Birch is the Brooklyn-based musical project of Michelle Birsky and Mat Towles.
Their latest single ‘Nobody Lives Forever’ is a pertinent track written about how fear keeps us divided.
Birsky’s light vocals carry lyrics of a heavy nature as she sings about policies used to terrify immigrants, women, the disabled, and the poor, but the message (represented in the building synths throughout the track) is clear – we must unite and spread love.
Sounds like: Susanne Sundfør, Alex Maxwell, Grimes
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New York sibling duo Paperwhite return with dream pop number, ‘Only Us’.
It once again showcases their ability to put together a track full of catchy hooks, transcendent synths and soaring, spirited melodies.
“Whether it’s a global issue or a broken heart, we tend to look back with nostalgia on times that were simpler,” says the band about the song. “With change comes courage, so even with heavy lyrics, we wanted to add a little Paperwhite electricity into the mix. What better way to move forward than with a little spring in your step.”
The track is the third release off their forthcoming third EP.
Sounds like: Monogem, Fickle Friends, M83, VÉRITÉ, Evvy, Pawws, Haerts
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Brother/sister duo Good Girl and the Bad Times share brooding new track ‘Keep Your Yesterdays’.
Having lived apart in respective cities, New York and London, the siblings, Jenny and Eli, decided to save up funds to fly Jenny home to record some music.
After borrowing some old synths from a few friends, they built a small studio in Eli’s bedroom and started working on an album. The result is eight songs, including this single, which is “a plea for world-weary hearts to sink into new love.”
Sounds like: Jessie Ware, GEMS, Broods, Monogem
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Production seems to be Sean Turk‘s forte, having already released material on Warner, Spinnin’ Records, and Ultra Records and gained support from some key players.
We wanted to get inside the musical mind of the New York-based #BedroomBass enthusiast to find out where he finds the inspiration for his music.
The result is the below playlist, or in Sean’s own words…
Hey what’s going on y’all! Here is a playlist that kind of encompasses the vibes I’m feeling at the moment. A lot of similar stuff that I am usually influenced by. These songs are my go to for traveling/driving around from day to day. Hope you guys enjoy!
Sounds like: Gryffin, Prince Fox, CHIMES
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NYC based electro pop artist, Stalking Gia, is sounding a lot like Lorde in her new track, ‘Siren’.
Bright and original vocals and imaginative composition lead intriguing production “about a flesh eating mermaid”. Listen below.
Sounds like: Lorde, Susanne Sundfør, Anna Of The North, Tame Impala, CAPPA, Tove Lo, Banks, Lana Del Rey, Charli XCX
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Jay Pray is the project of Justin P. Romanos who lives in Brooklyn. He sits comfortably alongside the likes of Day Wave and Summer Heart.
The initial slow ridden synths and swelling vocals in his new track, ‘Believer’, soon burst with energy, driving us deep into a near six minute sonic landscape.
Sounds like: Mew, Washed Out, Day Wave, Summer Heart, Goldroom
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Yoke Lore collects stories and sounds from the world around him, so it’s no wonder his music has an expansive nature to it.
His latest release is called ‘World Wings’, which Yoke says “is about starting to whip the wings you have to shake things up around you. If you sit still, you’ll be left behind; get up and don’t let anyone tell you to sit down. When things are hopeless, just keep moving.”
The track has Yoke Lore’s prominent off-balanced harmonies, intriguing lyrics, and a steady drum beat throughout. Another great release from an exciting artist.
He’ll be playing SXSW this week.
Sounds like: Band of Horses, Yellerkin, Yeasayer, Local Natives
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Let us reintroduce you to a man who made a name for himself in Cobra Starship. His new project is called LEFTI.
With some decent remixes already under his belt, LEFTI has today released an original track called ‘City Heart’.
Looping disco-led synths and lush vocals are sure to set us up for a night out in the city.
It’s out today via YEBO.
Sounds like: Fenech Soler, Goldroom, Flight Facilities, Bag Raiders
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It’s been quite a hiatus for The Drums, but it shouldn’t all be doom and gloom as they’ve just dropped new single, ‘Blood Under My Belt’.
Lo-fi sounds and jiggly guitars lead the track that frontman Jonny Piece has been written to an ex-lover, confessing his wrongs but also his love.
‘Blood Under My Belt’ is taken from the ‘”Abysmal Thoughts”‘ album, out on 16 June via ANTI-. Pre-order here.
Sounds like: Day Wave, Hazel English
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Blair – Planetary Feat. Argonaut & Wasp
Meet Canada-born, Los Angeles-residing artist Blair.
He’s teamed up with New York act, Argonaut & Wasp, on galactic new single, ‘Planetary’.
It has a steady driving synth beat, with vintage vocals and bright harmonics. This is definitely one to help you get ready for the weekend!
Sounds like: Empire of The Sun, Pnau, Miami Horror, St, Lucia, Capital Cities, Bag Raiders, Daft Punk
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