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SONG PICK: Kid Bloom – Sugarcoat

“Sugarcoat” exquisitely dances on the exciting edge between sadness and joy, a sonic combination that can only come from a warm and sunny place like Los Angeles. Californian indie rock band Kid Bloom deliver yet another fantastic song after their hit singles “Different State of Mind” and “Electric U”. On[…]

SONG PICK: E.Parker – Girl

London-via-Australia singer/songwriter E.Parker has a special way to tell her stories, with gravitas and poise. Add the sleek, never intrusive production to it and you have perfect, modern pop gems at had. Her latest song “Girl” is somewhat more abstract than her previous work, but comes with a concrete message.[…]

SONG PICK: Working Men’s Club – Bad Blood

Named after the pubs and venues they tried to sneak into, singer and guitarist Sydney Minsky-Sargeant, guitarist-vocalist Giulia Bonometti, and drummer Jake Bogacki make music as Working Men’s Club – exciting music that is! Like the crazy talented love child between Talking Heads and LCD Soundsystem, “Bad Blood” hums and rattles along,[…]

SONG PICK: Sharon Van Etten – Seventeen

New York or in this case Brooklyn is a fast changing city. Sharon Van Etten arrived here in 2005 and in her moving new video “Seventeen” she shows us some of the venues or remains of venues that helped launching her career, juxtaposing it with growing up and changing herself[…]

SONG PICK: Maple & Beech – Side-Eye

What began as the solo project by Minneapolis-based producer Tyler Tholl, grew into a seven-member ensemble of friends and family who create smart electro-pop under the name Maple & Beech. Their new single “Side-Eye” is instantly catchy and attracts with its careful balance of suspense and joyfulness. No reason to give this song[…]

SONG PICK: Someone – Pull It Together

Tessa Rose Jackson aka Someone is back with big plans in 2019. First up is the power pop single “Pull It Together” with an infectious chorus. “I don’t know why I can’t pull it together. I don’t know why it’s so hard to remember when it was better” – you[…]

SONG PICK: Mansionair – Shadows

Certainly no over-night success nor surprise but the result of steadily releasing one awesome song after the other, collaborating with other artists, getting remixed and Grammy nominated, and all the while preparing a full length album, due on March 1, via Glassnotes Records. “Shadows”, the latest single by Australian three-piece[…]

SONG PICK: novelties – Pillow Talk

“Pillow Talk” is a beautiful future pop song full of suspense-generating restraint. L.A.-based Sisters Kelly Kawaii and Sophie Kowai, who record under novelties released this song late last year, but it already feels like a kick off for exciting music to come in 2019. Kelly self-produces the music, Sophie co-writes[…]

VIDEO PREMIERE: Teen Commandments – Read Between The Lines

The beautifully lush and upbeat “Read Between The Lines” by Brooklyn-based synth-pop band Teen Commandments got a visual treatment that supports the funky and carefree vibe of the song perfectly. Makes us lust after those crazy Summer days again already! Singer Brett Moses provides the following about their music video: “Our bassist,[…]

SONG PICK: Emmeline – Superheroes

“We gonna be superheroes,” is the hopeful message of Dallas-based singer/songwriter Emmeline. “Let the villains make their headlines,” she sings, but in the end the good forces will prevail. To make its point, the song starts with a piano, but then swells to a grand, cinematic finale and it is[…]

SONG PICK: Vök – Erase You

Maybe less dreamy than we came to know and love Icelandic trio Vök yet ever so irresistible and dance floor-ready arises the new single “Erase You”, ahead of their sophomore album “The Dark”. The LP is an eleven track collection written and recorded by Margrét Rán and Einar Stef in[…]

SONG PICK: TRACE – Anxiety (VIDEO)

L.A.-based singer/songwriter TRACE does restrained, unpretentious pop songs that are hard to push out of your head. Her musical interpretation of “Anxiety” does not hit you frontal, but sneaks up to you, just like those anxious feelings usually do. Even in the video, anxiety is personified by nice looking folks[…]

SONG PICK: Lumen Craft – Stranger (VIDEO)

An alluring guitar solo together with driving bass and drum beats get the passionate ride of “Stranger” started, and by the time the sensual vocals set in, the song has us utterly charmed. “Stranger” is the new single and video by Brazilian three-piece Lumen Craft, based out of São Paulo.[…]

SONG PICK: Kita Menari – Pretty Sure

Led by Micha de Jonge, Dutch indie-pop band Kita Menari, releases their new single “Pretty Sure”, an irresistible piece of 80s-tinged synth-pop heaven! Asked about “Pretty Sure”, Micha provides the following insight: “The song revolves about a common conversation I have with myself: whether or not what I’m doing creatively is good[…]