I am honored we were able to work with Candy in the beginning. He “grew up” a lot since then and he has a new single/video out. It’s amazing and I still love his music. I think one day Candy will be as big as Tame Impala or other Australian bands and I just would be smiling in my bedroom…
Gabriel from Unicorns at Heart is a great pal on Twitter and also great helper for our label. Unicorns at Heart were featured on several compilations and now they are creating some amazing music. So happy to see them grow and get more attention. Find some time and check out their music collection. This new song/video is just amazing.
This reminds me of my favorite folk band Good Good Blood. That subtle drums are getting me. Just put everything away and listen to this music in full. I am also happy I am sharing some music from Tennessee.
Homes, a talented musician from Slovakia. A good friend. Ex-member of the Z Tapes family. I hope he will get all the attention he deserves. His music is beautiful. Just listen to the video and immerse into his music.
I am discovering so much great music from Germany past weeks/months. The music scene from this country has been hidden from me for a long time and I am very happy to dig deeper. This is a beautiful folk song with a perfectly fitting video. Just enjoy it.
Great video, great song, released on cassette and Bandcamp. This is a perfect music combination for me. Be sure to check out the full album and support this band coming out of Toronto. I am really vibing to it.
Bringing you a brand new video from LA based XUAN. The track is off her album Have Some Funn released in 2018.
Her story is very interesting:
The daughter of Vietnamese immigrants, Xuan (pronounced “Swan”) Nguyen grew up in what she describes as the “safe and uneventful” Dallas suburbs. “Everything was really good. But I knew I needed to go out and get my ego smashed and explore. I moved to Viet Nam and hosted a TV show. I traveled around Southeast Asia, Australia and moved to Ireland.”
Living in Ireland, Xuan was inspired to write songs by her then songwriter boyfriend. “He was worried about how were going to make a living. I realized that I could become a songwriter, too and we could tour together. I thought: ‘This is going to be easy!’” Of course it wasn’t, but when Xuan returned home, she continued to hone her craft undaunted. “I got up the courage to perform at open mic, and that’s where I met Salim Nourallah (producer Old 97s, Nicholas Altobelli, The Damnwells, Rhett Miller).” Nourallah invited her into his studio to put together a record.”
I am so happy to see more diversity in today’s music world and I hope there is a bright future ahead of Xuan.
Flower Crown is a hazy guitar-driven dream-pop act from Pittsburgh, PA. Flower Crown was released on my friend’s label Crafted Sound. I usually do not share live sessions videos here, but this is just great. The original song is perfect, but this live version is even better. Find some time and check out more music from this great band.
This song and video are heart-melting. Gaelynn’s story is so powerful!
Here is just one thing that got me:
In addition to performing and recording, Gaelynn also loves to do speaking engagements about disability awareness, the power music, and leading an enriching life. She has a congenital disability called Osteogenesis Imperfecta, or Brittle Bones Disease. Gaelynn is a strong voice in the disability community; she uses her music as a platform to advocate for people with disabilities and to promote positive social change. Gaelynn Lea believes society must prioritize accessibility so people with disabilities can participate in their communities and use their gifts without barriers or discrimination.
A little different post, because Winona can be considered as a big artist. A great pop artist. I just hope she will get popular, reminds me a lot of early Lana Del Rey. A great catchy pop. From Sweden! Me likey very much.
Caoilfhionn (pronounced Keelin) Rose is a singer, songwriter, and producer from Manchester. A sweet beautiful indie-folk song. It has simple melodies with stunning vocals and the video is just a perfect addition to it. The best combination, just enjoy.
All start team. Column – comprised of Cadien James (Twin Peaks) and all five members of Post Animal: Dalton Allison, Jake Hirshland, Javi Reyes, Matt Williams, and Wes Toledo. A beautiful mellow indie music. Love the vibe of the video too.
Another discovery from the Netherlands – a folkish singer-songwriter. The video is very hippie-looking, fitting perfectly for the atmosphere produced by music. A very enjoyable. So happy there are more great artists to discover from Europe.
I have shared JW Francis’ music before on my blog and I loved it. Here is another great track with a fresh lyric video for it. I love the way this video is shot, the song perfectly fits for it. I love the chill slacker vibes. Just give this video a proper watch/listen and check out the rest of the music from this talented musician. No pointless words, just smash that play button and share further.
Recorded this song in my basement and filmed the video with my sister around our neighborhood. Wanted to show what a summer would look like minus our phones. Featuring animals, smiles and my bedroom lol. hope u enjoy and thx for stopping by 🙂
I love that this was home-recorded. It sounds so much better and the video is just great. I love the vibe, perfectly fitting for my summer mood.
I am very happy to share with you a new video for Pen Palindrome’s Anna I’m Sorry.
A beautiful song with a beautiful stop motion video. I am really falling for Pen Palindrome’s music. I feel so lucky that we had her on our seasonal Z Tapes compilations. Please find some time and watch/listen to this video and just share it with your friends. Please support this young and promising artist.
This self-description of artist just fits perfectly. The space melodies in the background of the song makes it so special. I love it. And the video is so interesting, fitting perfectly for this cosmic song.
I am sharing this song mostly because of the video. I love it. I have not seen such a nice video in a while. The song is a popish one, but with a very catchy melody, love the color of the voice and the chorus is just perfect. Another great thing coming out of Sweden. If this would play in mainstream radios, I would be very happy. I would…