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EP: Albon – Other Niceties

LA-based singer-songwriter Albon creates folk inspired indie rock falling somewhere between the dreamy lineage of The Beach Boys, Grizzly Bear, (Sandy) Alex G and the whimsical soundtrack to Disney’s 1953 rendition of Peter Pan.

Jangly indie rock with dreamy melodies. Me likey very much. So perfect for this summer time…

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Single: JW Francis – New York

A catchy dancy fast-paced indie pop jam from my favorite JW Francis. Another great single. An ode to New York.

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Single: Jaguar Sun – Keep You Warm

Third single I am sharing from talented Canadian multi instrumentalist Chris Minielly.

“Keep You Warm is about the trials two people face in a relationship, the moments you’re both down, the moments you’re confused and upset, but the moments you have to turn things around as well.”

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Single: Mommy’s Little Boy – I Like Butterflies

Mommy’s Little Boy is the Bedroom pop solo project of Jake Derting. Based out of Brooklyn, NY, Jake found himself a new home there after dropping out of jazz school in Texas. He records and produces all the music in his tiny apartment. Always staying busy, Jake has completed 2 full length albums and 1 EP.

100 points for the cover art. Such a nice fresh dream/ bedroom pop. Released on BIRTHDIY.

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Single: Baby Combat – Hana Was a Wrestler

Baby Combat is an indie pop rock project by Noel Yeo, a singer-songwriter based in New York City. Born in Singapore, his previous bands include Shelves, Suchness, and Silverspy. As an experiment, Baby Combat will write and release a new single every month for a year, starting with Difficult But True.

This song is written for Hana Kimura, the late wrestler who starred in the hit Japanese reality TV series, Terrace House. She took her life on May 23, 2020, due to cyberbullying. I wrote the song the morning I woke to the news of her passing. She was what you might call an effervescent person, so this one hit hard. She was 22.

A beautiful heartwrenching indie rock. So fitting for this Friday evening.

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Single: imsoproudofyou – my friends dont like me

Not much to find about this artist but it reminds me a lot of laptop funeral’s music.

You can find more music on Soundcloud.

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Single: Oro Swimming Hour – Cold Tangerina

Whilst in between fronting other bands Pet Shimmers & Lucky Shivers, Cold Tangerina is the first single from Oro Swimming Hour’s third album out in summer 2020. The epitome of a feel-good, lo-fi pop song, Cold Tangerina passes by like a cool breeze whilst inducing the feeling of a pleasantly sticky summer day. With a DIY ethos recording onto tape machines, it also features vocals from fellow Bristol musicians herbal tea & Sleep Radio.

This song features my favorite herbal tea & Sleep Radio, which have been part of our compilations. Really beautiful lo-fi bedroom pop song. Reminds me a lot of early 2010s Bandcamp times. What a nice memory.

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Single: Ryan Jantz – NO HEALING

I have been really into Ryan’s music lately and here is a new single. Still so good.

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Single: Love Montage – My First Gtr

Love Montage is Solomon from Nashville, Tennessee.

2020 has been rough. I recorded this tune during lockdown here in Nashville as kind of a pep talk to myself. I wanted to tap into the feelings that made me fall in love with music to begin with.

I love the lyrics in this song. I am jamming to this song really hard.

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Single: Simen Mitlid – Murders

On the new single “Murders,” from his upcoming 3rd album, Norwegian singer-songwriter Simen Mitlid expresses memories of friendship, family, doubt and loss bound together by the consistent sense of longing.

I like Simen’s music a lot. All you need to know.

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Single: kicktracks x amory reel x she is jules – heartliqour

A gentle, chill indie pop track with a perfect beat. What a nice collaboration.

You can find artists on Spotify: Kicktracks & amory reel & she is jules

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Single: Jon Connell – Small Flame

Solo artist from London, living in Saigon, Vietnam.

A bedroom pop with a different touch. I like the energy it brings.

