Video : Leave The Planet : “Winter Sleep”

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London-based band Leave The Planet first came to our attention last year with their fluttering, new-wave vibes they cast on the “Coasts”/”Sarah, Where Are You” single from last year. Today, they have announced another new single featuring the songs “The Night is Ours” featuring Jack Eden and “Winter Sleep” available. now via Kanine Records. The latter song was revealed with a sparkling, overcast-heavy new video directed and edited by Jack Milwaukee. Both songs are currently available to stream at their Bandcamp.

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Song : JOY. : “Weather”

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Olivia McCarthy aka JOY. made an impression on us last year with her ethereal debut song “Captured” (making it on our best songs of 2014 list) and subsequent song “Stone”, the first reveal from her forthcoming debut EP of the same name. “Weather” is another great listen from the EP building off sprawling sonicscapes under intimate, emotional lyrics and vocals, we get shown once more that the sky is the limit for this budding 17-year-old songstress. Listen below.

Song : Diet Cig : “Harvard”

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New Paltz, NY’s Diet Cig, the outfit comprised of Alex Luciano with Noah Bowman, have their debut EP, Over Easy, coming out on February 24th via Father/Daughter Records. We discussed their fantastic debut song “Scene Sick” previously, now we hear Luciano lament a break-up with an Ivy League, sweater-wearing Harvard girl that culminates with her screaming full of angst “Fuck your Ivy League Sweater. You know I was better.” Stream it below and

Song : Twin Limb : “Long Shadow”

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If the week has been sort of an up and down one for you like it has for us, then you really need to ease into the weekend with the song “Long Shadow” from Louisville’s Twin Limb. We had the pleasure to catch them opening for How To Dress Well this past summer and they were nothing more than enchanting to hear showcasing a lot of promise. Their latest offering really wraps around like a warm blanket almost lulling the us into state of acceptance and calm. It is sure to resonate with fans of Beach House. Listen below and also watch the video for it with videography by Amber Thieneman. If you like what you hear, you can catch them on tour over the next couple of months with fellow Kentuckiana band Houndmouth.

Tour Dates:
02/19 – Champaign, IL @ Highdive
02/20 – Madison, WI @ High Noon
02/21 – St. Paul, MN @ Turf Club
02/23 – Iowa City, IA @ Blue Moose
02/24 – Omaha, NE @ Waiting Room
02/26 – Boulder, CO @ Fox Theater
02/27 – Aspen, CO @ Belly Up
02/28 – Denver, CO @ Bluebird
03/02 – Lawrence, KS @ Bottleneck
03/03 – Columbia, MO @ Mojo’s
03/05 – Bloomington, IN @ Bluebird
03/06 – Knoxville, TN @ Bijou
03/07 – Atlanta, GA @ Terminal West
03/08 – Nashville, TN @ 3rd & Lindsley

Video : Sarah P : “Moving On”

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As many of you probably know, Sarah P left Keep Shelley in Athens to pursue other musical avenues last year. Since then, she has been dropping loose tracks into the world to reintroduce her to the world as a solo artist. “Moving On” serves as the first proper single, however. The song is “representing the new me”, according to Sarah, and “is an attitude towards life, it is a statement.” She worked with greek producer Nteibint on it and the finished products have a Chromatics vibe about it. You can watch the video below and read her full statement about the song here. Expect an EP from her in the coming months.

Song : pecas : “All I’ve Got”

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Spanish-born, Hudson Valley resident Sandy Davis, aka pecas, really captured our attention with the oh-so-fragile “Keeper” from her self-recorded debut LP, Dwelling, available for purchase here. Her latest single from the album, “All I’ve Got”, has a delicate, almost innocent quality about it with the twinkling instrumentation and her soothing vocals. We imagine this song playing during a gorgeous snowfall and all of the excitement we would feel as a child. It is simply magical, understated number. You can stream the track below and catch Davis live at the BSP Lounge in Kingston, NY tomorrow.

Song : Gal Pals : “Punisher”

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After what could probably be considered a down year in guitar-driven rock music in 2014, this year is looking starting to look up. Contributing to this is Los Angeles-via-Austin duo Gal Pals. On February 24th, they will be unloading their debut LP, Vevet Rut, via Papercup Music. Their latest reveal from it “Punisher” along with the previously shared “Ex-Marionette” have us severely jonesing for warmer weather to fully appreciate the Donnas meet Vivian Girls garage vibes. You can find both of them below.

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