Soccer Mommy Releases New Single “lucy”

By Will Oliver, September 19th 2019

Photo by Natalia Mantini

Tonight Soccer Mommy has released her brand new song “lucy,” her first release for her new label, Loma Vista Recordings.

“lucy” showcases a slightly more expansive sound that showcases Sophie Allison’s supreme songwriting talent with a fresh new edge, while still maintaining the elements that made her 2018 debut studio album Clean such a breakthrough.

The track’s available to stream below and you can buy the limited 7″ single right now at the Loma Vista store.
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The Districts – “Loving Protector Guy”

By Will Oliver, August 23rd 2019

The Districts returned today with a brand new song “Loving Protector Guy,” a song that comes with a message that hopes to draw attention to support the cause of Everytown For Gun Safety.

After a relative of the band’s had an eccentric encounter with a man who “pulled up next to his car and rolled down the window, with a sheriff hat on. He pulled out a water gun and shot my cousin in the face with it. It was beyond eerie, beyond poor taste.” the band contemplated the state of our nation with the ever-prominent issue of gun violence.
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Tummyache – “Median”

By Will Oliver, July 29th 2019

Tummyache is the indie rock project of Nashville’s Soren Bryce. She’s preparing to release their debut EP Humpday later this year and has showcased their triumphant indie rock sound with the powerhouse new single “Median.”

It hits hard with a rollicking and pummelling rhythm and tight garage-rock riffs, not to mention a very 90s-esque chorus that actually reminds a bit of a mix of earlier St. Vincent and Sharon Van Etten, mixed with the power and atmosphere of Wolf Alice. It’s a rock anthem that earns every bit of that phrase and puts Tummyache on the path to be a rock voice to keep a firm eye (and ear) on.

Enjoy the music video for “Median,” which is posted below.
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Zuma Creek – “Shark Teeth”

By Will Oliver, July 21st 2019

Zuma Creek is the writing/recording project of Florida-based Musician Nathan Fugleberg. On Friday he released his self-titled debut album, of which we are sharing standout “Shark Teeth” today.

The track has a lo-fi feel that is ripe for some cool listening in the air conditioning as this blistering heat scorches down on our backs. With jangly guitars and a charming early 2000s indie bedroom rock swagger to it, it sneaks up on you with Fugleberg’s irresistible vocal delivery and surprising hooks. There’s a nostalgic feeling felt deep within it’s DNA one that connects and lands triumphantly.

Find “Shark Teeth” available to listen to below, as well as the whole album which you can stream in its entirety on Spotify.
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Premiere: Mantra Love – “IDC”

By Will Oliver, July 18th 2019

Mantra Love is the Houston, Texas duo of brothers Derek and Fabian Silva. They’re back with their brand new single “IDC,” a song that today we have the great honor and privilege of premiering.

“IDC” has the cool swagger and charm of The Strokes with the more modern rock aspects of bands like Twin Peaks that give the track youthful vital energy that gives it some layers of depth and dimension.

Here’s what the song means, directly from the band themselves:

IDC is about when a person consistently uses you. They are an emotional vampire sucking you dry of every bit of empathy you have left until you just don’t give a shit anymore. You have given them all you can give and still they don’t ever return the favor. It’s always a one way street with them and you are just over it.

Enjoy your exclusive listen to “IDC” below.

Photo by Cooper Fox

Chicago rockers Twin Peaks have announced their brand new album Lookout Low will be released on September 13 via Grand Jury Music.

The band has continued to surprise with their mature evolution with every new album and based on the fantastic new single “Dance Through It,” their evolution continues strong. The album was recorded at Monnow Valley with producer Ethan Johns (Paul McCartney, U2, Kings of Leon). For this album, the band’s mission was to capture the exhilarating vibe of their shows and based on this song, they’ve done just that. There are some strong Rolling Stones vibes felt here, something that suits them quite well.

Find the official music video for “Dance Through It,” which was directed by Ariel Fisher and Léo Schrepel, posted below along with Twin Peaks’ upcoming tour dates and the Lookout Low tracklist.
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[Premiere]: Elle Belle – “WKND”

By Will Oliver, June 27th 2019

(Photo by Casey Curry)

Los Angeles native Christopher Pappas has made a career as a versatile and prolific composer who has written music for NASA, composed an award-winning off-broadway musical and assembled and conducted his own orchestra, not to mention making music with his group The Everyday Visuals.

He now returns with his other proejct Elle Belle, with the release of the brand new single “WKND,” which we have the grand pleasure of sharing with you today as an exclusive first listen premiere ahead of it’s release via Little Record Company, the record label of Pierre de Reeder of Rilo Kiley.
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TV People – “Healthier Days”

By Will Oliver, June 18th 2019

TV People are a four-piece indie rock band hailing from Dublin led by the dueling vocals of Paul Donohoe (lead guitar) and Len Rochford (rhythm guitar) featuring the drum work of Brendan Clarke and the bass riffs of Rob Kavanagh.

Only forming this year, the band have already released their debut single “Healthier Days.” The track featured a confident early 2000s New York swagger to it that seems like the work of a band whose been around for much longer. But the band sound tight and know how to put together a tight track that brings in plenty of classic rock influences, while also injecting it with a bit of their own DNA.

Enjoy a listen to “Healthier Days” below and find the track available to purchase at your own price at their Bandcamp.
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