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Rynn – “For What It’s Worth”

“For What It’s Worth” is a hazy blend of indie rock energy and atmosphere. Fans of Sylvan Esso, Hazel English, or Angel Olsen will enjoy this new song from Rynn – who layers her gentle vocals over a gently over-driven bass and other indistinct, reverb-drenched flourishes. This one is ultra-chill and, despite the lovely and…

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Alessandro Ciminata – “Wasted On Each Other”

Can’t ignore the phat hooks on this latest jam from Alessandro Ciminata. This Londoner specializes in pulsing electronic indie rock fleshed out with perfect synth patches. “Wasted On Each Other” boasts a huge, catchy chorus – Ciminata’s distinct vocals are delivered in borderline staccato bursts, exploring themes of burn out, love, and longing. This one…

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Napoleon Gold feat. Haiva Ru – “Love Don’t Cut Me Down”

Napoleon Gold dropped one of our favorite songs of 2019 with “Love Don’t Cut Me Down.” Featuring a haunting vocal take from Haiva Ru, “Love” is the truest of electro pop bangers with a chorus that will stick with you for days and days. We’re revisiting this one because it recently got the music video treatment…

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Port Juvee – “Hope to Lose”

We’re thinking Canadian act Port Juvee will melt your faces with the frantic, swimmy punk of “Hope to Lose.” Reminiscent of Diiv, Nothing, or Beach Fossils, “Hope to Lose” exudes sounds of desperation, delivered with frantic drums, spaced-out vocals, and the perfect amount of lo-fi energy. Fans of cold NYC post-punk and California surfy vibes…

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Little Trauma – “Come Back to Me”

“Come Back to Me” is palpably emotional. Little Trauma is self-described as melodramatic goth pop… And to be honest, we couldn’t describe it better ourselves. Full of unabashed yearning and an incredibly endearing vocal delivery, this one combines the best elements of The Cure into modern indie pop. It’s something unique and sincere – check it…

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Fresh – “Cinema Woes”

London punk act Fresh are a… *ahem,* fresh, burst of bright, sunny energy. “Cinema Woes” is a minute and a half of jangly punk with an urgent, emo feel… Think Japandroids in spirit with some Hold Steady sentiment for good measure. Fans of the aforementioned acts, An Horse, or Hop Along are gonna dig this one….

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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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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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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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