Category: Singles

Val Son – “Sundays”

Val Son – “Sundays”

“Sundays” is the magnificent, breathtaking debut single by Michael Gunvalson, who is going by the moniker Val Son. Gunvalson was the touring drummer of indie band On an On, but he’s now charting a similar path as Joshua Tillman (aka Father John Misty) in undertaking his own solo project. The initial results are off-the-charts. With the intimacy of early Death […]

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Astronauts, Etc. – “I Know”

Astronauts, Etc. – “I Know”

“I Know” is the surprisingly new single from Astronauts, Etc. The project of Anthony Ferraro, who is a classically trained pianist, Astronauts, Etc. is known for creating gorgeous, melodic dream- and synth-pop. On this new single, the sublime pop of the ’80s can be heard. The single comes on the heels of Ferraro’s debut, solo EP, Sadie, which was released […]

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Feivel – “Already Standing”

Feivel – “Already Standing”

“Already Standing” is the devastatingly beautiful, new single from Stockholm singer-songwriter Feivel. The track might remind you of the power of Chan Marshall (a.k.a. Cat Power) and the sonic landscapes of Lykke Li. “Already Standing” is one powerful track. Feivel is the project of pianist Elin Hörberg, and she’s supported by Anton Jansson (guitar), Isa Savbrant (bass), Måns Wikenmo (drums), […]

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Fred Thomas – “Every Song Sung to a Dog”

Fred Thomas – “Every Song Sung to a Dog”

“Every Song Sung to a Dog” is the allegorical, new single from Fred Thomas. This single, which is from his forthcoming album All Are Saved, is somewhere between Bob Dylan and Mac DeMarco – clever, witty, and brilliant. Those same characteristics are found on “Cops Don’t Care Part II”, which was the lead track from the new album. All Are Saved […]

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Bandicoots – “Mind Your Manors”

Bandicoots – “Mind Your Manors”

“Mind Your Manors” is the peppy, indie-rock tune from Hamilton, Ontario’s Bandicoots. A catchy, infectious track, it has the sound of early 2000s era UK indie rock, and, if you listen closely, has hints of Arctic Monkeys. Some of their previous singles – “No Turn On Red” and “Just After Dark” – have a much more Arctic Monkeys feel, from […]

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PILLARS – “Woman Without Her Love”

PILLARS – “Woman Without Her Love”

“Woman Without Her Love” is the sparking, ambient, dream-pop track from PILLARS. Little is known of the London-based musician and songwriter, although she released a terrific series of remixes of her terrific single from 2014, “Attacker”. Choose your favorite among the four remixes below. “Woman Without Her Love” and 19 other cool, indie tracks can be heard on the March […]

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Elektrisk Gønner – “UKNOWWHATIWANT”

Elektrisk Gønner – “UKNOWWHATIWANT”

“UKNOWWHATIWANT” from French-Danish collective Elektrisk Gønner is the catchy, trippy, electro-pop-rock song made for the club scene. Some beeps in the song, so take heed, but it might get you moving. They have also released other singles that retained the blazing electro-pop feel. Below are “ENTRE POESIE ET EFFROI“ and “MACHINE GUN”. Hear “UKNOWWHATIWANT” and 19 other cool, indie tracks can […]

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LA Rocksteady – “Want You Part II”

LA Rocksteady – “Want You Part II”

“Want You Part II” is the electronic-pop single from David Pugliesi. Operating under the name LA Rocksteady, Pugliesi has established a name for himself in the underground music scene of Melbourne. The single is from his buzzy, progressive-house, debut EP, 1987, which should build the LA Rocksteady brand outside Melbourne and Australia. Hear the other four tracks from the EP […]

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Girl Friend – “You Lead the Way”

Girl Friend – “You Lead the Way”

“You Lead the Way” is the latest single from Manchester pop band Girl Friend. It’s a groovy, catchy song that ebbs with the sound of the ’80s. Think a more restrained Passion Pit. However, their ability to build mood and atmosphere through melodies and harmonies is reminiscent of Phoenix, which is evident on “Monte Carlo” and “Chemical Reaction”, which are […]

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Beach Baby – “Bruise”

Beach Baby – “Bruise”

Beach Baby return with the terrific, mid-fi, 70s rocker “Bruise”. It is the B-side to their debut single, “Ladybird”, which was on the February 27th playlist. Both singles are below. “Bruise” and 19 other cool, indie tracks can be heard on the March 27th edition of The Weekend Showcase.

