CYEP by Cupid Youth I can’t resist a good shoegaze-dreampop album, and that was the case with Matt Allen’s project, Cupid Youth. Four pretty songs, well written and recorded. Sometimes that’s all you need.
Beverly Baldwin by Dott Three years ago I wrote about Dott’s album, Swoon. This month Dott (Anna McCarthy and Evan O’Connor) released a new EP made of the same awesome material the album was made of: garage-y guitars, great vocals and harmonies, and an atmosphere of fun and noise and sunshine and punk.
how to leave by Comma Fera This mini-album only has three songs on it, but they are so beautiful and touching I had to share it. Comma Fera is a 19-year-old musician from Toronto, and she makes stripped-down, lo-fi, bedroom kind of pop. She reminds me somewhat of Julien Baker, she has the same vulnerability
Tell You EP by The New Romantics The New Romantics seems to be a project by Brandon Biondo, and I have really enjoyed his latest EP. It is clearly very 80’s influenced, which means it’s right up my alley, and the slightly dark synthpop it presents is very well done.
The Saint of Killers by LET US PREY I recently got into a serious metal phase, as if I’m still an angsty 16-year-old. Anyway, I found an amazing world of many bands and even more sub-genres, so naturally I started browsing through Bandcamp for new and exciting metal bands. One of them is Let Us
DÖRCHÆ by DÖRCHÆ DÖRCHÆ are a mysterious duo from Italy. I couldn’t even find the names of the people behind the music, but it didn’t make their album less fun. I think it’s heavily influenced by 90’s Europop – I know it doesn’t sound promising but they really manage to take everything that’s good about
View Of You by Him&Me The debut album from the Israeli duo Him&Me is a wonderful combination of beautiful vocals and harmonies, folky inspiration and some electronic beats. Everything about it is chill and dreamy, and takes you on a calm musical journey.
Pvlgrim – EP by Of Methodist This sultry EP comes from Singapore, packed with futuristic beats, soft singing and a general chilled out atmosphere.
Wanderlust EP by Forest Fires This pretty EP by Tanner Waite, the man behind Forest Fires, is a little folk gem. All the songs on it are very pretty, calm and soft. I can imagine listening to them in any kind of weather – in the beginning of spring, when it’s bright and breezy outside,
Sable & Bleach by Siiamese On this album I found the most fun balance between dark, gothic darkwave and bright, fun synthpop. Siiamese, a French-American collaboration, bring out the best from both worlds and create what they call “1980’s influenced gothpop”, and man, does it sound good.
Medallion by Lost Lander Well, this isn’t exactly a “find” since Lost Lander are pretty well-known already, but I still want them to have more listeners. This band from Portland (the city that keeps on giving!), consisting of Sarah Fennell, Patrick Hughes, Dave Lowensohn and frontman Matt Sheehy, make really awesome alt-rock combined with synths
Leo by Syzzors Hoorah, another great electro-pop gem on Bandcamp! This time it comes from Montreal, Canada. The six songs on this album from the trio Syzzors are sleek and pleasent (especially the really beautiful “Reunion”) and have this light 80’s feel yet they sound very contemporary.