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Death From Above 1979 – “One + One”

Death From Above 1979 need no introduction… 2004’s You’re a Woman, I’m a Machine is/was an iconic slice of fuzz-dance glory – they also successfully launched a triumphant return in the early 2010s and have been crafting electric dance-punk ever since. Their latest offering, “One + One” continues that successful formula – speaker shredding-bass thunder and…

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Sarah Cicero – “Letter to the Editor”

Brooklyn’s Sarah Cicero recently released a fun. indie-pop kiss-off to overrated height. Here in “Letter to the Editor,” Sarah sings, “The only thing I liked at all/was that you were over six feet tall/but you’re done making me feel small/so please don’t call” Beyond eloquently telling a 6′ monstrosity to buzz off, Sarah’s music embodies…

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Tiger Darrow – “MRNG BRTH”

“MRNG BRTH” is an unconventional pop jam… But that’s exactly why we’re digging it so much. NYC-based singer/songwriter Tiger Darrow has packed her new song full of traditional instruments (think string plucks and violin strums) and pairs it with blippy, Postal-Service-esque electronic flavor. Perhaps it’s no surprise – Tiger started her career as a classical…

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Phantom Handshakes – “No Better Plan”

Phantom Handshakes is a Brooklyn-based collab between Matt Sklar (Exiles) and Federica Tassano (Sooner, Mônetre). Their latest offering, Be Estranged, houses seven lo-fi, bedroom-pop with lots of dreamy pop sentiment. We’re particularly drawn to the swimmy, post-punk flavor of “No Better Plan.” With it’s plunky, watery guitar lines and earworm na-na-nas, “Plan” will scratch your…

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HEARTS APART – “Waste Time”

Here’s a fun, pop-punky banger all the way from Vicenza, Italy – HEARTS APART caught our ears with the refreshingly simple rock flavor of “Waste Time.” Bringing to mind punk-ish bands like The Menzingers or Alkaline Trio, “Time” (mostly) bounces between two different notes with an urgency that perfectly reflects the lyrical content. There’s no…

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Lo Talker – “Don’t Hide That Light Pt.II”

Athens, GA-based Lo Talker are here with a brand new single called “Don’t Hide That Light Pt.II.” It’s an upbeat indielectro tune with a jittery drumbeat and a prominent bassline, all emphasized by squiggly synth presence and ultra-pleasant vocals. The band say “Light” is, “a study in optimism at a time when optimism can be…

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T-Shirt Dream Party – “Pigs”

Manchester quartet T-Shirt Dream Party are back after a long hiatus… They’ve re-introduced themselves with the fantastically shimmery “Pigs,” a dreamy lo-fi rock jam that we can’t help but love. “Pigs” is fleshed out with jangly, spaced-out guitars and heady bass runs… But perhaps most notable here is the soul-crushing falsetto vocal delivery. We think…

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Borito – “Song for Dawn”

We’re loving the squiggly, swimmy indie pop from Tel Aviv-based duo Borito. They aim to bring you back to simpler times with their music, think, “summer vacation… bringing back innocence, the freedom of loving, living and creating without the obligations and disappointments of adulthood.” We think they nailed it on “Song for Dawn,” which is…

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balloon maker – “m.boy”

Here’s one that goes down real smooth from Swedish quartet balloon maker. Their latest single “m.boy” is a chimey and jangly tune with arpeggiating guitars, airy synths, and a metronome-esque acoustic guitar strum. Reminiscent of the ultra-pleasant, mid-aughts output of Death Cab for Cutie or The Shins, this Göteborg-based quartet “offers a comforting fiction in…

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Whiner – “Dog”

New Jersey act Whiner caught our ears with the shimmery, almost-uncategorizable indie rock of “Dog.” Is it pop? Is it experimental? Yeah, it’s a little bit of everything (there’s even a hint of shoegazy 90s flavor) and it really works for this particular quintet. Fun fact: you might recognize singer Cameron J. Castan from his…

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