Skinshape – Clouds

Skinshape

Clouds


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Mikky George

Published:
Oct 22, 2021

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Sounds like:

Feng Suave,
Elder Island,
Shuggie Otis

Tags:

funk
,
indie electro
,
skinshape

Why do we like this?

A Technicolor Nimbus

A track as playful as the shapes it is named after, you won’t find any better boost of joy this side of the atmosphere.

Skinshape’s “Clouds” is a driving and morphing track that takes you on the best ride on the softest cloud and boy is the view good. It has a running afro soul sound layered with Caribbean intentions and Afro-fusion ideals. Not to mention the jam that is the addition of backing vocal. Not only is the track playful to the ear, but it also seems to have been created playfully.

While listening to this track, all the clouds look like smiles and the wind sounds like joy.




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Fold – The Bells of the World

Fold

The Bells of the World


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Jami Selikow

Published:
Oct 19, 2021

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Sounds like:

Bonobo,
Quantic,
RJD2

Tags:

downtempo
,
bonobo
,
rjd2

Why do we like this?

The pensive musings from Fold come together in “The Bells of the World” to make for a work of art that does what it is supposed to do: change the consumer.

Great art has the power to affect. Through the medium of sound, melody, and lyrics, this Leads-based band is making a heartfelt plea “for humanity to place life above profit.”

It is a rare thing to see humans working for the good of others. Most of the music that comes my way is about artists’ individual experiences. So what a treat it is to find a group of people who create with the vision to benefit others.

‘Chef’s kiss’ is all I can say! Enjoy. And if you’d like to know more, read below:

The main spoken word hook is a quote from one of Lorraine Hansberry’s favourite dramatists Sean O’Casey being narrated by Coretta Scott King during a speech concerning the interconnected issues of racism, poverty and war. The male voice throughout the track is that of EF Schumacher whose ideas for human-scale, decentralised and appropriate technologies are as revolutionary and crucial now as they were back in the early 1970s.




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James Blake – Coming Back (Ft. SZA)

James Blake

Coming Back (Ft. SZA)


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Mikky George

Published:
Oct 21, 2021

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170

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Sounds like:

Perfume Genius,
Little Dragon,
FKA Twigs

Tags:

indie pop
,
rap
,
R&B

Why do we like this?

Do You Still Remember My Voice?

A melancholic narrative is made poignant by an utterly destructive slow-burn beat and progression.

James Blake and SZA has created something immensely expressive, “Coming Back” is a track that melts and bleeds into the pores of whoever is listening.

Not only is the track a perfect exercise in sensory irony, by making a sad vocal performance merge with the most joy-inducing collection of samples and instrumentation, but it also takes you with it without a single moment of disinterest. “Coming Back” takes your attention and makes you listen — it tells you about the past you shared, about the future you’ll have, and about the mistakes they made.

Do You Still Remember My Voice? Or just the fight?




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Alewya – Play

Alewya

Play


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Mikky George

Published:
Oct 20, 2021

Total plays:

170

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Sounds like:

Jain,
Mykki Blanco,
Kelsey Lu,
Greentea Peng

Tags:

R&B
,
soul
,
neo-soul

Why do we like this?

Hopscotch and Liquor

A track is far more playful than the title implies: not only is it a joy, it’s the purist endorphin shot at the table.

“Play” is a track that, from the start, sweats with its intentions. A jam of drums, sampled rhythms, and an almost childish nature to its backing instrumentation makes you feel the best kid on the playground, only to then slam the strobe on and remind you where you are, and where you are is club central.

Alewya’s “Play” is an afro-fusion journey that doesn’t stop until the last whiskey is served.




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Ralph Castelli – Pretend

Ralph Castelli

Pretend


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Jami Selikow

Published:
Oct 20, 2021

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242

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Sounds like:

crisaunt,
VICTOR INTERNET,
Billy Lemos

Tags:

indie rock
,
indie pop
,
bedroom pop

Why do we like this?

Ralph Castelli, my guy, I feel you. Let’s all just stay home with our person of choice, make a bed in the lounge that overlooks the hillside lights at night, and never leave.

In Ralph Castelli’s latest release, “Pretend,” we hear the nuanced musings of someone who just wants to stay in, with their person, because it’s so much better than pretending to be happy, alone, outside.

In my humble opinion, Ralph Castelli can do no wrong and so, when I see a new release from them, I’m always eager to share it here. I hope you all enjoy it.




