As much as I love a good full length album, let’s recap on some dope tracks from recent days. Check your sanity at the door, make way for some grooves.
OBVIOUSLY we are going to start with blink-182’s “Quarantine”. Classic. Fuck quarantine. (But also, please keep quarantining and wearing masks).
I’m late to the game, but HELLLOOOOOO Cloudy June. You are what my ears and tippy toes have been waiting for. Favorite new find of the week. Oh, did I mention she used to be a death metal singer for years?!
Josh Dominguez gets real floaty with “Mijo Pt. 1” – def a rooftop chill kinda vibe. Get down. *read more on Josh on burt’sarticle.
pee pee poo poo pistachios – beabadoobee’s “Sorry” is not only a great tune, but the video kicks a$$.
FINALLY – mmmore mmmonika! Just a groovy little number to strut to during a social distancing stroll.
This lineup might as well have been curated directly by Indie Pong, very exciting. Now note, this preview is just off of my initial first glance without doing any deep diving (there are like 300 bands, give me a break), I’m sure there are a lot of great young bands that I haven’t heard of yet and I encourage you to check them out for yourself here:
Band from Hotlanta Georgia laying deep soul vocals over modern post-punk with an album coming out on January 17th:
P.S. if you dig this sound check Built On Ashes out by Zeal & Ardor- Indie Pong’s #50 track of 2018!
Fiyah song and album as a whole, can be abrasive at times but as explained in the disclaimer in the below video (NSFW) it’s her way own cathartic way of dealing with the issues that drive her art:
This next song is legitimately one of my favorite songs of the year, absolute lock for best tracks of the year list coming next month. The essential emotion of the vocals mixed with the totally relatable content and accessible pop culture reference to Stephen Malkmus allow us to empathize with this song instantly and use it to bury our own sorrows in and purge:
Black Country, New Road
This song is so awesome, totally original and an exciting new voice from the Speedy Wunderground label (Black Midi). I don’t know when the next release is coming but I can’t wait. Must see.
Sound the alarm: Cadence Weapon was just featured on Indie Pong’s Tracks of the Week LAST WEEK for his and Alice Ivy’s stellar track Sunrise, to read the full article CLICK HERE. Here’s the song:
And here’s another with another former Indie Pong Best New Tracks alum Jacques Greene:
Great album. Me and UndercoverSadGirl both enjoyed. This was my fave, thoroughly enjoyed the tempo change which perfectly mirrored the simple yet both comical and saccharine lyrics:
And this was UndercoverSadGirl’s favorite:
She is one of my absolute FAVES from last year. Her music seems impossible to box into one two or even three genres and thus was probably my favorite album of 2018. Sekaiwotorikaeshiteokure was featured in my top 50 best tracks of 2018 (which I keep referencing, here is the playlist since it was pre-Indie Pong era and there is no post). She’s like an entire country’s worth of electricity compressed into one Japanese person and I love it.
I’ve heard from friends that this show is NUTS and I’m so excited she is finally coming to America. Here are two more of my favorites from the album, eagerly awaiting more:
Netflix stars and Charli XCX formed super band Nasty Cherry are on the brink of absolutely exploding and becoming the next big thing. Don’t miss out on the early show you can brag about for years to come when these gals are YUGE.
This place is packed with pricks – declares the Norwegian introvert as she laments the club she ended up in like I do every time I go to any club ever. I’ll bet this will be one of the best crowds at the fest, mark my words. This song is due for a high profile remix, can’t wait to see this one climb and can’t wait for more tunes.
Pom Pom Squad
Ahh yeah Pom Pom Squad’s album Ow had me ready to run straight through a brick wall like
Seriously though this is a top album of the year for me, can’t miss show for sure. This is one of those situations where the debut album is so good that you must attend and not wait to see this Brooklyn band perfectly collide soul-shattering rock riffs with emotionally draining while also being invigorating lyrics.