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Soft Kill – “Pretty Face”

Portland quintet Soft Kill are celebrating their upcoming release with a new video for “Pretty Face.” This five-piece takes a more unique approach to post-punk; keeping the doom-and-gloom vibes they are known for, but pairing it with lots of energy through a driving bassline and aquatic guitar flourishes. What’s most powerful here is the lyrical…

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Freak Slug & niquo – “Care”

Here’s a swimmy bedroom-pop collab between Freak Slug (UK) and niquo (Denmark). “Care” sees the latter contributing a woozy, chorus-laden jam to the table while the former’s smooth vocal stylings take this one to the next level. Dreamy, atmospheric, and most importantly, cool, this one is sure to appeal to fans of Mac Demarco, Slowdive,…

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EMÆL – “3/4 In”

EMÆL are tough to categorize, so we’ll settle with just calling them “great.” Their latest jam, “3/4 In” is synthy without diving into 80s camp, but doesn’t need a guitar backbone to achieve that organic, indie-rock feel. Their left-of center categorization will appeal to fans of Yeasayer, M83, or Radiohead – check out the video…

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F.N. – “IHYN”

F.N. is wearing his heart on his sleeve on his latest jam, “IHYN.” Short for “I hate you now,” this one examines how profound it is to go from loving someone to totally despising them. It’s all performed over a super smooth indie-pop jam, full of somber guitar chords and nimble basslines. This one goes out…

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Milly – “Star Thistle Blossom”

Here’s a slice of grungy greatness from the wunderkinds in Milly. “Star Thistle Blossom” brings to mind grunge greats like Smashing Pumpkins or Hum with a more contemporary twist a la Superheaven or Citizen. “Star Thistle Blossom” is exactly what you’d expect from this ever-evolving crew – forlorn vocals croon overtop fuzzed-out grunge guitars and…

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Geiz – “Wasted Days”

We think you’re gonna like this one from Geiz – the relatively mysterious act astounded us with the powerful electronica sounds of “Wasted Days.” Full of arpeggiated synths, nimble guitar theatrics, and an absolutely unique vocal delivery, “Wasted Days” could sit comfortably on a shelf next to Porches, The Prodigy, or M83. Let this unique…

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Juliper Sky – “Into the Outer Light”

There’s nothing like a wall of dream pop, shoegaze and psychedelia to get you going… That’s UK act Juliper Sky’s m.o… About their sound, they say: “… [we] seek to evoke different themes of escapism through grandiose soundscapes, pulsating rhythms and escapist lyrics intertwined with a wall of shimmering synths and guitars.” Well said! One…

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Kindsight – “Terminal Daze”

Loving this jangly one from Denmark’s Kindsight. With it’s prominent, driven bassline and lilting vocal presence, “Terminal Daze” brings to mind indie pop royalty like Alvvays or The Pains of Being Pure At Heart. Just when you think the verses are ultra-catchy, Kindsight outdo themselves with a monster falsetto hook in the choruses. The result…

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Buffalo

Quinton Brock is Taking All of Us “To The Moon”

Quinton Brock’s latest single “To The Moon” is everything you need right now in the year of our lord 2020, and it’s video directed by Shauna Presto is pure gold and the future Leftists dream of. The ever elusive Brock has previously offered us glimpses into his progressive and soulful vision hip-hop, but here it’s…

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TANDM – “Earthworm”

TANDM is a Toronto-based Indie Pop duo, consisting of Thomas Franklin and Maxine Beck-Sinderby. We’ve been digging their latest single, the ear-wormy indie rocking “Earthworm.” The Toronto-duo have a knack for intimate indie pop, padded just enough with a fuzzy bass drive, simmering drum intensity, and twinkly sparkles of guitar. Be sure to stick around…

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