New Music From Tobias The Owl

Posted on Aug 15, 2018
New Music From Tobias The Owl

Elijah Dhavvan has a rich vocal tone, a special knack for writing heartfelt lyrics, and a keen sense of melody that sets him apart from other singer / songwriters. Dhavvan, a university professor by day, writes and records as Tobias the Owl and also serves as the guiding force to the collective performing under that name. Well-traveled, […]

Wild Honey Pie Applauds The “Captivating” Julietta

Posted on Aug 15, 2018
Wild Honey Pie Applauds The “Captivating” Julietta

“‘Stripes + Squares’ by Julietta uses dream-pop accents to openly discuss and dismantle gender norms and the notion that you’re not good enough alone,” writes Wild Honey Pie in its recent feature on the song. The track, writes the blog, “carries a catchy upbeat feel that will leave you thinking while grooving along. Using [all […]

Indie Obsessive Shares So Many Wizards’ New Single

Posted on Aug 15, 2018
Indie Obsessive Shares So Many Wizards’ New Single

Indie Obsessive has shared the new single from So Many Wizards, “Don’t Be Afraid.” The site writes, “With their 2017 album, Heavy Vision, So Many Wizards discussed having come to grips with mortality. The follow-up track from the Los Angeles band ends with the directive ‘Don’t be afraid, it’s only death.’” However, contends Indie Obsessive, […]

Coast Modern Plays For Paste

Posted on Aug 15, 2018
Coast Modern Plays For Paste

It took almost a year, but Paste Magazine has posted a sweet acoustic session from Coast Modern to their Youtube channel. The band – composed of Luke Atlas and Coleman Trapp – is know for its lush and technicolor production techniques, which meld indie pop with elements of hip hop and a tropical vibe. Yet […]

So Many Wizards Go For Adds

Posted on Aug 13, 2018
So Many Wizards Go For Adds

So Many Wizards is an airy, jangly dream-punk project from Southern California. Originally the solo bedroom adventure of multi-instrumentalist Nima Kazerouni, the project has evolved over several years into a fully-formed band (buoyed by longtime drummer Erik Felix and a cast of esteemed collaborators) that has garnered attention from Pitchfork, Stereogum, Aquarium Drunkard, and Impose Magazine; […]

PressPLAY OK Loves Julietta

Posted on Aug 13, 2018
PressPLAY OK Loves Julietta

PressPLAY OK has long been supportive of Julietta, so it’s no surprise that the site has picked up on her new single “Smooth Sailing.” PressPLAY describes the song, which is the title track of Julietta’s new album, as “Built on a bed of a simple whistle [with] layers of pin-sharp pop songwriting, all held together […]

The Bay Bridged Shares Pics Of The Donkeys Rocking

Posted on Aug 13, 2018
The Bay Bridged Shares Pics Of The Donkeys Rocking

The Donkeys recently opened for The Hold Steady in San Francisco, and The Bay Bridged was there to document the show… well, most of it! The vast majority of the site's photoset is focused on The Donkeys, even though they weren't the headliners. Perhaps it's because they're just so magnetic on stage! Wrote The Bay […]

The Dream Syndicate Announces Fall Tour With Matthew Sweet

Posted on Aug 13, 2018
The Dream Syndicate Announces Fall Tour With Matthew Sweet

The Dream Syndicate‘s resurgence continues. A year after the release of How Did I Find Myself Here?, the band’s first album since the 1980s, the venerable veterans of the paisley underground are set to play a handful of tour dates with fellow LA-based power pop artist Matthew Sweet. Glide Magazine has the announcement here, and […]

Dubiks Shares Leyya’s “Wannabe”

Posted on Aug 8, 2018
Dubiks Shares Leyya’s “Wannabe”

“Wannabe,” the new single from Leyya, is now streaming via Dubiks. According to the blog, the song “kicks off with delicate atmospheres and [singer Sophie Lindinger]’s unwinding, yet lively vocal delivery against playfully agile beats and bubbling synthesizers before erupting into high-spirited animation, and ocean-deep self reflection.” Hear the track right here. “Wannabe” is at […]

Clash Celebrates Julietta’s “Smooth Sailing”

Posted on Aug 8, 2018
Clash Celebrates Julietta’s “Smooth Sailing”

Clash Music writes that “Julietta seems to have the golden touch. Able to translate intensely personal feelings into universal observations, she can balance a future-facing attitude with a timeless pop sound. The singer’s debut album Smooth Sailing is incoming, matching a pointed pop approach to broad sounds and diverse arrangements. We’re able to share ‘Smooth […]

