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

Single: personhollywise. – arpeggio.

I usually write about new music released in past weeks but this one is little bit older. Discovering of older music can bring the same enjoyment as discover of new music. Who said that blog cannot write about things that were released months ago? We can write about anything we want.

The opening of the track is just killin’ it. Love the pace, love the beats and voice too. A great track.

You can find more music at soundcloud.com/hollywisemedia

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

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

Single: the deepest sleep – III

James aka the deepest sleep is my friend, we met at Z Tapes Fest in Summer 2018. He has been fan of my label for many years and luckily I was able to see him play live at our Fest. His new project is little bit different from drmgrl music, but I still find it interesting. I do not listen to ambient music on daily music, but when I do I try to take a care when listening to it. Ambient music is always atmosphere. Can you feel it?

You can find more music at thedeepestsleep.bandcamp.com

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

Single: Simen Mitlid – Trying

How many Norwegian artist do you know? Many? Few? None? You should start digging deeper into this country’s music scene because you can find gems. Simen Mitlid’s music is one of it. You would never thought this was coming from Norway. I love how fresh and well produced this song sounds.

“Hailing from the lush woods of Os, Norway, singer-songwriter Simen Mitlid crafts lush, Nordic indie-folk” – note from his bio. I just wish I could join him in these Nordic woods.

You can find more about artist at simenmitlid.no

Single: Ian Terry – Remember

Aritst described this song as:

a self-recorded, thoughtful, wistful song with strong lyrics and musicality

And he was so right. I love the folkish guitar in this one. I love how the sound is building up and vocals just go perfectly with it. I will listen to this over and over and just enjoy the beauty of music.

You can find more music at ianterry.bandcamp.com

Single: Callum Pitt – Here If You Need

Piano is my favorite instruments. When I was little I tried to teach myself to play, was not successful at all. Therefore I admire songs where piano is used. Callum Pitt’s “Here If You Need” is a perfect example how nicely it can be done. I enjoy the cheerful vibe of the song, love how all instruments are well laid out. I would love to see this track played live. Must be a great experience. Excited to hear more from this promising British artist.

Find more info about artist at: https://www.callumpittmusic.co.uk/

Single: mxmtoon – prom dress

Here is pretty interesting description from PR department of artist:

Now May has arrived and so has the timely single, “prom dress,” where mxmtoon expounds upon the adolescent feelings associated with the high expectations of prom-heightened emotions, daydreams of what could be, and the sinking reality that most of us actually experience. mxmtoon wraps her sentiments in this hushed pop treasure as she sings, “I guess I thought that prom was gonna be fun, but now I’m sitting on the floor and all I want to do is run…” Relatable, she is.

It describes everything that you can find in this little sweet track. I never ever been to any real prom, but I can feel it in this track. I can be teenager once again.

Find more information: mxmtoon.com

Single: Coral Collapse – Never Go

DIIV, Wild Nothing, Beach Fossils. I grew up (musically) listening to them. I love how perfectly they represent summer, surfy vibes. Coral Collapse is another great band contributing to these summerish vibes. It makes me cheerful, it makes me dance, it makes me want to laugh. This is what music should be about too. Have fun. Are you having fun with music?

“Never Go” is from newest album Don’t Wait to See Me Say Goodbye available at coralcollapse.bandcamp.com/album/dont-wait-to-see-me-say-goodbye

Single: Amparo – Memory Tree

I always prefer songs with vocals, but “Memory Tree” is a great one. Today is a great day for some ambient, soothing track as it is rainy and cold outside, it’s Friday and the work week has been very exhausting. Listen to this track makes my mind and soul to rest and just enjoy pure beauty of music. Close your eyes, rise the volume up and just fly away.

Raised in the deserts of southern Arizona, Amparo is the solo project of Lela Amparo. Crafting ambient induced day dreams, Amparo creates guitar loops and minimalistic programming to present instrumental music with a touch of melancholy and a longing for somewhere else. – from website

Find more links at amparosounds.com

Single: Sean Kennedy – Young & Depressed

Have you heard of Sean Kennedy? Not? Really? … Me neither. One track on Soundcloud. No social media. Nothing. But that music! I felt in love with it. I am young too (just 28) and felt many times depressed. I could listen to this track over and over. I love the vocals & lyrics, I love the piano in the back of track and verses. Soft and sweet. Cheerful. Try it with me.

Follow him at soundcloud.com/songsaboutdreams

Single: Superocean – Saturday World

It’s Saturday. A lazy one. And I just want to sing:

Saturday world, oh oh, Saturday world, oh oh
Saturday world, oh oh, Saturday world
Saturday world, oh oh, Saturday world, oh oh
Saturday world, oh oh, Saturday world

No more words. Just sing a long.

You can find more music at superoceanband.bandcamp.com

Video: Rose Hotel – Running Behind

The opening of this track. That’s it. I do not need to hear more. I really enjoy the VHS video too. “Running Behind” is a perfect track for driving around Southern part of America and enjoying long roads with green scenery. I wish I could go now.

Rose Hotel is from Atlanta, Georgia (home of my favorite Deerhunter or Orchid Mantis). There is in plans a new album in May I will be eagerly waiting for.

You can find more music at rosehotel.bandcamp.com