Categories
ALBUM MUSIC BLOG

Single: Sun Era – backseat drifter

I was missing out on some summer vibes and this song is filling up my needs. Such a summerish indie pop. I love to discover music that fits the season when I am listening to it. This song so uplifting, so dancy, so catchy. Definitely will be jamming to this more.

You can find more music on Bandcamp.

Categories
ALBUM MUSIC BLOG

Album: Phantom Handshakes – Be Estranged

Phantom Handshakes is a new collaboration between Matt Sklar (Exiles) and Federica Tassano (Sooner, Mônetre) based in Brooklyn, NY. Be Estranged is a collection of 7 tracks ranging from jangly indie pop to shoegaze-y post-punk. All songs were recorded at home during April and May of 2020 by Matt and Federica and mastered by Carl Saff at Saff Mastering in Chicago.

This is probably one of my most favorite discoveries of this summer. The album is so so good. I have listened to it several times and I am enjoying it very much. Listen to it from the start to end and repeat. The guitars, vocals, drums, everything is just perfect. I just wish this was released on cassettes.

There are so many releases I would love to see on cassettes… Maybe that s the reason I am releasing so much music on Z Tapes. 🙂

You can find more music on Bandcamp.

Categories
ALBUM MUSIC BLOG

Album: window seat – 9

The best part of being a label is to receive a lot of submissions. Sometimes it is overwhelming, but I love hearing new music. That is the main reason why I also use Submithub because I can listen to music in very organized way.

This little album I received just today and I am really enjoying it. Kind of raw, but beautiful and honest. So good, just listen.

You can find more music on Bandcamp.

Categories
MUSIC BLOG SINGLE

Single: boxset – jar

When Devil Town Tapes are releasing a new cassette I know I would love to own it. That’s why I have not hesitated and pre-ordered cassette with “batch_six” by boxset. Jsut the pure fact that it is released on DTT means a quality release I am excited to own. If you need more convincing, read this:

Categories
ALBUM MUSIC BLOG

Album: carmen canedo – Know It All

You know what it the worst feeling as a blogger, when you are so messy you forget to share an album you really liked. This is the case. I bought this record last Bandcamp Friday but totally forgot to share it.

This is such a beautiful record. I am so thankful that Ava from Oof Records send me this amazing record. You should definitely check it out.

The 21-year old musician writes with a wistfulness far beyond her years, weaving together pieces that are more akin to the greats of folk that came before her than her DIY/indie rock peers.

No more words just hit that play button.

You can find more music on Bandcamp.

Categories
ALBUM MUSIC BLOG

Album: Al Murb – Drastic Park

Sometimes the music is crashing at me like waves of the ocean and I am not really able to process it, but when my e-pals are sending me music I am trying to do my best to listen and share their music. So I have a pro-tip for you: become my e-pal if you want me to listen to your music. 🙂

Al Murb have been part of our seasonal compilations so I am very happy to share their music. I would call this experimental bedroom pop. Find some time and give it a proper listen. This album needs more careful listening to fully appreciate it.

You can find more music on Bandcamp.

Categories
ALBUM MUSIC BLOG

Album: SERF – All You Need In Life Is Someone To Love And Your Family

SERF is the nom de guerre of Rory Maxwell, a Naarm (Melbourne, Australia) based solo multi-instrumentalist. Sonically planted somewhere on the spectrum between 80s counter culture and cheesy pop tunes, Rory feebly attempts to pay homage to his idols The Cure, New Order and Joy Division.

Categories
ALBUM MUSIC BLOG SINGLE

Single: Metayouth Speech – Balloons in June

Metayouth is the project of Dakota Gilliland from Alabama, US. Dakota is a strong believer in DIY ethics and esthetics, and that is what drives his songwriting. He often hides sugary sweet pop melodies behind a wall of distortion, not as an accident, but as a creative choice.

I always loved fuzzy guitars. I was really into early Wavves music and this kind of brings me back to it. So happy that this single is coming our on new label Don’t Guitar Records run by my friend in Sweden. So excited for the future of this label.

You can find more music on Bandcamp.

