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TIMEA – “Ice On Summer Nights”

Digging this dope jam from Slovakia – TIMEA just released a new EP called Confusion of Warmth, upon which the funky, summery “Ice on Summer Nights” resides. The song is somewhat misleading (in a good way) – what starts as a sunny, upbeat jam turns into a mysterious and intriguing chorus. The juxtaposition in flavors is…

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Beach Vacation – “I Fell Apart”

Beach Vacation started as many bands do – a dope collective of musicians gathering to play a high school talent show. Perhaps unsurprisingly, they ended up getting international attention (at the young ages of 16/17 nonetheless). Maybe that’s why we dig “I Fell Apart” so much – it sounds like the work of a veteran…

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Ryan Hoffman – “Train”

Here’s a cool one from Pittsburgh-based singer/songwriter Ryan Hoffman. “Train’s” spindly bassline immediately caught our ears – it’s a swung, foot-stomper that carries the rest of the song’s instrumentation; a combination of mysterious guitar jangles, impressive vocal harmonies, and atmospheric swelling. “Train” is a super-unique mixture of americana, indie rock, and a twinge of midwest…

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wutsupval – “Temptation”

Digging the debut single from Canadian singer/songwriter wutsupval. “Temptation” is an electropop banger with the best of both worlds; it’s pure-pop with its use of sugary-sweet melodies, but leans a little bit into indielectro territory with its subtly dreamy undercurrents. It doesn’t hurt that whatsupval’s voice is perfectly suited for a jam like this. Fans…

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Orchid Mantis – “Can’t See The Sun Anymore”

Atlanta solo-act Orchid Mantis is back with more heartbreaking bedroom lo-fi jams with “Can’t See The Sun Anymore.” Guitar-based at heart, this one uses a heavily-filtered drum sound to add to its icy coldness to great effect. Full of washy reverb textures, warbly riffing, and layers of various drones, this would fit comfortably on a…

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Pew – “Docks”

Pew sent us over this mysterious one and we couldn’t help but be mesmerized. “Docks” is a lo-fi, bedroom-esque jam with hints of Local Natives, Animal Collective, and Attic Abasement creeping through. It’s built around shuffling guitars, psych-tinged vocals, and left-field samples galore. The song eventually devolves into an amalgamation of noises and textures –…

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Black Box – “Over It”

Loving this sprightly indie rock jam from Norwegian indie rockers Black Box. “Over It” shows off the quintet’s unmatched and unbeatable energy, with nu-disco-tinged guitar, a thumping funky bass line, and an undeniably dancy beat. Even better is the earworm chorus of “I’m Over It,” followed by a bombastic chant of “da-da-da-da-da-da-da.” We think you’ll…

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jake from the timeline – “tru”

Here’s a shiny bedroom-pop jam from the one-and-only jake from the timeline. “Tru” takes a deep look at our social-media-obsessed culture. “Lie where you want to be tru” rings poignantly… well, true in many situations. Beyond the dead on social commentary, jake’s music is a sexy blend of indie and electronica that blends blippy synth…

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Courting – “Popshop!”

Here’s a fun indie rocker from Liverpool act Courting. “Popshop!” is a snarky jangler with speak-sung vocals and a fun, disco beat. Propelled by janky guitar energy and enough attitude for days, we think fans of Parquet Courts, Arctic Monkeys, or Hollerado will dig this one. Keep an eye out for Courting’s new EP, Grand National,…

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Ondist – “Runaway”

Ondist is a funk trio with a unique, global background – the three members, Corbin Dooley, Nick Poortman, and Maya Coppola, are all rooted in Arkansas, New Zealand, and New York. They’re now LA-based, and having recorded in Malibu, Dallas, Kansas City, and Las Vegas, there’s a true environmental impact on the way their songs…

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