Split Screens – “From the Start”

By Will Oliver, October 16th 2019

Split Screens, the project of San Francisco’s Jesse Cafiero, has recently returned with his brand new EP Everyday Static, of which we previously shared first single “Need From Me.”

With the release of the EP, they have released the music video for current EP single “From the Start,” a lush and expansive rock effort that showcases Cafiero’s vocals and a strong folk-rock melodic sense that feels warm and familiar.

The music video for the track is a stop-motion video made by Cafiero himself that was animated frame-by-frame by hand using over a hundred vintage collage cutouts from books found from at library sales, goodwill, and a variety of other donation-based stores.

Enjoy the lovely video below and find the EP available to stream and purchase at his Bandcamp.
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Winona Oak – “Let Me Know”

By Will Oliver, October 15th 2019

Photo by Andreas Öhman

Rising Swedish pop singer Winona Oak has returned with her lovestruck new single “Let Me Know,” a track that she released on her birthday via Neon Gold Records / Atlantic Records.

The track soars to life in a grand fashion that feels like a bit of the emotional vocal range of Imogen Heap with the big grand nature of Florence and the Machine or Marina (and the Diamonds). A lot of today’s pop falls shy of expectations for me but this is the sort of soaring pop magic that is simply irresistible in every way.

Find the music video for the track, which was directed by Andreas Öhman. It’s cler that Oak is someone to keep a firm eye on as her star is so clearly on the rise.
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She Keeps Bees – “Longing”

By Will Oliver, October 15th 2019

Earlier this year saw She Keeps Bees return with Kinship, their new album in five years, via Ba Da Bing Records.

The band have since released a lovely music video for the equally mystical and lovely album offering, “Longing.” The video was shot by Justin Arriola and Nikkita Saulnier Johnson and features dancing and choreographer from Angela Nelson. Enjoy the music video below and find Kinship available to purchase here.
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Birmingham-born, Nashville-based indie rock outfit The Brook & The Bluff will release their debut album First Place on October 25th. They’ve recently released a video for their new single “Everything Is Just A Mess,” a tender offering with some souful vocals that pair nicely with the tracks elegantly built instrumentation which taps into a smooth summery offering that is an easy and pleasant listen all the way through.

You can find the music video for “Everything Is Just A Mess” below and stay tuned to check out the album later this month.
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Sea Girls – “Violet”

By Will Oliver, October 3rd 2019

London’s Sea Girls is a hot-rising rock band who have just announced their first-ever set of U.S. tour dates, which will bring them to New York on December 10th for a performance at Mercury Lounge. The band has also released their brand new single “Violet.”

The track has a larger-than-life expansive power with a vintage charm to it that builds and builds to new heights as it goes along, with an infectious chorus that is propelled forward with some high-energy riffs that never let up for even a second. It doesn’t take long to see why the band has been causing such a stir overseas.

Enjoy the official music video for “Violet” below and find the dates for their U.S. tour later this year posted after the video.
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Namdose -“Shelter” (feat. Ropoporose & BRNS)

By Will Oliver, October 1st 2019

Belgium/France-based outfit Namdose have returned with their super chill new single “Shelter,” which features both Ropoporose & BRNS.

The track instantly finds a steady groove in its groovy bassline that is paired every so nicely with some well-paired electronics. The effortlessly cool vocal performance carries it all home, radiating cool at all times with a summer-like feeling that it never deviates from even for a second.

Find the music video for the track, which was directed by Thibaut Charlut posted below.
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Starcrawler – “No More Pennies”

By Will Oliver, October 1st 2019

California rockers Starcrawler are preparing for the release of their sophomore album Devour You on October 11th via Rough Trade Records.

The band have returned with the rather mature and classic rock inspired new offering “No More Pennies,” which show sa step-forward for the young rockers. Enjoy the music video for the track below, which was directed by the band’s own Arrow de Wilde, as well as Jonathan King.

Foals Release New Song “Into The Surf”

By Will Oliver, September 25th 2019

Although we just got a new Foals album a few months ago with Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost – Part 1, we’re still waiting with anticipation for Part 2. The album is out on October 18 via Warner Records and today the band has given us another look at the album with the release of single “Into The Surf.”

While the band described the album as more of a heavier banger than Part 1, “Into The Surf” is a more atmospheric slow burn that ramps up as it goes along in typical Foals fashion. It has that perfect late-night feel, one that hits all the right emotions in a suitable heartfelt manner that the band pull off oh so well.

Find a stream of “Into The Surf” below and stay tuned for more from Foals and Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost – Part 2 coming soon.

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