Category: Singles

Weekend Showcase: February 27th Playlist

Weekend Showcase: February 27th Playlist

The Weekend Showcase returns once again with new music from some artists you should get to know. The playlist is at the bottom, but if there’s a track that you want to repeatedly hear, click on the song title. If you like what you hear from an artist, click on their name. “The Game” by Orlando synth-pop duo, Priest (formerly […]

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Leon Bridges – “Lisa Sawyer”

Leon Bridges – “Lisa Sawyer”

“Lisa Sawyer” is the latest track from future star, Leon Bridges. The native of Fort Worth, Texas has blown people away with his soul, blues, and gospel mix, which is on display on this lovely track. The young man, despite only a handful of tracks to his credit, continues to amaze. “Lisa Sawyer” is on our Weekend Showcase for February […]

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Priest – “The Game”

Priest – “The Game”

“The Game” by Orlando synth-pop duo, Priest (formerly X priest X), who are Madeline Priest and David Kazyk. The new single has the splendour and grandeur of GEMS, Lowell, and Coves – just dreamy, mesmerizing synth-pop. The single is from their forthcoming, debut full-length, which is expected to come out later this year on Swedish label Emotion. The track is […]

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BREAKFAST – “Boris”

BREAKFAST – “Boris”

“Boris” is another single from Los Angeles indie-pop band BREAKFAST. As is their trademark, the single is catchy, groovy, and tad funky, making it a fine addition on our Weekend Showcase for February 27, a playlist of new music from new bands you should get to know.   Another trademark of BREAKFAST – they like naming tracks after people’s names, such […]

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Mvrie Celeste – “Animalia”

Mvrie Celeste – “Animalia”

“Animalia” is from UK producer and singer-songwriter Mvrie Celeste, who has dabbled in EDM, alternative, punk, indie rock, you name it. This single is best described as electronic-indie rock or synth-rock, and it will be part of her forthcoming EP, due out in May. If the EP is as mysterious as the songwriter and this track, it should be something […]

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Beach Baby – “Ladybird”

Beach Baby – “Ladybird”

“Ladybird” is the debut single from London-based Beach Baby, who are four guys that make some dreamy indie pop with hints of Lord Huron. The track has received a lot of attention in the UK, and it will likely make its way through the indie world on this side of the pond. They’ve already signed on with Chess Club Records in the UK […]

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Ryley Walker – “Sweet Satisfaction”

Ryley Walker – “Sweet Satisfaction”

“Sweet Satisfaction” is the second single from Ryley Walker‘s forthcoming album, Primose Green, which is due out March 31 on Dead Oceans. It’s a slow burner of a rocker that gradually escalates with some superb guitar work and mash up of percussion and guitars. This track would make Steve Gunn proud (and he’s actually touring with him this spring). Earlier in the […]

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Babbling April – “Sunny Day Records”

Babbling April – “Sunny Day Records”

“Sunny Day Records” is from the self-titled, debut EP by Babbling April. The track starts off with some edgy guitar work before settling into a summery, Yo La Tengo, indie-pop feel. The single might make you long for warm spring days (it does for us). The rest of the EP traverses the indie landscape with loads of shoegaze and dreamy notes. […]

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Turn to Crime – “Prince of Slackers”

Turn to Crime – “Prince of Slackers”

“Prince of Slackers” is the lead single from Turn to Crime‘s debut full-length album, Actions, which will be released on April 28 via Mogg & Bopp Records. The track resonates with the cool indie rock of Dinosaur, Jr. It’s a lo-fi, down-tempo, groovy track. Check. It. Out! This awesome tune, along with several others, is on our Weekend Showcase for February 27, […]

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COVES – “Shot to the Wall”

COVES – “Shot to the Wall”

“Shot to the Wall” sees UK duo COVES take a slightly different approach for their awesome debut album, Soft Friday, which was one of our favourite albums of 2014. It’s less synth-pop and more indie pop-rock, but it retains the same ethereal elements that blew us away on their full-length. “Shot to the Wall” will be on their forthcoming EP, due out […]

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Allegories featuring MEAGHA – “Evaporate”

