Friday has arrived, which means it’s the end of the working week and the day you treat yourself to 5 new tracks courtesy of New Music Fridays! This week we jump into some indie garage rock, lofi hip-hop and fuzzy, hazy indie-pop. As always click the links to a little listen.
Limón Limón – Long Distance
Based around long distance relationships falling apart, Long Distance’s uptempo indie/pop jam floats along to a sea of synths and settled vocals. With a little bit of retrowave and futuresynth also present, the track wanders around to its own rhythm before hitting a tight chorus of synthetic haze and acceptance. A fine effort that really brings out a summery vibe amongst emotional lyrics.
Ego & I – Postmodern Man, Wife, Kids
First single from upcoming album Suburban Bourbon, if single Postmodern Man, Wife, Kids is anything to go by, we’re in for a treat. Hitting hard from the outset, spiky guitars, big drums, and a garage rock atmosphere throw you forward at a blistering pace. Discussing mundane subjects of normal life, the tongue-in-cheek lyrics buzz through your brain in a Strokesy, grungy kind of way before hitting you with a big solo. Great stuff.
Gina Brooklyn – No More Hiding
What is instantly apparent about the track is Gina’s diverse and powerful vocals. They’re able to bring out the subtleties in the quieter moments before hitting hard in the powerful and vibrant chorus. Rolling forward on a stomping drum beat, gentle acoustic guitar keeps everything in check in this wonderful indie folk track. Cinematic in its stature, you’ll be humming this long after it’s finished.
Silas Crowe/Dana Debolt/Benjamin Hurvitz – Record Store
Gentle and soulful, the lofi sound of Record Store is an ode to finding that song you just instantly love. It floats along under its own steam, picking up in the chorus when necessary with beautifully subtle bass holding everything together. Interesting drum work keeps the listener engaged and the vocals move along effortlessly. If every day could be like this track sounds, life would be a lovely dream.
Jennifair – Living the Life
Full of gently flowing lofi beats, the hip-hop flow of Living the Life is addictive and perfectly paced. Featuring Drum Mage, both sets of vocals allow the track to breathe when necessary and offer up lyrics that fit over the summery, laid back vibe: “Inspired by the palm trees, cool breeze, doobies”, they sing. With a distinct edge of Lauryn Hill, the track doesn’t overstay its welcome and ends on a high.
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