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Album: Strawberry Generation – Afloat

Strawberry Generation is an indie pop band formed in Providence, with members hailing from Singapore, Belgium, and the USA. It’s name comes from a Chinese expression that mocks today’s young people for being too soft, coddled and easily-bruised.
Their upcoming debut album Afloat was written and recorded in Providence, mixed and produced in Singapore with members of Sobs and Cosmic Child, and toured in the UK at Indietracks 2019 (Kero Kero Bonito, Adult Mom, The Orielles).
The band began performing as a duo with Luk Yean (guitar, vocals) and Valerie Zhu (vocals, saxophone), and has since been joined by Dan Davis (guitar), Max Naftol (bass) and Alejandro Subiotto Marqués (drums).

This new album is just ace. Put everything away and just listen to it in full. I just wish there were cassettes….

You can also watch video for When You Were Here And I Was Sad:

You can find more music on Bandcamp.

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Album: Far West – Carry Through EP

“Far West is a synth-pop project from Santa Cruz, California that combines catchy hooks, nostalgic synth tones, and lots of guitars.”

This short EP is just perfect. Give it a full listen and get some summer vibes.

You can find more music on Bandcamp.

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Album: Matan Benzvi – The Key To Your Heart

I have shared Matan’s single before and I happy to share his new full album. Find some time and give him a proper listen. He is very talented.

You can find more music on Bandcamp.

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Album: pedazo de carne con ojo – ¿Pero Like Cómo E’tá?

Pedazo de Carne Con Ojo is the project of musician and poet, Steven Perez. The name comes from a nickname his mother had for him throughout his childhood. After being gifted a Roland SP-404 from one of his closest friends, Steven began working under the Pedazo moniker. At its core, the project points towards the music that was played around his house. From salsa and bachata to hip-hop and pop, Pedazo eyes the music he and his family grew together with.

New latino jam from legendary Citrus City. Get the tapes.

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Album: Remington super 60 – New EP

I have shared Remington super 60’s music before and I am glad I can share there new EP. Twee, melodic bedroom pop coming out of Norway. One of the best discoveries from recent weeks. Really enjoyable tracks with sweet melodies. Me likey very much. I just wish it was released on cassettes… Wait, we just released.

You can support the artist and buy cassettes atBandcamp.

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Album: social spiders – sludgepocalypse

“What happens when the larger part of the human population is submerged in a sentient, mind-altering sludge? This album aims to answer that very question. Join a chorus of cosmic onlookers as they watch the vestiges of humanity live out their final days.”

I have created a special group chat for people to share music they enjoy with me/others and this is one of the discoveries from this chat. So good! If you would like to join our Messenger chat, send me a message on social media.

You can support the artist on Bandcamp.

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Album: Yellow Dudes – Parking Spot EP

Another well written bio:

Yellow Dudes it’s a band originally from Tepic, Nayarit, México, that are part of the new emerging wave of the city and the country; born with the friendship from Carlos (guitar/bass) and Ramón (guitar) since childhood, but it was until high school when they decide to get together to make music in Carlos’s room. Time later they meet Mario (guitar/bass), Ramsés (drums) and Columba (voice) online and then at parties, where between talks coincide in tastes of all kinds, from music and bands to food and memes; it’s when they invite them to collaborate in the project and after a short time they manage to define their style by matching musical bands, which influenced the style that characterizes them between the bands of their city with a melancholic and fresh touch, reason that manages to take them to a prominent position within the music in their state.

I usually share bio as an inspiration. I am so happy I got hands on this Mexican band. Eager to discover more music from this scene. Would even love to have a band on Z Tapes’ roster from Mexico. Maybe one day. Listen to this dreamy EP in full, you will not regret it.

You can support the band and find more music on Bandcamp.

