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Wild Once Release New Music Video for “Alone by Choice”

Buffalo indie/emo mainstays Wild Once are back (or still here, rather) with a brand new music video for “Alone by Choice” – the video showcases the band’s members in various states of relative solitude before bringing back them together to play in the same room once more. In an impressively choreographed shot, singer Tom Mayer…

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Hearts Hearts – “The Fan (feat. OSKA)”

Here’s an infectious indie popper from Austrian quartet Hearts Hearts and their collab partner OSKA. “The Fan” has a distinctly island-y vibe, perfect for poolside jamming or feel-good get-togethers… But since most of us are trapped inside by snow (and/or socially isolated) right now, rocking out unabashedly to “The Fan” is the next best option!…

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Kelly McMichael – “Out The Window”

We like this quirky indie-popper from Canadian singer/songwriter Kelly McMichael. “Out the Window” has enough blips and bloops to bring to mind 80s staples like Cyndi Lauper or The Cars, but bubbles with enough early aughts indie rock energy to please nuanced millennial ears. The video finds Kelly & co. having a good time romping…

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Causeway Youth – “Small Talk”

Singapore-based duo Causeway Youth recently jangled their way into our hearts with the dreamy indie pop of “Small Talk.” Their particular brand of emo-tinged dream-pop brings to mind Turnover or Real Estate – with a sunny guitar delivery, vaguely romantic lyrics about awkward small talk, unique chord progressions, and a sincere vocal delivery, this one…

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Kowloon – “Late Last Night”

Ultra-chill, LA-based singer/songwriter Kowloon is no stranger to buffaBLOG – we’ve previously featured his low-key, soundtrack-to-a-nighttime-drive tune “Come Over.” He’s back with another trademark jam, also respectfully understated, called “Late Last Night.” Pairing nu-disco guitar bleats with a super-tasteful, simmering instrumental, “Late Last Night” feels like it would be as great relaxing beachside as it…

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Ian Deaton – “An Immoral Brain”

Atlanta-based musician/film-composer Ian Deaton is here with the frantic 80s electropunk of “An Immoral Brain.” Sounding like the offspring of The Misfits, Atom and his Package, and 1980s post-punk, “Immoral Brain” pairs high-octane keyboard bleats with a blistering Casio drumbeat and Deaton’s deranged-but-restrained lyrics: “I’m a serial killer/but I’m never gonna hurt anyone/I don’t want…

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Sunroot x Darkwater and Stars – “Ur Face ‘der”

Digging this emotional and cathartic collab between Sunroot and Darkwater and Stars – “Ur Face ‘der” reminds us of early Modest Mouse mixed with elements of modern dream pop and electronica. Sunroot is otherwise known as Mark Richardson, a Houston-based songwriter who has previously played with Daniel Johnston. This collab also features Melissa Shawn Griffin…

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Echo Frame – “Red Carpet”

Here’s a dope indie rocker from Echo Frame. The Vancouver-based solo act embodies a very 2021 sound on this latest jam while still nodding toward the garage rock of the early aughts (think The Strokes, etc.). A driving bass line, echo-y guitar splashes, and reverbed-out post-punky vocals move this one forward. We think you’re gonna…

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Tines – “Thin Blue Line / Rock and Roll Witness Protection Program”

Over the course of rock n roll’s sordid history different styles of songwriting have emerged and worked their ways to the forefront. On one end of the spectrum, bands such as Black Sabbath, The Who, and Rush, have woven together fictional stories and flawless music to create grand, theatrical performances. All the way on the…

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Toby Whyle – “Quiet the Silence”

Singer/songwriter Toby Whyle is here with the powerfully cathartic indie-pop of “Quiet the Silence.” The Austrian songsmith has been writing songs for over a decade, and his well-earned finesse is quite evident here on “Silence.” Snappy drums, immaculate production, and tasteful synth flourishes help to push this one forward, fleshed out with heart-on-your-sleeve lyrics like:…

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