Video: Johnny Utah – Honeypie

The moment when your wife is telling you to stop listening to something over and over, it is a good time to have a break. I have watched this video (listened to this song) so many times I stopped counting. A total indie banger. it is too good. If you start this track, you will never get it out of your head. And that video! Johhny is the new indie king.

You can find more music at: johnnyutah.bandcamp.com

Single: Ugly Ghost – Hoverboards & Teleportation

Ugly Ghost captures so much energy in his tracks. Aubrey Plaze has been my favorite track on our May Spotify playlist and I am happy there is another sweet lo-fi indie rock track out there. Little bit different, little bit more experimental, but still very “Ugly Ghost-ish.” Excited to hear more from him in future.

You can listen to more music at uglyghost.bandcamp.com

Single: SLEEP RADIO – several days later by

I find it so hard to discover music from Europe I really enjoy, but past weeks there is more and more popping up just to my ears. It feels good. And yes, Britain (UK) is still part of Europe.

Slow, melow lo-fi track from SLEEP RADIO coming out of Bristol is developing more and more after re-listening. If you are fan of Alex G, Hovvdy or Tyler Burkhart or any other lo-fi king, this will get you. Close all social networks, turn the volume up and just enjoy.

You can find more music at sleepradio.bandcamp.com

Video: Vacation Forever – Shadow

Another Swedish artist worth checking out. I do not know how this country does it, but it produces so many talented artists. Sweden is twice bigger in population than Slovakia but we do not have even half the great artists they have. Also Swedish artists are always different from rest of European ones.

I love the dreamy, surfy vibe of this song. Each re-listening discover more nuances. The video itself is very unique and you can find more info about its production in description on Youtube.

You can find more music at soundcloud.com/vacation4evr

Single: Kaanvas – Catch 22

Are you fan of 90s rock? Weezer? You will love this track. I have been always huge fan of this era in music and I am very glad Kaanvas is bringing it back. Love the pace of the song, how the verses change, how good the guitars and vocals are. Also a small big plus to name of song, I love book Catch 22.

The lyrics are great too:

You used to come over : Lay your head in my lap
That was October : I fell in your trap
Now its a daydream : I can’t explain
The moment that left me : This sting in my brain
You make me a fool now you make me a fool
I wanna go back now wish i was with you
Im stuck in the past now playin it cool
So it doesn’t hurt now this catch 22
I hope you forgive me : For causing you pain
Time is so empty : I made a mistake
Not loving you sooner : You bend and you break
But now im a loser : And you can relate

Just press the play and enjoy it too.

You can find more music and newest album at kaanvas.bandcamp.com

Album: Last of the Iron Lungs – Last of the Iron Lungs [EP]

Finding artists on Bandcamp was always my favorite thing to do. Especially artists that are from Europe (from Scotland to be specific in this case). The songs are very lively, very energetic. Especially huge fan of the third track “Silk”. The lyrics are so catchy that you want to sing along after second hearing. I hope this artist gets bigger so I will be able to see him/them live in central Europe, maybe even Slovakia.

You can find more music at lastoftheironlungs.bandcamp.com

Single: TV Sets – Your Voice on Tape

Dream pop from Toronto, Canada? Oh yeah! I want to listen to this on repeat. No words for this track, I do not want to ruin the first experience. Just start the track and hear for yourself.

You can find more music at tvsets.bandcamp.com

Single: Blu:m – Shakes Up

This track will make your hibs to move. Love the upbeat melody, love the “Florence And The Machine” style vocal parts. New, fresh band coming out of London scene. Exciting! There is a just short EP out but it is very promising and worth checking out.

You can find the EP on Spotify spotify.com/blu:m

Single: Wes Chiller – Mo Nothin

Do you remember classic rock from 70s, 80s? Remember Police? I remember it very well as my father listened to it over and over when I was younger. He still plays it on vinyl from time to time. I feel the vibe of this in Wes Chiller’s track Mo Nothin and it brings me a lot of memories. A good ones. Nostalgia. Old classic rock.

You can find more at weschiller.com

Single: personhollywise. – arpeggio.

I usually write about new music released in past weeks but this one is little bit older. Discovering of older music can bring the same enjoyment as discover of new music. Who said that blog cannot write about things that were released months ago? We can write about anything we want.

The opening of the track is just killin’ it. Love the pace, love the beats and voice too. A great track.

