Indie

Molina – “Venus”

By Will Oliver, January 27th 2020 — with 1 comment

On Friday, Copenhagen-based producer & musician Molina returned with her brand new EP Vanilla Shell via Danish indie label Tambourhinoceros. One of its highlights is the ethereal and dreamy single “Venus” that sounds perfectly pure and cinematic, produced to allow it to shine towards its highest power.

Molina recently released a video of a stunning live performance of the track, which perfectly captures the magical quality that is on full display. You can also stream and buy the whole EP now on Bandcamp.
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Grumpy – “Davy Jones”

By Will Oliver, January 26th 2020

Grumpy are an indie rock outfit out of Nashville, Tennessee, who has returned with their brand new single “Davy Jones,” which was released via Acrophase Records.

The track mixes elements of some country-themed garage rock with a lighter more emo-based sound vocally. The combination is one that sounds like pieces of many genres, forming something that is very much in their own unique little wheelhouse but reminded of some modern acts like Snail Mail and Frankie Cosmos.

Enjoy a stream of “Davy Jones” posted below.
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Sarah Schonert – “All This Noise”

By Will Oliver, January 26th 2020

Sarah Schonert is a musician out of Peoria, Illinois who also is a multi-instrumentalist who writes, record and produced all of her music. This includes her most recent effort, Songs About Sounds, which was released last October.

On it Schonert showcases her ability to craft unique synth-drive pop songs that are colorful and etheral, while totally creating a unique vibe that can only come from an artist with a distinct vision.
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Apache Rose – “Tiny Love”

By Will Oliver, January 23rd 2020

Moscow-based rock project Apache Rose has returned with their debut single “Tiny Love,” an effortlessly self-deprecating and fun rocker that channels a lot of modern-day rock sounds.

There’s a bit of a 90s esque Brit-rock vibe to the track mixed with some more early 2000s modern vibes, with a wide-spanning and confident spirit to it. For a debut single, the track feels very smooth and accomplished and is just a lot of fun from start to finish. They don’t quite make them like this anymore.

Enjoy a stream of “Tiny Love” below.
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Storie Grubb – “shine”

By Will Oliver, January 23rd 2020

Storie Grubb is a singer-songwriter from Boise, Idaho who released his latest album The Void Struggle last November. Grubb has quietly had a prolific string of self-produced bedroom albums, releasing an album a month in 2019. Sheesh.

His albums have distinct raw power and personality to them that have a bit of a 90s Pacific Northwest feel to them. Like a mix of Modest Mouse, Pavement, Built to Spill and Neutral Milk Hotel rolled into one.
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Slotface – “Tap The Pack”

By Will Oliver, January 21st 2020

Hailing from Norway, Sløtface make super-charged garage rock that has a bit of a power-pop edge to it.

This is found on the amped-up single “Tap The Pack” that hits hard from the get-go and never relents. It’s tailormade for summer listening with the windows down as you blast down the highway.

It’s the lead single from their sophomore album Sorry for the Late Reply due out January 31 on Nettwerk/Propeller Recordings.
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Talk Show – “Banshee”

By Will Oliver, January 21st 2020

Four-piece band Talk Show has emerged as a hot new band in the UK, with many outlets calling them ones to watch in 2020. It doesn’t take long into their new single “Banshee” to see why.

“Banshee” features the punk edge of bands like Shame, Girl Band and The Murder Capital, with some 80s-tinted new wave elements that work well with their edgy style and art-punk grooves.
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