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Anna Shoemaker — “Liquor Store”
With poppy instrumentals, Anna Shoemaker’s “Liquor Store” is catchy and dynamic. “Liquor Store” is only Shoemaker’s second single; however, its rhythm and artistry suggest otherwise.
Eighty Ninety — “Dream”
Brooklyn brothers Eighty Ninety are putting their own signature touch on indie-pop. Their latest single “Dream” is addicting, aerial and mature. “Dream” is the duo’s first taste of new music since their single “Your Favorite Song” in 2017.
Brandon Prinzing & The Old Revival — “Riot On A Sunday”
Featuring crisp, crooning vocals, Brandon Prinzing & The Old Revival’s “Riot On A Sunday” hits you in just the right places. With carefully placed instrumental crescendos and simple but charming guitar work, the band’s latest single serves a signature touch of twang, making this ballad an emo-americana masterpiece.
Summer Salt — “Speaking Sonar”
Self-described as “coral-reef rock,” Summer Salt’s newest track is light, airy and features gentle, ringing guitar work. From their debut release Happy Camper out Sept. 28, “Speaking Sonar” is perfect for fans of Cigarettes After Sex and the Shins. You can preorder Happy Camper here.
Brigades — “China Doll”
Accompanying their newly released single, the music video for pop-punk band outfit Brigades’ “China Doll” is fetching and colorful. The song is from the band’s self-released EP True Blue. You can pick up your copy of it here.
Oxymorrons — “Green Vision”
Blending elements of electronic, hip-hop, punk and metal, Oxymorrons’ “Green Vision” is unlike anything you have ever heard before. “Green Vision” audibly takes up space with booming instrumentals. Watch the video above to catch appearances from Waka Flocka and Travie McCoy. You can download or stream “Green Vision” here.
A Step Ahead — “Would You Rather”
With high energy, “Would You Rather” is a classic pop-punk bop. A Step Ahead’s classic anthemic sound is impossible to ignore and emits positivity.
Hop Along — “Somewhere A Judge”
Philadelphia indie-punk outfit Hop Along just unveiled a new music video presenting this melting pot of mathy riffs, groovy guitar work and classic edgy vocals. From their latest release Bark Your Head Off, Dog, “Somewhere A Judge” features palpable evolution while retaining Hop Along’s knack for texture. You can pick up your copy of Bark Your Head Off, Dog here.
Coast To Coast — “Be Kind”
From their forthcoming third EP The World Doesn’t Work, comes Coast To Coast’s latest single “Be Kind.” “It is a song about how another person can change your perspective on things, allowing you to see the world differently,” vocalist Keiran Hyland says of the track. You can preorder The World Doesn’t Work, out Oct. 26 here.
dead ceremony — “heartache”
British four-piece dead ceremony’s latest track “heartache” details the feeling of getting over derailing relationships. “Heartache” is from their EP of the same name, which you can stream here.
KT Tunstall — “The River”
With beautiful harmonies, KT Tunstall’s latest “The River” is representative of her forthcoming sixth studio album WAX. “It’s about wanting to escape the madness in the world, escaping bad relationships and wanting to be washed clean—emancipation through nature,” Tunstall says of “The River.” WAX is due out Oct. 5 via Rostrum Records. Preorder your copy here.