A few weeks ago we shared a knockout track from Sweet Nobody, and they’ve turned around to drop another hit from their forthcoming We’re Trying Our Best. Admittedly, in the song’s first 3 seconds, they turn around and offer this sugary pop feel that’s akin to fellow popsters Alvvays. Then you get these subtle little dance guitar cuts, shuffling the mix just beneath the creamy delight of Joy Deyo’s vocals. Digging deeper, the song has a bit of insight into Joy’s struggle with a chronic genetic illness that led her to encourage her partner to find someone new so they wouldn’t have to deal with the struggles and pain. Luckily, it led to nothing, but it ties into the thematic elements coursing through We’re Trying Our Best; sometimes all you have is what you’re giving, and hopefully, those that truly love you come to that realization. Perhaps it’s one of the great things about indiepop, bringing dark narratives to bright music so we can all take part in the joys and sorrows of life. The LP will be available on September 17th via Daydream Records.
Looking for a real banger to kick start your Monday the right way? Well then look no further than this new single called “Try Me” from Long Beach based artist Drugs. It is a short, powerful song that will pick you up off your tail, throw you around for a bit and then bring you back down before you even knew the song started. If you’ve got a spare two minutes, this song is definitely worth your time.
Drugs will release their debut album Episodic on August 7th via Park the Van Records.
My man Dustin Lovelis is killing it today with his slick and bright new single “Tompkinsville”. The track, in a short amount of time, mixes elements of slacker rock and psych rock while throwing in a bit of brightness to keep things feeling light. The Long Beach based songwriter will surely impress you on this hot ass Tuesday.
Lovelis will release Been Hit Before on August 25th via Porch Party Records.
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The dudes from Hollow FortyFives have graced our pages before, but now that they’ve got a new track in the mix, we should go ahead and give that a push. This track pushes on the band’s garage rock tendencies, but continues to push melodies into the mix. I really appreciate the fact that there’s such clarity in the vocals, which isn’t always the case. I look forward to seeing what these guys come up with, as a new song generally means there’s a new release right around the corner. Happy Monday folks.
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