Zoot Fitzgerald – “Never Mind”

"Never Mind" (not to be confused with a slightly more well known Nevermind) is the newest (and first) released single of mysterious band Zoot Fitzgerald. Fronted by James Goldberg, "Never Mind" is chock full of power chords - harkening back to the 90's pop and grunge...

Buddy Junior – “2 CENTS”

"2 CENTS" is the latest single from Rust, courtesy of San Francisco's Buddy Junior. At the heart of "2 CENTS" is a brooding dirge-like cacophony of sound, bringing some shoegaze-y Toner and Swirlies vibes (while inexplicably channeling a bit of Coheed and Cambria)...

bikethrasher – “hillside”

Boston-based bikethrasher brings us their latest with "hillside," and it's a bop and a half. Clocking in just over 3:00 minutes, you're given quite the alt rock/emo-punk showcase. Reverbing guitar layers, and a punky breakdown that crescendos and fades out to the end...

The Empty Page – “Cock of the Fifth Year”

Manchester based alt-punk band The Empty Page just hit us with their new single "Cock of the Fifth Year," a fat punk cut filled with piss and swagger. The new song slaps the double standards and hypocrisies served up by the patriarchy and posits you to think about the...

SOMOH – “Problem Child”

A returning Buffablog favorite, SOMOH is the the solo act of SOphia MOHan (you can see where the name comes from) and "Problem Child" is her latest single. Mohan, jumping between fuzzy guitar and more subdued tones betwixt verse and chorus, sings through her self...

Mutes – “Televangelist”

Self-described "post-everything" band Mutes recently released their latest single, "Televangelist" in anticipation of their new album due out May 17. Bringing a distinctly 90's vibe into the 20's (or whatever we call these strange times), "Televangelist" is a non-stop...

Julien’s Daughter – “Rockefeller”

Winnipeg indie wunderkinds Julien's Daughter are back with another single, "Rockefeller." Tight bass lines coupled with singer Emma Murphy's vocals give a noise rock vibe akin to the Sonic Youths and My Bloody Valentines of yesteryear while simultaneously channeling...

JW Francis – “Orbit”

A perennial Buffablog favorite (here and here), NYC based JW Francis brings us his latest with "Orbit." Falling firmly into the bedroom pop subgenre (and a love song to boot), swimmy synth and squiggly guitar blend together with Francis' vocals for a non-stop party in...

Famous Friend – “Nora”

Los Angeles based writer/producer/artist Zachariah Carlson a.k.a Famous Friend (check our previous feature on them here) returned to the spotlight last year with the viral sensation "Tanlines." Carlson has tapped into his indie pop muse again for the new single...

Divorce Culture – “FM”

Jacksonville's alternative rockers Divorce Culture have just released the incendiary new lead single for their upcoming EP. Their new alt-rock cut "FM" features lead guitar that scorches as it cleaves through the melodious track, reminiscent of the wicked riffs from...

Garden Closet – cicada breath

Shoegaze is thriving. Scenes in eastern cities like Pittsburgh, New York City, and especially Philadelphia are having surges of creativity and success, yet the sound is relatively untouched in Buffalo. Garden Closet is often in a scene of their own in the 716. The...

Blondfire – “Foolish”

Blondfire, based out of Michigan, brings us their latest synthpop gem with "Foolish." Led by Erica Driscoll's vocals, "Foolish" is a synth-heavy track with 80's pop vibes that tickles your ears in just the right way. Blondfire was initially started with her brother,...

Pet Snake – “Getting Older”

"Getting Older" is the latest from Evelyn Halls, aka Pet Snake. Singing in a lovely lullaby singsong voice, Halls evokes fellow indie luminaries boygenius and Mitski on this slow burning indie rocker. The buildup and layering of guitars is masterfully done, leading up...

Highline – “Believe Me I’ll Run”

Sidney based five piece, Highline, brings us their latest single "Believe Me I'll Run" and released it February 15. The opening strums bring to mind a more subdued take on REM's "Losing My Religion" and the rest of the track continues in a similar vein. More...

Kindsight – “Tomorrow”

Swedish band Kindsight's latest single is "Tomorrow," released in anticipation of their upcoming album No Shame No Fame due out in April. Singer Nina Hyldgaard Rasmussen's vocals shine through the band's impeccably crafted jangle pop sound. We've previously covered...

