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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.

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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.

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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.

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EP: Leaf Eaterr – Leaf Eaterr

A fresh from the oven. A debut EP from Lucas Wager aka Leaf Eaterr. Really nice catchy indie pop/rock. It feels always good to share an unknown artist.

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EP: MOTO BANDIT – GUZZLER

Catchy, quick-paced lo-fi rock from Nashville. I am grooving to this very much. Do you wanna join me?

You can find more music on Spotify.

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Album: Henry Aaron – A Moment of Clarity

Henry Aaron’s upcoming EP, A Moment of Clarity, offers an intimate mediation on the stickiness of location. Drawing inspiration from The National and Cass McCombs, Aaron’s sound captures and interrogates his upbringing in the northwest. Through swells of ethereal ballads, his songs constantly balance on the precipice of coming home or losing it. Paired with evocative lyricism, these songs beg listeners to lean into their longing as Aaron’s melodies often articulate the often-ineffable feeling of place.

Written in rural Idaho and recorded in Nashville, TN.

Short, but really beautiful indie-folk EP. The piano is just so beautiful in these songs.

You can follow the artist on Spotify.

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Album: Shy Curves – Stay Home

Another fresh, undiscovered lo-fi bedroom rock artist. 5 songs with nice vocals and great guitars. Me likey…

You can find more music on Spotify.

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EP: Tallulah. – Revert

19 year old Indie Rock artist from Oakland, California.

Catchy, young & fresh indie rock. Short EP, but very interesting and promising a lot for the future.

You can find more music on Spotify.

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EP: del claro – del claro

del claro is a 23 year old musician from Brazil.

Chill, slacker, indie rock for your lazy summer days.

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Album: Creamcan. – Mountainy

I am not sharing a lot of music from Japan so I am happy about this post. A little a bit of classic, alternative rock.

Japanese Alternative Rock Duo “Creamcan.“ The band makes noises influenced by urge of 90’s alternative rock, which well mixed with punk, blues, hip hop, folk, very junk music charged with tensions.

All songs are made with the feelings that countryside people despair and feel gloom, detestation against the urban. Alternative blues of people dispossessed of their lands.

You can find more music on Spotify.

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Album: uneima – Bel-​Air

My new favorite band from French is uneima. They have a new album out and it is so freaking good. The French vocals are just beautiful.

I just wish this was on a cassette, I would get it right away.

You can find more music on Bandcamp.

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Album: LFTVR – LEFTOVER

My Friend Joshua (Birp, Vinyl Post) plays a bass in this new synth-pop band from Paris. They just released a new album worth checking out. Just listen in full.

You can start following the artist on Bandcamp.

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Album: The Blackwashing

A compilation to celebrate black artists in the indie music community. A compilation curated by mynameisblueskye @tokenblackaspie and his new label ASAS, hosted by us with help of Counterzine @counterzine.

All digital sales will go towards racial justice organizations.

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Album: Various Artists – Grimalkin Sampler

If you are looking for something to listen and discover new artists, I recommend you this sampler by Grimalkin Records. Also all digital sales are going towards a good cause.

I recommend you check out all music released by this label.

You can find more music on Bandcamp.

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Album: Phoebe Bridgers – Punisher

A new album by Phoebe Bridgers. What else to say…

You can find more music on Bandcamp.

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EP: Chris Blossom – The Garden

Experimental bedroom folk. Sometimes very catchy, sometimes interesting and layered. A short but nice EP with a lot of freshness. Just listen.

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Album: NUAGE KIWI – Amulettes

Let’s go back to December 2017 when NUAGE KIWI released album Amulettes. French indie pop from Paris. I recommend you check out the fourth track called “The Siblings Song”.

You can find more music on Bandcamp.

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Album: Wilson & The Catholics – Wilson & The Catholics

“ Wilson & The Catholics is the solo project of Tennis Club frontman, Wilson Hernandez. Backed by a formidable group of Joplin music-scene notables and producer Atlas Monroe, Hernandez offers a catchy and concise, burnt-out bedroom pop that pair dejected imagery with divine melodies.”

A lo-fi twee catchy bedroom pop from Joplin, Missouri. An awesome cassette release on my favorite Japanese label Galaxy Train. Go and listen to it in full. Cassettes should be ready to buy very soon.

You can find more awesome music on Galaxy Train’s Bandcamp.

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Album: flunkie – pure optimist

Another great release from Forged Artifacts. Flunkie makes a beautiful lo-fi bedroom pop with heart-wrenching vocals. The words are useless to describe it, so just hit the play button and listen to it in full.

Also do not forget to get in on cassette. I need this in my collection too.

You can find more music on Bandcamp or label Forged Artifacts.

P.S. #2: Don’t forget to check more music from FA. All tapes look and sound awesome. I am a proud owner of them as well.

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Album: Small Forward – Small Forward

Small Forward is the recording project of Rounak Maiti, Michael Stevenson, and Campbell Scott. The three met at college in Los Angeles, garnering attention through releasing demos online and playing shows within the DIY community across LA.

