Category: Singles

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 […]

Read more ›
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 […]

Read more ›
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 […]

Read more ›
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 […]

Read more ›
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 […]

Read more ›
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 […]

Read more ›
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 […]

Read more ›
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 […]

Read more ›
Balancer – ‘Waves Remain’

Balancer – ‘Waves Remain’

We fell in love with the dreaminess of Balancer’s 2014 record Tipsoo. The New York via Puerto Rico and Colombia trio create a fun, groovy sound. This week, they’re sharing “Waves Remain” which will be on an EP that is set to be released later this year. “Waves Remain” has everything we loved about Tipsoo, the  dreamy, reverbed guitars, and […]

Read more ›
Chi King – “Dirt on The Industry” / “Skin Tone”

Chi King – “Dirt on The Industry” / “Skin Tone”

This week, Brooklyn-raised, LA-based MC Chi King dropped a double music video for the songs “Dirt On The Industry” and “Skin Tone”. Chi King is no stranger to collaboration, as he’s been featured on many Wu-Tang related materials and has toured with the likes of GZA, Redman & Method Man. The two tracks, “Dirt on the Industry” and “Skin Tone”, […]

Read more ›
Yukon Blonde – “Saturday Night”

Yukon Blonde – “Saturday Night”

It never fails that literally the week after the SXSW festival, a new band is discovered and of course they were just at the festival. Yukon Blonde is one of those bands. Yukon Blonde first assembled in Kelowna, British Columbia as Alphababy and later reinvented themselves as Yukon Blonde in 2008. They have released two previous albums – their self-titled debut […]

Read more ›
Photo by Matt Bell

Video: Gillian – “Freak Flag”

Brooklyn band Gillian are releasing their record, Colorize on April 21. Ahead of that release, they have shared a video for their track “Freak Flag”. An ode to loving rock and roll and dancing like a freak.  It’s a fantastic track featuring exchanging male and female vocals and an infectious sing-along chorus of “I’m not crazy, okay maybe, just a little […]

Read more ›
Heartwood – The 7″ Sessions, “Smoke-Ring Day” & “Welcome Home”

Heartwood – The 7″ Sessions, “Smoke-Ring Day” & “Welcome Home”

Today, Los Angeles, indie quartet Heartwood are embarking on a little project. Over the next course of the next 2 to 3 months, they’ll be releasing five 7″ sessions, containing two tracks each. The songs will only be available for streaming until the final product, which will combine all 5 sessions, is released in the summer. The first two songs […]

Read more ›
Weekend Showcase: March 20th Playlist

Weekend Showcase: March 20th Playlist

Let’s get the weekend started with the Weekend Showcase. The format hasn’t changed – if you like the artist / band, click on their name to be taken to their Facebook page or website. If you like to song and want to hear more tracks from the artist, click on the song title. Get to know these artists & bands! […]

Read more ›
Dana Sipos – “Portraits”

Dana Sipos – “Portraits”

Dana Sipos is an interesting woman. Her songs are dark and dense yet hauntingly gorgeous. It might reflect her upbringing, where she grew up in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories. Or maybe it reflects her current adventures. Never one to settle in one place, Sipos is constantly on the move, living a nomadic lifestyle. But she doesn’t have a VW van or […]

Read more ›
Cross Tabou – “Flowers”

Cross Tabou – “Flowers”

Not too much is known about the electro-pop duo, Cross Tabou. What we do know they’re based out of San Jose, California and are a collaboration between songwriter and radio personality Sofia Vondell and electronic artist and producer Horizontal Halfspear. The two have released two albums – the self-titled, debut EP (buy on Bandcamp) in September 2014 and Illusion and Paradise […]

Read more ›
Thea Gilmore – “Coming Back to You”

Thea Gilmore – “Coming Back to You”

For over twenty years, Thea Gilmore has established a loyal following, who have been inspired by her honest and poignant songwriting that touched on all sorts of topics – a relationship, current events, or political issues. It wasn’t until her fourteenth album that she cracked the top-40 charts in the UK with “Regardless”. Mainstream music had finally “discovered” the singer-songwriter, […]

Read more ›
The Ryan O’Reilly Band – “Northern Lights”

The Ryan O’Reilly Band – “Northern Lights”

Late in 2014, transcontinental band The Ryan O’Reilly Band, who are named after the band’s frontman, released a new EP, Northern Lights, and it’s being released for North American audiences. Combining folk, rock, and blues, the band makes mid-tempo, contemplative music. The lead single and title track, for example, is a romantic ballad while “The One” takes more of a […]

Read more ›
Fin-Folsom – “Horses”

Fin-Folsom – “Horses”

With their debut EP, Ruins+Rituals, just out, NYC-based Fin-Folsom have created a terrific album. The five songs recall the raw, blues-rock of The Districts. Like the Pennsylvania band, Fin-Folsom show a knack for great songwriting despite their youth while mixing in with riffs that reflect the rock of the ’70s. There’s also a touch of the Cold War Kids in terms of the […]

Read more ›
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 […]

Read more ›