Buffalo

Johnny & The Man Kids Release Raucous New Single, “Before”

Buffalo lo-fi pop-rockers Johnny & The Man Kids are gearing up for a new release later this spring. In anticipation, they’ve just dropped the first single from their upcoming EP, You Made Me Hurt. “Before” is an energetic blast of overblown distortion, fleshed out with tastefully distorted vocals that sling earworm pop hooks. Fans of The Strokes, Twin Peaks, or Diarrhea Planet will find something…

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New Music

Hazey Eyes – “Emotion (ft. Panama)”

Emotional dance producer Hazey Eyes may have struck gold with his newest collaboration with Panama, “Emotion.” Hazey Eyes is the stage-name for 22-year-old producer Thomas Michel. “Emotion” shows a complexity and vulnerability that the emerging artist has. It is moody, vulnerable, and a growing earworm, all in one. The song is the first single off of Hazey…

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Album Review

Bruiser & Bicycle – Woods Come Find Me

Any musician knows the trials and tribulations of being in a band, perhaps no one better than the remaining two members of Albany psych-folk act Bruiser & Bicycle. Their latest album, Woods Come Find Me, is a transition of sorts. It’s a step away from their full-fledged rock band roots. They are a duo now, and…

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New Music

The Sunset Kids – “Fantasy”

New kids on the Vancouver dreampop scene, The Sunset Kids released their first single “Fantasy” a couple of days ago and its straight fire. The Sunset Kids is the working partnership between Canadian singer-guitarist Josh Palmer and Russian-born songwriter Ellaya Zampier. The duo’s new track has an unmistakeable epic M83 feel. Subject-wise, “Fantasy” is all about escapism,…

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Seatbelts – “Spanish Songs”

UK indie pop act Seatbelts have a new track called “Spanish Songs” which we can’t get out of our ears. The new band is a side project from James Madden and Ryan Murphy of Liverpool quartet Hooton Tennis Club. “Spanish Songs” is the second single from the act’s new EP Please Slow Down. Lyrics-wise, the single is all…

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Saltwater Sun – “Blood”

On Valentines Day, Saltwater Sun dropped their latest single “Blood,” just in time for the holiday. The band’s new track “Blood” dabbles in elements of indie pop and garage rock. Lyrically, it’s all about the loss of a relative and realizing you are their mark on the world. You are the way their legacy will…

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Yandi – “My Name is Yandi”

Up-and-coming emcee Yandi released his introductory track “My Name is Yandi” yesterday and it’s raw sound is the soundtrack of our weekend. Yandi is a 24-year-old rapper emerging from Southern California’s rap scene. Produced by Jedi808, “My Name Is Yandi” is the first track off of Yandi’s new full-length and it highlights Yandi’s smooth flow…

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Jake Tittle – “Dirty Television”

LA-based singer/songwriter Jake Tittle is back with his new single “Dirty Television.” We first discovered Jake Tittle over two years ago, where his nonchalant delivery and clever lyrics were incredibly captivating. With “Dirty Telvision” Tittle continues with his slacker roots. “Dirty Television” is all about being overstimulated with smart phones and Netflix and not appreciating…

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Buffalo

Ghostpool & Hand Out – NYLA

A good ol’ fashioned split goes a long way; both bands get the out-of-town rub. In this case, Buffalo’s Ghostpool have teamed up with New Orleans pop-punkers Hand Out for NYLA, a four-song offering that highlights two brand new songs from each band. Hometown reps Ghostpool kick things off with “Bug,” a mid-tempo banger with the…

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Unwed Sailor – “Moon Coin”

In high school, I used to drive a lot of places just to escape the boredom of AOL Instant Messenger and Age of Empires II. I would download new artists on Kazaa, burn them onto a CD-R, and drive 25 minutes to a burger place three towns over just to leave the monotony of the…

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