New Music

The 1984 Draft – “Honest”

The 1984 Draft tugged on our heartstrings with the frank, figurative thank you note of “Honest.” Driven by good-old-fashioned guitars and heart-on-your-sleeve lyrics, “Honest” finds singer/songwriter Joe Anderl thanking his audience for giving him a reason to go on. It’s a touching tribute to the reason musicians exist in the first place… Fans of Beach Slang,…

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Album of the Week

Humble Braggers – Cycle

Cycle, the latest EP from synth-pop quartet Humble Braggers, is excellent, danceable and almost entirely bereft of hope. The cycle that the album title alludes to goes something like this: Feel lonely, feel desire; Take a risk, regret the consequences; Find connection, find out that it’s torturous; End up alone; Repeat. Sounds depressing, right? But…

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Catnip Cloud- “Buried in the Snow”

Catnip Cloud is a Norwegian artist whose “Buried in the Snow” caught our ears in just the right way. Anyone from Buffalo knows how brutal our winters can be, so this one will surely strike a nerve with some of our locals. About the song, Catnip says, “I made it in my bedroom in Norway…

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Emily Afton – “Back In San Francisco”

Emily Afton mysteriously reached out to us with her latest single, “Back In San Francisco.” We think it speaks for itself, so now we’re sharing it with all of you. Its sparse guitar arrangement, fuzzy bass contributions, and tight drum sound are reminiscent of “Young Folks” by Peter, Bjorn, & John while still being very much…

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Tired all the Time – “Bone Dry”

Fresh off a recent EP release, D.C. four-piece Tired all the Time spice up the workday in the video for their track “Bone Dry.” With a sound that falls somewhere on the alternative-angst spectrum between The Front Bottoms and A Day to Remember, this group knows how to play up the somewhat lost art of…

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Lina Tullgren – “Always Fine (feat. NTHNL)”

DIY artist Lina Tullgren takes on a fizzled electropop approach in her latest single, “Always Fine.” Accompanied by the prospecting production work of NTHNL, Tullgren’s lackadaisical vocals meet a bubbling electronic accompaniment in a way that feels a bit unsettling and off-kilter. This falls right in line with the track’s narrative of feeling alone and…

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SG Lewis & Clairo – “Better”

London-based multi-hyphenate, SG Lewis, connects with US songstress, Clairo, in the fresh new visuals for their viral electropop track, “Better.” It features a breezy disco beat paired with marvelously whimsical vocals that will incite living room dance parties and carefree attitudes. If you’re looking for an excuse to bust a move, put on your dancing…

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Daggy Man – “Are You Laughing?”

Singer-songwriter, Thomas Calder, is Daggy Man and he comes to us with the atmospheric lullaby, “Are You Laughing?” Like walking around a house of mirrors, this introspective and layered listen echoes and pulsates off itself. It’s quiet, minimalist beat pairs hauntingly with Calder’s whispering vocals and will leave you in a lazy trance. Fall under…

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Cory Taylor Cox – “Trainwreck”

East Nashville rocker, Cory Taylor Cox, uncorks his latest and rousing single, “Trainwreck.” One half of a dual release, this tipsy track details the misadventures of an independent musician and will certainly induce drunken sing-a-longs. Cox’s intoxicating and tongue-in-cheek vocals are wonderful on the ears and laid over a spirited rock beat that will give…

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Hey Harriett – “Too Fast Too Soon”

Indie surf rockers from down under, Hey Harriett, catch a wave on their new carefree single, “Too Fast Too Soon.” Founded by frontwoman, Georgy Rochow, and DIY to the bone, this laidback five-piece composes a ray of sunshine that’s the perfect companion for you and your hammock. Featuring island riffs and relaxingly peppy vocals, this…

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