Category: Singles

Strange Babes – “Holiday”

Strange Babes – “Holiday”

Strange Babes are a psych-pop collective from Los Angeles and Auckland. Their music can be summery and uplifting or euphoric and delirious, such as on “Holiday”, which is the lead single from their self-titled, debut album. The record echoes of the Jacuzzi Boys and The Smith Westerns, so sit back and enjoy this terrific LP. Two additional tracks from the album are provided […]

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Molly Moore – “Natural Disaster”

Molly Moore – “Natural Disaster”

Originally from Hastings-on-Hudson, NY and now based out of Los Angeles, Molly Moore is a young musician who has dabbled in everything from EDM to now indie pop. She’s released a number of singles, including her latest one “Natural Disaster”. It’s a dramatic, chilling single that has received significant attention on SoundCloud. The lyric video, which was released recently, is also provided below […]

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Alanna Clarke – “Raw Emotion”

Alanna Clarke – “Raw Emotion”

Cochrane, Alberta’s Alanna Clarke‘s dramatic songs have started to capture people’s attention, which helped her reached the regional semi-finals of the CBC Searchlight competition. Her latest single, “Raw Emotion”, echoes of the power ballads of the ’90s, although she reins back the climax in order to create a more lush, dreamy finish. This approach – of avoiding the bombastic overtures of that era’s […]

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Swim Good – “Callaway” featuring Dana Williams

Swim Good – “Callaway” featuring Dana Williams

Jon Lawless is a young, hard-working producer from Ontario who goes by the moniker Swim Good. He’s adopted an approach of another producer we’ve come to admire, Guiville, in that instead of creating music with pounding electronic beats, he’s decided to collaborate with singers from all over the world to create some beautiful music. His latest single, “Callaway”, is the perfect […]

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Bee Becx – “Something”

Bee Becx – “Something”

In hearing “Something” by New Jersey-native, NYC resident Bee Becx, we were blown away. With its laid-back pace, timely deep bass, trippy rhythms, and Bee Becx’s subtle and sultry vocals, we were immediately reminded of the brilliance of Massive Attack. This is Bee Becx’s first release with boutique label, Solace Music Group, although she self-released another stunning single in 2014, which is below. […]

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Saltwater Sun – “Habit On My Mind”

Saltwater Sun – “Habit On My Mind”

“Habit On My Mind” is the catchy new single from London-based Saltwater Sun. Their sound is part mind-altering psychedelia, part dreamy shoegaze, and part gorgeous indie-pop. The single reminds of another band on this list, Misun, as well as another favorite, Canadian indie band Alvvays. With such an infectious sound – from the hallowing guitars to frontwoman Jennifer Stearnes’ vocals […]

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Vaadat Charigim – “Hashiamum Shokea”

Vaadat Charigim – “Hashiamum Shokea”

If you haven’t heard of Vaadat Charigim, you better get familiar with them fast as they’re about to take North America by storm in the coming weeks. The Israeli trio have already established a strong following in their homeland with their lush and expansive combination of shoegaze; lo-fi, psych-rock; and dream-pop. They’re now set to release their new record, signing […]

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Astrid’s Tea Party – “Black Swan”

Astrid’s Tea Party – “Black Swan”

Astrid’s Tea Party  are from Brighton and London. In just 9 months, the quartet has established a reputation for creating anthemic electro-rock songs that harken back to the ’80s, music that one can dance to or will have one fist-pumping the air. In addition, they’re not just musicians but storytellers, as evidenced by the awesome yet creepy lyrics of “Black Swan”. It’s refreshing […]

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White Poppy – “Confusion”

White Poppy – “Confusion”

“Confusion” is the lead single from White Poppy‘s forthcoming album Natural Phenomena (6/23, Not Not Fun). The single showcases the Vancouver-based artist’s ability to create dramatic, sonic landscapes by incorporating multiple layers, and the end product is absolutely stunning. She also released “Dreams of Ireland” a couple of months ago, which is a lo-fi, minimalistic number that feels at harmony […]

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Big Wild – “Aftergold”

Big Wild – “Aftergold”

“Aftergold” is from Los Angeles-based producer, Big Wild, who also goes by the name Jackson. Released on ODESZA’s label, Foreign Family Collective, the expansive track echoes of the brilliance of Matthew Dear. It’s a mind-blowing, seismic track that incorporate Afrobeat, electronic, pop, dance, and even Far East sounds. It’s simply brilliant. He can also create anthemic tracks that border on […]