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PALACE – Lover (Don’t Let Me Down)

PALACE

Lover (Don't Let Me Down)


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Published:
Oct 19, 2021

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238

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Sounds like:

Peach Pit,
James Vincent McMorrow,
Half Moon Run

Tags:

indie rock
,
rock
,
folk-rock

Why do we like this?

Whistling Winds and Band-Aids

A soft beam of light layered with the dust of pulsing indie rock makes for a journey of note.

A romance told through the ever-present pulse of a trusting heart and a doubting head, Palace takes all those emotions and swirls them into the atmosphere of indie rock, folk, and all things melancholic. A racing immediacy not only makes the track ride its own gusts of emotion, but it also flurries itself between zephyrs of joy and melancholy.

“Lover (Don’t Let Me Down)” is like a whistling wind that makes for a soft balm.




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mindchatter – Answer Me

mindchatter

Answer Me


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Published:
Oct 18, 2021

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Sounds like:

LEISURE,
Roosevelt,
Jadu Heart

Tags:

chill
,
electro
,
chill pop

Why do we like this?

Dial-In, Chill Out

A boosted calm pulses through the echoes of Mindchatter’s sound.

“Answer Me” is a bumping and immensely enjoyable track filled with all the sounds you’d expect from an electro chill maestro like Mindchatter. Not only does it satisfy all your electro needs, but it also very graciously invites you to give the track your time — you dial in, but you don’t dial out.

A flash of pure eclectic joy sings you up for the best call you’ll have all week.




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Overland Inn – Proxima

Overland Inn

Proxima


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Jason Grishkoff

Published:
Oct 16, 2021

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Sounds like:

Blonde Redhead,
Phantogram,
Little Dragon

Tags:

female vocalist
,
indietronica
,
little dragon

Why do we like this?

I think there are a few things about this song that managed to draw me in.

For starters, the general instrumentation centers around arpeggios. For some reason I’m a sucker when it comes to arpeggios.

Secondly, it reminds me a lot of Blonde Redhead. I haven’t listened to Blonde Redhead in years, but I used to be a big fan – so this one sorta opened up a can of memory-land worms.

Lastly, it’s a really well-executed song.

All of the above meant that I was left with no option but to share Overland Inn’s “Proxima” with you today. French duo Etienne and Chloë recorded this one in the Czech Republic. It’ll be the title track on their 4th studio album, due for release early January of 2022. Keep in the loop here.




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Thoma – Ikiru

Thoma

Ikiru


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Jason Grishkoff

Published:
Oct 16, 2021

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Sounds like:

Bonobo,
Four Tet

Tags:

Electronic
,
downtempo
,
experimental

Why do we like this?

I was sorta on the fence when this song started. But holy moly does it layer beautifully.

The song starts out with solo “Koto instrument” (which sounds a lot like a harp). This plays for about 20 seconds before introducing an eardrum-melting bassline and soft percussion.

From there, things build more and more, working toward a wonderful guitar riff that enters around the 50 second mark. It’s almost something out of Boards of Canada’s playbook, but the overall vibe is undeniably a blend of Bonobo and Four Tet.

The texture and intricacy of this song jumped out to me at once, and I have a feeling many of you here will appreciate that as well. So, here’s hoping I’m not wrong 🙂

Thoma is Tristan de Liègeand Benjamin Hill. They’ll be releasing an album titled Ikiru sometime soon.




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Tennyson – Inner Space

Tennyson

Inner Space


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Author:

Jason Grishkoff

Published:
Oct 16, 2021

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Sounds like:

Emancipator,
Bonobo

Tags:

downtempo
,
bonobo
,
jazzy beats

Why do we like this?

It’s been a hot minute since I featured a track by Tennyson. Back in 2014 he burst out on the scene and I couldn’t get enough of the songs/remixes he was releasing.

Flash forward 7.5 years and it looks like he’s still got the magic touch, as evidenced by this latest offering called “Inner Space.”

The track is set to feature on a super duper exciting project by College Music. They’re a powerhouse group of music lovers based in London, so it’s no surprise that they gave Tennyson the nod for a feature. Personally, I’m glad he agreed 🙂

Keep your eyes and ears glued to College Music’s YouTube channel for more about this aforementioned super duper exciting project. They’ll be announcing all the details on October 20th (2021).