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Album: Sugar Lunch – Ticks

Songwriter Richard “Dicky” Miller picked up a guitar a few years ago and quickly became fixated. Finding himself playing all night without realizing it at all, he pushed himself to get good enough to actually write songs. Writing scratch tracks with a microphone and a pair of earbuds, Miller engulfed himself in songwriting. Moving to Washington D.C. after spending a few years in Spain, the artist finally got himself equipment and taught himself to record songs on his own. Performing, writing, and recording everything himself, the Ticks EP was finally born. – a short intro to Sugar Lunch

Experimental indie lo-fi pop. An interesting EP with full of sounds you are not hearing every day. Finally, something that is not straightforward and needs a thorough listen.

You can support the artist on Bandcamp.

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Album: Uncle Skunk – I

Uncle Skunk is an experimental rock project based out of New York City. Finally a rock band with an interesting sound, I am digging the guitars very much. They just released a short but powerful EP. I recommend you shutting all tabs on your browser or phone and just blast this. I am doing it while writing these words and oh my, it is so good.

You can find more music on Spotify.

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Album: Noir Audio – Sentimental Girl EP

Finally something from France worth sharing. A great indie band Noir Audio are here with short but very catchy EP. I recommend you listening to it in full.

You can find more music on Bandcamp.

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Album: Two Headed Girl – Miss Me

Twin-core from Connecticut alas what happens when two sisters, Puerto Rican twins play emo, math rock.

You can find more music at twoheadedgirl.bandcamp.com

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Album: nice dog – Neon Lavender

nice dog was featured on our Fall 2018 compilation. He just released a new album called Neon Lavender. A lo-fi bedroom pop heartful album. Find some time and give it a full listen, you will not regret it.

You can find more music at nicedog.bandcamp.com

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Album: Sandy Hsu – She Comes To Me In A Fever Dream

I have been following Healthy Tapes for some time. Their label is full of great artists. It is the same for Sandy Hsu, another great Australian bedroom pop artist worth checking out. Gentle, lo-fi, dream pop with beautiful vocals. Me likey. Take time and listen to this newest album and get it on tape while you can. A must.

You can get this album on cassettes via Healthy Tapes sandyhsu.bandcamp.com/album/she-comes-to-me-in-a-fever-dream

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EP: Mylo Choy – Night Is Like The Ocean

Mylo Choy is based in Brooklyn, NY. They just released a short EP with three great bedroom folkish songs. Sweet and beautiful tracks. You can get the EP on cassettes too. Take time and listen to the full EP.

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

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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

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Album: Georgey V – SMILE!

Another great artist from Philly, my favorite music scene in States. Great indie bedroom lo-fi pop album. Just listen.

You can find more music at georgeyv.bandcamp.com

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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/

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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

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Album: ~sohee – 低い

Genjitsu Stargazing Society is a great Philippine label and this a great beat tape album. Perfect music for my workday. I recommend you getting on tape.

Get cassette here genjitsustargazingsociety.bandcamp.com/album/-

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Album: Yot Club – Bipolar

This artist sent me FFO and it contained: cathedral bells, beauty queen , andrew younker, foliage, toledo , golden daze , baseball greg, henry nowhere. What else do you need to convince yourself to listen to this album?

You can find more music at spotify.com/yot-club

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Album: Junaco – Awry

I have shared music from Junaco before, there is out a new EP with their fresh tracks. A very nice indie rock, perfectly fitting for a lazy summer mood. I recommend you check the first two tracks.

You can find more music at spotify.com/junaco

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Album: Bryce Kepner – Transitions

Bryce Kepner is a singer/songwriter/multi instrumentalist originally from Indiana, but currently residing in Mesa, AZ.

Bryce is also my tweeter pal. A good pal. He runs label Black Tube Socks. This month he released his debut album. A good album. I recommend you find some time and give it a proper listen. It deserves your ears.

You can follow him on Bandcamp: brycekepner.bandcamp.com

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Album: Jordana – Classical Notions of Happiness

New Jordana’s album. Just listen.

