Pohgoh – “Hammer”

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...

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Viewfinder – “How Long”

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...

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Rum Jungle – “Going Out Of My Way”

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 -...

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My Son The Doctor – “MESH”

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...

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Midi Memory – “Eternal Dream”

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...

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Lyrah – “In The Leaves”

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...

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commander commander – “soho girls”

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...

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Drook – “Soap”

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...

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Cop Kid – “Useless”

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...

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Trentemøller – “Into The Silence”

Trentemøller – “Into The Silence”

Copenhagen-based act Trentemøller is back with a glitched-out new single called "Into The Silence," a beautifully haunting collab with singer DíSA. "Silence" is bitcrushed beyond belief, giving the song a crunchy, low-res treatment that seems to scratch that inner-ear...

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Aerofall – “Heads”

Aerofall – “Heads”

Aerofall is a shoegaze quartet hailing all the way from Rostov na Donu, Russia; they've made so much noise with single "Heads" that it reached us all the way over here in Buffalo. Reminiscent of late 80s/90s noise rockers like Sonic Youth and My Bloody Valentine,...

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EESE – “Confidence”

EESE – “Confidence”

Cologne-based act EESE are here with a late-summer anthem that is sure to have you reliving your mid 00s glory days. A plucky guitar lead starts this one out, rhythmic and muted, reminiscent of a mathy act like FOALS - it soon evolves into a bonafide indie rock jam,...

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LADY SLOTH – “Fences”

LADY SLOTH – “Fences”

LA-based act LADY SLOTH (aka singer/songwriter Justina Shandler and percussionist/songwriter Jon Lane) hit our inboxes with the effervescent indie pop of "Fences." With influences ranging from Phoebe Bridgers to Dawes, LADY SLOTH takes heartfelt songwriting and mashes...

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Brody Price – “Dying When I Met You”

Brody Price – “Dying When I Met You”

Dallas' Brody Price hit our inbox with the self-described "doom-country" vibes of his latest single, "Dying When I Met You." Honestly, doom-country is a pretty apt description of Price's iconic sound - a unique blend of sludged-out guitar tones and approachable folk...

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Someone – “In Your Arms”

Someone – “In Your Arms”

Someone (aka British/Dutch composer, producer and visual artist Tessa Rose Jackson) hit our inbox with the gauzy synthpop of "In Your Arms," the third single from her upcoming record, Owls. Full of squiggling synth leads, a syncopated bass rhythm, and Tessa's haunting...

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The Roof Dogs – “Weather”

The Roof Dogs – “Weather”

The Roof Dogs are a Chicago-based band that us Buffalonians have a little in common with - on their new song "Weather," they detail how they've "become subservient to the weather..." And with us being a city that is mostly known for our insane snowfall (and probably...

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Our Violet Room – “Falling”

Our Violet Room – “Falling”

Denver-based singer/songwriter Our Violet Room (OVR) found a great way to channel his heartbreak via his latest single, "Falling." Pairing a shuffling drumbeat with prominent bass and a Pedro The Lion-esque vocal delivery, OVR (aka (Matthew Birch) sings through the...

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S.C.A.B. – “Tuesday”

S.C.A.B. – “Tuesday”

S.C.A.B. hit us hard with the first single off of their latest release, "Tuesday," and we're happy to share it with you for a multitude of reasons. Reason #1: the song is based off a quote from Seinfeld about each day having an intangible "feel" to it - thanks Newman!...

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Pohgoh – “Weeds”

Pohgoh – “Weeds”

Pohgoh has an interesting backstory - originally formed in 1994, broken up in 1997, and reunited in 2016, they've had a long and storied history in the indie/emo world. They're back with another new song and we love the jaunty and heartfelt vibes found on "Weeds."...

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Cap’n Marble – “Snow Daze”

Cap’n Marble – “Snow Daze”

Cap'n Marble are here to psych you out with the swirly vibes of their latest single, "Snow Daze." With an onslaught of swirling guitar and synth energy and an undeniable bass bounce, "Daze" takes the best elements of psychedelia and dream-pop and adds a jittery drum...

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Adventureland – “Southern Girls”

Adventureland – “Southern Girls”

Us Buffalonians are pretty much the furthest thing from being considered "southern," at least when it comes to geographic standards. It hasn't stopped us from digging the latest song from Little Rock's Adventureland, "Southern Girls." Bringing to mind the indie folk...

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Laveda – “Surprise”

Laveda – “Surprise”

Last time we checked in with Laveda, we were psyched on their latest single, "bb," which captivated us with it's juxtaposition of wall-of-guitar shoegaze mixed with singer Ali Genevich's illuminating vocals. They continue that streak with their latest offering,...

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bed bug guru – “Expired”

bed bug guru – “Expired”

Bed Bug Guru noise'd their way into our hearts with this utterly unique song called "Expired." Beyond the absolute maelstrom of sound that this Florida-based act brews up, the song actually touches on the helplessness we often feel as we try to juggle our personal...

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Hanna Searl – “Bummer Summer”

Hanna Searl – “Bummer Summer”

Last time we checked in with the LA-based Hanna Searl, we were smitten by the lighter-raising energy on her single, "My Fantasy." She's back with another wall-of-guitars anthem called "Bummer Summer" a perfectly-orchestrated and suspiciously upbeat song about being...

