Feb 29, 2024

ifitbeyourwill S03 E09 • Jacob Faurholt

Danish singer songwriter Jacob Faurholt's music captures the essence of slowcore with indie folk and dream pop intension, weaving introspective lyrics with atmospheric melodies. With haunting vocals and intricate guitar work, his compositions evoke a sense of introspection and emotional depth. Faurholt's discography reflects a journey through themes of love, loss, and existential exploration, resonating with listeners seeking heartfelt and evocative sonic experiences. Jacob’s latest release Burn, Burn Here "you get the feeling of eavesdropping on an artist, sitting alone in his eight square meters basement studio writing and recording.” Enjoy 🎙️ 

Feb 28, 2024

Nightbus • Average Boy • 2024

"New Order-like basslines and pulpy lead guitars…they deliver with the experience of a band well beyond their years"
- NME (First On)

"Atmospheric, a little XX-esque, ‘Way Past Three’ perfectly conjures up the eeriness of the world outside as you leave a party in the small hours."
- The Guardian

"Excellent debut"

"An odd yet intense nocturnal trip" 
- The Line Of Best Fit

"An electronic sound that captures a dark, nighttime aura that’s reflected in their name"
- WhyNow

Annie-Dog • The Pressures of the Heart • 2024

Taking her moniker from a Smashing Pumpkins deep cut, Annie-Dog crafts bittersweet shapeshifting pop tracks that occupy a mesmerising world somewhere between Grimes and Pinkpantheress.

A true self-starter, Annie-Dog embraces a wholly DIY ethos influenced by a plethora of fellow idiosyncratic artists including Alex G, Dean Blunt and Imogen Heap, self-producing all her forthcoming material alongside drawing inspiration from her personal ephemera collection.

Feb 27, 2024

Hurray for the Riff Raff • Buffalo • 2024

ifitbeyourwill S03 E08 • bedbug

bedbug weaves a captivating musical tapestry that blends elements of indie rock, folk, and dream pop into a mesmerizing sonic experience. With lush instrumentation and ethereal vocals, their music transports listeners to a realm of introspection and emotional depth. Drawing from a diverse range of influences, bedbug crafts songs that are both intimate and expansive, inviting audiences into their richly textured soundscapes. Hope you enjoy our chat as much as we did having it! 🎙️ 

Feb 22, 2024

ifitbeyourwill S03 E07 • Mary Lattimore

Enter the magical world of Mary Lattimore's music, where harp strings dance with the wind and melodies flutter like delicate butterflies. Her compositions weave a tapestry of sound that transports listeners to ethereal realms, inviting them to lose themselves in the magic of her sonic landscapes. With each pluck of her harp, Lattimore conjures a spellbinding journey that resonates with both serenity and wonder. 
Enjoy 🎙️ 

The Los Angeles-based harpist’s songs remain characteristically serene and steeped in nostalgia, though guests like the Cure’s Lol Tolhurst and Slowdive’s Rachel Goswell add nuance to her sound. pf

Feb 20, 2024

ifitbeyourwill S03 E06 • Alex Nicol

Our most recent podcast invites listeners to step into the whimsical world of Alex Nicol's music, where melodies dance like playful sprites through enchanted forests of sound. His tunes are like secret pathways that lead you to hidden realms of imagination, where every note tells a story and every rhythm invites you to join the dance of musical magic. So, grab your headphones and zone in as Alex shares his musical wonderland journey! The featured track “Working on my Tan” plays at the end of our conversation. 
Enjoy 🎙️ 

 I could never have imagined that my very personal songs could resonate with so many of you in the ways that they have, and I've been touched to read the comments about how my music has helped so many of you. I always dreamed of making music that could provide emotional relief and release for others, and so I want to thank you for making my dream a reality. 

Feb 18, 2024

Lime Garden • I Want To Be You • 2024

Lime Garden's hard-work has also paid off with soaring streaming listeners coinciding with sold-out shows, both headlining and in support of the likes of IDLES, The Big Moon, and Yard Act. In further achievement, they played the British Music Embassy at last year’s SXSW and completed a packed summer of festival appearances across Europe, including Glastonbury where they were invited to play Billy Bragg’s Leftfield Stage. In 2022, Lime Garden were also nominated for the prestigious ANCHOR award at the Reeperbahn festival.

"I’m really digging this band… I love them"
- Hayley Williams (Paramore)

"The future of indie"
- Jack Saunders, BBC Radio 1

"With strains of Talking Heads, St. Vincent, and the Strokes abundant, 'Mother' is rhythmically dense, dreamlike, and a tender meditation on the people closest to us."
- Alternative Press

"One of the most exciting new bands to come our way in recent times"

Glitterfox • Highway Forever • 2024

Out now on KRS Glitterfox's official video for their single, "Highway Forever" - full of  heartfelt lyrics, infectious hooks, and puppets!

