Video: Aidan & the Wild – Dreamer

Another discovery from the Netherlands – a folkish singer-songwriter. The video is very hippie-looking, fitting perfectly for the atmosphere produced by music. A very enjoyable. So happy there are more great artists to discover from Europe.

You can find more music at aidan-music.com

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

Single: Laveda – Better Now

A new music project coming out of New York State (Albany & Brooklyn). Dreamy catchy indie pop. Very enjoyable. I am so into lyrics:

Find me a neverland
Where we see no end
Hold me and my hand
Sleep still while I can
Find us a neverland

You can find more music at soundcloud.com/lavedamusic

Singles: Kate Brunotts – Bicycle Spokes & Hugsrdrugs

Two singles from Kate Brunotts. Kate is from Nothern Virginia, but lives now in NYC and produces all her music in her own bedroom. I deliberately posted both singles as a comparison of how both songs are different, but still so good. I love it when the artist is able to make two different tracks and each has its own specifics. I am excited to hear more from this artist in the future. I definitely recommend checking her music.

You can find more music at Spotify.

Single: Cuesta Loeb – wasted

This track is so good. I have listened to it so many times, I stopped counting. The vocals are just perfect and I love the guitar parts.

I recommend you read this interesting bio about artist:

NYC native, Cuesta Loeb, comes from a family of musicians. Born to world-renowned jazz guitarist, Chuck Loeb, and Spanish singer-songwriter/actress, Carmen Cuesta, she grew up between the US and Spain, studying classical flute and bassoon. While she really enjoyed performing and playing in orchestras, Cuesta Loeb wanted to expand beyond the traditional venues of classical music. In 2015, she moved to Los Angeles and began experimenting in her own songwriting and production.

You can find more music at soundcloud.com/cuestaloeb

Video Premiere: JW Francis – Place I Know

I am excited about this premiere.

I have shared JW Francis’ music before on my blog and I loved it. Here is another great track with a fresh lyric video for it. I love the way this video is shot, the song perfectly fits for it. I love the chill slacker vibes. Just give this video a proper watch/listen and check out the rest of the music from this talented musician. No pointless words, just smash that play button and share further.

You can find more music at jwfrancis.bandcamp.com

Video: Danny Godwin – Naturelle

This message on YT says it all:

Recorded this song in my basement and filmed the video with my sister around our neighborhood. Wanted to show what a summer would look like minus our phones. Featuring animals, smiles and my bedroom lol. hope u enjoy and thx for stopping by 🙂

I love that this was home-recorded. It sounds so much better and the video is just great. I love the vibe, perfectly fitting for my summer mood.

You can find more links at dannygodwin.com

Video Premiere: Pen Palindrome – Anna I’m Sorry

I am very happy to share with you a new video for Pen Palindrome’s Anna I’m Sorry.

A beautiful song with a beautiful stop motion video. I am really falling for Pen Palindrome’s music. I feel so lucky that we had her on our seasonal Z Tapes compilations. Please find some time and watch/listen to this video and just share it with your friends. Please support this young and promising artist.

You can get the full album on cassette penpalindrome.bandcamp.com/album/dilettante-ball-2

You can also find more music at penpalindrome.bandcamp.com

Single: Matthew Leger – Prell Light

Another discovery from Austin, TX – a nice lo-fi indie bedroom pop.

FFO: melancholic indie pop (Fog Lake), Alex G

A song from Matthew’s newest album collected songs.

You can find the full album and more music at matthewleger.bandcamp.com

Single: Stray Fossa – These Days

Shimmery garage pop and indie rock from Charlottesville, VA

I love it when bands put even singles on Bandcamp so I can share it from Bandcamp. Also, it is a great way to financially support the band, because they can hardly get any money from streaming. Another great track from this band. Excited to hear more in the future.

You can find more music at strayfossa.bandcamp.com

Single: Greg Cameo – Room with a View

Greg Cameo is a bedroom producer and multi-instrumentalist based out of Vancouver, BC.

I am so happy when I see a band/an artist using Bandcamp. At this point, I am not sure why anyone would not be using it. There is no other platform that could compete with it. This track perfectly fits soundwise to Bandcamp aesthetics too. I am so happy I discovered it and cannot wait to play more music from this artist.

You can find more music at gregcameo.bandcamp.com

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

Single: Low Key Crush – Shelter

Do you like Candy releases on Z Tapes? You will love Low Key Crush’s Shelter. This song perfectly represents Australian indie rock/jangle pop. I love it, this track is just gorgeous. Cannot wait to hear more from this band in the future. I hope they will get on a great indie label.

You can find more music at lowkeycrush.bandcamp.com

Single: Karl Jakob – Pippi is dead

Another discover from Sweden. I could only post Swedish artist and I would have neough content for my blog. I am so blown away by this fact. Past weeks I am not the biggest fan of simple melodies, but this melancholic simple track gets me. The simplicity makes it beautiful.

You can find more music from Karl at soundcloud.com/karljakob

Single: Beach Bums – Ash

Sometimes simple things get me. The melody of the Ash is pretty simple, but it is getting me. I have re-listend to this short track couple of times. I am not sure what is making it so catchy for me but I am totally hooked. I am excited to hear more from their upcoming album which should be out later this month.

You can find more music at beachbums.bandcamp.com

Video: Ellen Krauss – On The Bus

I am sharing this song mostly because of the video. I love it. I have not seen such a nice video in a while. The song is a popish one, but with a very catchy melody, love the color of the voice and the chorus is just perfect. Another great thing coming out of Sweden. If this would play in mainstream radios, I would be very happy. I would…

You can find here music on Spotify spotify.com/artist/ellenkrauss

Single: Frogi – time

The vocals in time by Frogi are very powerfull. Stripped down instruments are giving a way to a beautiful vocal melody, which is dominanting whole track. You can feel so many emotions from this track and it touches your heart directly. Just listen to it.

You can find second single at soundcloud.com/user-989443626

Single: Wade Steely – After You

Wade Steely is 20 year old artist from NY.

Some colors of voice are more fitting me than others. I don’t know why it is like that. Wade’s vocals are working for me very well. Love his mellow, pleasant voice that is getting under my (music) skin. The song has a very simple melody, but with so much power. I wish I was such a talented musician at this age as Wade is.

Bonus: Female vocals later in song are so beautiful.

You can find more music at soundcloud.com/wade-steely

Single: Summer Salt – Honeyweed

Summer Salt is a band based in Austin, TX.

“jangly guitars, sun-soaked melodies and warm vocals”

What else do you need this summer? I need more tracks like this one. A perfect for your summer party playlists. Excited to discover more music from this band.

You can find more info at their pretty beautiful website summersalt.band