Odaiba x Anna Majidson – “Help”

Digging this in-the-pocket bedroom-funk collab between Odaiba and Anna Majidson. The French musicians hit it out of the park with "Help" - a funky mix of nu-disco and bedroom-pop with an ultra-catchy refrain. We all know someone we need to tell "Please go get some...

The Voxes – “Closer Than Ever”

LA-based quintet The Voxes hit our inboxes with a stunning indie rocker called "Closer Than Ever." Influenced by an equal mix of Latin music and modern bedroom pop, "Closer" takes a plucky acoustic guitar and juxtaposes it against a fuzzy bass. The song is capped off...

Oberhofer – “SUNSHiiNE”

Oberhofer teamed up with The Strokes’ Nick Valensi Shamir for this (third) eye-opening, psyched-out jam called "SUNSHiiNE." Oberhofer is no stranger to the limelight (just ask his myriad of placements and collaboration partners), but that didn't stop us from diving...

Perry Zoso – “Guadalupe (2021 Mix)”

Perry Zoso just doesn't know when to quit... And we're grateful for it. The Burbank crew revisited an old track called "Guadalupe" and gave it a facelift - think a new mix, a new guitar track, and some overall refreshed energy that really helped take it to the next...

Loose Buttons – “First To Know, Last To Understand”

Loose Buttons has felt a little stagnant these last 18 months... Haven't we all? Their latest slice of guitar-pop, "First To Know, Last To Understand," reckons with those feelings of stagnation - pondering what the best version of ourselves is, chasing after it, and...

CARR – “Sprinter Van”

An ode to all the band dudes out there! We're using the word "ode" lightly, of course... CARR is here nailing it on her latest grunge-pop jam "Sprinter Van," a tune she describes as "about falling for the wrong type of boys over and over again." Whether it's the...

The Klittens – “Canned Air”

Amsterdam-based quintet The Klittens maximize their happy/sad aesthetic here on the low-key indie punk of "Canned Air." What do we mean exactly by happy/sad? It's one of those songs that has an easy-going (almost upbeat!) instrumental presence that's laced with just...

Endearments – “Ocean”

The tellingly-named Endearments explore themes of heartbreak on their latest synthpop/dreampop hybrid, "Ocean." Endearments is more colloquially known as Brooklyn native Kevin Marksson - the songwriter and synth-head describes, "Ocean" as: "A no-stone-unturned glimpse...

Interesting Hobbies Club – “Middle of the 110”

Interesting Hobbies Club here with a lo-fi riff rocker that is sure to make you feel something. This time around, IHC made a conscientious effort to bring a bit more melody to their music and the result is something delightfully rickety. Bringing to mind the rawness...

Liily – “Anvil”

Fresh off a tight September gig at Mohawk Place, we're happy to feature LA-based quartet Liily and their mathy/shoegaze hybrid, "Anvil." This young band is no stranger to the press - they've been featured heavily in Spotify and Apple Music playlists and have even...

Belaver – “Mount Misery”

Belaver stepped out of his comfort zone to put out his first "upbeat" single and we think it paid off big time... "Mount Misery" is a look at the so-called American dream and how creatives in today's society tend to get exploited by faceless corporations. Belaver set...

Humble Braggers Release New Single, “So Alive”

Buffalo indietronica mainstays Humble Braggers are back again with another lush single they're calling "So Alive." By now (we hope!) you're familiar with the quartet's euphoric sound - songs filled with what seems like hundreds of synth textures; big vintage drum...

Ice In My Eyes – “Arpeggiator”

Luxembourg-based quintet Ice In My Eyes nailed it on this high-energy synthpop-meets-indie-rock jam they're calling "Arpeggiator." With a big synth bass bouncing the song along, the song lurches forward at a great, blood-pumping tempo. Even though this has an upbeat...

The Washing Line Economy – “Mirrors”

Last time we checked in with The Washing Line Economy, we were excited to share their swirly, sunny slice of indie pop called "In As Many Minutes." They're back again with a new tune called "Mirrors" that continues their trend of slightly-squiggly indie rock with a...

Schedule 1 – “Paint It Red”

Vancouver-based post-punkers Schedule 1 caught our ears with this super urgent song about "familial identity, purpose, and pain." We were drawn to the sheer energy of "Paint it Red" - a blistering tempo, sing/shout vocals, shreddy guitar riffs, and a chord progression...

