Indie Rock

Love Ghost release "I'll Be "Fine"" to mark Mental Health Awareness Month

Love Ghost's success has come quick, and not even a pandemic can stop their rise or creative output. Their new single "I'll Be "Fine"" makes use of quotation marks to make a point of the song, a grunge-fueled slow jam with lyrics that make no bones about teen angst, doubt, and depression. As all of the band's members are fresh out of high school, the song fits right in their emotional wheelhouse, but it makes for a perfect example of how "Write what you know" works. "I'll Be "Fine"" makes for a perfect track to fit any bout of isolation, especially during a pandemic-related quarantine. Take a listen to "I'll Be "Fine"" below. - Will Sisskind 

   

Sunshine Boys "Work and Love"

Sunshine Boys recently released their sophomore album, Work and Love. This is the work of three local indie veterans Freda Love Smith (Blake Babies, Antenna, Mysteries of Life) on drums, Jacqueline Schimmel (Big Hello, Justin Roberts) on bass, and Dag Juhlin (Poi Dog Pondering, The Slugs) on guitar.

The album's latest single is called "Summertime Kids" and is incredibly catchy, jangly indie pop.

   

Daisychain

Daisychain has released their self-titled debut EP. This album is well over a year in the making and great representation of the gritty, barroom rock the quartet has perfect over that time. The album closes with fantastic single, "The Wrong Thing", the group released back in February 2019.

This is the work of Nickole Regala (Vocals/Bass), Sophia Williams (Vocals/Guitar), Frankie Sripada (Guitar), and Peter Burger (Drums)

   

PREMIERE: LUKKA's psych sound goes electro in new video "Feed Me"

“God keeps rushing through your fingers, as the hour of life slowly disappears.” Such cryptic statements are an old hat for New York psych performer LUKKA, who on new song “Feed Me” splits the difference between the metaphysical and tangible through an engrossing mix of electronic and psychedelic. Notably more synth-driven than the project’s 2018 debut ENCOUNTER, the track’s momentum is found in an abiding, lively arpeggio and strengthened by lush, echoing power chords evocative of outfits like Unknown Mortal Orchestra and POND. This blend keeps things grounded yet atmospheric, incorporating the right amount of psych headiness and keyboard-friendly indie; such instrumentation also provides the perfect space for LUKKA’s free-form lyricism, a spacey falsetto that modulates between themes empirical and spiritual (and which inevitably become entangled in the track’s later half). You can stream the track now, as well as watch its visuals (created by artists Simone Brillarelli and Nicola Giorgio) below.

   

Magic Bronson bring live energy home with single "Tell All Your Friends"

Imagine the energy of a summer festival where Blink-182, Mac DeMarco, and MGMT are all playing at the same time. Magic Bronson have tapped that energy in the form of their new single "Tell All Your Friends", an example of their style where indie rock meets EDM. Although they're stripped of the ability to share their explosive sound on stage this season, the duo of Michael Nicastro and Matt Lieberman still have plenty of music to share this year; "Tell All Your Friends" is the first single from an album due to drop this fall. With more releases planned, Magic Bronson are bringing the party to your home; without the crowds, jacked prices for water, and heat, having your own festival might not be so bad. Take a listen to "Tell All Your Friends" below. - Will Sisskind