New Music

demotapes – “Treading Water”

demotapes is the new project from San Fransisco’s Parker Livingston… “Treading Water” is our pick for where you should start. Watery pianos and light, subtle vibes run throughout this one – until the chorus blooms into something bassy and groovy. Refrains of “we’re all just treading water” feel oddly topical, but also apply vaguely and…

View Article

New Music

jjoey – “I Don’t Know That Song”

Loving the ultra-sincere vibes here on “I Don’t Know That Song” by Brooklyn artist, jjoey. Fans of Joan of Arc, Sufjan Stevens, or Owen are going to enjoy this – jjoey pairs his acoustic guitar ditties with electronic flourishes. Splashes of keyboards, electronic percussion, and drums add a bit of off-kilter flair to this one, giving…

View Article

New Music

The Feather – “Stay Up”

“Stay Up” is a haunting synth-pop jam from Belgian act The Feather. This one feels ghostly, yet dance-able, pairing funky nu-disco rhythmic elements with spooky synth pads and muffled smatterings of guitar. We especially loved how this one felt dreamy but still got our heads bobbing along. If you like it as much as we did, make…

View Article

New Music

Alt Fiction – “All My Friends”

“All My Friends” is a nice, beachy slice of indie pop from Gold Coast act Alt Fiction. The trio (of brothers, if we’re not mistaken) manage to make this one wistful and upbeat simultaneously, layering jangly guitars and beach-goer lyrics over top frantic drums and squiggling synth flourishes. Fans of Real Estate, Best Coast, or…

View Article

New Music

Wolf & Moon – “A Tape Called Life”

Warm and inviting – “A Tape Called Life” by Wolf & Moon actually discusses the trials and tribulations of getting older. This unique juxtaposition of warm/cold ideals is executed beautifully with a “War on Drugs” sensibility – indie rock with a touch of synths and a smidge of Americana flavor, flush with shuffling drums and welcoming male/female…

View Article

New Music

Destroy Boys – “Honey I’m Home”

If you’re a fan of angsty guitar rock, we think Destroy Boys is your next obsession. “Honey I’m Home” has all the raucous elements of punk rock with a not-too-polished sound and a subtle ear for great melody. Sardonic and gritty vocals pair up with gritty pop punk sensibilities – this one would fit perfectly on…

View Article

New Music

Limón Limón – “Trying Not To Think About You” (Bit Funk Remix)

Limón Limón are buffaBLOG staples… and we think you’ll know why when you hear “Trying Not To Think About You.” This one happens to be a delectable Bit Funk remix (Spotify) and we are absolutely loving the way this one came out. “You” is 80s inspired but doesn’t sound dated – instead it’s packed full of…

View Article

New Music

The Toxic Avenger X LOOK MUM NO COMPUTER – “Lies”

We feel something powerful radiating from this latest collab between Paris-based producer The Toxic Avenger and London-Based act LOOK MUM NO COMPUTER. “Lies” has a decidedly pulsing vibe that smarts heavily of M83 (with an electrorock twist), brought home with a sincere, down-to-earth vocal delivery. Be sure to stick around for the big chorus –…

View Article

New Music

Occult X – “Quarantine Dream”

There’s been plenty of quarantine-themed songs floating around in the aether these last few months, but we’ve been most smitten by this charming slice of bedroom pop from Occult X. “Quarantine Dream” is a fever dream that pairs a Casio drumbeat with far-off production value for a lo-fi haze that feels as surreal as these…

View Article

New Music

Juno Francis – “Queen’s Anthem”

There’s something super infectious about “Queen’s Anthem” from German duo Juno Francis. The intriguing Berlin-based duo are originally from Sweden and play a flavorful mix of 80s synthpop with retro dark-pop sensibility. “Anthem” is about wanderlust – missing the cold Scandinavian winters but yearning to explore what lurks around that next corner. Either way, we think this…

View Article