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Odaiba x Anna Majidson – “Help”

Digging this in-the-pocket bedroom-funk collab between Odaiba and Anna Majidson. The French musicians hit it out of the park with "Help" - a funky mix of nu-disco and bedroom-pop with an ultra-catchy refrain. We all know someone we need to tell "Please go get some...

The Voxes – “Closer Than Ever”

LA-based quintet The Voxes hit our inboxes with a stunning indie rocker called "Closer Than Ever." Influenced by an equal mix of Latin music and modern bedroom pop, "Closer" takes a plucky acoustic guitar and juxtaposes it against a fuzzy bass. The song is capped off...

Oberhofer – “SUNSHiiNE”

Oberhofer teamed up with The Strokes’ Nick Valensi Shamir for this (third) eye-opening, psyched-out jam called "SUNSHiiNE." Oberhofer is no stranger to the limelight (just ask his myriad of placements and collaboration partners), but that didn't stop us from diving...

Perry Zoso – “Guadalupe (2021 Mix)”

Perry Zoso just doesn't know when to quit... And we're grateful for it. The Burbank crew revisited an old track called "Guadalupe" and gave it a facelift - think a new mix, a new guitar track, and some overall refreshed energy that really helped take it to the next...

Loose Buttons – “First To Know, Last To Understand”

Loose Buttons has felt a little stagnant these last 18 months... Haven't we all? Their latest slice of guitar-pop, "First To Know, Last To Understand," reckons with those feelings of stagnation - pondering what the best version of ourselves is, chasing after it, and...

CARR – “Sprinter Van”

An ode to all the band dudes out there! We're using the word "ode" lightly, of course... CARR is here nailing it on her latest grunge-pop jam "Sprinter Van," a tune she describes as "about falling for the wrong type of boys over and over again." Whether it's the...

The Klittens – “Canned Air”

Amsterdam-based quintet The Klittens maximize their happy/sad aesthetic here on the low-key indie punk of "Canned Air." What do we mean exactly by happy/sad? It's one of those songs that has an easy-going (almost upbeat!) instrumental presence that's laced with just...

Endearments – “Ocean”

The tellingly-named Endearments explore themes of heartbreak on their latest synthpop/dreampop hybrid, "Ocean." Endearments is more colloquially known as Brooklyn native Kevin Marksson - the songwriter and synth-head describes, "Ocean" as: "A no-stone-unturned glimpse...

Interesting Hobbies Club – “Middle of the 110”

Interesting Hobbies Club here with a lo-fi riff rocker that is sure to make you feel something. This time around, IHC made a conscientious effort to bring a bit more melody to their music and the result is something delightfully rickety. Bringing to mind the rawness...

Liily – “Anvil”

Fresh off a tight September gig at Mohawk Place, we're happy to feature LA-based quartet Liily and their mathy/shoegaze hybrid, "Anvil." This young band is no stranger to the press - they've been featured heavily in Spotify and Apple Music playlists and have even...

Belaver – “Mount Misery”

Belaver stepped out of his comfort zone to put out his first "upbeat" single and we think it paid off big time... "Mount Misery" is a look at the so-called American dream and how creatives in today's society tend to get exploited by faceless corporations. Belaver set...

Humble Braggers Release New Single, “So Alive”

Buffalo indietronica mainstays Humble Braggers are back again with another lush single they're calling "So Alive." By now (we hope!) you're familiar with the quartet's euphoric sound - songs filled with what seems like hundreds of synth textures; big vintage drum...

Ice In My Eyes – “Arpeggiator”

Luxembourg-based quintet Ice In My Eyes nailed it on this high-energy synthpop-meets-indie-rock jam they're calling "Arpeggiator." With a big synth bass bouncing the song along, the song lurches forward at a great, blood-pumping tempo. Even though this has an upbeat...

The Washing Line Economy – “Mirrors”

Last time we checked in with The Washing Line Economy, we were excited to share their swirly, sunny slice of indie pop called "In As Many Minutes." They're back again with a new tune called "Mirrors" that continues their trend of slightly-squiggly indie rock with a...

Schedule 1 – “Paint It Red”

Vancouver-based post-punkers Schedule 1 caught our ears with this super urgent song about "familial identity, purpose, and pain." We were drawn to the sheer energy of "Paint it Red" - a blistering tempo, sing/shout vocals, shreddy guitar riffs, and a chord progression...

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...