This weekend selection includes genre-defying singles, internally questioning lyricism, and some kind of concoction for a personal revolution.
Read and listen on below.
Lifelong friends Daniel Alvarez and Jordan Dunn-Pilz make up TOLEDO, a soaring bedroom alt-pop project. “Hot Stuff” is their first offering, full of whimsical touches and graceful cooing.
For fans of: Alvvays, Beach Fossils, The Shins
Pittsburgh soloist wwoman constructs the perfect harmony of swirling psychedelia amidst falsetto vibes with “You Will Fill My Head”.
For fans of: Gus Dapperton, Jaakko Eino Kalevi, Feng Suave
“Desert” explains a complicated relationship with a darker fall, a nomadic lifestyle, and finding community in one of the toughest environments. Ur Tajgan gives us a single in what seems to be just the beginning of a memorable dark/psych journey.
For fans of: Holograms, Holy Wave, Cosmonauts
The female fronted alt-pop trio The Rungs share their latest, “Want You to Know”. Make it to the end for an unexpected transition out of catchy twee pop.
For fans of: Talulah Gosh, Camera Obscura, Veronica Falls
Termination Dust drop “Spectre Sport”, an alluring shoulder-swaying release. The Modest Mouse labelmates have perfected fiery discontent through simple melodies.
For fans of: Vivian Girls, Grass Widow, Crystal Stilts
Brooklyn-based singer/songwriter Taryn Randall is the light behind COTE. “Meet Me In The Morning” is a perfect example of why Randall is so dreamy and easily charming through her vocals and cadence.
For fans of: Angel Olsen, Sharon Van Etten, Marissa Nadler
VINNY JULES is the indie pop project and homage to Pulp Fiction of Cambridgeshire-based musician/songwriter Robert Jennings. “Dreaming” was the last song to be written for his forthcoming album, narrating the experience of a life-altering relationship.
For fans of: PAINT, Froth, Tomorrow’s Tulips
Dead Editor is a deeply personal and emotional project for the musician behind it all. “Death’s Tongue” narrates dark internal hours through buzzing instrumentals and soft, distant vocals.
For fans of: Brian Jonestown Massacre, Ulrika Spacek, the Mantles
Aussie Tiana Khasi serenades all with the head turner “Nuketown”, all the the while using this piece of work as a way to “gently set boundaries and realize self-worth”. Though the single is meditative in its own way, there’s a unique power within it.
For fans of: Aaliyah, Kelela, Tamia
Los Angeles vocalist Jackie Rain collaborates with experimental producer Rambo to give us a bright, addictive house single.
For fans of: Ross From Friends, Daphni, Mano Le Tough
Outwardly facing while sharing, and introspective while producing, UK-based Tourist drops “Apollo”. Though subtle and demanding patience of his listener, this one is truly worth every moment you spend.
For fans of: Pantha Du Prince, Tim Hecker, the Field