Categories
MUSIC BLOG SINGLE

Single: Kaylee Still – Paper Chaser

What a beautiful indie-pop with such a great beat and very emotional lyrics. The best part was when I told Kaylee that I will share her new single. She was so happy and that makes me even more happier. If sharing music is not about making people (especially musicians) happy, I do not know why to do it anymore. So go, smash that play button and enjoy this amazing single.

Kaylee Marie Still is an independent singer-songwriter/music producer from Portland, Oregon.

Categories
MUSIC BLOG SINGLE

Single: Ghost Fan Club – Speak to Me

Beautiful lo-fi bedroom pop track about Mom, which has died. Just listen to the lyrics and cry if you feel like. This song has so many feelings in it.

You can find more music on Spotify.

Categories
MUSIC BLOG SINGLE

Single: Mt. Misery – I Was Wrong

This is the second single I am sharing from this Hartepool, UK- based band. Very chill, summerish vibes in this one; lyrically beautiful; very enjoyable listening. Looking forward to full album.

You can find more music on Bandcamp.

Categories
MUSIC BLOG SINGLE

Single: Sagan Paisley – LONELY BOY

This is Sagan Paisley’s first official release. It was inspired by the Butthole Surfers and samples “Everything is Going to Hell” by Teen Suicide. LONELY BOY bends a few genres, but nothing too out of the ordinary. The song in itself highlights some of the extents to which neglected and lonely teens will go to get someone to pay attention even resorting to self-loathing and self-harm.

I am really happy to share this track as it reminds me of the early stages of my blog. Also, I am very glad that the artist decided to put it on the Bandcamp. I always prefer to share music on Bandcamp. What a good lo-fi bedroom pop.

You can follow the artist on Bandcamp.

Categories
ALBUM MUSIC BLOG

Album: Jonathan Crean- Wander Back In

Usually when bands send me a single from the album to share I prefer to share the whole album. It makes more sense to listen to music as complete. This EP is full of great guitars and captivating vocals. So happy to finally share something from Ireland. I feel there is a great music scene in Ireland, but it is still undiscovered for me. I hope it will change in the near future.

Also, I feel like this album deserves a physical release. Maybe some UK based label could do it. 🙂

Categories
ALBUM MUSIC BLOG

Album: Coffee Time – Some Days

Two brothers who’ve been trying to put out an album for years – but haven’t really figured it out yet.

There is no much to share about this new band. They should be from Austria (I am not sharing a lot of music from that country). Their first album is out. Enjoyable slow lo-fi rock. A nice vibes for your ears. Definitely find some spare time and listen to the album in full.

You can find more music on Spotify.

Categories
ALBUM MUSIC BLOG

Album: raeann fetcho – Worrywart

19-year-old songwriter/musician from Connecticut. Everything is done completely by me from my bedroom<3

Another great bedroom pop, this time from Connecticut. Gentle, lo-fi, sweet. The whole album is great, but I recommend you check out “Sea Glass”. I am so happy to discover more and more talented artists from the bedroom pop scene. My most favorite scene in the whole world.

You can find more music on Bandcampa href=”https://open.spotify.com/artist/55uT1tMQNH7ctXRuWOnP0F?si=UqNpy6HSR3-cyMjmALc99A”>Spotify.

Categories
MUSIC BLOG VIDEO

Video: boog way – too far

chicago bathroom pop

This song is so good and the video is a just perfect match. I need more music like this in my life. Cheerful, cute, bedroompopish. I love when I can listen to music over and over and not get bored. I just wish this was on Bandcamp as well.

You can find more music on Spotify.

Categories
ALBUM MUSIC BLOG VIDEO

Video: Gabe Price – Baby Lives in California

You have to read this little story to understand this song better:

I wrote this song while I was on vacation in Colorado with my buddy. He’s been constantly trying to convince me that I have to move to the west coast, so this song kind of echos my feelings and the expectations vs. the reality of making a move like that. As per most of my music nowadays, this song was recorded mostly on cassette.

I sometimes wonder why so many people are dreaming about California. I have to be honest that I really loved Cali when I was there. A really special time. Seeing this video and listening to this song brings me some nice memories. I really like the distorted sound in this song, also it is pretty energetic. Nice dopamine for my lazy body.

You can find more music on Spotify.