With their debut full-length record, the self-titled ‘Small Forward’ out May 20, 2020, the band puts together a collection of songs that mirror the diverse experiences and inspirations that have defined its songwriting. Richly layered and textured, the album strides through guitar strummed nostalgia and classic West Coast psychedelic pop, creating an emotionally stirring and genre-bending affair.

To mix the record, Michael, Rounak, and Campbell teamed up with veteran producer/engineer, Jarvis Taveniere, whose expertise brings depth and clarity to the band’s self-produced recordings. The resulting collection of songs are Small Forward’s strongest to date, vulnerable, textured and immersive— an album created by friends living across Mumbai and Los Angeles, yet bound together by the fabric of their music.

They released also previous music on Forget Artifacts and now they returned with a debut album. The album is full of heartful and beautiful melodies. A perfect for this summer season with a lot of lazy chill days. You can get this on cassette and just play it in your boombox while enjoying some summer shine. Just a perfect image.

You can find more music on Bandcamp or label Forged Artifacts.

P.S.: Don’t forget to check more music from FA. All tapes look and sound awesome. I am a proud owner of them as well.

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Album: Julie Arsenault – The Creature That I Call Myself (Extended Edition)

For years Julie Arsenault has been one of Canada’s best-kept secrets. In 2014 the Toronto-based singer-songwriter self-released “The Creature That I Call Myself”, an album full of heart-wrenching tales of loss and suffering hidden under the catchiest of pop melodies. Released on Bandcamp only and without any fancy marketing campaigns, the album soon became a cult hit. Six years later, the Barcelona based label Son Canciones gives this hidden masterpiece a second life with a worldwide extended re-release, adding four powerful tracks to the original album.

“The Creature That I Call Myself” is the first album of “Whisper & Shimmer”, a new series of releases of albums that have been unjustly forgotten. Songs that were somehow left behind, but that are too powerful to disappear. We’ll give them a second life. We’ll blow off the dust, and try to get the world to see how bright these gems really are.

A true gem hidden in Canadian forests & rivers. Just stop for a while, put headphones on and just listen.

You can find more music on Spotify.

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Album: Mundaze. – Tangerine

Let’s go to November 2019, when this album was born. Mundaze. are indie rockers from Santa Cruz, California. Check their catchy, lo-fi waves. This album certainly deserves a cassette release. Hey cassette labels, hit them up.

You can find more music on Bandcamp.

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Album: Bedtime Khal – Fog

Fog is the third release from Bedtime Khal, the Michigan-based bedroom project of Khal Malik. It’s an introspective, 16-minute EP, covering topics such as: love, isolation and the feeling of nostalgia.

Another cassette release from my favorite UK label Devil Town Tapes. A great indie lo-fi rock. The tapes look yummy, you should get one!

You can find more on Devil Town Tapes’ Bandcamp.

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Digging For Bandcamp Gold: Part 6

We started a new series where we will share regularly (irregularly) our diggings through Bandcamp tags. 10 undiscovered Bandcamp gems. Part 6 contains indie rock gems.










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Album: Cotillon – Cruiser

I think for many people Cotillon is not an unknown artist. He just released a new album and I have nothing else to say. Just listen. In full. Now.

You can find more music on Spotify.

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EP: Claire Collins – Rough Edges

Start-track was always about sharing smaller bands. The act of discovery made it so interesting over the years. The ways of discovering have changed a little bit, but I still enjoy it.

Here is another find of a small undiscovered lo-fi folk pop band. Great music.

You can find more music on Spotify.

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Album: Comet Pond – Spirit

The best part of doing my new series “Digging for Bandcamp Gold” is discovering a lot of new music. Sometimes I am captivated by album which is not a particularly fitting genre I chose to dig, but I love to share it on my blog. Comet Pond’s album is one of those kinds of diggings. Great indie rock album.

You can find more music on Bandcamp.

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Album: Raul Gonzalez Jr – Keeper

I have shared this album in our series of Bandcamp diggings, but I am giving it a proper shoutout. Raul has been part of our Spring 2020 compilation and I happy he has released a new album. A great bedroom pop album. I just wish someone would press it into cassettes. Either way, just smash that play button and enjoy it as much as I do.

You can follow the artist on Bandcamp.

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Album: Weston Smith – Mirror World

I have been aware of Weston’s music for some time and he has been part of our seasonal compilations too. I am so happy to see his newest album out. It needs a little bit more careful listening to enjoy it fully, but you will not regret it. It is full of hidden gems.

You can find more music on Bandcamp.

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Video: Sequoya Waring – Distance + Time

Sequoya Waring is a DIY baroque indie-pop folk-rock from Asheville, North Carolina currently residing in Brooklyn, New York.

A little bit flashback to older video from this duo. The dancer is just great.

You can find more music on Bandcamp.

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Album: Lalić – Post Mortal Gothic

For fans of Z Tapes there is no need to introduce Lalić, freak pop artist from Melbourne, Australia. For the others, just hit the play and discover his newest album.

You can find more music on Bandcamp.

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EP: Iamfromthewild – Heavy Soul // Heavy Mind

A little step back to the lo-fi bedroom pop origins of our blog.

