Single: El Rocko – Half the Day

Past weeks I realized that there are many bands not using Bandcamp. I have no idea why this is happening. I am very biased about Bandcamp and always prefer to share music that is released there. Therefore, all bands with the music released on Bandcamp have a big plus.

El Rocko has many pluses. Great song. Great vocals. Great guitars. Great vibe. I am totally into this. I am just packing orders for my label Z Tapes and this is a perfect soundtrack. I just wish there were more tracks like this. I hope this artist will make more great songs in the future.

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

Video: French Alps Tiger – Tell A Lie

We are an Alternative Indie Rock band from the French Alps, South Wales. I have no idea where this band is coming from. The video has a really nice touch, very retro-ish and the song has a lot of indie fuzzy power. Reminds me of early Wavves’ songs. A great kick for my sleepy Friday workday.

More link at frenchalpstiger.com

Single: Belaver – Doe

Belaver is a singer, songwriter and musician in New York City.

Every time I listen this song I am getting into it more and more. Not sure what makes me so addictive, but I am digging it very much. My music taste is sometimes mysterious even for me.

More info at belaver.com (btw a cool website)

Single: Miynt – Peaches

I am pretty biased when it comes to Swedish artists. But maybe they are just too good. Miynt is great. This new track Peaches is getting under my skin. I am blasting it in my headphones overloaded in my daily job. A nice retreat. Different world. A Swedish music world.

You can find more music at soundcloud.com/miynt

Single: american poetry club – pro pic

For fans of Z Tapes, american poetry club is not an unknown band. I have been following them forever, since the first release. Jordan is a dear friend. I am so excited they are releasing soon a new album. A great album. The first track is out and you should not miss it. Get it on cassettes while you can.

You can find more music at discounteddanceparties.bandcamp.com

Single: Milkshakes – Breakfast with you

Another Brasilian gem. I am so excited to discover more artists from this. at least for me, a pretty unknown music scene. A pretty, dreamy melody is very much my thing. I love to close my eyes and just enjoy the music. Feel the summer vibe. I recommend you check out the whole album Wanderlust.

You can find more music at spotify.com/milkshakes

Single: Sam Lynch – Not My Body

Another Canadian artist. This time a female one. A very talented one. I am so captivated by this beautiful track Not My Body. Beautiful melody. Beautiful vocals. Beautiful lyrics. You will want to put everything away and just disappear in the music.

You can find more info at samlynchmusic.com

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

Single: Velcro Mary – Molly

I always find interesting to know the location from where the musicians are coming from. Charlotte, North Carolina. I have been there along time ago. I always wonder whether it has effect on music, whether you can discover the essence of location in the track. Maybe you can, I did not get there yet.

Molly is sweet little track with a simple melody and lyrics. I love that.

You can find more music at velcromary.bandcamp.com

Single: Helenor – Wasteful

Sometimes I enjoy songs for no specific reason without being able to explain why. Wasteful is one of them. Maybe the vocals, maybe lyrics, maybe instruments or just combination of them. Either way I really like this track and recommend you checking out other music by Helenor.

More music at helenor.bandcamp.com

Video: Lara Snow – Swim Far

I have been fan of Purity Ring or Chvrches since the beginning and I am glad I found another similar artist. This time from Israel and also a female artist. I am always so excited to discover new music from different part of the planet. This song is very catchy and well produced. I bet you will hear more often about this artist in future.

More info at larasnow.com

Single: D.D. Island – Lost Dog

Rainbow rock. What a great genre! Love the chill, summer vibe of this sweet song Lost Dog. Perfect for this lazy summer, hot days. Guitars in this song are just too good. Falling in love with them. Ready for your summer love?

More music at ddisland.bandcamp.com

Single: omes – wyd

I have been lucky to have omes on our latest spring compilation on Z Tapes. I am so happy he joined Devil Town Tapes run by my friend Jack. Please support this awesome label and especially omes who is very talented and cannot wait for his newest album. This little track is just perfect.

Pre-order album at deviltowntapes.bandcamp.com/album/boy

Single: Chloe Gallardo – Lose My

Another female artist. Another great artist. If you love Frankie Cosmos or Yohuna or Soccer Mommy or any other great female artist, you will love this one too. It’s beautiful, very atmospheric, very lyrical. After the first listen you will want to listen to more.

You can find more music at chloegallardo.bandcamp.com

Single: TIFFY – L.A. Fade

I am always proud of the music made by female (or non-male) artists. Especially proud of talented ones like Tiffany, who is sole writer, composer, producer and performs on all instruments for each track. This track L.A. Fade is full of energy, fuzzy & catchy guitars. Funny fact about Tiffany is that she is from southern California, but moved to Boston. Do not know many people who did that. 🙂

You can find the whole album and more music at tiffy.bandcamp.com

Single: Jacob Faurholt – The Dark Isn’t Right

It has been years, yes years, since I first heard Jacob Faurholt music. I still remember digging it on Bandcamp when I was starting this blog, it was in 2012-13. I am so happy Jacob is still making music that gets me. Folk beauty from Denmark. I recommend you check out all his music.

You can find all his catalog here jacobfaurholt.bandcamp.com

Single: Richy Mitch & The Coal Miners – A moment

This track is a very powerful one. I love American modern folk music and this band is a good reason why I love it. Love the slow pace of the song, distant vocals, and all the guitar nuances. No wonder I have been listening to it over and over. Exciting for the new record Subliming out in (near) future.