Categories
MUSIC BLOG SINGLE

Single: vern matz – Mall of America

Mall of America is about Minnesota, old flames, and classic indoor malls. It’s being released on Nice Guys Records.

I have shared vern martz’s music before and I am glad to see the progress of this artist. I am so very glad to see it on my favorite Nice Guys Records. I like this folkish indie rock. I can imagine myself sitting at a lake, listening to this music from boombox on cassettes, and enjoying time with my friends. I wish I could…

You can follow the artist on Spotify.

Categories
MUSIC BLOG SINGLE

Premiere: Community Swimming Pool – Upside Down

I am not usually premiering music, but when I do it is something very special. This is the case.

Community Swimming Pool is a project from multi-instrumentalist Glasgow musician Brett McCann.

It’s comfortable, familiar guitar sound of bygone, eighties days, and autobiographical lyrics of depression and toxic relationships make for excellent dreampop escapism.

The debut single ‘Upside Down’ is an ever-growing, sunny build up with hard-hitting themes about our troubled world. He’s here to set the mood for summer evening moments by the sea or golden hour at your local outdoor swimming pool.

Community Swimming Pool is being released on my favorite Backpack Records from Berlin. When writing this text I put this single on loop because it is that good. The guitar parts are just superb and the overall atmosphere of the song is so good. I wish I could describe the feeling I have when listening to this song, but my words are useless. Just press the play and enjoy it with me. You will not regret it.

You can find more information here.

Categories
ALBUM MUSIC BLOG

Album: bedbug – life like moving pictures

For fans of Z Tapes there is no need to introduce a bedroom pop legend bedbug. I am so thankful I had the opportunity to work with them in the past. There is a new release. A great one. 100% bedbug. One of the best things you can find on Bandcamp right now.

There is no other bedroom pop king than bedbug.

You can find more music on Bandcamp.

Categories
ALBUM MUSIC BLOG

Album: Rhosyn – Songs

Another recommendation I have got on Twitter. I like that platform and lot. A lot of great pals are there which are always sharing good music. This is an interesting experimental folkish album from London. A little bit more suitable for careful listening and paying attention to all nuances. Not maybe the best weekend listening but give it a try.

You can find more music on Bandcamp.

Categories
ALBUM MUSIC BLOG

Album: pax – CAMDOG

Sometimes friends recommend me their friends’ music and I enjoy it very much so I share it on my blog. Pax’s music is exactly the case. A beautiful tropical, summer indie-pop album with beautiful melodies. A lot of Baseball Gregg vibe here. I hope someone puts it on cassettes because this deserves a physical release. I would love to release it but out of capacities. Either way, just sit, relax and press play and imagine being on a beach and sipping cold soda or cold brew. Hmmmmm…..

You can find more music on Bandcamp.

Categories
MUSIC BLOG SINGLE

Single: daniel b – lean on

You can follow the artist on Bandcamp.

lo-fi, home cooked jams

I am so proud to write that this is an artist from Slovakia. There are not many musicians I am sharing from Slovakia, almost none and thus any that is great is a small miracle for me. This new single is gentle & beautiful and I cannot wait to hear more music from this artist in the future. Proudly made in Slovakia.

Categories
MUSIC BLOG SINGLE

Single: House Plants – Conflicted

House Plants (the solo project of Kyle Stringer) is music created and recorded in bedrooms from the Midwest to the West Coast with pop and indie rock sensibilities. Songs began forming in 2015, first as iPhone voice memos, and finally taking shape in the form of actual recordings.

There are 4 tracks out from House Plants’ debut album and they are promising amazing album. I am sharing the newest one, the softest ones. The song offer variety of melodies and nuances. I am enjoying it very much. This last single is heart-melting bedroom rock. I cannot wait to hear the full album and will try to share it on my blog as well. So click on the link below and pre-order a great album.

You can find more music, cassettes and vinyl on Bandcamp.

Categories
ALBUM MUSIC BLOG

EP: Sea Grapes – Melatonin Dream

Sea Grapes is a bedroom pop project of Daytona local Luke Janke. Sea Grapes focuses on the experimental meshing of folk and pop instrumentation, while lyrics are based on personal anecdotes and geographical description.

