Sunday, May 26, 2019

Dope Lemon • Hey You • 2019

Peacock Affect • Lullaby • 2019

Rah Rah • First Kiss / I'm A Killer • 2013

No Museums • The Artifact Is Nothing • 2019

A homemade hybrid of creaking pop and basement rock, using an array of textural devices and hummed noise. Echo boxes, delay pedals, soft distortion dynamics and guitars with buzzing strings. There is drift and there is direction. Enjoys the sounds of Little Wings, Guided By Voices, Velvet Underground, Wedding Present, Television Personalities.

Saturday, May 25, 2019

Neuromantics • Invisible • 2019


‘London’s Neuromantics make crunching alt-rock with a personal twist’ CLASH

‘First single ‘Solaris’ - a statement of alternative intent if ever there was, and the sound of a band emphatically pushing in the same direction’ 1ST DAY FRESH

‘It’s one of those songs that’s the perfect road trip song, or the perfect song to write to, it’s not aggressively grasping at your attention it’s just a great song that you remember and if you saw it come on the radio you’d turn it all the way up’ OFF THE RECORD

SPAZA • 2019

Whilst continuing to enjoy an active career within the classical domain of music, he also extends his abilities towards other popular styles, from Jazz to Pop, Rock, Punk, and various forms of electronica and African genres.

Steve Marino • Fluff • 2019

"Like a primal gut-punch that couldn’t have been artificially manufactured" -Paste Magazine

"...A ballad for any indie-folk lover searching for the next album to look forward to..." -EARMILK

“Steve Marino's folksy, Midwestern vibes are genuine. Based out of Bloomington, Indiana, Marino makes music that's easy on the ear and the soul” – Indie Shuffle

"tender and dreamy..." -HighClouds

"Marino’s heartfelt tunes are ballads for the every-person, stripped to simplicity for repeated enjoyment" - Austin Town Hall

“A powerhouse in rainy day tracks...relaxing feelings and well-constructed, simple songs” - Atwood Magazine


Scarlet Pumps • Out Of Season • 2019

With Out of Season, we believe we’ve continued to evolve our style of catchy rock into a more focused, modern take on the retro California Pop sound that perfectly fits the nostalgic vibe of the Summer season.

Thursday, May 23, 2019

Michael Jablonka • Go-Go • 2019

“Beautiful, blues-infused folk rock” Afropunk

“it’s time for Michael Jablonka to step into the spotlight  – a ridiculously talented artist” Too Many Blogs

“Swaggering garage rock with a rootsy feel” Clash

“You could be witnessing the next Kiwanuka, Kravitz or, dare we say, Jimi Hendrix” The Revue

TEENAGE CAVEGIRL • "Space Girl" • 2019

Don’t be fooled by their appearance. They’re not a 60s throwback, they aren’t 70s punk purists and they don’t worship 80's nostalgia. Teenage Cavegirl is L.A. and Andy Ray and they play primal rock ‘n’ roll to make you move.

After self-releasing a 45 and sharing bills with Holly Golightly, The Scientists and Fred & Toody of Dead Moon, the Austin duo’s debut 10″, Candy Cigarettes, is here at last.

The first nine stripped-down songs were tracked live to 2″ analog tape with no overdubbed instruments to capture their live energy and sound and employed their minimalist set up: L.A.’s vocals, guitar, a tom and a snare. They were cut at Big Orange Studio in East Austin by Stuart Sikes, whose credits include The Oblivians, A Giant Dog and The White Stripes breakout album White Blood Cells. The closing number is a gritty take on Jimmy Hannah’s neglected doo-wop soul single “Leavin’ Here” recorded by Leather Girls bandleader Erik Camacho and sung by Andy Ray.

The Claim • Journey • 2019

"Upon listening to their new material, it would seem that The Claim has not missed a beat since reaching their pinnacle in the early 90s. Their new album is loaded with upbeat, catchy, jangly earworms with lyrics that are full of meaning. ‘Journey’ in particular holds great significance in a Brexit-plagued Britain" – The Spill Magazine  

The Mooks • Let It All Fall Down • 2019

“Let It All Fall Down” is a sunny, uptempo song that captures the feeling of newly discovered love and the desire for reciprocation. It’s a reminder not to sweat the small stuff of everyday life and to find happiness from love. 

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Sarah Pagé • Ephemeris Data • Pop Montréal

"Spellbinding" - Self-Titled Magazine

"Playing rhythm, accompaniment, accents, and even distorted ambient noise, Pagé is a leader in proving the harp’s versatility in both sound and role." - Paste Magazine

Mara Connor & Langhorne Slim • Someone New • 2019

LA native Mara Connor is excited to share her newest single, a lovelorn duet with Langhorne Slim titled "Someone New." The single, the second from Mara's as-yet-unannounced debut album, marks the debut release for Side Hustle Records -- hear "Someone New" via all DSPs HERE. The track and its accompanying video debuted via Consequence of Sound, who said, "Connor and Langhorne take opposite perspectives in the melancholy duet. Where Connor’s character is wrestling with her heartbreak... Langhorne’s is sorrowfully wishing she can find a way to move on." Those in New York City and Los Angeles will be able to catch Mara on June 8 at The Mercury Lounge(supporting The Pierces) and on August 29 at The Moroccan Lounge, respectively.

