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Shelter Boy – “Atmosphere”

There’s something hypnotic about “Atmosphere” from Shelter Boy (aka Simon Graupner)… There’s also something bratty and raucous. Something about the quasi-90s alterna-pop beat mixed with Graupner’s distinct sneer is just captivating. According to Shelter Boy, “Atmosphere” is “emotionally flexible: it is just as good on a rainy day when you don’t feel like going out as…

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Special Friend – “Ennemi Commun”

We’ve (I’ve) got a soft spot for fuzzed-out guitars. The latest single from Paris-based American/French duo Special Friend definitely nails that sound… And throws in a squiggly, vintage synth sound for good measure. Like the song’s title, “Ennemi Commun” (which means the opposite of Special Friend) is a toxic combo… A one-two punch that will…

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Tuskers – “A Friend To Babies”

We’re not 100% sure what to make of Tuskers… And that’s exactly why we’re so drawn to their latest song, “A Friend To Babies.” Don’t be fooled by the southern drawl, this one is full of heartfelt, borderline-nihilistic lyrics that tell both the devil and god to eff off. The juxtaposition of country-adjacent drawl overtop…

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spill tab – “PISTOLWHIP”

Last time we checked in with LA-based act spill tab, we were pretty jazzed on their single “name.” We just couldn’t stay away… This time, we’ve fallen for “PISTOLWHIP” – a quiet/loud amalgamation of electronica beats, synth splashes, and a noise-rock influenced chorus.  Just like “name,” this one comes and goes before you know it…

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Kidä – “The Garden”

The very-worldly Kidä is an Italian-Egyptian born in New York and based in London – we’ve been loving her latest jam, “The Garden.” Featuring a monochrome video (that reminds us a lot of 90s aesthetic (in a good way)), “Garden” is made-for-the-dancefloor indietronica at its finest. Kidä’s voice is fantastic and lays overtop the dark,…

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Evalyn – “Sun In Your Eyes”

Evalyn here with the ethereal indie pop of “Sun In Your Eyes.” Based in Topanga Canyon, CA, Evalyn has been crafting effortlessly delicate electronic-tinged pop like her debut EP, Sandcastle and Salvation, which has to-date racked up over 19 million streams. We think “Eyes” continues that trend of very listenable indie-pop – it’s got a…

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PACKS – “Silvertongue”

Toronto’s PACKS blasted their way into our inbox with the raucous garage rock fervor of “Silvertongue.” Boasting a true DIY tone and jangly indie rock guitars, “Silvertongue” sounds like the middle child of Bully, Hole, and Courtney Barnett. There’s a slacker rock ethos here that shines through, brilliantly emphasized by the wanderlust vibes of the…

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Adult Books – “Grecian Urn”

LA-based trio Adult Books are here with the synth-tinged post-punk of “Grecian Urn.” Bringing to mind a subtle Ceremony or a darker, gauzier indie-r Interpol, “Urn” pairs sparkling guitar work with splashes of synth and a driving bass backbone. If you like what you hear, “Grecian Urn” is the title-track of an LP that comes…

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Nisa – “Turn Me Down”

Nisa here with a stunning animated video for “Turn Me Down.” This NYC-based indie rocker pairs psychedelic visuals with her guitar-driven indie rocker… It’s full of contemporary 2021 energy topped off by Nisa’s ethereal vocal presence. This one must be seen to be truly appreciated – check out the YouTube video below and if you…

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Annie DiRusso – “Nine Months”

Loving this crunchy-but-beautiful jam from Nashville/NYC-based indie rocker Annie DiRusso. “Nine Months” finds DiRusso bearing her heart on her sleeve with a batch of powerful and cathartic lyrics, flexing her powerful-but-relatable vocals overtop 90s-flavored indie rock guitars. Fans of Soccer Mommy, Diet Cig, and Phoebe Bridgers are gonna dig this one a lot – check…

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