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Redwood Skyline – “The River”

San Francisco-based band Redwood Skyline recently released their powerhouse of a second single, “The River.” Drawing in the best of folk, rock, and pop, the four-piece cite an array of influences from The Avett Brothers to Modest Mouse. “The River” highlights twangy vocals, sharp guitar lines, and rolling percussion in a way that’s both homey…

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Freedom Fry – “Party Down”

Los Angeles’ own Freedom Fry are keeping the ball rolling with another track off their recently released EP, “Party Down.” Taking cues from the indie pop greats like Passion Pit and Grouplove, the duo set the vibe with bright rhythm guitar, glowing synth lines, and energizing vocals. It’s a surrounding experience, touching all bases with expert…

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Opal People – “2 Channel”

London’s Opal People bring their track “2 Channel” to life with the help of Ruf Dig in their recent music video release. The band blends together synthpop and lo-fi for a uniquely enticing sound, featuring soaring choruses and tropical/dance influence. The video plays up the effect with a psychedelic backdrop of warped imagery, neon colors,…

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Seazoo – “Shoreline”

Welsh quintet Seazoo head up their looming album release with a second single, “Shoreline.” The band melds jangly guitar lines with strident synths and an energetic beat with precision, staying true to their DIY background while still standing out as polished indie pop. Taking cues from acts like Super Furry Animals, Grandaddy, and Yo La…

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Des – “Don’t You Worry”

Long Island indie pop newcomer Des brings the electronic spirit to alternative with a video for his single “Don’t You Worry.” As the latest brainchild of long-time songwriter Mike Desmond, Des’ work underlines catchy choruses and enduring hooks, adding some synth-driven sparkle to running bass lines and slick drum tracks. The video takes on the…

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morgxn – “xx”

L.A. indie pop artist morgxn made waves with the recent release of an official video for his track “xx.” In a heady mix of feathery vocals, ethereal synths, and a pounding beat, the song bares all and hits straight to the core. It’s as much a party anthem as a call to self acceptance, filtering…

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Cults – “I Took Your Picture”

New York duo Cults explore the wonders of 80’s power pop with their latest single “I Took Your Picture.” Drawing inspiration from new wave heroes like The Motels and The Cars, the track filters in ripples of vitalizing synths, crisp percussion, and sparkling vocals, capturing depth in both the listening experience and the message. Through…

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Seapony – “What’s Gonna Happen”

Fresh off a recent EP release, Seapony hit the ground running after their brief hiatus with their highlight track “What’s Gonna Happen.” Featuring the band’s signature surf-rock foundation topped with silky smooth vocals, the track leaves it up to fate with the help of a dreamy dose of reverb and a hint of distortion. After…

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SEE TAI – “Brother Sun”

Dream pop artist SEE TAI introduces his latest misty masterpiece, “Brother Sun.” The alias of former ambient rocker Jamey See Tai, the project stays laid back in nature, funneling in breezy synth lines, rambling guitar melodies, and steady vocals that come off as alluringly effortless. Among another original single, SEE TAI has gained some recognition…

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LOST BEACH – “Classless Man”

Los Angeles’ LOST BEACH churn out sunny indie rock in their latest toe-tapper, “Classless Man.” The five-piece troupe cite inspiration on a spectrum from James Brown to Otis Redding to Bob Dylan, shooting for the timeless endurance of vintage classics while maintaining a DIY mindset. The result is breezy vocal harmonies, driving bass lines, and…

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