VANGUARD ONE – “Parabola”

VANGUARD ONE – “Parabola”

Ben Bartlett is probably in a basement somewhere creating otherworldly synth patches. This dedication to madness has spawned VANGUARD ONE, Bartlett’s outlet for creating electronic emotional catharsis, or as he so eloquently puts it, “f***ed up dance...
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ROBB – “Down With It”

ROBB – “Down With It”

ROBB is a progressive soul group who are really nailing the nu-soul vibes. The members of ROBB all call Vienna their adopted hometown, which gives their music a distinct European flavor. “Down With It” is a synthy jam but never disappoints on its strong...
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VVOES – “Days Are Numbered”

VVOES – “Days Are Numbered”

You might be surprised to hear that VVOES are a Texan quartet who eschew their country-loving peers for something a bit more sophisticated. In fact, VVOES is more of a reverb-laden punk act that could be contemporaries with the likes of Ariel Pink, GIRLS, or DIIV....
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Cold Blue Kid – “Way Out”

Cold Blue Kid – “Way Out”

Cold Blue Kid is a Chicago quartet specializing in experimental indie rock tunes. Their latest offering, “Way Out,” starts out like a peppy surf-punk number but quickly turns into something understated and warm. Eventually the song turns crunchy in a...
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Richie Quake – “Clarice”

Richie Quake – “Clarice”

I first discovered Brooklyn crooner Richie Quake via Syracuse-based live-sessions series, VHS Sessions. I regularly keep up with the series as they feature some of the very best up-and-coming acts traveling through central NY. In the video, Richie Quake was the last...
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