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Spine of Man – “Vampires”

Spine of Man is a power-pop trio from Copenhagen, Denmark, with multiple influences within the same realm showing between verse and chorus; while the verse resonates with the melancholic jangle-pop of The Smiths, the chorus lun...
 
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Brand New Moon – “Icaro”

“Icaro”, from London trio Brand New Moon, pursues an invitingly exotic route from the get-go, with the sound of bird chirping leading into lush bossa nova-like rhythms and Steely Dan-inspired guitar stylings. The lu...

 
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My Empire Of Sound – “Scandinavian Summer”

“Scandinavian Summer” was written by Scandinavian duo My Empire Of Sound in the Swedish highlands; the natural beauty of that setting has seeped into their music as well. Delicate pianos and vocals from frontwoman S...
 
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Maison Hall – “You Dropped Your Keys”

As any great song is liable to do, “You Dropped Your Keys”, from Brisbane music collective Maison Hall, forces you to listen more than once to grasp everything that’s going on. And between the poetic lyrics, h...

 
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Baron & Byrne – “Silver Beetle”

Despite the two names, Baron & Byrne is actually the moniker for one Joe Doris, a London-based singer-songwriter. “Silver Beetle” showcases Doris’ haunting harmonies, sounding straight out of the psych-po...
 
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Blahvocado – “Gold Park”

Blahvocado is the nom de plume of Matt Pignatore, who writes and records everything in his apartment in Burlington, Vermont. The music itself may be recorded in close quarters, but “Gold Park” is a spacious track th...

 
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ANiMALSOUL – “I Want”

Hip-hop instrumentals meet alternative rock on “I Want” from West Texas quartet ANiMALSOUL. The disparate combination feels natural and refreshing here, primarily due to the group’s glistening knack for sensua...
 
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The Moonlight Club – “Words In Gold”

The Moonlight Club is a band of extremes. The Montreal-based trio’s song “Words In Gold” jumps from brooding verses to a chorus that flows with confidently soaring glee, chugging along in jangle-pop bliss. Fro...

 
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Bad Feelings – “Do You Wanna Get High”

Los Angeles duo Bad Feelings cite Arctic Monkeys and The Killers as bands they admire; both influences come into the mix on their single “Do You Wanna Get High”. The stomping beat and those reverbed guitars that dri...
 
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Blank Waves – “Changing Suns”

The Blank Waves by Blank Waves If LSD had a sound, it would probably be something like “Changing Sun”, the new track from psychedelic electronica trio Blank Waves. The Phoenix band’s bizarre soundscapes are si...