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Colour Tongues – “Wasted”

Colour Tongues here with the colorful indie-pop of “Wasted.” Inspired to take up the art of songwriting by Transatlanticism by Death Cab for Cutie, “Wasted” embodies a bunch of mid-aughts era songwriting. Sensitive vibes, swimmy reverb-drenched guitars, and heartfelt vocals with a Gibbard-esque drawl. That’s not to say Colour Tongues is a DCFC clone – there’s a…

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CITYGIRL – “Sharp Distance”

We can’t resist this synth-y indie rocker from NYC-based CITYGIRL. Fronted by moody dynamo Marisa Ferdenzi, “Sharp Distance” showcases elements of retro pop, shoegaze, indie rock and post-punk. Frantic drums lay underneath Ferdenzi’s hush-hush delivery as she sings about wasted nights and empty promises. This one’s perfect for a late night drive – check it…

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The Wash – “Cat”

LA band The Wash caught us off guard with the surprising vulnerability of their latest song, “Cat.” Part of a larger, 11-song LP, “Cat” finds the band plodding forth on a Radiohead-esque riff while they experiment with unique drum sounds and softly-sung vocals. The result is somber and introspective while still retaining a strong sense…

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teeballpaul – “Full House”

Solo-act teeballpaul (aka Paul Gordon) nailed it on this funky, 80s-tinged banger. “Full House” takes on the retro campiness of the 80s and pairs it with modern-day nu-disco sensibility. A huge bassline presence and snappy, electronic drums propel this one forward, pairing nicely with Paul‘s pleasant tenor. It’s campy, it’s fun, and it’s sure to get…

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Buffalo

The Hamiltones Release New Surf-Punk Concept LP, ‘Dracula Invitational, 1791’

The Hamiltones have been kicking around Buffalo for years now, crafting epic, spindly surf-punk that brings to mind The Ventures, The Cramps and Dick Dale. They’re also fiercely individualistic – this time around, they’ve crafted an utterly unique batch of songs, 14 to be exact, self-described as “the score of the most ridiculous, b-movie Dracula…

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The Black Black – “Satisfaction”

Here’s a dope one from Brooklyn-based punk act The Black Black. Bringing to mind the frantic dancefloor energy of Death From Above 1979 or even The Rapture, “Satisfaction” immediately makes us want to move. The vocals and guitar are excellent here, but the electric rhythm section has a chance to truly shine through. Pairing a…

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Zilched – “The Knife”

Zilched (aka singer/songwriter Chloë Drallos) has been creating swirly noise-pop since the project was founded in 2017. “The Knife” is yet another stellar addition to her already impressive catalogue – filled with swimmy guitars, dizzying energy from the rhythm section, and dreamy, slacker-esque vocals, “Knife” embodies the anxious and dark energy of her home base,…

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SOLD – “A New Wind”

Nothing like some menacing post-punk energy to get your blood pumping – loving the aggressively gloomy vibes on SOLD‘s new track, “A New Wind.” Spindly, reverb-laden guitar tracks twirl overtop overdriven bass bombast. The result is something gothy but also full of energy – Interpol, The Editors, and Ceremony would be proud. Check it out…

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Boh Doran – “CATS CRADLE”

Boh Doran has had a long and storied career in the music biz, but she’s been truly flexing her singer/songwriter wings on her most recent solo material. “CATS CRADLE” is a perfect example – this 90s-esque tune combining guitar strumming, synth flourishes, and punchy drums with Boh’s distinctly smoky vocal delivery. The result is something…

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Goblin & Box – “I’m Alright”

We’re digging this lighthearted jangler from Sweden-based Goblin & Box. “I’m Alright” has a sunny disposition, but not aggressively so… It has the perfect amount of upbeat guitar rhythm to read “bouncy and fun” without the sugary pitfalls of extra-saccharine sweetness. With jittery splashes of auxiliary percussion and just enough indie rock crunch, this one…

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