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Night Beats – Crypt

Night Beats

Crypt


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Rachel Kreb

Published:
Oct 14, 2021

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Sounds like:

Moon Duo,
Dead Ghosts,
Mystic Braves

Tags:

indie rock
,
acoustic
,
blues rock

Why do we like this?

Night Beats just released an acoustic version of “Crypt” from their Outlaw R&Balbum. I adore when artists do this. They strip the song naked to its bones. It’s this shedding of the extra, leaving behind something unfiltered, untouched, unpolished. It has to be a vulnerable thing for an artist to do.

This acoustic version highlights the guitar strumming in a much more prominent way against Danny Lee Blackwell’s moody voice, which I feel makes the song more tender.

If you haven’t already listened to their 2021 Outlaw R&B album, do it. It’s a solid psychedelic rock album written during the pandemic and California wildfires. You can hear the beautiful chaos in their work.




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Coldplay – Yellow (IAN SWEET cover)

Coldplay

Yellow (IAN SWEET cover)


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Author:

Nara Schneider

Published:
Oct 14, 2021

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28

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Sounds like:

Lala Lala,
SASAMI,
Diet Cig

Tags:

female vocalist
,
indie rock
,
indie pop

Why do we like this?

Since releasing her third studio album earlier this year, Jilian Medford (also known as IAN SWEET) put out two singles, one of them being a cover of Coldplay’s “Yellow.”

With a glittering instrumental, Medford’s version of the song sonically recalls Japanese Breakfast’s most recent record, Jubilee, with a similar levity and brightness.

The indie-rocker’s vocal performance matches the overall energy of the song, producing a slightly ethereal rendition of the post-Britpop hit.




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Parra for Cuva – Planet & Body (Max Cooper Remix)

Parra for Cuva

Planet & Body (Max Cooper Remix)


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Mikky George

Published:
Oct 13, 2021

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165

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Sounds like:

Rohne,
Apparat,
Kiasmos

Tags:

electronic remixes
,
dance
,
indie electronic

Why do we like this?

Vast Universal Space / Atomic Hearts

Max Cooper’s remix of “Planet & Body” is a track and mix layered with big sounds that sound as big as they are ironically small, making for a beautifully re-imagined experience.

Electro always could either compress an experience to a small space or boost it into the vast reaches of something bigger – whether you want to get locked in a rave or boost out into space – electro has a track for you.

The “Planet & Body” remix by Max Cooper is a vast and comprehensive re-imagining of its title inspiration and takes you into the most atomized spaces of an electro track, but also throws you into the overwhelming sight of a star exploding.




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Monterrey – Without You (Ft. Calica)

Monterrey

Without You (Ft. Calica)


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Jami Selikow

Published:
Oct 12, 2021

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Sounds like:

Toro y Moi,
Beach House,
Tame Impala,
Washed Out

Tags:

indie pop
,
dream pop
,
chillwave

Why do we like this?

The Miami-based band, Monterrey, in collaboration with Indie Pop songstress, Calica, has created a woozy track that feels like the half-sober stroll home on a warm summer evening.

It’s got glittering synths like the stars hanging in the twilight sky, droning vocals like the din of sidewalk crowds, and a bassline that is your own personal vibe as you stroll along with the likes of “Without You” ringing through your headphones.

“Without You” marks the new single to follow “New Light” and “Terrarium,” which made its way onto Spotify’s Fresh Finds: Indie playlist. An EP is said to be coming from this 4-piece band, so if you like what you’re hearing, be sure to dog ear the name ‘Monterrey.’




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Bonobo – Rosewood

Bonobo

Rosewood


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Published:
Oct 11, 2021

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Sounds like:

Caribou,
Jamie xx,
Groove Armada

Tags:

house
,
bonobo
,
electro

Why do we like this?

An Electric Forest

Bonobo’s latest, “Rosewood, is a journey of sound and growth, amped by a watering hole of pure melodic joy.

There’s a certain type of house electro song that I’ve never been able to click with – the type that builds, like a growing redwood tree, you only really know the majesty of it, when it’s finished growing. Bonobo has made me re-evaluate my judgments and has very gently reintroduced me into a world of slow-burn house that made my mouth water.

It’s a majestically simple track that makes for the best type of hike through this electric forest of sound.




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BB Mike – Goner (Ft. Rozie Baker)

BB Mike

Goner (Ft. Rozie Baker)


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Mikky George

Published:
Oct 10, 2021

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157

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Sounds like:

Flight Facilities,
Sky Pond,
The Marias

Tags:

female vocalist
,
electro funk
,
chill house

Why do we like this?

