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Buffalo Duo Amateur Hockey Club Releases New EP & Single

Here’s a dope one from Buffalo’s own Amateur Hockey Club. The Buffalo-based duo reside in an emo-indie aether, as evidenced by their latest offering, “Mad Max Mathews Makes Machines Musical.” Bringing to mind bands like Transit, Charmer, or Dryjacket, “Mad Max” finds the duo exploring the realities of post-grad ennui and twenty-something angst with lyrical…

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Broad Valley – “Yesterday Overcoming”

Here’s a cool indietronica jam from Broad Valley – instrumental jams are tough to put into words, but we’ll do our best! This one follows the bedroom-pop aesthetic with a hypnotic, triplet-based acoustic guitar. It’s full of atmospheric noises and static ambiance, all of which add to its overall nuanced feel. As with all music,…

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carolesdaughter – “Violent”

Here’s a poignant one from LA-based singer/songwriter carolesdaughter. This 18-year-old (colloquially known as Thea Taylor) put her heart on her sleeve when writing “Violent,” an obvious ode to a toxic relationship. With a trap-esque beat and guitars that sound like they’re about to fall apart, this one could find fans in people who like Clairo,…

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Full Body 2 Releases Glitchy Shoegaze Debut, “keygen memory”

Here’s a new jam from some familiar faces… Rochester’s Full Body has fully-evolved into their final(?) form: Full Body 2. They’re now creating wall-of-sound shoegaze with glitchy IDM textures. Their first offering is “keygen memory,” full of brutal guitar fuzz, digital keyboard imprints, and trademark far-off shoegaze vocals. Fans of MBV or Ovlov will love…

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Dodo Origami – “Wonderland”

Berlin’s Dodo Origami here with a fun guitar rocker called “Wonderland.” Propelled by a fast tempo, a driven bassline, and guitar riffing, “Wonderland” has the fun of pop punk energy without the brattiness of the genre as a whole. Instead, “Wonderland” could sit comfortably on a shelf next to The Gaslight Anthem or Weezer. Check…

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Frederik – “Portraits”

Loving this slow burn jam from Swiss act Frederik – reminiscent of Porches with a hint of Slowdive, “Portraits” is an ambient and ethereal indie rocker with a haunting vocal take from frontman Rolf Laureijs. The refrain of “and I wonder where have you been” has been swirling around our heads for days. It’s one…

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The Rising Waters – “Lqd”

The Rising Waters is an indielectro quartet from Kyiv, Ukraine whose “Lqd” caught our attention. “Lqd” brings to mind A Perfect Circle, Portishead, or even Nine Inch Nails with it’s dark and moody atmosphere and borderline industrial influences… It’s a pretty, moody song throughout, but the big moment here for us is the chorus –…

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Julien’s Daughter – “Barb 217”

Winnipeg’s Julien’s Daughter recently caught our ears with the rhythmic indie rock pulse of “Barb 217.” This one starts out as an angular jam with a fuzzy, bedroom-pop-esque mix… But “Barb” eventually evolves into something dance-y and energetic, before finally slowing down the tempo down to a near-crawl. It’s a unique journey that you don’t…

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Emma Rena – “sidebar”

Here’s a dope, R&B tinged, indie pop-jam from Emma Rena – the Grammy-nominated songwriter finally struck out on her own with the fantastic “Sidebar.” It’s a groovy, mid-tempo trudge that shows off Rena’s sassy vocals perfectly – coupled with a set of vague, troubled-relationship lyrics, “Sidebar” sounds contemporary, smooth, and timeless all at once. Give…

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MVCO x Casey Shirin – “Tiny Little Thing”

Here’s a cool collab between MVCO and Casey Shirin – “Tiny Little Thing” shows off Shirin’s unique vocal stylings on top of a tight, indie pop ditty from MVCO. It’s a super-upbeat jam full of warbly guitar magic, tight drums, and Shirin’s sunny vocal melodies. Think Clairo-meets-Mac Demarco with a bit more pep in their…

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