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With “Did You Ever Wanna Know Why?,” Lampland blends a mutated art-rock aesthetic with found sounds and tape loops to construct a song that immediately distorts our assumptions about these specific noises.
With “Quiet,” Historian develops a dreamy pop atmosphere filled with complex string arrangements, hushed percussion and Karman’s empathic voice.
On “Devil in the Deep,” Lapell offers a bluesy, electrifying stomp that grapples with the particulars of inspiration and the creative process.
On recent single, “Going Crazy,” Catch Prichard blends distinctive vocals with a swaying Americana momentum and subtle electronic flourishes in service to moments of unbridled inventiveness.
On his new single, “Rio Grande,” Pawling examines the trials and tribulations of a migrant from El Salvador making their way to the US through the lens of a subdued pop theatricality.
On recent single, “Viñales,” Common Jack employs miles-long melodies and a folksy perspective to convey a sense of personal exploration and emotional awareness.
On her latest single, “Little Hell,” Papineau fashions a song which feels skeletal, brittle and unnervingly voyeuristic.
On his latest single, “A Doorbell for Finite Beings,” he corrals a brew of warbling electronic sounds, martial percussion and voices bathed in all manner of distortion.
Miss Grit’s new single, “The Bride,” is a roaring indie rock testament to both her remarkable abilities as a musician and to her determination in shedding light on ongoing social inequities.
“Come Out and Play,” the latest single from Swedish-based artist Suvi, is a thumping adaptation of her trip-hop and electro-pop influences.