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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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British indie rockers The Magic Gang released their self-titled debut album last year via Warner Music UK and got some great praise overseas but the album sadly seemed to go rather underlooked here stateside. But last week (on September 11th) the band made the trip here to the States for their U.S. debut performance in Brooklyn at Baby’s All Right, that kicked off with an intimate and emotional performance from Brooklyn’s Stello.
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Wintersleep – “Free Fall”

By Will Oliver, September 16th 2019

Canadian folk-rockers Wintersleep returned earlier this year with their new album In the Land Of, which was released via Dine Alone Records.

They’ve since returned with a brand new 7″ single featuring two new songs. Today we are sharing the a-side “Free Fall,” a lush and confident effort that demonstrates the many qualities you’ve come to expect from the band, who make their brand of folk sound so huge and massive, yet personal and intimate at the very same time.

Find “Free Fall” streaming below along with b-side “Fading Out.” You can also find the 7″ available to purchase here.

South Of France – Comme Ca

By Will Oliver, September 16th 2019

South Of France, the Denver-based indie pop outfit led by Jeff Cormack, will release their sophomore album Remember That Cool Thing We Did sometime in early 2020.

They’ve given us a preview of the album with their infectious lead single “Comme Ça,” a track that hones in the world of indie rock circa early 2000s with a simple but effective pop-rock approach that feels like a happy blend of acts like Phantom Planet, MGMT, Empire Of The Sun and Phoenix. It’s clear that they know their way around a good pop hook and don’t waste a single second of “Comme Ça’s” breezy runtime.

Enjoy a listen of “Comme Ça” below and look out for it’s inclusion on the Season 6 Premiere of Netflix’s BoJack Horseman.
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FRANKIIE – “Funny Feelings”

By Will Oliver, September 15th 2019

Vancouver four-piece FRANKIIE will release their debut album Forget Your Head on September 20th via Paper Bag Records.

They have recently let go of another single from the album, the psych-leaning “Funny Feelings.” The track taps into a primal feeling of psych-rock of the 70s, with powerful grooves and seductive vocals that lead the charge and compliment the sensual instrumentals to perfection.

Enjoy a stream of “Funny Feelings” below and find the album available to pre-order here.
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Stray Fossa – “Always Over”

By Will Oliver, September 15th 2019

Stray Fossa are preparing for the release of their new EP Laridae later this month, of which we’ve already heard three great singles ahead of its release.

The band have returned with one of the best of the batch yet, with the wide-eyed dreamy offering “Always Over,” a track that offers some of that dreamy rock that they seem to execute with ease, but around the halfway mark shift gears into something more of a jangly post-punk sound that works with the upmost confidence.

Find the track streaming below and the entire EP available to preorder right now from their Bandcamp page.
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Simen Mitlid – “Reality Tsars”

By Will Oliver, September 15th 2019

Norweigan singer-songwriter Simen Mitlid released his sophomore album Neutral on September 13th. We’ve shared a few tracks from the album to-date and “Reality Tsars” is the finaly track shared to go along with the album’s release date. The track-focused on his bright-minded folk style with a more uplifting pop aspect that calls to mind the work of modern folk greats like Jose Gonzalez.

Enjoy a listen to “Reality Tsars” below.
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