Entries by Matt

The Saxophones – “Just You” // Stephan Dybus

Visual art above by Stephan Dybus [via] The Saxophones are back with another terrific melodic hit. “Just You” is a melancholy, heartfelt doo-wop inspired ballad that evokes the 1950s with an incredibly sharp, modern pop lens. I was genuinely upset when the song was over.  If this doesn’t make you want to take a loved one […]

STAL – “The Crime” // Jack Pearce

Visual art above by Jack Pearce [via] The crew is ready to make theoretical mischief a reality. Time has no bearing on the events that are about to transpire. The plan is perfect, the booze is gone, and it’s time to become the night. Your homie hands you your skateboard, are you ready to ride? […]

Neil Friedlander – “Should Have Stayed” // Ori Toor

Visual art above by Ori Toor [via] “Should Have Stayed” hits you with some ear candy from the second the track starts, and Friedlander’s calming voice comes in to ground you. The vocals drip like butter over the lush background in this R&B inspired indie pop triumph.

Emerson Leif x Golden Vessel – “Hesitate” // Thinh Nguyen

Visual art above by Thinh Nguyen [via] Wistful, nostalgic, relaxing electronic pop that is very “vibey” as the kids say these days. ‘Hesitate’ draws influences from many of the heavy hitters in the indie electro scene, and even shares kinship with with Bon Iver’s 22, A Million — but not once does the track stray […]

Mt. Joy – “Jenny Jenkins” // Anna Mond

Visual art above by Anna Mond [via] “Jenny Jenkins” grabs you by the collar and throws you onto a horse, galloping into the dead of the night. A great indie country/folk track with some singalong melodies and mighty vocals to tie it all together. If there ever was a song to drink whiskey to, this […]

Thomas Carleberg, Emil Nilsson – “Future Unfolding” // Tarntara Sudadung

Visual art above by Tarntara Sudadung [via] There seems to be no shortage of indie video game soundtracks coming out, and many of them with vinyl releases. Rising above the mediocrity and repetitive sounds of this seemingly over-saturated market, Future Unfolding shines brightly as a beacon of relief and hope that there can still be […]

Western Scene – “Strange but True” // Daniel Isles

Visual art above by Daniel Isles [via] “Strange but True” is a nice indie rock song that surprises you with an sonic outburst leading into the chorus. With an Interpol-like vibe at times, it carves its own path with confident, powerful vocals and masterfully constructed instrumental arrangements.