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Alphabats – “Leith”

Check out the music video for “Leith,” the latest offering from Swedish duo Alphabats. “Leith” is an interesting song that combines aspects of The National, Frightened Rabbit, and modern indie-electro-pop… There’s also a splash of 80s flavor in there for added aesthetic. This one is an effervescent and sunny breath of fresh air, full of…

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WOLFJAY – “In Memory Of”

WOLFJAY is an indie pop act hailing from Adelaide, Australia. “In Memory Of” has become one of our favs as of late – it combines aspects of indie pop, emo, and electronica into an interestingly overblown, hook-laden tune. This one is jammed full of strong melodies, blasts of guitars and drums, and even a tasteful…

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Floral – “The Good Song”

Oh man – ICYMI, we were recently jazzed on Floral‘s previous release, “This Year.” If you dug that one, we recommend “The Good Song,” which is just as (if not even more) spicy. There’s no doubt about it – this one is an instrumental math rock jam pairing the Palo Alto duo’s drumming and guitar…

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The Golden Age of TV – “Me, You And a Dog”

This is a cool one – Leeds act The Golden Age of TV whipped up a rip-roaring single that they’ve titled “Me, You, And a Dog.” Big guitar riffs and a tight, compressed mix give this one a big, bombastic sound. There’s a bit of Los Campesinos! in this one, a bit of Hop Along, and…

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Chasing Daze – “Teenager”

We can’t help but be smitten by teen-sibling act Chasing Daze. Helmed by bro/sis combo Julia and Ryan Noble, the duo have been crafting smart indie-pop in their small-town Oregon hometown. “Teenager” is their latest – a chill jam built around squiggly, melodic samples. This one really captures the innocence of the teen psyche – imagery of Polaroid pictures,…

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Great News – “Greedy Little Thing”

Last time we checked in with Norwegian act Great News, we were jamming on their fantastic, synthy debut, “TV.”  Their next offering is “Greedy Little Thing,” an equally-raucous good-time full of thick guitar goodness and phat pop melodies. Where “TV” embraced the best of the 80s, “Greedy Little Thing” opts for crunchy guitar leads and soaring falsetto. …

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argonaut&wasp – “TVS”

argonaut&wasp and buffaBLOG go way back – we’ve featured them multiple times before (for obvious reasons). This time around, we’re digging the impeccable synth-pop of “TVs.” This one is a super contemporary indie rock jam with hints of retro synth flavor, jammed full of sunny pop melodies and a dance-able pulse… All wrapped up in a succinct…

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Hex Smokers – “From Beyond”

Indiana act Hex Smokers got us feeling rowdy with their latest offering, “From Beyond.” A retro organ laces this one with hints of creepy 70s horror punk… But there’s more to this jam than meets the eye. Some blistering guitar leads and mysterious vocals really help to bring this one home. Fans of The Denzels, The…

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Soobie – “Tell Me What”

Soobie is a 21-year-old singer/songwriter from Chennai, India. Her latest earworm is “Tell Me What,” a squiggly synthy bedroom-pop jam about the inner workings of her mind. The chorus of “don’t tell me what to do” pairs perfectly with the quasi-clavi riffing that comes afterward. This one is full of sugary, bubblegum melodies – check it…

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Floral – “This Year”

Floral is a California-based math-rock duo whose “This Year” blew us away with its sheer demonstration of musicianship. Pairing math-rock riffing with the sentimentality of midwest emo is a genius move by these two musicians. Hints of American Football can be heard among the otherwise blistering riffing that is reminiscent of Topshelf heroes Toe, Maps &…

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