Varley. Helaine Vis, Teulu, HANYA, Wild Heart Club, Shaunna Heckman and Silver Relic

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New York-based psych-rock band Silver Relics release the catchy “Tails.” Formed in late 2017 by songwriter Alex Sepassi, Silver Relics have their roots in classics rock spiced with a flurry of modern elements. The result is a highly pleasing melange of sounds and vibes. Asked about “Trails,” Sepassi says:

“Tails” is inspired by the instinctive aspects of humanity and the nonverbal communication we use daily. Those random encounters we come across every day and the body language that ensues. It’s about identifying the animal and…


Mumble Tide, Chillhum, Mayuko, Sister Lucy, Glenn Echo, Emilee Moore and Fair Visions

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In “Imaginary Bubbles,” the acoustic bass guides you through a fantastic, swirling soundscape. This sonic sculpture is created by the German artists Michelle Cheung, Kasia Kadlubowska and Rebecca Mauch, who record as Mayuko. The trio comes from classical music but has turned to electronics and jazz to blend experimental but accessible pop.

The band explains the thought behind the song:

“Imagine strolling through your day riding a visual rainbow of musical notes and seeing the space around you come alive. Let all your perceptions and…


Foolish Deep, Jonny Wildey, Foxy Panic, Jekyll, Sugarplum Fairies, Nadia Shekh and Hannah Robinson

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What is it with cowbells? What’s their appeal? The unique percussion instrument lends a touch of urgency but also carefreeness to any song. The new single “Your Dreams” by London-based artist Jonny Wildey puts the cowbell to best use: supporting a warm, funky and soulful production evoking famous sounds of the 70s. The gorgeous “Your Dreams” is part of Wildey’s upcoming album Nitely, written and recorded over a period of three years and scheduled to drop on October 15th via Wotnot Music. …


The Beautiful Fear, Blonde Maze, Ashibah, BNNY, Dash Hutton, Julia Bhatt and Neal Francis

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Blonde Maze is back with a new single from her yet-unnamed debut album. “Being Pulled” is a dreamy reflection about the difficulty of letting go, even if you know it is for the better. The song ebbs and flows like the emotional intensity of old memories, and one can feel the heavy heart that comes with them. Again, Amanda Steckler, the artist behind Blonde Maze, uses a multitude of production techniques to create an ever-shape-shifting track that hardly leaves you unmoved.

Listen to “Being Pulled,”…


Absolutely Free, Hayden Thorpe, girlhouse, Starrgazy, sir Was, Briana Piedra and The Shivas

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What does a song with a title like “I Wanna Feel Like That” sound like? It should be likable, no? The new super chill single by Gothenburg’s sir Was starts on a high, blissful note and keeps the positive momentum going until the very end. We also dig the joyful video, directed by sir Was aka Joel Wästberg and Damien Priest. Throughout the video, the groovy feel-good vibes just multiply. …


Data safety for the Apple, Google, and Adobe Clouds

All important data can be stored in the cloud these days. If all local data is wiped out for whatever reason, I would just need a new computer, and everything is back. This is a comforting thought.

But what if the data in the cloud is wiped out? It is very, very unlikely that any big cloud providers would easily lose data, but it is not impossible. If you have stored all data locally, then it is no problem: just upload everything again.

But do you have all data available locally? All cloud services allow selectively download data so that…


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“Push Back,” the new song of East Coast folk-rock trio TEOA works on two levels: it tells the story of being accidentally connected to a global tragedy and yet helpless to do anything against it. But the track also shows that something can be done, for example, using music to create moments of unity and common sense that will, drip by drip, change the status quo.

Singer James Downes about the roots of the song:

“I had band practice in Newtown, CT on December 14…


Rosenblume, Louise Aubrie, Maisyn, Sunhine Boysclub, Taryn, Jeen & Grant Swift

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“Don’t See Why,” the new single by Los Angeles-based singer and songwriter Sunshine Boysclub comes with groovy bass lines, lush guitar rhythms, and a crazy catchy chorus. When Sam Martin aka Sunshine Boysclub sings on repeat I don’t see why, we are ready to join his introspective journey. He says:

“Don’t See Why” expresses the difficulties of letting go of other people’s expectations. The idea was inspired by witnessing someone close to me hit bottom. Their situation forced me to take a look at my…


Broken Fires, JAiRUS, Sophie Kilburn, Jennah Berry, Tiiva, Non Savary and Penelope Isles

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Tiiva is a producer and singer from London, who crafts bright and energetic synth-pop. “Bones,” a song about the perception of beauty, which is — much like the thickly layered sounds of the song — never completely perfect and smooth. Tiiva says about the song:

Bones is about the fragility of how we see ourselves, the perception of what is beautiful. …


Mewn, Billy Flynn, Megan McDuffee, 88/89, The Slang. Jenny Palacios and E.W. Harris

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Awww — I remember 1988 and 1989 well, but contrary to Michael Hornby (vocals) and Jack James (guitar), neither of these two years were the one I was born in. In 88/89’s case, though, their birth years not only make for a cool band name but also set the tone musically: hard-hitting drums meet alluring synth-pop, stunning guitar work, and killer vocals.

In its irresistible vibe and brilliance, “Bite the Bullet” evokes Bronski Beat’s smash hit “Smalltown Boy.” While the latter addresses homosexuality and acceptance…

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