Ozbear – “i’m breaking up with u”

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...

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Ronjo V – “Short On Love”

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...

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Yot Club – “Deer Island”

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...

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FonFon Ru – “Manicure Manager”

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...

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Ciao Lucifer – “Trip”

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...

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Slow Fiction – “The Cut”

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...

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Sashaa – “Attachment”

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...

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The Day – “Empty”

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...

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PBSM – “Waiting On Your Call”

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...

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Ok Cowgirl – “Unlost”

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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Wombo – “One of These”

Wombo – “One of These”

The new song from Louisville-based trio Wombo exists at the apex of creepy and dreamy - a bass-driven dirge with spiraling, spindly guitar licks and an ever-present drum groove. The single in question, "One of These," even gets a basement-dwelling music video,...

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Bozard – “En Route”

Bozard – “En Route”

London-based singer/songwriter Bozard specializes in super-tight, folk-tinged ditties layered thick with intricate guitar work. We've found ourselves particularly drawn to his latest offering, "En Route;" it's certainly a warm and familiar sound, but Bozard's knack...

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Talltale – “Tennis Club”

Talltale – “Tennis Club”

Canadian electropopper Talltale here with a clever tune that compares the game of tennis to the game of love... Love-love puns aside, "Club" is a polished and propulsive slice of synthpop that shimmers and sparkles with just the right amount of 1980s energy. It's the...

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Smile – “Half Faith, Half Struggle”

Smile – “Half Faith, Half Struggle”

Turin-based band Smile have an obvious affinity for late 90s underground indie rock - their latest offering, "Half Faith, Half Struggle" has all the urgency of a 90s indie punk band packed into a super-sincere mix. Sometimes the best songs come together quickly - with...

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Glaascats – “For Supper”

Glaascats – “For Supper”

Mysterious Swiss duo Glaascats caught our attention with the perfect bedroom aesthetic of their latest single "For Supper." With a charmingly lo-fi approach, the duo have crafted a spindly jam here that's full of warm guitar noodling and endearing male/female melodies...

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Smmr Cmp – “Good at Letting Go”

Smmr Cmp – “Good at Letting Go”

Looking for something light-hearted and effervescent? Check out the latest from LA-based bedroom-pop duo, Smmr Camp. "Good at Letting Go" is a uniquely-upbeat song about being emotionally unavailable, but still yearning for human connection. It's done over a driving...

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The Lylacs – “Bliss”

The Lylacs – “Bliss”

There's an undeniable, deep groove to the latest offering from LA-based group The Lylacs - "Bliss" is a swirly and mesmerizing slice of dream-pop-meets-shoegaze that will please fans of Slowdive, Alvvays, and Warpaint alike. Beyond the jazzy, chorus-and-phaser-laden...

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CYAMO – “Anywhere You Go”

CYAMO – “Anywhere You Go”

Swedish-duo CYAMO recently popped into our inbox with the fun, futuristic nu-disco flavor of "Anywhere You Go." Friends Per-Olof Stjärnered and Mathias Engwall craft these melancholy-meets-dancefloor vibes in Mathias' living room with plenty of Moog synth squelches,...

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Merchant – “Staying in California”

Merchant – “Staying in California”

Merchant's debut single "Staying in California" feels so smooth, it's almost like he's been around the block once or twice. Yes, Merchant is no stranger to the music biz (you've heard his other projects on Shameless and Super Bowl commercials, to name just a few)......

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Swiss Portrait – “Today”

Swiss Portrait – “Today”

There's a jangly sort of itchiness to the music that comprises the new Swiss Portrait single... It's also the perfect accompaniment to the song's lyrical content. "Today" is about the guilt that you face when you ignore your to-do list - whether its your dog giving...

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Dolores Forever – “Party In My Mind”

Dolores Forever – “Party In My Mind”

We're digging the indie-pop fervor of the latest single from UK act Dolores Forever. The London-based duo sing about a party in their heads; after one listen to this song, we think you'll understand why. It's a big-energy pop song that exists to make you feel good......

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FLOWVERS – “Flowers”

FLOWVERS – “Flowers”

ICYMI, we've already featured Portsmouth-based indie punx FLOWVERS on the blog twice before; "When It Comes To It" and "Far Away" are a pair of exuberant singles that both highlight the band's collective youth and capitalize upon their unbridled energy. They're back...

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Eades – “Ever Changing”

Eades – “Ever Changing”

Last time we checked in with Eades was all the way back in June of 2020 - their song "Vivid Dreams" caught our ears with its use of sharp, angular guitar riffs. They've done it again - in "Ever Changing," you'll find lots of start-stop-start energy and the bratty...

