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 cand 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

Single: Albert Kass – Same Lie

Do you know that feeling when you listen to a song for the first time and you like “nah” I am not into it, but something makes you listen again and again and again. Somehow you are listening it for the fifth time and the first feeling is completely away. This happened to me with Same Lie by Albert Kass. I could not stop re-listening to it until I was totally hooked by the melody and lyrics. I am so into this verse:

“Who knows, we might be living the same lie, can you believe, this shit’s been normalized”

You can find more music at soundcloud.com/albertkass

Single: Zuma Creek – Way You Feel

There is always something special about discovering bands that are releasing their first music. Feeling of pure, fresh music. Good music. This single is from the upcoming album out later this month and it is promising already a great record. I cannot wait to hear it in full.

I recommend you pour a nice cold drink (my favorite is Negroni) and just enjoy this summerish song.

You can follow the artist on Spotify open.spotify.com/artist/zuma-creek

Single: Drens – Curacao

Drens is a wild Surf Punk four-piece from Dortmund/Cologne, Germany.

Surf rock at its best. There is so much energy in this song. I can totally imagine myself being at the show (I will have a chance in the November in Vienna) and jamming to this song played live. So happy to discover another great band from Europe.

You can find more links at drens.de

Single: Hollie Col – Unholy

Do you know that feeling when you listen to music and you cannot stay cold and you need to move? That’s exactly how I felt when I listened to Unholy by Hollie Col. I felt (music) joy. I feel like we can have fun and dance a little. I always liked female vocals and Hollie’s ones are really catchy.

I have read that she is supposed to tour in Europe soon, maybe I can see her play a live set in Central Europe too.

You can find more music soundcloud.com/holliecolmusic

Single: RemingtonSuper60 – The Highway Again

Remington super 60 was founded late 1998 by norwegian producer & songwriter Christoffer Schou, the band has had different members over the years (Magnus Abelsen, Benedicte Sveinsson, Elisabeth Thorsen among others). We have had many releases over the years on various indie labels around the world as well as being featured on numerous compilation albums. – from bio on their site

I feel a lot of nostalgia in this song like from an old movie, some Italian movie, a summer movie. Another great band from Scandinavia. I think it is worth to try and dig through their pretty rich discography.

You can find more info at remingtonsuper60.com

Fresh: Parachute Words – It’s Quiet

We are working on summer compilation 2019 for Z Tapes and I am very excited to share with you a first single/track from it. A sneak peek. Just press play and feel the summer.

Parachute Words are an indie rock band from London, UK. The song has been written and recorded in frontman’s Martino bedroom with addition mixing and mastering done in a studio. It’s about the quiet and important things in a relationship that don’t come across though normal conversation but are expressed implicitly.

More music from the artist at parachutewords.bandcamp.com

Single: Stray Fossa – Eyze

Shimmery garage pop/indie rock from Charlottesville, VA

Do you hear the bass line? I love it. It has such an awesome pace. Also, the guitars are so good. So happy to discover another great band coming out of Virginia – home of my beloved Citrus City Records. This track perfectly fits for my summer mood. Now I am ready to have some fun and dance a little.

You can find more music at strayfossa.bandcamp.com

Video: Column – II

Can you feel your body to move? Love how simple and still so catchy the melody is. The guitar melodies are so good and love the color of the vocals. The video is so much fun too, really into the “old footage” vibe. This band is very promising and cannot wait to hear more songs from them in the future.

You can find more music at columnband.bandcamp.com

Fresh: dakota blue – At the Gala

I have known dakota blue for some time, especially through amazing cassette label Community Radio Tapes. I love the lo-fi chill vibe this song brings. I am so happy to see how dakota blue’s sound has developed over the years. This new single is promising a great album. Cannot wait to hear it in full. Please go and check whole discography of this L.A. artist.

You can find it at dakotablue.bandcamp.com

Single: Junaco – In Between

I always enjoy listening to music that has few plays, bands that have few fans. The sense of freshnes of new discovery was driving power for my never ending search for new music. The new single In Between from Los Angeles duo Junaco is that specific case. Even though the song was apparently produced by some more known person (Omar Yakar?), I am feeling a lot of unheard freshness in the song. The female vocals are getting deep under my skin. A great indie rock.

You can find more music at soundcloud.com/junaco-music

Single: RHYNE – Finding

I love birds in song. Somehow that sounds are making songs a hundred times better for me. Rhyne’s Finding is full of many beautiful melodies. I just want to go out to nature and enjoy birds, butterflies, meadows. I feel all that in this song. Can you hear it too?

You can find more music at soundcloud.com/kevinrhyne

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

Video: Made-Up – Doing Something Else

being on Forged Artifacts is always guaranteeing great music. This amazing indie label is celebrating 7 years these days. I am always blown away by their roster.

Made-Up is another great addition to their super packed roster. Sweet dreamy guitars & piano melodies, dreamy voice. Sold. The video is pretty cool too.

You can get the whole album on beautiful cassette at made-up.bandcamp.com

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

Single: Cool Sounds – Around And Down

This time I am bringing you something from Australia. A cheerful, jangle indie pop from Melbourne will get you with catchy vocals and melodies. I love the vibe this song brings. My hips start to move without notice. I love when music does this to me. When the track is over, you just hit the play button once more and once more…

You can find more music at coolsounds1.bandcamp.com

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

Single: Jenny Kern – Build a Bridge

I want to give more space on my blog to non-male artists. Jenny Kern is a great female singer from Canada. The melodies are very simple, vocals very pleasing. Also the lyrics about building bridges is pretty important. We should all try to build bridges between each other and “meet somewhere in the middle”.

You can find more infor at jennykernmusic.com

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

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