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Darryl Rahn – “Old Flame”

This one is really pulling at our heartstrings – singer/songwriter Darryl Rahn is Utica-born and Brooklyn-based, and his latest offering, “Old Flame” is a lovely acoustic ballad about long lost love. Fans of Kevin Devine, Dashboard Confessional, or Guster would enjoy his emotional lyrics and full-bodied guitar strumming – he’s already independently released three full-length…

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Kodiak Galaxy – “Running Out of Reasons”

Melbourne quartet Kodiak Galaxy specialize in melancholy post-punk/dreampop tunes a la our latest recommendation, “Running Out of Reasons.” Flush with colorful light treatments and a simple but effective ghost narrative, their latest music video is a lovely introduction to their sound. Fans of DIIV, Turnover, or Interpol might like this one – give it a watch below and…

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Fran – “So Surreal”

Mmmm, we’re digging the lighthearted indie rock from Chicago native Fran. “So Surreal” is a warm and fuzzy jam, highlighted by Fran’s knack for effervescent vocal acrobatics. This one is an ode to daydreaming and her upbeat delivery truly matches. Fans of Alvvays, Hop Along, or Jay Som would def get down to this one…

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Pale Honey – “Set Me Free”

Pale Honey is a Swedish duo whose triumphant return to music comes with the post-punk tinged “Set Me Free.”  Somehow, this duo pairs feel-good, dancy electronica with a cold and icy indie rock intensity, bringing to mind acts like Interpol, Phantogram, and Sleigh Bells. Keep an eye out for their new album out early next…

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DJ ST THOMAS – “PAUL JOSHUA PFEIFFER”

He’s back! Last time we checked in with the secretive Brooklyn-based chillwaver DJ ST THOMAS, we were jiving on his debut single, “Fodder.” This time around, he’s meshed squelches of guitar noise with a funky bass thump – his ethereal vocals definitely drive this one home. If you dig it, he’s got an EP coming out…

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Sea Girls – “Violet”

Sea Girls hit us up with the irresistible alt-rock vibes of “Violet” and we definitely dig it. Featuring a crispy music video of the band performing the song energetically, this one has those upbeat, destined-for-modern-rock-radio hooks that you can’t help but enjoy. Fans of Young the Giant and Grouplove will definitely dig this one. Check out…

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Carl Louis – “Something Better”

“Something Better” is a hypnotic electropop banger from Carl Louis – reminiscent of Royskopp or Daft Punk, this one is full of bouncing bass and Carl’s soothing, soft-spoken delivery. This one is sure to get your head bopping along – stick around till the end for a big crescendo finish. Be sure to swing by…

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JW Francis – “Lofi”

Something about the mix of “Lofi” really rubbed us the right way… It’s a warm and warbly indie pop jam from NYC-based mastermind JW Francis. Pairing jangly guitars with tape-aged bursts of vocals, this one is a lighthearted blast of bedroom pop goodness from an otherwise unforgiving city. Be forewarned – the opening riff is enough…

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Drens – “Heat”

Sometimes, there’s nothing better than some raucous German surf-punk. Drens certainly nail the sound, especially on their latest offering, “Heat.” Fans of Together Pangaea, Wavves, or Cloud Nothings will like their fast tempos, bratty vocals, and overall sunny disposition. They wrap things up nice and succinct with a cool, slow-down finish. Check it out below…

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Shelter Boy – “Let ’em Go”

Germany-based Shelter Boy is onto something – we dig the delightfully carefree vibes we’re getting from his latest, “Let ’em Go.” Featuring a delivery that is reminiscent of King Krule with the swimmy, guitar-driven indie pop of TOPS and the nihilist energy of Mac Demarco, “Let ’em Go” is the kind of song that explores noodly guitar…

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