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hamburger – “All Hail Zebulon!”

Loving this lighthearted slice of slacker-pop from quirky sextet hamburger. “All Hail Zebulon!” is full of eclectic lyrics about teenage alienation (pun intended) and warm, warbly instrumentals, perfect for fans of Beck, Mac Demarco, or Radical Face. It’s clear this band doesn’t take themselves too seriously, and that effervescent vibe comes across in their music…

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MOY – “At My Door”

UK act MOY are sure to blow out your eardrums with the bombastic, guitar-driven vibes of “At My Door.” This one brings to mind the fuzzy melodies of the Smashing Pumpkins with the quiet-loud verse/chorus structures of Pixies… All wrapped in a modern indie-rock package. Full of ear-catching vocal melodies, “At My Door” is a…

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DOLLY ZOOM – “Rabbit Hole”

Brisbane quartet DOLLY ZOOM are genre-defying masterminds whose “Rabbit Hole” recently snagged our ears. Falling somewhere between synthpop, psychedelic rock, and dream pop, “Rabbit Hole” is a swirl of synth arpeggios, catchy pop hooks, and dark vibes. This one is full of introspective lyrics and melancholy melodies, perfect for gloomy and moody fall listening (but…

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Natalie Schlabs – “Don’t Look Too Close”

Digging this jam from Nashville-based songwriter Natalie Schlabs. “Don’t Look Too Close” is a new direction for Natalie – she’s veered away from her country roots into something more akin to indie rock. “Close” is full of cool delayed guitar stabs, driving drums and bass, and of course Schlabs beautiful vocals… Not to mention 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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Creature Comfort – “Black Cat”

Loving this latest jam from Nashville indie poppers Creature Comfort. “Black Cat” is a guitar-based banger, full of sunny indie rock energy and interesting rhythmic play (not to mention that heady flanger). Big vocal melodies, sing-along oh-ohs, and a significant vibe change mid-song is what really takes this one to the next level for us….

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Stray Fossa – “Are You Gonna Be Okay

If you’re an avid buffaBLOGGER, you know we’ve been paying close attention to shoegazy VA act Stray Fossa for at least a few years now. Their latest jam is “Are you Gonna Be Okay” – continuing their trend of bedroom-pop greatness, the trio pairs hush-hush vocals with blasts of synth, warbled out guitar twinkling, and big snazzy basslines. Stick…

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Preview: Koko Neetz EP Release

Head on out to Nietzsche’s tonight for a night to get lost in your thoughts. Buffalo’s residential existential pop star Koko Neetz is bringing the party favors and atmospheric scenery out to play in celebration of his EP release  i.t.t.i.p.  Neetz, the moniker for Buffalo-based musician Andrew Kothen, has been a staple of the local music scene these…

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Lake Jons – “I Don’t Care”

Lake Jons is a Helsinki-based duo who walk a fine, fine line between producers extraordinaire and full-on band. “I Don’t Care” is a perfect example – gauzy synth flourishes and jittery percussion tracks lay underneath their tasteful vocal lines. They’ve found a way to inject an organic feel into the otherwise mechanical nature of electronic music. Let their…

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Dominic Sen – “Natural History

We’re digging the dreamy pop sound from Brooklyn solo-act Dominic Sen. Check out the handheld-VHS aesthetic of her latest video for “Natural History.” Between the kitschy retro feels and vaguely romantic lyrics about gift shops and museums, we think this one will make a great addition to your chill-out playlist. Fans of Porches, Jay Som, or…

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