Category: Singles

Van Dale – “Speak Yellow”

Van Dale – “Speak Yellow”

“Speak Yellow” is the ’90s-esque, alternative-rock tune from Columbus, Ohio trio Van Dale. It’s a mid-fi track with just enough distortion to make you reflect back on a time of shaggy hair, torn jeans, and hallowed bars. This is the second single from their forthcoming, self-titled debut album, which comes out March 31 on Fleeting Youth Records. About three weeks […]

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Allegra Lusini – “Something Grows”

Allegra Lusini – “Something Grows”

“Something Grows” is the sensual, synth track from Italian songwriter Allegra Lusini. It is the first single from her forthcoming EP TUMULNE, which we can say right now is an alluring, ethereal album. This single represents the creativity of Lusini, who is able to bring a cinematic and theatrical quality to a genre mostly known for its uptempo and dreamy […]

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Holy Oker – “Volcura”

Holy Oker – “Volcura”

On Wednesday, Greg Bevis, who is the drummer for Bear Mountain, unexpectedly released his second EP under his solo project, Holy Oker. Volcura is experimental electronica that echoes of the brillance of Thom Yorke’s solo project and side project, Atoms for Peace. The title track, “Volcura”, best reflects the layered sonic landscapes that Bevis creates – it is ethereal, haunting, and stunning. This […]

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Mood Robot – “Stupid Cowboy”

Mood Robot – “Stupid Cowboy”

If you imagine a scenario where Shirley Manson of Garage fronted a synth-pop band like Bear in Heaven or CHRVCHES, you would get LA’s Mood Robot, at least on “Stupid Cowboy”, which is the third single from their latest EP, TV Dinner. It’s a buzzy, catchy track that has really pointed but fun lyrics. You can also hear the other three tracks below […]

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Plum – “Behind Your Man”

Plum – “Behind Your Man”

“Behind Your Man” is the late ’60s-inspired, psychedelic rock song from Plum. Unlike the fuzzy, distortion approach of Ty Segall, the Denver-based quartet take a cleaner, smoother interpretation of the genre. Think Temples and early Pond, where the music is infectious with the lush melodies and harmonies. Also below is “Hello Miss Yellow”, which has a touch of Ty Segall’s […]

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Wartime Blues – “Build a Sun”

Wartime Blues – “Build a Sun”

From the small town of Missoula, Montana comes indie-folk-blues-Americana-roots collective Wartime Blues. Their sound is a touch of Wilco, Ryan Adams’ former band Whiskeytown, and The Lumineers – a sound that is welcoming, warm, and inspiring. The band has been together for nearly seven and have developed strong friendships and an undeniable chemistry. It is this bond that brings the […]

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Nevāda Nevada – “Anger Tango”

Nevāda Nevada – “Anger Tango”

Another band in the midst of releasing a new album is Brooklyn-based Nevāda Nevada. Comprised of Kathryn Musilek (singer, guitar, piano, ukulele), Daniel Baer (violin), Andrew Gerhan (producer/engineer, guitar, bass, and baritone guitar), and David Olson (drums), the quartet is a self-described Americana, art-rock band. Their debut single, “Anger Tango”, definitely blends these two genres plus noir folk, Americana, and […]

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R-music – “Bubble Gum Geisha”

R-music – “Bubble Gum Geisha”

With a debut album on the way, UK electro-synth-pop trio R-music have released “Bubble Gum Geisha”, which is their second single. Combining some dubwave with indie, synth-pop, the track is slightly trippy and every bit dreamy. Their first single, “Change”, which was released back in 2013, is similarly stunning. You can either listen to the audio or watch the video […]

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Beauville – “Letting In”

Beauville – “Letting In”

Together with Robert Coronado, Josh Boville is realizing his dream as a singer-songwriter under the project of Beauville. The Los Angeles duo have released, “Letting In”, the first single from their forthcoming, debut album. The mellow folk-southern rock tune resonates with the smooth style of Shakey Graves, who we are fans of. Hear it below and click on the SoundCloud […]

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Gillbanks – “Loosen Up”

Gillbanks – “Loosen Up”

Out Monday is the debut album by London’s Sam Gillbanks or just Gillbanks. The young indie rocker has released a couple of tracks, including the spectacular, moody single “Loosen Up”, which recalls Coldplay during their early, inspiring years with a touch of early Death Cab for Cutie during their lo-fi, indie-rock days. Also below is “Anxious”, which is a gritty, […]