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Bad Madonna – “Mystic Seer”

Bad Madonna – “Mystic Seer”

Bad Madonna bring the crispy, crunchy guitar energy on their latest single, "Mystic Seer." With a neurotic, shuffling drum beat and Bad Madonna's dusky vocal delivery, "Seer" would hold up on any 90s-flavored playlist or alongside some more modern contemporaries like...

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Thea & The Wild – “Rip Tide”

Thea & The Wild – “Rip Tide”

Oslo native Thea & The Wild shared a new single in advance of her third upcoming album and it has us feeling excited for what's to come. "Rip Tide" is a jangly, guitar-driven bounce that finds the singer/songwriter confronting the darker parts of herself both...

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Megan Slankard – “California”

Megan Slankard – “California”

San Francisco-based indie rocker Megan Slankard caught our ears with the breakup vibes of her latest single, "California." Propelled by her jangly Danelectro guitar strumming and a series of impassioned lyrics, "California" is a super scathing song with a surprisingly...

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Crash Kuda – “Middle School”

Crash Kuda – “Middle School”

Summer is starting to wind down, but that didn't stop Crash Kuda from pumping out this tune tailor-made for surfing and skating fun. The breezy guitar work and tom-heavy drum beat practically begs for a windows-down drive to the beach, while the reverbed-out vocal...

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Tiger Beach – “Keep It Together”

Tiger Beach – “Keep It Together”

There's something psych-y,-yet-surfy about the new single from Raleigh, NC-based act Tiger Beach. "Keep It together" has an intriguing combination of bratty, angular guitar work and eternal slacker vibes brought forth by the vocals... The juxtaposition of sprung,...

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Zoey Leven – “I Feel Like A Loser”

Zoey Leven – “I Feel Like A Loser”

21-year-old wunderkind Zoey Leven caught our ears with the moody-but-urgent bop of her latest single, "I Feel Like A Loser." The Vancouver, WA native was struggling with writer's block and self-confidence so she wrote the self-deprecating "Loser" as a response;...

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Lecrae – “Spread The Opps”

Lecrae – “Spread The Opps”

Grammy-winning mastermind by the name of Lecrae stopped by to spread his good message: “Spread The Opps” to all of his bona fide and soon-to-be fans. The track is tethered with one of the most triumphantly hype hooks I’ve heard in my time here at buffaBLOG, consisting...

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CHISEKO – “CONFIDENCE”

CHISEKO – “CONFIDENCE”

The age-old head-bob is simply irresistible when tuned into the new Chiseko. The Australian-born artist's latest track, titled “CONFIDENCE,” will leave you with exactly that and much more. The instrumental is fully-loaded with perfect portions of horns, percussion,...

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Human Barbie – “Wait”

Human Barbie – “Wait”

It's been a minute since we last heard from Human Barbie - we loved (and still love!) the crushing melancholy of "Be Careful What You Wish For" back in 2019. They're back again with a song called "Wait," a beautiful and unique song with bedroom vibes and a downbeat...

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Foyer Red – “Pickles”

Foyer Red – “Pickles”

There's something intangibly amazing about the chaotic indie rock coming out of Foyer Red. Their music, in this case, "Pickles," exists at the apex of indie punk, math rock, and sweetly-sung indie rock - midwestern twinkles, ebullient bass, and dueling vocal parts...

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Jet City Sports Club – “Green Thumb”

Jet City Sports Club – “Green Thumb”

Last time we checked in with Sydney's Jet City Sports Club, we were waxing poetic about the sparkly beach-pop of their single, "She Don't Need No One." They're back with another shimmering indie-pop gem, this time called "Green Thumb." If you liked "No One," you're...

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Woodlock – “Bermuda Sea”

Woodlock – “Bermuda Sea”

New Zealand/Australian hybrid act Woodlock caught our ears with the mid-tempo groove of their latest single, "Bermuda Sea." A plodding bassline and chuggy guitar chords provide the backbone for longing keyboard textures and passionate vocals about feeling...

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PLANT – “Lucid Dreams”

PLANT – “Lucid Dreams”

It's one thing to make a dancefloor banger, but we always appreciate when synthpop has an urgent feel to it. The latest from PLANT, "Lucid Dreams," nails that vibe, taking the listener through an intangible dream state lush with buzzing synth flavors and ethereal...

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Glom – “I Wanted The Real Thing”

Glom – “I Wanted The Real Thing”

We've been keeping a close eye on Glom - ICYMI, we've previously featured their songs "Fungus," "Gre[a]y," and "Again," because they are genuinely an excellent act. They're back with yet another banger, this time called "I Wanted The Real Thing." The Brooklyn...

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young friend – “ENDLESS”

young friend – “ENDLESS”

Bedroom-pop act young friend (aka songwriter Drew Tarves) knows how to blend genre to his advantage. Whether it's the grungy guitars, squiggly keyboard textures, or smartly-composed 2022-flavored percussion, "ENDLESS" could fit on just about any playlist. At only...

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Tender Glue – “Simple Boys”

Tender Glue – “Simple Boys”

Tender Glue, the clever moniker for songwriter Tom Gluewicki, captured our hearts with the fun indie rock energy of latest single, "Simple Boys." A not-so-secret nod to ALL kinds of love (including self), "Boys" bounces along with it's playful guitar riff and...

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Spill, Dance, Refine – “Wide Awake”

Spill, Dance, Refine – “Wide Awake”

The mysterious act Spill, Dance, Refine is a breath of fresh air... Or maybe a deep inhale on a fresh cigarette. One listen to the gravely vocals on latest single "Wide Awake" will have you knowing exactly what we mean - they sing about trying to sleep amid a circus...

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