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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Not Fit – “When It Goes”

By Will Oliver, March 29th 2020

Brooklyn based indie/alternative rock band Not Fit have released their debut single “When It Goes,” the first of a series of four singles that will be released this year.

The band, which is comprised of Ben Griffin (Bass), Jacob Block (Drums), Kurtis Tuohy (Guitar), and Claudio Tarchi (Vocals).
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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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Augustine – “Picking Up Speed”

By Will Oliver, March 29th 2020

Augustine was recently named Pop Artist of the Year at the Swedish Independent Music Awards and has followed that achievement up with his brand new single “Picking Up Speed.”

It’s a soaring piece of electro pop that takes the genre to a fresh and engaging place with some gorgeous vocals that float perfectly above the colorful soundscapes that are so elegantly produced. It’s like a mix of the early work of artists such as Passion Pit and Empire Of The Sun.

Find the track available to stream below, along with a little bit of information about the track from the artist himself:

”It’s about building this little universe with someone. Just living in your bubble together and feeling that everyone on the outside sucks. But regardless of how good it is, you fear that it could break at any moment. The more you gain, the more you may lose. Picking up speed together with someone who means the world to you can be the scariest thing.

Toledo – “Lovely”

By Will Oliver, March 29th 2020

Toledo, the Brooklyn-based duo of Daniel Alvarez and Jordan Dunn-Pilz, have returned with their new single “Lovely,” the first bit of new music from them in a year.

It’s got a light and personal feel to it that feels like a ballad from the likes of Car Seat Headrest, just with a bit more intimacy. The track is their attempt at a happy song after meeting someone who changes your worldview. Or as they explain below:
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Day Wave – “Potions”

By Will Oliver, March 29th 2020

Photo by Daniel Topete

Day Wave will release his brand new EP Crush on April 24 via [PIAS] Recordings. We already shared first single “Starting Again” and today we are back to share the second single “Potions.”

Day Wave architect Jackson Phillips has his sound down to a science at this point and he keeps the formula working smoothly on “Potions,” a track that sounds like the sort of early stuff The Drums would’ve released back in the day.

It’s got a brisk summery feel to it and an emotional undercurrent that gives it depth and plenty of dimension.

Enjoy a listen to “Potions” below

Peach Fur – “Preloved”

By Will Oliver, March 28th 2020

Photo by Dom Gould

Peach Fur is an Australian band who just returned with their 3rd EP Awake.

The band showcases their ability to craft songs around some lovely vocal arrangements on the upbeat single “Preloved.” The track shines bright with an uplifting spirit that channels some love songs of the past, just with a new shiny modern appeal.
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