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Spirit of the Bear – “Summer Snow”

Northeastern Ohio quintet Spirit of the Bear are really popping off with their unique blend of indie, nu-disco, and synth elements… Our pick is “Summer Snow,” which feels smooth af – an indie rocker with tinges of r&b, funk, and electronica blended into something all their own. Beyond that, the five-piece are looking comfy and vintage…

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Marsha Marsha Marsha – “I Like You”

Marsha Marsha Marsha have an upbeat one on their hands with their latest jam, “I Like You.” Utilizing big dancy drumbeats and a happily bouncy acoustic guitar riff, this one is reminiscent of The Front Bottoms with a sunny, Australian twist. There’s something to be said about infectious hooks, simple hooks about love, and a bright…

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Aaron Taos – “Control (Remix) feat. Lonely God & Huron John”

“Control” feels like a big contradiction. It’s a bedroom-pop jam with great production. It’s a remix with three contributors that somehow sounds totally cohesive. It’s a slacker-esque jam with tons of tasty synth layers and genre-mashing… And we love it for its many can’t-quite-put-our-finger-on-it qualities. Where do Aaron Taos, Lonely God, and Huron John start…

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Goldmyth – “My Mistake”

It’s not every day you see a harpist write a super chill indie pop song… But here we are with Goldmyth and her latest jam, “My Mistake.” Propelled by a gentle harp melody and Goldmyth’s haunting vocals, “Mistake” is equal parts baroque and melancholy bedroom-pop. Fans of Phoebe Bridgers, Soccer Mommy, or Jay Som will dig this…

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yep – “Breakup Sex”

We’ll let new synthpop collective yep introduce themselves: yep is an assembly of producers and songwriters who have multiple Grammy wins and nominations among them. For now, the members are opting to remain anonymous. This mysterious act came out swinging with “Breakup Sex,” a hooky, hazy synthpop swirl that highlights the honest, not-so-pure aspect of breaking…

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Shy Curves – “Dreamboat”

Feeling super drawn to the lo-fi bedroom vibes from Shy Curves. “Dreamboat” is a somber jam that simmers with a haunting sadness – think early Bright Eyes through a dream-pop lens. Fans of Girlpool or Mansions would dig this too – this is one of those mixes that hits that intangible sweet spot between lo-fi…

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Chappaqua Wrestling – “Football”

Super jangly vibes here from UK duo Chappaqua Wresling. “Football” brings to mind late 90s indie/emo greats like American Football, Mineral, and Rainer Maria with its bright guitar riffs and far-away vocal stylings. We love “Football;” chill enough to make it onto your every day playlist, but would also slap if you heard it in…

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Corner Lights – “Reach”

Corner Lights have crafted a cool indie rocker here with “Reach.” This quartet utilizes brooding vocals, a vaguely beachy vibe, and 80s influences to craft their songs. This one is a refreshingly simple indie rocker, so we especially appreciate “Reach” for its overarching mood – slightly mysterious and upbeat while staying beautiful all around. Check it…

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Varsity Star – “Headphones Kid”

Next time you’re looking to sink into a big mood, we recommend this latest one from Varsity Star. “Headphones Kid” is glitchy, warbly, and warm – lovely vibes from a strictly instrumental jam. Through their blips and bloops, sometimes electronic tracks can lose their humanity; not “Headphones Kid,” which feels truly magical on that level….

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Eades – “Vivid Dreams”

Liking this urgent indie rocker from Leeds quintet Eades. “Vivid Dreams” is no doubt a guitar rocker, built around tasty, angular riffs that bring to mind Bloc Party and the Strokes. We especially like the understated vocal delivery here – dark and mysterious, especially compared to the otherwise neurotic guitar work. “Dreams” is our latest…

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