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EZTV – “The Light”

EZTV – “The Light”

“The Light” is the laid-back, melodic, summery indie tune from Brooklyn’s EZTV. It’s the latest single from their new album, Calling Out, which will be released on July 10th on awesome indie label Captured Tracks. The trio have a knack for creating fantastic harmonies. This is further revealed on “Dust In The Sky”, which was released two months ago and […]

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Heyrocco – “Elsewhere”

Heyrocco – “Elsewhere”

After melting people’s faces off – either from their grunge and post-punk sound or their humorous songs – South Carolina’s Heyrocco are set to release their debut album, Teenage Movie Soundtrack, which has a release date of June 2 via Old Flame Records. The first single is the infectious, punk-pop number “Elsewhere”, and the VHS-style video for the single is below. In addition, you can hear […]

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Misun – “After Me”

Misun – “After Me”

One of our favorite bands has returned. Misun, the Baltimore-based trio, have the ability to craft stunning and infectious music that you know will last lifetimes. Their new single, “After Me”, further evidences their unique ability. This song is sultry with its funk textures mixed in with indie rock. “After Me” is the lead single from their forthcoming EP, Feel […]

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Shark Week – “Why Did I Let You Go?”

Shark Week – “Why Did I Let You Go?”

Another band about to launch their debut album is Washington, D.C.’s Shark Week. They’ve released three single so far, including the awesome, melodic, psych-rocker “Why Did I Let You Go?” It blazes with guitars, the harmonies are fantastic, and the chorus is simple yet infectious. Just a few days ago, they released “Waste of Time”, a track that has traces […]

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Lilith Ai – “Hang Tough”

Lilith Ai – “Hang Tough”

“Hang Tough” is the stunning, soulful, new single from London singer-songwriter Lilith Ai. It’s a song that echoes of The Black Keys of 12 years ago and the brilliance of Valerie June. The video, which is below, is down-to-earth, showing just the everyday happenings of ordinary people. “Hang Tough” is one half of her debut split single. The other side […]

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Samm Henshaw – “Redemption”

Samm Henshaw – “Redemption”

Harkening to a time where just a guitar, a simple drum kit, maybe some keys, and a standup bass was all that was needed to create stirring music, 20-year old Samm Henshaw is turning heads with his combination of blues, soul, and gospel. He’s part of a new wave of artists, which includes Gary Clark, Jr., Leon Bridges and Benjamin […]

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Cartesian Jetstream – “Transparent Eyelids”

Cartesian Jetstream – “Transparent Eyelids”

“Transparent Eyelids” is the rocking single from Cartesian Jetstream, the UK indie-rock band who earlier this week released their latest album Ancestors (Ballagroove Records). The album is full of psychedelic gems, not just “Transparent Eyelids”, although this song is immensely infectious with its buzzy, spacey, rock sound. “Foxes” is a dreamy, shoegazey number. “Invisible Ink” is a quirky, fun number […]

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Scattered Clouds – “Enchanteresse”

Scattered Clouds – “Enchanteresse”

We first met Scattered Clouds last year at the RBC Ottawa Bluesfest, and they blew us away with their experimental rock. Based out of Hull, Quebec, which lies across from Ottawa, the trio have slightly restrained themselves on the release of their new album, The First Empire, but ebbing things back a bit is actually a great thing for this band. The music is […]

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All In A Day: CBC Searchlight Ottawa (Round 3)

All In A Day: CBC Searchlight Ottawa (Round 3)

        The CBC Searchlight competitions is now in Round 3: Top 10 Regional Finalists. Voting is open and you can vote for up to 5 entries per regions per day. Voting closing at 3pm on Monday April 27, 2015 to determine the top choices from each region. Congratulations to all of Ottawa’s contestants!  Click here for the […]

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Single Premiere + Q&A: Pete Ayres Band – “Occupied”

Single Premiere + Q&A: Pete Ayres Band – “Occupied”

The Pete Ayres Band is a soul and jazz infused outfit originally from St. Louis, MO – but they now call NYC home. We are excited to premiere their newest track “Occupied” from their upcoming album Till I See You.   The Pete Ayres Band formed in 2011 and released their debut in 2012 titled Ordinary Friend which is available on i-Tunes. […]

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