Look out for Generous Gods and the track Snake Oil. Fans of psychedelic and stoner rock will enjoy. The track could find a home on Spotify’s Today’s Indie Rock and New Noise. The indie rock act is influenced by The Animals, Stax Records, The Golden Dawn, Love, and Nina Simone.
The Atlanta based act says “Snake Oil’ is the A side to our new digital 45, ‘Your Psyche Is Showing’ released by Once Around the Sun Records. It was influenced by our travels to Joshua Tree, CA, the humid air of Atlanta in the summer, realizing the passage of time is beautiful, and that those in power will steal the food from your mouth if gone unchecked. Question the dynamics of power in your own life. Question the way you were brought up.”
Also…” Generous Gods loves it’s listeners, money is fake, aliens are real, your ego will betray you every chance it can, the poetry of Wordsworth should have a religion predicated on it, everyone should have to work in the service industry at some point, ‘The Big Lebowski’ is the single greatest achievement in American cinema.”
Stream the track on KOAR’s Indie Invaders playlist.
Look out for Frankie Maurie and the debut track Downfall. You’ll like if you’re a fan of 90’s indie acoustic pop. Think Taylor Swift’s Willow meets Lana Del Rey’s Chemtrails Over The Country Club. The song would fit perfectly on Spotify’s Indie Pop Playlist. The 21 year old Texas based songwriter cites Borns, Hayley Williams, and Jack White as artist influences.
“Downfall is about being head over heels for someone, but not being able to enjoy the happiness because of an overwhelming feeling of fear that this person you love so much might just be your downfall” shares Frankie.
Check out hating myself in the summer by Rachel Bochner. The track would fit perfectly on Spotify’s Bedroom pop or Today’s Chill on Apple. Fans of Lana Del Rey, Maggie Rogers, Julia Michaels will enjoy. Her previous tracks landed on Spotify’s Indie Pop, Fresh Finds, & soda playlist.
NYC based Rachel Bochner says: “I wrote this song as a way to vent about the constant (and annoying) battle going on in my head about my body image. I know I should love myself as I am, but it’s so hard to shut out the voices and pressures and norms telling you that the way you are isn’t good enough. hating myself in the summer is about being, quite frankly, tired of the bullshit. I’m giving up on saying no to plans because I hate how my clothing looks on me that day, I’m giving up on picking myself apart, and I’m giving up on equating my jeans size to my self worth.”
Just when pop punk is near extinction, a new one pops up. Although it will not take the genre off the endangered species list Summer Years are worth checking out especially if you long for the days Blink 182 and Rise Against.
The San Diego, CA pop-punk 4 piece dropped “This Light“, the first single off their upcoming EP ‘You Can’t Live There Forever‘. The track landed on Spotify’s ‘New Noise‘ and ‘The Scene’ and Apple Music’s ‘Shazam’s Best New Music’ Playlists.
The album was helmed by a variety of producers and mixed by the infamous Chris Lord Alge (Green Day, The All-American Rejects) and Steve Rizun (NOFX, The Flatliners).
“Summer Years is rock music. Pop & punk rock-infused music, but at its core, it’s for anyone who likes to rock and enjoys lots of melody. We definitely operate with the energy and big rhythms of a punk band, but I think we will always be accessible to anyone. Kids who are just getting into guitar music or who have never listened to pop punk! I think our music is for everyone. Even soccer moms. Haha.” says the band.
They signed with ENCI Records (Beach Goons, The Joy Formidable, Fences).
“Open Up is about how I wish love was: simple and uplifting. After always writing about heartbreak, I wanted this song to be a positive anthem, a reminder that love doesn’t have to be dramatic and gut-wrenching, that you can meet someone who accepts you for who you are, someone who feels like home” says Alice.
The London-based, Italian born artist also notes, “I wrote it three years ago and played it live – an acoustic version of it – for about a year before recording it. I always had very positive reactions from people at gigs, which made me realise it was special! Part of it was recorded in the studio in London, part of it remotely during lockdown”.
Stream the track on KOAR’s Indie Invaders Playlist.