My goodness, it looked like everyone just decided to release a new track today, so this week’s page is chock-a-block with new indie recommendations/releases! We have a lot of “newcomers” that are very worthy of lending your ears, but master Jorge Elbrecht also surprises us with another superb single to abridge the time leading up to the release of the second edition of his Presentable Corpse project. I couldn’t leave it out! Anyway, there’s a bit for everyone here, ranging from sober and introspective to danceable! Give it a go!
Another single from forthcoming album Presentable Corpse 002 to be released in May. It’s like the 1960’s never left. Outstanding psychpop from the master!
Jorge Elbrecht – Leaf Cycle:
Phantom Handshakes is a collaboration between Matt Sklar (Exiles) and Federica Tassano (Sooner, Mônetre) based in Brooklyn, NY. No Better Plan is the first single from ‘No More Summer Songs’, their new LP out April 30th, 2021 on the Z Tapes label.
Phantom Handshakes – No Better Plan:
JUICYPEAR are So-Cal based husband-wife duo of Jacob and Jasmine Mayeda make shimmery, soulful, power-pop tunes . They release their latest synth/chillwave, indie-pop single “Keep Your Love On” today!
Juicy Pear– Keep Your Love On:
Dreams on Tape is an experimental indie project based in Tampa, FL formed in 2020. The band is the moniker of Jake Benfant, who writes and records everything in his apartment. “Tonight” is the 3rd single off upcoming EP, Nostalgia.
Dreams On Tape – Tonight:
Honey Pine Dresser was formed when Quebecoise singer/songwriter Marie Pascale Hardy moved to London. This is the first track from their new EP, Not Pandora
Honey Pine Dresser – Pandora:
Better Animal is a collaboration between Alex Thompson and Josh White. Their jangly dreampop single “Surreal” is about “late night drives in love. A song about the infatuation phase of a relationship. “
Better Animal – Surreal:
Italian/Welsh band based in Cardiff delivers an atmospheric mixture of ethereal Dream Pop and mesmerizing Indie Psychedelia. Think Kate Bush and Cocteau Twins. Wait for the chorus!
Lunar Bird- Dream 7:
Bad Visuals call themselves a “shoegaze/punk from San Francisco”. Despite this I hear traces of Prefab Sprout in their single “So Broken”! Never a bad thing…
Bad Visuals – So Broken:
Floridian Dean Sullivan likes sound and writing words. The result is an interesting compound of quirky lofi sounds and great melodies. Check out his latest single “Overwhelm”!
Dean Sullivan – Overwhelm:
Isadora Eden is a musician originally from Massachusetts and has been compared to Mazzy Star, Nick Drake and Lucy Dacus. Personally her voice reminds me of Tracey Thorn’s, although the music is more sober and fragile.
Isadora Eden – Choke :