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Locate S, 1 – “Personalia”

By Will Oliver, January 28th 2020

Photo by Ebru Yildiz

Christina Schneider, the brainchild behind Locate S, 1 has signed to Captured Tracks who will release her sophomore album Personalia on April 3rd. She’s recently let go of the artful first single from the record, the title track “Personalia.” The track has a glossy atmospheric art rock feel to it with some dance-grooves that are bubbling just under the surface with some early colorful Of Montreal vibes, which makes sense as the album was produced by their very own Kevin Barnes.

Named after a poem by Mary Ruefle, “Personalia,” is a retelling of an emotional night in 2018 when she nearly quit. The track is a therapeutic triumphant that moves expertly with confidence and ease.

Find the music video for “Personalia” available to watch below and find the album available to pre-order at 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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Cami Petyn – “Static”

By Will Oliver, January 26th 2020

Los Angeles artist Cami Petyn has just released her debut single “Static, an alt-pop track that balances some weighty topics on its mind.

With a soulful and strong vocal performance, Petyn floats above some icy electronic synth production behind her. Lyrically she talks about overcoming anxiety finding catharsis within the electronic soundscapes.
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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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Leif Erikson – “Question Time”

By Will Oliver, January 21st 2020

London outfit Leif Erikson are preparing the release of their new EP Question Time, recently sharing the title track and lead single, a track that tackling the issues of climate change and ineffective politicians. Certainly topics we can all appreciate no matter where we are in the world.

The track shines with a polished production style that operates with will the band’s expansive guitar sound that pairs devilishly well with all the heavy topics that are on their mind lyrically.
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Yakima – “It Helped”

By Will Oliver, January 21st 2020

Scottish indie outfit Yakima capture the essence of 90s Britrock with an effortless charm on their brand new single “It Helped,” taken from their debut EP Go Virtually, due for release via Moshi Moshi Records. The track was produced by Benji Compston and Jon EE Allan of Happyness who also lends their vocals.

The track sounds like a cool summer day spent sprawled out on a field with some good food and company by your side, a welcome image right now in the heart of a New York winter over here.

Find “It Helped” streaming below and stay tuned for the band’s upcoming new EP later this year.
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Witch’s Wall – “Lady Love”

By Will Oliver, January 21st 2020

Witch’s Wall are a band out of Birmingham, Alabama who make “a seamless brew of dreamy indie pop and psychedelia-shaded experimental rock.”

With their new track “Lady Love” they have most certainly proved all of these things true, with the song that made them nostalgic for a time 20 years ago when their favorite band was The Sea & The Cake.
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