Category: Singles

Jenny Hval – “That Battle Is Over”

Jenny Hval – “That Battle Is Over”

Over the past five years, Jenny Hval has developed a reputation for creating music that is brutally honest and poignant. The Oslo, Norway singer-songwriter can mesmerize with haunting, melodic overtures, such as on her latest single, “That Battle Is Over”, or pulverize you with gritty rock, such as “I Called”. On June 9, she’ll release her third album, Apocalypse, girl, […]

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My Invisible Friend – “O.N.S.”

My Invisible Friend – “O.N.S.”

When you take a listen to “O.N.S.” by My Invisible Friend, you might feel like you’ve transported back to the late ’70s, specifically during the years the world was discovering Joy Division and krautrock was bubbling to the surface of the Berlin music scene.  “O.N.S.” is the lead single from the self-titled, debut EP by the Parma, Italy quartet. The […]

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Chicago Loud 9 -“Punk Soul (I’m Wrong)”

Chicago Loud 9 -“Punk Soul (I’m Wrong)”

“Punk Soul (I’m Wrong)” is the new single from multi-genre collective Chicago Loud 9., who will release their latest EP cLOUD9 in the new future The single combines hip hop, jazz, funk and soul to create an upbeat, house-party friendly song. It has a late ’80s, east coast vibe (there’s even a tribute to Naughty by Nature) that will have […]

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Vast Robot Armies – “Suckerpunch”

Vast Robot Armies – “Suckerpunch”

“Suckerpunch” is from Toronto rockers Vast Robot Armies. IThe single is from their debut LP, Little Creatures, which contains 10 tracks of in-your-face rock that echoes back to the ’90s and early 2000s. The album is at times is anthemic, and throughout it is unrelenting with its whirling guitars. The album is out now. It was produced in Chicago at […]

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The Kindling – “Television Static Dreams”

The Kindling – “Television Static Dreams”

“Television Static Dreams” is the new single – and first in two years – from UK-based The Kindling. Self-labeled as “alternative-folk”, the track is a slow, dark, haunting track that is filled with a chilling atmosphere. It has the imagination of Wild Beasts, the moodiness of Okkervil River, and the alluring qualities of The Antlers. We can’t wait to hear […]

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Frett – “Silent Alarm”

Frett – “Silent Alarm”

“Silent Alarm” from UK’s Frett is a groovy, cool track that combines R&B and synth-pop textures to create a pretty stunning track. It has traces of Wild Beast, The Antlers, Rhye, and The XX. You can download the track for free by clicking the SoundCloud feed below. The chilly video for the song is also below. “Silent Alarm” can be […]

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Highly Suspect – “Lydia”

Highly Suspect – “Lydia”

“Lydia” is the new single from Brooklyn-via-Massachusetts indie-rock trio Highly Suspect. Similar to Royal Blood, the band mixes blues rock and garage rock to create a cathartic, chest-thumping sound. Their music is intense, gritty, and gnarly, and it must be experienced live. “Lydia“ is the lead single from their forthcoming, debut LP, Mister Asylum. It is also part of our […]

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The Sweet Boys – “Res(e)t”

The Sweet Boys – “Res(e)t”

“Res(e)t” is the stunning single from New York-based The Sweet Boys. The song is atmospheric and dreamy, giving it a sense that one is racing through time. The song is from their expansive debut album, Foible Pangs, which is ethereal and alluring at times, rocking and poppy at other moments. On tracks like “Devastator” and “A New Clear Dawn”, you […]

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The Nursery – “She Speaks the Wave”

The Nursery – “She Speaks the Wave”

“She Speaks the Wave“ is the new single from Toronto indie pop-rock band, The Nursery. It’s a fast-paced, blazing number that sprinkles with 80s synth-pop. It’s part of a two-track, 7″ that can be purchased on Bandcamp. The second track, “Hexes and O’s”, is a catchy, indie rock track. It has a Jet feel to it. It’ll have you swaying […]

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Go Wolf – “Friction”

Go Wolf – “Friction”

On Tuesday, Belfast’s Go Wolf will release their new EP, Running. From that album, “Friction” is an 80s-esque, pop tune that has the great things we love about ’80s music – catchy, danceable, and just utterly cheesy awesomeness (and that’s a good thing). The entire album is chalked with songs that reflect the pop music of that era. Running will […]

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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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