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Madeleine McQueen – “Wildfire”

Rochester-born singer/songwriter Madeleine McQueen specializes in upbeat pop rock, notably evident in her latest single “Wildfire.” About the song, Madeline says, “I wrote “Wildfire” when I was drunk one night and being a bitch. It’s pretty upbeat and catchy with some deeper and darker lyrics to contrast that.” We couldn’t have said it better ourselves – recommended…

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Tesse – “I’ll Tell You In The Morning”

Tesse is the collaborative project of Sydney-based songwriter Tom Stephens… His songs are brooding alt-folk compositions, centered around acoustic guitar riffs and peppered with flavors of baritone guitar and piano. “I’ll Tell You In The Morning” is the first offering from his yet-to-be-released debut; it explores the complexities and monotony of an unstable relationship. Stay up…

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Spirit Award – “Diving”

Seattle-based trio Spirit Award specialize in dark post-punk with a new wave flavor, especially evident on their newest offering, “Diving.” “Diving” has its roots in some dark happenings and is based around the omnipresent stresses of every day life… According to Spirit Award, “It’s comforting to me knowing that someone shares my same struggles, and we…

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A.D.K.O.B. – “Giraffe”

Sydney Australia is home to indie-pop ADKOB, who are hot from the release of their latest (and catchiest) song, “Giraffe.” Their music video is a montage of the band at work, classic, yet effective… But we were especially hooked in by its rolling drumbeat and synth-tinged indie-pop sentimentality which is reminiscent of Foals or Bastille. Not…

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Lazy Bones – “Take It Back”

We’re pleased to share a brand new band from Ithaca with y’all – Lazy Bones is here with a sparkling new single in the form of “Take It Back.” Their brand of low-key indie rock falls somewhere between the slacker vibe of Mac Demarco and the chorus-laden dream pop of a band like Turnover… Give it a…

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Bruiser and Bicycle – You’re All Invited

Bruiser and Bicycle are something else to say the least… The Albany quartet has just released an other-wordly EP, aptly titled You’re All Invited… Maybe it’s because it was released on Halloween, but they self-describe YAI as “spooky.” While they’re certainly right, they are just-as-certainly not a scary, one-trick-pony. Their particular brand of indie rock sounds delicate, almost…

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Penguin Prison – “Turn It Up”

Electro-pop demigod Chris Glover (aka Penguin Prison) has penned our latest late-night anthem, “Turn It Up.” Glover’s distinctly soulful croon drives this track which is peppered with jubilant bass lines, electric guitar flourishes, and a strong electronic background. Recommended for fans of Bleachers, Fun., or Capital Cities. “Turn It Up” is available online in many…

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Pure Mids – “Maybe It’s Alright”

Pure Mids is a SoCo trio whose “Maybe It’s Alright” caught our ears for its hooky, shoegazy sentiment. Reminiscent of The Depreciation Guild or Slowdive with a hint of The Killers, “Maybe It’s Alright” combines frantic drumming with lush synth pads and plucky guitar melodies. Get intimate with the widget below and listen for yourself. Pure Mids’…

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Veda Rays – “False Coloured Eyes”

Veda Rays are a bunch of Brooklyn dudes creating smart and succinct indie rock with elements of dream pop and post-punk. Falling somewhere on the spectrum between Interpol, The Neighbourhood, and The Killers, “False Coloured Eyes” is a fun jam full of precise guitar riffs, calculated beats, and singer Jim Stark’s distinct baritone. About the song,…

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Racquet – “Artifacts”

Seattle songstress Racquet has just released a lush, post-rock song by the name of “Artifacts.” Racquet is also known as Sapphire Jewell – her spacy, ethereal delivery compliments her lyrical content perfectly – the song is about disagreeable love, and making it through it against all odds. We were drawn in by the twinkly guitar work and deep,…

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