Holy Oysters – “Just So You Know” // Frank Kunert

Blast off into the technicolor skies of Holy Oysters. “Just So You Know” is a psychedelic jam that stays rooted on the ground just enough to plant some sick dance moves and kick off back into the stratosphere. Comparisons to fellow their Frenchmen, Phoenix, and psych-giants Tame Impala are inevitable, but there’s an attitude here that’s been missing from either of those bands for a while.

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Ephemerals – “astraea” // Mike Meyers

Ephemerals create some odd and gorgeous groove here on “Astraea”, a song that is full of both heartache and freedom. I’ve been playing it on repeat to get through the unseasonably cold weather when I’m at today.

Dive into the music video below which follows the lyrics’ advice of learning to dance in a beautiful way.

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STAL – “Get Out” // Joel Rea

If you were vibing hard to STAL’s instrumental cinematic jams a few weeks back then brace yourself for the wave of riffage that is their full band sound. “Get Out” crunches hard right out of the gate and doesn’t stop until you are moshing into your couch cushions. So nice to see such range from these guys!

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Dabeull – “Do It” // Leonardo Santamaria

Sit down. Relax. It’s ok, rest is important. Sure, lay your head down at your desk. Or sure, on the carpet. Whatever gets you comfy. And if your head starts melting into the floor that’s just fine. That’s supposed to happen.

Daebull invites you to get into more Parisian funk right through here.

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STAL – “Tricky Game” // Julie Heffernan

Waking up in a dystopian future where you live in trees and have to save civilization one hand-made birdhouse at a time is going to feel weird no matter what… so best to have the right soundtrack to keep you sane (and battle ready!)

STAL just celebrated their migration from Paris to Los Angeles with the release of a whole EP of instrumental cinematic gems called Cinephilia. Get into it. Then dive into their back catalog.

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Roman Kouder & Cahuita – “Rhodz” // Agostino Iacurci

Put this one in your ear holes as you head out into the world and suddenly everything feels possible. Like with enough patience and flexibility we can bend the world’s problems into new solutions and grow something great from all the strife out there.

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“Cassius – “Action” feat. Cat Power & Mike D

The challenge here is to dance your heart out but still have enough energy to rip into the horn solo in the closing minute. Keep it on repeat until you nail it.  Read more

Exsonvaldes – “Horizon”

Something about songs in French that either makes me want to dim the lights and stay inside or kick open the door and run outside. With a groove this kicking Exsonvaldes have me running for sunlight with “Horizon”. Their new album is out now and you can catch them on Vinyl Moon Volume 006.

PREORDER ‘ARANDA’ now and download ‘Horizon’ right away.  Read more