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New Masons Release New Single “Black Feather”

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Fredonia electro-pop band New Masons continue to build upon their expansive sound on their latest single, “Black Feather” Having previously hinted at a synth pop inspired sound on “Night Calls” and their debut EP Sorry, Jill, the band takes things in an atmospheric rock direction with “Black Feather”. Incorporating soulful guitar tones, evocative synth sounds and…

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Wholewheat – “Camouflage the Mirage”

The pitch-bending, lo-fi pop stylings of Wholewheat come to fruition in his track “Camouflage the Mirage.” Brian Austin has been arranging grungy bedroom-pop recordings from his Jersey Shore hometown for decades, and Wholewheat’s thoughtful lyricism and elegantly-simple melodies showcase that. “Camouflage the Mirage” is a straightforward track about trying not to complicate love with inner…

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Black Honey – “Somebody Better”

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Scene: the sun is setting on a clear day. A vintage hotrod is speeding forward through the desert in slow motion, as all of someone’s worldly possessions are fully ablaze in the background. This is the distinct image conjured up through Black Honey’s single “Somebody Better.” The band’s sound equates to sultry pop with an…

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Water from Your Eyes – “Cold Stare”

Indie pop duo Water from Your Eyes have become masters of the long distance relationship with producer Nate Amos in Chicago and vocalist Rachel Brown in New York, but still manage to crank out catchy tunes together from miles away. Their latest endeavor, “Cold Stare” is a synth-driven track with bright intensity and smooth vocals….

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Low Weather – “Optimistic”

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St. Louis foursome Low Weather curates some moody indie-rock with their new single “Optimistic.” The track’s video follows lead singer Mikey Trieb on a night of discovery and debauchery, while the city blurs together in the background. It coincides well with the song’s theme of “false starts and the unending pursuit for contentment,” as the…

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The Gift – “Big Fish”

For fans of Talking Heads, The Gift’s “Big Fish” is the latest spark of groove-infused energy to get you through the week. The band has been around for a little while – twenty years to be exact – and their seasoned musicianship shows. They’ve captured layering of catchy melodies, spot-on group harmonies, and creative instrumental…

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The Fuzzy Crystals – “The King Is Dead”

L.A. six-piece The Fuzzy Crystals channels their inner flower child in the band’s new track “The King Is Dead.” This is modern psychedelic rock in its purest form. Featuring inspiring guitar solos, groove-heavy bass, and a cacophony of vocal harmonies, this is the kind of politically-charged aural journey we’ve been yearning for for decades. The song…

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Bleeding Knees Club – “Chew the Gum”

Australia’s Bleeding Knees Club sends metaphoric spitballs our way with the band’s latest single “Chew the Gum.” The song is the epitome of sleazy garage-pop. It centers around the idea of growing out of your old self and the things you once enjoyed. Frontman Alex Walls puts it as “It’s about over-doing things that are fun,…

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Bucolic – “LEFTY”

Bubbly electronica takes the forefront in Seth Carpenter’s solo project Bucolic, specifically in his new track, “LEFTY.” This song is over six minutes of atmospheric ethereality, harnessing powerful sustained vocals with an electrified backing that never sits still. The project itself draws inspiration from nature, with its name directly defined as a pastoral poem. Combining…

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Headphone Hair – “Bleeding Game”

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Headphone Hair is the moniker of Ian Walters, a 6th grade History and Science teacher from Oakland. Outside of the classroom, his passion is music, and we dig his latest single “Bleeding Game.” It caught our ears for his hushed falsetto (a la Bon Iver) and use of left-field instrumentals like xylophone and trombone… Plus,…

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