sweater boy – “Boys”

By Will Oliver, April 4th 2020

sweater boy is the project of 22-year-old David Moran, who has released his first single “Boys,” taken from his upcoming debut EP.

“Boys” carries a melancholy weight that is brought to life in colorful fashion with jangly guitar work heightened by some joyful production. Moran wrote the song after a heartbreak and turned it into the great track that we now have. So clearly, it was her loss.

Find a quote about the making of the song, along with the stream of “Boys,” posted below.
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Yesterday saw South London’s The Hannah Barberas release their debut album Into The Wild. This follows many releases and singles that we’ve previously shared.

Today we share the pretty timely “What Are You Celebrating?” The track captures the general feeling that the world is feeling right about now, with a slick and confident rock performance that brings it all to life.
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Shasta – “Closer”

By Will Oliver, April 3rd 2020

Shasta is a California-based band that features the lineup of Micayla Grace (Albert Hammond Jr, Bleached), Jennifer Duardo, Jon Sortland (The Shins) and Cecilia Della Perruti (Gothic Tropic, Beck).

The band has just released their 2nd single “Closer,” that combines some soaring melodies with a Spring-time esque production style.
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Freedom Fry – “Tell Me It’ll Be Alright”

By Will Oliver, March 29th 2020

Freedom Fry spent time going all around California recording their new album in places such as Joshua Tree, which is where Los Angeles married duo Marie Seyrat and Bruce Driscoll recorded their new single “Tell Me It’ll Be Alright.”

The track takes on some soothing elements of old school Cali rockers with some gorgeous vocals and the sort of hopeful message that we can use right about now. As even the band notes: “Even though we wrote it a while back the title feels really appropriate right now.”

Find “Tell Me It’ll Be Alright” available to stream below.
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Surf Rock Is Dead – “Immaculate”

By Will Oliver, March 29th 2020

Brooklyn’s Surf Rock Is Dead return with their most expansive offering to date with “Immaculate,” which follows the previously released “Diabolik.”

While we’re used to some more shoegazy rock elements, this shows a more restrained and textured sound from the band. They enter this new sonic territory with a confidence that suites them well.

Find the track streaming below, along with the band’s description of the recording process
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