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1. DREAMERS – “Insomniac”
DREAMERS float on the comforting voice of lead vocalist Nick Wold with their latest track, “Insomniac,” backed by a heavy but not overpowering drumming. The track serves as the announcement for the band’s upcoming album, LAUNCH FLY LAND, expected April 26. The album is available for preorder now. The band hit the road for a U.S. tour in June, with dates and tickets available here.
2. Overgrow – “The Earth Will Swallow Me Whole”
Overgrow takes a long, hard look at a heartbreak in his new single, “The Earth Will Swallow Me Whole.” The song’s piercing vocals keep the mood somber despite screeching a guitar and a constant drum beatdown. The single comes off his recently announced EP, The Name We Share, dropping May 3. Grab tickets for the release show here.
3. Jimi Somewhere – “Blue Skies”
Jimi Somewhere transforms an ugly situation into a beautiful symphony in “Blue Skies.” A musical identity crisis, the track bounces from acoustic to emo to rap, infusing the soul of multiple genres without missing a beat. The song comes fresh off yesterday’s EP release, Ponyboy, available now.
4. BETWEEN FRIENDS – “blushing!”
Beginning with smooth vocals, BETWEEN FRIENDS’ “blushing!” quickly changes gears after the first verse. The groove is steady throughout despite the sawtooth synth beats woven into the track. The song is featured on the group’s debut playlist, which can be streamed here.
5. Postcards From The Moon – “Wish You The Best”
If you’re stuck in your room studying for exams this weekend, “Wish You The Best” from Postcards From The Moon is the perfect track to take a break to and clear your mind. The piano-driven song will surely break your heart as the vocalist sings of a failed friendship. The track is featured on their new EP, Me WIthout You, which can be streamed here.
6. *repeat, repeat – “Head On”
*repeat, repeat are turning heads with “Head On.” Vibrant keys accent easy-going lyrics and infectious harmonies. The track will be included on the duo’s upcoming album, Glazed, which is available for preorder here. They’ll be joining the Black Keys on tour this fall, and tickets can be found here.
7. ALAENA – “Paranoid”
ALAENA is giving us spooky vibes with “Paranoid.” The vocalist gives us a look into her mind as she describes her anxieties and fears. That track can be purchased here and will be featured on her upcoming EP, Unguilty Pleasures..
8. TOLEDO – “Sick!”
As summer approaches, TOLEDO get in the mood for relaxation with “Sick!” This track is the perfect addition to a stroll through the city or chill on the beach as you soak in the sun’s rays. The song is featured on the duo’s debut EP, Hotstuff, available to stream here.
9. CYN – “Terrible Ideas”
CYN reminds us to live life on the dangerous side every once in a while with “Terrible Ideas.” The track features heavy guitar riffs and a swinging beat that’s enough to make you want to move. The single is available to purchase here.
10. Tonight We Stand – “New World Disorder”
Tonight We Stand’s “New World Disorder” begins with powerful screams. The momentum is kept throughout the track with several time changes and charming melodies. The song is the title track to the band’s upcoming album.