credit: Bobby Clark
This weekend selection came around to make ya feel good and inspire you to explore something new this weekend whether that’s an internal or external force. Now, we’re off!
Read and listen on below.
Young artist Dee Da Kidd worked with DArtizt, who produced this banger, “Skyfall” to bring us a soundscape of positive vibes, authentic narratives and a sound inspired by 90’s hip hop.
For fans of: Warren G, Nate Dogg, Kaytranada
Yellow Shoots brings about a cosmic crossing of prog-rock and soulful r&b. “Magic Man” features Braxton Cook, giving us these dusty synth melodies, a high energy orchestration, and unpredictable climactic moments: all a tease for their next release.
For fans of: The Internet, Outkast, Blood Orange
Makk is a fresh solo project by German musician, guitarist and producer Philipp Makolies. “Say You Will” is a retro-nostalgic take on dreampop, full of funky guitar lines.
For fans of: M83, Tame Impala, Passion Pit
German buds Thing Kong came together to make a beautiful kind of disco psychedelia. The lyrics are just as catchy as the beat through this one, where you find yourself singing your own “a-ha” after it ends.
For fans of: Foxygen, of Montreal, Girls
Denver four-piece Flaural share “The Thinker,” a deeply personal offering from losing a loved one. This upbeat and very emotional single reveals its emotional chaos through the chaotic climax of an ending.
For fans of: Pond, Temples, Froth
Couch Surf makes surf pop seem so easy to digest through “Is This Real?”, with its calming disposition and pseudo-lazy vocal arrangements.
For fans of: Beach Fossils, The Strokes, and Wild Nothing
Farid Jafarli shares that “Call Me” was inspired by a housemate’s long distance love, bringing out the inner voyeur in all of us through his chilled out DIY pop lines.
For fans of: Gap Dream, PAINT, Alex Calder
“Clave” is a heavy, droning, lush piece of work from the mysterious Rip–Off Red.
For fans of: Chelsea Wolfe, Crystal Stilts, Deafhaven
Kermit Obert is now releasing much more naked tunes since leaving his former punk band, and with “Take It Out”, it’s hard to miss the honesty.
For fans of: Drugdealer, White Fence, Ty Segall
Dog Trainer’s newest single “Fever Dream” is explosive after soaring. Deeply melodic vocals balance out the oceanic and experimental instrumental arrangement.
For fans of: Splashh, Surfer Blood, Day Wave
Midlands quartet Superego share this darker gem of a shoegaze-tinged single “Loose”, full of plenty of fuzz and reverb meant to cushion you through the weekend.
For fans of: Cloud Nothings, the Soft Pack, Goth Babe
California sunshine-rock band ØZWALD holds a secret: one of their founding members used to be in a band called Lifehouse. That chilled out radio alternative has now resurfaced through this chilled out retro-leaning single, “As the Crow Flies”.
For fans of: Lifehouse, Arctic Monkeys, Smith Westerns
Melbourne-based Quivers share this hopeful, dreamy single “You’re Not Always On My Mind”, described as “a cathartic kind of boy+girl-driving jangle pop”.
For fans of: Kurt Vile, Woods, Kevin Morby
Los Angeles multi-instrumentalist Tim Carr shares another kaleidoscope of romantic sounds with “Long Enough Along For The Ride”. The song speaks on the emotions of anxiety while making a decision, as well as the fear of commitment and separation.
For fans of: Beirut, Devendra Banhart, Sufjan Stevens