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Western Scene – “Strange but True”

Western Scene wastes no time getting things going on their self-produced new track “Strange but True.” It’s a hit right on the mark from this Los Angeles-based quintet, a true gem packed with immediacy and power. This exertion of energy is contained well enough during the verses and then bursts out like a rush of…

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Afformance – “Perspectivism”

Emerging from Athens, Greece, rock band Afformance cook up a tune for the ages with “Perspectivism,” an instrumental put out this past fall in accordance with the release of their record Pop Nihilism. “Perspectivism” is a display of sensational rhythm and chemistry among gifted performers. The beginning of the track possesses all the suspense of…

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The Moonlight Club – “Are You Up?”

Montreal-based alternative rock group The Moonlight Club have presented quite the treat with their new single “Are You Up?” The track conjoins folk undertones with the marvels of new wave and pop. This engagement of sounds has all the hallmarks of certain top-shelf acts of decades past, like The Go-Betweens or Echo & The Bunnymen….

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Car Seat Headrest – “Nervous Young Inhumans”

The latest offering from Car Seat Headrest’s reputable catalog is more pop-oriented than most anything Will Toledo and the band have put out in past years. Whereas a good amount of their surrounding output has a foundational punk edge or overarching touch of influence from whimsical indie rock precursors like The Kinks, “Nervous Young Inhumans”…

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Idle Pilot – “So-So Sam”

Massachusetts-centered indie post-hardcore trio Idle Pilot present musical expression in full force on their new tune “So-So Sam,” released through Head vs. Heart Records. The band expertly mixes elements of Built to Spill’s melodic propensity with Slint’s calculated abrasiveness labeled a part of their pioneering “math rock” style. Idle Pilot delivers this engrossing sound in…

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Ditches – “Fear Shifter”

San Diego’s Ditches provides a deep-rooted and brooding track to muddle through the long winter nights with. “Fear Shifter” takes shape by way of gently listless vocals, dynamic guitar lines, and steadfast drum work to hammer home an emotional complexity that spans the gamut. The brainchild of seasoned musician Tim Donnelly, Ditches takes on a…

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Patawawa – “Patagonia”

UK trio Patawawa craft synth-driven disco to melt even the coldest heart with their single “Patagonia.” This track is all groove, all the time, featuring strident synths, bumping beats, and guitar lines to write home about. 2017 proved to be a big year for the band, earning nods from notable press, brands, and BBC Radio…

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Gold Koa – “Little Lost”

“Little Lost,” a new track from indie-electronic trio Gold Koa, sounds like an excursion without reservations.The core group consists of Cammy Enaharo providing heartfelt vocals, Oh Manitou member Kamara Robideau laying down sensuous bass and workhorse Matt Battle as drummer, engineer, producer and credited songwriter. Chris Potter and Andrew Links join in on guitar and…

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Sundownchasing (Anthony Del Plato) Kicks Off Twelve-Month Songwriting Project

Sundownchasing (aka Batavian singer/songwriter Anthony Del Plato) announced late last year that he would be “shaking off the rust” by releasing one song per month for the entirety of 2018. His first offering, Another Shade of Blue,” is trademark Anthony Del Plato, evoking the frigid January weather via his eerily pristine musicianship. He pairs icy guitar tones with vaguely winter-esque lyrics…

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Catnip Cloud – “Places”

Catnip Cloud’s “Places” is a mind-altering diorama of layered sound trickery, not to mention the gentle, touching and slightly permuted vocals provided by Tiril Hognestad. The unpredictable direction of the beat served up by Norwegian producer Kiartan Thirkildsen (otherwise known as Catnip Cloud) will surely and tightly clutch the attention of any listener fond of…

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