The High Water Marks – “Fantastic Machine”

American/Norwegian act The High Water Marks are sure to entice you into their indie/psych swirls with their latest single, "Fantastic Machine." After meeting at an Apples in Stereo show in Oslo, Norway, Hilarie Sidney (of Apples in Stereo and Elephant 6 Recording Co....

Dead Leaf Echo – “Milk.Blue.Kisses (Foil In Motion)”

Brooklyn-based shoegaze collective Dead Leaf Echo are no strangers to the proverbial spotlight - they've been featured on KEXP and have consistently topped the CMJ top 20 indie tracks throughout their career. We've found ourselves captivated by the absolute...

Ugly Twin – “Crabs are Crustaceans”

Ugly Twin are certainly embracing the seasonal affective disorder here on their latest song, "Crabs are Crustaceans." Falling somewhere on the spectrum between sludgy grunge and melodic emo, "Crabs" crawls at a dirge pace, giving time and space for both their...

Ozbear – “i’m breaking up with u”

Breaking up doesn't always have to be a bad thing! After all, Ozbear wrote this fun jam after... Well, a break up. "i'm breaking up with u" is meant to be a kiss-off to your soon to be ex; a plucky amalgamation of vintage synth bleats, swung hi-hat percussion, and...

Ronjo V – “Short On Love”

Ronjo V is a South-African-born, raised-Texan who captures the beauty of the open road on his latest single, "Short On Love." Flush with a southern-esque instrumental palate and an ever-so-melancholy sense of longing, "SOL" pays homage to Ronjo's commitment to van...

Yes Kid – “Too Much Feeling (Not Enough Screaming)”

LA-based act Yes Kid sent in her brand of indie-rock-meets-emo-pop to our inbox and we've been hooked on its charm ever since. You can really feel the awkward, youthful approach (in a good way, we promise!) on "Too Much Feeling (Not Enough Screaming)" as it bubbles...

Yot Club – “Deer Island”

For all you Buffalonians (and beyond) who are currently frozen solid by this brutal winter vortex, TikTok sensation Yot Club has a springy, summer-y new single to thaw your chilled bones. "Deer Island" is about a real place, a "creepy and liminal" island that once...

FonFon Ru – “Manicure Manager”

Our friends from Portland, ME, FonFon Ru, have just put out a fantastic new single called "Manicure Manager." The band's loud, maximalist style juxtaposes interestingly against "MM's" lyrical content - gnarly punk-meets-glam compositions and full-bodied vocals sing...

Ciao Lucifer – “Trip”

Here's a fun one all the way from the Netherlands - indie-pop duo Ciao Lucifer have crafted this dance-in-your-living-room gem (their words, not ours, but perfectly-said!) called "Trip." The duo, who unabashedly flaunt their bromance, urge you to live in the moment...

Slow Fiction – “The Cut”

There's an angular element to new single "The Cut" from NYC-based band Slow Fiction that brings to mind the transcendent rock of the early aughts (perhaps not surprisingly rooted in their hometown). Notable elements of The Strokes, Interpol, and Yeah Yeah Yeahs appear...

Sashaa – “Attachment”

Sashaa is here to make you feel something... And if you don't get a little wishy-washy after a solid listen-through of "Attachment," we're not sure what to tell you. "Attachment" is ghostly, haunting, and melancholy in all the right ways... With its plodding guitar...

The Day – “Empty”

There's no denying the energy on this latest jam from Netherlands-based act The Day... In fact, we like it so much, this is our second feature about the song (more on that later). Beyond the earworm melodies and incredible mix of dream-pop and shoegaze, we'd like to...

PBSM – “Waiting On Your Call”

We've been digging the latest single from Denmark-based power-duo PBSM - "Waiting on Your Call" reminds us of the dance-rock greats of the early aughts in a nostalgic, but energizing way... Expect disco-y beats, slyly delivered vocals, and a melodic chorus hook to...

Anonymous Depressed Dogs Club – “The Whole World & Me”

The Berlin-based Finns in Anonymous Depressed Dogs Club specialize in fuzzy lo-fi rock - we've been jamming on their latest offering, "The Whole World & Me." There's a definite "end of the world" vibe on this song, pairing warm and fuzzy guitar distortion with...

Ok Cowgirl – “Unlost”

Brooklyn's Ok Cowgirl have just shared their first batch of songs, a collection of songs they've aptly-titled Not My First Rodeo. We suggest starting with single and album opener "Unlost," a swimmy and swirly slice of dream pop reminiscent of Japanese Breakfast,...

