Monday, May 22, 2017

gorgeous bully - HOLSTEN - 2017

bedroom pop | DIY | lo-fi

Saturday, May 20, 2017

adult mom - Soft Spots - 2017


It's For Us - Come With Me - 2017

Riff ladened Swedish indie pop with gorgeous female vocals powering this music from within.

Peaness - Are You Sure? - 2017

Female driven indie pop… Jangle yourself through the day!

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Jason Bajada - Blondie / In What World Do You Savages Live Where You Thought I'd Be Cool? - 2017

singer songwriter | indie

Sunday, May 14, 2017

METRIC - Mother - 2013

James Shaw and Emily Haines of METRIC cover John Lennon's "Mother" at The Magic Shop Recording Studio in New York City.

Phosphorescent - This Land Is Your Land - 2017

Somebody out there on the internet had made a collage of footage 
Of thousands of folks singing this song together at Bernie Sanders rallies 
Voices raised together in a spirit of generosity; 
Then juxtaposed it with footage from Trump rallies from that time 
People punching, spitting, yelling 
So much hate and anger 
So much ugliness; 
Everyone at ease with the empty mean-ness of it all; 
Everyone agreeing on impotent vile-ness 
As basic human-ness 

Thursday, May 11, 2017

lotte kestner - best of covers '16​-​'17 - 2017

A wonderful collection of angelic covers spanning over a couple years…

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Kevin Morby - City Music - 2017

The record is a collection of ten songs, a Germs cover and a Flannery O'Conor passage read by my friend Meg Baird, inspired by and devoted to my metropolitan experience across America. It is a mix-tape, a fever dream, a love letter dedicated to those cities that I cannot get rid of, to those cities that are all inside of me.

Girlpool - Powerplant - 2017

"This music video is a meta-narrative nightmare exploring the power dynamics and manipulation behind an insincere candidness," director Phillip Steiger told The FADER over email.

The big story on Powerplant is that Tividad and Tucker, once a guitar-and-bass-only duo, have added drums for the first time. This new bombast arrives less than a minute into “123”. The drums, however, remain mixed well below their guitars throughout the record, as if to indicate that even when adding, the duo takes away. The energy of the band, historically and here, relies on the dynamism and vulnerability of Tividad and Tucker – the way they lean toward each other in high-wire harmonies and life-affirming chord resolutions. CoS

Sunday, May 7, 2017

Remington super 60 - Indie pop for kids vol.1 - 2017

This is lovely, childish indie-pop for people off all ages.

Enderby's Room - 2017

Enderby’s Room is fiddle player Dan Mayfield, once from rural Lincolnshire, but he has now found home living in London. His folk tinged songs reflect on his traditional folk upbringing. Mayfield has played violin for many artists including Daniel Johnston, Darren Hayman, The Wave Pictures, Allo Darlin’ and the Belles of London City morris dancers. 

HPSTR GEMS - May 2017

10-song playlist featuring underground indie artists 

Perfume Genius – No Shape - 2017

The way that I ultimately made sense of the sonic progression of No Shape’s 13 tracks came through seeing the album as a night out in a dark, twisted, and wonderful wonderland, with the progression of tones and energies tracking through the intoxicating highs and into the deliriously honest haze of the early morning. CoS

Pregnancy - First Kiss - 2017

Inspired by disco-infused, post-punk of the late 70s to early 80s, 'First Kiss' combines lush synths with angular guitar and a four-to-the-floor groove that brings to mind the rock solid rhythm section of Talking Heads’ Tina Weymouth and Chris Frantz. 

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

BABY! - Pick Me - 2017

Mike Suh breezy tunes full of earworms. kaley crafts the kinds of jams warm weather memories are made of

Little Lunch - 2017

The debut release from Canberra's Little Lunch. The three piece showcase their clever blend of garage punk that tackles themes of accidental lunch box swaps and the elimination of skater boys.

Weed - Born Wrong Love - 2017

trashton - homes - 2017

bedroom pop | DIY | acoustic

Monday, May 1, 2017

Mi Mye - Methadone Church - 2017

Identically dressed child twins look away from their mother as blood falls down over her top lip. Addicts call the Methodist church in Armley the methadone church.

