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Valentine Special: 10 Indie Songs for Soft Hearts

10. The Maccabees – “Toothpaste Kisses” 9. BORNS – “Electric Love” 8. St. Vincent – “Marry Me” 7. Sia – “Breathe Me” 6. The Temper Trap – “Sweet Disposition” 5. Adem – “God Only Knows” (Beach Boys Cover) 4. The Shins …

The soft sound of "Hard" by Los Angeles Police Department

When we first saw “Hard” by Los Angeles Police Department we figured we were about to listen to a hardcore gangster rap song, but then we heard the soft, honeyed voiced of Ryan Pollie, who is the man behind LAPD. …

Synth-Pop Supreme: Late Nite Cable "All Nite Girl"

Let’s be honest, a lot of synth-pop comes blazing through the internet but few rarely catch our attention. Well, NYC-Based band Late Nite Cable takes things to a different level with their 80s Depeche Mode-vibe and their own unique blend …

Pretty Sister "Drive" the cheer up on their new R&B track

“Drive” by Pretty Sister is a rousing R&B piece with electronic elements and a bouncy, bubbly sound that instantly brings the cheer up to 10. Zak Waters–the voice behind Pretty Sister, was featured on Adventure Club’s smash “Fade” and had his own …

Eleanor Friedberger Live at Bowery Ballroom 2/18/2016

NEW VIEW (Stream) New View, the third solo album by Eleanor Friedberger, was rehearsed in the Los Angeles neighborhood of Echo Park and recorded in upstate New York. The former is a place where characters in Warren Zevon songs get clingy …

Future Unlimited's 'Calm Down' EP

Future Unlimited is back after a three year absence from the music scene with a dynamic sophomore EP, Calm Down. After bursting onto the scene in 2012 with their signature style the band took a break but came back with more …

Great Post Prog: Turning Virtue - "Transcend"

Turning Virtue “Transcend” A Temporary Human Experience If you love Jethro Tull (and I am a huge fan), or King Crimson (with Belew and Fripp), you will love Turning Virtue.  The soaring guitar riffs remind me so much of Martin …

Dream Punks: Honduras - "Hollywood"

Honduras “Hollywood” Gathering Rust Wow.  The pounding of guitars, that great beginning riff, those vocals soaring over all the controlled chaos, that pounding bass and percussion propelling the song; what’s not to like.  Honduras refers to themselves as DreamPunk.  I …

Hindi-Rock: Elephant Stone - "Where I'm Going"

Elephant Stone “Where I’m Going” Ship Of Fools Elephant Stone is one of the most original sounding bands I have come across.  It must be the use of the sitar that drives the songs forward.  All I know, I really …

Great Prog Band: Gone Quite Mad - "Neptune"

Gone Quite Mad “Neptune” Neptune This is a great prog rock song by a great prog rock band.  They remind me King Crimson with Adrian Belew on vocals.  As lead singer, Chris Gesualdi says: “‘Neptune’ tells a story of courtship …

Perfect Pop: Panic Is Perfect - "Go Go Go"

Panic Is Perfect “Go Go Go” Cellspace You want perfect alternative pop music.  Panic Is Perfect (not a misnomer at all) is that band.  From the beginning “french vocal loops” to the ending violins, “Go Go Go” is a perfect …

Lo-Fi Masterpiece: Hawker M. James - "Fast Friends"

Hawker M. James “Fast Friends” Long Playing Lo-Fidelity What a great song.  There is such a refreshing honest to Hawker M. James’ music. He just has this gruff, simple voice, that pulls you into his great music.  With this new …

Eerie Wanda's "To Dream Again" -- PsychPop

Eerie Wanda is a psych-pop act that satisfies our sweet tooth! The project of Croatian/Dutch singer Marina Tadic and her bandmates —take a sprinkle of Britpop’s sweetest angles and the dark corners of psychedelia to create “To Dream Again.”

