This weekend selection is heavily rooted in romance, the possibility of it happening tomorrow and the perspective that perhaps it’s all we have.
Read and listen on below.
Toronto solo artist Kate Boothman wins us over within seconds of diving into her high energy single, “God Willing”.
For fans of: Courtney Barnett, Angel Olsen, Kurt Vile
Creature Canyon is a collaboration between Southern California natives Austin Steele, Ryan Amyot, and Kyle Victoria, who share their provocatively groovy number “Hot Streak”.
For fans of: Phoenix, Foster the People, MGMT
Beloved L.A. psych-rockers Mystic Braves unload a melancholic single for their cult fanbase: “Shades of Grey”.
For fans of: Smith Westerns, Holy Wave, the Growlers
Winter and Triptides met in LA and have exhibited their mutual love for Brazilian culture through their sun-soaked first single, “Amiga”, off of their album out in September.
For fans of: Melody’s Echo Chamber, Tame Impala, LA FEMME
Droney, dreamy and introspective can all be used to describe Sunbather’s latest release, “Adventure”, leaving listeners in a steady daze.
For fans of: Wray, DIIV, Ought
Orange County four-piece Good San Juan effortlessly make sounds that put you in a pace to feel like you’re expanding, and this is especially true with the shimmery “Escargot”.
For fans of: Ra Ra Riot, Young the Giant, Local Natives
We’re infinitely melting and convinced to write love letters right now after having the Cut Losses’ “Growing Old” on repeat. This is gushy indie pop done well.
For fans of: Surfer Blood, Together Pangea, Coconut Records
California’s Orfeo elicits a specific kind of vibe with “Jameson & Baileys”, easing the listener into a world of hedonistic romanticism.
For fans of: Rhye, Sade, SOHN
Perlo uses soothing, memorable vocal harmonies to compliment casual synth pop with “Love Like You Care”.
For fans of: Heavenly Beat, the Softies, Seapony
Dazzling shoegazers Fanclub releases “Leaves”, an easy one to fall into if your heart is already with twee pop and tender indie and a convincing one if not.
For fans of: Allo Darlin’, CASTLEBEAT, Crescendo
The Parisian producer Nebbra invites listeners to lose their way with this new iridescent single “LOV”.
For fans of: Sampha, the XX, Jessie Ware
British artist Kyan shares his endless cooing through his new sultry jam “Like Summer”.
For fans of: Moses Sumney, James Blake, Blood Orange
Seattle-based Spesh release their wildly energetic, multi-hued “Teflon”, and dear memories of all gray seasons.
For fans of: BLOUSE, the Psychedelic Furs, Title Fight
Belarusian post-punk trio Dlina Volny carefully move through dark tunnels carved out by their own slow progression in “Prospekty”.
For fans of: Lilacs and Champagne, Tropic of Cancer, Velvet Condom