Virtual Perfection Cowboy – “Stoned Ape”

"There's really no point to any of this, so please enjoy." Wise words from recent Rochester native Virtual Perfection Cowboy - they caught our ears with the unique synthwave textures found on their latest single, "Stoned Ape." Reminiscent of a late 90s video game...

Eugene Palmer – “2014”

Buffalo's Eugene Palmer is prepping for their debut record, Rut, and they've shared first single with us, a song they are calling "2014." Showcasing their wide range of influences from 60s baroque pop, to psychedelic rock, to 90s slowcore, "2014" is a guitar-soaked...

Ailbhe Reddy – “Shitshow”

Ailbhe Reddy sure knows how to party! Whether that's a good thing is up to you (and her) to decide. "Shitshow" is tellingly named on all fronts except musical - it's actually quite the banger. Crunchy guitar stabs and Reddy's forlorn vocals soundtrack this tale of...

Hazlett – “Tell Me What You Dream About”

Indie-folkster Hazlett hit our inboxes with his latest single, "Tell Me What you Dream About," and we've been hooked ever since. Walking the line between smart bedroom pop and nostalgic folk, "Dream" is a deceivingly low-key song that packs a big punch. When the...

Numcha – “in my white dress”

Coming all the way from Thailand, Numcha caught our ears with the airy dream-pop of her latest single, "in my white dress." With an ever-so-slight tinge of vintage 80s energy, "dress" sparkles and shimmers with a fun and lighthearted indie pop aura. This one reminds...

Phoebe Willo – “Yesterdays Mistake”

Phoebe Willo flexes her indie-pop muscles on her latest single, "Yesterdays Mistake." The songs starts out with a forlorn guitar/vocal passage before launching into what you'd expect from an indie pop gem - punchy drums, bass bumping down low, and twinkly textures...

Bea Kadri – “Poison”

Our Lebanese friend Bea Kadri hit us up with this infectious pop song she's calling "Poison." Reminiscent of genre luminaries like H.E.R. or SZA, "Poison" bubbles and lurches with strong pop energy, delivering big hooks and an even bigger meaning. "Poison's" narrative...

Ski Mask The Slump God – OOGA BOOGA!

Hip-Hop's ultimate enigma, Ski Mask The Slump God, came through on Halloween with the ever so festive “OOGA BOOGA!” Listening to how Ski Mask floats over the instrumental is like watching your favorite cartoon character come out of the screen and start dancing in your...

Orchid Mantis – “I Could Live In Sleep”

Orchid Mantis is back with another dreamy bedroom-pop soundscape - we'd say they've accomplished their mission statement of combining pop songwriting with ambient field recording on this latest offering, "I Could Live In Sleep." With a tight, neurotic beat propelling...

Small Town Sci-Fi – “Couldn’t Talk Right”

There's something delightfully quirky about the latest jam from Small Town Sci-Fi - "Couldn't Talk Right" is a mile-a-minute exclamation of mental health issues, pain, and an eclectic sincerity that can only come from a song this personal. It's done up in a warm,...

Dream Prescription – “Status Quo”

Dream Prescription are a NYC-based duo that craft a unique blend of synth-pop and post-punk; we think you should start with their latest song, "Status Quo." Between the laser precision of their icy synth stabs and and obvious ear for melody, "Status Quo" sounds like...

GRLwood – “Keep It Average”

Louisville, KY-based act GRLwood get anxious and raucous on their latest offering, "Keep It Average." With a gut-wrenching howl, singer Rej Forester teams up with the thundering drums from drummer Mia Morris for this soul-searching indie rocker. The duo uses their...

Seven Layer Piano Cakes – “Holy Water”

Seven Layer Piano Cakes is the alter ego of Justin Hoyt, a musician and college professor (!) whose latest offering, "Holy Water," caught our ears. In line with his gothy-meets-pop-punk disposition, "Holy Water" is a song about the apocalypse. When you're discussing...

Altalune – “October”

Altalune gets introspective on their latest offering, "October." Pairing gentle vocals with twinkling guitar and a heartfelt lyrical subject is never a bad formula, and Altalune executes it to perfection here. It's a warm, but somber affair - the whole song goes down...

Dead Patrons – “Lover”

Are South East London act Dead Patrons heavy, pretty, or pretty heavy? It's probably some combination of the three, but we digress - their latest offering, "Lover," is our latest recommendation. Built around a roiling tom beat; noisy, wall-of-sound guitar theatrics,...