Saturday, April 29, 2017

american poetry club - glad to be here, etcetera - 2017

lofi | bedroom pop | DYI

Sufjan Stevens - Carrie & Lowell Live - 2017

Carrie & Lowell Live captures Sufjan at his most vulnerable and persuasive, and it features a proficient, multiple-instrumentalist crew of musicians, including Dawn Landes (vocals, guitar, guitalin, piano, synthesizer, vocoder, percussion), Casey Foubert (vocals, guitar, lap steel, bass, piano, ukulele, synthesizer), Steve Moore (vocals, synthesizer, bass synth, trombone, Casiotone, piano) and James McAlister (drums, percussion, electronics, synthesizer, piano). The live show ends with an expansive 12-minute improvisational jam that looks (and feels) like nothing less than a born-again experience.

Rocky Lorelei - Toad Session #40 - 2017

Toad Session #40 with outstanding newcomer to Scotland, Rocky Lorelei, recorded on the 11th December 2016 in our warehouse recording space down in Leith - The Happiness Hotel. 

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Laptop Funeral - pretty punk - 2017

experimental | lo-fi | DIY | Pop | bedroom melodies

Field Medic - that beer called becks reminds me of a haiku i wrote - 2017

misfit genius - there's something about this music - it is sadly intriguing - the video, well, the video speaks for itself...

lukas mayo & friends - oh golly gosh, it's the beatles - 2016

Soft Fangs // Bellows Split - 2017

To put Soft Fangs and Bellows together is to create a perfectly balanced harmony: a constant flow of electricity and sadness, simplicity and layers; an idealistic split for the adventurous (and perhaps weary) mind. BH

Trementina - 810 - 2017

810 includes nine tracks that flood the musical landscape; ranging from songs like “Oh Child,” which capture the atmospheric pressure of Joshua Tree-era U2, or early CHVRCHES, to “Please, Let’s Go Away,” which sounds like it was recorded inside a cosmic cathedral, as opposed to a DIY studio from the Chilean countryside. It’s a track the band recorded after the sudden departure of their drummer, which inspired them to augment their sound with influences as broad as Brian Eno and Robin Guthrie. 810 includes several tracks that show the quartet reaching beyond the shoegaze galaxy, even back in time, like the opium-den tripping of “Out of the Lights” and the African textures on “A Place Up in the Sky.” 

Hello Shark - Break Arms & H​.​S. - 2017

Hello Shark’s Linc Halloran writes heart-wrenching pop songs of young love & aimlessness, loaded with perfectly vivid turns of phrase that bloom & wilt all at once. The stories are uplifting for their familiarity, & hilarious for their humility. More than anything, though, they ache with thousands of small regrets. Disappointment & romance are everywhere, if you look hard enough. 

The Pooches - Three Sad Songs For Acoustic Guitar - 2017

Our First 100 Days - 2017

With Trump's first 100 days in office upon us, action must be taken to protect the causes that will come under threat from this administration. 

Our First 100 Days seeks to aid in that protection. Joining together with artists and labels we will be releasing one rare, unreleased or exclusive song per day to you via Bandcamp. 

For a minimum contribution of $30, supporters will be able to access all 100 songs in the project, including new music from Angel Olsen, How To Dress Well, Toro Y Moi, The Range and many more. 

All profits raised from Our First 100 Days will go directly to organizations working on the front lines of climate, women's rights, immigration and fairness. 

The project was started in conjunction with Secretly Group and 30 Songs, 30 Days, and aims to raise funds and awareness for organizations supporting causes that are under threat by the proposed policies of a Trump administration. This project is produced with the help of Revolutions Per Minute, an organization that provides strategy and support for artists making change. 

All profits raised from Our First 100 Days will go directly to organizations working on the front lines of climate, women's rights, immigration and fairness.

Monday, April 24, 2017

sleepy - Birdo (Unknown) - 2017

diy - lofi - single - indie

Sports Coach - Inversions - 2017

electropop - new wave - indie pop - bedroom electronica

Diet Cig - Swear I'm Good At This - 2017

‘Swear I’m Good At This’ is the first full-length from the band and accumulates their tenacity for crafting life-affirming, relatable tales with a gutsy heart at their core. Luciano has the ability to write lyrics that are both vulnerable and badass, perfecting a storm of emotive reflection that creates a vision of a sweaty, pumped-up room screaming these lines in unison. Diet Cig make it okay to be the hot mess that you are. 

Snails - Starting with Mine EP - 2017

SNAILS generate moments of suburban guitar pop reverie for lonely people walking to the shops. Formed after a friend's request to soundtrack a budget slasher involving a homicidal nun, their sound bears the influence of mavericks such as Basil Kirchin, Syd Barrett and Nico.