Colatura • Machine • 2019

"The track features a galloping drum line that maintains the pulse under a layer of cleanly distorted guitars and richly melodic bass. The track merges its influences into a unique hybrid consisting of power-pop bravado à la The Breeders with a surf rock motion to the rhythm." 
- Under The Radar

Sunday, May 12, 2019

Disintegration Revisited • 2019

TBTCI ends here and now, and our last adventure simply doesn´t need presentations, after all Disintegration is a masterpiece in block letters. For many, The Cure´s the best record, but it doesn´t matter, what really matters is that we all love it unconditionally, and that is enough. 

Friday, May 10, 2019

H- Burns • Actress • 2019

Field Medic • "used 2 be a romantic" • 2019

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 I need a cigarette
Those fuckers talked over my whole set
But I don't have any time to reflect
I gotta sell some shirts to try and make the rent
I think I'm sick of transit
My anxiety is spinning on a compass
I used to be a romantic
Now I'm a dude in a laminate
I can't see shit, I'm blinded by the light
I swore that I'd quit but I need a drink tonight
I'm on the road with no one I love in sight
I swore that I'd quit but I need a drink tonight
And make that drink stiff
I gotta drown out this emptiness
I'm tired of playing all my old hits
But my new songs are too depressing
I'm hungover in a hotel bed
I'm gonna hop in a big red van
Go to some city, do it all again
I hope tonight it turns out different

Red Cabin • Here We Are • 2019

Sun Rain • Sheets • 2019

Sun Rain is ready to emerge with 'Sheets,' a gorgeous 8-track showcase of rich textural soundscapes infused with the emotional resonance of modern classical music.

KEØMA • Rich Man • 2019

KEØMA is a collaborative project between Sydney-born, Berlin-based multi-instrumentalist and producer Kat Frankie and Cologne-based singer-songwriter Chris Klopfer. Kat Frankie is a well-known character in the German music landscape via her soulful indie pop, dynamic live shows and collaborations with top-tier German acts (Clueso, Olli Schulz, Casper & Materia). Chris Klopfer hails from the indie rock world, writing in both English and German and duetting with some of Germany’s finest singer-songwriters (Gisbert zu Knyphausen, Moritz Krämer).

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Stevie Kin • Tough • 2019

“Staring the forgotten, hidden things in the face” and shining a light in the deep, dark corners of the soul is a favorite pastime for lyricist, poet, and musician, Stevie Kin. And blossoming from the fertile ground of her self-exploration is her debut ep, ‘Petalsʼ— a collection of indie-pop-folk songs, buried in layers of dreamy synths and textures.

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Cat Power • Horizon • 2019

Cat Power Announces Headlining Tour, Shares New Music Video

Directed by Greg Hunt, who oversaw direction for all four of the Wanderer music videos, “Horizon” features a cast of Marshall’s friends and loved ones, filmed both in New York City and L.A.

Fever Beam • Young Guns • 2019

"Young Guns" was recorded to tape by Simon Palombi of the Woolly Bushmen in Orlando, FL. It features Kasey Maloney on vocals and guitar, Dane Giordano on vocals and bass, Samantha Loder on vocals and drums, and features additional guitar and tambourine from Dennis Martinelli. About the track, Fever Beam says “Young Guns - a hellfire built on the barebones of lonesome nights and honey biscuits. And a sick VHS collection.”

Ponytails • Just Yours • 2019

We wanted to create a video that poked fun at the hilarity and absurdity of human nature; taking TGIF imagery and juxtaposing it with scenarios inspired by real life events. Unbelievable occurrences that feel more at home in the plot of a sitcom than they do on a BREAKING NEWS channel.

YSSY • Sooner • 2019

Toronto indie duo YSSY formed when singer-songwriter/producer Elliot Caroll and multi-instrumentalist/producer Simeon Abbott met on a first date and immediately bonded over a shared love of modern pop sounds and classic songcraft. 

PORCUPINE • "Distraction" • 2019

"Veteran Minneapolis indie rock band Porcupine now includes mustachioed chef and onetime Hüsker Dü bass-player Greg Norton."
-Brooklyn Vegan

"an EP filled with dreamy melodies riding over pounding drums and fuzzed-out guitar... While his work with Porcupine is distinct from Norton’s previous power trio, they pay homage to Norton’s Hüsker Dü past."

"Minneapolis band Porcupine features Greg Norton of legendary punk band Hüsker Dü. What You’ve Heard Isn’t Real even includes a cover of a Grant Hart written Husker song, “Standing By The Sea.”
-New Noise Magazine

 "the Minneapolis-based trio effectively channels a variety of ’80s alt-rock genres, primarily post-punk and new wave, with a few ’70s-inspired riffs interspersed here and there to increase the record’s catchiness."

