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Single: Shane Malone – Stranger

Before sharing the music I try to listen to it for a couple of times to fully immerse into it. And sometimes, the tracks are getting better after each listening. This is the case. I am so getting into the vibe of this song, the instruments are so nice in this one. Also, the production on this track is really great. It feels so right for my farewell to summer.

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Single: Sean J O’Neill – Move Backwards

It looks like this artist is on the path to be successful and widely know. It reminds me a little bit of early Bon Iver. Especially some instruments, but to be honest I like this much more. Some parts of the track are so beautiful.

You can find more music on Spotify.

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Single: Occult X – With U

Still, I do not know much about this musician other than they are from Nashville, Tennessee, but I am so into their music. I am so into this 80’s synth-pop, especially with such good drums. I am probably realized that in general, I am preferring quicker paced songs. Maybe because I want to move my hips to music a lot.

You can find more music on Bandcamp.

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Single: Alexander Wren – Had Me at Goodbye

I do not know why but this song kind of brings me back to 60’s, maybe the guitar effect is doing that. Definitely a lot of nostalgia for older music in this one. But this is a really nice and well-produced song. If the radio would play this as “commercial” music I would not be unhappy at all.

You can find more music on Spotify.

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Single: The Craytes – Union Station

“Union Station” was written and recorded one month into lockdown, a clichéd source of inspiration perhaps. The lyrics, a stream of consciousness – mostly kept intact until the very end. It did seem like the right station to go.

Another song I am sharing from a band that was featured on our seasonal comp. Mellow, slow piano track with subtle drums. What a nice atmosphere this song creates.

You can find more music on Spotify.

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Single: Palo Sopraño – Open Your Eyes

A new single from an artist that has been shared on my blog before. The drums have a such nice pace and also really digging the guitar riffs. Something fresh for your ears.

You can find more music on Spotify.

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Single: Family Mart – For Eric

Another very fresh band with the debut single coming out of Austin, Texas. Twee indie pop with catchy guitars and nice vocals. Such a good start for a new band. I am excited to listen to more from this band. Past days (weeks) I am listening to such great music. So happy to live in this age.

You can follow the artist on Bandcamp.

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Single: boxset – jar

When Devil Town Tapes are releasing a new cassette I know I would love to own it. That’s why I have not hesitated and pre-ordered cassette with “batch_six” by boxset. Jsut the pure fact that it is released on DTT means a quality release I am excited to own. If you need more convincing, read this:

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Single: Metayouth Speech – Balloons in June

Metayouth is the project of Dakota Gilliland from Alabama, US. Dakota is a strong believer in DIY ethics and esthetics, and that is what drives his songwriting. He often hides sugary sweet pop melodies behind a wall of distortion, not as an accident, but as a creative choice.

I always loved fuzzy guitars. I was really into early Wavves music and this kind of brings me back to it. So happy that this single is coming our on new label Don’t Guitar Records run by my friend in Sweden. So excited for the future of this label.

You can find more music on Bandcamp.

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Single: Kaylee Still – Paper Chaser

What a beautiful indie-pop with such a great beat and very emotional lyrics. The best part was when I told Kaylee that I will share her new single. She was so happy and that makes me even more happier. If sharing music is not about making people (especially musicians) happy, I do not know why to do it anymore. So go, smash that play button and enjoy this amazing single.

Kaylee Marie Still is an independent singer-songwriter/music producer from Portland, Oregon.

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Single: Ghost Fan Club – Speak to Me

Beautiful lo-fi bedroom pop track about Mom, which has died. Just listen to the lyrics and cry if you feel like. This song has so many feelings in it.

You can find more music on Spotify.

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Single: Mt. Misery – I Was Wrong

This is the second single I am sharing from this Hartepool, UK- based band. Very chill, summerish vibes in this one; lyrically beautiful; very enjoyable listening. Looking forward to full album.

You can find more music on Bandcamp.

