New Music Playlist: 11 Fresh Tracks from Wildermiss, Bikini Trill, and more

Bikini Trill – “Lost Boy”

Bikini Trill has described their sound as somewhere between No Doubt and Riot Grrrl, with some Sublime in the mix as well–but all the while maintaining a very West Coast “surf pop” vibe. If that sounds like a mess of influences, it might be. But something about songs like “Lost Boy” just work. So relive your Peter Pan nostalgia and bask in the California dreamin’ while summer’s still here!

Elliot James – “Smooth”

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10 Essential New Tracks from NY-Based Artists: Bellows, NOIA, and more

NOIA – “Ciudad Del Humo”

Barcelona native Gisela Fulla-Silvestre becomes everyone else in the new music video for “Ciudad Del Humo,” the new NOIA track which brilliantly showcases Gisela’s ability to decorate an experimental electronic landscape with pop sensibilities. Hear the new Crisàlida EP in its entirety on Bandcamp and other streaming media.

argonaut&wasp – “Composure”

If there’s one thing you can expect from argonaut&wasp, it’s fun and danceable tracks. “Composure” is no exception; its synth grooves are icy cool Read the rest

Barrie On Their New Album and Why They’re ‘Happy to Be Here’

When you listen to Barrie you may feel like you’re slow dancing at a lightly-lit dance in a Stranger Things episode. Or perhaps roaming the streets of Chinatown as a teenager. Hailing from different corners of the globe such as São Paulo via Berlin, Baltimore, London, Boston and upstate New York, Brooklyn was the special place for Barrie to create their musical magic. The daydream electric pop machine is comprised of Barrie Lindsay, Dominic Apa, Spurge Carter, Sabine Holler and

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11 Upbeat Tracks To Welcome Early Spring: Crush Club, Your Smith, and more

Crush Club – “Trust”

New York’s Crush Club show what’s possible with a pristinely simple funk guitar lick and confident throwback harmonies. How do you get through the end of winter? Maybe “it’s about trust”–in this case, trusting that when you’re done dancing it will be warm outside. Be sure to check out their whole EP, Alive, which was released in November.

Jack Drag – “Little Lies”

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Bad Bad Hats Have Sweet Sweet Dance Moves

Minneapolis-based Bad Bad Hats released their debut EP, It Hurts, in 2013 shortly after vocalist Kerry Alexander and guitarist Chris Hoge graduated from Macalester College. Their label’s website hints at what makes the band’s sound so satisfying: it “honors classic pop songwriting, with nods to nineties rock simplicity and pop-punk frivolity, [and] through it all, Alexander’s unflinchingly sincere lyrics cut to the emotional heart of things.” The juxtaposition of sincerity and frivolity defi...

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