"In June 2015 Solange and I bought a conversion van off of Craigslist. One month later we’d gotten rid of 95% of our belongings, quit our jobs, left our apartment, and were living in the van full-time on the road following a shared dream of making a life in music. We spent two years living in that van together with our two dogs, traveling with the seasons up and down the west coast and cross country.

We’ve been settled in an apartment in Portland, OR for some years now, but I always feel like those years on the road are still alive in me. When I close my eyes I can see rain slapping the windshield wipers and feel the warm relief of neon signs after a long night of driving. I feel like every song that I write now has in it somewhere a love poem written to the road. To me “Highway Forever” is a nostalgic anthem of the traveling musician’s life, a life that is measured in miles of highway and built in following an irresistible dream."
-Andrea Walker

Feb 16, 2024

Call Me Spinster • "Married in My Mind” • 2024

Call Me Spinster’s Rosie Graber on the single: “I was driving the eight hours home from our grandfather’s funeral and had a lot of time to think about my new boyfriend, the institution of marriage, being with someone for life, etc. The lyrics first arrived as a surprise as it was way too early to declare anything, but I made a voice memo anyways and the band jumped on the opportunity to make a song that pays homage to the dreamy, chill relationship with my partner I continue to enjoy. For the visual, we wanted to play with tropes of burlesque and reverse burlesque to capture the playful sexiness of daydreaming and, ultimately, getting sweatpants-cozy. The video was shot on Super 8mm film to create a warm, home video vibe that is intimate, timeless, and full of self-love.”

Feb 15, 2024

ifitbeyourwill S03 E05 • Nouvelle Vague

Nouvelle Vague emerged in the early 2000s, reinventing classic post-punk and new wave songs with a bossa nova and jazz-infused style. Led by Marc Collin, Nouvelle Vague's music blends nostalgic melodies with modern sensibilities, creating a unique sonic landscape that pays homage to the past while offering a fresh reinterpretation. With their dreamy vocals and lush instrumentals, Nouvelle Vague's covers breathe new life into iconic tracks from bands like Joy Division, The Cure, and Depeche Mode, appealing to both lovers of retro sounds and contemporary listeners seeking a sophisticated twist on familiar tunes. Nouvelle Vague is out on tour  and releasing a new record this Spring, be sure to check them out! Enjoy 🎙️ 

Feb 13, 2024

ifitbeyourwill S03 E04 • Jeffrey Lewis

Jeffrey Lewis is a multifaceted artist known for his unique blend of indie folk music and quirky storytelling. His songs often feature witty lyrics infused with social commentary and personal introspection. Lewis is also recognized for his distinctive artistic style, which encompasses comic books, illustrations, and graphic novels, often intertwining with his musical narratives. His work is characterized by a DIY ethos and a raw, unfiltered authenticity that resonates with audiences worldwide. Through both his music and art, Jeffrey Lewis captivates listeners and viewers alike, offering a refreshing perspective on life, love, and the human experience. Enjoy 🎙️ 

Feb 11, 2024

ifitbeyourwill Podcast Promo • Nouvelle Vague


The American Analog Set • NEW DRIFTERS • 2024

Lo-fi, low budget, and low key, The American Analog Set’s suite of hypnotic, neo-psychedelic, Texas sloth-kraut LPs appeared briefly on Austin’s Emperor Jones label and slunk quietly into the sprawling indie underground as the old millennium crested. Gathered here are The Fun Of Watching Fireworks, From Our Living Room To Yours, and The Golden Band albums, garnished with period b-sides, outtakes, and demos. Remastered from the original analog tapes, this early-career spanning 5xLP box includes lyrics, photos, and ephemera from the before times. NG

Feb 10, 2024

Jacob Faurholt • Burn Burn Here • 2023

Jacob Faurholt prefers music that sounds “homemade”, personally flawed and not perfect. On his new album “Burn Burn Here” he took his preferences seriously. The 11 personal and fragile sounding songs
were recorded during late hours in Faurholt home studio, just beneath his childrens bedroom, which is one of the reasons why his vocals often sound hushed. He did not spend too much time on perfecting his recordings, instead he kept what felt immediate and honest sounding.

Feb 9, 2024

Ducks Ltd. • "Train Full of Gasoline” • 2024

There's always
Another dagger hidden in the sleeve
Another bullet in the magazine
A way to get yourself set
Up to roll back down the same long track
Set up to explode like a train full of gasoline

The Steel Wheels • "Sideways” • 2024

Virginia-based Americana pioneers The Steel Wheels have released new album Sideways via the band’s own Big Ring Records. Produced by Sam Kassirer (Lake Street Dive, Langhorne Slim, Josh Ritter), Sideways is at once a meditation on the nonlinear nature of personal growth and a joyous celebration of life. 

Bloody Bananas • Bad Taste • 2024

Cary LaScala has an enviable résumé as a drummer; he has toured and recorded with a variety of accomplished bands and artists, including Jackson United (Chris Shiflett of FooFighters), Wild Party, and Casey Spooner (Fisherspooner). But his most recent band, Bloody Bananas, has LaScala stepping out from behind the kit to play the multifaceted role of songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and front man. 

