Quelle Rox – “Tired”

Glowing synths lull you into Quelle Rox's aquatic atmosphere on new track "Tired". Subdued vocals weave and float along a groggy melody that's full of hypnotic charm. Mediate on the "I'm tired" hook and calm your racing mind. The soundscape's lush lo-fi dream-pop aesthetic is sure to put you in a mellow mood.

Brandon Hoogenboom – “Feelin'”

Brandon Hoogenboom's "Feelin'" is a welcome flourish of auditory sunshine from the Golden State. An understated joy radiates from the even-keeled rhythm section and guitar riffs brimming with fluidity. Sweetness shines through mellow-moving melodies  though never gets lost into a saccharine abyss. Take a break from the winter blues and get lost in a better … Continue reading Brandon Hoogenboom – “Feelin'”

Bad Wave – “I Can Be A Friend To You”

Squishy synths dance around like a bloom of jellyfish while swiftly flowing vocals catch you faster than any Apple commercial melody in Bad Wave's "I Can Be A Friend To You". The hook builds in a tempered yet highly-anticipated demeanor and gives way to a refrain erupting with bustling synths and wistful lyrics. By the … Continue reading Bad Wave – “I Can Be A Friend To You”

Feng Suave – “Venus Flytrap”

  Follow Feng Suave into a curios psych-pop world on their new single "Venus Flytrap".  Charming synths and placid guitar chords usher you into tranquility. Cruise along smooth waves of soulful vocals and a pleasantly ambling rhythm section. Get lost in the melody's contently resigned lyrics and float away on a dream of love.   … Continue reading Feng Suave – “Venus Flytrap”

Jo Marches – “Move”

Jo Marches, "Move" is a subdued electro pop anthem. The track's smoothness doesn't compromise texture. Resilient vocals hover between an even-keeled delivery in the verses to a soaring ascension at the onset of the hook, but are always unwavering. The “move faster / step closer / jump higher / come closer,” hook is one of those … Continue reading Jo Marches – “Move”

Jesse Jo Stark – “Mystery”

  Jesse Jo Stark's "Mystery" is a slow-burner that evolves lethargically, but with a big payoff. Smooth and sultry vocals wander along an introspective melody that leaves you intoxicated. Steady, yet gentle guitar builds lend the atmosphere extra layers of calming texture. A soothing listen where you can bury all of your Monday Blues.   … Continue reading Jesse Jo Stark – “Mystery”

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”

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”

Carter Vail – “Melatonin”

"Melatonin" opens with a lushly calming build that evokes euphoria throughout the 5 minute track. Listening through layers of guitar, low-humming synths, twinkling keys, and subdued vocals is the auditory embodiment of walking through a lively garden on a sunny June afternoon. Carter Vail's melody fills up the soundscape's vast space while not obscuring it's … Continue reading Carter Vail – “Melatonin”