Generational Gap – “The Plaza”

I can't get the crooning guitar melody from Generational Gap's "The Plaza" out of my head. It's suave, smooth, and it's got a touch of loving psychedelia. The track subtly evolves with elongated vocal deliveries and sultry synth use. The guitar work glides effortlessly throughout creating a tranquil atmosphere that you'll wish went on for … Continue reading Generational Gap – “The Plaza”

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claws ai – “time & energy”

L.A. based producer claws ai combines elements of electronic, psychedelic, pop, and rock music into one deliciously angsty package on new track "time & energy". I love tracks that play with a mix of a subdued aesthetic and an unwavering guitar-driven pacing. The result is a new wave type of 90s alternative that engulfs you in … Continue reading claws ai – “time & energy”

Stray Fossa – “Bear the Waves”

Stray Fossa's shimmering layers of guitars and washed out vocals blend smoothly together on new track "Bear the Waves". Nonchalant vocal melodies are more interested in hypnotizing rather than surprising. The late, but great gently gliding guitar-driven transition at the 2:40 mark reminds fondly of The War on Drugs. The track unfolds in a measured … Continue reading Stray Fossa – “Bear the Waves”

Syringa – “Naked”

Syringa delivers an intoxicating psych rock dose on new track "Naked". Loosely flowing guitar flourishes gently evolve alongside an ever-present, though never overwhelming rhythm section. The track's hypnotic vocal presence reminds fondly of Tame Impala's best work. I'll happily hitch a ride on this blues-infused psych express. Listen if you like: Tame Impala

Nikki and The Phantom Callers – “Prodigal Daughter” / “Mamas Sould Know”

Nikki and The Phantom Callers' new single "Prodigal Daughter" / "Mamas Should Know" sounds like a missing link to the Sharp Objects soundtrack. Hailing from Atlanta, the group's steadying soundscapes transport you to a hot and hazy southern summer night. Harmonized vocals passionately croon over suave jangle pop guitar progressions. Entrancing melodies are a warming place … Continue reading Nikki and The Phantom Callers – “Prodigal Daughter” / “Mamas Sould Know”

Kelsy Karter – “Sad Sad Summer”

Fans of Lana Del Rey's crooning ballad "Summertime Sadness" will feel at home in Kelsy Karter's "Sad Sad Summer". Stirringly soulful vocals remind fondly of Amy Winehouse. Stay for the transition at 2:10, where the guitar work reads more psychedelic and builds dramatically against a rising vocal melody. "Sad Sad Summer" is the perfect companion … Continue reading Kelsy Karter – “Sad Sad Summer”