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André Salvador and the Von Kings – “Narrow Window”

Narrow Window (single) by André Salvador and the Von Kings André Salvador and the Von Kings is the nom de plume of Tim Cheplick, a Brooklyn-based multi-instrumentalist and one-man band. “Narrow Window”, from his deb...
 
Folk
 

Kyle Meadows – “Low Time Call”

It’s amazing sometimes what someone with only an acoustic guitar can do. Look back at Bob Dylan, Simon and Garfunkel, or the past decade or two alone – ranging from Elliott Smith to Dashboard Confessional. Charlesto...

 
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Violet Society – “NONSENSE”

Hailing from Manchester, U.K., rock duo Violet Society is a brother duo who transpose their classical guitar knowledge into their electric compositions. “NONSENSE”, a near-perfect example of this idea, gallops excit...
 
Electronic
 

Strange Familia – “Cheap Perfume” (ft. Pleasant Pictures)

Over the past couple years there’s been a growing fascination with indietronica and – more specifically – soultronica, which features  R&B-inspired vocals over polished synthesized beats. Some of the more ...

 
Dream-Pop + Shoegaze
 

Swimming Tapes – “Souvenirs”

With a keen ear for melody, London quintet Swimming Tapes have found dream-pop bliss on their single “Souvenirs”. Layered guitars that sound straight out of the ’90s shoegaze era (albeit with a lot less fuzz) ...
 
Dream-Pop + Shoegaze
 

Sister Wanzala – “Bleach”

“Bleach” from alternative trio Sister Wanzala succeeds in merging the group’s seemingly disparate musical influences. The brothers who make up the Bradford, UK outfit cite everyone from Steely Dan to D’A...

 
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PALMSY – “You’re Far Too Cool For Me”

Holland rock outfit PALMSY might be hundreds of miles from their namesake trees, but they harness that sunny energy into their latest single “You’re Far Too Cool For Me”. PALMSY’s sound treads the line b...
 
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The Slow Sliders – “I Know It’s You”

If “I Know It’s You” is any indication, The Slow Sliders take their name to heart; the group from Lesneven, France craft a jangly shade of indie-rock cool that’s immediately likable and gripping. The tra...

 
Electronic
 

Kauf – “Through the Yard”

On the tantalizing “Through the Yard”, producer and singer Kauf (aka Ronald Kaufman) creates an atmosphere that’s both archaic and futuristic; that may sound like a contradiction, but the various nostalgic and...
 
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Mons Vi – “Falling”

Like any New York City rock band worth its salt, Mons Vi has grit. The Brooklyn outfit, masterminded by Matthew Hershoff, draws influence from Big Apple forefathers like the Strokes and  the Velvet Underground. “Falling&#...