Glass Spells – “Shattered”

Synth-soaked trio Glass Spells specialize in retro-flavored compositions that bring to mind 80s post-punk mixed with modern day synthpop flavor. Today, we're highlighting one of our latest favorite finds, "Shattered;" beyond the obviously earworm chorus, this one is...

Welcome Center – “Burn”

Jesse Smith and Aaron Sternick are the multi-state electropop duo who make up Welcome Center - the Dallas/Philly duo have been cranking out lovely, synth-laden tunes since their inception in 2017. They caught our ears with the ultimate-chill-out vibes of their latest...

Mallwalkers Say Farewell With First Single from Final LP, “Wasting Away”

There's no band quite like Buffalo's own Mallwalkers - the nine (?) piece band has been shattering eardrums with their punk/funk raucousness for essentially the last decade. Before they hang up their menagerie of brass/whistles/strings for good, they're saying...

Baby in the 90s – “Chipmunk”

New Orleans-based quartet Baby in the 90s caught our ears with the gentle, but soaring indie rock of "Chipmunk." Pairing passionate vocals with twinkly guitars that explode into walls of sound, Baby in the 90s would fit comfortably on a shelf next to other indie/emo...

Gary – “Sorry To Bother You”

Gary is a cool collab between two longtime friends - Jayson Gerycz (of Cloud Nothings) and the titular Gary Spolarich. If their pedigree wasn't reason enough to check this out, we think the blistering indie punk energy of "Sorry To Bother You" will suffice. There is...

Bory – “Sidelined”

Here's a super chill one from Portland-based bedroom popper, Bory (aka songwriter Brenden Ramirez) - "Sidelined" is one of those songs that just immediately puts you in a good headspace. When you make it to the warm, melody-soaked chorus with it's bouncing bass line...

Dojo Holiday – “Whitney’s Lair”

Here's a rip-roaring good time from Dojo Holiday. Reminiscent of Wavves, Cloud Nothings, or Jay Reatard, "Whitney's Lair" is a wall of noisy guitar cacophony and distorted vocals that is somehow also ridiculously catchy. At a brisk 1:48, this one is over before you...

Sky is Alright – “Catacombs”

Fuzzed-out, transatlantic duo Sky Is Alright is here to blow your face off with a wall of shoegaze noise - we recommend starting with their latest offering, "Catacombs." By pairing Smashing Pumpkins fuzz-levels with a haunting, whispery vocal delivery reminiscent of...

Leyya – “Lately”

Digging this one all the way from Austria - Leyya is a collaborative project between musicians Sophie Lindinger and Marco Kleebauer, and together, they've crafted this deeply groovy mix of indie, nu-disco, and electronica. This one feels like it was made for a...

I Feel Fine – “Selfsame”

Brighton, UK's I Feel Fine hit that sweet spot between emo, indie rock, and math rock, perfectly evident on their latest offering, "Selfsame." Bringing to mind other genre luminaries like The Hotelier, American Football, and Buffalo's own Del Paxton, "Selfsame" itches...

L.A. EXES – “Skinny Dipping”

L.A. EXES are essentially a supergroup (dig a little deeper and you'll uncover an excellent pedigree), so it's not too surprising we've been digging their latest offering, "Skinny Dipping." With plenty of retro rock vibes, effervescent lyrical content, and lots of...

Doug Tuttle – “Weak Ends”

There's something lovely about "Weak Ends," the new song from Doug Tuttle. With hints of Wilco, Tom Petty, The War on Drugs, and his own brand of dreampop flavor, "Weak Ends" comes out swinging with an immediately catchy and wholesome melody. Doug really has an ear...

Sea Glass x Sky Adler – “Pinecone Alley”

Brooklyn's Sea Glass and Sky Adler teamed up for this cool collab titled "Pinecone Alley." Sea Glass is a unique collaborative project where each track features a co-writer/vocalist. The electronic backbone here is bolstered by organic guitar strumming and catchy...

Bye Beneco – “Red Dress”

The last time we checked in with South Africa's Bye Beneco, we were really feeling their single, "It's Not True Love" (and its hot-n-bothered music video treatment). They're back with another synthy dream-pop tune in the form of "Red Dress;" The video highlights a...

CBKtrxx – “Slowly”

Sweden's CBKtrxx knows how to write a lo-fi pop tune, as evidenced by their latest single, "Slowly." Airy synths, plodding bass rhythm, and heavenly vocals give this one it's personality, not to mention a tasteful retro flavor that sounds as timeless as it does...

