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Andrew Gabbard – Cedar City Sweetheart [Karma Chief]

From promoter:” Andrew Gabbard has become a household name in the Ohio rock-n-roll scene. As a guitarist and vocalist for Cincinnati-based Thee Shams and the critically acclaimed Buffalo Killers, his songwriting chops have been proven time and time again. He currently serves as one half of the Gabbard Brothers, performs as a touring guitarist for The […]

Benny Sings – Young Hearts [Stones Throw]

From promoter:”Kenny Beats produces this fluttery and fun as all get out new record from Benny Sings. Inspired by his deep love of bossa nova, it’s endlessly catchy and features Remi Wolf! It’s a warm, lighthearted romp.” RIYL: Nick Hakim, Fat Night, Free Nationals FCC: Clean

Waldo Witt – Long Daze, Dark Nights [Self-Released]

From promoter: “Long Daze, Dark Nights is the upcoming album from Waldo Witt. The artist embraces 60s and 70s psychedelia inspirations like Todd Rundgren, King Crimson, and Brian Wilson, alongside a continued adoration of 80s soft rock and disco, resulting in a vibrant sounding record, full of hooks and charismatic structural twists.” RIYL: Jerry Paper, Tame Impala, Toro y Moi […]

Izzy Heltai – Day Plan + New Singles [Self-Released]

From promoter: “Izzy’s songs grew out of the tireless grind of DIY shows. His early, self-booked tours were both extensive and eccentric; the venues included VFW dive bars, coffee shops, and as the intermission between two sets of a Grateful Dead cover band. The unpredictability of those settings and audiences inspired Izzy to fine-tune his curious and […]

Django Django – Off Planet Part 2 [EP]

Label: Because RIYL: Toro Y Moi, Jungle, Everything But The Girl FCC: Clean5 brand spankin’ new tracks from Django Django’s forthcoming album Off Planet, to be released on June 16th, 2023.

BAILEN – Call It Like It Is [Single]

Label: Fantasy / Concord RIYL: Lucius, JOSEPH, The Lone Bellow FCC: Clean From Promoter: “The sparkling “Call It Like It Is” is “an anthem for anyone who refuses to be taken advantage of,” the band stated. “It unmasks the ugly truth behind shiny veneers.” New album ‘Tired Hearts’ comes May 5th!”

Sofia Kourtesis – Madres [Single]

Label: Ninja Tune RIYL: Logic1000, Daphni, Elkka, TSHA, DJ Koze, Axel Boman FCC: Clean From Promoter: “Peruvian-born, Berlin-based producer and DJ Sofia Kourtesis will release her latest single “Madres” on Tuesday 14th March 2023 via Ninja Tune. The Guardian tipped Sofia Kourtesis ‘One To Watch’ following 2020’s breakout EP Sarita Colonia which later saw her […]

Black Belt Eagle Scout – The Land, The Water, The Sky

Label: Saddle Creek RIYL: Pearla, Miss Grit, Wild Pink, Miya Folick, Mazzy Star FCC: Clean Check Out: #1, 9, 12 Dreamy, noisy shoegaze-meets-folk-rock. Beautiful, hypnotizing lyrics that create an atmospheric album. Delicate vocals mixed with screaming guitar and soft keys. BBES is a musical project by Katherine Paul, an Indigenous Swinomish/Iñupiaq woman from the Pacific Northwest.

Yves Tumor – Praise A Lord Who Chews But Which Does Not Consume; (Or Simply, Hot Between Worlds) 

Label: Warp RIYL: Eartheater, Arca, Mykki Blanco, Perfume Genius FCC: Clean Check Out: #1, 3, 9, 12 From Promoter: “Caught hot between the music world and their veiled mystique, Yves Tumor’s feverishly anticipated LP Praise A Lord Who Chews But Which Does Not Consume; (Or Simply, Hot Between Worlds) beckons divine adoration. Yves Tumor expels […]

Western Haunts – The Bottle 

Label: Self-Released RIYL: Peter Gabriel, Perfume Genius, Grizzly Bear, Xiu Xiu FCC: #8 Check Out: #2, 5

Bonnie Trash – Hail, Hale! [EP] 

Label: Hand Drawn Dracula RIYL: Kate Bush, Angel Olsen, Ethel Cain, Lingua Ignota, Siouxsie & The Banshees FCC: Clean Check Out: #1 This 3-track EP follows Bonnie Trash’s October 2022 full length album, Malocchio. Similar mood and classic gothic elements. Bonnie Trash is like if Siouxie Sioux hung out with Kate Bush and Angel Olsen!

