Category: Singles

La casa al mare – “I Don’t Want To”

La casa al mare – “I Don’t Want To”

  From the beautiful and inspiring city of Rome, Italy comes La casa al mare, who fittingly play celestial shoegaze, indie rock. Earlier this month, they released their debut record, Astro, which is a 6-track #EP of fuzzy guitars and dreamy melodies. The album resonates with the sounds of My Bloody Valentine, A Place to Bury Strangers, and Ride. The EP is highlighted […]

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Disraeli Gears – “Cuckoo”

Disraeli Gears – “Cuckoo”

  Back in March, we had the honour of posting the premiere to Disraeli Gears‘ debut single, “Born and Bred”. The single introduced us to the haunting and brooding indie rock of the young London-based band. They’ve returned with their second single, the equally stunning “Cuckoo”. With touches of jazz, the fickle strums of the bass, and the coo-ing voice of Teia Fregona, the […]

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Sc Mira – “Do Me”

Sc Mira – “Do Me”

  An exciting band coming from middle Canada, specifically Winnipeg, Manitoba, is Sc Mira. Their combination of folk, Americana, and rock has the feeling of music being created in the US by such notable bands like The Head and The Heart and The Lone Bellow. They’re about to release their debut album, Waiting Room Baby, and the latest single is the brilliant “Do Me” […]

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Terrible Sons – “Neptune”

Terrible Sons – “Neptune”

  Where New Zealand is known for producing some great blues and roots musicians, New Zealand is developing a reputation from nurturing a great folk scene. Tiny Ruins, Hannah in the Wars, Nadia Reid, French for Rabbits… the list goes on and on. Husband-wife duo Terrible Sons are another band who make breathtaking folk music. Based out of the recovering Christchurch, Terrible […]

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Dear Tracks – “Wildflower”

Dear Tracks – “Wildflower”

  The 2010s could be considered the decade that saw the resurrection of shoegaze with the numerous bands across multiple genres incorporating the dreamy sounds that first emerged in the late 1980s. Another band making delicious shoegaze is Dear Tracks, who hail from Grand Rapids, Michigan. In February, they released a double-sided EP (or split single) called WildFlower. On side was […]

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Joi Noir – “Cake (the Queen is Dead)”

Joi Noir – “Cake (the Queen is Dead)”

  We’ve featured multi-national bands before, but nothing like Joi Noir. “Joi” is taken by the initial of each of the founding trio’s first name – Jack Kuznetsov (drums), Olga Gallo (vocals, bass) and Igor Plotnikov (guitars) – and the three come from different parts of the world – Canada, Spain, and Siberia. However, they’ve been everywhere. For instance, the “Noir” is a reference to […]

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Jaill – “Got an F”

Jaill – “Got an F”

  We guess you can always go home, as Milwaukee quartet Jaill can attest. Six years since they released their debut full-length on Burger Records, Jaill signed with Sub Pop to release their next two albums. But for album #4, they’ve returned to Burger Records to release Brain Cream. The lead single from the LP is “Got an F”, which retains the band’s prototypical […]

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Bravestation – “Actors”

Bravestation – “Actors”

Toronto based Bravestation have been creating some pretty awesome new wave dream pop lately. Brothers Devin (vocals, bass, keyboards) and Derek Wilson (guitar, keyboards) formed Bravestation with childhood friend Jeremy Rossetti (drums, percussion) back in 2008. The name is merged from the titles of Aldous Huxley’s dystopian novel Brave New World and Robert J. Hasting’s inspirational essay The Station. Their […]

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AZEKEL – “Mad About the Boy”

AZEKEL – “Mad About the Boy”

AZEKEL is from the UK and is creating some infectious electro R&B tracks. “Mad About The Boy” is a brand new track off of the upcoming release Raw, Vol. 1 which will be out on Thunderlighting Recordings July 12. Pronounced ay-ze-ke-el, this Londoner not only has talent in the production/beats department but also with his soulful and lucious voice. We expect to hear […]

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Pet Sun – “Never Quit”

Pet Sun – “Never Quit”

  While their Twitter handle says they’re from Hawaii, Canada, garage-rock quartet Pet Sun actually come from Hamilton, Ontario (which is more like Pittsburgh than Hawaii). After releasing a rocking EP last year, Feel Like I’m Going Away, which can be heard here, the band has shared an awesome new song, “Never Quit” – a midtempo burner that echoes of ’90s alt-rock. The video for […]

