Category: Singles

Maribou State, “Rituals”

Maribou State, “Rituals”

“Rituals” is an electro-pop track from the duo of Chris Davids and Liam Ivory who go by the name Maribou State. This track bridges the funky sounds of The 2 Bears with the atmospheric qualities of Matthew Dear. The London duo’s debut album, Portraits, drops June 1st on Counter Records. The track is on our Weekend Showcase for February 13, […]

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Rose Windows, “Glory, Glory”

Rose Windows, “Glory, Glory”

“Glory, Glory” by Seattle psychedelic rockers, Rose Windows, is just a great, rousing tune that puts together the greatness of Pink Mountaintops and Ty Segall into one awesome package. The single is the first from their forthcoming self-titled album, which will be released on May 5 by Sub Pop. The single is part of our Weekend Showcase for February 13, […]

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Black City Lights, “Take Me Home”

Black City Lights, “Take Me Home”

This mesmerizing track by Wellington, New Zealand’s Black City Lights is spine-tingling. It’s like the intensity between two lovers who want to get away but cannot. Imagine falling in love with someone but knowing that you cannot have her. That’s the feeling exuded in this awesome track, making it ideal for our Sad Suckers Soundtrack. You can check out our […]

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Voivod – “We Are Connected”

Voivod – “We Are Connected”

My love of Voivod has been well documented over the years (and I’ve bored my friends countless times about the first time I saw them live back in 1989). After three decades and a lot of shifting members, Montreal’s Voivod is still going. Currently on a club tour across Canada with Napalm Death, Voivod are killing it on stage with two […]

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Mike Dignam – “Hurt”

Mike Dignam – “Hurt”

If you didn’t know who Sam Smith was before the Grammy awards,  I’m sure you know who he is now. I really dislike comparing certain artists to others because I respect every artist’s individuality, but most people I know want a point of reference or ask me “Well who do they/he/she sound like?”. As much as I hate to compare, Mike Dignam […]

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Chaser Eight

Chaser Eight

Chaser Eight are a female fronted rock band from Connecticut. Their music rocks pretty damn hard, they sound a bit like Sleater-Kinney, thanks to the powerful voice of their lead singer ‘AUDRA’. However, the rest of the band, guitarist Pat Walsh, drummer Pete Gianni, bassist Billy Wang, and keyboardist and guitarist Aaron Tagliamonte give the band a sound that’s as well […]

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Max and the Moon – “Modern Love”

Max and the Moon – “Modern Love”

Max and the Moon are from California and were actually one of the bands I saw live last year at SXSW. They impressed me with their live set, and I have been following them since. They seem to create that perfect blend of synth-driven indie pop/rock goodness. With super catchy tracks like “Out of My Head” and “Crazy” that were released […]

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Hailey Wojcik – “XO Skeleton”

Hailey Wojcik – “XO Skeleton”

Check out this awesome track and lyric video from Brooklyn / Michigan’s Hailey Wojcik (pronounced VOY-chek). It’s a rockin’, witty break-up track that kicks all kind of rear end. It’ll be on Wojcik’s upcoming EP, Book of Beasts, which is due out on March 3 on cassette via Wiener records and on her bandcamp. Watch the video below! And as a little bonus, […]

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Weekend Showcase: the February 6th Playlist

Weekend Showcase: the February 6th Playlist

Here’s the Weekend Showcase – our weekly playlist of some really cool tracks of the not-so-distant past. The playlist is below along with the individual tracks. Happy listening! “Where Have You Gone” is the new track from one of our favourite little bands, Ephrata. The Seattle-based band makes some of the most anthemic, choral-pop on the planet. You can listen […]

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Shana Falana, “Heavenstay”

Shana Falana, “Heavenstay”

“Heavenstay” from Shana Falana is a gorgeous, richly layered, psych-pop track. It’s the first single from her forthcoming debut, full-length album, which comes out April 7 on Team Love Records.

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Bxhxld, “Right Through”

“Right Through” is from Bxhxld (pronounced Behold), a New York-based singer-songwriter who dabbles in R&B, funk, rock, and pop. The track is an interesting and daring experiment to mix multiple genres into a single track, and it shows the tremendous potential of the young artist.  

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El Perro del Mar – “An Eye for Gold”

“An Eye for Gold” is the unreleased demo from El Perro del Mar, the wonderful pop songstress from Gothenburg, Sweden. The track is part of a special, deluxe edition to mark the 10th anniversary of her critically acclaimed, self-titled debut album. It’ll be out February 17 via The Control Group. Can we get a woot?

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Anthonie Tonnon, “Water Underground”

“Water Underground” is a surprising, awesome rocker from New Zealand singer-songwriter Anthonie Tonnon (free download, too). New album, Successor, will be out March 3 on Wild Kindness. It was one of our most anticipated albums of the year.  

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Young Buffalo, “No Idea”

Young Buffalo, “No Idea”

“No Idea” from Young Buffalo is a track that mixes Middle Eastern and western sounds a la Souljazz Orchestra to create an infectious, danceable track. Check out this young band from Oxford, Mississippi.

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Twin Peaks, “In the Morning (In the Evening)”

“In the Morning (In the Evening)” is from Twin Peaks, the young indie band from Chicago that doesn’t seem to stop moving. This track is from a forthcoming 7″ that will be out this spring on Grand Jury.  

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Dick Diver, “Tearing the Posters Down”

“Tearing the Posters Down” is the latest single from Melbourne, Australia’s Dick Diver. The fun, quirkly, indie-pop tune will have you bopping around, and the track makes us excited for their third album, Melbourne, Florida, out March 10 (North America) on Trouble in Mind.  

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Chastity – “Manning Hill”

“Manning Hill” is the blistering single from Whitby, Ontario post-punk-rock quartet Chastity. It’s an awesome, non-stop headbanger.

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Marika Hackman, “Open Wide”

“Open Wide” is the latest single from Marika Hackman, the young London singer-songwriter who has generated a lot of buzz over the past year with her honest songwriting of love and life’s angst. Her early singles remind us of P.J. Harvey, who we adore. Her debut LP, We Slept At Last, comes out February 16 (UK) / 17 (North America) on […]

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Makthaverskan – “Witness”

“Witness” is the whirlwind new single from Swedish five-piece, indie band Makthaverskan, and the single is part of a forthcoming 7″ that will be released on March 3 in Europe and April 18 in North America. Catch this excellent band in April when they’ll be playing gigs across the US.

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The Swamp Crocs, “Interplanetary 1973”

“Interplanetary 1973” is a single recorded in mid-2014 but only released this week by Sydney, Australia psych-rock band The Swamp Crocs. Like the psych-rock of the ’70s, the tune is something from another galaxy.

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