Tag Archives: indie pop

Lower Dens Announce The Competition LP Alongside Pleading New Single, “I Drive”

Lower Dens is a reliably erratic band. Its danceable indie pop sound has propelled the act for the past nine years, and now the Baltimore-based artist is gearing up for another album release; The Competition is his latest effort, due out September 6th on Ribbon. New single “I Drive” is just as fun as any […]

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Lisa Papineau
Premiere: Lisa Papineau Debuts ‘Beautiful’ Single—New Album and Live Zebulon Show To Follow

Lisa Papineau, who has worked with bands such as Air and M83, has new pieces of worldly soft rock to share; she has a live show planned at Zebulon on February 24. She is known to travel frequently, calling Vermont, California and France all her homes. Her new album, Oh Dead On Oh Love, comes out […]

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rachel goodrich
Premiere: Rachel Goodrich is Feeling “Gucci,” According to New Song — Release Party at No Name on Feb 1

Designer idolatry is a real phenomenon. There are brands for everything, resulting in entire Instagram profiles constructed as a monument to Adidas or Louis Vuitton. Local musician Rachel Goodrich spins a tale on her new single “Gucci” using this thread of an idea, turning common label-flaunting into an exercise of self-love. See her perform at […]

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Yumi Zouma
EP III Caps Off a Trilogy of Releases From Yumi Zouma

Technology united the four friends of New Zealand’s Yumi Zouma in their early beginnings. Their debut EP came together over email and file sharing, and was received with indie acclaim across the blogosphere. Four-and-a-half years later, the band closes a chapter of their career with the release of the final installment of their EP trilogy, EP […]

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Anticipation Grows for New Music from Joy Downer

Joy Downer—the moniker for local duo (and live three-piece) as well as the legal name of the band’s frontwoman—has been busy. If you follow them on Soundcloud, you may have noticed that new covers and demos appeared quietly on their page in the past week. It is only the tip of the iceberg.  We’ve known […]

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eva b ross
Premiere: Get “Messy” With Eva B. Ross on Her Debut Single

Wouldn’t it be great if we could fix our problems before we face them? Local songwriter Eva B. Ross wrote her debut single about that very thought. The song, “Messy,” will appear on her forthcoming EP, which features just as many light-hearted melodies as you’ll find in today’s premiere. Watch Ross attempt to get it […]

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Premiere: Mammoth Indigo are Pulled Below the Surface for “Undertow”

If you’ve been following Mammoth Indigo since their inception in 2013, you’re familiar with their unique take on indie rock. The band has roots in Harrisonburg, VA, where Cody Bowers first began the project with two friends; today Mammoth Indigo delivers a more convincing sound as a quartet. Songs on their recent album, Wilt, show […]

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Luke Top Has Been Working Too Hard

Luke Top’s back with a new solo release, and his glee is hardly hidden in his latest single. Top was the frontman of Fool’s Gold until they broke up in 2015, so you may already be familiar with his sugar-coated retro pop. Within twelve months of his band’s split, he turned around and gave us […]

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slenderbodies
Song Premiere: Local Duo slenderbodies Reveal Crisp Cover of “Electric Feel”

Is it still too early to declare Oracular Spectacular a classic? MGMT’s debut features hits that have yet to fade, with “Electric Feel” shining particularly brightly. Local duo slenderbodies debuts their own cover of the single today, which you can hear exclusively below. Last year slenderbodies put out fabulist, a five-track EP, that established the […]

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Zoe Elaine |
Dutch Party
Video Premiere: Dutch Party’s Multi-layered Homage to Philip K. Dick

In 1968, Philip K. Dick published a novel set in post-apocalyptic San Francisco, where Ken Franklin calls his original home. He now lives in Echo Park, where he began indie pop group Dutch Party. It has been two years since their debut EP and over this time they have clearly developed a sense of whimsy; […]

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