Late Guest At The Party – “It’s Christmas! Let’s Be Glad! (Sufjan Stevens cover)”

Every year, we try to find a quirky indie-rock-esque Christmas song to highlight... Our spotlight this holiday season goes to "sad boy dance music" act (their words, not ours) Late Guest at the Party with their fun take on the Sufjan Stevens classic, "It's Christmas!...

Капитан Ненавидит Море (Kapitan Nenavidit More) – “Молчать”

As a mostly English-speaking blog, we're not 100% sure how to pronounce the band name Капитан Ненавидит Море (Kapitan Nenavidit More), let alone say the name of their latest single, "Молчать," out loud... But we did some research and now we know that the band name...

Merchant – “Staying in California”

Merchant's debut single "Staying in California" feels so smooth, it's almost like he's been around the block once or twice. Yes, Merchant is no stranger to the music biz (you've heard his other projects on Shameless and Super Bowl commercials, to name just a few)......

Shout Out Louds – “As Far Away As Possible”

If you're like us, Howl Howl Gaff Gaff from legendary Swedish indie rockers Shout Out Louds was on heavy repeat in your fifth-generation iPod back in 2005... In case you'd wondered where they've been, they're still cranking out amazing indie rock. Our latest feature,...

Swiss Portrait – “Today”

There's a jangly sort of itchiness to the music that comprises the new Swiss Portrait single... It's also the perfect accompaniment to the song's lyrical content. "Today" is about the guilt that you face when you ignore your to-do list - whether its your dog giving...

Dolores Forever – “Party In My Mind”

We're digging the indie-pop fervor of the latest single from UK act Dolores Forever. The London-based duo sing about a party in their heads; after one listen to this song, we think you'll understand why. It's a big-energy pop song that exists to make you feel good......

Deathsport – “Restless Leg Syndrome”

This one goes out to all the night owls. Brotherly duo Deathsport are here with a calculated (but catchy) song about insomnia - "Restless Leg Syndrome" tackles the unpleasantness of being unable to sleep in an apt post-punk style. A cold drum machine backbone...

FLOWVERS – “Flowers”

ICYMI, we've already featured Portsmouth-based indie punx FLOWVERS on the blog twice before; "When It Comes To It" and "Far Away" are a pair of exuberant singles that both highlight the band's collective youth and capitalize upon their unbridled energy. They're back...

Eades – “Ever Changing”

Last time we checked in with Eades was all the way back in June of 2020 - their song "Vivid Dreams" caught our ears with its use of sharp, angular guitar riffs. They've done it again - in "Ever Changing," you'll find lots of start-stop-start energy and the bratty...

Slark Moan – “Safest Bet”

Slark Moan (aka singer/songwriter Mark Sloan, see what he did there?) just released his latest single, "Safest Bet," and it's been on repeat at the buffaBLOG headquarters as of late. Expect twinkly guitars, Sloan's distinct vocal delivery, and a somber-but-driven...

Jack Moody – “Sorority Girl”

Last time we checked in with Virginia Beach native Jack Moody, we were all about the slacker vibes of his previous single, "Touch You." While there were certainly some dark and angular vibes before, Moody has presented a new song and it's, well, a bit moodier. Puns...

Bridge Dog – “Gone South”

When Australian duo Bridge Dog thinks about their latest single "Gone South," they picture the view from a moving train window. It's got a sort of propulsive indie rock energy, or as they put it, "the feeling of coming out of a tunnel into light." We agree with their...

Eli Dasilva – “Don’t Tell Me”

We've been enjoying the chunky emo stylings of Eli Dasilva as of late, specifically his latest offering, "Don't Tell Me." Dasilva says that during the writing/recording process of bringing this song into the world, Pinkerton-era Weezer was a huge inspiration - with...

Royal Castles – Schönsee

Some of Royal Castles' new single "Schönsee" is complete gibberish to us... But the song is so good that it barely matters! For the record, the song is sung in both German and English (we only speak English here at buffaBLOG), but it's warm simplicity and earworm...

Bakers Eddy – “My Baby’s Like Cigarettes”

Melbourne-based band Bakers Eddy hit us up with their sunny, chunky brand of indie rock and we've been enjoying it ever since. "My Baby's Like Cigarettes" brings to mind the warm power-pop-inspired jangle of indie rock veterans like Supergrass, the I-don't-care...

Turnover w/ Widowspeak & Temple of Angels

A House Safe for Tigers, Roger Bryan and the Orphans, Gathering Ground

Mt. Joy

Moon Hooch

Forgivers

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Late Guest At The Party – “It’s Christmas! Let’s Be Glad! (Sufjan Stevens cover)”

Every year, we try to find a quirky indie-rock-esque Christmas song to highlight... Our spotlight this holiday season goes to "sad boy dance music" act (their words, not ours) Late Guest at the Party with their fun take on the Sufjan Stevens classic, "It's Christmas!...

Капитан Ненавидит Море (Kapitan Nenavidit More) – “Молчать”

As a mostly English-speaking blog, we're not 100% sure how to pronounce the band name Капитан Ненавидит Море (Kapitan Nenavidit More), let alone say the name of their latest single, "Молчать," out loud... But we did some research and now we know that the band name...