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Single: Sagan Paisley – LONELY BOY

This is Sagan Paisley’s first official release. It was inspired by the Butthole Surfers and samples “Everything is Going to Hell” by Teen Suicide. LONELY BOY bends a few genres, but nothing too out of the ordinary. The song in itself highlights some of the extents to which neglected and lonely teens will go to get someone to pay attention even resorting to self-loathing and self-harm.

I am really happy to share this track as it reminds me of the early stages of my blog. Also, I am very glad that the artist decided to put it on the Bandcamp. I always prefer to share music on Bandcamp. What a good lo-fi bedroom pop.

You can follow the artist on Bandcamp.

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Single: vern matz – Mall of America

Mall of America is about Minnesota, old flames, and classic indoor malls. It’s being released on Nice Guys Records.

I have shared vern martz’s music before and I am glad to see the progress of this artist. I am so very glad to see it on my favorite Nice Guys Records. I like this folkish indie rock. I can imagine myself sitting at a lake, listening to this music from boombox on cassettes, and enjoying time with my friends. I wish I could…

You can follow the artist on Spotify.

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Premiere: Community Swimming Pool – Upside Down

I am not usually premiering music, but when I do it is something very special. This is the case.

Community Swimming Pool is a project from multi-instrumentalist Glasgow musician Brett McCann.

It’s comfortable, familiar guitar sound of bygone, eighties days, and autobiographical lyrics of depression and toxic relationships make for excellent dreampop escapism.

The debut single ‘Upside Down’ is an ever-growing, sunny build up with hard-hitting themes about our troubled world. He’s here to set the mood for summer evening moments by the sea or golden hour at your local outdoor swimming pool.

Community Swimming Pool is being released on my favorite Backpack Records from Berlin. When writing this text I put this single on loop because it is that good. The guitar parts are just superb and the overall atmosphere of the song is so good. I wish I could describe the feeling I have when listening to this song, but my words are useless. Just press the play and enjoy it with me. You will not regret it.

You can find more information here.

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Single: daniel b – lean on

You can follow the artist on Bandcamp.

lo-fi, home cooked jams

I am so proud to write that this is an artist from Slovakia. There are not many musicians I am sharing from Slovakia, almost none and thus any that is great is a small miracle for me. This new single is gentle & beautiful and I cannot wait to hear more music from this artist in the future. Proudly made in Slovakia.

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Single: House Plants – Conflicted

House Plants (the solo project of Kyle Stringer) is music created and recorded in bedrooms from the Midwest to the West Coast with pop and indie rock sensibilities. Songs began forming in 2015, first as iPhone voice memos, and finally taking shape in the form of actual recordings.

There are 4 tracks out from House Plants’ debut album and they are promising amazing album. I am sharing the newest one, the softest ones. The song offer variety of melodies and nuances. I am enjoying it very much. This last single is heart-melting bedroom rock. I cannot wait to hear the full album and will try to share it on my blog as well. So click on the link below and pre-order a great album.

You can find more music, cassettes and vinyl on Bandcamp.

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Single: SigObrilllAndo – Kind

A beautiful video with relaxing music. Just a good way to slow down.

You can find more music on Spotify.

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Single: Robi Mitch – Can’t Win

CAN’T WIN is a sophisticated yet playful production with dreamy synths, woozy guitars, a wonky middle-8 to die for… and a couple of lo-fi flutes for good measure.

It reminds me a little bit of Baseball Gregg’s music, but a little bit more “sophisticated”. A tropical indie summer pop from Bristol, UK.

You can find more music on Bandcamp.

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Single: priboj – ustal

I am not sharing a lot of music from Russia, so when I find some I like, I am even more excited. This new band priboj with bedroom pop tunes is worth checking out.

You can follow the artist on Bandcamp.

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Singles: Oro Swimming Hour – The Dog / Flash Mountain

The home recording project of Oliver Wilde (Pet Shimmers) & book illustrator Nicholas Stevenson, The Dog / Flash Mountain is the new release from their upcoming album, out summer 2020.