Post To Wire Recommends Seeing The Smoking Flowers Live

Posted on Aug 8, 2018
Post To Wire Recommends Seeing The Smoking Flowers Live

The Smoking Flowers are currently touring the US, but earlier this year they were on the other side of the world playing to audiences in Australia while touring with Deer Tick. Post To Wire caught the band at a gig in Sydney, writing that "[The White Stripes are] an unavoidable comparison given their makeup, the guitar […]

KCRW Features Kan Wakan

Posted on Aug 7, 2018
KCRW Features Kan Wakan

Kan Wakan got a nice nod from KCRW, whose Marion Hodges included the new song “Indigo” on a recent list of “Music For Your Weekend.” Writes Hodges, “I typically expect local project Kan Wakan to give me seriously laid-back vibes, but in a more cinematic wide reaching sort of way. So this tight, glitchy, jazz-tinged number […]

Julietta Goes For Adds

Posted on Aug 6, 2018
Julietta Goes For Adds

On Smooth Sailing, NYC-based indiepop alchemist Julietta presents her most vulnerable project to date, sharing stories from her adolescence as an easily impressionable youth caught up with the allure of big city excesses that led to addiction and struggles with mental heath. While working to gain her sense of self, Julietta discovered her voice through […]

The Smoking Flowers Tour The US

Posted on Aug 6, 2018
The Smoking Flowers Tour The US

The Smoking Flowers are on the road, playing songs from their hard-rocking and gorgeously sung new LP Let’s Die Together. They’re currently in the Midwest, with more dates to come in September. Check out their August dates, and give Let’s Die Together some spins in advance of their shows: 08/07 – “In The Redd” Session […]

The Line Of Best Fit Features Leyya’s New Single

Posted on Aug 6, 2018
The Line Of Best Fit Features Leyya’s New Single

Leyya‘s new single, “Wannabe,” has been featured on The Line Of Best Fit. “With a sophomore album already under their belt, Austrian duo Leyya aren’t showing any signs of slowing down… Whilst it might not be summer down under, the bubbly new single is the perfect accompaniment to the heatwave sweeping this side of the […]

Stream The Donkeys’ WERA Session

Posted on Jul 31, 2018
Stream The Donkeys’ WERA Session

The Donkeys recently stopped by the studios at WERA in Arlington, VA to play a ripping four-song set over the airwaves. The band played songs from their new long-player – Sun Damaged Youth – an album so good that show host Antonio Villaronga
 says, “I’ve spent most of my summer thus far with it as my […]

Kan Wakan Goes For Adds

Posted on Jul 30, 2018
Kan Wakan Goes For Adds

Kan Wakan takes the formulas of downtempo electronica, orchestral jazz, and celestial soul and dissects them, slowly evolving unique hybrids that are rooted in communal clarity. “Indigo” is the masterfully dimensional new single from the LA-based project, which features multi-instrumentalist Gueorgui Linev along with a rotating cast of talented vocal collaborators. As a highly-regarded producer with […]

Leyya Goes For Adds

Posted on Jul 30, 2018
Leyya Goes For Adds

Leyya, the Austrian indie­pop duo of Sophie Lindinger and Marco Kleebauer, has been generating a buzz since the instant success of their 2016 debut Spanish Disco. That album’s hit single, “Superego,” racked up over three million plays on Spotify and over 560,000 Youtube views, while this year’s follow-up Sauna found airplay on the BBC and […]

Hear “Here 4 U Now” By The Smoking Flowers, Via The Deli Magazine

Posted on Jul 30, 2018
Hear “Here 4 U Now” By The Smoking Flowers, Via The Deli Magazine

According to The Deli Magazine, “Here 4 U Now” by The Smoking Flowers “rocks and rolls, leaving an anthemic taste in your mouth. It feels like every part of the song is driving and rhythmically interesting- even the vocals.” We agree! Hear the song here. The Smoking Flowers just jumped 62 spots to hit #124 […]

The Donkeys Seek A New NACC Peak

Posted on Jul 30, 2018
The Donkeys Seek A New NACC Peak

Sun Damaged Youth, the newest LP from San Diego’s surf-drenched, jangly rock trio The Donkeys, is picking up more and more steam on the NACC 200 as stations dive into its tracklist and discover more and more sunny, catchy standouts. The album got to #32 last week – help it reach an even higher peak by […]

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