Listen :: The Red Runs Free – Steffaloo

I am so very excited about Los Angeles-based Steffaloo aka Steph Thompson’s upcoming EP release on JAXART Records this August. On Fire EP is limited to 300 copies on marbled 7” vinyl. You definitely need to hop on over to JAXART and pre-order it now, here the link ::

To hold you over until August, check out this lovely, absolutely gorgeous track.
mp3 :: The Red Runs Free – Steffaloo




Listen :: Total Babes

Check out Total Babes, a new side project from some of the guys from Cloud Nothings. They are releases a full length debut, Swimming Through Sunlight, on Old Flame Records on August 30.

Check out some pop punk deliciousness below.
mp3 :: Total Babes – Like They Always Do 

Swimming Through Sunlight Tracks
Like They Always Do
Be So True
Rot Away
Someone to Blame
Don’t Have to Run
Give Me Nothing
Le Guts
How We Wanna Be
Without Your Heart
Tip of My Tongue

Listen :: Mutual Benefit – I Saw The Sea

I Saw The Sea is the latest EP from lovely crooner Mutual Benefit aka Jordan Lee. If I could use one word to describe this EP I would use the word peaceful. Have you ever been in the middle of woods, just walking around or sitting on a tree stump? Did you stop and listen to the noises happening around you? Well, this is what I Saw The Sea sounds like, nature.

Lee mixes gorgeous harmonies with unique drumming and electronics to create a truly original sound. And it features Katie Pierce on violin and Andrew Morehart. This EP goes well with a rainy, spring day. It’s relaxing and easy to listen to. I Saw The Sea is beautiful.

Check out my favorite track :: Stargazer – Mutual Benefit

You can get I Saw The Sea on Mutual Benefit‘s bandcamp.

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Listen :: Mood Rings – Sweater Weather Forever

Mood Rings has released a free four song EP called Sweater Weather Forever via Double Phantom Digital. I highly, highly recommend you check them out. If you are fan of dreamy lo-fi pop with a splash of shoegaze, you’ll be all about Mood Rings. I know I am.
This EP is just lovely.
Listen to “Years of Dreams,” the first track off this incredible EP below. Then you should click here to download the whole thing.

Listen :: True Womanhood

Today is the day I decided to sift through my inbox. And I’m glad I did. I found a treasure from Washington D.C.-based band True Womanhood.
It’s easy to hear the influences of The Smiths and Joy Division. And they do a fantastic job mixing their influences with exciting drum beats, synths, and vocals to create a brilliant sound all their own. True Womanhood‘s debut EP, Basement Membranes, was released earlier this year on the Baltimore-based label Environmental Aesthetics. A full length is due out soon.

I’m in love with this.

Listen :: Dream Cargoes
MP3: Dream Cargoes

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Listen :: Levek

I’m excited to announce that Levek aka David Levesque is releasing a 7″ on Father/Daughter Records. This self-titled 7″ is the first release for Levek and it’s coming at you on November 16. “Look on the Bright Side” is the A-side, “Slow” is the B-side and the record, limited to 400 is pressed on red vinyl. Red vinyl! And check this out, each vinyl order will include a digital download bundle with both songs from the 7″ and his previously unreleased song “Chief” as well as two brand spanking new tracks.

I could ramble on for days about how great Levek‘s sun soaked tunes are (seriously, great.), but I think you should take a listen and let this lovely tune warm you up. Then head on over and pre-order the 7″. Links and whatnot will appear below.

MP3: Look on the Bright Side

Pre-order it here.

Also, might I suggest you follow Father/Daughter Records on Twitter for all the latest and greatest updates. I understand that more amazingness is coming in about a month or so. I’m excited! Are you?