Album: Simen Mitlid – Neutral

I can honestly say that Simen Mitlid is one of my most favorite discoveries this year. I have shared his music on my blog and in my playlist several times. His new album Neutral is just out and it is so good. Full of great songs, melodies, and beautiful vocals. It is my favorite music act from Denmark right now, and one of the top in Europe too. Find some time and give this album a full listen, you will not regret it. It will be in my years for the next days.

You can find more music and buy merch at simenmitlid.bandcamp.com

Single: Club Soccer – It’s Not Time To Relax

Club Soccer is the matching of Argentinian Nico Brunstein and Brazilian born, Nando Dale. Both students at NYU’s Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music. Another interesting new band creating a soothing jazzy indie rock. A perfect for Friday evening to chill out after the whole week.

You can follow them on Spotify

Single: Bluish – Standby

Bluish is an indie emo rock band from Brooklyn, NY. I love the guitar parts in this song, the melody is so captivating. Listen to it more closely and you will get hooked too. Such a great single! I hope this band will get more attention in the future and I am pretty excited about more music from them.

You can find more music at bluishmusic.bandcamp.com

Single: Young Guv – Try Not To Hang On So Hard

I am a huge fan of Run For Cover Records’ artists. Young Guv is one of them making catchy fuzzy indie rock. Another great band from Canada, this time from Toronto, Ontario. I hope they will tour Europe next year and maybe I could see them play.

You can find more music at youngguv.bandcamp.com

Single: k m t p – i love my friends

Keria Paterson from Auckland, New Zealand just released his first single. A very promising one. But it is not the first one, to be true. He released under different moniker RalWuss or b-lsuh in past, but this new track is so freaking good. Just smash that play button and see for yourself.

You can follow the artist on Bandcamp kmtp.bandcamp.com

Single: Woozles – it’s me

Conor is a sweetheart. I met him for the first time this spring, but I know him for a very long time. I will support everything he will do with music and he deserves all your attention. In his new single it’s me Conor is a little bit experimenting with autotune and chiptune synthesizer. Listen for yourself how interesting it sounds. I am so happy I could release his two albums on cassette.

You can find cassettes & more music from him at woozles.bandcamp.com/

Single: Molly Drag – Charlotte

I know Michael’s music for some time. We even did two releases together, one as The Raspberry Heaven and the other one as Awenda Provincial Park. Michael’s music is very dear to me and I am always pleased to see a new song (album) from him. Just press the play and dive into his melancholic melodies.

You can pre-order his newest album at mollydrag.bandcamp.com/album/touchstone

Album: Seth in Sweden – LAKE TAPE

Seth in Sweden is an artist from UK. What a funny statement. He just released a new album LAKE TAPE full of chill summer songs. A perfect to finish this lazy hot summer. Great tracks to listen at a beach when chilling with friends. Give it a full listen.

You can find more music at sethinsweden.bandcamp.com/

Video: Aidan & the Wild – Dreamer

Another discovery from the Netherlands – a folkish singer-songwriter. The video is very hippie-looking, fitting perfectly for the atmosphere produced by music. A very enjoyable. So happy there are more great artists to discover from Europe.

You can find more music at aidan-music.com

Album: Heart Eyes – I was a swarm of bees

Ryan is a friend and great helper for Z Tapes (especially with mastering). I am so happy he released a new album I was a swarm of bees which features a lot of collaboration with various artists. Please give it a full listen, this album deserves it.

Check out all music from Ryan at hearteyesmusic.bandcamp.com

Single: Laveda – Better Now

A new music project coming out of New York State (Albany & Brooklyn). Dreamy catchy indie pop. Very enjoyable. I am so into lyrics:

Find me a neverland
Where we see no end
Hold me and my hand
Sleep still while I can
Find us a neverland

You can find more music at soundcloud.com/lavedamusic

Singles: Kate Brunotts – Bicycle Spokes & Hugsrdrugs

Two singles from Kate Brunotts. Kate is from Nothern Virginia, but lives now in NYC and produces all her music in her own bedroom. I deliberately posted both singles as a comparison of how both songs are different, but still so good. I love it when the artist is able to make two different tracks and each has its own specifics. I am excited to hear more from this artist in the future. I definitely recommend checking her music.

You can find more music at Spotify.

Single: Cuesta Loeb – wasted

This track is so good. I have listened to it so many times, I stopped counting. The vocals are just perfect and I love the guitar parts.

I recommend you read this interesting bio about artist:

NYC native, Cuesta Loeb, comes from a family of musicians. Born to world-renowned jazz guitarist, Chuck Loeb, and Spanish singer-songwriter/actress, Carmen Cuesta, she grew up between the US and Spain, studying classical flute and bassoon. While she really enjoyed performing and playing in orchestras, Cuesta Loeb wanted to expand beyond the traditional venues of classical music. In 2015, she moved to Los Angeles and began experimenting in her own songwriting and production.

You can find more music at soundcloud.com/cuestaloeb

Video Premiere: JW Francis – Place I Know

I am excited about this premiere.

I have shared JW Francis’ music before on my blog and I loved it. Here is another great track with a fresh lyric video for it. I love the way this video is shot, the song perfectly fits for it. I love the chill slacker vibes. Just give this video a proper watch/listen and check out the rest of the music from this talented musician. No pointless words, just smash that play button and share further.

You can find more music at jwfrancis.bandcamp.com

Video: Danny Godwin – Naturelle

This message on YT says it all:

Recorded this song in my basement and filmed the video with my sister around our neighborhood. Wanted to show what a summer would look like minus our phones. Featuring animals, smiles and my bedroom lol. hope u enjoy and thx for stopping by 🙂

I love that this was home-recorded. It sounds so much better and the video is just great. I love the vibe, perfectly fitting for my summer mood.

You can find more links at dannygodwin.com

Video Premiere: Pen Palindrome – Anna I’m Sorry

I am very happy to share with you a new video for Pen Palindrome’s Anna I’m Sorry.

A beautiful song with a beautiful stop motion video. I am really falling for Pen Palindrome’s music. I feel so lucky that we had her on our seasonal Z Tapes compilations. Please find some time and watch/listen to this video and just share it with your friends. Please support this young and promising artist.

You can get the full album on cassette penpalindrome.bandcamp.com/album/dilettante-ball-2

You can also find more music at penpalindrome.bandcamp.com