Category: Singles

Twinsmith – “Alligator Years”

Twinsmith – “Alligator Years”

“Alligator Years” is the lead single from Twinsmith‘s forthcoming new album, Right Now. The Omaha, Nebraska quartet have been known to create infectious indie-pop, jangle-pop, and indie-rock music. On “Alligator Years”, which was originally titled “John Elway’s First Touchdown Pass”, falls in line with their past efforts, but actually a lot more catchy. The single is a cross between the […]

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Patrik Wennberg – “Välfärdens färd över världen”

Patrik Wennberg – “Välfärdens färd över världen”

“Välfärdens färd över världen” by Gothenburg, Sweden songwriter Patrik Wennberg is a dreamy, indie folk-pop track. It has a cool, breezy vibe that you can hear over and over again. The video matches the beauty of the song. Using footage taken by his grandmother in 1960 while using a Super 8, it shows that music has long been a part […]

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A Quick Conversation with…Blankus Larry

A Quick Conversation with…Blankus Larry

Blankus Larry is a really cool, psych-garage band out of Washington, D.C., and they just released two new singles, “No Time No Money” and “Girl You Make Me Wanna”. First we share their two new tracks and then ask the ‘unanimously anonymous’ band a few questions. There is no roster of band members to list as there are some pictures with “Dirdy Larry”, “Larry […]

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The Acorn – “Influence”

The Acorn – “Influence”

The Acorn is back! Rolf Klausener has released a new track from his band’s forthcoming Vieux Loup album. A little more heavy on the electronica than some earlier Acorn work, this track has that same melancholic vibe as their best songs, and Rolf is in fine voice. No other album details quite yet, but let’s hope more info comes soon.   […]

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Twin Danger – “No One Knows”

Twin Danger – “No One Knows”

Every so often a shift occurs in the zeitgeist that creates new fans of old genres: a resurgence in swing music occurred in the mid-‘90s, and the recent Oscar-winning film Whiplash introduced younger filmgoers to jazz, in general, and saxophonist Charlie “Bird” Parker, in particular. “Bird” was name-checked multiple times in the movie, for obvious reason. The man is a […]

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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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