beachtown – “Spin”

Bedroom-pop duo beachtown hit our inbox with "Spin" and it captivated us immediately. There's something intangible about their whirly brand of bedroom-pop that inspires feelings of longing, sorrow, and angst... Which by this point, any dedicated buffaBLOG reader...

The Mañanas – “Sooner Than I Thought”

The last time we checked in with The Mañanas, we were vibing on the jangly sounds of then-latest single, "Don’t Think Your Love Has Given Up." They're back with another banger, this time in the form of "Sooner Than I Thought." The band brings big aughts-era...

Satara X Milano The Don – Intravenous

The Norwegian producer Satara graced New Jersey rapper/producer Milano the Don with the opportunity to lay vocals on his masterpiece of an instrumental... Needless to say, the Don returned the favor ten-fold. “Intravenous” is the epitome of EDM trap music. It might as...

Thomas LaVine – “Giants”

We're enjoying the easy-going indie folk vibes coming out of Thomas LaVine - we recommend starting with his latest offering, "Giants." "Giants" is certainly an exercise in layers, pairing plenty of ethereal soundscapes with his otherwise organic acoustic guitar...

A Little Nothing – “Hat and Sweater”

There's something special about the indie-pop coming from A Little Nothing - we've been obsessed with their latest jam, "Hat and Sweater." With a prominent bouncing bassline; big synth leads; and just-aloof-enough vocals, this one strips it down to just the elements...

Alix Page – “Pulling Teeth”

Alix Page stunned us with this stripped-down heartbreaker written alongside Irish actor, singer, and musician, Mark McKenna. "Pulling Teeth" is a guitar-driven acoustic ballad that brings to mind the work of Phoebe Bridgers, Lucy Dacus, and Soccer Mommy - with...

Pohgoh – “Hammer”

Pohgoh is carrying on the storied tradition of late 90s emo - fully evident in their latest release, "Hammer." With plenty of guitar jangle and endearing and emotional vocals, "Hammer" continues their streak of excellent, basement-show emo tunes with an overarching...

Viewfinder – “How Long”

Colorado Springs' Viewfinder fall at the crossroads of emo, post-hardcore, and post-rock, and their latest single "How Long" is a perfect demonstration of how to blend these very complimentary genres. A gravely vocal immediately grabs you before launching into a wall...

Rum Jungle – “Going Out Of My Way”

Last time we checked in with Newcastle-based act Rum Jungle, we were jamming on their then-latest single, "Upbeat Lord." While "Lord" was an impressively upbeat and angular indie rock gem, their latest song, "Going Out Of My Way" is a bit more of a laid-back vibe -...

My Son The Doctor – “MESH”

If you'd like your face blown off with any regularity, we'd recommend a treatment from Boston-based slacker punks My Son The Doctor (MTSD). Full of fancy medical jargon and enough guitar energy to give you an aneurysm, their latest single "MESH" is a rip-roaring good...

Midi Memory – “Eternal Dream”

The latest song from Midi Memory is a dark and mysterious post-punker that we've had pumping on our playlists as of late. Full of dark, 80s-esque post-punk energy, this one makes full use of aloof vocals and a squiggly synth lead that's both haunting and catchy. Fans...

Lyrah – “In The Leaves”

We've been vibing on the dark-but-innocent feels on the latest single from Lyrah, "In The Leaves." The song starts out with a forlorn piano intro but quickly evolves into a tasty dance-influenced track, complete with a pounding percussion backbone, tasty melodies, and...

commander commander – “soho girls”

We've been digging the latest single from NYC-based act commander commander. "soho girls" is a Strokes-esque jangler sure to improve your mood; it's full of choppy guitar flourishes, bouncing basslines, and lighthearted "doo-doo-doos." About themselves, commander...

Drook – “Soap”

Our black hearts here at buffaBLOG tend to be drawn to the sincerity of heartbreak... Hence our latest feature, "Soap" from Richmond, VA-based act Drook. Frontwoman Liza Grishaeva laments the loss of a relationship overtop swimmy guitar textures and a washy drum...

Cop Kid – “Useless”

Cop Kid's only explanation of their latest single "Useless" is this: "How the Millennial Dream became the Millennial Nightmare." Cop Kid's online presence is pretty effervescent (they describe themselves as a "Britney Spears Cover Band" which, to my knowledge, is...