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Selfoss – “Celibate Again”

Selfoss – “Celibate Again”

Three-piece, indie-rock band Selfoss isn’t from Iceland, although their singles have an air of Sigur Ros. Instead, they are from Toronto and their music blurs multiple genres. Their latest single, “Celibate Again”, is the perfect example, as it mixes psychedelia, dark wave, and synth-pop with chanting vocals a la Enigma (although you can understand what the trio from Selfoss are […]

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SYKES – “Best Thing”

SYKES – “Best Thing”

Formed in London, indie-pop trio SYKES are creating a buzz in the UK, selling out shows for their infectious and brilliant sound. Comprising of Julia (who is of Brazilian descent but was born in Spain), Kristian, and Will, the band have released an EP and a number of singles, including last week’s brilliant “Best Thing”. The song echoes CHVRCHES with […]

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Bogan Via – “Runnin'”

Bogan Via – “Runnin'”

Earlier this week, Bret Bender and Madeleine Miller – a.k.a. Bogan Via – released a madly fantastic EP, Madly. From that album, the synth-pop duo from Los Angeles via Phoenix included the gorgeous single, “Runnin’”, which recalls early Phantogram. The lush vocals of Danish singer Kirstine Stubbe Teglbjaerg raises the track to ethereal levels. Madly can be purchased on iTunes. […]

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Rey Pila – “Apex”

Rey Pila – “Apex”

Mexico City band, indie-rock band Rey Pila will release a new album on May 5 (Cult Records) called The Future Sugar. They’ve developed a reputation for their energetic shows and for a sound that takes us back to the ’80s. That’s the case with the lead single from their forthcoming album, as “Apex” sounds like a mix between Talking Heads […]

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Controller – “Separator”

Controller – “Separator”

“Separator” is the new single from New York City-based Controller. The quintet of Keith, Brian, Josh, Kyle, and Jonathan, who double as professional cubicle occupiers by day, have created a raucous new single, which follows their 2014 EP. They’re in the process of finishing another EP, which should be out this year. Check the new single below along with “Street […]

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Video: Pikara – ‘This Hollow’

Video: Pikara – ‘This Hollow’

Pikara is the solo project of Danish/Swedish singer-songwriter Sara Johanne, of the band Susurrus Station.  On the 24th, Pikara will release their third record, This Hollow. Her last release, 2011’s Constellations is mostly instrumental, featuring intertwined loops of strings, it’s weird but captivating nonetheless. This Hollow seems to be more in line with her self-titled debut, Pikara, full of stunning, […]

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Ten Questions with emerging pop star CAPPA

Ten Questions with emerging pop star CAPPA

There’s a new wave of pop artists emerging on the scene. Apart from their image and multi-color hairstyles, this group of pop songstresses are putting their own stamp on the genre. Moving away from the repetitive and formulaic soundscapes, artists like Phoebe Ryan, Chelsea Lankes, and many others are incorporating indie-, synth-, and dream-pop sounds into their music. Among this […]

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Sugarmen – ‘Dirt’

Sugarmen – ‘Dirt’

The UK’s Sugarmen are about to blow up. The punk-rock four-piece released their music video for their first single “Dirt” today. Listening to the single, you can hear why The Clash’s Mick Jones fell in love with their demos and decided he wanted to produce ten tracks for them.  There’s a definite Clash influence, but they fit in with contemporary […]

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Buzzcocks – “In The Back”

Buzzcocks – “In The Back”

Buzzcocks keep proving their superiority over other punk-leaning rock bands. With almost 40 years of jamming under their belts, these guys know how to write a sweet rock tune. Typically, Pete Shelley handles most of the vocal work, but this new single features the singing chops of co-founder Steve Diggle. Not young men, Howard’s age is audible in the tone […]

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Single Premiere & Q&A: Disraeli Gears – “Born and Bred”

Single Premiere & Q&A: Disraeli Gears – “Born and Bred”

Today, London-based Disraeli Gears are releasing their debut single, “Born and Bred”. While the band has been inspired by present-day, indie-rock icons such as St. Vincent and Grizzly Bear as well as music gods like The Beatles, the new single is a brooding, indie-folk-rock tune akin to Angel Olsen’s early work and that of current indie bands The Bright Smoke and […]

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