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Too Soon Jokes – “Santy Don’t Visit the Funeral Homes, Little Buddy”

There just simply aren’t enough tongue-in-cheek holiday songs out there. Too Soon Jokes is here to remedy that with the sharp indie rock of “Santy Don’t Visit the Funeral Homes, Little Buddy.” They want you to look the other way when it comes to cold, depression, bills, and knotty Christmas lights… Instead, get that warm, Christmas feeling with…

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Stray Fossa – “Commotion”

Fans of shoegaze or swirly chorus tones will dig Stray Fossa‘s 3rd single, the warbly “Commotion.” Full of dreamy bridge sections, layered vocals, and a powerful drum track (fun fact: drums were recorded in one take on a fateful, lonely evening), this one certainly embodies Stray Fossa’s ethos. Give this one a shot if you’re…

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Ruby Bones – “Hook Line Sinker”

“Hook Line Sinker” is a classic, punchy indie rock jam from New Jersey-based trio Ruby Bones. After charting on Billboard with their last release (nice!), the trio wanted to put something more lighthearted and fun… They wound up releasing something nostalgic, full of thoughts about fading youth and romanticizing the past. Give this one a…

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Dream Reporter – “Everything Means Something to Me”

London solo act Dream Reporter is certainly a captivating presence, especially on her newest single, “Everything Means Something to Me.” Punctuated with plodding basslines, delay-ridden guitars, and haunting synths, Dream Reporter’s ethereal vocal presence lays eerily on top of the mix. Overall, it’s a strikingly beautiful song, worthy of a few minutes of your time –…

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A Place To Wash My Hands – “Insufficient Funds”

A Place To Wash My Hands is a mysterious act, but we couldn’t help but enjoy their latest effort about doing nothing, “Insufficient Funds.” A simple indie ditty about literally doing nothing, APTWMH fills it with sparse percussion, male/female harmonies, and a generally sunny disposition. Listen to this lighthearted one if you need a quick…

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Private Agenda – “Instinct”

Bedroom-pop duo Private Agenda has been pumping out simmering, stuttering synth ditties for lovers – case in point, our new obsession “Instinct.” Drums ebb and flow throughout this mid-tempo, mid-intensity gem, full of funky synth squiggles and moody electric piano chords. We suggest you put this one on if you want to get in the mood……

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Buffalo

The Tins Drop Two New Singles

Local indie rock group The Tins have released a new double A-side single, featuring the the tracks “Saksaywaman” and “Open Minded.” Recorded in Buffalo’s own Mammoth Recording Studio, The Tins collaborated with distinguished producer Ted Young (The Gaslight Anthem, Andrew W.K.), and engineer Jessica Thompson (Train, Natalie Merchant) to mix and master the songs. The dual-sided…

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Drens – “Yellow Teeth”

German surf-punkers Drens are here with a TBT to the early 19th century. “Yellow Teeth” is full of pistolero riffs and plinky, surf guitar rock, and tells the story of torture, fortune, fortitude, and being a lone-wolf desperado in the middle of your nowhere town. Beyond that, we dig their modern take on the dusty old west…

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River Meets Sea – “Won’t You Stay”

Sometimes there’s nothing better than a cosmic music video to get lost in, and “Won’t You Stay” is certainly in that territory. River Meets Sea is the band responsible, and in this five-plus minute jam, they contemplate mortality and existence over top their spectral brand of folksy indie rock. There are plenty of jangling guitars,…

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H Y D E S – “Golden Days (featuring CUESTA LOEB)”

The last time we featured Cuesta Loeb, we were waxing poetic about the calming properties of her ethereal single, “Festival 2017.” This time around, we’re jazzed on her latest collaboration with H Y D E S, the piano-laden “Golden Days.” Pairing H Y D E S’ penchant for emotional electronica and Cuesta Loeb‘s lilting presence,…

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