Tag: Indie Rock

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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 […]

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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 […]

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We all know the highs of a relationship can be magical while the lows can sometimes be quite traumatizing, but in Rush Midnight’s latest single, “off/on” he reflects on the beauty of it all. Sticking true to his signature sound of lush synths, funky bass lines, horn stabs and mesmerizing vocals, this song is a smooth 70’s throwback a la Tame Impala, Neon Indian and Blood Orange. We try to transform lingering relationship trauma into beautiful art.  We wrote this song by a pool in West Hollywood. A love affair that evolves downward always has its extreme highs and lows etched into our memories; there’s beauty in it. New York native Russell Manning began his journey in music studying jazz at Oberlin under bass legends Buster Williams, Eddie Gomez and Leon Dorsey. After touring overseas with the band Twin Shadow he settled down in Los Angeles and began his career […]

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At some point in our lives, we’ve all felt that notion of being lost, forgotten, or not necessarily conscious of our place or purpose in life. In “Obliviamos”, the latest single by the alt-rock band Roseburg, they focus on this very concept with a compassionate message. This emotionally charged track pulls at the heart strings and draws the listener in with an anthemic chorus. What else could you ask for? They thought we fell into oblivionDidn’t we sayThat we know we’re gonna find our way (our way)Don’t you know we’re gonna find our way (our way) The formation of the Utah-based quartet is an interesting story as Zach Knell and Samuel Sheppard met as Mormon missionaries in the town of Roseburg and communicated via handwritten notes with hopes of starting a band. They began working on their debut album when they met fellow missionary Keith Lambson and finally in 2019, […]

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It seemed only appropriate that for SXSW week we feature an Austin native. DLG.’s new EP, ‘MARCH’ reaches new heights while staying true to his signature laid back, soulful DIY sound. The first installment of his new “2 on 2” series where he will regularly drop 2 songs on the 2nd of the month, this release gets inspiration from artists like MGMT & Dayglow and is noticeably more uptempo than his past releases. “CLOSE ONE!”, which landed a Spotify editorial playlist spot on The New Alt, has more of a laid back summer feel, while “DROWN IN YOU” is more driving with wispy falsetto vocals a la Tame Impala. In just over a year of working with Bodega Sync, DLG. has quickly become a favorite among music supervisors with sync placements in 4400, Bel-Air, Sex Lives of College Girls, and You. A true DIY artist, he writes, produces, performs, and […]

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Love is in the air this Valentine’s day! Whether you’re deeply fallen or just feeling the first flutter of a new love, The 1-800’s latest single, “First Love”, will take you back to that nostalgic start of it all. With a modern spin on synthwave (a la early Daft Punk), the band creates an innocently charming song that will sure to have you all up in your feelings. The synth pop/retrowave band hails from El Paso, Texas and uses everyday experiences of uncomfortable truths to bring their audience together. Their song “Lovewave” garnered viral attention as it became one of Instagram’s most viral trends of 2022 and had over 1.5 million Tik Tok hits. The band also landed a recent sync placement in the YouTube docuseries “Michael Fassbender: Road to Le Mans“ with their song “This Might Be It”.

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Channeling the political angst of revered artists like N.W.A and Rage Against The Machine, BADTALKERS hold nothing back in their new single “I Like It Loud”. Featuring Benjamin Carter, this track is a bit of a departure from their typical sound and is focused on class disparity. We as human race in America are polarized and our leaders are united in keeping the middle and lower class down. Politicians are out of touch with the communities they claim to serve.The wealthy class has a firm boot on the soft neck of the ruling class with no plans to vacate. Stop the car. We want out. Burn it all, or at least listen to us scream about it. BADTALKERS is a band composed of Richard Leon, Christian Edusada, Matthew Groves and Danny Huerta, proudly hailing from Compton, CA. The multiracial group tackles an array of hot button issues like poverty, gun […]

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