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Don’t be fooled by the punk-rock-looking album cover. This is easy breezy indie rock right here. This lil’ EP is your typical indie breakfast with some nerdy vocals and twangy guitar. It has an easygoing vibe but has a few moments where things get a little interesting. It’s something you might play on your speaker […]


Chai is not only for lovers of J-pop, but anyone looking for something fresh and uniquely fun. These highly-listenable tracks are shipped right from Nagoya, Japan, and their bouncy, optimistic mood is perfect for walking down the street on a sunny pseudo-spring day. While “Punk” could be described as a pop album, there is a […]

Cloakroom – Time Well

Sludgey, dreamy, shoegaze that feels like you’re being enveloped in a heavy blanket of cathartic noise and guitars. Evokes a similar metal-influenced sound to 90s Alternative Rock outfit, Hum. Play: 1, 2. 6, FCC: Cean RIYL: Hum, Swervedriver, Nothing, Slowdive  

Alyeska – Crush

Emotional indie rock tracks that are full of energy. Clear, lovely vocals, with dreamy guitar riffs. Ayeska’s music is simultaneously vulnerable and powerful. Cathartic, moving, and perfect music for traveling, especially if you’re zooming through snowy mountain ranges. Play: 1, 2, 5 FCC: Clean RIYL: Mitski, DIIV, Soccer Mommy

Walter Etc. – Gloom Cruise

Laid-back California tunes for easy listening, with honest, sometimes melancholic lyrics. Great for chilling and feelin’ feelings whether you’re lying on the beach or lying in bed. FCC:10 Play: 2, 3, 5 RIYL: Teen Suicide, Pavement, LVL UP

Björk – Utopia

Björk in her supreme glory, as we know and love her, with help from Arca. This album is full of whimsical flute, nature sounds, lyrics of love, and an imaginative, almost Alice-In-Wonderland kind of atmosphere. Give this a play if you’re ready for the strange and intriguing, and you if you like a good love […]