Kevin Dorff – “Family Friend”

Kevin Dorff – “Family Friend”

Iowan musician Kevin Dorff knows how to tell a story – he sucked us deep into the narrative of his latest offering, “Family Friend.” Bringing to mind the endearing indie/emo of Front Bottoms; Modern Baseball; and Slaughter Beach, Dog with a hint of...
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Kai Bosch – “Title”

Kai Bosch – “Title”

London’s Kai Bosch knows a thing or two about heartbreak and he evokes that brutal feeling in the alt-pop of his latest offering, “Title.” Channeling his love for Lorde, Kai pairs a dark, dancy beat with his devastating lyrics for truly poignant...
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Merchant – “Feel Nice”

Merchant – “Feel Nice”

If you’re in a bit of a rut and you need a tune to pull you out of your blues, you can always count on Merchant to lift your spirits. “Feel Nice” is the archetypal feel-good song – it’s full of chirping birds, squiggly synths, and enough...
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Kod!e – Cycle of Man

Kod!e – Cycle of Man

On October 1st, 2002, an artist named Kod!e was born into a life of makeshift homes & painstaking anxiety. To celebrate making it 20 years through this journey of life he calls the Cycle of Man, Kod!e decided to drop a 13 track album titled just that on his...
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Brother Swan – “Spill”

Brother Swan – “Spill”

LA-based crew Brother Swan hit us with the dizzying indie rock of “Spill” and we haven’t been the same since. Spiraling guitars are the name of the game here, setting the groundwork for acrobatic basslines; passionate vocals; and a blistering tempo....
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mon cher – “What A Shame”

mon cher – “What A Shame”

Denver’s mon cher keeps it deceptively simple on her latest indie rocker, “What A Shame.” Dark, rhythmic, and almost creepy, “Shame” channels the sassy energy of Yeah Yeah Yeahs with the added bonus of the I-don’t-give-a-fuck...
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moshimoshi – “Soon”

moshimoshi – “Soon”

Here’s a barnburner all the way from Finland – moshimoshi reached out to us with the unbridled energy of “Soon” and we were immediately melted by it’s overwhelming urgency. Pair the throat-shredding screams of a band like Refused with...
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elison – “Fruit Flies”

elison – “Fruit Flies”

You don’t always expect intimate indietronica to come out of Iowa, but elison are here to show you a thing or two about assuming. “Fruit Flies” feels like a warm hug – a buzzy, understated single that brings to mind 90s slowcore acts like Mazzy...
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LAPÊCHE – “Slight”

LAPÊCHE – “Slight”

Here’s a fun indie rocker from Brooklyn-based act LAPÊCHE – “Slight” is a guitar-driven song flush with a shuffling drumbeat and lilting vocals from singer and guitarist Krista Diem. The band clearly has a gift for melody, packing every inch of...
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Pasha X Coucheron – “Gold Chain”

Pasha X Coucheron – “Gold Chain”

I personally have never felt the primal urge to headbang anymore than the first five seconds into “Gold Chain” by Pasha X Coucheron. Introducing a club song so refreshing it’ll make the introverts feel like extroverts and the extroverts feel like dancing deities for...
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