I See Rivers - Dad Ram - 2017

“This is vocal harmonising at its exquisite expert best.” – Fresh On The Net Faves, BBC 6 Music blog

Hailing from the Northern, Southern and Western parts of Norway, the now Liverpool-based trio I SEE RIVERS creates an organic musical landscape they’ve dubbed ”Float Folk”. With memorable melodies and untraditional harmonies their soundscape can be associated with artists such as Fleet Foxes, Sufjan Stevens and Feist. After releasing their single “Loved Ones” and touring the rural parts of Norway, playing festivals such as Belladrum (Scotland), Green Man (Wales) and Malakoff (NO), the girls did their biggest tour to date supporting Newton Faulkner all around the UK and are now preparing for this summer’s festival season with great festivals to be released. The girls have also recorded and produced their debut EP being released April 2017 with the lead single ‘DA RUM’.

“Their music is delicate Folk Pop based around clever vocal arrangements, and outstanding vocals. They just look so natural performing together, and have a level of cohesion that is genuine, rare and pretty special too». - Nordic Music Review

“Perhaps the hottest prospect from Norway’s consistent excellent outpouring of specially tender bands, this now UK-based trio make the kind of indefinable Scandinavian magic that instantly catches the eyes and ears. Part-folk, part swooning pop songs.” – Green Man Festival 2016.

Fallen Love Records - Secret Gardens - 2017

put a Spring in your step… 

Included here are 70 minutes of music performed by 22 artists from 8 different nations. Which? Well, since you asked: Australia, Canada, England, Japan, The Netherlands, Poland, Russia, and The United States of America. It’s like the twee pop songs-about-spring equivalent of the Olympics. Patent pending. 15 of these songs are previously unreleased.
Fallen Love Records is a bedroom label based out of Oshawa, Ontario, Canada. We traffic in pop songs. We had been on hiatus since autumn 2015 but now we are back. So fold up your sweaters and oil your bike chains. The blankets on the beds are melting and the flowers will be blooming soon. Let’s start again.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Nadia Reid - Preservation - 2017

always solid song writing from Nadia Reid… nice release.

Delicate Machine - softworld - 2017

shimmering guitars on butterfly wings

Moon Moon Moon - Help! Help! - 2017

What happens when you and I hold on to stars and moons and ghosts and loch ness monsters. 

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

The Wedding Present in MTL

Never sounded Better!

Fox Academy - Saint Molly - 2017

lots of experimental sounds with a cuddly lofi bedroom pop aesthetic

Hovvdy - Taster - 2016

pillow songs from Austin

Sunday, April 16, 2017

THE CHARLATANS - plastic machinery ft. johnny marr & anton newcombe - 2017

For this new album, the core quartet of vocalist Tim Burgess, bassist Martin Blunt, guitarist Mark Collins and keyboard player Tony Rogers, opened their doors to allow an enviable cast of friends to contribute to their latest work. Initially, this happened out of necessity: following the passing of founding drummer Jon Brookes in 2013. So the first call went to Pete Salisbury, the former Verve drummer. Anton Newcombe from Brian Jonestown Massacre was sent an early version of ‘Not Forgotten’ and had sent back some thoughts within fifteen minutes. The admiration for the bands’ new ideas continued, Johnny Marr dropped by for an hour but stayed for five and features on three songs including the leading single ‘Plastic Machinery’. Similarly, Stephen Morris, of New Order, who briefly helped out on ‘Modern Nature’, extended his role on this album to seven tracks of drumming and programming. Both Ian Rankin and Kurt Wagner offer spoken word contributions and Catastrophe writer/ actress, and old friend of Tim’s, Sharon Horgan sings backing vocals on Different Days. As the spirit of collaboration prospered, Burgess fast-tracked a longdiscussed team-up with Paul Weller, the expansive, album finale ‘Spinning Out’.

Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever - The French Press - 2017

Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever’s songs have always had all the page-turning qualities of a good yarn and 'The French Press' is no different. Somewhere between impressionists and fabulists, lyricists Fran Keaney, Tom Russo and Joe White often start with something rooted in real life – the melancholy of travel on "French Press," having a hopeless crush on "Julie’s Place" – before building them into clever, quick vignettes. The result is lines blurred between fiction and reality – vibrant stories which get closer at a particular truth than either could alone.