slenderbodies, “away from you”

slenderbodies, “away from you”

Alternative indie band Slenderbodies made up of Max and Benji have done it again with their new hit single, “Away From You”. This smooth and dreamy tune will have you texting the person you love in a matter of minutes due to silky vocals and crisp background beats. If you could imagine a Glass Animals and LANY song child, you’d be left with this Slenderbodies masterpiece. Having caught the attention of millions on youtube, as well as major corporate support from Billboard, Notion, and Complex, it’s only a matter of time before they’re one of the major names in the indie-pop world. Who knows, maybe “Away From You” will be the track to launch them into the hearts of everyone.

Be sure to listen for yourself and keep up with the band and what they’re doing here!

petra, “into the sun”

petra, “into the sun”

For those looking to escape the monotony of the corporate world and lose themselves in a universe of bouncing bubbly beats PETRA’s new single, “Into the Sun” is the perfect track. With honest vocals exclaiming the need to break free of corporate chains and pursue a life of creativity and freedom this song will have you nodding along to the beat in no time. A catchy tune with easily learned lyrics you’ll want to have this song on your playlist for the rest of summer. Plus, as the debut single from the upcoming album, Dancing Without You, listeners are able to get their first taste for what magic PETRA will bring in the future. Available for streaming on July 15, “Into the Sun” reminds us to take the leap of faith into our creative dreams and not let fear hold us back from doing what it is we love the most in the world.

For more on PETRA click here.

soft people, “tender”

soft people, “tender”

California based indie-pop duo Soft People give off massive retro vibes in their new single “Tender” being released on July 12. In this track, the traditional husband-husband combination of Caleb Nichols and John Metz is met with the impressive drumming of Pat Spurgeon from Rogue Waves creating a timeless song to be enjoyed by all. With a roller-disco type feel this song will have you nodding your head in appreciation of its upbeat yet twisted melody. The angsty lyrics remnant of 80’s powerhouse bands such as The Smiths and The Cure remind listeners how important it is to stay soft in a world where being tough seems to be the only option. “Tender” influences listeners to believe that it’s better to show love every day than to give in to the hard times we are all living in. With creative masterpieces like “Tender” coming onto the scene, it’s hard to be anything but excited for the future of Soft People.

Keep up with Soft People here.

the fuss, “siamese twin”

the fuss, “siamese twin”

The Fuss, an indie alt band out of Des Moines, Iowa did not disappoint with their new single “Siamese Twin”. This four-man group composed of Matt Nelson, Ben Waldschmitt, Joey Lyons and Dave Palmer is quickly making a name for themselves with their eclectic and energetic sound. Be prepared to feel as if you’re an astronaut floating through outer space with “Siamese Twin”. The eastern tones featured underneath silky smooth lyrics provide for a relaxing, slow-head nodding melody. Good for a drive with friends, chilling on the couch, or blasted over a lake, “Siamese Twin” is a must-have tune for your summer playlist. 

For more great music from The Fuss make sure to check them out here.

**photo by alyssa leicht

mega bog, dolphine

mega bog, dolphine

Mega Bog’s seventh album Dolphine gives listeners a ride through an auditory kaleidoscope with abstract and trippy sound coming out in every track. Get ready to picture yourself running barefoot through a field or swimming in a pool of seltzer water as singer Erin Birgy brings incredible vocal control with every song. This album could be played in a coffee shop or on a dance floor with its versatile and ever-changing melodies, giving listeners a hidden gem within the beat of every track.

Opening with “For the Old World” we are sent onto a mystic journey until the 30th second when the song takes a turn towards modern jazz. Then in “I Hear You Listening (to the Bug on My Wall)” we’re slowed down with an acoustic guitar strumming pattern that could leave you in a trance. “Diary of a Rose” is the longest track on the album, driven by the sound of chimes and lyrics dedicated to days of the past. The title track “Dolphine” opens with an upbeat and staccato electronic sound which moves the listener forward only to be swept up by Erin’s angelic and celestial voice. “Spit in the Eye of the Fire King” is the most unique song on the album, standing out among the rest as not only a duet with Ash Rickli but it also features a folk twang to it. “Truth in the Wild” tells a two-part story of a western style love that is broken up in “Shadows Break” where native whistling can be eerily felt next to the fading nature sounds and sad lyrics. In “Untitled (with ‘C’)” we’re transported back to the ethereal world of the tracks of the beginning. “Fwee Again” proves to be just as playful as its name being the only instrumental song on the whole album, and it doesn’t waste any time showing you. Finishing up with “Waiting in the Story” listeners can expect to enjoy a guitar-heavy vibe with harmonization in many octaves from singer Erin. 

Saying to have written this album due to, “a myriad of overwhelming emotions” it’s no wonder we get so many different tempos and styles of songs. You can truly expect to be taken on a journey of self-discovery throughout this work. Let yourself float away and enjoy the dissonant and acoustic vibes given to us in this wonderful new album from Mega Bog. 

Keep up with Mega Bog here.