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Single: parking lot – early

This song is about waking up early in Los Angeles and the general atmosphere of the hazy, laidback, melancholic early morning periods in the city.

This is the sound of 2020 for me. I love it. I could fully immerse myself into the sound. Let’s swim with me.

You can find more music on Bandcamp.

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Single: fanclubwallet – Fike

This is the first release under project ‘fanclubwallet’. It features distorted wavy guitar and lofi style vocals with punchy drums and bass.

All I know, all I care, just listen.

You can find the artist on Spotify.

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Single: Lottery – Motion Sickness

We wrote our first single during a period of change in our lives; we were moving back home to Toronto from Glasgow where we had been living for a year, and entering into our final year of university without any idea about what we would be doing after. Out of this sense of anxiety and excitement came the concept for the song “Motion Sickness”, a song that is both soothing and unsettling in equal measure. After we had finished writing the song, we spent the next couple months practising and finally recording the song in our home studio in Toronto. The recording features not only our voices and guitars, but also a dense atmospheric production style using synths, strings and various forms of vocal manipulation, which help to enhance the overwhelming feeling that the song is meant to convey. The song is quite long – exactly 7 minutes – but we think of it as an opportunity to slow down and step away from the frenzy of everyday life, an attempt to perhaps alleviate the kind of motion sickness that the song is about.

I love reading stories about how songs were made. I am also enjoying this fresh band with their first new single. I hear a lot of British (Scottish) folk influence in this and I love it.

You can follow the artist on Spotify.

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Single: Wild Manes – Cicadas

Cicadas is a vocal harmony-heavy indie-rock tune with energy and grit, but a pop-leaning catchiness.

Wild Manes hails from Brooklyn, NY. Three female vocalists and a barrage of vocal harmonies, big guitars and big moments.

A perfect fit for my Monday morning at work. A little bit of boost. I recommed a good dosage of indie rock to kick your day.

You can find more music on Bandcamp.

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Single: Holy Wave – Escapism

A new single from Austin (TX) psychedelic dream-pop band Holy Wave. Can you hear the waves coming at you?

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Single: Occult X – Be Mine

Warm shoegazy, dreamy lo-fi feeling. Can you hear it? I am so captivated by it… This song is bringing me a lot of joy and I need that now. We all need that now.

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Single: asia – cold sweat

This is the second single I am sharing from Belgian artist Asia and I am so in love with it. Her vocals are so special and so powerful. Such a talented musician! Just listen.

You can find more music on Spotify.

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Single: Beach Vacation – Mustang

Beach Vacation arose from a small town in Washington. After playing at a high school talent show, the group decided to get together and start a band.

I am so in love with this new single. It has all it needs. Catchy guitar, warm lo-fi sound, and great vocals. I cannot wait for the debut album.

You can find more music on Bandcamp.

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Single: La Palma – Ohio

“Ohio” is a single from La Palma’s forthcoming second EP. We decided to release it early because it feels especially relevant in this uncertain moment of social distancing due to COVID-19. It is a song of reassurance in a time of transition and disconnection.

La Palma, is a musical duo of Chris Walker and Tim Gibbon, based out of Philadelphia and San Francisco. Working between two cities, La Palma’s music is created correspondence-style, passing recordings back and forth to build textured compositions that glean from everyday sounds and experiences, steeped in beachy psych-pop and indie folk.

La Palma reminds me a lot of my favorites Baseball Gregg. Tropical indie pop.

You can find more music on Bandcamp .

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Single: Laptop Funeral – emily loop

New Laptop Funeral single is just awesome. Listen!

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Single: TOLEDO – Lovely

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

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Single: Moving In Slow – Pink Shirt

I love the part when the (space) keyboards (synths) kick in. A really good song. I wish I just know more about the band…

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Single: Jacqueline Tucci – Fear

Hailing from Toronto, Canada, Jacqueline Tucci combines clear-cut, catchy songwriting with a wide range of tones and sounds. Warm vocals accompany steady rock rhythms and melodic lead riffs, lending her music a familiar and friendly sound.

After years of honing her songwriting abilities as a solo acoustic act, Jacqueline is now making the transition to full-band arrangements, driven by a desire to branch out musically, and to explore new genres and sonic landscapes. She is not afraid to cross genres and always has an ear out for new influences to draw from. She will release her debut EP, Jungle Sounds, in 2020.