Feb 8, 2024

ifitbeyourwill S03 E03 • Ducks LTD.

Tom Mcgreevy, one half of Ducks LTD., is here to talk about their upcoming second LP, Harm's Way! It's set to release on February 9th and we're all eagerly waiting to hear it. Trust me, this record is truly outstanding and the anticipation is through the roof! Ducks LTD. brings a unique jangle pop sound with an added crispy edge, and this time they've even collaborated with Ratboy and Dehd. It's going to be a blast! Such a great band and I had a fantastic chat with Tom. 
Enjoy! 🎙️ 

Ducks Ltd. are a Toronto band featuring Australian lead guitarist Evan Lewis and U.K-born, U.S.-raised singer, bassist, and rhythm guitarist Tom McGreevy. As Ducks Ltd., the two thrive on skirting the edges of buoyant jangle pop and driving power pop. Their latest album, Harm’s Way, contains anxious songs that McGreevy explains are “about struggling. About watching people I care for suffer, and trying to figure out how to be there for them. And about the strain of living in the world when it feels like it's ready to collapse.”

Feb 6, 2024

ifitbeyourwill S03 E02 • Pete Astor

Pete Astor joined #ifitbeyourwill Podcast with tales of UK indie scene, professorship joy, and much anticipation on the eve of his latest record “Tall Stories & New Religions” Enjoy 🎙️

As the fiftieth birthday approaches, you get the sense that your life is thinning out and will continue to thin out, until it thins out into nothing. And you sometimes say to yourself: that went a bit quick. In certain moods, you may want to put it rather more forcefully. As in: OY!! THAT went a BIT FUCKING QUICK!!!… then fifty comes and goes, and fifty-one, and fifty-two. And life thickens out again. Because there is now an enormous and unsuspected presence within your being, like an undiscovered continent. This is the past. – Martin Amis

Feb 5, 2024

Penny Arcade • Jona • 2024

Hailing from a place of ancient mariners' secret coves and vast moors beaten by the wind and rain, Backwater Collage is James Hoare's first solo album under the name of Penny Arcade. Despite leaving London for the West country he grew up in, the Englishman is no stranger to the scene. He has been wandering around as if awakened from a long, not-so-peaceful sleep for some time now. You have most probably come across his washed-out blue eyes several times, in projects including Veronica Falls, The Proper Ornaments and Ultimate Painting.

Feb 4, 2024

Red Pants • Not Quite There Yet • 2023

For fans of 90’s Yo La Tengo or Sonic Youth, early Blonde Redhead, with brushes of Trish Keenan melodies. Or like the louder songs from Special Friend and the recent live sound of the band Semi Trucks (also Ira Kaplanmaniacs). -Kevin Linn.

This project by Liquid Fossils’ Jason Lambeth and Elsa Nekola accentuates this drone in Crimson Words, Witching Hour, See You At The Turnstile, and On A Wire. Here, mid-2000’s Sonic Youth-style layers of drone and deadlocked guitars crumble into each other to provide beautiful melodies that appear to have no real source to back their brilliance. janglepophub

Julianna Barwick and Mary Lattimore • Canyon Lights • 2024

Sorry Monks • Girlfriend (EP) • 2024

Girlfriend (EP) is the debut release from Sorry Monks and an exciting introduction to their sound, which mines the best of guitar music from the last 70 years – from the power pop craftsmanship of Buzzcocks and Elvis Costello, to the jangle of Ride and the early Beatles – and creates something new for today.

Feb 3, 2024

The Drives • Maybe I’m a Masochist • 2024

“This song is essentially about becoming complacent in a failing relationship.” shares frontman Andrew Levin. “In my last relationship, I had become so comfortable with being a part of an unhealthy dynamic that I didn’t even realize how unhappy I was. I was constantly focused on fixing a bunch of little problems that I never stepped back and saw how messed up everything had become. This song is basically about the guilt and regret I had for not realizing how bad things were.”

“The Drives have always stayed true to their name as a rock band with plenty of… well, you know.”

“…full of emotion and nostalgia that’s delivered with casual indifference.”

“It’s full of upbeat indie-rock guitar that feels like it jumped right out of an early 2000s coming of age film, in the best way possible.”

Feb 1, 2024

ifitbeyourwill S03 E01 • Hutch Harris

Season 3 starts off with a yet another great indie artist out of Portland US, Hutch Harris. He started his musical journey at a frenetic speed with his three piece, The Thermals, signing to Sub Pop merely 6 months after their first record. It’s a great story that Hutch describes so well. We also chatted about his impressive solo career that keeps him busy to this date, as he says, when you have a recording studio in your house the inspiration never ends. You might be interested to know that you can also recommend covers on Instagram for 25$… you request, he plays! It’s a great project of his with well over 160 covers done! 
Thanks for listening 🎙️