• Single: Ditch Days – Private Eyes

    Single: Ditch Days – Private Eyes

    “Private Eyes” is the lead single from Ditch Days’ sophomore album. It’s both a comeback to the recording studio and the beginning of a new chapter in the band’s journey. Guided by mysterious vocals, satin synths sparkling guitars, the sensual atmosphere serves as a Backdrop to talk about a commonplace in many relationships: suspicion. A […]

  • Album:phoneswithchords – cut the kid

    Album:phoneswithchords – cut the kid

    “cut the kid” is a concept album about kids growing up in rural America. It was recorded with a pawn shop guitar and an old Mac computer. Each song is a voice, a story. “cut the kid” released on the bedroom pop label Z Tapes Records on March 13th, 2022. You can also stream it […]

  • LP:Wandering Years – Pocket Songs

    LP:Wandering Years – Pocket Songs

    Pocket Songs is the new 10-song release from Brooklyn’s Wandering Years. Written and recorded at home during lockdown from 2020-2022, the album features a compilation of short-and-sweet tracks with earnest, heart-on-your sleeve songwriting, catchy hooks, and lo-fi bedroom production. Fans of Elliott Smith, Bill Callahan, and Alex G will vibe with the fragile, honest songwriting […]

  • Single: Subsonic Eye – Unearth

    Single: Subsonic Eye – Unearth

    The Singaporean noise rock band, Subsonic Eye, shares a new single “Unearth” to wrap up their third full-length album, ‘Nature of Things’ – due January 15 on both cassette and vinyl. Unearth, a noisy indie rock comprised of various signature and tempo alterations with surreal tone, portrays the quintet making sense of their place in […]

  • Video: The Day – We Killed Our Hearts

    Video: The Day – We Killed Our Hearts

    Dutch-German dream-pop duo, The Day reflect on loss and heartbreak on their new video for ‘We Killed Our Hearts.’ Beautifully shot on 16mm film, the song explores various emotional themes over a textured beat and ethereal vocals, reminiscent of early 90s bands like Mazzy Star, Slowdive and Lush. The pair detail the video: “This song […]

  • Yellow House – Nobody Home

    Yellow House – Nobody Home

    Yellow House has answered the call for new music from his rapidly growing cult following. “Nobody Home” is a single off his debut LP ‘Mania / Post Mania.’ Nobody Home is a declaration of self-preservation. The artist announces his disillusion with the surrounding world, and proceeds to ensue a state of social and physical isolation. The artist assures the […]

  • Single: STACEY – One Woman

    Single: STACEY – One Woman

    Toronto singer-songwriter, STACEY shares “One Woman,” the third single off her forthcoming debut full-length album Saturn Return (due early 2021). With swooping guitar layers over a breezy beat, the song is a prescient expression of feeling frustrated in the face of seemingly insurmountable challenges. STACEY · One Woman STACEY says about the inspiration behind the song, “‘One Woman’ grapples with the inevitable feelings […]

  • Video: Firesites – Chemicals

    Video: Firesites – Chemicals

    ‘Chemicals’ presents a new direction for Firesites. Centred around its signature synth hook, the track creates a dreamy soundscape with a soothing atmosphere. Waterworth’s understated vocals and warbly guitars bring a melancholic undercurrent to the verses, whilst a groovy bassline and unapologetically catchy melody permeate the chorus. Lyrically, the song touches upon themes of consumerism […]

  • Song Recs: Slow Pulp – Idaho / Old Flame – Limbs / Madget Nightly – Please

  • Single: Derek Simpson – Naked Forever

    Single: Derek Simpson – Naked Forever

    While many of us have been caught in a vicious loop of procrastination, Derek Simpson has been steadily churning out new material. Earlier this year, Simpson released their hypnotic slow jam “Hide + Seek”,  a free album and short film “bad_connection,” and minimalist nu-disco gem “Sofia.” Today, Simpson returns with “Naked Forever”, a bubbly reflection […]

  • Video: Papi Shiitake – Smile

    Video: Papi Shiitake – Smile

    Papi Shiitake debuted their second single, “Smile” alongside the details for their upcoming EP, Quarantine Dream, out October 16th on Trash Casual Records. “Smile” is a super hazy, shoegaze anthem about feeling like you’re not good enough and still having to get up and face the day. Reverb-drenched guitars accompany soft and dreamy vocals that traipse over pocketed percussion […]

  • Single: Glom – Fungus

    Single: Glom – Fungus

    Glom · Fungus Brooklyn based fuzzy alt rock band, Glom, releases “Fungus”, the third single from their sophomore LP ‘Merit’ due out in the Fall. Fungus is about drowning in the aftermath of rejection. Unable to fully process what’s happened, it is easy to just move on without reflecting; however, that only allows for the […]

  • Single: Tim Atlas – Cold Shoulder

    Single: Tim Atlas – Cold Shoulder

    Tim Atlas · Cold Shoulder Los Angeles-based artist, Tim Atlas releases a new single, “Cold Shoulder.” It’s the first single from his forthcoming EP, which Atlas penned, recorded, and mixed the track himself. With a brilliant network of R&B-infused indie-pop and woozy atmospherics, Atlas skillfully blends analog and digital sounds with steady grooves. Citing influences from […]

  • Single: Charlie Bennett – Is This Falling?

    Single: Charlie Bennett – Is This Falling?

    Charlie Bennett returns with his single “Is This Falling?” Marking an evolution from his usual minimalistic music production (usually consisting of a live recording of acoustic guitar and vocals), ‘Is This Falling?’ includes a dreamy electric guitar solo, lullaby-like vocal harmonies, and soothing synth chords. “I was heavily inspired by my discovery of Bruno Major […]

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