Ezra Furman knows that the joys and fears of trans women are doubled to either extreme compared to those of their cis counterparts, as violent transmisogyny continues to run rampant and women who share her experiences are forced to live in the shadows. “I’ve come to terms with the fact that I am a woman,” Furman wrote in an April 2021 Instagram post, “and yes for me it’s complex, but it’s complex to be any sort of woman … Trans people deserve to pursue the lives we want, on our terms.
"The band packs into crunchy guitars paired with crisply delivered vocals for a crowd-pleasing indie rock delivery."
“Yelping and howling over driving proto punk guitars and syncopated rock and roll rhythms”
- Under the Radar
The Roof Dogs' new single "Weather" is here! A precursor for their debut LP, Here You Are (due Spring 2023 via Earth Libraries), this indie-rock tune is sure to get you tapping your feet! The accompanying video takes you on a visual tour through the song's lyrics, packing a surprise ending. Featuring crunchy guitars and dreamy vocals, this song is only a taste of what is to come from The Roof Dogs.
""NOLA" observes and compares the theme of escapism in relation to the banality of everyday life. Whether it's work stress, financial struggle, emotional hurt, or the hunger to accomplish a dream; we're all either running towards or away from somewhere. Recorded and mixed by Jonathan Mireles (audio engineer for Travis Barker as well as Machine Gun Kelly's "Tickets to My Downfall).
Today, London-based four piece Talk Show shared “Leather,” the latest single from their forthcoming EP Touch The Ground, out on September 23 by Missing Piece Records. Produced by Joe Goddard (Hot Chip) and Al Doyle (LCD Soundsystem, Hot Chip) in their Hackney studio, the six-track collection is the sound of a band who have stopped, re-evaluated, and emerged as one of the most exciting and unique prospects around.
It's hot out and our Summer 2022 compilation is here to cool you down!
30 refreshing indie tracks from bedroom pop's best and brightest, guaranteed to cure (or give in to) your summertime sadness.
All profits made from this comp will be donated to l'ECG, a community-run center in the Guillotière neighborhood of Lyon. It's a collective living space, a food bank, a class struggle organisation base and much more.
Please consider contributing if you have the means! <3
"Heat and Disorder" is a new track from BADSOMA, fusing rock and electronic soundscapes amidst lush vocals and hypnotic production.
Based in Orange County, California, BADSOMA is the brainchild of Iranian-American songwriter and music producer, Armin Fard. Having previously worked as a film composer, BADSOMA is Armin’s first solo project.
Armin was born in Iran. Growing up, his father worked as an educational psychologist, while his mother had begun a career as a painter and an artist. Armin was exposed to a wide variety of art and music from an early age, and started taking lessons in classical piano at the age of seven.
Off the back of her critically acclaimed 2021 debut album Always in Motion and tours with Death Cab For Cutie, Julien Baker, Hovvdy and more, rising songwriter Mini Trees (aka Lexi Vega) today releases her version of Radiohead’s cult classic, ‘Let Down’ via Run For Cover. The release comes ahead of her newly announced UK / European tour dates with Gracie Gray.
Danish Radio just recommended Thyra’s dreamy indie sound, witch gave name to a new genre: EXISTENTIAL POP. Every line of her lyrics could be a Rene Magritte painting, flipping your presence to a new meta perspective. About her previous release the press just wrote: “The depth of the song is remarkable. The song has an incredible richness of language by saying very little. The tune demonstrates the concept that a little goes a long way perfectly.” https://musiflo.com/2022/07/16/single-saturdays-thyra-hilden-all-shadows-are-one ( Musiflo.com 16/7 )
Today, Deer Scout is sharing a new track, a cover of the Kate Bush classic "Suspended In Gaffa", ahead of an East Coast tour that will begin on August 26th in Washington DC, and end at Baby's All Right in Brooklyn on September 5th. Delivered in Deer Scout's homespun style, with an arrangement that gently gathers momentum under Miller's graceful vocal performance, this new version feels like a distinct iteration of the well-known song, approached with a subtlety that beautifully recasts the nuance of Bush's lyrics.
Disclosure - Song 8 started out as a filler song for the alien concept album they are working on, which probably explains its banal name (this is the eighth song they have ever worked on together). However, while working the song evolved into a powerful and interesting enough piece, which eventually led to the decision to release it as a single.
The song has a fast and disturbing rhythm, simulating a sense of persecution, and the lyrics are gloomy as well. The song deals with a stressful situation, but the chorus has a slightly soothing character in relation to the stressful versus. The result is strange and interesting.
The edgy clip conveys messages of chaos and persecution, yet manages to remain comical as well. It's still unclear if The Well Bears are more serious or more cynical around this issue of aliens.
Fake Palms, the project of Toronto-based musician, Michael le Riche is today sharing his new single, "Civil Liberties" – it comes as the final advance preview of his new record, Lemons which is set for release via Hand Drawn Dracula (Young Guv, Tallies, Tess Parks) on September 16. Lemons has found support so far from Brooklyn Vegan, Exclaim, CBC Radio and more for the early singles, "Visions" and "Satellite" – it arrives as the third full-length from Fake Palms and reintroduces the project after a short break in which le Riche focused on his electro-synth project, Sauna.
”Break My Heart Again” is actually a very early song in our history, and although it's a kinda mellow song it has a real mid-80s hardcore feel to me. The verse sounds really Dag Nasty, although the chorus sounds like The Wannadies haha.. The lyrics are classic heartbreak about a relationship ending too soon."