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Single: Trace Decay – Photobooth

Photobooth details the experience of someone coming to terms with a long term break up & accepting the reality of moving on. There’s a strong sense of optimism and heartbreak as the song opens up with front man Jordan Depas’s voice delivering a raw performance, setting the tone for the rest of the track.

A beautiful voice (very interesting color) getting deep into your music soul. Melancholic, nonchalant indie pop from Melbourne.

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Single: Cape Francis – Just Because

Read this interesting story:

Cape Francis is a solo project started by guitarist and vocalist Kevin Olken Henthorn. After the break up of a former band that worked heavily in traditional pop structures and production, Henthorn started the new project as a way to break form and reconnect to a natural flow of instrumentation and storytelling.

Henthorn started playing guitar when he was 9 years old. He studied music with teachers ranging from classical to blues to metal, but by the time he was 15 he decided to commit solely to writing his own material. For Henthorn, writing was a way to practice and push his fundamentals, and discovery became intrinsic to each new piece he wrote.

Cape Francis was meant as a way to return to that mentality, to re-approach a relationship with an instrument after years of feeling stuck. The outcome is a new sound for Henthorn and is always evolving. It is centered around finger picked electric guitar, and surrounded by simple arrangements of percussion and synthesizers. Cape Francis pulls from folk and modern influences alike to bring the listener to an inviting atmosphere where familiarity and discovery are both at the forefront. In his third LP “Plateaus”, due out on Sleep Well Records, he examines the themes of neurosis, anxiety, and the erosion of mental health that played throughout his 20’s. The album serves as an effort to recognize the inevitable hurdles ahead and strives to visualize the path forward.

A beautiful. heartful indie rock.

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Single: Grease Weasel – The Cave Is a Metaphor

Another track from Grease Weasel I am sharing. Catchy, guitary, fresh…

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Single: TOLEDO – FOMO

Last time when sharing TOLEDO’S single I wrote:

I love music that makes me feel better. Lovely from TOLEDO is one of that tracks. A gentle lo-fi indie pop.

And I can say that once more and even more… So energetic, so cheerful, so vibey.

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Single: Palo Sopraño – Wonder Woman

I have shared Palo’s music in my Spotify playlist before. Here is a new single that was released last week and I like it. Gentle indie rock for your ears.

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Single: Remington super 60 – Still near

My beloved Remington super 60 are back with a new single. Dancy, catchy, summerish.

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Single: Lentamente – Bajan lágrimas, son de vidrio

Sometimes music flies into my DMs and I listen to it and instantly want to share it. This is the case. Bedroom pop from San José, Costa Rica.

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Single: Port Lucian – 20z

Port Lucian is the lo-fi bedroom pop creation of Philly queer icon/hermit, Portia Maidment.

New single from my favorite Port Lucian. It is also part of awesome Z Tapes L.A. branch’s compilation. I am so into Portia’s music. So fresh, so interesting. I am so excited about our Summer 2020 compilation, which will have another track from her. I cannot wait for her full album in (near) future. It would be awesome to have it on cassettes…

You can find more music on Bandcamp.

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Single: Kekeno – Light Pools

A beautiful minimal, downtempo music. It reminds me a little bit of a laptop funeral’s music. Just a perfect fit for my rainy Friday.

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Single: Migrant Caravan x The Common Face – Loup-Garou a Paris

Migrant Caravan (Maicol Ospina-Bedoya) is a Montreal-based Colombian producer focused on blending Latino sounds (from guasca, salsa to cumbia) with more contemporary alternative indie music. Migrant Caravan elaborates on an alternative sound that tries to materialize in songs the feeling of growing up in one of Colombia’s most notorious neighbourhoods (La Comuna 13), and also being an immigrant in North America.

The song is inspired by the french story The Werewolf. Written by Boris Vian in 1970.

A beautiful exploration of different sounds and melodies. Very enriching.

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Single: Yot Club – Go Away

Did I tell you I have been obsessed with Yot Club’s music? No? Now, you know…

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Single: Stevie Zita – Freyja

“Just a summery shoegaze pop song about loving a Norse Goddes”

Another single I am sharing from Stevie. Another good one. He makes such nice music and I recommend you check out more stuff from him.

