Jon Morrow is a songwriter from Hattiesburg, Mississippi, writing dreamy and personal songs. He uses a drum machine, which sounds like a beat from an old Casio (that’s a positive), a looping electric guitar running through a tremolo or vibey chorus pedal, and layers of vocals and harmonies with a high pass filter applied.
Husbands release a superb bedroom pop single, ‘Wishbone’. Samantha Crain joins them on vocals, while Wil and Danny contribute synths, guitars, and drum machines. Catch them on tour, starting later this month.
Views From Space released a standout track called ‘Other Side’. The single is lush with warm layers of synths, and ambient vocals. Omi Gelacio, the artist behind Views From Space, mixes several memorable melodies that appear in the song, played out by several synths; one melody repeats and intertwines with his vocals. The bass sound has a full tone that fills the low-end perfectly.
Midi Memory released their debut full-length ‘Sensory Overload’. Collaborations involve the amazing talents of CD Ghost, COOL HEAT, and Doorbells. Mixed and mastered by Puddlegum.Studio.
Hazel English releases a new dreamy indie pop single ‘Nine Stories’, produced by Day Wave.
King Hannah released their second single and music video, ‘All Being Fine’, from their forthcoming February album, ‘I’m Not Sorry, I Was Just Being Me’. The song is a blend of shoegaze and americana.
Vern Matz released the ‘Tokyo Sounds’, the first single of an album of lofi demos. Expect three singles in the coming weeks, and the album to drop on December 20.
New Music Friday (week of Nov. 12, 2021): Beach Fossils, Beach House, Day Wave, Palace, Pinegrove, Toledo, Yumi Zouma, and more!
New singles from Kip Nelson and fanclubwallet. A bluesy psych pop track, and a saturated bedroom pop single.
Valley Palace released a new guitar pop single, ‘Patch’, his third single of 2021. Nathan Taylor has been releasing music as Valley Palace since December, 2019 that he records in his bedroom. He signed with Run for Cover Records this summer after releasing his impressive ‘Pastel Mood’ EP, and a single in March called ‘Contact’.
Danish band TESSEL released their debut EP, ‘Family Time’, today. They completed the EP right as the Pandemic lockdown began. So they took the time to release singles, videos, perform live streams, and slowly build their following. Now that shows have begun resuming, TESSEL released their six track ‘Family Time’ EP. These songs have all the hooks.
Processions released their first single in two years, called ‘Acquiesce’. The new single was released today by BIRTHDIY, Spirit Goth’s lo-fi DIY label. Phil Alfonso has been working with Puddlegum.Studio on a new EP. Phil shared with Puddlegum that with this EP, “I’m finally writing from my perspective.”
Minneapolis artist Cassette releases ‘Fumble (Kerry)’, a lofi disco-pop single that mixes elements of synthpop. Synths with dramatic flair, electric guitar with hooks, a bouncing bass synth, and a selective beat. His vocals are fuzzed out with saturation, with a melody that sticks in your head.
New Music Friday: New music from Dad Bod, Midi Memory, NewDad, Slow Pulp, Henry Nowhere, BROTHER SUN SISTER MOON, and others.
Midi Memory released’Gone’, featuring CD Ghost. Released. by Spirit Goth, mixed and mastered by Kevin Flick of Puddlegum.Studio.
SALES independently release their first single since 2018, ‘Can’t Be Yours Forever’, when they released ‘Forever & Ever’. Be Yours Forever’ retains the smooth vibe that their last full-length had. The song loops multiple elements, with simple guitar melodies playing over the loops.
Irish band NewDad has a new single and music video called Ladybird, out via Fair Youth, produced by Chris Ryan, and mixed by John Congleton.
Yot Club released the first single from his forthcoming EP, ‘Santolina’. The new single, ‘Alive’, is a highly anticipated track, following the viral explosion of his ‘YKWIM?’ single. The EP will be released through Nice Guys, which Ryan Kaiser of Yot Club talked with Puddlegum earlier this year. Also, Ryan released a music video for ‘Alive’.
New Music Friday: Single, LPs and EPs from Black Marble, Yot Club, CASTLEBEAT, Kowloon, Francis Moon, more.
Matilde Davoli is an Italian artist who is creating high-production dream pop, and has an album coming out on November 5, called ‘Home’. She recently released her first single, ‘Il Coraggio di Provare’, the sole track sung in Italian (the song title means, “The Courage To Try”).