Reflective Tapes #100 • 2019

REF-100 is a milestone I didn't think we'd ever reach with this little label. When I started "Reflective Tapes" I figured I'd just create an identity for all of my little one-offs and bands and stuff. Didn't expect to release a substantial amount of music, especially not bands I'm not in, but here we are! It's been a wonderful experience interacting with some of my best friends and favorite DIY bands/musicians in this context

Sunday, May 5, 2019

Courtney Barnett • "Avant Gardener" • 2014

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I sleep in late
Another day
Oh what a wonder
Oh what a waste.
It's a monday
It's so mundane
What exciting things
Will happen today?

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Your Heart Breaks • Drone Butch Blues • 2019

"Clyde Petersen is a Seattle treasure. Over the course of 20 years, nine albums, and countless shows and films, Clyde has earned the title of Indie Folk Hero. I’m pretty sure the mission statement on his resume is: Be awesome, all the time. He takes DIY to a whole other level by not only creating and inspiring others with his art, but by crafting a welcoming, all-inclusive scene which helps others thrive in Seattle."
- Three Imaginary Girls

05.06 - The Pinhook - Durham, NC#
05.07 - Comet Ping Pong - Washington, DC#
05.08 - PhillaMOCA - Philadelphia, PA#
05.09 - Coney Island Baby - New York, NY#
05.10 - Trans-Pecos - Brooklyn, NY#
05.11 - Make Shift - Boston, MA#
05.12 - Warmer Warmer - Providence, RI#
05.13 - The Flywheel - Easthampton, MA#

Saturday, May 4, 2019

Babe Rainbow • "Something New" • 2019

"The Babe Rainbow crafts mellow, breezy psych-folk that would lean up against your favorite tracks by Allah-Las, Mac DeMarco or even The Zombies" -Tyler Hale, KCRW

“An authentic psychedelic pop journey through hazy lyrics and buttered chords”– Indie Shuffle

"The Babe Rainbow’s songs are laced with twanging guitars, wah wah, and whimsical lyrics" - Glide Magazine

“The Babe Rainbow makes you want to get up and groove” - Amadeus Magazine

"A bright, often charming journey into a melodic, kaleidoscopic world..." -Exclaim!

Maybird • Don't Keep Me Around • 2019

"A hallucinatory trip down memory lane" - FLAUNT
"A kaleidoscopic treat of cosmic proportions" - EARMILK
"A fine blend of creative, perception-altering music and the fun, easiness of pop writing" -ATWOOD MAGAZINE

Tour Dates
5/03 - Radio Social - Rochester, NY
5/04 - Knight Club at Alfred University - Alfred, NY
5/07 - The Basement - Columbus, OH
5/08 - Tonic Room - Chicago, IL
5/09 - Motr Pub - Cincinnati, OH
5/11 & 5/12 - Virginia Ave Music Festival - Indianapolis, IN
5/13 - The East Room - Nashville, TN
5/27 - Levitt Pavilion Steelstacks - Bethlehem, PA

Hildur Hoglind • Further Apart • 2019

Growing up in a family of musicians in the small village of Johannishus, Sweden, Höglind has gone from gigging in local clubs she was too young to be in at 15, to playing some of the biggest festivals in Sweden. In her new single, her aching, melancholic vocals float over the top of a cavernous backdrop of thunderous bass synths as drum samples tremor and oscillate.

David J Feat. Rose McGowan • The Auteur • 2019

David J (Bauhaus/Love & Rockets), who has spent the last 8 months touring the world with Peter Murphy on the Ruby Rising 40 Years Of Bauhaus Tour, releases a digital only single as a taster for his new solo album, featuring actress Rose McGowan.

Friday, May 3, 2019

Morcheeba - Free of Debris (Folamour Remix) - 2019

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British trip-hop pioneers Morcheeba are releasing a remix of their song “Free of Debris” from French DJ/Producer Folamour. Folamour’s remix trades in the eeriness and brevity of the original for a jazzy aesthetic bringing together live instrumentation, atmospheric electronics, and soothing synth motifs to create something truly special. This remix, along with 11 other remixes of songs off of the group’s 2018 album Blaze Away, will be featured on the Blaze Away Deluxe Edition out May 31st via Fly Agaric Records.

Foxtrails - Gemini - 2019

"This is how music was meant to sound: A wash of warmth; an instrumental flurry; a buoyant groove; and a vibey, pulsing solo. Foxtrails’ new song “Gemini” is a celestial kaleidoscope of funky psych-folk heat ready to envelop you in a cinematic dream." Atwood Magazine

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Big Thief - Century - 2019

Violent Femmes "Hotel Last Resort" - 2019

Mammoth Penguins - There's No Fight We Can't Both Win - 2019

For the uninitiated, Mammoth Penguins are a 3-piece indie pop powerhouse, showcasing the songwriting and vocal talents of Emma Kupa (Standard Fare, The Hayman Kupa Band) backed up by the noisiest rhythm section in indie pop.

Z Tapes - Spring 2019

Always a handful of gems in these comps.