French Horn Rebellion – “Presentation (prod. Champagne)” // Christopher DeLorenzo

“Presentation” is about the delicate balance between being true to yourself when meeting someone new while also trying to impress them. In that spirit, The Burning Ear thinks you should unleash all of your weirdest dance moves on date #1. The Sprinkler, the Shopping Cart, that weird one you saw Uncle Roy perform at your cousin’s wedding – don’t wait to unveil them, just put them all out on the table. If the other person is “the one”, they’ll accept you for who you are.

Or maybe there’s a reason we’re a music blog and not a romance blog. It’s a fun song, ok?

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Fort Lean – “Face Down” // Yan Kebbi

If you’re expecting the demure dreaminess of “Quiet Day” or the poppies of “Cut To The Chase”, you’re in for a surprise. “Face Down” is a ripper, channeling the jagged indie rock of a previous decade with a modern sheen. What hasn’t changed is frontman Keenan Mitchell’s electric presence and bassist Jake Aron’s dedicated groove. Whether your idea of rage is slamming the car door or something a little more revolutionary, Fort Lean have a new soundtrack for you.

Tap into more of Fort Lean’s energy with “Might’ve Misheard” from VINYL MOON Volume 006: Space & Sound.

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Alexander F – “Call Me Pretty” // Kangmin Kim

Alexander F is a music nerd’s wet dream. Led by Alex Toth of Rubblebucket, the project’s self-titled album features members of Perfect Pussy, Here We Go Magic, Celestial Shore, and Skaters, was co-produced by Delicate Steve, and mixed by John Congleton and Claudius Mittendorfer. This track’s features none other than Kimbra, who adds another spectrum in an already technicolor burst of art-rock energy. Embrace the mania in “Call Me Pretty” and its bonkers music video below.

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Psymon Spine – “Lines and Lines and Lines End” // Casey Weldon

Rarely do you hear a song leap from afrobeat to indie folk to jangly garage rock in its first minute alone, but Psymon Spine have them all on display with “Lines and Lines and Lines End”. What’s more, it all comes back together in the sing-along breakdown before one last technicolor, mosh-worthy chorus. Roll down your windows and crank the volume for this one.

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2Beeps – “Something Special” // Guy Laramée

Songs that can take you back to childhood are hard to pull off well, but 2beeps has me thinking about waterparks and orange slices with “Something Special”. Take a moment to forget about your bills, the car repairs, and that upcoming work deadline, and rediscover that sense of wide-eyed wonder you forgot.

get into the whole Little Lights EP here.

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Charles Fauna – “Abandon” + “Hypnosis (Brothertiger Remix)” // Shok-1

Double trouble from Charles Fauna!

Charles Fauna is the pool, Brothertiger is the raft, and you’re invited to float with them both. Brothertiger takes the syncopated rhythm of the original but douses it with vibe and lush arrangement, resulting in a spacious, sparkling remix. You’d think the isolated themes in the lyrics would conflict with some of the shiny synthlines, but instead the whole thing feels, well, hypnotic.

Get into even more of Charles Fauna (formerly Paideia) with “Restless Child” from VINYL MOON Volume 014: From The Window.

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Kent Odessa – “Palms Motel” // Bruce Riley

Clearly someone’s been reading my diary, since Kent Odessa has managed to craft a song with a) filthy bass, b) luscious synths, c) call-and-response vocals, and d) seriously though, that bass. I’m about to book a vacation just so I can dance to this in a hotel room.  Read more

Violet Sands – “Hello, I’m Free” // Katie Neece

Hold up, I think the ever eclectic Violet Sands just released my new favorite track of theirs. I’m gonna have to listen on repeat 7 or 8 ore times to full decide though… Pardon me.

“Hello, I’m Free” is about letting go, it’s about the modern imperative not to get lost in a world of distractions.

“Hello, I’m Free” is up there with “No Matter What” which was also featured on Vinyl Moon Volume 011.

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