Album of the Week

Kevin Scoma – Into the Weeping Sea

Into the Weeping Sea sounds like an epiphany. Enter Kevin Scoma, prolific Buffalo-based songwriter who has carved out a new niche for himself after over a decade of dedication to the craft. This fresh batch of songs comes along with a self-proclaimed spiritual awakening; whatever that enlightenment means to Scoma is clearly reflected in this beautiful and…

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Buffalo

The Molice – “Moving”

The Molice are a funky, post-punky trio from Tokyo, Japan who have been resident Buffalonians for quite some time now. Their new music video for “Moving” is a montage of their time here thus far, culminating in a big performance for the Music is Art Festival. You might also recognize footage from Mohawk Place, Nietzsche’s, and a…

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New Music

Lake Jons – “I Don’t Care”

Lake Jons is a Helsinki-based duo who walk a fine, fine line between producers extraordinaire and full-on band. “I Don’t Care” is a perfect example – gauzy synth flourishes and jittery percussion tracks lay underneath their tasteful vocal lines. They’ve found a way to inject an organic feel into the otherwise mechanical nature of electronic music. Let their…

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ARCHE – “Back to the Sun”

Last time we checked in with French indie poppers Arche, we were waxing poetic about their debut video “My Only.” This time around, they’ve replicated their impeccable aesthetics in their newest offering, “Back to the Sun.” Swimmy guitars and ethereal vocals are omnipresent here, accompanying the often kitschiness of the music video flawlessly. Check it out…

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Joseph of Mercury – “Pretenders”

Feeling the funky nu-disco groove of “Pretenders” by mysterious Canadian artist Joseph of Mercury. Pairing a funky bass line with guitar ambiance and a Morrissey-tinged croon, “Pretenders” is the kind of song that has classic appeal with 2019-flavored contemporary energy. Fans of Daft Punk or the Smiths will def dig this one – check it…

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Szymon – “Blue Coloured Mountain”

Mmmm, a tasty one from Szymon – “Blue Colored Mountain” is an eclectic shuffle, matching falsetto mastery and humble synth twinkling with a perfect drumbeat tempo. This one, sadly, is released posthumously – Szymon tragically took his own life after years of battling depression and mental illness… But for that reason, it’s all the more…

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ACUA – “Keep Spinning”

German psych poppers ACUA scratched just the right itch with their latest offering, “Keep Spinning.” Full of twinkling guitars, dreamy vocal longing, and bassy splashes of keyboard, “Keep Spinning” would fit comfortably on a shelf next to Turnover or Radiohead. These talented musicians did a lot of running around to make this stunning music video,…

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Diamond Thug – “The Woods”

This one is sure to get you into a mood – Diamond Thug goes right for the heartstrings with the industrial and synthy slog of “The Woods.” The South African crew explores themes of isolation and disconnection through their use of dark and dreary synths and singer Chantel Van T’s ethereal vocals. All the while,…

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Rochester

Maybird – “Montreal”

Maybird is a prolific psychedelic band from Rochester who have been long time buffaBLOG staples… This time around they’ve released a brand new music video for their song, “Montreal.” Any fan of their A+ psych-pop catalog or guitarist “Overhand Sam’s” unique guitar technique will surely be pleased – this one is packed full of tight drumming,…

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New Music

Fever Days – “Drugs”

Falling somewhere on the spectrum between The 1975 and Cloud Nothings, we dig the latest banger from Fever Days. Their jangly art pop is layered thick with synth flourishes and heady bass tones, not to mention a raucous vocal approach. This one has a jittery feel, perhaps even a little reminiscent of how you’d feel…

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