I have been aware of Luke’s music for a while and Sea Grapes were part of our seasonal compilation. They just released a new EP with 4 amazing tracks on which collaborated LIT. MAJOR (CT), Day Gold (FL), Mild Wild (FL), and Gav McIsaac (MA), great musicians. I recommend you find 10 minutes in your day and just listen to this heartbreaking bedroom lo-fi pop.

You can find more music and cassettes on Bandcamp.

Categories
ALBUM MUSIC BLOG

Album: Eyedress – Let’s Skip To The Wedding

Eyedress is an LA based Filipino musician.

I remember when I first discovered music from Eyedress. It has been a long time ago. A lot of things changed over the years and my taste evolved a lot. Eyedress has out a new release and it brings me a lot of nostalgia. At some point, I wanted to release his music but it never happened. Life is weird, but his music is still great.

You can find more music on Bandcamp.

Categories
10RFT MUSIC BLOG

10 Recommendations from Twitter: @chris_nitti

We have series called 10 Recommendations From Twitter. 10 Bandcamp recommendations by our Twitter friends.

The entry #37 is by @chris_nitti










Categories
10RFT MUSIC BLOG

10 Recommendations from Twitter: @DayGold2

We have series called 10 Recommendations From Twitter. 10 Bandcamp recommendations by our Twitter friends.

The entry #36 is by @DayGold2










Categories
MUSIC BLOG SINGLE

Single: SigObrilllAndo – Kind

A beautiful video with relaxing music. Just a good way to slow down.

You can find more music on Spotify.

Categories
MUSIC BLOG SINGLE

Single: Robi Mitch – Can’t Win

CAN’T WIN is a sophisticated yet playful production with dreamy synths, woozy guitars, a wonky middle-8 to die for… and a couple of lo-fi flutes for good measure.

It reminds me a little bit of Baseball Gregg’s music, but a little bit more “sophisticated”. A tropical indie summer pop from Bristol, UK.

You can find more music on Bandcamp.

Categories
ALBUM MUSIC BLOG

Album: The Hidden Shelf – RE:

I love when friends recommend me music. This album was recommended by Nads, my new co-worker on our START-TRACK YT channel. A beautiful mellow indie lo-fi rock from Philly. Just beautiful. Listen and hear for yourself. I do not understand why this is not released on cassettes.

You can find more music on Bandcamp.

Categories
MUSIC BLOG SINGLE

Single: priboj – ustal

I am not sharing a lot of music from Russia, so when I find some I like, I am even more excited. This new band priboj with bedroom pop tunes is worth checking out.

You can follow the artist on Bandcamp.

Categories
MUSIC BLOG SINGLE

Singles: Oro Swimming Hour – The Dog / Flash Mountain

The home recording project of Oliver Wilde (Pet Shimmers) & book illustrator Nicholas Stevenson, The Dog / Flash Mountain is the new release from their upcoming album, out summer 2020.

A great lo-fi pop jams from Bristol, UK. A little bit of lo-fi freshness for your ears.

You can find more music on Bandcamp.

Categories
10RFT MUSIC BLOG

10 Recommendations from Twitter: @sunraykin

We have series called 10 Recommendations From Twitter. 10 Bandcamp recommendations by our Twitter friends.

The entry #35 is by @sunraykin










Categories
MUSIC BLOG SINGLE

Single: Foxconn – Honey Boy

If you like Foliage’s music, you will enjoy this new artist from San Bernardino, California. Catchy indie-pop.

You can find more music on Bandcamp.

Categories
MUSIC BLOG SINGLE

Single: lo-fi eamonn – your call is important to me

A a little bit of chill lo-fi beats.

You can follow the artist on Spotify.

Categories
MUSIC BLOG SINGLE

Single: sweater boy – i think i lost a friend

sweater boy is the musical project by me (david moran). i started sweater boy in 2019, and i’ve loved every minute of it. i like to mix elements of indie pop, indie rock, bedroom pop, and alternative music to make my own sound. i’m from memphis, tennessee, but i currently reside in nashville.

This is just perfect music for summer Friday. So catchy, so fresh.

You can find more music on Spotify.