Get tapes at dogbiterecords.bandcamp.com

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Album: O.B. Howard – South of Our House

O.B. Howard = Husband-wife indie pop duo from Rhode Island, USA. Sweet dreamy, catchy melodies and captivating vocals. From the first track, you will fall in love with these melodies. I recommend you go through all tracks, but especially In The Light. Another great Bandcamp album worth of your time. A perfect fit for your weekend thorough listening. It is a bummer it was not released in any physical format, especially on cassette. I wish I had more space on my label…

You can find more music at obhoward.bandcamp.com

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Album: Richy Mitch & The Coal Miners – Subliming

I have written in the previous feature about track Moment, that I am excited about the newest album. The album is here and I am even more hyped. A mixture of modern American folk music with indie rock is working very well for me. I recommend you save an hour for these 10 amazing tracks and give them a proper listen. You will not regret it. There are so many tiny pieces of music you can discover in these tracks. Worth listening over and over.

The only thing that makes me sad that this release is not a physical release. It deserves it.

Find more music at richymitchandthecoalminers.bandcamp.com

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Album: Guidon Bear – Downwardly Mobile: Steel Accelerator

“Olympia songwriter Mary Water (Little Red Car Wreck) combines with Pat Maley (Lois, Courtney Love) and E. Michael Bradley to create power-pop songs about real-life nightmares, boot camps, late bills, and scraping by.”

I am a fan of Antiquated Future Records. They have a really nice collection of local-ish artist from Northwest Coast. Cassette labels were always bringing so many great bands to Bandcamp and I am very thankful for this. I think that small cassette labels are the most crucial part of the whole indie scene.

Check this awesome project and get it on cassette at antiquatedfuture.bandcamp.com/album/downwardly-mobile-steel-accelerator

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Album: Salvador Dassi – Salvador Dassi

Are you tired? Are you feeling sad? Just put some good music in headphones and just have a better day. I am having a good one with this new Salvator Dassi’s album. It makes me so happy this beautiful album is coming out of Norway. I always enjoy discovering new music from different music scenes spread in different countries. Let’s discover it together.

More music at soundcloud.com/salvador6glocks

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Album: runner – fan on [EP]

This band has best bio:

‘bandcamp songs for soundcloud kids’

Not only the bio is great. This 5-song is a great piece of music. Beautiful melodies. Beautiful vocals. Additionally it was mastered by Warren Hildebrand from famous Orchid Tapes to. EP you will be talking about for months. It would be awesome on cassettes. Who is going to release it? 😉

You can find more music at runnner.bandcamp.com

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Premiere: WAKE IN JUNE – lavender pink

Attention! Self-promo.

Time to share with you latest edition to Z Tapes family. WAKE IN JUNE from Italy.

You know him from our seasonal comps and I am very happy I am releasing his newest album on cassettes. Enjoy it exclusively here on my blog.

Get tapes here /wakeinjune.bandcamp.com/album/lavender-pink

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Album: carter ward – easy to use, just press play

Bandcamp was made for albums like this. Often album like this remain hidden in platform, but I am lucky I get hold of it. Bedroom indie folk. Or whatever genre you want to label it. It is a true and honest album. Easy to listen. Easy to get in. Easy to love. And the album artwork is very cute. I hope someone will release it on cassettes.

More music at carterward1.bandcamp.com

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Album: Benedikt – Communal Work

Another sweet folk band. This time from Northern part of Europe, Oslo in Norway. The album is full of beautiful acoustic, folkish melodies and powerful vocals. If you ever was fan of European or Icelandic modern folk music, you will love this album. You have to find time to fully enjoy the album as it contains 8 amazing tracks all worth checking out. A perfect thing for weekend thorough listening. Every listening will bring you new discoveries in this sea of music nuances. Find some time and dig deep. You will love it.

More music at soundcloud.com/benediktunofficial

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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

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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

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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

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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