The Satellite Station – “Bloom”
-If you’re looking for a calming folk style, check out the Satellite Station. This is an artist we’ve covered many times in the past. As you can hear, the production value is outstanding. The overall style tends to take elements of folk and indie pop, fusing them for something that goes down smooth. It’s the kind of music you can put on for any type of audience. It would work great for background music for a summer barbeque.
Dog Days and the Late Arthur – “Seasick”
-This is the kind of song that flies off the submission page for me. It’s just got wings, I swear. Well, maybe sails (to fit the metaphor)? Anyways, the harmonies are fantastic on this track. It’s got a compact composition style. The piano energy and inflection is deeply satisfying as well. I don’t think a song like this even has a genre; it’s just folksy Americana bliss with the kind of punctuated sincerity that is sure to bring you back for subsequent listens.
POP ETC – “Slips away”
-The up tempo indie rock vibe of this track is undeniable. The thing that I admire most is the sense of momentum to the song; the vocals are good, too, sitting right in the pocket. But the whole vibe feels like it could have been recorded as Brit Pop in the late 80s, through American alt in the 90s, and into what we’re now calling “indie” in the 21st century. It’s really a bit of all of those things. But the polish on the production and the tasteful use of distortion (not completely warping the whole melody) gives the track that little bit of flavor that sets it apart from the crowd.