You can find more music at soundcloud.com/hollywisemedia

Album: Rapt – Within Thrall

I love vocals and instruments in this album, especially the title track “Girl In Black” caught me. I do not know very much about the artist but I am kind of bummed that I have not heard of him before. I will be revisiting these few songs for some time. This album would be a perfect fit for Fox Food Records roster, if they were still active. I am so pleased to find another great folk music project from Britain. Folk scene in Britain amaze me very much. Give this short album try and feel the British land in it.

More music at rapt.bandcamp.com

Album: Goodwill, Good Will – Goodwill, Good Will [EP]

Are you fans of roster on Run For Cover Records or Topshelf Records? I am a huge fan. Goodwill, Good Will would fit there perfectly. This 4-track EP from last year contains great tracks that have to sound awesome live. If you are fan of harder music, you will dig this very much. I just wonder why it is not released on tape…

You can find more music at goodwillgoodwill.bandcamp.com

Single: the deepest sleep – III

James aka the deepest sleep is my friend, we met at Z Tapes Fest in Summer 2018. He has been fan of my label for many years and luckily I was able to see him play live at our Fest. His new project is little bit different from drmgrl music, but I still find it interesting. I do not listen to ambient music on daily music, but when I do I try to take a care when listening to it. Ambient music is always atmosphere. Can you feel it?

You can find more music at thedeepestsleep.bandcamp.com

Album: Covey – Dog& Bone [EP]

Covey is a folk rock project fronted by British multi-instrumentalist and vocalist, Tom Freeman, who moved to USA for school, specifically Boston.

It’s cold and rainy May in Slovakia. You want to just wrap yourself in blanket and not to go outside. What you also need is music that will capture this atmosphere. Covey’s music is a perfect fit for this mood. Both tracks are beautiful and I am excited to dig deeper to his collection of music.

You can find it at: soundcloud.com/coveymusic

Single: Simen Mitlid – Trying

How many Norwegian artist do you know? Many? Few? None? You should start digging deeper into this country’s music scene because you can find gems. Simen Mitlid’s music is one of it. You would never thought this was coming from Norway. I love how fresh and well produced this song sounds.

“Hailing from the lush woods of Os, Norway, singer-songwriter Simen Mitlid crafts lush, Nordic indie-folk” – note from his bio. I just wish I could join him in these Nordic woods.

You can find more about artist at simenmitlid.no

Single: Ian Terry – Remember

Aritst described this song as:

a self-recorded, thoughtful, wistful song with strong lyrics and musicality

And he was so right. I love the folkish guitar in this one. I love how the sound is building up and vocals just go perfectly with it. I will listen to this over and over and just enjoy the beauty of music.

You can find more music at ianterry.bandcamp.com

Single: Callum Pitt – Here If You Need

Piano is my favorite instruments. When I was little I tried to teach myself to play, was not successful at all. Therefore I admire songs where piano is used. Callum Pitt’s “Here If You Need” is a perfect example how nicely it can be done. I enjoy the cheerful vibe of the song, love how all instruments are well laid out. I would love to see this track played live. Must be a great experience. Excited to hear more from this promising British artist.

Find more info about artist at: https://www.callumpittmusic.co.uk/

Single: mxmtoon – prom dress

Here is pretty interesting description from PR department of artist:

Now May has arrived and so has the timely single, “prom dress,” where mxmtoon expounds upon the adolescent feelings associated with the high expectations of prom-heightened emotions, daydreams of what could be, and the sinking reality that most of us actually experience. mxmtoon wraps her sentiments in this hushed pop treasure as she sings, “I guess I thought that prom was gonna be fun, but now I’m sitting on the floor and all I want to do is run…” Relatable, she is.

It describes everything that you can find in this little sweet track. I never ever been to any real prom, but I can feel it in this track. I can be teenager once again.

Find more information: mxmtoon.com

Single: Coral Collapse – Never Go

DIIV, Wild Nothing, Beach Fossils. I grew up (musically) listening to them. I love how perfectly they represent summer, surfy vibes. Coral Collapse is another great band contributing to these summerish vibes. It makes me cheerful, it makes me dance, it makes me want to laugh. This is what music should be about too. Have fun. Are you having fun with music?

“Never Go” is from newest album Don’t Wait to See Me Say Goodbye available at coralcollapse.bandcamp.com/album/dont-wait-to-see-me-say-goodbye

Single: Amparo – Memory Tree

I always prefer songs with vocals, but “Memory Tree” is a great one. Today is a great day for some ambient, soothing track as it is rainy and cold outside, it’s Friday and the work week has been very exhausting. Listen to this track makes my mind and soul to rest and just enjoy pure beauty of music. Close your eyes, rise the volume up and just fly away.