A great lo-fi pop jams from Bristol, UK. A little bit of lo-fi freshness for your ears.

You can find more music on Bandcamp.

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Single: Foxconn – Honey Boy

If you like Foliage’s music, you will enjoy this new artist from San Bernardino, California. Catchy indie-pop.

You can find more music on Bandcamp.

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Single: lo-fi eamonn – your call is important to me

A a little bit of chill lo-fi beats.

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Single: sweater boy – i think i lost a friend

sweater boy is the musical project by me (david moran). i started sweater boy in 2019, and i’ve loved every minute of it. i like to mix elements of indie pop, indie rock, bedroom pop, and alternative music to make my own sound. i’m from memphis, tennessee, but i currently reside in nashville.

This is just perfect music for summer Friday. So catchy, so fresh.

You can find more music on Spotify.

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Single: fanclubwallet – Bike Song

This is my fourth consecutive single. It’s a chill indie song with upbeat drums and twangy guitars. It’s all about reflecting on the places you spend time in, and saying goodbye to those places. I wrote this while learning how to learning how to ride a bike so maybe that’s saying something!

To quote the artist: fanclubwallet is simply just kickin it

So goood…

You can find more music on Spotify.

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Single: Lentamente – Desayunar

Arío became my friend thanks to our seasonal compilation and we have been working together on something special related to Z Tapes. I am so excited about our future collaboration.

I am also sharing his music because I really enjoy it. A fresh bedroom lo-fi tunes from Costa Rica.

You can find more music on Bandcamp.

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Single: Emmanuel Patterson – Body

I have been aware of Emmanuel’s music for some time because of our seasonal compilation and I became a big fan of it.

This song was part of our Fall 2019 compilation.

I love everything about this song and can listen to it over and over. Try it.

You can find more music on Bandcamp.

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Single: Stevie Zita – Indigo

A hazy lullaby about getting out of the drowning city life

I stopped counting how many singles I have shared from Stevie. Still not enough apparently 🙂

You can follow the artist on Spotify.

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Single: chemical club – blood on the pavement

I find this description funny:

chemical club is a lo-fi bedroom pop project that likes to release lots of music.

A little bit of 80’s nostalgia. So goood.

You can find more music on Spotify.

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Single: Bill Waters – Sweeter

I have discovered Bill Waters through my favorite cassette label Forged Artifacts. I own cassettes with Bill’s music and I am very happy to share this single. Just listen to that groovy tunes…

You can find more musis and cassettes on https://billwaters.bandcamp.com/Bandcamp.

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Single: Gionatan Scali – Sun Cannot Pass+

Good music always come to my mailbox.

Gionatan Scali is a music ensemble helmed by Gionatan Scali, East London-based musician who originally hailed from Turin (IT). The Band’s sound, mystical and soft-core, relies on a hazy balance of overlapping layers.

Just chill and listen to this.

You can find more music on Bandcamp.

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Single: Sea Grapes – Melatonin Dream

If you follow our Twitter or our seasonal compilations, there is no need to introduce Sea Grapes, but here is a nice description:

Sea Grapes is a bedroom pop project of Daytona local Luke Janke. Sea Grapes focuses on the experimental meshing of folk and pop instrumentation, while lyrics are based on personal anecdotes and geographical description.

Luke also runs awesome cassette label Community Radio Tapes.

You can pre-order Sea Grapes’ new EP at Bandcamp.

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Single: Jude Shuma – San Francisco

Wrote and recorded in my studio (alone) on the West side of Chicago, while dreaming of moving to the West Coast.

Surfy fuzzy indie rock from Chicago. So chill, perfect for this summery mood.

You can find more music on Spotify.

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Single: Cibeles – Ave de Corral

This year I would love to dive deeper into Latin American scenes. Fortunately, I have a good friend who will help me with that. I feel like I should learn Spanish as well.

This is a new artist from Costa Rica.

