I am sometimes a little bit late for some music. One case is Ashley Koett’s song, but it is never too late to share.
The Texas-born Coloradan is something of a quadruple threat: she sings, plays guitar, produces, and co-directed her first video. She codes, too. All of those talents bring their own form of creative expression, a unique catharsis. “If you’re laughing about something sad, That instantly makes it not as shitty.”
(You Were My) Nightmare on Elm Street is the second single out of Television Blondes debut EP that is set to release later in July through Don’t Guitar Records! The track is a super fuzzy home recorded lo-fi tune with a nice surfy beach vibe.
I have chanced to become e-pal with Jonatan from Don’t Guitar Records and I am so happy for him to release his first label release. So excited about this new EP by Television Blonde.
A glorious nostalgia inducing clay animation video for your favourite childhood tv, “Pancakes” is directed by tattoo artist Phil Berge, who found himself dabbling with clay animation during COVID 19. The result is a colourful 90’s revival, reminiscent of shows like Wallace and Gromit, Pingu and Soupe Opera. “Pancakes” is taken from Gaspard Eden’s forthcoming album Soft Power.
Another single with an amazing video we are sharing from this talented Canadian indie artist.
New Melbourne band, HighSchool, have surfaced after a year of writing and recording. Now they’re about to drop three music videos that present their distinctive outlook on how post-punk, grit and youthful sophistication can coexist. Together they’re the architects behind this earwormy, low-fi sound, all powered by progressive harmonies, driving choruses and emotive instrumentals.
Another fresh discovery, reminding me a little bit of early Beach Fossils’ music. My kind of jam and the video fits the music just perfectly.
The original idea came from one of my favourite movies ‘Home Alone’, hence the song samples the dialogues between ‘Pigeon Lady’ vs ‘Kevin’ about loneliness; we’ve all been staying ‘home alone’ during these past few months and it’s easy to feel lonely and lost, more so than any other times before. This is a song expressing how I feel during my lonely hours and I hope others will find my music relatable and perhaps a little less sad knowing that they’re not the only ones feeling this strange sensation.
A beautiful stripped-down lo-fi hip hop track. I love the “Home Alone” reference.
Gaspard Eden is a singer/song-writer hailing from Quebec City.
Soft Power by Gaspard Eden is a hidden message. It’s a juggling dialogue between impulses and guilty pleasures. In this song, Eden manages to combine a stripped honesty with symbolist figures of speech. He emphasizes our inability to embody some of our deepest feelings. His dreamy bass lines, motoric chords progressions and ethereal vocal melodies serve as a canvas where our repressed fantasies are evoked.
Another single we are sharing from Canadian indie artist.
Sharing an older video for Worry Club’s track Collar. I am excited that Worry Club will be hopefully part of our next seasonal comp (Summer 2020). The artist is still pretty unknown, so I am very happy to help them spread further. The ultimate reason why I do this little blog or my label.
Bedroom Pop outfit, Worry Club, will release a new single titled “In My Ear” on Feb 28. Lead artist, Chase Walsh wrote and recorded this track in his small college apartment. The song brings together dreamy guitar riffs, punchy drums, and self-deprecating lyrical content to make a unique indie-punk sound. Recorded with just a laptop, interface, several instruments, and only three microphones the band produced a professional quality track in tried and true DIY fashion.
“I really tried to portray how big of a piece of shit I feel like when someone confesses their feeling towards me.” Walsh said, “The song is really about how compliments can, at times, be more toxic than insults or criticism.”
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.