Dreamy Pop From Sea Cycles

After a somewhat down year in 2018 for music, I’m moving into 2019 with the hopes of finding some inspiration via new bands and tunes. Today I look no further than Jacksonville, FL based band Sea Cycles and their new single entitled “Quota”. It’s as if a band like Choir of Young Believers took their mellow pop and meshed with with the striking beats of a band like Grizzly Bear. Here’s to a new year, and new music.

Start Your Day With UV-TV

Are you in need of a little pick me up this morning to make it trough the mid part of the week? Well you need look no further than this bad A new single called “Go Away” from Florida based rockers UV-TV. Clocking in at only 78 minutes long, you might need to play this rocker on repeat to truly appreciate the subtleties of the track. I’m finding several little new pieces to enjoy as hit play over and over…. and over and over.

UV-TV will release new EP Go Away on August 18th via Emotional Response.

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Another Hit From Faze Wave

Mr. Wanklord shared a a nice new track from Faze Wave back in January and today I’m pleased to share another new jam from the group entitled “Chemistry”. The song has the wonderful hope about it as it rises and builds into a state of dreaminess and pop delight. Honestly, it’s one of the best tracks I’ve heard in the last few weeks. Enjoy and stay tuned as we hear more from this promising young act.

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Day Joy Return!

14900599_1101102266671394_6097542225198903490_nWe made some posts about Orlando based outfit Day Joy in late 2012/early 2013 and hyped the band as one of the next big things. After the hype, no one really heard much from the group over the last 3 years as Michael Serrin, the mastermind of the project, dealt with the loss of a family member and depression. Well Serrin has luckily decided to make music again and just sent me this gem entitled”Florida’s Warm”. You can obviously hear some of the pain in Serrin’s voice as he takes us through this hushed beauty of a track. Powerful stuff.

Expect a new album from Day Joy to come your way in the Spring of 2017.

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Bouncing Post Punk from UV-TV

uvtvEmotional Response is becoming one of my more reliable go-to labels. They’ve only been around for a short while, but already I’ve been turned onto new bands I wouldn’t have otherwise heard about. This time around, we’re all meeting UV-TV, some of us for the first time. Winning off the bat is the rhythm section, bouncing us into the distorted guitar before the vocals come in to sweep us pop fans away. I love this sort of stuff, as it’s walking the line between indiepop and punk rock, keeping an edge while remaining ultimately catchy. This track is off the band’s new split with Shark Toys, and it’s available now!

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Show Preview: Dick Diver @ Mohawk (Tonight!)

dickdiverAre you a fan of great guitar pop? Fan of the ringing guitars coming from Australia? I know you are, which is all the reason you need to go to Mohawk tonight and check out Australia’s Dick Diver.  They’ve long been part of our favorite Aussie label, Chapter Music, and recently caught on with Trouble in Mind Records here in the States…so if you’re one of those folks that assigns worth to labels, then you can’t get better than that.  They’ll be touring behind the release of Melbourne, Florida, which is filled with excellent pop songs throughout, illustrating a huge step up in sound from Calendar Days. Also, they’ll be joined by Austin’s Jonly Bonly, who we’ve fawned over enough on these here pages.

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Enjoy This Tune From Wake Up

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I have a strong feeling that you’re thoroughly going to enjoy this new tune called “Forever Home” brought to us by up and coming Florida band Wake Up.  The swirling guitars and hurried feel to the garage rock inspired song could easily remind one of fellow Floridians Surfer Blood (who they happen to be on tour with).  It’s a fun pop rock tune.

This track appears on new 7″ Forever Home out on March 11th via Decades Records.

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New Music From Surfer Blood

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Well it’s official, Surfer Blood are finally about ready to release their new album to the masses and have some new tunes to appease the fans in the mean time.  So the band’s first taste of new material from the album comes in the form of this new track “Weird Shapes”.  It’s certainly a different type of sound from the band and I’m not sure I can quite put my finger on it yet.  You can  definitely hear a slicker production quality from the band similar to The Strokes progression to First Impressions of Earth which is sure a result of signing on to the huge Warner label.  Let us know your thoughts.


Download: Surfer Blood – Weird Shapes [MP3]

Sprawling Beauty from Day Joy

Part of me wishes it would one day get cold in Austin, that way I could really delve into some of the music that seems perfectly fitting for this time of year.  On the newest gem from Day Joy, you can really get lost in the layered textures, emotionally pulling you in with touches of string arrangements.  Even the echo of pre-recorded sounds is somewhat haunting, yet the effortless harmonies inherent in the song seem like they’d fit right in if one was to be sitting fireside.  It’s such a joy to discover bands that really work to hone their craftsmanship.  You can find this tune on Go to Sleep, Mess–it comes out on February 12th via Small Plate Records.


Download:Day Joy – Purple [MP3]

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