“Sometimes you get the best of both worlds.
Brooklyn-based indie pop artist Tanners is living proof. Mixing the psychedelic rock flair of indie greats like Tame Impala with pop vocal melodies of stars like Lana Del Rey, the New Yorker by way of Tennessee has just emerged with her debut EP. The current single, “This Crazy” swirls with synths, but cuts with real drums, and is the singer’s coming to terms with the inevitable phase of being reckless and young.” - C-Heads
"Whispery tease of a vocal," "just so damn sultry," "flirts with temptation," "sensual, sexy jams."
These are all words used to describe Marian Hill's music. Marian Hill takes on the ever-important role of changing the narrative and challenging the language that describes women in music. You can see it first-hand in their new video for their track, "Wish You Would."
Flaunt Magazine gives a first look at the video and dives into a Q&A talking all things Marian Hill - their inspiration, creation process, international success and how it's all shaped their music today.
Crunchy guitars and a stellar bass line ring loud as Nate Wells' vocals pierce your soul with the poignant line, "Could you love me at all?" "Cup of Tea" bites back - full of attitude and oh so catchy. The Solarists' effortless sound, memorable hooks and relatable lyrics make for the ultimate summer soundtrack and lucky for us, it is here right in time!
"Pavement" is like a breath of fresh air on a Sunday morning - full of life, crisp, and boundless. The Wild Honey Pie says it, "is a song about the good ol' days and the hope that they're not all behind you. Just one listen and chances are you'll be taken back to that one summer that made you want to live forever."
Equal parts heartbreaker and nose-breaker, Madge is an LA-based DIY punch-pop producer striving to crush the industry's gatekeeper culture and boys' clubs. Her new track, "Alice," is electric, eclectic, and alluring and now she's got a DIY video to go with it.
C-Heads says, "The LA-based indie pop artist has managed to find a sound that is incredibly unique, yet accessible. She's an artist for artists, but also for the kids. Doing all of the writing and production herself, she's found a way to run bubblegum far into left field, and seemingly without much effort. Today, she offers us a glimpse into what she calls "the Madge universe." A sugary, yet slightly terrifying realm where her dear friend Alice resides."
Ones to Watch says, "In case you haven't heard the masterpiece that is Danny McCook's (A.K.A. Saint Mesa's) 'Murky,' the track feels like a ritualistic battle song, dripping with foreboding intensity. The song's innate cinematic presence yearns to be accompanied by an equally omnipotent video, one that embodies and escalates the raw power of the composition."
Tanners' new single, "Empress in Reverse," is silky smooth, dreamy and irresistible. Reminiscent of that 70's disco feel, Tanners takes us on a ride to an underground disco joint in this tune.
FADER says of the track, "Tanners makes energetic psych-pop with melodies eager to worm their way in your head. Today, she's debuting her latest single 'Empress In Reverse,' an electric tangle of guitar and synth with a mid-song drum flourish that makes me lose my mind a little bit."
GUNSHIP, the synthwave pioneers, have gotten us excited for the upcoming release of their 13-track album Dark All Day (out October 5th) with the release of their intoxicating single "Dark All Day."
Dark, eerie, and moody, "Dark All Day" is a tribute to the 1987 cult film, The Lost Boys, and features one of the film's stars, Mr Timmy Cappello - the sexy sax man himself. The track also guest features UK singer/songwriter, Indiana, whose sweet but sultry sound complements the fervor and intensity carried throughout the track.
GUNSHIP's "Dark All Day" comes equipped with a killer video created in Japanese anime style by Angry Metal Studios, but switches to live action for its finale. The video also acts as GUNSHIP's debut visual appearance, having never appeared in previous videos.
Imperfect Fifth says of the video, "Clear, precise visuals. This video encapsulates the trio's live performances tactics, while allowing them to partake in a short film-like storyline..."
Atwood Magazine says, "The Habits' "Calling Me Up" is special: With its crests, valleys, and lush swirls of energy, it carries a weight that extends well beyond the band's identity - wrapping us in waves of familiar strain, tension, hope, and longing."
Looking for the a good-ol summer bop? Look no further. Tofer Dolan's "Baby Daddy," twists the typical elements of pop-music into a Picasso-esque, surrealist experience.
It was a late-night dream the sparked the start of Tofer Dolan, the musical project of singer Asher Roth and producer Oren Yoel. Tofer Dolan is a departure from the artists' previous musical ventures and their debut into the alternative-pop world. Give it a listen, you won't be disappointed.
Earmilk says, "Keller becomes heartbreakingly exposed on this electro-pop tune and it's a wonderful display of the vulnerability found in her songwriting."
Sky explains, "'Weekend' is about an unattainable love. It's about wanting someone who is unavailable but for some reason this person (you desire) still keeps you around in some capacity. I really hoped I'd be able to change her mind, but in the end, she wanted nothing more than to have fun."
Atwood Magazine says, "The Habits' new song is a special combination of love and tension: The kind of song that says exactly what it needs to say, capturing all the little things while weaving a wide net that everyone can relate to...Brimming with euphoric indie pop energy and frenetic, love-fueled passion, The Habits' 'Calling Me Up' dives into the pain of keeping the spark alive when the lights are already out."
Imperfect Fifth wrote about the song here.
The Little Miss explains,"I wrote 'American Dream' at a time when the tension in our country felt palpable. This was five years ago. Now, seemingly more divided than ever, I questioned whether or not I should release a song that sounds so blindly idealistic. To be clear, "American Dream" is not an endorsement of this country as it stands now. I don't think that it is unpatriotic to think that we can do better than this. The American Dream, as it has been fed to us - Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness - has not delivered on its promises for many (if not most of us). So, while the song yearns for this made-up, sepia-toned time that never existed, it notes exactly that: that it never existed. We're enchanted by our own, but very limited folklore - the pioneers, the Wild West, the civil war, the nuclear family, the moon landing, etc. We have romantic notions about who we are and who we've been, and it is tempting, for all of us, to want to wear those rose-colored glasses. But in order to become better, and in order to progress, we need to take off the glasses and take a good look in the mirror. We all want the same thing: to feel proud of the country we call home - we just need to accept the fact that it might be healthier to learn from our history rather than glamorize it. The lives of so many depend on it."
Earmilk says of the haunting single, "'Murky' is a three and a half minute tour de force that transports the listener...Saint Mesa paints a vibrant and visceral picture of the tense and awful beauty that is nature. This single is unique, raw, uplifting, and beautiful..."
NPR gives an in-depth look at the track and says, "Abraha's inspirations range from Missy Elliott to Corinne Bailey Rae for, as she puts it, 'their unique approach and unwillingness to stray from their truth.' The singer employs the same sense of fearlessness with this single. These dark hues and knowing vocals of 'Do's and Dont's' serve as the foundation for the artist's forthcoming sophomore EP, due out later this year, and will help to settle the dust of a dizzied subconscious with each replay."