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Fresh – Nighttime

The UK’s indie punk rising stars, Fresh, give apathy a monochromatic face in the video for their recent single “Nighttime.” The Londoners playfully exude their situational angst, traipsing around the woods in a strictly all-black dress code. Lyrically, the track touches on deep-rooted insecurities and thoughts, giving a voice to that negativity while whittling it…

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Nikki & The Phantom Callers – “Prodigal Daughter”

Jangly indie rock band Nikki & The Phantom Callers stir up dust and reflect on the past in their track “Prodigal Daughter.” An evolutionized take on the tales of a wayward drifter, the song glosses over life’s highs and lows by way of buzzy guitar solos, tinny drum lines, and a rustic vocal duet. Vocalists…

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Fishing in Japan – “Here For You”

Dallas indie rock trio Fishing in Japan throw some sunshine and emotional support our way with their track “Here For You.” This song is a rolling ball of energy, gradually building in vitality and force over its nearly four minute long time frame. For anyone feeling down in the dumps as of late, this is the…

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Henry Nowhere – “Not Going Back”

The lo-fi bedroom pop stylings of Henry Nowhere smooth cares away in his single “Not Going Back.” The recent L.A. transplant gives a nod towards his west coast upbringing with sun-bleached guitar lines, hazy vocals, and translucent synths. The track provides a drowsy escape from life’s monotony, however wistful that may be. Henry Nowhere’s sound…

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Church Girls – “Just Like You”

Philly indie rockers Church Girls head up the release of their recent EP with their broody single “Just Like You.” The band combine a post-punk zeal with expressive lyricism, introspectively mulling things over, only to hit back hard with each return of the chorus. That initial guitar melody immediately hooks you, while frontwoman Mariel Beaumont’s…

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Tired all the Time – “Bone Dry”

Fresh off a recent EP release, D.C. four-piece Tired all the Time spice up the workday in the video for their track “Bone Dry.” With a sound that falls somewhere on the alternative-angst spectrum between The Front Bottoms and A Day to Remember, this group knows how to play up the somewhat lost art of…

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Lina Tullgren – “Always Fine (feat. NTHNL)”

DIY artist Lina Tullgren takes on a fizzled electropop approach in her latest single, “Always Fine.” Accompanied by the prospecting production work of NTHNL, Tullgren’s lackadaisical vocals meet a bubbling electronic accompaniment in a way that feels a bit unsettling and off-kilter. This falls right in line with the track’s narrative of feeling alone and…

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Emily Brown – “Unseen Girl”

The spitfire songwriting skills of Emily Brown idyllically take shape in her latest single, “Unseen Girl.” The Oakland-based songstress encapsulates a medley of pop and folk stylings, adding a rustic twang to her soaring melody lines and angelic vocal harmonies. This track centers around the unsettling discovery that the love of your life is holding out for…

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Buffalo Sex Change – “Creature”

Rochester rockabilly duo Buffalo Sex Change stir things up with a zesty new track, “Creature.” Their bluesy vocals and jangly guitar lines drive the track forward, invoking theatrical delivery and an extra zing. The track has some classic, shined up rock and roll elements, meeting gritty vaudevillian vibes with nostalgic affection. Lyrically, they mull over the harsh…

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New Me – “Something Green”

Hauntingly sunny indie pop band New Me crank out the synthesizer in their track “Something Green.” Their buzzing electronica is met with sun-bleached guitar lines, driving drum tracks, and ghostly vocals coated in reverb. It’s chock full of exciting contrasts that keep the listener on their toes, blending dream pop with synthwave and surf rock….

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