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”

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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”

Who Is America? + Limonana

Who Is America? is a hacktastic chronicle of our postmodern reality. In the same vain as Nathan For You, Sacha Baron Cohen takes social awkwardness to a horrifying and hysterical extension. Baron Cohen's ridiculous characters and his unwitting participants' reactions are cry-laugh inducing. At the same time he points out the corruption that pervades our … Continue reading Who Is America? + Limonana

Banana Cream – “Pair-o-dice”

"Pair-o-dice" is hazy summer bedroom pop straight from L.A. artist Banana Cream. A soothing bass line lethargically guides you through the track's lush folds and twists. Twinkling guitar locks you in a hypnotic daze. The weightless atmosphere feels like you're cradled in clouds taking you on a euphoric trip. Soft, buttery, milky, "Pair-o-dice" is as … Continue reading Banana Cream – “Pair-o-dice”