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Slark Moan – “Safest Bet”

Slark Moan – “Safest Bet”

Slark Moan (aka singer/songwriter Mark Sloan, see what he did there?) just released his latest single, "Safest Bet," and it's been on repeat at the buffaBLOG headquarters as of late. Expect twinkly guitars, Sloan's distinct vocal delivery, and a somber-but-driven...

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Jack Moody – “Sorority Girl”

Jack Moody – “Sorority Girl”

Last time we checked in with Virginia Beach native Jack Moody, we were all about the slacker vibes of his previous single, "Touch You." While there were certainly some dark and angular vibes before, Moody has presented a new song and it's, well, a bit moodier. Puns...

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Bridge Dog – “Gone South”

Bridge Dog – “Gone South”

When Australian duo Bridge Dog thinks about their latest single "Gone South," they picture the view from a moving train window. It's got a sort of propulsive indie rock energy, or as they put it, "the feeling of coming out of a tunnel into light." We agree with their...

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Eli Dasilva – “Don’t Tell Me”

Eli Dasilva – “Don’t Tell Me”

We've been enjoying the chunky emo stylings of Eli Dasilva as of late, specifically his latest offering, "Don't Tell Me." Dasilva says that during the writing/recording process of bringing this song into the world, Pinkerton-era Weezer was a huge inspiration - with...

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Royal Castles – Schönsee

Royal Castles – Schönsee

Some of Royal Castles' new single "Schönsee" is complete gibberish to us... But the song is so good that it barely matters! For the record, the song is sung in both German and English (we only speak English here at buffaBLOG), but it's warm simplicity and earworm...

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Big Softy – “Supercomputer”

Big Softy – “Supercomputer”

You just can't ignore the huge synthwave energy from Leeds-based act Big Softy - we recommend starting with their latest single, "Supercomputer." Reminiscent of the mid-aughts indie-dance-rock greats (think LCD Soundsystem, The Rapture, etc.), "Supercomputer" is full...

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demotapes – “devotion”

demotapes – “devotion”

Loving this super vibey slice of electropop-future-house goodness from San Francisco-based musician Parker Livingston aka demotapes. "devotion" pairs a glitchy Postal Service-esque instrumental track with a bit more of a dancefloor vibe. The result is something...

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Indigo Waves – “Dark Matter II”

Indigo Waves – “Dark Matter II”

Here's some surfy/spaghetti-western goodness from Provo, Utah-based band Indigo Waves. With plucky guitars, a bubbling bass presence, half-mumbled vocals, and keyboard-inspired noise waves driving this one along, "Dark Matter II" truly sounds like a band named after...

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Glom – “Gre[a]y”

Glom – “Gre[a]y”

Brooklyn-based duo Glom are no strangers to buffaBLOG - we've previously featured "Fungus" and "Again" because we loved them so much. They're back with another super-colorful take on indie-rock with the not-so-tellingly named "Gre[a]y." This song is absolutely loaded...

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Casey Conroy – “Over You”

Casey Conroy – “Over You”

Casey Conroy is an Orlando-based singer/songwriter whose refreshing approach to modern pop music has us feeling excited. Her latest song "Over You" eschews the often vapid insincerity of pop music for something deeply heartfelt, soulful, and real. About "Over You,"...

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Retro Kid – “The Room”

Retro Kid – “The Room”

"We've all been in a room with no way out. Whether it be in relationships or falling back into bad habits." Copenhagen's Retro Kid embodies that itchiness perfectly with this indietronica-meets-soul jam called "The Room." Full of Korg minilogue synth splashes, samples...

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nolo – “Deals”

nolo – “Deals”

Austin, TX-based emo-punks nolo set out to write something snappy... "Deals" came out of that writing session - and even just ten seconds of listening to its blistering pace is enough to know they hit their mark. The quartet each took a turn at the microphone in this...

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Alien Hellbop – “Take Me Home”

Alien Hellbop – “Take Me Home”

Alien Hellbop is a duo from Lawrence, KS that is pumping out way more sound than they should be capable of - we've been vibing on their latest single, "Take Me Home." In true power-duo fashion, AH is spring-loaded with raucous indie-punk energy, layered thick with...

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Sophie Meiers – “Mutt”

Sophie Meiers – “Mutt”

Sophie Meiers is a 20-something musician who seems to have their pulse on the indie rock of the moment, case-in-point, the downtrodden-but-vibey dirge of "Mutt." Reminiscent of Soccer Mommy or Snail Mail, "Mutt" is angsty af, built around unique guitar tones, a...

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Blanco Tranco – “Shapeshift”

Blanco Tranco – “Shapeshift”

Melbourne quartet Blanco Tranco here with their patented blend of melodramatic shoegaze flavor - we're highlighting "Shapeshift" today for several reasons... 1.) It's got really cool swimmy guitar tones. 2.) It's satisfyingly emotional without being too sappy. 3.) The...

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