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Robot Princess – “Wendy”

Robot Princess – “Wendy”

“Wendy” is a biographical, rock tune from Brooklyn quintet Robot Princess. No, it’s not about our Wendy, but we assume someone that Beau Alessi, Daniel D. Lee, Peter Ingles, Joe Reichel, and Catherine Anderson know. The track is from the Teen Vogue LP + Action Movies EP, which is out now on Fleeting Youth Records (get it here). The single, […]

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Hans Island – “Let Me Be”

Hans Island – “Let Me Be”

“Let Me Be” is the brand new single from Hans Island, a collaboration between Copenhagen native Marie Dahlstrom and Toronto producer Mawhs. This isn’t a song with overused beats, loud bass, or pounding synths. Instead, it’s an ethereal, mid-tempo, dub-step track that resonates with the coolness of Jessie Ware. This is the first single from their self-titled, debut EP, expected […]

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Maribou State – “Raincoats”

Maribou State – “Raincoats”

“Raincoats” is the brand new single from London masters of ethereal dub-step and garage, Maribou State. We had included the first single, “Rituals”, back on the February 13th Weekend Showcase. Maribou State have a way of putting together multiple textures that complement one another instead of competing against on other. The result is an otherwordly, sensual sound that is perfected […]

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Northod – “Fade Away”

Northod – “Fade Away”

“Fade Away” is the new single from Bordeaux, France’s Northod. It’s a breezy, dreamy, synth-pop-rock track that has traces of Interpol. They’ve released a similarly enticing video, which is below. Besides the video and single, you’ll find “Stockholm” (free download), “Aversion Therapy”, and “Truth of Masks” below. Hear more of their music on SoundCloud. Hear “Fade Away” and 19 other cool, indie tracks […]

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Flamingo Bay – “Killer Flamingo Bay”

Flamingo Bay – “Killer Flamingo Bay”

“Killer Flamingo Bay” is the self-appreciating (or maybe self-depreciating) tune from Flamingo Bay. Based out Hamilton, Ontario, the trio of Kris Gies (bass, vocals), Vince Rankin, (drums, vocals), and Dillon Henningson (guitar, vocals) are crafting great rock ‘n roll that includes touches of punk-rock, garage rock, alternative rock, indie rock, and southern rock. So think everything from The Black Crowes […]

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Bombay Harambee – “Dotted Line”

Bombay Harambee – “Dotted Line”

“Dotted Line” is a little indie-rock track by Little Rock, Arkansas band Bombay Harambee. The single, which is a cross between Interpol and The Tragically Hip, is part of a Double 7″, Check, Check, Checkmate/Dotted Line, the band released on their recent tour. The other three tracks on the 7″ – “Check, Check, Checkmate”, “Blue Balloon”, and “Enjambement” are also below, and they’re just […]

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Mission Zero – “What Do I Say”

Mission Zero – “What Do I Say”

“What Do I Say” is one of two, new singles that sibling duo Mission Zero have released in support of their forthcoming EP, People in Glass Yachts. The single is  a pop-rock tune that channels indie and mainstream arrangements. We can tell you that Chenot and David’s EP is an expansive one, spanning the wide-range of indie music. While “Lotus” takes a similar […]

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Taxi Taxi – “Floating Forever”

Taxi Taxi – “Floating Forever”

“Floating Forever” is the terrific, synth number from Stockholm twins Johanna and Miriam Tewolde Berhan, who go by the name as Taxi Taxi. The song is dreamy and ethereal at times, recalling the beauty of Montreal duo Milk & Bone. Yet, it has an 80s feel with the two-part harmonies of the twins and the elongated synths. The video, like […]

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Bop English – “Sentimental Witness”

Bop English – “Sentimental Witness”

“Sentimental Wilderness” is the new single from White Denim frontman, James Petralli’s solo project, Bop English. The track sounds like it could be a White Denim song, although there are some subtle differences, most notably a more laid-back tone and the track has some folkiness to it. Petralli’s debut solo album, Constant Bop, comes out on April 14 on Downtown […]

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Nai Harvest – “All the Time”

Nai Harvest – “All the Time”

“All the Time” is the second single from UK punk-rock band Nai Harvest‘s forthcoming album, Hairball. The track is Blink 182 meets Parquet Courts, which creates expectations of an exhilarating album. “Sick on My Heart” is also below, which we had featured on our February 13th Weekend Showcase. The duo’s new album comes out on April 28 on Topshelf Records. Check out […]

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