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Napoleon Gold feat. Haiva Ru – “Love Don’t Cut Me Down”

Napoleon Gold dropped one of our favorite songs of 2019 with “Love Don’t Cut Me Down.” Featuring a haunting vocal take from Haiva Ru, “Love” is the truest of electro pop bangers with a chorus that will stick with you for days and days. We’re revisiting this one because it recently got the music video treatment…

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Port Juvee – “Hope to Lose”

We’re thinking Canadian act Port Juvee will melt your faces with the frantic, swimmy punk of “Hope to Lose.” Reminiscent of Diiv, Nothing, or Beach Fossils, “Hope to Lose” exudes sounds of desperation, delivered with frantic drums, spaced-out vocals, and the perfect amount of lo-fi energy. Fans of cold NYC post-punk and California surfy vibes…

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Little Trauma – “Come Back to Me”

“Come Back to Me” is palpably emotional. Little Trauma is self-described as melodramatic goth pop… And to be honest, we couldn’t describe it better ourselves. Full of unabashed yearning and an incredibly endearing vocal delivery, this one combines the best elements of The Cure into modern indie pop. It’s something unique and sincere – check it…

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Fresh – “Cinema Woes”

London punk act Fresh are a… *ahem,* fresh, burst of bright, sunny energy. “Cinema Woes” is a minute and a half of jangly punk with an urgent, emo feel… Think Japandroids in spirit with some Hold Steady sentiment for good measure. Fans of the aforementioned acts, An Horse, or Hop Along are gonna dig this one….

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The Manx – “Weird Girl Stuff”

Get weird with LA-based art punks, The Manx, as they debut the visuals for their spastic new single, “Weird Girl Stuff.” Off their latest LP, Malibu Slime, this unique quintet shows off their sweet side with a romping beat that twists, turns and shivers with electro blasts and jolly vocals. Taking it to another level…

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Lake Jons – “I Don’t Care”

Lake Jons is a Helsinki-based duo who walk a fine, fine line between producers extraordinaire and full-on band. “I Don’t Care” is a perfect example – gauzy synth flourishes and jittery percussion tracks lay underneath their tasteful vocal lines. They’ve found a way to inject an organic feel into the otherwise mechanical nature of electronic music. Let their…

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ARCHE – “Back to the Sun”

Last time we checked in with French indie poppers Arche, we were waxing poetic about their debut video “My Only.” This time around, they’ve replicated their impeccable aesthetics in their newest offering, “Back to the Sun.” Swimmy guitars and ethereal vocals are omnipresent here, accompanying the often kitschiness of the music video flawlessly. Check it out…

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Joseph of Mercury – “Pretenders”

Feeling the funky nu-disco groove of “Pretenders” by mysterious Canadian artist Joseph of Mercury. Pairing a funky bass line with guitar ambiance and a Morrissey-tinged croon, “Pretenders” is the kind of song that has classic appeal with 2019-flavored contemporary energy. Fans of Daft Punk or the Smiths will def dig this one – check it…

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Szymon – “Blue Coloured Mountain”

Mmmm, a tasty one from Szymon – “Blue Colored Mountain” is an eclectic shuffle, matching falsetto mastery and humble synth twinkling with a perfect drumbeat tempo. This one, sadly, is released posthumously – Szymon tragically took his own life after years of battling depression and mental illness… But for that reason, it’s all the more…

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ACUA – “Keep Spinning”

German psych poppers ACUA scratched just the right itch with their latest offering, “Keep Spinning.” Full of twinkling guitars, dreamy vocal longing, and bassy splashes of keyboard, “Keep Spinning” would fit comfortably on a shelf next to Turnover or Radiohead. These talented musicians did a lot of running around to make this stunning music video,…

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