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The Pains of Being Pure at Heart – “When I Dance With You”

Brooklyn-based The Pains of Being Pure at Heart dropped the first single, “When I Dance With You” to tease their new album. Coming from the band’s fourth-full-length LP, The Echo Of Pleasure, there is a sense of the storytelling that the band brings to each track through the lyrics. A deeper crawl into love and…

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Crepes – “Sexyland”

Crepes give a sample of their debut album with the release of “Sexyland.” The single serves as the first release of the Austrailian-based band’s forthcoming album, which is due out later in 2017 via Deaf Ambitions. Dancing between slacker rock and dream pop, there is a nice balance between the two genres. With jangly guitar…

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Slowcoaching – “Pillars of Salt”

Slowcoaching brings some classic dream-pop with his new release “Pillars of Salt.” Serving as the solo alias for Dean Valentino, Slowcoaching is coming off a string off support performances with Harts, Philadelphia Grand Jury and Fountaineer. Coming as a warm up to his upcoming album, “Pillars of Salt gives a sense of what the album…

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Dutch Mob – “Little Brother”

United Kingdom based Dutch Mob dropped a new visual music video for their song “Little Brother.” The single is featured on their recent project The Passport EP. Both rappers come from respected crews in Bristol with Res One being a member Split Prophets and Mistafire representing Sé Fire. A looping guitar and drum beat flow…

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SOFI TUKKER – “Moon Tattoo (Frost Remix)”

New York City dance collective SOFI TUKKER released a remix collaboration with Frost for their single “Moon Tattoo.”  Gearing up for their “A Moment Apart” tour, the group will feature as support for ODESZA along the way for select dates in the fall. Laden with bird sounds and bass-filled synth, the song takes you to…

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-Us. – “We First Started”

We’re digging this glammy synth anthem from the curiously-named -Us. -Us. is hot off the release of their latest offering, Contact, an ep that spans the spectrum of electronic music from house to chillwave to straight up pop. We dig “We First Started” because it combines all of those influences and even packs in an irresistible chorus….

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Young Earth – “Worth It”

Young Earth are a spry quartet from Dublin who caught our ears with the upbeat indie-pop of “Worth It.” Combining jangly guitar riffs with strong pop songwriting, the band excels at creating old-school, guitar-driven rock with a contemporary 2017 approach. Lyrically, the band tackles the trials and tribulations of young love via inescapable vocal hooks and whoa-ohs. Def…

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Aggressive Swans – “Every Teardrop”

Munich’s budding alt-pop duo Aggressive Swans make their single debut with “Every Teardrop.” In a wave of swirling energy, the track funnels a rolling bassline, bright synths and crisp drum work into the fray. Singer Christopher Chlupacek has a poignant, storytelling-like quality to his voice, giving the song an extra dose of heft. Drawing similarities…

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Kerfuffle at Canalside (06/17/17)

This past Saturday, Alternative Buffalo continued the tradition of their annual Kerfuffle festival at Canalside. The local radio station started the festival in 2014, which takes place at Canalside during the summer, and Key Bank Center in the winter. Canalside was packed to the brim, as this year’s lineup was probably their strongest yet, featuring acts…

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Dagny – “Wearing Nothing”

Art pop sensation Dagny hits another out of the park with her latest single “Wearing Nothing.” The video for the track alludes to physical and emotional intimacy though bouncy synchronicity in a radiant finish. The Norwegian native has already racked up 2.5 million streams on the track, receiving nods from Hype Machine, Spotify’s US Viral…

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