Raised in the deserts of southern Arizona, Amparo is the solo project of Lela Amparo. Crafting ambient induced day dreams, Amparo creates guitar loops and minimalistic programming to present instrumental music with a touch of melancholy and a longing for somewhere else. – from website

Find more links at amparosounds.com

Video: Devin World – Sweatpants

“Devin World is the solo project of South Florida’s busy Vincent Medina, who songwrote for Dræm Girl, Alien Stickers, and Summer’s June. It was created in 2018 with a demo followed by two standalone tracks. He recently released “Aromatherapy” and is now writing his first album due this summer. In August, the project will move to Baton Rouge as Vincent starts a PhD program at LSU.” – bio from Devin’s site.

A short but very nice lo-fi pop track with catchy guitar and lyrics. To be honest I love sweatpants in general and a song about them makes me smile. I love how trashy the video looks too. If I have ever started doing music, it would sound similar to this one.

You can listen more track from his recent EP at devinworld.bandcamp.com/album/aromatherapy

Single: Sean Kennedy – Young & Depressed

Have you heard of Sean Kennedy? Not? Really? … Me neither. One track on Soundcloud. No social media. Nothing. But that music! I felt in love with it. I am young too (just 28) and felt many times depressed. I could listen to this track over and over. I love the vocals & lyrics, I love the piano in the back of track and verses. Soft and sweet. Cheerful. Try it with me.

Follow him at soundcloud.com/songsaboutdreams

Single: Superocean – Saturday World

It’s Saturday. A lazy one. And I just want to sing:

Saturday world, oh oh, Saturday world, oh oh
Saturday world, oh oh, Saturday world
Saturday world, oh oh, Saturday world, oh oh
Saturday world, oh oh, Saturday world

No more words. Just sing a long.

You can find more music at superoceanband.bandcamp.com

Video: Rose Hotel – Running Behind

The opening of this track. That’s it. I do not need to hear more. I really enjoy the VHS video too. “Running Behind” is a perfect track for driving around Southern part of America and enjoying long roads with green scenery. I wish I could go now.

Rose Hotel is from Atlanta, Georgia (home of my favorite Deerhunter or Orchid Mantis). There is in plans a new album in May I will be eagerly waiting for.

You can find more music at rosehotel.bandcamp.com

Single: Stevie Zita – Cocoa Ono

The third addition to your summer lazy playlists. I know, I know it’s only May but why we should not feel already great? I am very excited about this one because apparently this artist is known by very tiny amount of people. But definitely it should be listened by much more. The best fact about all this is location where the artist is from – Toronto, Canada. I just love Canadian music. Do you remember Foxes in Fiction, Fog Lake, Molly Drag? All from Canada. I just want to discover more and more music from this beautiful country.

Listen more from artist at soundcloud.com/steviezita

Video: KESMAR – Crushing (Visualiser)

I am preparing summer vibes for my ears and this is a very nice addition. I have always found Australian music very interesting. It is always little bit different, little bit more relaxed. I can forget it is still cold outside even though it’s already May and I can imagine being outside with friends, doing a grill party and playing this song as part of the playlist. Nice.

Find more at iamkesmar.com

Single: WY – Swedish Summer

Sweden. When people ask where you would like to live in Europe, I usually answer with Sweden. One reason is a music scene there. I don’t know why it is the way it is, but Swedish music scene is producing many interesting artiss and band WY is one of them. Probably you never heard about them before. I have not, but I am very excited that I do know them now. Their beautiful track “Swedish Summer” got me right away. Somehow it captures everything I love about Swedish indie scene. Vocals, guitars, synths, Nordic vibes. I will listen to this track over and over and cannot wait to listen to whole album on Bandcamp in near future.

You can get the whole album on vinyl at Bandcamp.

Video: Glenn Echo – Overwhelm

American folk music is so inspiring. For me it is like entering a completely different music world. I love it. I love to experience something that everyday life doesn’t bring. Overwhelmed by mainstream sound from radio (my coworkers listen to mainstream Slovák pop radio which playry every single day the same songs over and over) I dive into folk music as it was a safe (music) haven where I can just rest and enjoy the beauty of music. This song is a perfect tool to escape the world and just have good (music) time.

