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The Ninth Wave – “Reformation”

Glasgow four piece The Ninth Wave take on the moody indifference of noise pop with the video for their track “Reformation.” Bonding over a fondness for post-punk and new wave, the band melds edgy guitars, paired vocals, and bright synth lines to bring the best of 80’s angst into the present. The video plays on…

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Whales & This Lake – “The Fly”

Norwegian trio Whales & This Lake delivers an energetic anthem via their single “The Fly.” Through an expert mix of electronic and rock sensibilities, the band crafts one earworm melody after another with splashes of campy vocals, jittery beats and a pulsating bassline. The song issues sharp imagery on top of it all, echoing a…

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Cigarettes After Sex – “Apocalypse”

Brooklyn’s Cigarettes After Sex are back with their latest single “Apocalypse,” off their upcoming self-titled LP. The brooding, gentle stylings of the band, fronted by songwriter Greg Gonzalez, lend an ear to their dreamy imagery and soothing instrumentation. Influenced by the likes of Trinity Session, Red House Painters and Cocteau Twins, Cigarettes After Sex brand themselves…

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Mount Defiance – “Shapes”

Mount Defiance hit us up with their latest jam, “Shapes,” and we dig it a lot. These guys bring a Modern Baseball and Moose Blood vibe to the table – combining a mid-tempo beat with ambient instrumentals and a unique take on sprechgesang. “Shapes” is a song about friendships and relationships colliding on the dancefloor – so grab…

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D3X – “Paradise”

Mobb Deep’s Prodigy once said “I’m 19 but my mind is old.” After his vivid descriptions of his environment in the streets no one could doubt him. Philly’s D3X is also a young dude making waves for profound thought that trumps his modest age of 16. On his single “Paradise,” D3X leads off his first…

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joan – “Take Me On”

Indie-pop duo joan may be newbies in the game, but they are off to a strong start with the release of their premiere single “Take Me On.” The melding of eighties instrumentals with 90’s funk gives joan an old-school feel, with a dash of modern electronic influence. Co-produced and mixed by Tim Pagnotta, the track definitely…

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Todavia – “Fix Myself”

Multi-talented multi-instrumentalist Rhyan Riesgo is perhaps better known as Todavia – we’re digging her latest single, “Fix Myself.” The LA-native combines an all-around swimmy atmosphere with strong attention to detail, insisting that, “all lone sounds are purposefully placed to carry out a meaning.” Fans of Lykki Li, Imogen Heap, or Mitski would dig Todavia. For…

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Mellow the Muse – “I’m in Church”

Mellow the Muse is a female rapper from Dallas, Texas with an unconventional, underground flow. It’s conversational but certainly not lazy, and her technique allows her to have a never-stop approach. She fires out sharp verses for two and a half minutes, only breaking to remind everyone that she’s in a place of divinity, nonchalantly…

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Jake Cook – “The Raging Twenties”

Don’t be fooled by Jake Cook‘s shouts – his latest project is actually a poignant analysis of what it means to be a struggling 20 something. In 1:58, “The Raging Twenties” makes use of barely-tuned guitars, a Casio keyboard beat, and disgusting fuzz tones in a sardonic, face-melting look on the adult blues. Fans of…

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Jordan Moe – “Bridges”

Californian solo artist Jordan Moe finally struck out on his own and “Bridges” is what resulted… Good move Jordan! “Bridges” is an ultra-sincere track that makes use of twinkling acoustic guitar, reverby atmospherics, and Jordan’s oh-so-relatable musings about following your dreams and pursuing happiness. Fans of The Front Bottoms, Head North, or early-aughts emo would…

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