MUTEMATH "Monument" = Tears of Joy

New Orleans-Based band MuteMath have just released the video for their song “Monument” and our team was thrilled to view this. A few of us shed tears watching, while others were smiling the whole time. The lyrics, the music, the …

Benny Hester's Psych Pop "No The End Is Not Near"

Benny Hester’s lost track from 1972  “No The End is Not Near” is a simply a beautiful track reminiscent of Jim Croce and early 70s folk-rock. This song is laced with a beautiful psych-pop fringe and Hester’s echo-ed voice and …

Major Lazer "Be Together" Ft. Wild Belle

Major Lazer has a knack for finding beautiful women with heavenly voices. Lazer’s production work is flawless on “Be Together” –lyrics, vocals, instrumentals, and beat flow in a cohesive and seamless way. Wild Belle’s vocals soar with a breathy and …

Deep Sea Diver "Creatures of Comfort" Ft. James Mercer of the Shins

Seattle-based band Deep Sea Diver shares a new track, “Creatures of Comfort” feat. James Mercer of The Shins / Broken Bells on backing vocals. There is something very warm and soothing about this song that slowly pulsates a warm vibe …

Psychic Love's dreamy, pop, plethora of ear-gasmic sound

Imagine Nancy Sinatra and Goldfrapp teamed up? That’s what we think of when we listen to Psychic Love’s other-worldly music. Laura Peters has a heavenly voice that sounds somewhere between an angel and a vixen. The listener can easily become …

Perfect Tribute: Art Schop - "Back To Earth"

Art Schop “Back To Earth” Death Waits I One of the best and most touching tribute to the late great David Bowie.  Art Schop is one of those great artists who is never afraid to pay tribute to those who …

Surf Music With A Twist: YJY - "Amelia"

YJY “Amelia” Couch Surfin’ USA What a great, fun band.  YJY sounds like the Beach Boys and Camper Van Beethoven merged and had children (and not the girls from Wilson-Phillips).  YJY is a lot of fun.  Coming from New Jersey, YJY …

Dance Music The Won't Stop: ULRIKA - "Oh, Sally!"

ULRIKA “Oh, Sally!” EP, Phone Home With gorgeous looks, dynamic voice, and infectious dance, Swedish indiepop star, ULRIKA, has made the best new dance song for the year.  You’ll be dancing around the living room or the dance floor whenever …

Dirty Ass Garage Rock: Kinky Rhino - "Garage Roque"

Kinky Rhino “Garage Roque” Kinky Rhino Founded by members of The Blue Man Group band, Kinky Rhino dives head first into the world of rock ‘n roll. In the summer of 2015, while touring Central and South America with Blue Man …

Honest Storytelling: Brother Moses - "Crazy Eyes"

Brother Moses “Crazy Eyes” Legends Brother Moses began in 2014 when James Lockhart and Moses Gomez came together while studying at The University of Arkansas. In the spring of 2015, the band teamed up with now full-time members Matthew Heckmann …

Punk From NYC: The Original Sharks - "Capital Size"

The Original Sharks “Capital Size” Dirty Little Weekend I love this band.  Each of their songs clock 2 minutes or under and rock like hell.  The Original Sharks are an American rock band from New York that originally formed as …

Dark Brooding Atmosphere: James Jacket - "Empor"

James Jacket “Empor” James Jacket Demo Good God, James Jacket has done it again.  From beautiful Lisbon, Portugal, Jacket has been a mainstay of the Lisbon music scene along with his sister, Suspiria Franklyn.  This time, Jacket has wondered out …

Dark Underbelly Of NYC: Bootblacks - "8 Sub Rosa"

Bootblacks “8 Sub Rosa” Vein With the sound that’s half Bauhaus, half Joy Division, Bootblacks strike a new twist to the Goth sound.  I love the way the song sneaks up on you, starting slow, then wham, and then, “8 …

Dark Shimmering Pop: The Junkie Twins - "Petty Thief"

The Junkie Twins “Petty Thief” Push To Exit With a sound that shimmers yet rocks at the same time, The Junkie Twins have that sound reminiscent of The Jesus and Mary Chain without the feedback or Lou Reed at his …

Hip-Hop Hard Rock With Attitude: Bizzythowed - "Nothing You Can Do About It"

Bizzythowed “Nothing You Can Do About It” Blank Check I love Bizzythowed.  Borrowing from alternative, hard rock, and hip-hop, he has made a name for himself, and he has the attitude to match.  Thank God he has new material for …

Dream Grunge: Psychic Love - "Nancy"

psychic lovePsychic Love “Nancy” The Hive Mind What a great combination:  the dream pop of Mazzy Star with the guitar work of Jesus and Mary Chain.  Psychic Love describes their sound as grunge/dream.  Perfect description. Originally comprised of Laura Peters and …

Multi-Sensations: Radiation City - "Milky White"

Radiation City “Milky White” Synthesthica Cameron Spies and Lizzy Ellison, Radiation City’s founding couple, are a couple who, well, to say different, would be an understatement.  But together, they make interesting music.  Their new album, Synthesthica, is based on the …

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