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Check out “Memories," a mesmerizing and dreamy indie rock single by The Glass Skies

  The Glass Skies is a band with a sound that combines the essence of dream-pop and indie music with the energy of rock, and they do it with exceptional songwriting skills. All of the different influences beyond the group’s sound work so well together because they both have high energy and catchy melodies that can get stuck in your head while still bringing so much ambiance to the mix. The most recent single by The Glass Skies is titled “Memories,” and it’s accompanied by a visually stunning music video, which matches the ethereal quality of the music. The song offers a lush soundscape that’s very dreamy, and it breaks out in a very uplifting way. It’s the kind of music that can transport you to another world and is a great example of the band’s exceptional talent. This track is highly recommended to artists such as modernlove. , Dead Rituals , Snow Patrol , and Deacon Blue , among others. Ultimately, “Memories” is beautifully cinematic. The song offers a liberating enthusiasm, which c

Dead Rituals deals with the pain of feeling trapped, with their shoegaze-inspired single “Prisoners.”

  "Prisoners" is a hauntingly beautiful song by Dead Rituals . The track highlights the band’s post-punk edge while still bringing its shoegaze roots to the forefront. The throbbing bass line locks in with the drums, as the soaring guitar and vocals fill the room with so much ambiance and depth. The song speaks to the experience of feeling trapped in circumstances that seem impossible to escape. Despite its melancholy tone, "Prisoners" is ultimately a hopeful song. It acknowledges the pain of feeling trapped but also encourages listeners to break free from their self-imposed limitations.   Overall, "Prisoners" is a moving and thought-provoking song that will resonate with anyone who has ever felt trapped. Its haunting melody and poignant lyrics make it a standout track in Dead Rituals' discography and a must-listen for fans of introspective indie music. Check out "Prisoners" on Spotify.

Casadaga is back with a mesmerizing indie-folk single: Spallumcheen

Casadaga is a band based in British Columbia. The project has a focus on creating music that feels extremely diverse and innovative yet impactful and melodic. The project is led by singer, songwriter, and producer Mitch Black. He loves to make music that feels warm and organic, creating a much more authentic connection with his audience. Casadaga’s most recent release, Spallumcheen, is a perfect example of Black’s penchant for honest songwriting and one-of-a-kind musical ideas that make his vision stand out.  Casadaga’s contemporary indie aesthetics merge in very well with the project’s roots, which dive deeper into folk, Americana, and more. The song features a charming lo-fi ambiance, with background noise gently enveloping the beautiful acoustic guitar recording. The overall aesthetic of this song might remind listeners of classic albums such as Bruce Springsteen’s Nebraska , albeit Casadaga managed to enrich the sound with some beautiful slide guitar leads and background vocals wit

Black Masses has released a new alt-rock single: So Long, Sailor.

Black Masses is an alternative rock duo with a broad creative scope. The pair channels a wide range of influences, including garage, classic rock, and alternative music, blurring the lines between the staples of rock music and a more innovative twist. The song kicks off with a droning sound that immediately builds the drama and texture of the instrumental. Soon after, the duo dives into a fuzzy, edgy tone that retains some melody. The drum sound, in particular, defines the aesthetics of the recording with a compressed, big, distorted roomy tone. The bass also has an overdriven thump that cuts through the mix while lifting the guitars in the process. The vocals are a perfect match with the intensity of the instrumental, which has a post-grunge flavor. You can expect walls of guitar, and a massive overall soundscape, which combines the classic grit of alternative music with a penchant for lush soundscapes that add a sense of depth to the arrangement. “So Long, Sailor” happens to be the f

Rancid unveils new single: "Tomorrow Never Comes" and announces 10th album.

  Seminal punk rock group Rancid has released a new single: "Tomorrow Never Comes." The track comes at a very productive time for the band members, with vocalist Tim Armstrong also busy with his recent project, Bad Optix , which features Operation Ivy founding member Jesse Michaels, among others. The new Rancid tune stays true to the band's formula, going for a powerful, hard-hitting tone, which preambles what the group's upcoming tenth album will sound and feel like. The production is polished but not overcooked, allowing the natural dynamics of the performance to stand out. Listen to the song on Spotify  and stay tuned for more Rancid songs to be released in anticipation of the band's new album. If you're interested in discovering independent, punk, and alternative bands, check out our playlist !

I Want Poetry presents: "Ocean," a dreamy electronic indie song.

  I Want Poetry has just unveiled a new single named “Ocean.” The track is going to be featured on the duo's upcoming album, “Solace + Light,” which is an extraordinary example of the high degree of variety the pair is eager to bring to the table. The track begins with a dreamy introduction and a lush drone that embraces the whole arrangement. The main beat is initially very dreamy and lo-fi, but it later opens into a beautifully cinematic arrangement. The vocals are very powerful and emotional, yet somewhat hypnotic and oneiric, reminiscent of artists as diverse as Daughter , Phoebe Bridgers , Dead Rituals , or Clairo , only to mention a few. The song’s verses have a sparse, immersive quality. However, the choruses enable the song to reach higher with amazing dynamics. The synth parts have a new-wave revival flavor, tipping the hat off to artists such as Chvrches or Odesza. Comparisons aside, I Want Poetry is a very personable duo, and the sound of “Ocean” proves their distinctiv

Listen to Bequem's lo-fi single: Coffee Lounge

  April 2023 -  Bequem is a one-of-a-kind artist who specializes in creating music that blurs the lines between various styles. These include lo-fi, chill-hop, as well as tropical house, and many more. On April 16, 2021, Bequem dropped a single named Coffee Lounge. This studio track stands out as a truly distinctive example of what people can expect from Bequem's music, which is very diverse, but also atmospheric and immersive as some of the best chill-wave out there. The production value is off-the-charts, as the song immediately encapsulates the staples of the lo-fi style but without being too "on the nose" about it. In other words, you can expect some calming background crackle and noise, as well as some smooth melodies and a beat that might remind you of old-school pioneers such as J Dilla, only to mention one. Ultimately, this track has a cool concept at its core. The whole vision was well-executed, making the tune far from being distinctive and personable: a true l

Francis Moon channels the colors of spring on “You Don’t Know It”

Swedish indie rocker Francis Moon has recently released a new single titled “You Don’t Know It.” The track offers a very optimistic, melodic flair, which feels evocative and spontaneous.  Following a lush strings introduction, the tune delves into a straight-forward indie beat, with jangly guitars and steady drums. Moon’s highly recognizable vocal style soars through the mix, offering a lush and beautiful layering of vocals, guitars, and synthesizers. Learn more about Francis Moon, and listen to “ You Don’t Know It ” on Spotify. The track is also available on our playlist .

Blacklight Hotel reveals alt-rock single: “Echo.”

Blacklight Hotel is a band with a broad scope. The group’s sound hits the mark by exploring various influences, ranging from contemporary alternative music to classic rock, progressive, and more. The group's recent release, " Echo ," kicks off with a soaring and intricate drum pattern. The use of toms, snare, and rim click sounds add an almost tribal quality to the drum beat in the intro, immediately super-changing the intensity and power of the song. The guitar work matches the electrifying spark of the rhythm section. The tone alternates from chorus-y clean tones to filthy distortions that cut through the mix. In addition, the vocals are sultry and lush, bringing so much emotional depth to the mix and balancing the raw energy of the drum patterns. The vocal range is impressive, as the melody goes from a softer, lower register in the verses, diving deeper into blistering high notes with some extra grit. Using different vocal ranges within the song is a fantastic way to