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Oberhofer – “Dreamt I Was Gonna Be Your Man”

Enticing synthpop act Oberhofer harness the best of pop through the decades with their latest release, “Dreamt I Was Gonna Be Your Man.” The L.A. troupe channels 80s pop domination in the video for the track, playing with hyperbolic storytelling and analog-style video recording. Frontman Brad Oberhofer’s sound hints towards his Brooklyn-DIY beginnings while testing…

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Soy Milk Boy – “Where’s the Leak, Ma’am?”

Nashville’s Soy Milk Boy drum up a bit of grungy indie rock in their track “Where’s the Leak, Ma’am?” For fans of Speedy Ortiz, Lady Lamb, or Hop Along, this punk driven four-piece play with a cocktail of distortion and clarity that makes for a heady mix. This track mulls over classic themes of fleeting youth…

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Silent Forum – “Robot”

Deemed Wales’ most promising band, Silent Forum provide a cinematic take on broody indie rock with their latest track, “Robot.” Produced by R.E.M’s Charlie Francis, the band melds thrumming guitar lines and emphatic vocals with an unwavering beat. The video for the track takes on playfully psychedelic imagery, with the dauntingness of normalcy personified in…

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Luboku – “Closer”

Luboku puts his own dreamy electropop spin on a Ne-Yo classic in his new single, “Closer.” The Melbourne native has racked up numerous producer credits and touring bills since his 2014 outset, with nods from notable media outlets across Europe and North America. Luboku’s momentum has seemingly peaked this past year, with a slew of…

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The Nursery – “Human Race”

Toronto trio The Nursery sprinkle plenty of alt-rock gusto into the video for their track “Human Race.” A hint of 80’s synth pop influence weaves its way throughout song’s harmonic structure, taking shape in the video’s retro, analog TV projection. There’s an earthiness to their sound that cements the array of styles together, combining post-punk…

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Too Soon Jokes – “Santy Don’t Visit the Funeral Homes, Little Buddy”

There just simply aren’t enough tongue-in-cheek holiday songs out there. Too Soon Jokes is here to remedy that with the sharp indie rock of “Santy Don’t Visit the Funeral Homes, Little Buddy.” They want you to look the other way when it comes to cold, depression, bills, and knotty Christmas lights… Instead, get that warm, Christmas feeling with…

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Stray Fossa – “Commotion”

Fans of shoegaze or swirly chorus tones will dig Stray Fossa‘s 3rd single, the warbly “Commotion.” Full of dreamy bridge sections, layered vocals, and a powerful drum track (fun fact: drums were recorded in one take on a fateful, lonely evening), this one certainly embodies Stray Fossa’s ethos. Give this one a shot if you’re…

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Ruby Bones – “Hook Line Sinker”

“Hook Line Sinker” is a classic, punchy indie rock jam from New Jersey-based trio Ruby Bones. After charting on Billboard with their last release (nice!), the trio wanted to put something more lighthearted and fun… They wound up releasing something nostalgic, full of thoughts about fading youth and romanticizing the past. Give this one a…

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Dream Reporter – “Everything Means Something to Me”

London solo act Dream Reporter is certainly a captivating presence, especially on her newest single, “Everything Means Something to Me.” Punctuated with plodding basslines, delay-ridden guitars, and haunting synths, Dream Reporter’s ethereal vocal presence lays eerily on top of the mix. Overall, it’s a strikingly beautiful song, worthy of a few minutes of your time –…

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A Place To Wash My Hands – “Insufficient Funds”

A Place To Wash My Hands is a mysterious act, but we couldn’t help but enjoy their latest effort about doing nothing, “Insufficient Funds.” A simple indie ditty about literally doing nothing, APTWMH fills it with sparse percussion, male/female harmonies, and a generally sunny disposition. Listen to this lighthearted one if you need a quick…

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