Cape Weather – “Try Harder”

By Will Oliver, February 23rd 2020

Cape Weather is the Los Angeles-based duo of Natalie Smith and Eric Jackowitz. They’ve only released a handful of songs to date but have already garnered attention from them.

There’s no doubt that this will continue with their latest release, “Try Harder.” Reminiscent of some of the earlier work of Tennis, “Try Harder” has a sun-soaked timeless quality to it that is hard to resist. Smith’s vocals soar high above the polished instrumentation that sounds like a perfect summer day.
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Leif Erikson – “When Love Rings”

By Will Oliver, February 23rd 2020

Last month we shared “Question Time,” a track from London band Leif Erikson’s upcoming EP Question Time. The group has returned with a second offering from the release with “When Love Rings.”

The groovy offering showcases some smooth guitar work and instrumentation that is held together by some well-fitting smokey vocals. There’s an elegant bluesy quality to the track, one that suits the theme of the song. The band explains:
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EllaHarp – “Screaming Into the Void”

By Will Oliver, February 21st 2020

EllaHarp is the project of San Francisco-based singer-songwriter Ella Dawn Jenkins. The singer is also a talented harp player who combines the two forces to create an artful pop genre that is almost its own entity entirely. Not only does she write all her songs but she self-produces, as well as designing her own harp.
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Mother Yeti – “My Best Please”

By Will Oliver, February 17th 2020

Mother Yeti are a rock outfit that hails from the Pacific Northwest, beginning as two high school friends kicking off a jam session in Boise, Idaho, and has now evolved to a 3-5 piece lineup. Their new album My Best Please was released in January via Neurodisc/Global Heist Recordings

featuring songs that dive into the old soulful sound of Americana rock that would’ve fit right in with 70s psych. This is felt on the album’s title track “My Best Please,” a song with rootsy folk vocals and some classic rock influence that is well blended with some more psych-leaning melodies and guitar work.
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Mountain Soundsystems – “ORMUS”

By Will Oliver, February 17th 2020

Mountain Soundsystems is a Seattle-based electronic music producer Jared Sand, who makes live instrumental jams and psychedelic grooves.

On his debut offering “Ormus,” he creates trippy electronic soundscapes layered with synths and beats. His goal is to create a dream-like feeling, or “perhaps the soundtrack for a newer science fiction movie taking place somewhere in space.”
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Sonny Hell – “Behind The Blue Sky”

By Will Oliver, February 17th 2020

Brooklyn-based musician Sonny Hell won us over back in October with his track “Rogue Wave” and he’s done it again with his latest single, “Behind The Blue Sky.”

It’s an energetic rocker that wastes no time launching off into the sun, with a warm summery feeling felt along the way. Never stopping for air, “Behind The Blue Sky” has a bit of Springsteen and some of the wide-open road feeling of The War On Drugs. It’s everything a good rock tune should be.

Here’s Sonny Hell’s explanation about the track:
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13//ali_fawn – “Mirrorshade”

By Will Oliver, February 17th 2020

Detroit-based producer 13//ali_fawn has returned with new track “Mirrorshade,” following “Future Swim,” which we shared back in December.

The instrumental has a cinematic quality to it, showcases many tones and textures, creating a colorful sonic palette along the way. Smooth and funky, smarty produced and executed, it’s a track that never stops evolving and changing shapes.

Here’s a description of the making of the track from the artist himself:
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Far West – “Let It Slip”

By Will Oliver, February 16th 2020

Far West is a synth-pop project from Santa Cruz, California who released its new EP Carry Through back in January.

It’s the sort of cinematic indie pop that has a youthful summery spirit, such as the picturesque and shimmering “Let It Slip.”

Just a few seconds into the song and you can already imagine the proper placement of it included during a party scene or montage in a coming of age movie (this is meant as a compliment).

The whole EP can be streamed and purchased on Bandcamp and “Let It Slip” is available to stream below.