Ace of Wands w/ Velvet Bethany and Stress Dolls

Anthony Green w/ Queen of Jeans

Advance Base w/ Young Moon

Moon Hooch w/ Honeycomb

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Zoot Fitzgerald – “Never Mind”

"Never Mind" (not to be confused with a slightly more well known Nevermind) is the newest (and first) released single of mysterious band Zoot Fitzgerald. Fronted by James Goldberg, "Never Mind" is chock full of power chords - harkening back to the 90's pop and grunge...

Buddy Junior – “2 CENTS”

"2 CENTS" is the latest single from Rust, courtesy of San Francisco's Buddy Junior. At the heart of "2 CENTS" is a brooding dirge-like cacophony of sound, bringing some shoegaze-y Toner and Swirlies vibes (while inexplicably channeling a bit of Coheed and Cambria)...

bikethrasher – “hillside”

Boston-based bikethrasher brings us their latest with "hillside," and it's a bop and a half. Clocking in just over 3:00 minutes, you're given quite the alt rock/emo-punk showcase. Reverbing guitar layers, and a punky breakdown that crescendos and fades out to the end...

The Empty Page – “Cock of the Fifth Year”

Manchester based alt-punk band The Empty Page just hit us with their new single "Cock of the Fifth Year," a fat punk cut filled with piss and swagger. The new song slaps the double standards and hypocrisies served up by the patriarchy and posits you to think about the...

SOMOH – “Problem Child”

A returning Buffablog favorite, SOMOH is the the solo act of SOphia MOHan (you can see where the name comes from) and "Problem Child" is her latest single. Mohan, jumping between fuzzy guitar and more subdued tones betwixt verse and chorus, sings through her self...

Mutes – “Televangelist”

Self-described "post-everything" band Mutes recently released their latest single, "Televangelist" in anticipation of their new album due out May 17. Bringing a distinctly 90's vibe into the 20's (or whatever we call these strange times), "Televangelist" is a non-stop...

Julien’s Daughter – “Rockefeller”

Winnipeg indie wunderkinds Julien's Daughter are back with another single, "Rockefeller." Tight bass lines coupled with singer Emma Murphy's vocals give a noise rock vibe akin to the Sonic Youths and My Bloody Valentines of yesteryear while simultaneously channeling...

JW Francis – “Orbit”

A perennial Buffablog favorite (here and here), NYC based JW Francis brings us his latest with "Orbit." Falling firmly into the bedroom pop subgenre (and a love song to boot), swimmy synth and squiggly guitar blend together with Francis' vocals for a non-stop party in...

Famous Friend – “Nora”

Los Angeles based writer/producer/artist Zachariah Carlson a.k.a Famous Friend (check our previous feature on them here) returned to the spotlight last year with the viral sensation "Tanlines." Carlson has tapped into his indie pop muse again for the new single...

Divorce Culture – “FM”

Jacksonville's alternative rockers Divorce Culture have just released the incendiary new lead single for their upcoming EP. Their new alt-rock cut "FM" features lead guitar that scorches as it cleaves through the melodious track, reminiscent of the wicked riffs from...

Garden Closet – cicada breath

Shoegaze is thriving. Scenes in eastern cities like Pittsburgh, New York City, and especially Philadelphia are having surges of creativity and success, yet the sound is relatively untouched in Buffalo. Garden Closet is often in a scene of their own in the 716. The...

Blondfire – “Foolish”

Blondfire, based out of Michigan, brings us their latest synthpop gem with "Foolish." Led by Erica Driscoll's vocals, "Foolish" is a synth-heavy track with 80's pop vibes that tickles your ears in just the right way. Blondfire was initially started with her brother,...

Pet Snake – “Getting Older”

"Getting Older" is the latest from Evelyn Halls, aka Pet Snake. Singing in a lovely lullaby singsong voice, Halls evokes fellow indie luminaries boygenius and Mitski on this slow burning indie rocker. The buildup and layering of guitars is masterfully done, leading up...

Highline – “Believe Me I’ll Run”

Sidney based five piece, Highline, brings us their latest single "Believe Me I'll Run" and released it February 15. The opening strums bring to mind a more subdued take on REM's "Losing My Religion" and the rest of the track continues in a similar vein. More...

Kindsight – “Tomorrow”

Swedish band Kindsight's latest single is "Tomorrow," released in anticipation of their upcoming album No Shame No Fame due out in April. Singer Nina Hyldgaard Rasmussen's vocals shine through the band's impeccably crafted jangle pop sound. We've previously covered...

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...