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TRACK OF THE WEEK: Girl Gaze “Suddenly”

It’s time to accept this summer’s end with the autumn equinox quickly approaching this Sunday. New Paltz five-piece Girl Gaze, formed out of a childhood friendship between Izzy Deranieri and Michaela Passero in Izzy’s basement during the winter of 2017,...

TRACK OF THE WEEK: Big Bliss “Surface”

Earlier this week, Brooklyn’s hardest working post-punk band Big Bliss released “Surface,” the first single from their upcoming record At Middle Distance. Its melodic bass line and swirling jangly guitars create an anxiety-ridden nostalgic fog for the first two...

TRACK OF THE WEEK: Bus “Bug Eyed Freak”

    Is the summer heat making you go buggy? I don’t know how the weather has been in L.A., but in New York  in the past few weeks have been hot enough to turn us all into bug...

TRACK OF THE WEEK: Smokescreens “The Lost Song”

Today LA’s Smokescreens release their debut record Used to Yesterday via Slumberland Records. They released this single “The Lost Song,” which was actually a lost demo from the band’s beginnings, earlier this week. Its galloping rhythm, melodic bass, and...

TRACK OF THE WEEK: Lost Boy ? “96”

  Davey Jones, the prolific mastermind behind experimental bedroom pop project Lost Boy ?, put out my favorite new summer jam this week! Listening to “96” after scrolling through too many friends’ family vacation photos and recovering from an ice...

TRACK OF THE WEEK + INTERVIEW: Elli Perry “Without You”

I saw Elli Perry for the first time in 2010 or 2011 (back when Brooklyn seemed to be at the height of its chillwave/synth-pop ’80s revival), wailing her lungs out with an acoustic guitar. I was too insecure and...

TRACK OF THE WEEK: Why Bonnie “Made of Paper”

  You can’t escape your past or the skin you’re born into. Blair Howerton of Austin, TX bedroom pop outfit Why Bonnie delivers this harsh reality in an unexpectedly uplifting package on “Made of Paper,” the latest single from the...

TRACK OF THE WEEK: The Royal They “Say Less”

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TRACK OF THE WEEK: Wendy Rae Fowler “Svengali”

  This week, just when I was craving a Christmas album written by David Lynch, former We Fell to Earth member Wendy Rae Fowler premiered “Svengali,” the first single from her solo album Warped. Call me a conspiracy theorist, but I’ve...

TRACK OF THE WEEK: Jesse “De-pression”

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TRACK OF THE WEEK: Tove Styrke “Say My Name”

[fusion_builder_container hundred_percent=”yes” overflow=”visible”][fusion_builder_row][fusion_builder_column type=”1_1″ background_position=”left top” background_color=”” border_size=”” border_color=”” border_style=”solid” spacing=”yes” background_image=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” padding=”” margin_top=”0px” margin_bottom=”0px” class=”” id=”” animation_type=”” animation_speed=”0.3″ animation_direction=”left” hide_on_mobile=”no” center_content=”no” min_height=”none”] Maybe it’s the glacial run-off, but something in Sweden’s water seems to nurture brilliance in...

TRACK OF THE WEEK: Nite Jewel “Real High”

[fusion_builder_container hundred_percent=”yes” overflow=”visible”][fusion_builder_row][fusion_builder_column type=”1_1″ background_position=”left top” background_color=”” border_size=”” border_color=”” border_style=”solid” spacing=”yes” background_image=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” padding=”” margin_top=”0px” margin_bottom=”0px” class=”” id=”” animation_type=”” animation_speed=”0.3″ animation_direction=”left” hide_on_mobile=”no” center_content=”no” min_height=”none”] For those of us still recovering from yesterday’s unofficial holiday, the latest track from L.A.-based...

TRACK OF THE WEEK: Cotillon “Alex’s Room”

Starting off with distorted guitar and indistinguishable background conversation, Cotillon’s latest single “Alex’s Room” sets listeners up for relaxation and nostalgia with this chill, fuzzy garage rock tune. It also may have listeners wondering, who is Alex, and why is anyone in...

TRACK OF THE WEEK: Sigrid, “Don’t Kill My Vibe”

Within seconds of Sigrid’s “Don’t Kill My Vibe,” the Norwegian pop star has effectively communed with every woman in the world. “You shut me down/You like the control,” she sings in the opening measures. “You speak to me like...

TRACK OF THE WEEK: Bleached “Can You Deal?”

Jennifer Clavin has a stern message for rock critics, and it comes in the form of the latest single from her band Bleached, “Can You Deal?” It’s the title track from a forthcoming four-song EP (which will be out on...

TRACK OF THE WEEK: San Fermin, “Bride”

It’s a good day when you stumble upon new music from San Fermin, and this week they’ve delivered “Bride,” from their upcoming album, Belong. It’s a poignant snapshot of social anxiety—something so many of us have dealt with in some capacity—which made...

TRACK OF THE WEEK: Your Friend “Radio Silence”

On Tuesday, Your Friend released a cover of James Blake’s “Radio Silence,” a haunting, dreamy rendition of the song. “I can’t believe that you don’t want to see me,” Taryn Miller repeats over and over. She leaves space for another to answer,...

TRACK OF THE WEEK: LA VIEW “Flashlight”

Is there a better way to start your weekend than with an incredibly danceable track? We’d like to present you with LA VIEW’s “Flashlight” for your eager consideration. “Flashlight” is a collaboration between Finland-born, London-based songstress Venior and the...

TRACK OF THE WEEK: Perhapsy “All My Soul Swallowed”

Perhapsy is the main musical project of Derek Barber, a musician from Oakland, CA who has also contributed to bands like Astronauts, etc., In Watermelon Sugar, Chyristian Rawk, Anna Ash and The Winston Jazz Routine. “All My Soul Swallowed” is the first...

TRACK OF THE WEEK: Chic Gamine “Light A Match”

Chic Gamine are a revamped, French-Canadian version of a classic girl-group: Three voices that sing in harmony, adding layer upon layer to one unwavering line, breaking off in separate tendrils before twisting together again. On their upcoming album, Light A...

TRACK OF THE WEEK: Controller “Midnight Man”

It’s Labor Day. The end of summer, time for last call and make outs with the friend you’ve been eyeing all these hot months. Our Track of the Week “Midnight Man” is the new single from NYC-based Controller. With layers of synths and resulting...

TRACK OF THE WEEK: Vacationer “Go Anywhere (TAPES Remix)”

Where are you going for summer vacation? Well, Vacationer wants to take you on a trip via a new remix of “Go Anywhere,” a track from last year’s release Relief. TAPES, an experimental electronic artist, transformed the track  into a sultry song for the...