Find more music at richymitchandthecoalminers.bandcamp.com

Video: Roosmarijn – Inside Out

The opening scene of the video is breathtaking. Music is a very powerful, very atmospheric one. The voice goes deep into your soul and feels you with so many emotions. So happy that such great artist is coming our of Netherlands. It is very well produced and cannot wait to see/hear from this female artist.

More info at roosmarijnmusic.com

Single: courtship. – Guy Stuff

Pop. Good pop. Catchy pop. Makes you want to dance. Perfect for your summer pool parties.

Quote about the track sums it well:

“The light-hearted, beachy single features a punchy piano that plays throughout the track while feathery vocals float atop its throwback production. Catchy oohs and aaah’s adorn the track giving it an eclectic, disco feel. courtship.’s “Guy Stuff” is a tongue-in-cheek ode to the human nature engrained in men. It’s one of those songs that gets better with every listen.”

Find more music at soundcloud.com/wearecourtship

Single: Mantra Love – Another One

Mantra Love is coming out of Houston, TX.

The intro of “Another One” (the guitar part) remembers of one track but I cannot remember which one. I heard it many times and now cannot remember. Maybe you can help? 🙂

Either way I love it. This track belong to ones you end up listening over and over without having a clue why. Maybe the laid back vibe, surfy guitars or the vocals. Who knows… I just love it. Don’t you?

More links & info at: mantralove.com

Video: TANGLERS – Tallboy

Vancouver indie-rockers TANGLERS killed it with this video for their latest single ‘Tallboy’.

Here are some words on the video from TANGLERS’ member Ross Macnab:

“The foundational concept of the ‘Tallboy’ music video is a person who feels out of place and isolated from society. The character is struggling to get through a normal day, feeling like nothing is meant for them. Thinking long and hard about their place in the world and where they are going to end up, It also touches on the importance of human connection and the lack thereof at some points in life.”

I am so into it. The song is great too. Love the psychedelic, fuzzy guitars and the lazy vocals. I bet this song sounds awesome played live.

I recommend checking out their newest album at tanglers.bandcamp.com. It’s bummer, it has not been released on any physical format.

You can find more links at tanglersband.com/

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

Single: Pastel Coast – Vacation

So happy to share this single with you. I have been fan of Pastel Coast‘s music for some time and I happy they are here with a new music. A great music. They grew up. A lot. I am in love with their new guitars, they are remaining me little bit of Beach Fossils or The Drums, but I am 100% into them. If you go through track “Vacation”, you will get to “Home” which is sung in French, it is very catchy & beautiful. I am so proud this music is from Paris, France. Now I can have a favorite band in Europe too.

More music at pastelcoast.bandcamp.com

Single: Hugo Cottu – For All I Know

Do you remember early King Krule? Hugo Cottu is more laid back version of him. At least I think so. More beachy, more mellow, more dreamy. Being taken away on the slow waves of guitars, piano and drums far away. I am imaging myself to be on calm water pushed my little waves from the coast up to open, vast ocean. I love this imagery.

More music at hugocottu.bandcamp.com

Single: Connor McCoy – Problem Children

Connor McCoy is 22 year old independent singer/songwriter/producer from Salt Lake City, UT – living in Los Angeles, CA.

The upbeat melody is getting into me. It’s Friday and I am counting minutes until I leave the work. This is helping me to cheer up and get ready for warm weekend. No work, no worries, just enjoying time. Get ready with me.

More music at soundcloud.com/connormccoymusic

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

Premiere: The Careful Ones – dance with with me (how come you never)

I am very happy to bring you as first this amazing track dance with with me (how come you never) from The Careful Ones. A beautiful indie folk track coming out of Central Florida.

Artist says about the track:

“dance with me (how come you never)” is about how relationships can feel routine but with a spark of spontaneity can make you fall in love all over again.

If you have time, close everything, all your tabs in your browser, all social media. Put headphones on and turn the volume up. Feel the music, feel the rhythm, feel the lyrics. Pure beauty.

You can find more music at soundcloud.com/the-careful-ones

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Single: Glom – My Red Spine

Indie rock at its best. Catchy, dancy, powerful. It’s on repeat today.

Few words from Glom:

“‘My Red Spine’ is an homage to the late 70s guitar-rock that inspired me when I was a kid,” says Peter. The wonky riff is reminiscent of Blue Oyster Cult, T. Rex, and Steely Dan while the vocal melodies are a direct interpretation of early 70s proto-punk from the likes of the Stooges and Velvet Underground.

I can see myself clearly in the crowd dancing, sweating to this. Will you join me?

More music on Spotify

Single: Eyeclimber – Run Together

I always admire artist singing in English, when it is not their native language. I find this song from Eyeclimber a perfect example how great can be songwriter from Europe, Germany to be exact. The song contains a lot of energy that is slowly developing and blooming. Upbeat, catchy, summerish. Something you should listen in work, especially if you have an office job and just want to escape walls and enjoy the warm weather. I wish I could.

You can find more music at: soundcloud.com/eyeclimber

Video: A Kind of Man – Teddy Love

“I wanted to make a short movie about dreams and the inner life of human nature. About waking up after a rough morning party and the taste of both euphoria and depression. Every room represents a new universe; a new dream.”

– artist about video

Danish people love perfection. This song is perfect. This video is perfect. How can be the first ever video/single from artist so good? I do not know, but I am fully enjoying it. So proud that this is coming from Europe, especially from Denmark. Let’s enjoy it together.

More at soundcloud.com/a-kind-of-man

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

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