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The Tins Release New Single “Sooner or Later”

Buffalo music scene mainstays The Tins have had a pretty good summer – and you might’ve noticed during your morning commute and coffee run. Their spring single “City Lies II,” which we here at BuffaBLOG loved, landed on Starbucks’ retail playlist, playing in stores across North America. They also got some love on satellite radio,…

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Parallels – “The Magic Hour”

If you’re looking for a heady dose of 80s inspired synthpop, we think you should check out Parallel‘s newest jam, “The Magic Hour.” Full of feathery synths and enough sass to make Madonna or Cyndi Lauper jealous, this Toronto trio is riding high on the release of a new LP, Metropolis… Not to mention their stint…

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Natalie Walker – “Last Day”

Natalie Walker‘s new self-released EP Evenfall has us feeling some-type-of-way – “Last Day” is yet another gauzy indie-pop song with its head in the clouds. Walker’s voice is soothing and sits atop the airy music perfectly. Flush with nu-disco tinged guitar, bumping keyboard vibes, and a warm percussion track, we think “Last Day” will wind up…

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Natalie Walker – “Starry Eyed Kids”

We’re over the moon for the latest song from Colorado native Natalie Walker. “Starry Eyed Kids” pairs a healthy heap of nostalgia with a driven fuzzed-out and spacy woo-oohs for a lovely and gauzy indie pop number. Lyrics like “I wanna go back” and “1992” will conjure up your own fond, albeit hazy memories. Check it out…

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Album of the Week

On the Cinder – Lamplighter

Punk rock acts as a conduit to free oneself. Restrictions are lifted, and the only requirement lays in the band’s willingness to persevere. On The Cinder began their crusade in The University at Buffalo. They hit the ground running, feeding off of the advice they now dispel to younger bands, “Once you have eight songs…

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Darryl Rahn – “Old Flame”

This one is really pulling at our heartstrings – singer/songwriter Darryl Rahn is Utica-born and Brooklyn-based, and his latest offering, “Old Flame” is a lovely acoustic ballad about long lost love. Fans of Kevin Devine, Dashboard Confessional, or Guster would enjoy his emotional lyrics and full-bodied guitar strumming – he’s already independently released three full-length…

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Kodiak Galaxy – “Running Out of Reasons”

Melbourne quartet Kodiak Galaxy specialize in melancholy post-punk/dreampop tunes a la our latest recommendation, “Running Out of Reasons.” Flush with colorful light treatments and a simple but effective ghost narrative, their latest music video is a lovely introduction to their sound. Fans of DIIV, Turnover, or Interpol might like this one – give it a watch below and…

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Preview

Tonight: The Leones 5th Annual Halloween Bash

Batavia psych rock gurus The Leones are back with their beloved Halloween show at the Mohawk with a psycho killer lineup featuring Aircraft, The Tins and Moody Cosmos. The spooky Samhein vibes will be in full effect, featuring intensely trippy jams all night long, tasteful Halloween holiday kitsch curated by Justin Bachulak, the choicest VHS…

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Tonight: Kevin Scoma

Longtime Buffalo songwriter Kevin Scoma recently released his first solo EP Into The Dreaming Sea and will celebrate with a show tonight at Duende at Silo City. Full of lush harmony, gentle electronics and a deeply indie-folk vibe, Into The Dreaming Sea is an extremely strong showing from an already established songwriter. Scoma blends influences…

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New Music

Fran – “So Surreal”

Mmmm, we’re digging the lighthearted indie rock from Chicago native Fran. “So Surreal” is a warm and fuzzy jam, highlighted by Fran’s knack for effervescent vocal acrobatics. This one is an ode to daydreaming and her upbeat delivery truly matches. Fans of Alvvays, Hop Along, or Jay Som would def get down to this one…

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