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mint eastwood – “Man From Atlantis”

Here’s a lighthearted one from Manchester’s mint eastwood. “Man From Atlantis” is an effervescent, slacker-esque jam, padded lush with vintage-sounding synths and aquatic reverb. Deceptively (and delightfully simple), “Atlantis” is easy to digest, complete with a monster chorus hook about swimming lessons of all things. This one falls somewhere on the spectrum between MGMT, Flaming…

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Employer – “Modeans 2”

There’s something magical about “Modeans 2,” the latest offering from Kansas City act Employer. Is it emo? Is it math rock? Is it straight up indie rock? All of the above… But it’s also part enigma. Full of swirling guitar effects, huge shifts in vocal dynamics, start-stop tempos, and riffage, this one would sit comfortably…

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7-11 Jesus – “5HITS”

Digging this raucous jam from three-piece noise rockers 7-11 Jesus. “5HITS” is full of Pile-esque borderline-cacophony and sludgy, wall-of-noise guitar energy. It also somehow manages to squeeze in a quiet/loud dynamic a la Pixies or Nirvana. Upon first listen, we could picture ourselves getting sweaty and rocking out to this in a packed basement (RIP…

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Mickey May – “Hell of a Night”

Toronto’s Mickey May has just released the ultra-indie-poppy “Hell of a Night.” Built on a chorus-laden guitar backbone, May plays with a spitfire lyrical delivery, super slick production, and sugary sweet melodies to really suck his listeners in. At just 21-years-of -age, Mickey May seems destined for a career of tightly sprung pop jams… Check…

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Jerry, at the Beach – “Summertime”

Jerry, at the Beach resides in the Pine Barrens of New Jersey, but their sassy and energetic jam “Summertime” sounds a bit more like an upbeat Southern California tune. With big raucous guitars reminiscent of Wavves and sugary pop melodies that would put Weezer to shame, “Summertime” is sure to get your blood pumping while…

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Evelyn – “Winter”

We find the indie folk of “Winter” by Evelyn super relaxing, and we think it will warm your hearts too. Evelyn is the moniker of singer/songwriter Dani Lencioni; the project has been both a band and a solo vehicle for her. “Winter” is an old tune, but has re-emerged in a new form as an…

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Justina Shandler – “Taking Back My Love”

Here’s a nice indie pop-meets-adult contemporary jam from singer/songwriter Justina Shandler. Lyrically, “Taking Back My Love” is a kiss-off to a troubled relationship. With just enough sassy energy peeking through her otherwise gentle delivery, “Love” finds Shandler re-discovering her voice, telling her freeloading ex like it is. Beyond that, the song straddles a fine line…

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Bubblewands – “Go Back”

Bubblewands is an ultra-endearing recording project between singer/songwriter Brian Lonsdorf and drummer Andy Miles. The San Francisco duo’s latest effort, “Go Back,”  caught our ears for its bedroom-fi sincerity and jangly guitar driven appeal. They’ve managed to blend late 90s emo and slacker indie rock (with a tinge of alt-country) into something heartfelt – think…

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Retrofette – “Photogenic”

Denver synthpop quartet Retrofette are going to make you miss the dancefloor with their new single, “Photogenic.” Inspired by a love of vintage synths and irresistibly compelling beats, Retrofette have created something mysteriously timeless and eerily danceable. Full of off-beat bass bumps, a spooky falsetto delivery, and minimalist drum presence, fans of Metronomy, Justice, or…

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oramor – “Crisis”

Loving the silky smooth bedroom-pop stylings from LA-based oramor. “Crisis” is built on a swirly, muted guitar backbone that pairs well with a bunch of swelling synth work, start-stop rhythms, and oramor’s gentle croon. The chorus of “So take your time/You can take what’s mine/We will be just right forever” is a definite earworm that…

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