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ERINA – “Nastiness Of The Wait”

ERINA hit another one out of the park with their penchant for soulful indie rock in “Nastiness Of The Wait.” The Olympia, Washington natives combine jazz-inspired croons with animated guitar pairings, making for an uplifting sound that’s hard to get enough of. The track’s message doesn’t stray far from this theme, speaking on self-actualization and…

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The Faded North – “Security”

The Faded North take on the next leg of their sonic journey with their single “Security.” The band’s mix of Brit rock, post-punk, and alternative align similarly with the likes of Interpol, The Vaccines, and Foals. The video for this track pictures vintage film compilations in what appears to be a raw commentary on today’s…

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Self-Evident – “The Cutter”

Citing influence from across the post-rock, punk, and math rock spectrum, Minneappolis’ Self-Evident evade the ordinary with their track “The Cutter.” The shifting time signatures and weaving guitars lines give the track a disjointed, yet calculated feel, trading off between clarity and distortion both instrumentally and vocally. This track comes in hot off the band’s upcoming album Lost Inside the…

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Joy Downer – “Plastic Wrap”

L.A. electropop duo Joy Downer get wrapped up in the throes of materialism in their track “Plastic Wrap.” Blossoming synth lines and steadfast vocals bind the track together, while the lyrics mull over the artificial, money-driven motives of high society. It’s playfully tongue and cheek with a glimmer of cynicism that we can all get behind….

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A-Skinny – “Limousines and Weed”

Budding Colorado hip-hop act A-Skinny plays with pitch and repetition in his track, “Limousines and Weed.” His laid back approach and infectious synth loops give the track a lackadaisical vibe, playing up clear-cut lyricism and sharp percussion. It’s a commentary on self-actualization and following your own path regardless of what other people think. This song…

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Oberhofer – “Dreamt I Was Gonna Be Your Man”

Enticing synthpop act Oberhofer harness the best of pop through the decades with their latest release, “Dreamt I Was Gonna Be Your Man.” The L.A. troupe channels 80s pop domination in the video for the track, playing with hyperbolic storytelling and analog-style video recording. Frontman Brad Oberhofer’s sound hints towards his Brooklyn-DIY beginnings while testing…

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Soy Milk Boy – “Where’s the Leak, Ma’am?”

Nashville’s Soy Milk Boy drum up a bit of grungy indie rock in their track “Where’s the Leak, Ma’am?” For fans of Speedy Ortiz, Lady Lamb, or Hop Along, this punk driven four-piece play with a cocktail of distortion and clarity that makes for a heady mix. This track mulls over classic themes of fleeting youth…

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Silent Forum – “Robot”

Deemed Wales’ most promising band, Silent Forum provide a cinematic take on broody indie rock with their latest track, “Robot.” Produced by R.E.M’s Charlie Francis, the band melds thrumming guitar lines and emphatic vocals with an unwavering beat. The video for the track takes on playfully psychedelic imagery, with the dauntingness of normalcy personified in…

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Luboku – “Closer”

Luboku puts his own dreamy electropop spin on a Ne-Yo classic in his new single, “Closer.” The Melbourne native has racked up numerous producer credits and touring bills since his 2014 outset, with nods from notable media outlets across Europe and North America. Luboku’s momentum has seemingly peaked this past year, with a slew of…

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The Nursery – “Human Race”

Toronto trio The Nursery sprinkle plenty of alt-rock gusto into the video for their track “Human Race.” A hint of 80’s synth pop influence weaves its way throughout song’s harmonic structure, taking shape in the video’s retro, analog TV projection. There’s an earthiness to their sound that cements the array of styles together, combining post-punk…

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