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Single: Airhockey – Try

The song is about understanding disagreements exist in all of our relationships but we have to come to terms with differences in opinion sometimes to move past them.

Airhockey is lo-fi dream rock band from Miami, Florida. They are releasing a new EP this summer.

Groovy, hazy, dreamy.

You can find more music on Bandcamp.

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Single: Vacater – Close Your Eyes

A fresh band from Canada. Smooth indie rock. Just press play and discover it with me.

You can start to follow the artist on Spotify.

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10 Recommendations from Twitter: @grimalkinmusic

We have started a new series called 10 Recommendations From Twitter. 10 Bandcamp recommendations by our Twitter friends.

The entry #24 is by @grimalkinmusic











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Single: Psychic Shakes – Wage Slave

Another single I am sharing from fuzzy bedroom rock Psychic Shakes from UK.

Here is a little story about the song:

“Wage Slave is a fairly straightforward, lighthearted song, and it was one of the few times I’ve ever written lyrics and a vocal melody before anything else. I wrote it after leaving a job as a ‘grill chef’ for a small burger restaurant in Brighton. I was working there during my first year of University. I used to come home from work and smell so awful my girlfriend wouldn’t want to sit near me, I smelled like sweat and oil, it was hilarious. I’ve done so many crappy jobs trying to make ends meet- one highlight was power washing bird shit off a veranda in the rain, when I was a dishwasher at another restaurant. While you’re working in those sorts of jobs all you can think about is the future and what you’re going to do when your shift finishes. When the future comes, and you don’t smell terrible, you can finally laugh about it.”

You can support the artist on Bandcamp.

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Single: Cassette Spence – Solstice

cassette spence’s music is described by Adafruit as a “fog thick with atmosphere and emotion”. her habitual bedroom recordings started in her early teens in south texas and continue today in her new york apartment. she’s toured north america as an instrumentalist in bands Pepper Rabbit and Verb the Adjective Noun, and has released two albums with her best friends as Vassals. she’s left handed.

A beautiful bedroom pop in the style of Cigarettes After Sex with a softer touch. So good, so peaceful.

You can find more music on Spotify.

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Single: Trying – Paint the Walls Yellow

Another single from Trying from their upcoming album you should get on cassette.

You can find more music on Bandcamp.

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Video: L.A. Salami – The Cage

This is a perfect for these times. Just listen.

You can find more music on Spotify.

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10 Recommendations from Twitter: @un1Dimensional

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The entry #23 is by @un1Dimensional










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10 Recommendations from Twitter: @aleclcritten

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Single: Damn Hands – Two in the Wave

Damn Hands deals with archaeological folk-rock, parachronisticly incongruous psych-surf, and downtrodden calypsocentric cave dwelling. They are also big Sam Neill fans. Damn Hands is Dan Martin and Kyle Rother, featuring Jason Rother and Patrick Kennedy on occassion.

The band description captures it all. Just listen to this nice lo-fi rock from Austin, TX.

You can find more music on Bandcamp.

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Single: Ryan Jantz – Meg

bedroom fuzzy rock out of staten island ny

Another single I am sharing from Ryan. I like how much energy his songs have and I am jamming to them so much. I hope some label will pick up his music. It deserves to be released on cassettes.

You can find more music on Bandcamp.

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Single: Melis – Empty Space

Melis is a Singer, Songwriter and Producer based in Berlin.

Her unique sound encompasses multiple influences rooted in R’n’B, Alternative and Indie Pop.

On Empty Space, Melis sings about the inner proverbial void which our generation struggles to fill and softly conveys the topic of loneliness in the context of social media.

Short, but sweet indie R&B track with beautiful guitar parts and great beats. So good.

You can find more music on Spotify.

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Single: Boy Pablo – hey girl

Last weekend I danced to Boy Pablo and now I can do it once more.

The most interesting fact about Boy Pablo is that he is from Norway. I was really surprised by that.

You can find more music on Spotify.

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Single: Medium Soft – Waterfall

A new single from Medium Soft. Let’s dive into this yacht synth-pop together.

You can find more music on Bandcamp.

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Single: Constant Smiles – You’re On Your Own

A song from their upcoming album “Control” out on Living Waters Records and distributed through Sacred Bones Records. It reminds me a little bit of Good Good Blood music, but much polished. A really nice, atmospheric indie track with beautifully layered melodies.

“Writing, collaborating on and recording Control has been a process of personal transformation as an artist and a person,” Jones says. “During the past year I’ve reexamined everything in my life, and in the process learned to create music and an existence that is more sustainable, letting go of the things I can’t control. This ultimately leads to a deeper pool of creativity.”

