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Kayak Jones – “Matter”
Iowa act Kayak Jones debuted their important new song “Matter,” serving as a reminder that you're not alone. Plus, proceeds from their Bandcamp downloads are going to help Peurto Rico recover from Hurricane Maria.
Looming – “Queen”
Illinois indie rockers Looming released their new album Seed, featuring the track “Queen.”
LAYNE – “The Fog”
LA-based pop-rock duo LAYNE debuted their new EP Wednesday, featuring their song “The Fog.”
A Bird – “The Sun And The Moon”
NJ-based A Bird debuted his new song “The Sun And The Moon,” a song about “being plucked from a place where you are nearly certain that you've lost the ability to feel love at all and placed into a state where your feelings of love and compassion pour out of you like a river from a broken levee.”
The Young Hearts – “Smoke”
AP 12 Bands pick the Young Hearts debuted their new EP, Honestly, I’m Just Thinking, featuring the lead single, “Smoke.”
The Soft White Sixties – “Brick By Brick”
Retro rock band the Soft White Sixties debuted their new song “Brick By Brick,” a song demanding political honesty and transparency. As frontman Octavio Genera, a first generation Mexican-American, sings: “If you build a wall / we’re going to tear it down / brick by brick.”
HAWAI – “Alive”
So-Cal rock band HAWAI released their new song “Alive,” taken from their new EP set to be released in early 2018.
Dan Luke And The Raid – “Golden Age”
Five-piece psych pop band Dan Luke And The Raid released their second single, “Golden Age.”
Year Of October – “Lost”
Rock band Year Of October released their new single “Lost,” from their forthcoming LP Trouble Comes, due out next month.