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The High Water Marks – “Fantastic Machine”

American/Norwegian act The High Water Marks are sure to entice you into their indie/psych swirls with their latest single, "Fantastic Machine." After meeting at an Apples in Stereo show in Oslo, Norway, Hilarie Sidney (of Apples in Stereo and Elephant 6 Recording Co....

Dead Leaf Echo – “Milk.Blue.Kisses (Foil In Motion)”

Brooklyn-based shoegaze collective Dead Leaf Echo are no strangers to the proverbial spotlight - they've been featured on KEXP and have consistently topped the CMJ top 20 indie tracks throughout their career. We've found ourselves captivated by the absolute...

Ugly Twin – “Crabs are Crustaceans”

Ugly Twin are certainly embracing the seasonal affective disorder here on their latest song, "Crabs are Crustaceans." Falling somewhere on the spectrum between sludgy grunge and melodic emo, "Crabs" crawls at a dirge pace, giving time and space for both their...

Ozbear – “i’m breaking up with u”

Breaking up doesn't always have to be a bad thing! After all, Ozbear wrote this fun jam after... Well, a break up. "i'm breaking up with u" is meant to be a kiss-off to your soon to be ex; a plucky amalgamation of vintage synth bleats, swung hi-hat percussion, and...

Ronjo V – “Short On Love”

Ronjo V is a South-African-born, raised-Texan who captures the beauty of the open road on his latest single, "Short On Love." Flush with a southern-esque instrumental palate and an ever-so-melancholy sense of longing, "SOL" pays homage to Ronjo's commitment to van...

Yes Kid – “Too Much Feeling (Not Enough Screaming)”

LA-based act Yes Kid sent in her brand of indie-rock-meets-emo-pop to our inbox and we've been hooked on its charm ever since. You can really feel the awkward, youthful approach (in a good way, we promise!) on "Too Much Feeling (Not Enough Screaming)" as it bubbles...

Yot Club – “Deer Island”

For all you Buffalonians (and beyond) who are currently frozen solid by this brutal winter vortex, TikTok sensation Yot Club has a springy, summer-y new single to thaw your chilled bones. "Deer Island" is about a real place, a "creepy and liminal" island that once...

FonFon Ru – “Manicure Manager”

Our friends from Portland, ME, FonFon Ru, have just put out a fantastic new single called "Manicure Manager." The band's loud, maximalist style juxtaposes interestingly against "MM's" lyrical content - gnarly punk-meets-glam compositions and full-bodied vocals sing...

Ciao Lucifer – “Trip”

Here's a fun one all the way from the Netherlands - indie-pop duo Ciao Lucifer have crafted this dance-in-your-living-room gem (their words, not ours, but perfectly-said!) called "Trip." The duo, who unabashedly flaunt their bromance, urge you to live in the moment...

Slow Fiction – “The Cut”

There's an angular element to new single "The Cut" from NYC-based band Slow Fiction that brings to mind the transcendent rock of the early aughts (perhaps not surprisingly rooted in their hometown). Notable elements of The Strokes, Interpol, and Yeah Yeah Yeahs appear...

Sashaa – “Attachment”

Sashaa is here to make you feel something... And if you don't get a little wishy-washy after a solid listen-through of "Attachment," we're not sure what to tell you. "Attachment" is ghostly, haunting, and melancholy in all the right ways... With its plodding guitar...

The Day – “Empty”

There's no denying the energy on this latest jam from Netherlands-based act The Day... In fact, we like it so much, this is our second feature about the song (more on that later). Beyond the earworm melodies and incredible mix of dream-pop and shoegaze, we'd like to...

PBSM – “Waiting On Your Call”

We've been digging the latest single from Denmark-based power-duo PBSM - "Waiting on Your Call" reminds us of the dance-rock greats of the early aughts in a nostalgic, but energizing way... Expect disco-y beats, slyly delivered vocals, and a melodic chorus hook to...

Anonymous Depressed Dogs Club – “The Whole World & Me”

The Berlin-based Finns in Anonymous Depressed Dogs Club specialize in fuzzy lo-fi rock - we've been jamming on their latest offering, "The Whole World & Me." There's a definite "end of the world" vibe on this song, pairing warm and fuzzy guitar distortion with...

Ok Cowgirl – “Unlost”

Brooklyn's Ok Cowgirl have just shared their first batch of songs, a collection of songs they've aptly-titled Not My First Rodeo. We suggest starting with single and album opener "Unlost," a swimmy and swirly slice of dream pop reminiscent of Japanese Breakfast,...

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...