This one is for the true wanderers out there. “A Little Further Out”, the latest single by Bronze Radio Return is all about dreaming of what’s beyond and getting out of your comfort zone. Never content to stay in one place, the song encourages exploration and pushing the boundaries of life. All with the band’s signature sound which will have you shouting the chorus from the rooftops. For over a decade, Bronze Radio Return has been touring the country and hitting the airwaves with their infectious roots rock anthems. With over 200 million streams across platforms, the indie rock band is also a favorite among the sync community with dozens of notable placements in TV, film and ads for major brands.
In diet lemon’s latest single, “natural”, he rhetorically wonders why he always runs away when things get complicated. This driving indie rock track incorporates diffuse chattering voices, swirling synths, piercing guitar riffs and reverberated toy bells to create an other worldly texture throughout. Courtesy of the label Elton Audio, diet lemon is the self-produced solo project of Mega Mango’s guitarist Alexander Spagnolia. Alexander has perfected his blend of indie rock, pop, and bedroom rock while exploring the genre of “Phruitcore” with his debut single “lime”. However, it was his breakout single “melt” that heavily tapped into the rudimentaries of rock and gained over 3 million streams on Spotify.
The Ivy’s latest single, “Street Dogs” is an homage to the stray dogs they encountered on a trip to Mexico. They do what they want, but nobody bothers them as they play their role in society. Lyrically, the concept of the “bad boy” character with confidence and swagger was inspired by the four-legged creatures. This track gets its production shine from Grammy winning LA duo SameSame (Portugal The Man, Cage The Elephant), who co-produced and co-wrote this song. Tusla-based duo The Ivy developed their sound by fusing indie rock with R&B, Pop, and a touch of pop punk sensibility. After receiving 25 million combined streams on Spotify with their viral singles “Gold” & “Have You Ever Been in Love”, the duo is set to deliver their debut full-length album ‘A Door Still Open’ this year.
When it’s good it’s great, but we all know that the highs never last. The new single “I’ve Been Here Before” by Goodvibes Sound explores this back-and-forth that we all experience throughout life. While the lyrics discuss feelings of isolation and loneliness, the contrast between mellow verses and catchy high energy choruses evokes this repetitive cycle. MLondon-based duo Goodvibes Sound draws their inspiration from the sounds of 1970’s West Coast psych-pop and disco. This release is the first in a series of singles which will culminate in their forthcoming album entitled “Sunset City”.
Sometimes the saying, “everything happens for a reason” helps us justify the confusion that we all experience in life. In Certainly So’s latest single, “Lucid”, the band explores this introspective concept. Driven by Tanner Gray’s bittersweet vocals and a gorgeous string arrangement, the song slowly builds in an acoustic 6/8 feel reminiscent of Mazzy Star’s “Fade Into You” until it hits the final third where it explodes into a driving rock finale. Hailing from Birmingham and Nashville, this self described “post-angst” band was formed in 2010 by the joining of longtime friends who have been collectively refining their classic inspired indie rock sound for the past decade.
The latest single by The Indiana Drones is aptly called “Waking Up”, and when that chorus hits you’ll understand why. Backed by a swirling chorus and massive chunky guitars, a steady buildup reaches its anthemic peak and shouts out: I’m waking upIt’s been a long nightLet’s shake of the rustLet’s open these blinds andLet a little bit of daylight inFind out where the demons liveCuz I’m waking up The Indiana Drones is the solo passion project from touring and studio musician, Justin Zuccato. This Ontario based one-man-band writes, produces, records and plays all the instruments on his albums. In addition to touring with fellow Canadian Billy Raffoul, he’s produced records for artists like Thousand Foot Krutch and JJ Wilde. This solo project packs a big punch, with immaculately polished Alt. Rock production chops you usually only hear from the majors.
Produced during the pandemic, Steve Lewis’s latest album ‘Exit To Mystery’ was created during a period of intense isolation and hibernation. With themes of finding and losing love, longing for another person and exaltation, it became clear that the need for connection was necessary. With an eclectic mix of genres and a touch of eccentricity throughout, this album is a unique expression of an immensely talented artist. This is the third album from Nashville songwriter Steve Lewis, a new addition to our roster. As a songwriter he draws inspiration for all facets of life and for this latest album he includes questions about aliens, gods, regret, cigarettes, love and emotions. Steve has had his music recently featured in the German series Neumatt and Die Beschatter, and as the theme for the popular NPR podcast Death, Sex & Money.
Moving on from a heartbreak is never easy, especially when you’re miles away in a new city. The new track “Maybe I’ll Try”, London duo Goodvibes Sound explores these themes in a slow psychedelic, 70s soft-rock-inspired groove that’s reminiscent of a California dream. Goodvibes Sound have developed their signature sound over the past three years as they write, produce and mix all their own material. Known for their 70’s-inspired psychedelic sound and laid back jams like their summer masterpiece “Beachside Living”, the duo’s fanbase is quickly growing as they have garnered millions of streams worldwide.
Pulling from memories of a childhood celebrity crush, in Mom Rock’s latest single “Close Your Eyes” is all about realizing that some fantasies are just not meant to be. This is the second single off the band’s forthcoming album, ‘Now That’s What I Call Mom Rock’ which was produced by Sean O’Keefe (Fall Out Boy, Plain White T’s, Beach Bunny). You see someone from afar and fall in love. Without knowing who this person really is, you dream up a whole future together. This kid essentially obsesses over a popstar, meets her, and she’s like, ‘You’re a kid. I’m not in love with you. That would be weird.’ We’d been covering ‘Teenage Dirtbag,’ and it’s the reverse sentiment. It’s a ‘sad in love’ song. Originally formed at Berklee, this Nashville-based Powerpop trio is tearing up the indie scene with a sound that evokes iconic 90’s rock bands like Weezer and […]
If you’re hiding out indoors to escape the brutal summer heat, Päter’s latest single “Four Walls” will keep you company. Tacked piano, wacky background vocals and a strong driving beat a la Arcade Fire gives this song all the energy you need to keep yourself bouncing around your air conditioned bedroom. My reference for this track was the part in Willy Wonka where all the creepy dolls do a song and dance and then blow up. It’s about this age of bedroom content making that’s dressed up with so much promise but can in fact become quite isolating and maddening. Packaged in high octane indie rock delight. Who would have thought a music career could begin from the sale of a childhood puppy? After being forced to sell their family dog after the birth of a sibling, Päter traded in a pet for a guitar. Over the years and through […]