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Teen Girl Scientist Monthly – “Wizard Daughter”

Nerdiest or coolest band name ever? Either way, “Wizard Daughter” from Brooklyn act Teen Girl Scientist Monthly is a fun indie-jangle jam set off by delightfully squiggly keyboard accents. If you like what you hear via the widget below, be sure to swing over to their Bandcamp page – they just came out with a new album….

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The Bugles – “Give Up”

If you are looking for a rowdy aural pick-me-up, check out the latest from UK funk-punkers The Bugles. “Give Up” is an absolute rager, pairing nimble basslines with ska-flavored guitar upstrokes and a distinct UK vibe. Fans of Kasabian, Bloc Party, or Vampire Weekend will find something to like here. Be sure to add it…

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Harlan – “Fingertips”

Harlan is the moniker of TN native Harlan Hutton. We’re smitten with her latest offering, “Fingertips;” it’s full of thick chorus-laden guitars and lilting vocals from the promising 21 year old. Her new self-titled album is available now (check it out on Bandcamp) – be sure to get acquainted with “Fingertips” if you’re already a…

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Their Names – “Closer”

Paris synth-pop duo Their Names have crafted a deeply groovy sound, most evident on their latest single, “Closer.” The duo revels in warbly synths and disco-esque rhythms, giving this song a very tight, retro feel. Beyond the subtle tambourine and synth hits, the smooth vocals are what really makes “Closer” such a jam. Check it…

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The Drug Rugs – “Sandbar”

Canadian quintet The Drug Rugs charmed us with the upbeat indie pop of “Sandbar.” Full of deep swirly chorus tones and an upbeat, jangly demeanor, this fresh faced crew mixes elements of pop, psych, and indie rock. If anything, “Sandbar” is certainly indicative that these musicians are destined for good things. Fans of Best Coast, Zolof…

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The Haunts – “Proverbs”

LA three piece The Haunts subscribe to the less-is-more ethos, aka “minimum members, maximum sound.” They manage to sound huge on their post-punky garage-pop single, “Proverbs,” a guitar-driven, reverb-soaked jam that is reminiscent of early to mid-aughts heroes like The Thermals or even the White Stripes. Be sure to stick around for the “woo” laden…

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Gatch – “Time Goes On”

Boston based indie rocker Gatch writes paradoxically sad beach music – case in point his catchy new jam, “Time Goes On.” Gatch backs up his simple vox with squiggly keyboards and a drum loop that brings early 90s pop music to mind. It’s a summery song with a retro feel that gave us that beachy…

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Costa Coast – “Hereditary”

If you’re a fan of mad flow and breakneck beats, we recommend the latest from Costa Coast. The New Jersey native caught our ears with “Hereditary” – Costa’s aggressive style and nimble rhymes propel this one forward at maximum intensity. Be sure to stick around for the earworm “da na na na na” (and ras…

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Sleepy Soul – “Still Can’t Dance”

Sleepy Soul is a mysterious duo who mixes a bit of soul, a bit of funk, and a touch of indie into their electronic jams. We’ve been jamming on “Still Can’t Dance,” which is a really cool song on its own (think Sylvan Esso or Phantogram), but it’s truly set off by its inspirational music…

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Bodywash – “Reverie”

Montreal act Bodywash slid their washy brand of indie rock directly into our inboxes… And it worked out for them. “Reverie” starts out with a Radiohead-esque riff layered thick with synth pads but quickly adds a buoyant bass riff and tight drums to give it a feel of their own. This one is a happy juxtaposition…

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