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I don’t have much to tell you about SoCal’s Island Apollo, other than they’ve just graduated college and their kicking ass on their new, self-titled EP available on iTunes. The two streams they have available on Soundcloud should be enough for you: This is some of the catchiest, hookiest, crisp-and-clearest pop I’ve heard in years.


WATERS-What’s Real

Has it really been four years since Waters released “Out in the Light,” one of my favorite indie albums of all time? Unbelievable. Way back then, I only put it at #5 for the year, but if I could redo it, I’d rank it at #2. (Sorry, I still think Elzhi’s “Elmatic” is fucking brilliant.)

So how does their new one sound? Well, it’s on preview at Soundcloud and it sounds…Extraordinary. It’s very different–where their last release was sad and moody, this one is much more “pop.” Still, it’s driven by hooks that will jump in your skull, grab your subconscious, and never let go.

I imagine this will be one of my favorite releases of this year. I have trouble seeing a vision of the future where that doesn’t happen.

Check it out below, along with some neat cover songs.


THE NEW ATLAS-“The New Atlas”

Wow! This is some damn fine indie pop. It’s so interesting, in fact, that I almost don’t want to call it “pop.” It’s got an Americana bend, some great harmonies and folk-y guitar work–just an all-around terrific album.

And it’s free!

I’ve never heard of this band before, but apparently they also released an EP way back in the middle of 2013 and since then they’ve upped their game. The album is just six songs long, but when every song is good it doesn’t make you miss filler. In fact, more bands should focus on a shorter, stronger set list.

Great stuff. You can download for free off Bandcamp, or you can step up and support these guys by paying what you like.


MISUN-All For Leyna (Billy Joel Cover)

My love for Misun should be no secret to regular readers, and I don’t think I’ve posted this before. It rocks so hard I’m devoting an entire post to it. Hear it. Know it. Live it.


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