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”

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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”

Oxen – “Postpone”

Sweden's Oxen delivers a perky and poppy electro-infused rock sound on new track "Postpone." Swiftly drifting vocals combine with a strong rhythmic flow and forcefully upbeat guitar progressions. The vocals come down at the 2:18 transition and offer some melodic depth before returning to the track's bustling pace. Reluctantly-aware lyrics paired with a bubbly beat create … Continue reading Oxen – “Postpone”

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”

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