There’s a Mesmerizing pulse that flows through the sound BB Mike has created and it is gracefully boosted by the narrative addition of Rozie Barker.

“Goner” has a heartbeat, a slow rhythmic bass beat that carries the life of this track from one side to the next as it bops itself to its funk ideals; its own created body of swishing electric breaths, soft spacial funk fibres, and a charming vocal sound that creates the most charming person you’ve ever met.

It’s not just that the song makes for a good funk electric sound, but it also does the most important thing, it makes me press the loop button.




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The Florets – Preacher’s Son

The Florets

Preacher's Son


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Mikky George

Published:
Oct 10, 2021

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44

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Sounds like:

Marlon Williams,
Jack Ladder,
Mini Skirt

Tags:

indie pop
,
Portugal. The Man
,
alt pop

Why do we like this?

Aspiritually electric experience makes for a track that not only carries the dogma of alt electric sounds but also boosts it with the new age occult of pop.

I like this track ( like obviously just being a euphemism for love), but without freaking out too much about it I shall explain:

“Preacher’s Son” was immediately and almost clearly a track that would hit around in my head all day, like an apocalypse preacher’s shouts on the side street. But what “Preacher’s Son” did was make me feel content. Content in my ideals, my love for its sound; for its joyfully electric whooshes and drumming rhythms.

It Sat me Down, Talked To Me and Left Me Imbued with Joy.




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BB Mike – Goner (Ft. Rozie Barker)

BB Mike

Goner (Ft. Rozie Barker)


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Mikky George

Published:
Oct 10, 2021

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33

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Sounds like:

Flight Facilities,
Sky Pond,
The Marias

Tags:

female vocalist
,
electro funk
,
chill house

Why do we like this?

There’s a Mesmerizing pulse that flows through the sound BB Mike has created and it is gracefully boosted by the narrative addition of Rozie Barker.

“Goner” has a heartbeat, a slow rhythmic bass beat that carries the life of this track from one side to the next as it bops itself to its funk ideals; its own created body of swishing electric breaths, soft spacial funk fibres, and a charming vocal sound that creates the most charming person you’ve ever met.

It’s not just that the song makes for a good funk electric sound, but it also does the most important thing, it makes me press the loop button.




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TOTEK – I Remember

TOTEK

I Remember


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Jason Grishkoff

Published:
Oct 10, 2021

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Sounds like:

Andreya Triana,
Blue Six

Tags:

trip hop
,
uk garage
,
andreya triana

Why do we like this?

It’s Sunday night. Time to sit back and let some easy-going trip-hop/UK garage vibes carry you into the week ahead.

Good news is TOTEK’s hear to help you accomplish just that. Surprisingly, this highly polished track is TOTEK’s debut. The Australian act is made up of Allysha Joy and Max Dowling, two experienced musicians who clearly know what they’re doing.

I super dig the way they’ve blended together a few different styles here. It’s upbeat and loungey all at the same time, a combo I can totally see myself getting some before-the-week-starts work done to.

Hopefully you’ll agree.




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Far Caspian – Attempt

Far Caspian

Attempt


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Published:
Oct 09, 2021

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Sounds like:

Jaguar Sun,
Low Hum,
Day Wave

Tags:

indie rock
,
indie folk
,
pop rock

Why do we like this?

The Documentary on My VHS

A montage of sunlight noises and god ray instrumentation gives the natural lighting of this track an immensely fantastical feel.

I often like bonding the two senses of sight and sound together because it’s never easy to create a sound that makes you see something. It’s spiritual in a way when a track makes the sounds into sights. “Attempt” creates somewhat of a dual visual — it reminds me of a nature documentary and yet it has the aesthetic of a home video montage. It’s a folky pop track with leather-strapped drums and spiderweb guitar strings.

“Attempt” is a truly good example of nature meets urban and it has a beautifully executed sight.




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Sam Evian – Time to Melt

Sam Evian

Time to Melt


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Mikky George

Published:
Oct 08, 2021

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Sounds like:

Andy Shauf,
Woods,
Bonny Doon

Tags:

funk
,
psychedelic
,
psychedelic pop

Why do we like this?

Your Ice Creams Melting Dali

An expressionistic sound that melts like velvet into an audio space of pure funk and psychedelia.