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Westkust – “Dishwasher”

Westkust – “Dishwasher”

  Westkust has been creating some airy and pop-tinged shoegaze as of late. Westkust officially formed in 2010 and immediately experienced multiple roster changes (new guitarist, new second guitarist, new singer, new songwriters) until late 2011 when the current line up was signed and sealed as Philip Söderlind (drums), Rikard Hjort (guitar / bass), Gustav Andersson (guitar / vocals), Julia Bjernelind […]

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Joseph & Maia – “Sorrento”

Joseph & Maia – “Sorrento”

  Not all bands from New Zealand are immersed into the folk scene. Take duo Joseph & Maia, who have been influenced by the alt-country of such notable stars such as Ryan Adams but whose sound is reminiscent of Australian greats The Middle East. In 2013, they released their debut EP via Sony Music New Zealand, Roll Up Your Sleeves. Joseph & Maia […]

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Signe Marie Rustad – “The Space Song”

Signe Marie Rustad – “The Space Song”

  Signe Marie Rustad is a singer-songwriter from Oslo, Norway. For the past 2-3 years, she has emerged as an up-and-coming singer-songwriter, dabbling in alt-country, Americana, and folk. Her sound, however, isn’t like the dream-folk that is coming from Sweden or the euphoric Americana of Iceland. Instead, her approach is straight-forward, old-fashion, acoustic guitar-driven music heard in the US and Canada. […]

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Freedom Fry – “21”

Freedom Fry – “21”

We have been fans of LA based Indie Pop duo Freedom Fry since February of this year and they just continue to create upbeat and catchy songs. They have just released the track “21” which is about feeling high on all the possibilities of a life that lies ahead. It’s about celebrating the time we’re alive with the encouraging lyrics […]

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CoverBack Thursday: “There’s A Girl In The Corner” by Robert Smith (The Twilight Sad)

CoverBack Thursday: “There’s A Girl In The Corner” by Robert Smith (The Twilight Sad)

Our CoverBack Thursday is an almost unbelievable one. One of the better live sets witnessed during SXSW included The Twilight Sad. The Scottish band gets the ultimate compliment from The Cure‘s Robert Smith who has been a fan of The Twilight Sad for quite a few years. After a few different e-mails back and forth Smith agreed to cover one of the […]

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Yes Sunshine – “No No No”

Yes Sunshine – “No No No”

In 2013, Yes Sunshine formed to pay tribute to the passing of a close friend. Since then, they’ve toured the UK, played with bands and artists like Yuck, Royal Blood, and Pete Doherty, and were ven named BBC Introducing’s band of the month in February.  Yesterday, Yes Sunshine released their latest single, “No No No”, on Mint 400 records. “No No […]

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Pavo Pavo

Pavo Pavo

Last week, Brooklyn based experimental pop band Pavo Pavo released a double single, “Ran Ran Run”, and “Annie Hall”.  “Ran Ran Run” is an infectious pop track with some really great female led vocals and harmonies with synths and a really great bass groove.  “Annie Hall” is a piano led track with great harmonies as well, and a really unique […]

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Melodic Tonic, vol. 1

Melodic Tonic, vol. 1

Welcome to the first installment of your weekly Melodic Tonic, a collection of singles served up every Monday like Happy Hour cocktails for your ears. These posts are for those of you whose busy schedules make it hard to consume entire albums. We get it! Full albums require a time commitment, but these audio apéritifs are designed for quick enjoyment. […]

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Lion’s Mouth Video Premiere – “Crucible”

Lion’s Mouth Video Premiere – “Crucible”

It’s no secret that we are fans of Los Angeles based Lion’s Mouth (by way of Appleton WI and Elmhurst, IL). We reviewed their debut album back in February that came out in the fall of 2014, and they are still a Hidden Gem of ours.  As such, we are excited to premiere their brand new video for “Crucible”. Footage from the […]

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Weekend Showcase – May 22nd Edition

Weekend Showcase – May 22nd Edition

It’s Friday, so it’s the usual thing here on The Revue – The Weekend Showcase! Twenty new tunes to get you through the weekend. 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 to their Facebook page or […]

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