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1. Under Aegis — “Separate”
Wisconsin metalcore quartet Under Aegis pack a punch with ruthless breakdowns and djent-influenced grooves in their first single, “Separate,” from their upcoming album. Accompanied by an action-packed video, this track captures the band’s hard-hitting sound and their melodic essence.
2. Chase Atlantic — “STUCKINMYBRAIN”
Chase Atlantic surprise us with another stellar track from their forthcoming sophomore album, PHASES. “STUCKINMYBRAIN” incorporates alt-pop and R&B elements, showcasing the band’s eclectic instrumentation and knack for writing infectious hooks. PHASES drops June 28. Preorders are available here.
3. Audien & Echosmith — “Favorite Sound”
Echosmith explore a different avenue by teaming up with electronic artist Audien in “Favorite Sound.” In this collaboration, frontwoman Sydney Sierota’s vocals take the spotlight as Audien incorporates neon bright, big-room house influences with a booming bass drop that calls for a mandatory dance party.
4. Cold Reading — “Through The Woods, Pt. 1”
Cold Reading open a new chapter to the three-part concept album with “Through The Woods, Pt. 1.” Part 1: Past Perfect, the first installment of three EPs, glorifies a strong sense of romantic melancholy presented through a late ’90s/early 2000s sentiment. Part 1 is available now.
5. Doll Skin — “Empty House”
Doll Skin return with “Empty House,” the second single from their upcoming album, Love Is Dead And We Killed Her. Empowering and infectious, the song reminds us of the importance of self-love during difficult times. The album is out June 28, and it’s available for preorder here.
6. Sarah And The Safe Word — “Formula 666”
Atlanta “cabaret rockers” Sarah And The Safe Word rock hard with a cheeky punk banger, “Formula 666,” from their latest, Red Hot & Holy. With an uptempo beat and a heavy, chaotic bridge to show off their talents, the track is proof that they mean serious business. Red Hot & Holy is available here.
7. pronoun — “sadie”
If you’re looking for some chill indie synth-pop for the weekend, you’re in for a treat. With fuzzy guitars and airy synths forming a cloud over the sweet vocal melodies, pronoun graces us with “sadie.” pronoun’s debut, i’ll show you stronger, is available now along with an upcoming tour.
8. Skating Polly — “Flyer”
Kicking off the song with a contagious bassline, Skating Polly’s “Flyer” is a playful track with experimental tendencies. With unexpected twists and turns in a midst of a catchy hooks and harmonies, “Flyer” is the band’s second single from their forthcoming LP. Catch Skating Polly on tour here.
9. Hey Violet — “Close My Eyes”
Hey Violet take us to fantasy with their new single, “Close My Eyes.” Straying from their pop-rock roots, the mellow instrumentals and Rena Lovelis’ voice flow like butter as she confronts denial in this relaxing tune. Catch Hey Violet on tour now. Tickets are available here.
10. Hold Fast Hope — “Messengers”
Hold Fast Hope encourage us to never give up on your dreams and fight through life’s struggles in “Messengers.” With an ambient, post-hardcore vibe, the song conveys an uplifting message that’s enfolded in grungy guitars and heartfelt screams.