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Bottler Drops Debut Single

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It’s been roughly six months since Sleepy Hahas bid us adieu at their last live performance, but that long absence hasn’t been for naught. Pat Butler, former frontman of Sleepy, has been slowly unveiling a new pop-tronica project under the name Bottler. Bottler’s debut single “Phases” is an eruption of sound.  It’s somewhat of a heavy tune…

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Nightmen – “Ahahahah (Oh No)”

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Garage rock outfit Nightmen are back with a second album, set forth by their latest single “Ahahahah (Oh No.)” It’s all sludgy vocal lines, rhythm guitars, and kinetic drum lines. The group hails from Sweden, branding themselves as a topic of interest with their fusion of captivating pop with energetic indie-rock. Hyper and striking with…

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Alex Napping – “Living Room”

“Living Room” by Austin four-piece Alex Napping is a soft place to land on the road to figuring out adulthood. The first single off the band’s upcoming sophomore album, “Living Room” encompasses the twangy guitars, warm vocals, and placid drum beats associated with the best of indie rock and DIY, while still sounding polished and…

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Gothic Tropic – “How Life Works”

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Indie pop artist Gothic Tropic makes a splash with her latest video for the single “How Life Works.” The L.A. songstress melds stimulating pop with a hair of psychedelia, painting a picture of pure summer haze. The song speaks on that feeling of trying to appease everyone, but losing sight of yourself a bit in…

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Bryan Johnson and Family Return with New Single

Local surf rockers, Bryan Johnson and Family, returned earlierr this month with a new reverbed-out single “Next Wave.”  On the Fam’s new single, the guitar is a wonderful blend of janglyness and smoothness. The bass thuds along joyfully while the hi-hat swarms about your head like a feather-down pillow. The xylophone-esque lead does the song…

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Lucian – “Ashes to Snow”

“Ashes to Snow” by LA artist Lucian is the synth-pop jam of the week. The track features a thumping bass line and a cacophony of wispy vocals that has you enveloped by the first beat of the chorus. It’s moody and introspective in all the right ways. This song is featured in Good Kids, a…

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Formation – “A Friend”

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London’s Formation has claimed their space as the band to watch this year with the release of their single “A Friend.” Through bombastic percussive interjections, chant-like vocals, and soaring synths, the track is a fiery thrash into catharsis. The video, directed by Davis Silas, reflects this strikingly through a bloody fist-fight on the London Tube,…

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Masasolo – “On My Own”

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Danish indie-rock outfit Masasolo links 70’s pop influences with bright synths and lofty guitar tracks in their single “On My Own.” Off the band’s debut EP Breakup, this song touches on an assertion of independence after a failed relationship, and the sense of dignified freedom that comes with it. Taking cues from the likes of…

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Tonight: Jouska

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If you thought your Wednesday night wouldn’t be very exciting, Dreamland has you covered.  Two touring bands will be rolling though the Franklin St. venue, along with some locals. Jouska will be returning from Albany, who recently signed to Tiny Engines records with a new full length album that dropped late last year, titled Topiary.  New Jersey pop…

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Karma Club – “Timelines”

UK four-piece Karma Club introduces their upcoming album with the release of their debut single “Timelines.” Garnering inspiration from The Cure, Foals and Bombay Bicycle Club, among others, this track is all spunky bass lines and crisp guitar melodies. It’s a brew of the best of indie-pop with a tinge of grungy distortion and groove-laden…

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