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.
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.
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.
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’.
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”).
Beauty Queen released a third single, ‘Hope It’s You’, and music video from what we assume will be an album of songs through Sleep Well Records. This track is really polished, produced by Henry Moser of Henry Nowhere, and Beauty Queen’s Katie Iannitello. A banjo opens the song and appears in the chorus, giving the song a fitting emotional edge.
Magnus Josefsson releases ‘December’ and ‘The Map’, featuring members from The Amazing, Dungen, The Ark, The Smiths
Magnus Josefsson has quite a background in the Swedish music scene, both as a producer, musician, and artist. His debut album features members of The Amazing, The Smiths, Dungen, The Ark, and is mastered by Simon Scott of Slowdive. These are progressive rock instrumentals you can get lost in.
Cathedral Bells released I Don’t Care Anymore, their first single since releasing their Ether LP earlier this year. Matt Messore and band wrote and recorded this song, and I (Kevin Flick of Puddlegum.Studio) had the pleasure of mixing and mastering the track. Spirit Goth released the single today as part of their Singles series.
Orchid Mantis released their sixth full-length, ‘Visitations’. This new album reflects on new beginnings, following ‘Far From This World’ LP.
Barrie released ‘Dig’, her first single since being featured on ford.’s 4:38am track. ‘Dig’ is fairly stripped back and percussive.
Family Time released their first single in three years today, dropping New Positions. The single is a jazz and indie blend, utilizing space for each layer to fully develop.
Stevie Nel released his third bedroom pop EP of 2021, called ‘We Were Once Wildflowers’.
Fair Visions is a new wave project from Brooklyn by artist Ryan Work. He released ‘Channel’, from his forthcoming EP, Modern Kids.
Jason Martin is preparing to release his twentieth album called ‘Vanity’ through Cloud’s Velvet Blue Music. He released the third single called Sunrise on August 20.
Hovvdy released two singles and music videos, Junior Day League and Around Again. Both are fantastic, and will be on True Love, October 1.
Foliage released a new jangle pop single ‘Start a Fire’ that features Andrew Younker. The two released a split EP in 2018 called ‘Split’.
Ruby Haunt released ‘Roman candle’, the second single from their forthcoming ‘Watching the Grass Grow’. They also released a music video.
300D is a bedroom pop duo from Oakland. Grocery Vaping has lush vocal layers, light acoustic, organ-toned synth, light percussion, chamber pop strings.
Black Marble released ‘Somewhere’, the first single (and music video directed by Théo Sixou) from his fourth LP, ‘Fast Idol’. The album will be released on October 22 through Sacred Bones.