Most days, funk tends to be a more upbeat experience, something faster and more progressive you’d find in a psych track, but what “Time ro Melt” does is take that funk beat, that rhythm and slows it to a crawl, a beautifully enjoyable crawl, a crawl that goes right through the spinning dials of a clock in the warp. A melting feeling emanates through every second of this track.

The time to melt is now and it’s the best dissipation around.




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Sweet and Lonely – Feel Good

Sweet and Lonely

Feel Good


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Jami Selikow

Published:
Oct 08, 2021

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172

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Sounds like:

Steve Lacy,
Omar Apollo,
Still Woozy,
Triathalon

Tags:

indie rock
,
indie pop
,
dream pop

Why do we like this?

What better way to unwind after the week than with some laid-back, hip-hop-inspired bedroom pop?

Sweet and Lonely helps us feel good this Friday with new release “Feel Good.” It’s short, it’s sweet, and it gets you off your feet and onto that couch, hammock, backseat, or wherever you decide to take it easy for the weekend.

Said to be inspired by west coast hip hop, modern indie, and bedroom pop this Minneapolis artist and producer Nick Elstad (AKA Sweet and Lonely) is hitting us hard with those Friday feelings. On that note, it’s time to unwind and enjoy the music.




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James Vincent McMorrow – Planes in the Sky

James Vincent McMorrow

Planes in the Sky


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Mikky George

Published:
Oct 07, 2021

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166

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Sounds like:

Bear's Den,
Gregory Alan Isakov,
The Staves

Tags:

pop
,
folk
,
indie folk

Why do we like this?

ADHD AIR

An overactive imagination leads to misunderstanding and quirky joy in this bumping indie-folk joy ride.

You’d think a track about the overactive frustrations of an artist in the space of a relationship would be something far crazier than what this mesmerizing track pushes into the Imaginarium of your mind.

“Planes in the Sky” is a track that is as floaty as its exquisite titling – it’s a breezy track flying through the audio-sphere and landing, with no complications, in the sun-drenched weather of pure indie joy.

A joyful Journey and easy flight.




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spill tab – Grade A (Ft. JAWNY)

spill tab

Grade A (Ft. JAWNY)


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Mikky George

Published:
Oct 07, 2021

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176

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Sounds like:

Girlhouse,
Between Friends,
Payday

Tags:

pop
,
alt pop
,
alt

Why do we like this?

School Grades and Fruit Loops

“Grade A” is a dopamine-filled, youth-pop joyride with all the right hits for all the right vibes.

It’s a youthfully empowered track that not only creates a well-layered and joyfully structured sound, but it also takes all the feelings we felt in high school and boosts it up to 110 to get you bopping…and yes it succeeds.

It’s whispy but also hard-hitting. Basically, it’s all the things you need for a purely joyful trip of dopamine and fun.




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aboynamedblu – where lucy said

aboynamedblu

where lucy said


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Published:
Oct 06, 2021

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Sounds like:

The Neighbourhood,
Declan McKenna

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the neighbourhood
,
alt-indie
,
declan mckenna

Why do we like this?

Strange Lights On The N55

A creeping vine of haunting vocals and beaming instrumentation that slowly leads to a bone-shattering finale.

There is a vastly euphoric feeling when listening to something immensely ’90s in its presentation and yet 2000’s in its execution. These were formative years for many (if not specifically my) growth in taste and understanding when it came to music.

With “where lucy said,” aboynamedblu takes a feeling of detachment and anguishes a sonic journey through everything pop culture and the all-powerful emotional breakdown of pure teenage anger.

It’s pop culture pain at its finest.




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Son Step – Hissing Sauna

Son Step

Hissing Sauna


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Jami Selikow

Published:
Oct 06, 2021

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Sounds like:

Far Caspian,
Yot Club,
Day Wave

Tags:

indie rock
,
indie pop
,
experimental

Why do we like this?

I tend not to enjoy overly experimental music. Though what that is, I’m not entirely sure. Is there a way to measure the level of experimentation in a creative endeavor? Perhaps someone, somewhere, could formulate something, but for this plain pleb (me), I stick with the more caveman-mentality of ‘I like’ or ‘I don’t like.’

This leads to a rather simple breakdown:
Experimental music — ‘I don’t like.’
Son Step’s “Hissing Sauna” — ‘I like.’

