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The Jerry Cans – “Swell (My Brother)”

The Jerry Cans released an absolutely anthemic one here with “Swell (My Brother).” Lyrically, the song is touching, dealing with the tragic loss of a brother. It’s done so with powerfully plodding repetition, catchy even in its somberness, fleshed out even further by a poignant violin. A perfect song for fans of orchestral-tinged indie rock like…

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KennyHoopla – “Plastic Door//”

There’s something transcendent about this latest jam from KennyHoopla – “Plastic Door//” feels nostalgic but in-the-moment – it’s a song with a distinctly bedroom-pop approach but has a perfect, lo-fi mix. Even Kenny’s lyrics feel vague but personal. Is this dream pop? Is this indie rock? Warning: all of these supremely nebulous qualities are going…

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lkffct – “Death Reign”

Montclair, NJ quintet lkffct got us jazzed on their quasi-dancy, punky jam they’ve titled “Death Reign.” Between the heavy bass, psychedelic-tinged guitars, and general sense of apocalyptic energy, this one is full of raucous and noisy energy that is sure to get you amped. We think fans of The Growlers or The Rapture are gonna love this… Check out…

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Joy Downer – “A Song You’d Never Want to Hear”

The oxymoronically-named Joy Downer just put out a new banger called “A Song You’d Never Want to Hear.” Combining elements of nu-disco and bouncy indie rock, “Song” feels fresh and bubbly without straying too far into sunny, wholesome territory. Instead we get a timeless-sounding jam that we think fans of Rilo Kiley or Jay Som are going…

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Melvv x Jordana – “I’ll Take It Boring”

“I’ll take it boring, I like my simplicity” – powerful words in this latest collab between Kansas-based Jordana and Melvv. This ode to introverts explores the many benefits of staying in and staying warm in a tight, bedroom-y pop song with an anxious, I-don’t-want-to-be-at-this-party feel. This simmering track feels chill and neurotic simultaneously; Jordana’s soothing and…

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Max Gowan – “My Kind”

Dreamy, gauzy, chill af – all great descriptors for this latest jam from Max Gowan. We think fans of (Sandy) Alex G or late-era Pavement are gonna love “My Kind.” This one is catchy but mysterious; mathy but digestible; and contemporary but with that intangible 90s-rock appeal. Dig into the mind-expanding ooh-ooh-oohs and reverb-drenched guitars of this bedroomy…

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Jailbox – “Over and Over Again”

This one is a complicated, but compelling listen – falling somewhere on the spectrum between math rock and sweet, 90s-tinged indie rock, Missouri’s Jailbox’s has us captivated with their latest jam, “Over and Over Again.” This one is literally composed of snippets of songs dating all the way back to 2010 – it’s been cut-and-pasted into an…

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rxsebvnk X Threebeds – “Accident Prone”

We’ve been digging this collaboration between Australian acts rxsebvnk and Threebeds. “Accident Prone” sounds like an M83 song with tasteful bedroom-pop production, full of low-key vocal hooks and splashes of synth and guitar ambiance. Where a lot of this genre is icy and polished to death, “Prone” feels like a warm, synthesized blanket. Check it…

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KNIFEY – “Ask You”

We’ve been digging this melodic indie rocker from Canadian act KNIFEY. “Ask You” is an energetic ode to love with a fun raucous chorus that ponders if “I’m cool enough for you.” This one has the catchy elements of pop punk without straying too far out of the clout from noisy indie rockers like JAPANDROIDS….

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Laveda – “Rager”

Albany-based Laveda have released a colorful new lyric video for their latest single, “Rager.” Inspired by a post-apocalyptic, end-of-the-world scenario, “Rager” is an explosive blast of gauzy shoegaze energy squeezed into a tasteful, indie-pop shell. Fans of My Bloody Valentine, Slowdive, or Pity Sex will find something to love here – we’re particularly enthralled by their quiet/loud…

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