Basement Revolver – “Transatlantic”

Basement Revolver – “Transatlantic”

Are you paying attention?! We're very clearly obsessed with our Canadian friends in Basement Revolver (we most recently shared their previous single, "Skin" back in August). They're back with another amazing dream-pop reverb-fest, this time called "Transatlantic."...

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Thyla – “Gum”

Thyla – “Gum”

UK-based indie rockers Thyla are shrugging off the weights of the world with their new single "Gum." It's an upbeat but raucous tune that showcases a dancy, disco-esque beat with emotional vocal melodies and bombastic guitars. The whole affair feels swirly and just a...

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Golding – “Boxing Underwater”

Golding – “Boxing Underwater”

Australian duo Golding have teamed up with US-based singer Cailin Russo to bring this swimmy sensation from across the pond... Last time we checked in with these two, they were collab-ing with BOO SEEKA on their electropop anthem, "Don't Waste Your Love..." We think...

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Pale Moon – “Strange Days”

Pale Moon – “Strange Days”

Last time we checked in with Icelandic/Siberian act Pale Moon, we were excited about the nostalgic, 70s-influenced sounds of their single "Parachutes." This time around, we're highlighting another gem, "Strange Days," which still plays with the Fleetwood Mac-esque...

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monmoi – “Dream On Baby”

monmoi – “Dream On Baby”

The last time we checked in with monmoi, we couldn't get enough of their then-single "Eyebrows." They're (aka George David) back with another taste of dreamy bedroom-pop with a tune they call (aptly) "Dream On Baby." This time around, they've injected a bit of...

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The Kite Society – “Oxford Jelly”

The Kite Society – “Oxford Jelly”

We're loving the spunk on the new single from The Kite Society - you might also recognize singer/songwriter Donald Campbell from his work in The Easter Island Statue. "Oxford Jelly" is a Blur-ish, guitar-driven single with lots of unique hallmarks - think flutes,...

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Petite Amie – “Elektro”

Petite Amie – “Elektro”

Here's a cool one from Mexico City's Petite Amie - we've been enjoying the woozy electropop sounds of the fittingly-named "Elektro." Swirly synths, futuristic vibes, and super-pleasant falsetto crooning pushes this one into near-psychedelic territory without ever...

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Lazy Daze – “Two Hands On The Wheel”

Lazy Daze – “Two Hands On The Wheel”

LA-based indie rocker Lazy Daze hit our inboxes with the beachy "Two Hands On The Wheel" and we've been hooked ever since. Wavy guitars and an ever-present halo of reverb help to propel this toward that hazy (pun intended) end-of-summer vibe that feels so fitting this...

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Paul Whitacre – “90 Down 40”

Paul Whitacre – “90 Down 40”

We can all agree 2020 was a mess, right? Singer/songwriter Paul Whitacre's last year was rough too - as evidenced by his ode to his lost 2020 tour, "90 Down 40." In the song, Whitacre comes to terms with his doomed tour through a dirge-y tempo, electronic flourishes,...

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Neon Cathedral – “Drab”

Neon Cathedral – “Drab”

Oklahoma City duo Neon Cathedral recently released their debut EP, Velvet - it's an onslaught of shoegazy, fuzzed-out songs led by lead single "Drab." There gothy vibes and a reverb-soaked atmosphere here set off by strong melody and lovelorn vocals - fans of...

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Spritely – “Imma Buy A House”

Spritely – “Imma Buy A House”

Digging this pop-grunge tune from bedroom-popper Spritely - "Imma Buy A House" is a "cheeky declaration of independence" from a long-distance partner who was expressing some iffy-ness about Spritely moving across the country to be together... She tells them off with...

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Dead Emerson – “Eleventh Hour”

Dead Emerson – “Eleventh Hour”

Last time we checked in with Dead Emerson, we were jazzed on their latest single, "Sucker Punch." The one-man-show is back again with another indie-pop banger called "Eleventh Hour." Emerson recently dealt with some pesky bouts of disassociation, where he felt...

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The Day – “Empty”

The Day – “Empty”

We've raved about Netherlands-based dream-pop duo The Day before - both in their cover of The Lemonheads' "Tenderfoot" and their ethereal indie rocker "We Killed Our Hearts." They're back with another stunning slice of indie pop, a song called "Empty." With strong,...

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HotKid – “Letter”

HotKid – “Letter”

HotKid is the work of multi-talented Canadian producer/singer/songwriter/guitarist Shiloh Harrison... We've been jamming on their latest offering, "Letter" all week. On the surface, "Letter" is a crunchy indie rock tune that highlights a jangly approach and Harrison's...

