling…It’s Too Late, their wonderfully quirky, slightly bizarre, and 100% fun new album. The entire album […]

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Ward & Sahraei – “Anyway”

Ward & Sahraei – “Anyway”

  Musical partnerships are often born at an early age, usually around high school or college. For Verena Ward and Maral Sahraei, the two became close friends in high school thanks in large part to their love of music, namely the likes of Hellogoodbye, San Cisco, Vampire Weekend, Tegan & Sara, and Grouplove. However, the two have different styles – Ward […]

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Cry Monster Cry – “Atlas”

Cry Monster Cry – “Atlas”

  One of the first bands to grace the Weekend Showcase was Cry Monster Cry, the project of Richie and Jamie Martin. In January, they had released “Postcards”, a lovely folk-pop tune. They’ve followed that up with “Atlas”, a combination of indie-folk and Americana with its subtle euphoria and soothing melodies. The single is actually from the Dublin duo’s debut […]

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Level & Tyson – “Tied Up”

Level & Tyson – “Tied Up”

  Based out of Oslo, Norway is indie-rock band Level & Tyson. In 2012, they released their debut album hat consisted of indie-rock songs that echoed of everyone from Arcade Fire to The Radio Dept. to even Bjork. The band has returned with a new single, “Tied Up”, which has a Broken Social Scene feel to it. The stuttering track […]

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WindfallFound – “Soaring (Pulling for the Heavens Pt. 1)”

WindfallFound – “Soaring (Pulling for the Heavens Pt. 1)”

  While WindfallFound, the young collective from St. Catharine’s, Ontario, previously created melodic indie rock on their debut LP, Views of the Day and Night Sky (SoundCloud stream), their last song sees a change in direction. “Soaring (Pulling for the Heavens Pt. 1)” is a stirring, instrumental shoegaze track. It is lush and atmospheric, calmly sweeping your mind to a different place. […]

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Alexa Melo – “Bleach”

Alexa Melo – “Bleach”

  Since the age of 14 when she signed with a major label, Alexa Melo has been writing and performing music with some of the industry’s top writing teams. However even at a young age, she didn’t want to be pigeonholed as a mainstream pop songstress. Instead, she wanted to play guitar-driven rock and pop-rock. Now at the age of […]

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Sick Sad World – “Skateboarding Girl”

Sick Sad World – “Skateboarding Girl”

  “Skateboarding Girl” is from Fear and Lies, the new album by Seattle’s Jake Jones – a.k.a. – Sick Sad World. The song opens the album, and it has a T-Rex-esque vibe sprinkled with lots of Mikal Cronin. It’s a great single from a really good album that likely will be among the most underrated and underappreciated of the year. You […]

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Betrayers – “Tombstone Salesman”

Betrayers – “Tombstone Salesman”

  Edmonton, Alberta is slowly becoming a hotbed of great indie music. Earlier this year, we were introduced the brilliance of Faith Healer and the psychedelic escapades of Michael Rault. Now, here comes another psychedelic band, Betrayers. Where as Faith Healer was lush and Rault blew us away, Betrayers lull us with reverb and a midtempo pace, reminding us of […]

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