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The Beaches

Coral Collapse w/ Aye Karou, SMUG, Quaker Gun Club

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Virtual Perfection Cowboy – “Stoned Ape”

"There's really no point to any of this, so please enjoy." Wise words from recent Rochester native Virtual Perfection Cowboy - they caught our ears with the unique synthwave textures found on their latest single, "Stoned Ape." Reminiscent of a late 90s video game...

Eugene Palmer – “2014”

Buffalo's Eugene Palmer is prepping for their debut record, Rut, and they've shared first single with us, a song they are calling "2014." Showcasing their wide range of influences from 60s baroque pop, to psychedelic rock, to 90s slowcore, "2014" is a guitar-soaked...

Ailbhe Reddy – “Shitshow”

Ailbhe Reddy sure knows how to party! Whether that's a good thing is up to you (and her) to decide. "Shitshow" is tellingly named on all fronts except musical - it's actually quite the banger. Crunchy guitar stabs and Reddy's forlorn vocals soundtrack this tale of...

Hazlett – “Tell Me What You Dream About”

Indie-folkster Hazlett hit our inboxes with his latest single, "Tell Me What you Dream About," and we've been hooked ever since. Walking the line between smart bedroom pop and nostalgic folk, "Dream" is a deceivingly low-key song that packs a big punch. When the...

Numcha – “in my white dress”

Coming all the way from Thailand, Numcha caught our ears with the airy dream-pop of her latest single, "in my white dress." With an ever-so-slight tinge of vintage 80s energy, "dress" sparkles and shimmers with a fun and lighthearted indie pop aura. This one reminds...

Phoebe Willo – “Yesterdays Mistake”

Phoebe Willo flexes her indie-pop muscles on her latest single, "Yesterdays Mistake." The songs starts out with a forlorn guitar/vocal passage before launching into what you'd expect from an indie pop gem - punchy drums, bass bumping down low, and twinkly textures...

Bea Kadri – “Poison”

Our Lebanese friend Bea Kadri hit us up with this infectious pop song she's calling "Poison." Reminiscent of genre luminaries like H.E.R. or SZA, "Poison" bubbles and lurches with strong pop energy, delivering big hooks and an even bigger meaning. "Poison's" narrative...

Ski Mask The Slump God – OOGA BOOGA!

Hip-Hop's ultimate enigma, Ski Mask The Slump God, came through on Halloween with the ever so festive “OOGA BOOGA!” Listening to how Ski Mask floats over the instrumental is like watching your favorite cartoon character come out of the screen and start dancing in your...

Orchid Mantis – “I Could Live In Sleep”

Orchid Mantis is back with another dreamy bedroom-pop soundscape - we'd say they've accomplished their mission statement of combining pop songwriting with ambient field recording on this latest offering, "I Could Live In Sleep." With a tight, neurotic beat propelling...

Small Town Sci-Fi – “Couldn’t Talk Right”

There's something delightfully quirky about the latest jam from Small Town Sci-Fi - "Couldn't Talk Right" is a mile-a-minute exclamation of mental health issues, pain, and an eclectic sincerity that can only come from a song this personal. It's done up in a warm,...

Dream Prescription – “Status Quo”

Dream Prescription are a NYC-based duo that craft a unique blend of synth-pop and post-punk; we think you should start with their latest song, "Status Quo." Between the laser precision of their icy synth stabs and and obvious ear for melody, "Status Quo" sounds like...

GRLwood – “Keep It Average”

Louisville, KY-based act GRLwood get anxious and raucous on their latest offering, "Keep It Average." With a gut-wrenching howl, singer Rej Forester teams up with the thundering drums from drummer Mia Morris for this soul-searching indie rocker. The duo uses their...

Seven Layer Piano Cakes – “Holy Water”

Seven Layer Piano Cakes is the alter ego of Justin Hoyt, a musician and college professor (!) whose latest offering, "Holy Water," caught our ears. In line with his gothy-meets-pop-punk disposition, "Holy Water" is a song about the apocalypse. When you're discussing...

Altalune – “October”

Altalune gets introspective on their latest offering, "October." Pairing gentle vocals with twinkling guitar and a heartfelt lyrical subject is never a bad formula, and Altalune executes it to perfection here. It's a warm, but somber affair - the whole song goes down...

Dead Patrons – “Lover”

Are South East London act Dead Patrons heavy, pretty, or pretty heavy? It's probably some combination of the three, but we digress - their latest offering, "Lover," is our latest recommendation. Built around a roiling tom beat; noisy, wall-of-sound guitar theatrics,...

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...