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Single: Ösla – Marina

If an artist reference my artists as FFO, in this case, my beloved orchid mantis, I know the music will be interesting. And I am right this time. Marina by Ösla is a beautiful dreamy lo-fi track I am falling in love with. Beautiful & peaceful melodies. Just listen…

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Single: Grease Weasel – Lukewarm Soup Days

The guitar parts… and the drums… So great… My needs to keep movin’…

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Premiere ~ Single: LIT. MAJOR – Tough One

I am so happy to bring you as first the new single from LIT. MAJOR. It is a new single from the upcoming album “Generosity” which will be out on cassettes via Community Radio Tapes.

LIT. MAJOR has been part of our seasonal compilation Winter 2020 and we became Twitter pals.

Listen to this dreamy bedroom folk pop song with stunning vocal parts, Be sure to support them by buying cassette or digital album. I am very excited for the full album and you should be too.

You can find more music on Bandcamp.

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Single: Suburban Living – Indigo Kids

A brand new single from my favorite Suburban Living. It is 3rd single of their off their upcoming LP ‘How to Be Human’ out later this summer. Cannot wait to hear it in full.

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Single: Jaguar Sun – Next Year

Another single I am sharing from talented Canadian multi instrumentalist Chris Minielly.

“Next year is a song about that self-reflective drive back home after a breakup. That short moment to remember the highs and lows and the hope that your paths will cross again.”

Just another beautiful magical track.

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Single: stillblue – Bluets

A little bit copy&paste from bio:

stillblue is a Miami-based indie rock band comprised of Enrique Rosell (vocals, guitar, triangle), Sofia Soriano (vocals, guitar, didgeridoo), and Daniel Estrada (synth, lap-steel, vocals, rain stick). The band pulls from a multitude of influences spanning from folk to indie rock to Americana. The group found each other in the local Miami music scene after their past projects broke up. Now they share a love for sad songs, cathartic melodies, and a need to make music as honestly as possible. The band is still growing and writing together while searching for a permanent bassist and drummer.

“Bluets” is a track inspired by Maggie Nelson’s book Bluets. Blue has always been a color that catches the attention of the band and that they gravitate towards. This song is about Enrique’s time in Chicago and about the bushels of Bluets planted outside his building. This was written at the beginning of the COVID-19 quarantine as Enrique reminisced on past memories of better times. This song is about being stuck inside your memories and how that holds you back from enjoying the things you should be paying attention to now. How Enrique keeps going back to the memories of these Bluets beating through his head instead of focusing on new moments. It’s about the pain that goes along with memories we love and trying to let that go while still appreciating what they gave you.

A gentle indie-folk single from a new fresh Band. I am probably one of the first people to follow them on Spotify. I love that feeling.

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Single: Amory Reel – Benton

Amory Rell is Los Angeles based vocalist, songwriter, and record producer.

Benton’ is a song about growing up, leaving, and going back. About the place you once knew in your heart but no longer by your eyes. It’s a raw and intimate song that aims to convey uninhibited emotions of nostalgia and childhood, all in the framework of the present you. It doesn’t yearn for the past but rather wishes to feel whole in the now.

That subtle piano in the background is getting under my skin. So beautiful.

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Single: Seventeen Years Old And Berlin Wall – No Paradise

Seventeen Years Old And Berlin Wall is a Shoegazer/Dream Pop band based in Tokyo.

Yusei Tsuruta (guitar/vocals) originally started out the band in 2013, and members Eriko Takano (bass/vocals), Takuji Yoshida (guitar), Junichiro Miyazawa (drums) that got to know at live venues later joined. Three EPs, Aspect (2015), Reflect (2017), Object (2018) have been previously released. The band is listened worldwide through subscription services, and they have performed as an opening act for many foreign bands playing in Japan.

So happy to share something from Japan. Catchy, dreamy melodies with so many layers. So good, just listen.

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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.

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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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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.”

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Single: Medium Soft – Waterfall

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.