London-based rock collective Amber Run – comprised of Tomas Sperring, Joshua Keogh, and Henry Wyeth – just released their latest track “Carousel”, and we have to admit that we’re quite smitten. Opening with slow, careful vocals. In comes the instrumentals, notable percussion, and then that insane bass. The song has absolute staying potential, and Top 10 single” written all over it. (Just a note: I’ve literally never claimed that about a song.)
Keep up with Amber Run here.
Recently, Samuel Proffitt and Yoke Lore partnered on a track release, and we’re all about it. Seriously, take indie electronic musician Samuel Proffitt and pair him with the talents of indie alternative favorite Yoke Lore, and you’ve got the gorgeous, echoing sounds of “Stringnoise”. A meandering, delicate track, there is a hard-hitting quality to it, glittered with the magic of the season in each note.
We probably don’t have to convince you at this point, but it’s definitely worth a listen.
You can wait through the hours and days for the dark nights to find you
Silicon weights on your neck every day don’t trigger the good man inside you
Make it hot sweat, feel it in your chest
Put it in a body maybe that will save us
Before you get a heart, you gotta get taken apart
Keep up with Yoke Lore here and Samuel Proffitt here.
The first few lines bring quite a bit of nostalgia with them, as Brooklyn’s Mount Hudson (David Yim) leads us into his new single “Write a Book”. The layers of feel good instrumentals really help us ring in the holidays the right way, as we’re inspired by his lyrics and ability to create his own piece of magic for us to carry with us wherever we go.
Keep up with Mount Hudson here.
Though Cole Guerra has found success with previous musical endeavors, his latest project – titled I Am Casting – is ready and rearing to release its debut project, an album titled Carnival Barkers. We’ve got the exclusive premiere of the next taste of this collection with brand new track “Clay”. A relatively upbeat song, there are points where it meanders a bit, making it the perfect track to play in the background of a small get together. You can hear hints of Train and Bob Dylan in his sound, though it is completely his own. This is especially evident with the percussive nature of some of the guitar chords, a sound that is just different enough to take hold of your eardrums and carry you away.
It’s time to let “Clay” do that. Get lost in its sound.
Keep up with I Am Casting here.
We’re still singing the catchy “Single-Minded” from Anna Mae. She has now treated us to a brand new single via the Swedish platform Snafu Records, “You Might Be Better.” There is something effortless about the Nashville singer/songwriter’s style, and it is pulling in an audience from across the globe.
This tune is deliciously melodic and has just enough natural groove to keep it moving forward. In the meantime, Anna Mae’s empowering vocals sit over the top and provide another engaging narrative to support its musical content.
Check out this one here.
Grunge-pop musician talker recently released her soft, mellifluous new track “Intimidated”. The robust range of her vocals is impressive, especially with the control she has over them. With a slight bit of rasp, she delivers the song in a heart-wrenching and infinitely relatable way. Wait for that instrumental buildup around the 2 minute mark, and you have a new anthem to jam to, speakers as loud as they get.
Pure honesty. What intimidates you?
Keep up with talker here.