Philip Selway – Strange Dance 

Label: Bella Union/[PIAS] RIYL: Radiohead, Brian Eno, John Cale, Midlake, Damon Albarn FCC: Clean Check Out: #3, 4, 6 Great solo release from the drummer of Radiohead. A timeless album reminiscent of Brian Eno’s releases of the 80’s. Soft vocals and fun pop synth. Lush orchestration and some deep reverb scattered throughout make for interesting […]

Ivy – Apartment Life [Bar/None]

From Promoter: “The unique conditions that gifted the world Ivy sound more like an incredible movie script than the origin story of an indie band. Dominique Durand had no intention of being a musician, let alone fronting a band when she left Paris for New York in 1989, but events transpired that would change her life forever. There, she […]

Ins Kino – Ins Kino 2 [Self-Released]

From promoter: “Ins Kino is the musical project of Raleigh, NC-based songwriter Evan Farkas. It presents 4 new tracks, each revealing a new avenue for Farkas’ continued melodic exploration. The first two EP’s were composed solo by Farkas, with significant input from Zack O’Brien (he/ him Yucky Duster, Starstruck, Slonk Donkerson), Farkas’ longtime friend and collaborator, who would go on to produce […]

Orchestra Gold – Medicine [Self-Released]

From Promoter: “Oakland, CA-based ensemble Orchestra GOLD offers a kaleidoscope of sound deeply rooted in the Malian tradition while introducing a genre-bending nod to the future through their rare and artful fusion of African Psychedelic Rock. This original sound with a retro feel results from a decade-long collaboration between Mariam Diakite of Mali and Erich Huffaker of Oakland. The music of […]

Y La Bamba – Collapse [Single] Album coming soon!

Label: Tender Loving Empire RIYL: Benjamin Gibbard, Shannon and The Clams, Bedouine FCC: CleanFrom Promoter: “Out Today – Y La Bamba shares their empowering second single, “Collapse,” with a gorgeous video directed by Jesse Bettis. The band recently announced their seventh album Lucha – coming out April 28th via Tender Loving Empire – which explores […]


Label: Marathon Artists RIYL: Jay Som, The Greeting Committee, Alvvays, ANIMA! FCC: Clean Check Out: #2, 3, 6, 9 Making the everyday items and experiences we see surreal! Synth and drum machine beats. This album falls somewhere between the soundtrack to an apocalypse and sickly-sweet optimism. TV Dinners and Still Life stand out. 

Miss Grit – Follow the Cyborg

Label: Mute RIYL: St. Vincent, Mitski, Japanese Breakfast FCC: Clean Check Out: #2, 4, 6, 8… but especially 4!! From Promoter: “New York-based musician Margaret Sohn (they/she) created Miss Grit to function as an outlet for their own analysis and expression of self. Their debut album Follow The Cyborg pursues the path of a non-human […]

Cable Ties – Perfect Client 

Label: Merge RIYL: Sleater-Kinney, Robber Robber, Amyl and The Sniffers FCC: Clean Cable Ties have released their first new track since March of 2020. Catchy, fast, and angry. This song tackles both going through recovery and watching people you love go through recovery. This track effectively captures frustration with the healthcare system and the cyclical […]

Cozy Throne – Circle the Drain [Single]

Label: UNI RIYL: Paramore, Soundgarden, Pavement FCC: Clean The second single released for Cozy Throne’s forthcoming debut LP, following the release of Gambit about a month back. Circle the Drain takes a more somber tone as compared to the album’s first single. Strong lyrically, and very impressive production. 

Death Valley Girls – Island in the Sky [Suicide Squeeze]

Subverts the preconceived notion/template of the “Girl Group”. Reminds me a bit of Cindy Lauper is she adopter a similar sonic palate to The Cure. RIYL: LA Witch, Acid Dad, King Tuff FCC Clean

Judson Claiborne – Live Active Culture, Vol. 1 [Self-Released]

From promoter: Live Active Culture, Vol. 1 is a new album from Chicago-based folk rock project Judson Claiborne. In Vol. 1, chief songwriter Chris Salveter reflects on the vulnerability and sacrifices of the working class during plague times, the significance of water as an elemental resource, metaphor, and astrological symbol, the need for female bodily autonomy within family structures, and […]

Waldo Witt – Long Daze, Dark Nights [Self-Released]

From promoter: “Waldo Witt artist embraces 60s and 70s psychedelia inspirations like Todd Rundgren, King Crimson, and Brian Wilson, alongside a continued adoration of 80s soft rock and disco, resulting in a vibrant sounding record, full of hooks and charismatic structural twists. Even in its nostalgic glow, Long Daze, Dark Nights doesn’t linger too long in the past. Hook-heavy throwback odes […]

Karamelian – Wait for Me (Single)

Label: Self-Released RIYL: Dido, Nelly Furtado, Cat Power, Lily Allen, Feist, Bat For Lashes, Lykke Li, Austra, Tori Amos FCC: Clean Lead singer Kaleido says, “I think that, regardless of what you believe, the song speaks to anyone who has lost someone they loved very dearly. I wrote the lyrics with the intention that they […]

Emelia Austin – From Another Sky

Label: Anxiety Blanket RIYL: Gia Margaret, Mia Joy, Cryogeyser, Frankie Cosmos FCC: Clean Check Out: #2, 5, 7 From Promoter: “The solo project of Los Angeles-based musician Emelia Austin (of GAL PAL) is a way for her to explore the feelings in between the worlds of joy and grief. In her songs, she tells stories […]