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I Know Leopard – “Day 2 Day”

I Know Leopard – “Day 2 Day”

Here's a spicy one from Sydney-based trio I Know Leopard. "Day 2 Day" is an ebullient indie-pop jam driven by a bouncy piano backbone. They explore themes of self-doubt and uncertainty through a neon-lens, bringing to mind Caribou, Passion Pit, and The Avalanches with...

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Frogs Show Mercy – “Hereditary”

Frogs Show Mercy – “Hereditary”

Here's a cool one all the way from Miami from emo band Frogs Show Mercy. "Hereditary" is a jaunty, oddly-timed tune with lots of 90s influence - think somewhere between Cap'n Jazz, American Football, and The Dismemberment Plan. You can expect jazzy drumbeats, twinkly...

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Laundry – “Commercials”

Laundry – “Commercials”

Oregon-based act Laundry are here with a springy new single in the form of "Commercials." The band's gloriously happy and melody-soaked music brings to mind Vampire Weekend, The Shins, and Ra Ra Riot - expect lots of la-la-las, ooh-ooh-oohs, and tightly wound...

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Foyer Red – “Slander”

Foyer Red – “Slander”

We've never heard anything quite like "Slander" by Foyer Red... Their songs are playfully chaotic - featuring plucky guitar riffing, squiggly synth arrangements, dueling vocals, tempo changes, and even a bit of whistling. The first single from their upcoming EP Zigzag...

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Nxghtshade – “Death By Desire”

Nxghtshade – “Death By Desire”

It's not often we get an emo house tune in our inboxes, but LA-based producer Nxghtshade has done it with their latest single, "Death By Desire." Carried by itchy guitar stabs; a super danceable synth backbone; and a vaguely love-inspired lyrical package, this one had...

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Together Pangea – “Nervous”

Together Pangea – “Nervous”

buffaBLOG loves Together Pangea - we saw them play Buffalo in 2018 and recently raved over their song, "Nothing To Hide." They're back with another jaunty indie rocker called "Nervous" - the LA rockers have a fantastic ability to inject their songs with the same...

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Connor McCoy – “Geode”

Connor McCoy – “Geode”

Connor McCoy hit us up with this stunning new single he's affectionately titled "Geode." With unique percussion choices; simple acoustic guitar riffing; and Connor's uniquely ghostly voice, "Geode" stands out with a creative sound that's both gentle and engaging. It's...

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Mazey Haze – “Headspin”

Mazey Haze – “Headspin”

Loving this sparkly tune from Amsterdam-based Mazey Haze. "Headspin" lives up to it's name - with a frantic-paced drumbeat; shiny synth plunking; and twirling, twinkling guitar melodies; "Headspin" embodies it's title while also being the perfect vehicle for Mazey's...

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red martian – “use”

red martian – “use”

Red Martian is a unique trio who has been kicking around since 1999 - they've caught our ears with the nu-shoegaze stylings of their latest single, "use." It's a noisy, guitar-driven tune with a bouncing bass line, frantic drums, and far-off vocals. Fans of My Bloody...

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FLOWVERS – “Far Away”

FLOWVERS – “Far Away”

It hasn't been too long since we've checked in with Portsmouth-based indie rockers FLOWVERS - we just featured their previous single "When It Comes To It" earlier this month. They're back with another amazing alt-rocker, this time in the form of "Far Away." Propelled...

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SPACED – “Spinning”

SPACED – “Spinning”

SPACED is a Buffalo-based hardcore band with a brand new EP that you should be checking out now - they're a veritable supergroup, featuring members of Talking in My Sleep, Funeral Coat, Post Prom, Calloused, and more. They've self-described their new EP as "far-out...

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Acid Dad – “She Only Eats Organic”

Acid Dad – “She Only Eats Organic”

Digging this urgent psych-y rocker from NYC based trio Acid Dad, who has been kicking around the city since 2016. Lyrically, "She Only Eats Organic" is a "tongue-in-cheek look at the trendy vegan/vegetarian lifestyle combined with the day-to-day nonsense you might...

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sleepyhead – “Centrefold”

sleepyhead – “Centrefold”

Manchester-based duo sleepyhead (aka Seb Reid and Matt Davies) create urgent indie pop with amazing energy - case-in-point, their latest offering, "Centrefold." Bringing to mind CASTLEBEAT or Say Hi with a hint of The Smiths, "Centrefold" pairs a frantic drumbeat with...

