The Soods – “Shallowing”
We love any song with an trumpet intro. We also would like to challenge listeners to find any bad thing about “Shallowing”. The beauty of the act bursts through on this piece of rambling American grit rock. Leaning on the styles of Strands of Oak and The Hold Steady, The Soods are completely themselves on one of our favorite new musical discoveries. There is such a richness in their sound and songwriting, we are already anxiously awaiting to explore their entire new EP. Tracks like “Shallowing” are why we do what we do.
ROE – “Cruel”
If this is what Irish indie pop sounds like, then count us all in. The young multi-instrumentalist completely annihilates genre and boundaries on “Cruel”. Penned about an unrequited love, the artist shows some bitingly tight songwriting that surpasses expectations. Her talent is palpable while bringing listeners into her own musical space. “Cruel” is a gem of a track that makes us excited to hear more from the rare talent.
Pale Moon – “Parachutes”
Sometimes a track comes out of nowhere to lift your spirits and lower your anxiety. “Parachutes” is such a track. The new act Pale Moon has a knack for crafting the perfect summer track with a heart. The video completely won us over with its performance and matching space suits. There is just the right mix of current indie pop and psych infused ’70’s rock. The whole combo works beautifully.