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TOOTHSOME – “Shark Eggs/Pirouette”

Digging this one from veritable North Carolina supergroup TOOTHSOME. “Shark Eggs/Pirouette” is a super-unique jangle pop jam full of keyboard flourishes, Hold Steady-esque vocals, and eclectic vibes all around. You can certainly hear this group’s influences throughout this song (The Cure, Weezer, etc.), but songwriting this unique can only come from years of grinding and…

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Bryan Dubay – “Elizabeth Short”

Bryan Dubay is a Buffalo-based artist whose new single “Elizabeth Short” recently caught our attention. Elizabeth Short is probably better known as the Black Dahlia; inspired by a playthrough of LA Noire, Dubay set out to write a song in her honor. It’s an indie-electronica jam with a guitar-driven backbone… But Dubay’s music truly shines…

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Vern Matz – “Mall of America”

Somber but sweet, we’ve been jamming on this latest song from Vern Matz called “Mall of America.” Propelled by distinctly autumnal vibes, acoustic guitar strums, gentle vibes, and reverbed-out vocals, this one is reminiscent of The Shins, American Analog Set, or Fruit Bats. Folksy (but not too folksy) and ethereal, this is perfect chill-out music…

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Playfield 7 – “Free 21 Res”

Something about Playfield 7‘s bedroom-gaze is very captivating. Reminiscent of early Slowdive or a subdued My Bloody Valentine, “Free 21 Res” is a shiny, blissed-out gem full of droning guitars, far-off vocals, and a surprising amount of pop sentiment. A big vocal refrain of “my way – my way back home to you” is going…

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Thantophobe – “Tie Me Down”

Thantophobe just released a new music video for their latest jam, “Tie Me Down.” This one is a super chill indie rocker with hints of folk, shoegaze, and psychedelic elements. Propelled by an acoustic guitar backbone, “Tie Me Down” is also full of low-key vocals and squiggly, tape-aged guitar leads, all of which combine into…

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CRi x Bernache – “From Me”

There’s something hypnotic about the vocal samples on “From Me,” the latest collab between producer CRi and Bernache (aka vocalist Emma Proulx of Men I Trust fame). Vaguely intelligible blasts of “I’m done I’m done I’m done I’m done / a-oo-a-oo-a-oo-a-ooo / KC KC KC KC” just add to the mysteriousness of this one –…

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Al Pride – “If You Go Down”

Here’s an impressive one from Swiss act Al Pride. This octet (!) pairs a horn section, tight percussion, and groovy basslines into a juicy, nu-disco tinged package. Beyond that, “Go Down” got the music video treatment – it’s full of retro imagery, stuffed owls, lava lamps, and other 1970s kitsch. No matter what way you…

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Ek & Horn – “Galápagos”

Ek & Horn sure know how to close out the summer – their latest jam “Galápagos” is a super-subtle electropop song that serves many purposes. Could you dance to it? Yes. Can you chill poolside to it? Yes. Does it feel ever-so-slightly somber, like its reminiscent or yearning for more? Yes. We especially like the…

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TYNT – “PLUME”

Hong Kong-based TYNT is an eclectic indietronica act who specialize in emotional and melancholic tunes with tinges of shoegaze and industrial woven throughout. They caught our collective ears with the hypnotic pop energy of “PLUME.” TYNT have an uncanny ability to write distinctly pop-based songs with experimental facets tastefully splashed in. If you dig The…

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MIME – “NOT IN LOVE (feat. Jantine)”

We think you should check out this cool collab between MIME and Jantine called “NOT IN LOVE.” Between Jantine’s singer/songwriter prowess and MIME’s impeccable DJ skills (and intriguing im-person persona), this one was destined to be great. “NOT IN LOVE” is full of airy synths and atmospheric vocals – packed with a ton of pure-pop…

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