That “Hissing Sauna” is an experimental track has left me rather perplexed, as though the aforementioned caveman mentality has hit itself over the head with its well-worn club.

It is with thanks to Son Step, that I have had to evolve, realizing that I do indeed like experimental music, but only on the condition that it has been done right. And Son Step has done it so very right…so much so that I have laid down my club and began wielding a fork, I can also now harness fire to cook food. The evolution that takes place at the hands of a good song is a wild ride I tell you!

“Hissing Sauna” marks the second release from the upcoming EP, New Ears, created in collaboration with Cincinnati-based drummer and avid sonic experimenter, Ben Sloan (WHY?, The National, Naytronix.)




Jami Selikow

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Ellur – Burn It All Down

Ellur

Burn It All Down


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Author:

Mikky George

Published:
Oct 06, 2021

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16

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Sounds like:

girlhouse,
girlinred,
EEVAH

Tags:

female vocalist
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indie pop
,
pop

Why do we like this?

I Burnt The Letters Into Hearts

A melancholic and jaded track that makes for a sudden onset of joyful sadness, that can only be possible with some honest lyrics and inspirational pop sounds.

A track that tries and very easily succeeds in “audiospacing” the purest feeling of someone jaded and hurt by jealousy. It makes for an experience you won’t get anywhere anytime soon and also delivers on the most simple of rules of pop — “don’t lose the happy.”

Yes, this is a track weighted with immense prose and theme, but it’s also layered by years and years of joy and an understanding of the fact that time heals all things and you should just bop out to the best track this side of sad.




Mikky George

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Lo Ghost – Fetch Me In The Morning

Lo Ghost

Fetch Me In The Morning


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Author:

Mikky Noire

Published:
Oct 04, 2021

Total plays:

24

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Sounds like:

LCD Soundsystem,
Arcade Fire,
Biig Piig,
The Killers

Tags:

Electronic
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indie pop
,
synth-pop

Why do we like this?

The Shattered Neon Gets Hungry

A synth-rock alt-pop anthem on new age anguish takes you from the floor to the ceiling in a vibrating chandelier of neon comfort and pulsing hope.

Something that’s always been a talent of Lo-ghost is their ability to write the personable anthem. The story of the many told for the singular…or vice versa.

“Fetch Me In The Morning” takes the great dip (whether global or personal, past or present) and from the shattered neon of its aftermath, makes an alt-synth kaleidoscope, that not only picks you up and dusts you off but covers you in LED electro and glitter pop. It’s a track that is as uplifting as it is overwhelming and as gigantic as it is humble.

The shattered neon gets hungry, and this Is the anthem it eats.




Mikky Noire

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LEISURE – Miles Away

LEISURE

Miles Away


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Author:

Jami Selikow

Published:
Oct 04, 2021

Total plays:

161

Saved:
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Sounds like:

Neil Frances,
Poolside,
NoMBe

Tags:

chillwave
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indie R&B
,
Poolside

Why do we like this?

There they stand, in a night-time garden, inventing love as the smoke from mouth billows into the cold air. A lover is gone, the memory remains, and though far, held very close in heart and thought.

LEISURE’s “Miles Away” takes the backdrop of laid-back R&B, electronica, and hints of ’70s funk upon which to hang the words ‘I’m miles away, but you’re still on my mind.’

With “Miles Away,” LEISURE gives us more of what we’ve come to know and love from this New Zealand quintet. If you want more, which you will, you can find it, alongside 4 other tracks, on Side B, their new EP crafted during a trip to France. Enjoy.




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Slow Pulp – In Too Deep

Slow Pulp

In Too Deep


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Author:

Nara Schneider

Published:
Oct 01, 2021

Total plays:

94

Saved:
1 times

Sounds like:

Wolf Alice,
Nectar,
Black Honey

Tags:

indie rock
,
rock
,
wolf alice

Why do we like this?

A song originally performed by Canadian rock band Sum 41, “In Too Deep” is an early 2000s banger that gets quite the upgrade by the Illinois-based indie-rock band Slow Pulp.

Emily Masser’s vocals are absolutely perfect for the song and the introduction of an electronic drum kit at the beginning fits wonderfully before the first chorus which satisfyingly implodes into an angsty wall of crashes and crunchy guitar.

Slow Pulp successfully revamped the instant classic without losing a smidge of its initial charm, maintaining an excited energy with some more contemporary introductions without the 2000s pop-punk accent of the original.




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