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Pure Mids – “Don’t Quit”

Southern California’s Pure Mids are a band we always come back to. They make it awfully hard to quit with their accessible indie pop bangers that seem to land every quarter. Combine a driving beat, 80s synths, with a pleasant bounce and you have their newest single “Don’t Quit.” Pure Mids have the ability to…

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Noble Kids – “Jaws”

Brooklyn-based indie rock act Noble Kids released their new single “Jaws” last month and it might be our first 2019 obsession. “Jaws” is all about staying in a relationship for way too long in order suck that tiny bit of good feelings even though its surrounded by toxicity.  The single is off their forthcoming album…

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Therapy Dog – “Spilling Milk”

Aussie one-man band Therapy Dog released a jangly single in early December called “Spilled Milk.” The song has biting self-reflective lyrics where project head honcho Joshua Hicks channels his inner Robert Smith. “Spilled Milk” is the lead single off Spilling Milk and Getting Ants, which was self-released last month on bandcamp. Stream the single below and…

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Raining Again – “Oh, Bother!”

Formed as the reincarcate of UK indie pop act, Marines, Raining Again released their new single “Oh, Bother!” at the tail end of 2018. The single starts with an accessible sing along melody, leading into a growly verse about growing up. “I’m going to break my friends proud, and I’ll run this town, and I…

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ERINA – “Nastiness Of The Wait”

ERINA hit another one out of the park with their penchant for soulful indie rock in “Nastiness Of The Wait.” The Olympia, Washington natives combine jazz-inspired croons with animated guitar pairings, making for an uplifting sound that’s hard to get enough of. The track’s message doesn’t stray far from this theme, speaking on self-actualization and…

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The Faded North – “Security”

The Faded North take on the next leg of their sonic journey with their single “Security.” The band’s mix of Brit rock, post-punk, and alternative align similarly with the likes of Interpol, The Vaccines, and Foals. The video for this track pictures vintage film compilations in what appears to be a raw commentary on today’s…

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Self-Evident – “The Cutter”

Citing influence from across the post-rock, punk, and math rock spectrum, Minneappolis’ Self-Evident evade the ordinary with their track “The Cutter.” The shifting time signatures and weaving guitars lines give the track a disjointed, yet calculated feel, trading off between clarity and distortion both instrumentally and vocally. This track comes in hot off the band’s upcoming album Lost Inside the…

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Joy Downer – “Plastic Wrap”

L.A. electropop duo Joy Downer get wrapped up in the throes of materialism in their track “Plastic Wrap.” Blossoming synth lines and steadfast vocals bind the track together, while the lyrics mull over the artificial, money-driven motives of high society. It’s playfully tongue and cheek with a glimmer of cynicism that we can all get behind….

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Me Like Bees – “Run”

Joplin, Missouri-based indie rock quartet Me Like Bees have a new single titled “Run” which is playing on repeat throughout the buffaBLOG office in the beginning of 2019. The track is about two people butting heads, heading their separate ways, then coming back and realizing it was dumb. We hear a bit of an anthemic…

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A-Skinny – “Limousines and Weed”

Budding Colorado hip-hop act A-Skinny plays with pitch and repetition in his track, “Limousines and Weed.” His laid back approach and infectious synth loops give the track a lackadaisical vibe, playing up clear-cut lyricism and sharp percussion. It’s a commentary on self-actualization and following your own path regardless of what other people think. This song…

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