Premiere: Stream Machines EP from LA’s BOYO

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BOYO, the project of Robert Tilden born out of the dissolution of Bobby T. and the Slackers, dropped one of the more compelling under-the-radar gems a few months back with his debut album Control. The album pushed him to the forefront to those cultivating a new generation of pyschedelic-tinged garage and lo-fi rock in a similar vein to maybe Alex G. New EP Machines was born out of the making of the LP. According to Tilden, the three songs that comprise the release “were from earlier in those sessions and were a little scarier and needed to be together, separate from the rest.” The tracks have a subtle patina and emotional separation that differentiate them from the tracks heard on the debut, but also serve as a nice companion piece to compliment those as well. The EP in physical form for purchase here.

Discover Bloomington’s Groutfit and Her Seasonally Appropriate Facing Myself EP

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Groutfit is the moniker of Bloomington, IN”s Juliet Johnson. The name comes from the term to describe two or more gray articles of clothing to make and outfit blending together gray and outfit. The term applies very well to the dark ambient moods flushed out through a hypnotic mix of samples, beats, unrecognizable sounds. Her latest offering is the five-song Facing Myself EP. Clocking in a just under five minute, it, without a doubt, feels more like sketches, but the remarkably bewitching beauty exudes an emotional depth that many full-length albums do not come close to approaching. Not to mention, combine this release along with her previous material (find those here) and put it on loop, you have a pretty good mix of effects to blast on the speakers this upcoming Halloween.

Listen to “Electricity” by Dream Chief

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Indianapolis cousins, Luke and John Tuttle are a great, new electro-dance-pop duo that is starting to ignite the cornfields, clubs, and warehouse parties of the midwest. The cousins aim to spread love and energy to all humans through a dreamy 80’s synth-pop sound that is riddled with catchy guitar leads and layered synthesizers. Dream Chief has recently self-released their EP, Movement – a five-song effort that you can download at CD Baby.

Listen to more at Dream Chief’s Soundcloud, Spotify, or on iTunes.

Stream : Yuko Yuko : Babes EP

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One of the most exciting releases for us this year comes from Holland’s Elias Elgersma and his project Yuko Yuko. He has made a name for himself over the last few years with an expansive selection of material via his Bandcamp, but Babes is by far his best and most compelling effort to date.

With eight tracks clocking in just under 30-minutes, the EP mixes ’80s laced guitar lines and groggy off-center harmonies. Think a rawer version of Wild Nothing trapped in a room of smoky haze. The EP was just released today, but you can find the full stream of it below and purchase here.

Song : Pawws : “Sugar”

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We have talked a bunch about North London’s Lucy Taylor, better known under her stage moniker Pawws. After several great songs, she will be releasing her debut EP, Sugar, on June 17th through Best Fit Recordings. It only makes sense for the saccharine heavy pop singer reveals offers the title track “Sugar” as the first taste. It is full of seductive and slow-winding synths and could easily be mistaken for a Kylie Minogue song. Listen below.


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L.A.’s BEGINNERS is the project singer Samantha Barbera and producer Nick Ruth. The pair came back together after they both went to support their former drummer in Foster the People, who was in their previous project together, Malbec. At that point, Barbera was in a punk band Holy Fever and Ruth was producing artist, including Active Child and Mikky Ekko, most notably. What started as just a fun little project turned into something more serious after the first night when the pair realized that they “were onto something.”

On March 25th, they will be releasing their debut self-titled EP. The five songs that make up the EP gently navigate and weave elements of garage rock, electronic, and pop music. You will hear vocal intonations similar to the likes of Santigold and musical construction that could fit quite well next to Phantogram. There are no filler tracks on this release and, with that being said, you get the impression that this duo are still just scratching surface of their potential with even better material to come. We have the EP below for you consume in its entirety before its release next week. You can pre-order the album here.

Stream : SAINT PEPSI : Gin City EP

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SAINT PEPSI, the project of Boston College student Ryan DeRobertis, has been gaining fans and attention at a rapid rate. His eclectic sense of musical composition and mixing sounds that shouldn’t work together has led us to his new EP, Gin City, the follow-up from last year’s Hit Vibes LP. We have already heard “Mr. Wonderful” and probably his best work to day, “Baby,” from it, but now he has given the world a stream of the EP in full. Give it a spin below and you’ll understand quite quickly what all of the buzz is about. You can download it for the price of your choosing here.