So happy to discover another strong female artist from Canada. Keep them coming at us!

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Single: Gaspard Eden – Nothing

Gaspard Eden is a singer/song-writer hailing from Quebec City. As a seasoned French-Canadian musician, Gaspard Eden has carved out his own path by taking the 60’s and 70’s aesthetic and filtering it through a 90’s and early 2000’s lens. Utilizing songwriting for cathartic release, Gaspard Eden creates lush soundscapes to evoke a wide range of emotions.

“Nothing” is Gaspard Eden’s first single from the idiosyncratic Soft Power LP. There are many ways to achieve boredom, and Eden peers candidly at what we’re really doing when we’re doing nothing. With its ethereal guitar hooks, divebomb fuzz lines and uninhibited melodies, “Nothing” is an anomalous soundtrack for life’s mundane situations.

indie rock/folk/pop from Quebec City

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Single: Gentle Ivanhoe Death Skulls – Careful Is My Middle Name

Fresh indie pop from Stockholm, Sweden.

I wish Bandcamp had playlist feature. I would love to create a good Bandcamp playlist.

You can find more music on Bandcamp.

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Single: Asher Graieg-Morrison – Waiting

A little bit of the experimental music to create some powerful atmosphere.

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Single: Mt. Misery – The Dreaming Days Are Over

Indie pop coming out of Hartlepool, UK. Warm, heartful melodies. And the glockenspiel….. Just perfect.

You can find more music on Bandcamp.

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Single: Drens – Saditsfiction

Another track from German power band Drens. I am so excited for their new EP, have been jamming to their music a lot.

You can find more music on Spotify.

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Single: kicktracks x lokel – in the morning

Chill, atmospheric lo-fi track. A great thing to relax and enjoy your time with your headphones.

You can find artists on Spotify: Kicktracks & Lokel

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Single: Dana Gavanski – Small Favours

I remember a cassette released on Fox Food Records with Dana’s music. And now… A beautiful, powerful, lyrical track. What else can you expect from Dana?

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Single: Sorrell – Lampshade

Jangly, dreamy, guitar indie-pop from Leicester based quartet “Sorrell”. Catchy, fresh. Excited to hear more in the future.

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Single: Project Orange – Ctrl + Esc

I am so happy to share with you another great indie band from the Philippines.

The first of a number of guitar pop singles, Ctrl + Esc is the landmark release of Bacolod City’s happy-go-lucky indie popsters under the name Project Orange. It all started with a home recording demo released in 2018 that made waves with college students in their home province that eventually led to a buzz in the Manila (Philippines) indie scene. This 2019 studio version is their first proper release under independent pop label Lilystars Records. The mid-tempo groove is infectious, with Diana Mapa’s delicate voice and lyricism suggests playful coquetry to lose control, like youngsters do.

I am really jamming to this.

You can find more music on Bandcamp.

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Single: Sea Wolf – Break It Down

I so captiveated by the color of the voice. Just listen.

You can find more info on website.

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Single: Bored at My Grandmas House – Skin

Another band with just one single out. I used to search for these fresh bands for hours, thanks to new tools, the search is much easier.

Gentle bedroompopish shoeagaze from UK.

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Singles: Painted Forest – Worst in History / Bend

This was released just now and I screamed in my day job office. Painted Forest makes just amazing music. Right?

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Single: Indigo Waves – Can’t Let Go

The third single from Indigo Waves I am sharing. Chill indie pop, beach waves coming to you…

P.S.: The guitar solo is awesome.

You can find more music on Bandcamp.

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Single: Castilho – The Wind Blows

Another chill track from Portuguese indie-pop musician Castilho.

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Single: Colin Edwin – KISSing

A gentle indie folk from Madison, Wisconsin released as a cassingle.

You can follow the artist and buy tape on Bandcamp.

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Single: paradise in toblerone – I wanna go with u

I love the band name and I am fan of Yot Club (style) so this is great. The sad part it, there is no Bandcamp page…

You can find more music on Soundcloud.

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Single: Tomáš Falešník – Determined

Thinking of my Czech friends and their fight right now while listening to this instrumental track.

You can follow the artist on Spotify.

