quietwater, quietwater

quietwater, quietwater

California-based duo Quietwater might not be releasing their debut self-titled EP until the 16th, but – not to brag or anything – we’ve got the exclusive streaming premiere. This 4-track stunner is filled to the brim with percussive intensity, gorgeous, full strings, and boasts a mood mysterious, frantic, and calming, somehow, all at once. Admits the duo:”This EP is very dear to my heart and I’m delighted to finally get it out to the world. Stay tuned for more to come.”

So, if you’re jonesing for some new music for your earholes, check out the magic of Quietwater.

Keep up with Quietwater here.

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monica aben, “the beginning of things”

monica aben, “the beginning of things”

Though we have to wait until November 16th to add Monica Aben‘s “The Beginning of Things” to our music library, you don’t see us over here pouting. That’s because the Venice-based songstress is sharing her new single exclusively with imperfect Fifth. Right here, right now.

“The Beginning of Things” is a delicate love song, poetic and intense in its existence. It examines a love in relation to the stars, a song that’s so lovely it’s impossible to ignore. Never mind the piano work involved, which is so mellifluous we want to dance on each note.

Check it out – and prepare to appreciate whatever love you have right now – below!

Keep up with Monica Aben here.

vern matz, “systematically gone”

vern matz, “systematically gone”

Indie rock trio Vern Matz – comprised of Danny Belgrad, Michael Lituchy, Noah Silvestry – may hail from New Haven, Connecticut, but their songwriting hits you at your core no matter where you spent your formative years. Explains the band of the track:

“Systematically Gone” was recorded in a small town in Connecticut, where we lived off of vegetarian chili for a few days. It was produced and mixed by Peter Katis, a longtime collaborator with The National and dedicated soup consumer. In “Systematically Gone”, our character has reached a breaking point, and it’s unclear what the next step forward is. It’s like being in an ice cream shop where all the flavors are sherbet and you hate sherbet and your relationship is falling apart.

If you’ve ever questioned a decision or two in life – and I know we all have – this song will be something you hold close. It’s meandering, mellifluous soundscape will keep you feeling safe and warm in the autumn months, as you seek to clear up whatever road blocks you may be experiencing. Check it here, first, below!

Keep up with Vern Matz here.

joe kaplow, “allison”

joe kaplow, “allison”

Santa Cruz-based indie folk artist Joe Kaplow has been digging into a musician’s life on the road. His latest single – “Allison” – which finds its premiere right here, right now, was actually inspired by a woman he met on his adventures in Baltimore. Their meeting sparked a whirlwind romance, detailed in this gorgeous, delicate new track. “Allison” is introspective, allowing its listener to go on this specific audible adventure with Kaplow, as well as really giving them a post-relationship evaluation to rival their own. Driven by acoustic guitar, the percussion layers in slowly and is intricate and beautiful in its existence.

Keep up with Joe Kaplow here.

rory gillanders, “waiting”

rory gillanders, “waiting”

We can’t wait until tomorrow. Tomorrow is Friday, it’s the last day of the work week – except for some of us, who never have a day off, of course – and Irish newcomer Rory Gillanders is releasing his new track “Waiting” along with its music video. Luckily enough, Imperfect Fifth fans don’t have to wait, as we’ve got the exclusive premiere of that music video right here for you to feast your eyes on, a day early!

“Waiting” displays Rory’s acoustic live performance style, with shots of him performing alone outside are interwoven with scenes of a love story between two young people, and the feelings of loss after that relationship ends is also witnessed. It perfectly depicts the bittersweet nostalgia of the memory of a great love. The video is gorgeously presented, heartbreaking and yet full of hope.

Keep up with Rory Gillanders here.

big spirit, “spanish avenue”

big spirit, “spanish avenue”

New York-based indie pop collective Big Spirit has a little treat up their sleeve for us. The music video for their track “Spanish Avenue” – off their Get This album – is ready for your curious eyes, and we have the exclusive premiere! The steady beat – provided by fast percussion – sets the tone, the video dark and brooding. The song itself is reminiscent of an 80’s dream, the visual something that fits in quite well, displaying singer Sed Pepper’s performance tactics… and, of course, his dance skills. The video seems intimate, focusing on Pepper as he sings directly into your soul.

Keep up with Big Spirit here.