You can start following the artist on Bandcamp.

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Single: Slow Dress – Butterfly

Indie folk rock from Boston. Heartwarming melodies with beautiful vocals. So nice, just listen.

You can find more music on Bandcamp.

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Singles: Unicorns at Heart – Private Reserve x February Sky

A new member to Z Tapes family releasing their 4th album on cassette. First two singles Private Reserve and February Sky are out together with pre-orders.

You can find more music on Bandcamp.

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Single: Soultru – Come & Gone

Soultru is a hip-hop/soul band based out of the Quad Cities Iowa/Illinois. He recently signed with Kansas City label The Record Machine. He sometimes travels with a full band and other times with his guitar and backing tracks.

Blending soul singing and hip hop verses to make relatable music for all. Drawing influence from gospel music artists like Fred Hammond and Smokie Norful. While later finding artists such as Gavin Degraw, Anthony Hamilton, John Legend as well Hip-Hop acts like Kanye West, Common and Anderson .Paak.

Soultru in some form or another has had the pleasure of opening for artists such as Kweku Collins, Magic City Hippies,
Michigan Rattlers, Neil Hilborn, Ceschi Ramos, Rittz.

This single is stripped down acoustic soul with beautiful vocals. I am so lucky we could have Soultru on our special compilation The Blackwashing.

You can find more music on Spotify.

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Single: The Martin Gachiri Experience – Out of My Mind

“My American take on a traditional Kenyan pop song.”

The guitar parts in this song are just the best, vibing to them very much.

You can find more music on Bandcamp.

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Single: Anuncio en Blanco – Juntos Otra Vez

I do not understand Spanish but this jangle bedroom pop from Mexico is nice. Happy to share this with you.

You can find more music on Bandcamp.

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Single: The Phone Booth – Happier at Home

The Phone Booth is a band from Santa Barbara, CA. Slow, mellow indie rock. Yummy.

You can find more music on Bandcamp.

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Single: Elizabeth Hume – Bee Sting

Another fresh artist with the first single.

Bee Sting” is a song about changing times, which is relevant right now. It connects with gen-Z through growing up and cherishing simple memories. It feels like dreamy pop with a splash of indie and all the way communicates summer vibes of driving with the windows down.

I enjoy this, do you?

You can follow the artist on Spotify.

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Single: Rupe – Wait It Out

Rupe is 22-year-old songwriter from Louisiana. Fresh bedroom indie pop. I love the atmosphere it creates, so into it. Just smash that play button.

You can follow the artist on Bandcamp.

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Single: antstat – pretty girl in a pretty world

A nice, sweet lo-fi bedroom pop track. I like this a lot…

You can find more music on Spotify.

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Single: The Craytes – This Town

I have shared music from The Craytes in our Winter 2020 compilation. Now they released a new single. A little bit of summery feeling. Sitting in a restaurant, sipping cold soda, fresh breeze, and unknow band playing…

You can find more music on Spotify.

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Single: Genevieve Dawson – Carry It Slowly

Genevieve Dawson is a songwriter-singer originally from Edinburgh and now based in London.

A beautiful heartful indie-folk song. Just listen.

You can find more music on Spotify.

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Single: Mikael Landén – Up?

It’s summer and we need more chill music like this. A producer from Sweden with some summerish grooves.

You can find more music on Spotify.

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Single: Boy Pablo – honey

As my wife said: “He must be in love if he writes such songs…”.

New Boy Pablo.

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Single: Preparation 500 – Thought About You All Day

A little bit of fresh dreamy lo-fi pop for your ears. The keyboard and guitar parts are so nice. I am so into them…

You can find more music on Spotify.

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Single: The Upafter – Breathe

Breathe about being reminded that you have a purpose even in the middle of the doubts and struggles.

– indie band from Austin Texas, writing faith-based music.

The guitar parts are so nice. We all need a bit of faith in our lives…

You can find more music on Spotify.

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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…

You can find more music on Spotify.