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Single: phobia quartet – Pan//c

Another single from my favorite phobia quartet coming out of Florida. So good

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Single: ghool – See you there

A true bedroom lo-fi pop from Florida. This is music I started covering for my blog at the beginning and this is the music I will end up with. My jam.

You can find more music on Bandcamp.

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Single: Deperuse – The Fifteenth Curse

Melodic psych pop coming from Canada. Just play it and you can forget you live in a crazy world.

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Single: Medium Soft – Sun In My Eyes

Lay on the beach, drink some soda.

waiting for the sun in my eyes

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Single: Saint Charles – Ghost Noises

New Saint Charles’s single. No words. Just listen.

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Single: Blue Canopy – 656

Some music just brings me joy right away from the first tones. 656 from Blue Canopy is making just that. I just feel happy.

You can follow the artist or pre-order album at Bandcamp.

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Single: Eliza Marie – I Wonder

I love the music scene from the Philippines. Mainly because of my dear friend Kurvine, who is always sharing all the great Filipino artists. I am happy to found out another one, this time from different sources. The Philippines are producing great music and I want to know more and dive deeper into the scene. Listen to this great lo-fi bedroom pop track you should check out.

You can find more music on <Bandcamp.

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Single: Charlie Gradon – Grieving

Another recommendation from my internet pal Michal. Great indie rock from Sydney, Australia. Just start the track

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Single: Grace Gillespie – Goodbye

It’s International Women’s Day today and I am so happy to share on my blog another talented female musician. Grace Gillespie is London based singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and producer. This new single is just so beautiful. Close your eyes and just listen…

You can find more music on Spotify.

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Single: Drens – A Very Sunny Day

Another single from German band Drens. A little bit more punkish, but still very catchy dancy melody. I hope they will play in Vienna soon…

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Single: Simen Mitlid – Weeks feat. Tuvaband

Scandinavian music sounds like this. Lyrical, melodic, powerful. Simen Mitlid’s music has been captivating me for some months and I still do not have enough. This song is reminding me of the early Jose Gonzalez a little bit.

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Single: golda – Dear Los Angeles

An “ode” to L.A. Beautiful, melancholic, truthful. Just listen to golda’s beautiful voice.

You can find more music on Spotify.

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Single: Suburban Living – Main Street

It is 8 years (!) since I discovered Suburban Living through my blog /this EP/ and they are back with a new single. I am still in love with their music. A new romantic dream pop. Just listen and pure your heart into it.

You can find more music on Spotify.

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Single: Laveda – Ghost

The intro of this song is just too good. Another single I am sharing from a talented duo coming out of Albany, NY. I am enjoying the single from the beginning to the end. Powerful.

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Single: Port Lucian – Give It Up

“Port Lucian is the etherial indie pop creation of 19 year old multi-instrumentalist Portia Maidment. Since humble beginnings in 2017, Maidment has released a sprinkling of singles all shifting in styles and instrumentation while still capturing the hazy warmth and mystery of Port Lucian’s world.”

I am so into female artist past years and this is another talented one coming out of Pennsylvania.

You can find more music on Spotify.

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Single: Greg Cameo – All the Wrong Moves

Two things. First, this music is so chill, a perfect fit for my Saturday evening. The second, the artwork of the single is ace, I love chess theme.

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Single: Jordan Blackmon – Family Crest

Here is a short intro:

“Jordan Blackmon is a Columbia, SC-raised/Los Angeles, CA-based musician, producer and songwriter. After nearly a decade as the live guitarist for Toro y Moi (more on that here), he decided to hit the brakes on touring and shift his focus towards the studio.

His influences are eclectic, ranging everything from International Funk to Northern Soul to Harsh Noise to American Primitive – this helps him bring a unique perspective into all of his sessions.”

Oh my… This is such a great song…

You can find more music on Spotify.

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Single: Jordana – Crunch

Jordana. Just listen.

You can now get the album on vinyl on Bandcamp.

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Single: The Ryne Experience – Canopy

The Ryne Experience has been on our Z Tapes seasonal compilations under a different moniker and I am so happy they are doing a new release with Under the Counter Tapes. Canopy is first alt-country single I am enjoying very much.

You can find more great music on label’s Bandcamp page.

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Single: Bathe Alone – Calm Down

This is one of my best discoveries of the past months. Bathe Alone (previously Bathe) makes such beautiful music. Just put everything away and poor your heart into this.

You can find more music on Bandcamp.