Indie Rock

Mia Joy "Haha"

Mia Joy has released a new single called "Haha". This is dreamy, airy Psych Pop and the fourth single from Mia since her 2017 debut EP "Gemini Moon" which was released by Dumpster Tapes.

   

Jordan Reyes "Closer"

Jordan Reyes of American Dreams & American Damage recently release a new collection of early Synth recordings called "Closer". Reyes says that these recordings are the first time he felt he was getting "Closer" to harnessing something truly special from wherever it is that great music flows from.

   

Boot quietly tune out the chaos on new track "Bomb Song"

I described Boot’s self-titled EP from last year as an effort that focused predominantly on indoor drama — both the cozy and the stiflingly uncomfortable — so it’s fitting their new single would drop in the middle of an extended period spent inside. Predominantly acoustic (with some nice slide guitar accents noodling among the instrumentation), new track “Bomb Song” deals with a comfortable day at home upended by the news of an incoming missile, though its characters seem to take the news in stride, opting to cuddle, watch movies, and go to bed ahead of their immediate incineration. Such interactions seem par for the course for songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Benjamin Carbone; much in the same way the various premises of the tracks on 2019’s Boot are overshadowed by a focus on human behaviors, “Bomb Song” is able to set aside news of a forthcoming apocalypse and emphasize the much greater importance the people in our lives have in comparison. It’s a quiet soundtrack for human companionship, the type of sensitive songwriting that’s necessary during our very strange times — stream it below. —Connor Beckett McInerney

   

Bridey "Pop Diary"

Bridey has released her latest EP called "Pop Diary". This comes just four months after the release of her debut album, Honey.

This is indie pop with a guitar-driven rock backbone. Our favorite track is "Strange Pains", but feel it should be accompanied by a trigger warning during these times. "Oh God, I think I got the flu again/Strange Pains are running through my lungs again".

   

Paddlefish "Small Song"

Paddlefish has released the first single, "Small Song", from their forthcoming debut studio album Flyer. The band members come from around the Midwest, but are based here in Chicago while attending school. The album is about that transition of leaving home for the first time and finding yourself alone in a big city.

This is the work of Owen Misterovich (guitar, vocals, and songwriter), Bayden Fraley (bass), Missy Farrell (drums), and Zaida Wade (guitar/keyboard).