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new spell, of time, part ii

San Francisco-based dark indie pop duo New Spell - comprised of Leanne Kelly and Jacob Frautschi - dropped their 4-track EP Of Time, Part II today, and we've got your exclusive sneak peek at the release in its entirety. While aspects of "You Win" feel electronic - the...

smoke season, “hot damn”

Los Angeles-based electro-soul duo Smoke Season - comprised of Gabrielle Wortman and Jason Rosen - is at it again with their new single "Hot Damn", a hard-hitting, sultry dream of a song. Filled to the brim with pop culture references, the song tracks an infatuation -...

active bird community, amends

Are you into quirky, emotional, indie rock music? Because Active Bird Community - and their brand new album Amends, out today - could really do the trick for you. The Brooklyn-based collective has been creating their brand of alternative music together since 2005 when...

darryl rahn @ rockwood music hall

Rockwood Music Hall in Manhattan's Lower East Side was packed to the brim on September 1st. Darryl Rahn took the stage to support the release of his latest album entitled Making Strangers. Darryl's personality and demeanor lend him a unconscious honesty, and his stage...

pyra, “regret me”

After being crowned by Apple Music as their Best New Artist in 2016, with a million-plus plays of her music, Pyra has gone from strength to strength. For her latest outing the self confessed ‘solar soul’ has teamed up with indie label Absent Mind. Together they bring...

fickle friends, “broken sleep”

Brighton-based indie pop quintet Fickle Friends recently released a synth-driven, flurry of sound in the form of their track "Broken Sleep". The new song just so happens to be the title track of their debut EP on Palmeira Records. "Broken Sleep" is smooth as honey in...

unknown caller, “sayonara”

It's mid-week and we need a mood boosting song. Fear not, as self-proclaimed "midnight pop" musician Unknown Caller's new track "Sayonara" fits the bill exactly. Light as air, synth-fueled melodies dance around his high ranging vocals to make your heart melt in only...

haerts, “no love for the wild”

New York by way of Munich indie pop duo HAERTS - comprised of Nini Fabi and Benjamin Gebert - has taken synth-flooded ballads to another level with their new track "No Love for the Wild". Explains Nini of the track, "'No Love for the Wild' is about a love that is...

cayucas, “jessica wj”

From the first lines of "Jessica WJ", the listener gets a nostalgic feeling as they quickly move their hips to the contagious pop melody. And you can taste the Santa Monica sunset in the track, something the twin brothers of Cayucas who live in Santa Monica may or may...

ishani, “dark angel”

If you're searching for a little spark of badass in your soundscape today, indie musician Ishani's new track "Dark Angel". Her vocals range on the higher side, with beautiful instrumentation to match and bring a little more edge to the track. But what is important to...

sharky, “bold as brass”

Last week, London-based alt-pop songstress Sharky released her new single "Bold As Brass" with its accompanying psychedelic visual. Accompanying her high ranging vocals is a soulful vibe that carries the track through, as your soul melts along with the jazzy...

mkto, “how can i forget”

For those of you who have been asking, "What happened to MKTO?" after they dazzled us with upbeat single "Classic" and tickled our funny bones with "Goodbye Song", we've got an update for ya. The duo is back and ready to take us all by storm again with the music video...