Lower Dens

Lower Dens return after over 4 years with Competition.

With their swirling gorgeous sound they also get pointedly political as heard on “Young Republicans” (“Born without souls or blood or skin, we’re young Republicans”).

“Young Republicans”

Demob Happy

Demob Happy hail from the northeast of England, Newcastle upon Tyne to be exact.

This trio has two albums to their credit and are deserving with the new song “Autoportrait”.

 

“Autoportrait”

Lana Del Rey

Lana Del Rey continues to amaze.

2 songs that work together as California destructs. 

From her forthcoming album Norman Fucking Rockwell!

Listen here to “Fuck It I love You & the Greatest”.

“Fuck It I Love You…The Greatest”

Chance the Rapper

The marvelous Chance the Rapper cleverly teams up with Death Cab for Cutie for an end of summer song.

“Do You Remember” from his latest The Big Day.

“Do You Remember” (featuring Death Cab for Cutie)

Secret Shame

I’m not much for labels but Secret Shame could be termed deathrock or post-punk or simply Goth. The sound is brooding and gloomy which I find compelling.

This quintet out of Asheville, N.C. debuts with their album Dark Synthetics and the song “Calm”.

“Calm”

Angel Olsen

Angel Olsen’s 4th album All Mirrors is expected in October.

Listen to the sumptuously ethereal title track.

“All Mirrors”

Hobo Johnson

Hobo Johnson (Frank Lopes Jr.) is the multiracial frontman of Hobo Johnson and the LoveMakers.

Their 3rd album The Fall of Hobo Johnson is due in September which includes this riotous song “Typical Story”.

“Typical Story”

Girl Friday

Girl Friday, a musical quartet based in L.A. and also a feminist project, debut with pure punk attitude with the EP Fashion Conman, including the song “Decoration/Currency”.

Girl Friday

“Decoration/Currency”

Girl in Red

Girl in Red is the young musician Marie Ulven.

She hails from Oslo, Norway and releases songs as she writes them.

“I’ll Die Anyway” is her latest.

“I’ll Die Anyway”

Miynt

Back from my travels.  Off the road for a while.

Found Miynt in Stockholm.

“Peaches” is from her upcoming 2nd E.P.

Petrol Girls

Petrol Girls, the dynamic feminist punk band from London, pulls no punches.

Here are 2 songs from their 2nd album Cut & Stitch.

“The Sound”

“Big Mouth”

Fontaines D.C.

Fontaines D.C. is an new exciting Irish punk band to add to your playlist.

“Boys in the Better Land” is from their debut album Dogrel.

“Boys in the Better Land”

ALASKALASKA

English art band ALASKALASKA debut with the album The Dots.

Blending multiple genres, the band beguiles us with “Tough Love”.

Iceage

Iceage, the Danish punk band, released the album Beyondless last year.

The best track “Pain Killer” featuring Sky Ferreira is now a video and a re-release of the single.

“Pain Killer”

Japanese Breakfast

Japanese Breakfast is easily one of the best names in years for a musical artist.

Michelle Zauner, a Korean-American, created the clever moniker and has a memoir, Crying in H Mart, due soon. 

Her new song “Essentially” was recorded in Bali as part of the W Hotels label W Records, a new player in the world of music.    

“Essentially”

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