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Glass Spells – “Shattered”

Synth-soaked trio Glass Spells specialize in retro-flavored compositions that bring to mind 80s post-punk mixed with modern day synthpop flavor. Today, we're highlighting one of our latest favorite finds, "Shattered;" beyond the obviously earworm chorus, this one is...

Welcome Center – “Burn”

Jesse Smith and Aaron Sternick are the multi-state electropop duo who make up Welcome Center - the Dallas/Philly duo have been cranking out lovely, synth-laden tunes since their inception in 2017. They caught our ears with the ultimate-chill-out vibes of their latest...

Mallwalkers Say Farewell With First Single from Final LP, “Wasting Away”

There's no band quite like Buffalo's own Mallwalkers - the nine (?) piece band has been shattering eardrums with their punk/funk raucousness for essentially the last decade. Before they hang up their menagerie of brass/whistles/strings for good, they're saying...

Baby in the 90s – “Chipmunk”

New Orleans-based quartet Baby in the 90s caught our ears with the gentle, but soaring indie rock of "Chipmunk." Pairing passionate vocals with twinkly guitars that explode into walls of sound, Baby in the 90s would fit comfortably on a shelf next to other indie/emo...

Gary – “Sorry To Bother You”

Gary is a cool collab between two longtime friends - Jayson Gerycz (of Cloud Nothings) and the titular Gary Spolarich. If their pedigree wasn't reason enough to check this out, we think the blistering indie punk energy of "Sorry To Bother You" will suffice. There is...

Bory – “Sidelined”

Here's a super chill one from Portland-based bedroom popper, Bory (aka songwriter Brenden Ramirez) - "Sidelined" is one of those songs that just immediately puts you in a good headspace. When you make it to the warm, melody-soaked chorus with it's bouncing bass line...

Dojo Holiday – “Whitney’s Lair”

Here's a rip-roaring good time from Dojo Holiday. Reminiscent of Wavves, Cloud Nothings, or Jay Reatard, "Whitney's Lair" is a wall of noisy guitar cacophony and distorted vocals that is somehow also ridiculously catchy. At a brisk 1:48, this one is over before you...

Sky is Alright – “Catacombs”

Fuzzed-out, transatlantic duo Sky Is Alright is here to blow your face off with a wall of shoegaze noise - we recommend starting with their latest offering, "Catacombs." By pairing Smashing Pumpkins fuzz-levels with a haunting, whispery vocal delivery reminiscent of...

Leyya – “Lately”

Digging this one all the way from Austria - Leyya is a collaborative project between musicians Sophie Lindinger and Marco Kleebauer, and together, they've crafted this deeply groovy mix of indie, nu-disco, and electronica. This one feels like it was made for a...

I Feel Fine – “Selfsame”

Brighton, UK's I Feel Fine hit that sweet spot between emo, indie rock, and math rock, perfectly evident on their latest offering, "Selfsame." Bringing to mind other genre luminaries like The Hotelier, American Football, and Buffalo's own Del Paxton, "Selfsame" itches...

L.A. EXES – “Skinny Dipping”

L.A. EXES are essentially a supergroup (dig a little deeper and you'll uncover an excellent pedigree), so it's not too surprising we've been digging their latest offering, "Skinny Dipping." With plenty of retro rock vibes, effervescent lyrical content, and lots of...

Doug Tuttle – “Weak Ends”

There's something lovely about "Weak Ends," the new song from Doug Tuttle. With hints of Wilco, Tom Petty, The War on Drugs, and his own brand of dreampop flavor, "Weak Ends" comes out swinging with an immediately catchy and wholesome melody. Doug really has an ear...

Sea Glass x Sky Adler – “Pinecone Alley”

Brooklyn's Sea Glass and Sky Adler teamed up for this cool collab titled "Pinecone Alley." Sea Glass is a unique collaborative project where each track features a co-writer/vocalist. The electronic backbone here is bolstered by organic guitar strumming and catchy...

Bye Beneco – “Red Dress”

The last time we checked in with South Africa's Bye Beneco, we were really feeling their single, "It's Not True Love" (and its hot-n-bothered music video treatment). They're back with another synthy dream-pop tune in the form of "Red Dress;" The video highlights a...

CBKtrxx – “Slowly”

Sweden's CBKtrxx knows how to write a lo-fi pop tune, as evidenced by their latest single, "Slowly." Airy synths, plodding bass rhythm, and heavenly vocals give this one it's personality, not to mention a tasteful retro flavor that sounds as timeless as it does...

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...