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Album: Talitha Ferri – Get Well Soon

Talitha Ferri’s debut album Get Well Soon, is a fragile yet courageous revelation of transformation and self-healing. Nothing is kept secret, as Ferri’s soul is laid bare in a gentle and earnest embodiment of what it means to get better, and every tender step it takes to get there.

A beautiful heartful album that will melt you down and make you feel everything. I am in love.

You can follow the artist on Bandcamp.

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EP: The Curfews – Stunted

Jangly, fuzzy rock from Marquette, Michigan. I love the guitars in this EP, especially on the second track- Just powerful, catchy. A really great, energetic EP to pump you up.

You can find more music on Bandcamp.

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Album: Mild Wild – Mild Wild, Vol. 1

A collection of dreamy, lo-fi bedroom pop tracks with beautiful melodies and sounds. Gentle, but powerful and rich. A longer listening for your evenings. Just put things away and dive deeper into this with me.

You can find more music on Spotify.

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EP: Sumos – Weird Summer

I used to listen to Surfer Blood and other surf rock bands a long time ago. This Sumos’s EP is bringing me back to the early 2010s when I was listening more of this kind of music. A nice memory. This EP is energetic, full, preparing you perfectly for summer. I recommend you check out the third song Skeleton Suit.

You can find more music on Bandcamp.

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EP: mynameisblueskye – Awkward Grace EP

A little EP from my Twitter pal to celebrate overcoming anxiety. A great celebration. I recommend you to check the third track “Know Me”.

You can find more music on Bandcamp.

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EP: Blue Canopy – Mild Anxiety

This short EP from Portland-based Blue Canopy offers a big variety of melodies, sounds with catchy bits. I have shared the single 656 before and now you have the chance to listen to full ep. The recommended tracks are 656 and Always.

You can find more music on Bandcamp.

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EP: Closed Tear – Al Fin Amor…

New romantic wave. Back in 80s. Short but energic bedroom pop EP from Los Angeles – Harbour Area.

You can find more music on Spotify.

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Album: Blushh – R.I.P. Apathy

Blushh are based in LA and they play catchy indie pop rock. I am not sure why I didn’t come across this bans sooner, but I am falling in love with their music. Their newest album is the right dose of fresh spring music I need. It would be awesome to see them play it live. Maybe one day in the far away future…

You can find more music on Spotify.

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Video: Alt Fiction – All My Friends

New, young, fresh indie rockers from Australia playing a catchy dancy songs. Oh yeah!

And… the summerish video is perfect fit.

You can find more music on Spotify.

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Single: tara-bridget – Something Other

In Brooklyn, New York City is where I’ve been left alone in isolation since mid-March – away from my boyfriend, my friends, family, my studio.

In solitude you see yourself clearly and you start to see yourself – something other. My boyfriend and I worked on this song together from opposite ends of the world. Even when you’re left alone, you can do something beautiful and do it yourself.

A beautiful female lo-fi bedroom pop. So goood…

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Album: Luminet – Let’s Dream

If you are looking for dreamy, bedroom pop vibes, you are in the right place, and you will enjoy this band coming out of Newark, Delaware.

You can find more music on Bandcamp.

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EP: chemical club – summer light / summer heat

A little bit of 80’s synth-pop wave is coming to you. Catchy melodies for those who love to feel nostalgic. I am vibing to it very much.

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EP: The Aubreys – Soda & Pie

This post belongs to my beloved wife and her great music taste. Just listen.

You can find more music on Bandcamp.

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Album: Wyatt Smith – Maple

How come I did not discover Wyatt Smith’s music before? Coming out of Santa Cruz, California, making (Sandy) Alex G style of music (still not sure how to call it). Find some time and listen to his new album from the beginning to the end. I am doing it right now while writing this post and I love it very much.

Btw you can get this album on vinyl.

You can find more music on Bandcamp.

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EP: Centrefold – Not Enough EP

“Featuring an exciting blend of shoegaze bliss, noise rock intensity, and raw emotion, Centrefold have impressed audiences with their moving live performances. Formed in mid-2016, the band has built up a solid reputation in the St. John’s area and released their highly anticipated self-titled debut album in early 2018. Centrefold is Lucas, Rebecca, Kieran, and Nick.” – bio from Bandcamp

I am sending your way a little bit of more noisey, shoegazy music from Canada. I recommend you listening to thrid track, you will enjoy that one for sure.

You can find more music on Bandcamp.

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EP: Strüds Munroe – Everything Is Ok For The Moment

This is music I loved to discover on Bandcamp in 2013 and this is music I love to see on Bandcamp now. I love how subtle, gentle lo-fi bedroom folk pop this is. Just great.

You can find more music on Bandcamp.

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Album: CampWerewolf – Soft Sculptures​/​/​Spring Demos

CampWerewolf has been part of our seasonal compilations and now they released a short album with (beautiful) demos. Just enjoy it.

You can find more music on Bandcamp.

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EP: Heliums – Morning Dunes

New EP from french synth-wave project Heliums. I love the last track in French.

You can find more music on Spotify.