Find more about artist at glennecho.com

Video: NTHNL – Away We Go (feat. John Cushing)

I am finding hardly words to describe what I like about this song, it’s very interesting and each listening is bringing a new angle of discovery. Love how simple and still beautiful are instruments, vocals and sounds in this track. Once you start listening to it, you want to listen again. Writing about music is very hard for me as I always have troubles to find the right words. Therefore I always suggest people to trust my taste and give music I recommend a try. Just start track.

Find more about artist at nthnlsound.com

Video: CATSIGNS – Smokin’ The Clouds

What is Californian vibe? This is it. Guitars that are so surfy, vocals that are lazy. video that looks like VHS. Me likey. I start this track, lay back and dream that I am somewhere else. Not in Slovakia, not in rainy day, not in city. Summer, beach, ocean, breeze. Try it too…

Video: Donny Electric – You Make Me Oh!

I remember when Jacob aka Johnny Utah (Z Tapes) told me about this new promising artist from Philly – Donny Electric (FKA Dream League Soccer). I listened to some songs and was totally into it. And today there is a new video for his latest single. It is not only a great song, but the video is making it even better. I am in love with it and watched like 10 times already. I find Philly scene very interesting and I am always excited to discover more and more artists from this great city.

Can you feel the vibe?

Fin more music at Bandcamp / Soundcloud /

Single: Grace Gillespie – Human (Heart)

Grace Gillespie is London based singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and producer.

“Grace Gillespie is supported by PRS Foundation’s Women Make Music” – footnote at Grace’s website. I always loved music made by women. Unfortunately it is usually very underrated in music world dominated by men. I am always excited to find a new promising female artist, especially coming out of Europe – Great Britain to be exact. If you were a fan of Florence or any other female artists with strong vocals, you would enjoy this sweet track. I just love this one.

You can find more about her at gracegillespie.co.uk

Single: Kuri – The Great Orator

Kuri is a recording artist based in Abbotsford, British Columbia. I read it on his site. I usually do not go through all information on artists’ website, but I went through his bio and found this interesting statement: “Creativity relies on vision in a figurative and literal sense.” Also this description from site sums up his music best: “The foundation remains rooted in organic performances, classically infused orchestration, jazzy freeform spirit, cinematic ambition, and ultimately inspired observation.” I really enjoy listening to this new single. It’s beautifully developed with multiple layers of interesting sounds worth diving deeper in.

“I hope my music brings healing in some way to listeners,” he [Kuri] leaves off. “I want to be candid and hopefully encourage others to do the same. I hope they feel something.”

You can read more about him and find all links on his site kurimusic.com

Single: Ugly Ghost – Aubrey Plaze

How many bands do you know from Providence, Rhode Island? I cannot remember any. I am so happy I discovered Ugly Ghost music and it is very shame that he does not have a bigger following. His newest single “Aubrey Plaza” is full for interesting guitar riffs and very catchy, poetical lyrics. I really enjoyed these lines:

“So what’s worth still thinking about?
What’s worthy of my attention? What deserves my toxic doubt?
As I turn to stone in a crowd
Engulfed in assumed perception, firing synapses throughout”

You can find his music on Bandcamp or Spotify and in our Playlist.

Video: Safe As Houses – Lucky Lucky

Canada always produce music that is little bit different from the one made in USA and I am always wanting to explore it. This track “Lucky Lucky” is perfect example of it. Love the folkish influence and beautiful violin parts in connection to more pop vocals. And the video with beautiful shots is just a great addition to everything. Excited to hear more from this band.

Video: Ethan Kerr – Eleven

Ethan’s music is so captivating I had to listen to it few times before I was able to write these few words. Very refreshing sound, very chill song. I was always curious about music from Philadelphia and I am glad this scene has produced another new artist worth following. The video for single “Eleven” is very enjoyable too. Love the coloring. You can find his music on Spotify and in our April Playlist too.

Single: Teal Moss – Lewis

indie pop from Denton, TX

A sweet fresh track from Steven Fischer, Texas-based musician, who is just about to move to LA. Thats all info about him I was able to find. “Lewis” is the first single from upcoming album and it is promising a lot. Really enjoying its chilly indie vibes. I am imaging sitting on a porch in sunny day in California, enjoying a cold drink and listening to good muic. Just press play and dive in with me.

Excited for the full album and hopefully bright future for this young musician.

Follow him here:

spotify / soundcloud / bandcamp / facebook / instagram