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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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Buffalo

Humble Braggers Release New Music Video for “Better”

Buffalo synthpop heroes Humble Braggers are back with a new music video for their reimagined jam, “Better.” The video finds the HB boys getting raucous in a backyard beer pong session, complete with NFL-quality can punting (Go Bills!), table flipping, and plenty of quasi-drunken bliss. Juxtaposed against the band’s tomfoolery is front man Tom Burtless,…

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KO. – “Evergreen”

You might recognize solo-act Kevin J.B. O’Connor from his previous role as front man of Buffalo-based indie quartet Coral Collapse – he’s since relocated to Lexington, KY and started up a solo project under the name KO. We’ve been vibing on his latest effort, “Evergreen;” full of folksy drum shuffles, reverb-soaked guitars, and O’Connor’s endearing…

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Spiny Norman – “Belt of Orion”

Big rock n roll vibes all the way from The Netherlands here on “Belt of Orion.” Fun-filled quartet Spiny Norman takes a bunch of retro rock n’ roll vibes and pairs it with a slick, contemporary production value… Think The Dandy Warhols-meets-Arctic Monkeys. With psychedelic riffs and la-la-las aplenty, this one has plenty of soaring…

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