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

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Single: Sunbather – Wide Open

The first song written for their upcoming debut EP Brown Bread set for release on Friday 26th June, ‘Wide Open’ features lightly spatialised guitars, thoughtful vocal harmonies and gorgeous swells across the deeply introspective piece. “The song explores the sense of space that opens up in your soul when you can truly let someone go, without forgetting or devaluing them,” explains vocalist Sally Latter.

“I had a really simple chord progression and a draft melody to start, and Mike then came up with the lead guitar lines over the top. Mike then wrote the demo drumbeat on our terrible friend-of-a-friend’s drumkit and we recorded it with vocal mics. Despite all that, even with just the very rough bones of the song, we knew it would be one for the EP.”, Sally continues.

Indie pop / dream rock from Brisbane, Australia. I just wish they chose a better name because this one is pretty hard to search.

You can find more music on Spotify.

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Single: Bathe Alone – In Deep

“In Deep” is Bathe Alone’s 80’s inspired Dream Pop anthem that will be featured on her Debut Commercial LP “Last Looks”. Lyrically, the song is about a relationship that has been brought to fruition only to be deteriorated by self-sabotage and what that loss feels like as the non-offending party.

Another single I am sharing from this artist. A little bit of dream pop for your ears. Just good.

You can find more music on Bandcamp.

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10 Recommendations from Twitter: @raultheworld

We have started a new series called 10 Recommendations From Twitter. 10 Bandcamp recommendations by our Twitter friends.

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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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Single: Yot Club – Spiral Stairs

I have a hunch there will be a new wave of bands that will make music like Yot Club. Like Mac DeMarco or Tame Impala created.

I am so into Yot Club’s music. I love the vibe, sounds, vocals. So, so good. I need to have this on cassette.

You can find more music on Spotify.

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Video: Rdg – Lost

A little bit of chill hip hop beats from Brazil.

You can find more music on Spotify.

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10 Recommendations from Twitter: @frankieyoshi

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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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10 Recommendations from Twitter: @CitrusCityy

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Single: Sorrell – Freefall

There are not too many bands from UK I am sharing on my blog. Maybe I am not looking in the right direction, but when I do share, it is always a great band. Sorrell have just two singles out but both of them are awesome. This new one is just great. Here some words about it:

New release Freefall delivers a reassuring warmth of downcast but perpetually hopeful thoughts, resounding with waves of twinkling guitar melodies interwoven with the softness of reverb-laden, pining lyricism. An emotionally-poignant release, drifting in the comfortable space between Deerhunter and Real Estate, the song narrates a loss of control that primary songwriter and vocalist Dylan Lee describes as “trying to come to your senses when your days feel suffocating and in disarray”.

Freefall follows their debut single Lampshade released earlier this year, exploring feelings of anxiety reflective of our current turbulent times.

You can support the band on Bandcamp.

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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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Single: Indigo Waves – Virtual Vacation

This song was inspired by the tropical beach green screen effect on zoom.

Indie rock band from Provo, Utah. A little bit of summerish tropical vibes.

You can find more music on Spotify.

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Video: Kevin Kaho Tsui – Home Alone

The original idea came from one of my favourite movies ‘Home Alone’, hence the song samples the dialogues between ‘Pigeon Lady’ vs ‘Kevin’ about loneliness; we’ve all been staying ‘home alone’ during these past few months and it’s easy to feel lonely and lost, more so than any other times before. This is a song expressing how I feel during my lonely hours and I hope others will find my music relatable and perhaps a little less sad knowing that they’re not the only ones feeling this strange sensation.

A beautiful stripped-down lo-fi hip hop track. I love the “Home Alone” reference.

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Single: frogi – waiting (i’m not ok)

The teenage-esque feelings that revolve around waiting for someone to reciprocate feelings is equal parts exciting and gut wrenching. frogi’s newest single, “waiting (i’m not ok),” captures that perplexing duality. Turning the dreadedwaiting game on its head, the self-produced track features a paradoxical mix of upbeat, sugary instrumentation intertwined with an anxious inner monologue, culminating in an acceptance that she may not be okay (and that’s okay).

“It’s about admitting our aloneness and anxiety, and in turn, becoming friends with it and laughing with it. Sometimes you’ve just got to accept that you’re scared and try to make peace with it.” – frogi

An n-th single from frogi I am sharing. Again a great one.

You can find more music on Spotify.

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10 Recommendations from Twitter: @savedhistory

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The entry #18 is by @savedhistory










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Video: Gaspard Eden – Soft Power

Gaspard Eden is a singer/song-writer hailing from Quebec City.

Soft Power by Gaspard Eden is a hidden message. It’s a juggling dialogue between impulses and guilty pleasures. In this song, Eden manages to combine a stripped honesty with symbolist figures of speech. He emphasizes our inability to embody some of our deepest feelings. His dreamy bass lines, motoric chords progressions and ethereal vocal melodies serve as a canvas where our repressed fantasies are evoked.