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Luxury Mane – “Dumb Luck”

Luxury Mane – “Dumb Luck”

St. Petersburg band Luxury Mane hit us up with this fantastic tune done on a Tascam 388... Maybe it's the reel-to-reel recording, or maybe it's Luxury Mane's fantastic songwriting... But either way, we think their version of "Dumb Luck" turned out stellar. Expect...

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RIVER – “Inappropriate”

RIVER – “Inappropriate”

RIVER is a German-based, California-born, road tripping duo whose debut single, "Inappropriate," caught our ears with it's unique brand of dark indie-pop. About the song, the duo says: "This song is like traveling back in time to when we were still kids living each...

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Basement Revolver – “Skin”

Basement Revolver – “Skin”

Hamilton-based quartet Basement Revolver are no strangers to buffaBLOG - we've already shown our love for three (!) of their previous singles, "Baby;" "Tree Trunks;" and "Wax and Digital." They're back again with their unique brand of slow-burn shoegaze, this time...

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Namesake – “I’m Sick”

Namesake – “I’m Sick”

Brooklyn's Namesake have been kicking around for a while - you might recognize them from their previous moniker, Honduras. No doubt "I'm Sick" has come from a band of seasoned professionals; this banger has all the urgency of it's anxiety-themed lyrics in its angular...

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The Vigilance Committee – “Oakfield”

The Vigilance Committee – “Oakfield”

NY-based The Vigilance Committee recently caught our ears with the midwest-emo tinge of "Oakfield." Combining heartfelt vocals, guitar-driven instrumentals, and lots of other eclectic flavor, this one has all the appeal of a midwest emo tune with a bit more focus on...

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Little Lungs – “Better in Blue”

Little Lungs – “Better in Blue”

Digging this latest jam from Baltimore, Maryland quartet Little Lungs. "Better in Blue" combines elements of indie rock, emo, and dream pop - think clean-ish guitar riffing, shuffling drum rhythms, and a heartfelt vocal delivery from singer Leena Rhodes. Fans of...

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An Awkward Social – “Sunday”

An Awkward Social – “Sunday”

There's something neurotic, honest, and beautiful about An Awkward Social's latest single, "Sunday." Don't be fooled by the kitschy Casio drumbeat - there are plenty of heart-on-your-sleeve lyrics here to catch your ear. The instrumentation on this is next-level too -...

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mehro – “coastline”

mehro – “coastline”

We're feeling this latest tune from mehro called "coastline" - shimmery guitars and dream-pop vocals help to give this one a blissed-out, starry-eyed feel. There's obviously hints of 2021 bedroom-pop in this, but it also feels layered thick with shoegaze energy and a...

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Soft Top Intrepid – “Some Same”

Soft Top Intrepid – “Some Same”

Digging this new tune from our Ottawa-based friends in Soft Top Intrepid (you might recognize songwriting duo Rob LaPlante and Chris Galambos from their previous efforts in Ten Sleep) - "Some Same" is an indie pop jam layered lush with dreamy guitars, buoyant...

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Nor’easter – “Lemonade”

Nor’easter – “Lemonade”

Louisiana-based band Nor'easter caught our ears with the anthemic "Lemonade." The obvious draw here is the guitar work - it's mathy, twinkly, and ear-catching... But "Lemonade" as a whole is a powerful and epic song that also explores themes of nostalgia, friendship,...

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Freedom Fry – “Smile”

Freedom Fry – “Smile”

Freedom Fry are no strangers to buffaBLOG - we've previously featured their singles "Strange Attraction;" "Party Down;" and "Brave." They're at it again - another nu-disco-tinged synthpop jam called "Smile." There's no denying that bouncing bassline... but beyond...

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Always You – “Have It Your Way”

Always You – “Have It Your Way”

Always You (you might recognize them by their former name, Ablebody) is an LA-based duo of identical twins (Christoph and Anton Hochheim) made up of members of other, recognizable bands (Beach Fossils + Jerry Paper). We're recommending their latest offering, "Have It...

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FLOWVERS – “When It Comes To It”

FLOWVERS – “When It Comes To It”

Portsmouth-based indie rockers FLOWVERS have an aggressive sound that evokes the indie rock of the late 80s and mid-90s. We recommend listening to their latest single, "When It Comes To It." Don't let this band of 19-year-olds fool you with their age - "When It Comes...

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JEEN – “Maybe I’ll Be Gone”

JEEN – “Maybe I’ll Be Gone”

We're super drawn to this dark indie rocker from our Toronto-based friend JEEN. Bringing to mind Bully, Hole, and Dum Dum Girls, "Maybe I'll Be Gone" takes rip-roaring guitars and a melancholy mood and spins it into a brutally catchy chorus. It's emotional, heavy, and...

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