Merchant – “Staying in California”

Merchant's debut single "Staying in California" feels so smooth, it's almost like he's been around the block once or twice. Yes, Merchant is no stranger to the music biz (you've heard his other projects on Shameless and Super Bowl commercials, to name just a few)......

Shout Out Louds – “As Far Away As Possible”

If you're like us, Howl Howl Gaff Gaff from legendary Swedish indie rockers Shout Out Louds was on heavy repeat in your fifth-generation iPod back in 2005... In case you'd wondered where they've been, they're still cranking out amazing indie rock. Our latest feature,...

Swiss Portrait – “Today”

There's a jangly sort of itchiness to the music that comprises the new Swiss Portrait single... It's also the perfect accompaniment to the song's lyrical content. "Today" is about the guilt that you face when you ignore your to-do list - whether its your dog giving...

Dolores Forever – “Party In My Mind”

We're digging the indie-pop fervor of the latest single from UK act Dolores Forever. The London-based duo sing about a party in their heads; after one listen to this song, we think you'll understand why. It's a big-energy pop song that exists to make you feel good......

Deathsport – “Restless Leg Syndrome”

This one goes out to all the night owls. Brotherly duo Deathsport are here with a calculated (but catchy) song about insomnia - "Restless Leg Syndrome" tackles the unpleasantness of being unable to sleep in an apt post-punk style. A cold drum machine backbone...

FLOWVERS – “Flowers”

ICYMI, we've already featured Portsmouth-based indie punx FLOWVERS on the blog twice before; "When It Comes To It" and "Far Away" are a pair of exuberant singles that both highlight the band's collective youth and capitalize upon their unbridled energy. They're back...

Eades – “Ever Changing”

Last time we checked in with Eades was all the way back in June of 2020 - their song "Vivid Dreams" caught our ears with its use of sharp, angular guitar riffs. They've done it again - in "Ever Changing," you'll find lots of start-stop-start energy and the bratty...

Slark Moan – “Safest Bet”

Slark Moan (aka singer/songwriter Mark Sloan, see what he did there?) just released his latest single, "Safest Bet," and it's been on repeat at the buffaBLOG headquarters as of late. Expect twinkly guitars, Sloan's distinct vocal delivery, and a somber-but-driven...

Jack Moody – “Sorority Girl”

Last time we checked in with Virginia Beach native Jack Moody, we were all about the slacker vibes of his previous single, "Touch You." While there were certainly some dark and angular vibes before, Moody has presented a new song and it's, well, a bit moodier. Puns...

Bridge Dog – “Gone South”

When Australian duo Bridge Dog thinks about their latest single "Gone South," they picture the view from a moving train window. It's got a sort of propulsive indie rock energy, or as they put it, "the feeling of coming out of a tunnel into light." We agree with their...

Eli Dasilva – “Don’t Tell Me”

We've been enjoying the chunky emo stylings of Eli Dasilva as of late, specifically his latest offering, "Don't Tell Me." Dasilva says that during the writing/recording process of bringing this song into the world, Pinkerton-era Weezer was a huge inspiration - with...

Royal Castles – Schönsee

Some of Royal Castles' new single "Schönsee" is complete gibberish to us... But the song is so good that it barely matters! For the record, the song is sung in both German and English (we only speak English here at buffaBLOG), but it's warm simplicity and earworm...

Bakers Eddy – “My Baby’s Like Cigarettes”

Melbourne-based band Bakers Eddy hit us up with their sunny, chunky brand of indie rock and we've been enjoying it ever since. "My Baby's Like Cigarettes" brings to mind the warm power-pop-inspired jangle of indie rock veterans like Supergrass, the I-don't-care...

Nick Kivlen of Sunflower Bean

You probably wouldn't wholly believe me if I told you that Sunflower Bean, based out of Brooklyn, NY, has existed for a measly two-years-and-some-change and that all three members have either just broken into their 20's or are about to cross that landmark threshold...

The Naturalists

And to start your weekend off in a good way, we present to you the next installment of buffaBLOG Sessions. This time around, with the Naturalists. Craig Perno heads the band with twin brother Travis on the drums, accompanied by bassist Zach Russel. They’ve amassed a...

Intrepid Travelers

If you’re familiar with Intrepid Travelers, you probably know Jerry or have at least unknowingly been exposed to his presence. Jerry, a stuffed rainbow-striped monkey, functions as an unofficial mascot and source of spirited inspiration for the band. When I ask them...

The Wombats

It was eight years ago the Wombats burst onto the scene, just fresh-faced youngsters at the time armed with roaring guitars, hooks galore, and a cheeky sense of humor to them. Since then, the band's sound and popularity have only grown, with the group experimenting...

John Paul Pitts of Surfer Blood

Surfer Blood's career kind of seems like a one giant surfing metaphor. They hit the ground running in 2010 with the help of the CMJ Music Marathon and have continued to tour and consistently release quality material since then. From playing huge bills like the ATP...