Categories
MUSIC BLOG SINGLE

Single: fanclubwallet – Bike Song

This is my fourth consecutive single. It’s a chill indie song with upbeat drums and twangy guitars. It’s all about reflecting on the places you spend time in, and saying goodbye to those places. I wrote this while learning how to learning how to ride a bike so maybe that’s saying something!

To quote the artist: fanclubwallet is simply just kickin it

So goood…

You can find more music on Spotify.

Categories
MUSIC BLOG VIDEO

Video: Moon Pics – flwr

Moon Pics is the bedroom-pop project by Adriano Caiado, 24. Living in Brasília, federal capital of Brazil, he records all instruments in his bedroom.

I have shared Moon Pics before. This new track is really nice. I am so into it.

You can find more music on Spotify.

Categories
10RFT MUSIC BLOG

10 Recommendations from Twitter: @thekittiekrew

We have series called 10 Recommendations From Twitter. 10 Bandcamp recommendations by our Twitter friends.

The entry #34 is by @thekittiekrew










Categories
ALBUM MUSIC BLOG

Album: Pops Tuna – Lame Fiction

This is my jam. Especially the second track from the album. It reminds me a lot of Current Joys. I have been a huge fan of the effect on vocals. So catchy. so fresh. Just listen and enjoy with me.

You can find more music on Bandcamp.

Categories
MUSIC BLOG SINGLE

Single: Lentamente – Desayunar

Arío became my friend thanks to our seasonal compilation and we have been working together on something special related to Z Tapes. I am so excited about our future collaboration.

I am also sharing his music because I really enjoy it. A fresh bedroom lo-fi tunes from Costa Rica.

You can find more music on Bandcamp.

Categories
MUSIC BLOG SINGLE

Single: Emmanuel Patterson – Body

I have been aware of Emmanuel’s music for some time because of our seasonal compilation and I became a big fan of it.

This song was part of our Fall 2019 compilation.

I love everything about this song and can listen to it over and over. Try it.

You can find more music on Bandcamp.

Categories
MUSIC BLOG SINGLE

Single: Stevie Zita – Indigo

A hazy lullaby about getting out of the drowning city life

I stopped counting how many singles I have shared from Stevie. Still not enough apparently 🙂

You can follow the artist on Spotify.

Categories
ALBUM MUSIC BLOG

EP: Grease Weasel – Laundry Room Blooms

A new EP from Grease Weasel. I have shared from them some singles before and here is a fresh EP. A little bit more dreamy…

I record my music in a laundry room and one day I hope I don’t have to.

You can find more music on Spotify.

Categories
MUSIC BLOG SINGLE

Single: chemical club – blood on the pavement

I find this description funny:

chemical club is a lo-fi bedroom pop project that likes to release lots of music.

A little bit of 80’s nostalgia. So goood.

You can find more music on Spotify.

Categories
MUSIC BLOG VIDEO

Video: Ashley Koett – You Forgot To Move

I am sometimes a little bit late for some music. One case is Ashley Koett’s song, but it is never too late to share.

The Texas-born Coloradan is something of a quadruple threat: she sings, plays guitar, produces, and co-directed her first video. She codes, too. All of those talents bring their own form of creative expression, a unique catharsis. “If you’re laughing about something sad, That instantly makes it not as shitty.”

I am so into this quirky indie pop.

You can find more music on Spotify.

Categories
MUSIC BLOG SINGLE

Single: Bill Waters – Sweeter

I have discovered Bill Waters through my favorite cassette label Forged Artifacts. I own cassettes with Bill’s music and I am very happy to share this single. Just listen to that groovy tunes…

You can find more musis and cassettes on https://billwaters.bandcamp.com/Bandcamp.

Categories
10RFT MUSIC BLOG

10 Recommendations from Twitter: @mblansjaarmusic

We have series called 10 Recommendations From Twitter. 10 Bandcamp recommendations by our Twitter friends.

The entry #33 is by @mblansjaarmusic










Categories
MUSIC BLOG SINGLE

Single: Gionatan Scali – Sun Cannot Pass+

Good music always come to my mailbox.

Gionatan Scali is a music ensemble helmed by Gionatan Scali, East London-based musician who originally hailed from Turin (IT). The Band’s sound, mystical and soft-core, relies on a hazy balance of overlapping layers.

Just chill and listen to this.

You can find more music on Bandcamp.