Another single we are sharing from Canadian indie artist.

You can find more music on Bandcamp.

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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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10 Recommendations from Twitter: @canadasnack

We have started a new series called 10 Recommendations From Twitter. 10 Bandcamp recommendations by our Twitter friends.

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Single: Derek Xu – Stars

Derek Xu is a Canadian singer, songwriter and producer. He tries to listen to as much music as possible and thus his music has a wide variety of influences. Some of his favourite genres are indie rock, dream pop, shoegaze and hip-hop.

“I wrote this song when I was on the bus and the reflections of headlights in the window reminded me of stars. It’s a love song about how unbelievable it is that you can find a soulmate even though the world is so large.”

If you are patient, at 1:13 you will hear a nice shift I really liked. A really enjoyable bedroom/dream pop. Another small artist I am really excited to share with you all.

You can find more music on Spotify.

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Single: Adam Awad – Not Only Me

Another new artist with just one song release. Fresh from the oven. A nice gentle, bedroom lo-fi pop.

You can follow the artist on Spotify.

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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 5

We started a new series where we will share regularly (irregularly) our diggings through Bandcamp tags. 10 undiscovered Bandcamp gems. Part 5 contains indie folk gems.










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Single: Uneima – Version

Another single from french bedroom lofi pop band Uneima. a great one, I am so into their new music and I am so excited for the new album. Go and check out their music.

You can find more music on Bandcamp.

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10 Recommendations from Twitter: @nkemobm

We have started a new series called 10 Recommendations From Twitter. 10 Bandcamp recommendations by our Twitter friends.

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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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Single: Port Lucian – Full Control?

I am excited to share with your newest single by Port Lucian. This artist will be a part of our next seasonal compilation (also Fog Lake compilation) what makes this sharing even more exciting.

Just groove with me to this amazing indie lo-fi gem.

You can find more music on Bandcamp.

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Single: The Sea The Sea – Parachute

This time a little bit bigger band. I love to keep variety on this blog.

THE SEA THE SEA (Chuck and Mira) is an Upstate New York based indie folk-pop duo-band

A beautiful mellow track that is getting into your soul. Great way to calm down in this crazy world.

You can find more music on Spotify.

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Single: Jaguar Sun – Those Days

Jaguar Sun is a solo project created by multi instrumentalist Chris Minielly. Weaving together inspiration from bands such as STRFKR, Youth Lagoon, and Panda Bear, Minielly creates dreamy, pop centric soundscapes with experimental flair. The Ontario based artist allows his instruments to speak equally to his voice urging listeners to get lost in richly layered guitar lines and deep droning synths. Minielly is currently set to release his debut LP “This Empty Town” in the summer of 2020. A collection of 8 songs speaking to the loss of relationships and home town nostalgia that solidifies his unique sound in the alt / dream pop world.

“‘Those Days’ is a bittersweet remembrance of old relationships and nostalgic summer trips. It’s a song about holding onto old memories just long enough before you let them go and move on.”

A very talented musician coming to you from Ontario, Canada. The instruments in this song are just magical.

You can find more music on Bandcamp.

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Single: Simen Mitlid – Birds

I stopped counting how many songs I shared from Simen, but they are all great. This is a new one.

Birds is a an indie ballad about black metal, skateboarding, life, birthdays, dying and birds.

I am just in love with this.

You can find more music on Bandcamp.

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Single: Ghost Fan Club – Passing Through

The third fresh band finding. Just one song is out. It always makes finding more special.

Tyler from Two Meters with his debut single for his new emo bedroom folk pop project. I am enjoying this very much.

You can find the artist on Spotify.

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Single: Colin Miller – Prodigy

Another fresh band discovery, a little bit of Alex G lo-fi vibe there. I am really digging this single and it is promising a great EP that should be out very soon.

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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Single: 18PM – Control

18pm formed out of a long-time friendship between Zach Sulak and Ryan England. Formed on a beer-fueled late night, the duo created the repetitive, catchy track On the Floor. The morning after, a music video was shot for it. From there, the duo went on to make seven more tracks and release the EP “18PM!”

In a world with flashy and complex music production, 18pm sticks out as the antithesis to this. The music aims to sound no more than what it is: two guys with a laptop and some guitars, writing songs in hopes that the audience can sing along in their cars on their way to work. There isn’t any front put up for the band. Rather, honesty with the audience is the most aspect of the music and it should reflect that.

We’re nothing different from a listener or fan of our music, we’re just people.

Our new single Control is a simple and catchy summer tune. In light of the pandemic, we hope that we can spread some positivity.

And it does spread good vibes. Let’s jam to this together.

You can find more music on Spotify.