Cheap Peach w/ Berry. and BP & the Oil Spills

Oso Oso w/ Mags, Anxious

Ibibio Sound Machine

Moving Targets w/ Starjuice and Stress Dolls

Lucero w/ L.A. Edwards

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beachtown – “Spin”

Bedroom-pop duo beachtown hit our inbox with "Spin" and it captivated us immediately. There's something intangible about their whirly brand of bedroom-pop that inspires feelings of longing, sorrow, and angst... Which by this point, any dedicated buffaBLOG reader...

The Mañanas – “Sooner Than I Thought”

The last time we checked in with The Mañanas, we were vibing on the jangly sounds of then-latest single, "Don’t Think Your Love Has Given Up." They're back with another banger, this time in the form of "Sooner Than I Thought." The band brings big aughts-era...

Satara X Milano The Don – Intravenous

The Norwegian producer Satara graced New Jersey rapper/producer Milano the Don with the opportunity to lay vocals on his masterpiece of an instrumental... Needless to say, the Don returned the favor ten-fold. “Intravenous” is the epitome of EDM trap music. It might as...

Thomas LaVine – “Giants”

We're enjoying the easy-going indie folk vibes coming out of Thomas LaVine - we recommend starting with his latest offering, "Giants." "Giants" is certainly an exercise in layers, pairing plenty of ethereal soundscapes with his otherwise organic acoustic guitar...

A Little Nothing – “Hat and Sweater”

There's something special about the indie-pop coming from A Little Nothing - we've been obsessed with their latest jam, "Hat and Sweater." With a prominent bouncing bassline; big synth leads; and just-aloof-enough vocals, this one strips it down to just the elements...

Alix Page – “Pulling Teeth”

Alix Page stunned us with this stripped-down heartbreaker written alongside Irish actor, singer, and musician, Mark McKenna. "Pulling Teeth" is a guitar-driven acoustic ballad that brings to mind the work of Phoebe Bridgers, Lucy Dacus, and Soccer Mommy - with...

Pohgoh – “Hammer”

Pohgoh is carrying on the storied tradition of late 90s emo - fully evident in their latest release, "Hammer." With plenty of guitar jangle and endearing and emotional vocals, "Hammer" continues their streak of excellent, basement-show emo tunes with an overarching...

Viewfinder – “How Long”

Colorado Springs' Viewfinder fall at the crossroads of emo, post-hardcore, and post-rock, and their latest single "How Long" is a perfect demonstration of how to blend these very complimentary genres. A gravely vocal immediately grabs you before launching into a wall...

Rum Jungle – “Going Out Of My Way”

Last time we checked in with Newcastle-based act Rum Jungle, we were jamming on their then-latest single, "Upbeat Lord." While "Lord" was an impressively upbeat and angular indie rock gem, their latest song, "Going Out Of My Way" is a bit more of a laid-back vibe -...

My Son The Doctor – “MESH”

If you'd like your face blown off with any regularity, we'd recommend a treatment from Boston-based slacker punks My Son The Doctor (MTSD). Full of fancy medical jargon and enough guitar energy to give you an aneurysm, their latest single "MESH" is a rip-roaring good...

Midi Memory – “Eternal Dream”

The latest song from Midi Memory is a dark and mysterious post-punker that we've had pumping on our playlists as of late. Full of dark, 80s-esque post-punk energy, this one makes full use of aloof vocals and a squiggly synth lead that's both haunting and catchy. Fans...

Lyrah – “In The Leaves”

We've been vibing on the dark-but-innocent feels on the latest single from Lyrah, "In The Leaves." The song starts out with a forlorn piano intro but quickly evolves into a tasty dance-influenced track, complete with a pounding percussion backbone, tasty melodies, and...

commander commander – “soho girls”

We've been digging the latest single from NYC-based act commander commander. "soho girls" is a Strokes-esque jangler sure to improve your mood; it's full of choppy guitar flourishes, bouncing basslines, and lighthearted "doo-doo-doos." About themselves, commander...

Drook – “Soap”

Our black hearts here at buffaBLOG tend to be drawn to the sincerity of heartbreak... Hence our latest feature, "Soap" from Richmond, VA-based act Drook. Frontwoman Liza Grishaeva laments the loss of a relationship overtop swimmy guitar textures and a washy drum...

Cop Kid – “Useless”

Cop Kid's only explanation of their latest single "Useless" is this: "How the Millennial Dream became the Millennial Nightmare." Cop Kid's online presence is pretty effervescent (they describe themselves as a "Britney Spears Cover Band" which, to my knowledge, is...

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...