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June Pageant – “Guess We’ll Never Live There (feat. Edward Phillips)”

Loving this lo-fi dreampop collab between Edward Phillips and June Pageant. This one is built on a tasty Casio-inspired beat, layered tastefully with spiraling guitar sirens and a driven bass backbone. This one feels fidgety and energetic without ever losing it’s dreaminess, plus, it’s got a killer chorus – fans of Castlebeat or Say Hi would…

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Thor Rixon – “Why Don’t You Love Me”

There’s something ultra-sexy about this new jam from Thor Rixon – “Why Don’t You Love Me” is a super-smooth indie pop jam with strong funk, soul, and nu-disco vibes. Loving the campy vibes that came through in the music video treatment as well – bowling alley chic, breezy beach scenes, and Thor’s undeniable aesthetic are…

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Rah-C – “For the Holiday”

Rah-C‘s new video for “For the Holiday” is a truly psychedelic experience – disclaimer: this one might be a trigger for some of our more photosensitive viewers, so watch at your own risk. Beyond the swirly trippiness of the music video, “Holiday” is an almost-otherworldly chillwave jam. The sugary melodies and frantic synth backdrop here…

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Buffalo

way2wavybaby & chango4 Break on Thru to Planet 9

Right in time for the most catawampus Fourth of July in American history probably since the original and our ongoing Coronavirus summer, Buffalo’s hip hop scene delivered not one but two vital albums for our long, hot summer, Westside Gunn’s latest, which we’ll leave to Pitchfork now that the Grizelda crew has gone supernova; and…

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Reptilians – “The Modern Harrison Bergeron”

UK trio Reptilians are here with the uber-urgent post-punk vibes of “The Modern Harrison Bergeron.” A breakneck tempo, spiraling guitar leads, and overdriven-bass-madness propel this one forward like the blistering ball of energy it is. There’s a bit of punky METZ flavor here mixed with some darker Interpol sentiment, but this is one banger best experienced for…

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Dunebug – “Impossible With You”

Ultimate chill-out vibes here from UK solo-act Dunebug – “Impossible With You” is surfy and subtle with a tasteful flavoring of retro 50s rock. This one would sit comfortably on a shelf next to Best Coast, Soccer Mommy, or even a Beach Boys record… Somber and sweet, “Impossible” is full of vibey nuance like swept guitar…

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Slowsie – “Sunrise”

Liking this one from power trio Slowsie – “Sunrise” is a great, guitar-driven banger, borrowing the slightest tinge of Strokes-esque charm, pairing it with surfy riffs, and making it all their own. The big bass energy and slacker-rock vocal delivery help to take this one to the next level. “Sunrise” is a part of Slowsie’s latest EP, Late at Night….

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Western Maude – “Cracking”

“Cracking” is one of those ultimate chill-out songs. Western Maude‘s presence here sounds like a vintage AM radio – it lays like a fragile artifact over a metaphorical sea of hypnotic indie-electro elements. There’s something about the watery synths laying in a hazy fog overtop the plodding bassline in this one that we can’t help…

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Aunt Daddy – “Get My Way”

“Get My Way” by Oregon act Aunt Daddy is frantic, but sweet. It has subtly surfy vibes, with tinges of emo and alt-country. “How is that possible,” you might ask (don’t worry, we’ll tell you). In most cases, it’s best just to listen for yourself… But between the charming vocal delivery, neurotically breakneck drumming, and…

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Golden Vessel – “midwest”

Here’s a simmering indielectro jam from Australian solo-act Golden Vessel. The evening vibes of “midwest” invoke imagery of fleeting towns, rent-a-cars, and cross-country trips to clear the mind… Its no wonder this one would sound best as streetlights fly past, with just the subtle glow of blurry neon lights illuminating your dashboard. Check it out…

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