Allegories featuring MEAGHA – “Evaporate”

“Evaporate” is the ethereal, dream-pop track that comes from a collaboration between Belize producers Allegories and MEAGHA. Not much is known about these two musicians, but with a stirring track like this the sky is the limit. And to demonstrate that “Evaporate” isn’t a one-trick pony, Allegories released an even more atmospheric track a few months ago with “Funny Way […]

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Kathleen Murray – “Doors”

Kathleen Murray – “Doors”

“Doors” is the tender, vulnerable indie-folk tune from Kathleen Murray, the singer-songwriter currently based in Seattle. She released her debut album, Woodland Voices, last summer, which contains more touching, heart-breaking songs. The album is minimalist, which adds to the intimacy of the album. It feels like Murray is sitting right across from you, singing directly at you. “Doors” is on […]

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Babewatch – “Atlas Shroomed”

Babewatch – “Atlas Shroomed”

“Atlas Shroomed” is a 70s-inspired, indie rock track from Santa Cruz, California’s Babewatch. We can only assume what the name means because these four guys, well, wouldn’t constitute what we consider to be “babes”, but then again who cares when you’re making such great indie rock. You can purchase the track on Bandcamp. Babewatch have recently signed with Paisley Shirt Records. […]

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Chick Quest – “Girl on Fire”

Chick Quest – “Girl on Fire”

“Girl on Fire” is from Vienna, Austria-based band Chick Quest. The catchy, zany single could be something that the Violent Femmes could have tackled if they were writing music for a spaghetti western. The single is from their forthcoming, new album, Vs. Galore, which will be out April 20. Hear this single and other indie tracks on our Weekend Showcase […]

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Michael Armstrong – “Colors”

Michael Armstrong – “Colors”

“Colors” is the lead single and title track from Michael Armstrong‘s debut album. The folk-rock track has hints of Sufjan Stevens. Armstrong is based out of San Diego, but has been performing for several years. He’s attempting to crack into the broader North American indie scene with Colors. The single is on our Weekend Showcase for February 27, a playlist […]

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Why We Run – “Comfortable Lie”

“Comfortable Lie” is from Sydney, Australia’s dream-pop quartet Why We Run. Be prepared to be swept away as you hear this track whether you are watching the video or just listening to the track. “Comfortable Lie” is on our Weekend Showcase for February 27, a playlist of new music from new bands you should get to know.

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Meeka Kates – “The Waves”

Meeka Kates – “The Waves”

“The Waves” is the stunning new single from singer-songwriter-producer Meeka Kates. While his previous tracks had either more of an electronic or electro-funk feel, This track has a lush, ethereal feel in the mold of Bon Iver and S. Carey. You can find “The Waves” and other new singles on our Weekend Showcase for February 27, a playlist of new […]

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Polar Bear & King – “Rosehip”

Polar Bear & King – “Rosehip”

“Rosehip” by Sweden’s Polar Bear & King is a dream-folk song that is quite mesmerizing. The single was released by Swedish digital label, 100 Songs, which only releases singles and many of them as brilliant as this tune. On this single, the Swedish duo mix the folk-pop of First Aid Kit with the lush, dream-pop that is coming out of […]

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Hello Heart – “Heart of Winter”

Hello Heart – “Heart of Winter”

“Heart of Winter” is the new single from Hello Heart, a young quartet from Owatonna, Minnesota who make dreamy indie-folk. The foursome have a great story. Formed originally by Gabe Hart and Nicholas Zimmerman in 2012 and then joined by Christian Walz and Christian Nelson, Zimmerman and his family moved to Africa, thus putting the project temporarily on hold. Zimmerman […]

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The Jerry Gross Organization – “See the Man (Part II)” and “I like the second feature better”

The Jerry Gross Organization – “See the Man (Part II)” and “I like the second feature better”

These three scallywags from Ottawa are making some big noise and getting some serious buzz from their first couple of singles (both from a forthcoming debut album, due Spring 2015). Collectively known as The Jerry Gross Organization (a not-so-subtle nod to the filmmaker Jerry Gross), these guys are film nerds and music nerds, which is a great combo. This is […]

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