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Ashley Koett – “Bye Bye Baby”

“Bye Bye Baby” washes in like a hazy daydream with slacker-rock guitar chords reminiscent of Mac Demarco’s meandering soundscapes. Ashley Koett’s clear and striking vocals amble along meditative melodies...
 
Rock
 

Stello – “Even If I Don’t”

Sultry vocals and meditative guitar chords calmly open Stello’s new track “Even If I Don’t”. The melody has a slow progression into a silky sweet synth solo at the 02:35 mark, with guitar tones reminisce...

 
Rock
 

Mookie Morris – “When It All Falls Down”

Toronto-based Mookie Morris’ laid-back retro style is tranquilizing, soulful, and airy. His vocals are reminiscent of a slightly toned-down Deerhunter in his latest single “Let It All Fall Down”. Here, Morris ...
 
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The Ruminaters – “Mr. Bubbles”

If the old adage “never  take yourself too seriously” was a band, it would likely be The Ruminaters. Their easy-flowing psychedelic garage rock sound was born in Sydney, Australia, and on their new track they showca...

 
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Cary Singer – “Let Me Go”

Cary Singer is a one-man project from L.A. His newest track “Let Me Go” is a lo-fi dream pop darling, a serene crawl reminiscent of Cass McCombs’ atmospheric pull. “Let Me Go” begins with a leisure...
 
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Small Forward – “I’ve Been on Track”

Small Forward are a fresh lo-fi psych-pop trio based out of L.A. Twangy guitars begin “I’ve Been on Track” with a gently consuming southern-rock atmosphere. Distorted vocals string out the slow-moving guitar t...

 
Post-Punk + Shoegaze
 

Bodywash – “Nothing At All”

Montreal-based Bodywash produce a wonderfully gauzy form of nostalgia reflective of both dream-pop and shoegaze. Their track “Nothing At All” comes in with a slightly anxious key progression that’s contrasted ...
 
Rock
 

Spooky Mansion – “Gone Too Far”

Spooky Mansion are a quartet living the dream in San Francisco. They rehearse nights at an abandoned surf shop and record during the day in their garage. “Gone Too Far” begins with an easy-flowing surf rock guitar r...

 
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Melina Duterte – “Peach Boy”

Melina Duterte is a Bay Area-based dream-pop artist. Her new track “Peach Boy” is a gorgeous hodgepodge of styles from the early ’00s. The hazy atmosphere hovers over Arcade Fire-like anthemic exultation and e...
 
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Aural Fixation – “Embaume Moi” (ft. Eva B. Ross)

Aural Fixation is a capricious psych-pop duo from L.A. with a trippy, consuming sound. After a brief introduction in French, their track “Embaume Moi” starts flowing with a combination of gentle guitar strums and ha...