Category: Singles

El Perro del Mar – “An Eye for Gold”

“An Eye for Gold” is the unreleased demo from El Perro del Mar, the wonderful pop songstress from Gothenburg, Sweden. The track is part of a special, deluxe edition to mark the 10th anniversary of her critically acclaimed, self-titled debut album. It’ll be out February 17 via The Control Group. Can we get a woot?

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Anthonie Tonnon, “Water Underground”

“Water Underground” is a surprising, awesome rocker from New Zealand singer-songwriter Anthonie Tonnon (free download, too). New album, Successor, will be out March 3 on Wild Kindness. It was one of our most anticipated albums of the year.  

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Young Buffalo, “No Idea”

Young Buffalo, “No Idea”

“No Idea” from Young Buffalo is a track that mixes Middle Eastern and western sounds a la Souljazz Orchestra to create an infectious, danceable track. Check out this young band from Oxford, Mississippi.

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Twin Peaks, “In the Morning (In the Evening)”

“In the Morning (In the Evening)” is from Twin Peaks, the young indie band from Chicago that doesn’t seem to stop moving. This track is from a forthcoming 7″ that will be out this spring on Grand Jury.  

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Dick Diver, “Tearing the Posters Down”

“Tearing the Posters Down” is the latest single from Melbourne, Australia’s Dick Diver. The fun, quirkly, indie-pop tune will have you bopping around, and the track makes us excited for their third album, Melbourne, Florida, out March 10 (North America) on Trouble in Mind.  

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Chastity – “Manning Hill”

“Manning Hill” is the blistering single from Whitby, Ontario post-punk-rock quartet Chastity. It’s an awesome, non-stop headbanger.

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Marika Hackman, “Open Wide”

“Open Wide” is the latest single from Marika Hackman, the young London singer-songwriter who has generated a lot of buzz over the past year with her honest songwriting of love and life’s angst. Her early singles remind us of P.J. Harvey, who we adore. Her debut LP, We Slept At Last, comes out February 16 (UK) / 17 (North America) on […]

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Makthaverskan – “Witness”

“Witness” is the whirlwind new single from Swedish five-piece, indie band Makthaverskan, and the single is part of a forthcoming 7″ that will be released on March 3 in Europe and April 18 in North America. Catch this excellent band in April when they’ll be playing gigs across the US.

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The Swamp Crocs, “Interplanetary 1973”

“Interplanetary 1973” is a single recorded in mid-2014 but only released this week by Sydney, Australia psych-rock band The Swamp Crocs. Like the psych-rock of the ’70s, the tune is something from another galaxy.

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Charlie Brand, “Zen Whatever”

“Zen Whatever” from singer-songwriter Charlie Brand is a dreamy, psychedelic-pop tune with a symphonic element mixed in. It’s unique, different, but a great listen.

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Moon Duo, “Slow Down Low”

“Slow Down Low” is the latest single from Moon Duo‘s new album, Shadow of the Sun, which comes out March 3 on Sacred Bones Records. We. Can’t. Wait!

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Public Service Broadcasting – “The Other Side”

Public Service Broadcasting – “The Other Side”

“The Other Side” is the latest single from Public Service Broadcasting and will be on their much anticipated space-themed album, The Race For Space, out at the end of this month. It includes audio clips from Mission Control in Houston when Apollo 8 becomes the first manned voyage to orbit the moon and they are on “the other side” and lose radio contact. The tension […]

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Solvey – “Solvey”

“Solvey” is the fantastic, debut single Solvey, the project of New York-City based Jessica Zambri. The ethereal, pop track has summer hit written all over it.

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Shannon Wardrop -“I Wanna Be Your Lady”

“I Wanna Be Your Lady” from UK singer-songwriter Shannon Wardrop, whom Kevin interviewed last January, is a stunning, mid-tempo rocker that has the passionate edginess one would find in a Liz Phair track. The track is available for free download.

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Ephrata, “Where Have You Gone”

Ephrata, “Where Have You Gone”

“Where Have You Gone” is the new track from one of our favourite little bands, Ephrata. The Seattle-based band makes some of the most anthemic, choral-pop on the planet. Oh, it’s free to download on Soundcloud (see below).

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Freedom Fry, “Shaky Ground (Hey Na Na Na)”

Freedom Fry, “Shaky Ground (Hey Na Na Na)”

Listening to indie pop from California on a dreary winter day is an effective method of escapism: you forget the snow and the freezing temperatures. When you crank the tunes and close your eyes, you feel transported to a land of warm beaches and convertibles. Freedom Fry – the L.A.-based duo of Parisian singer/songwriter Marie Seyrat and Michigan native Bruce […]

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Involved, “Radiation Leak”

Involved, “Radiation Leak”

Today I’m sharing a new video for a really cool electronic driven instrumental track from the international duo Involved. I don’t share a lot of videos unless it’s the only way to share a song, but sometimes the artistic element of a video plus the mood of the song comes together and creates something really cool. The new video for Involved’s “Radiation […]

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Young Fathers, “Rain or Shine”

Young Fathers, “Rain or Shine”

Today, Edinburgh trio Young Fathers dropped a great new tune, “Rain or Shine”, which is from their forthcoming new album White Men Are Black Men Too. The track is an upbeat, blasting tune that mixes hip hop and rock to perfection. It’s anthemic quality has us longing for warmer days. Check the track below. White Men Are Black Men Too drops on […]

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The Lost Poets, “Mouth”

The Lost Poets, “Mouth”

The Lost Poets are considered a mix of grunge, sludge, rock and swamp blues, but I just checked the box of “really good” and “share-worthy”. They are definitely on the harder side, but there is so much more going on with the duo from Stockholm, Sweden. The duo together is producing what could be considered dark, grungy rock, which is really great. The […]

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The Mountain Goats share “The Legend of Chavo Guerrero”

The Mountain Goats share “The Legend of Chavo Guerrero”

It’s no secret that I’m a big wrestling fan, as I’ve written some pieces about the use of music in wrestling in the past. It shouldn’t be a surprise I’m totally stoked for The Mountain Goats’ upcoming record, Beat The Champ, a record that follows a professional wrestling theme. Last week, they shared “The Legend of Chavo Guerrero”, named after one […]

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