Posts byTess Dunn

Grace Blue Release Strong Self-Titled EP

Grace Blue have released their self-titled EP, and it’s filled with alt-pop hooks, strong vocals, and trip-hop beats. Vocalist Grace Mogz and keyboard player Joseph Arazi met in their hometown of Tel Aviv, Israel, and formed Grace Blue to combine their gifts. In May, the duo moved to Los Angeles to make their dreams reality.
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The Blue Hour Release Genre-Defying LP “Always”

The Blue Hour have released their newest LP, “Always,” and it is a blend of haunting, beautiful, and melancholic. The Blue Hour blends traditional folk melodies with haunting ambiance and some classical structures. The overall sound is hard to define, but creates an otherworldly and hypnotic effect. “Always” is a great demonstration of this. <a
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Olivia O’Brien Releases Understated Pop Anthem “RIP”

Olivia O’Brien has returned following her feature in Gnash’s “i hate u i love you,” and it’s as catchy and heartfelt as we could hope for. Seventeen year-old singer and song­writer O’Brien teamed up with Nic Nac and DaviDior, the producers of DJ Khaled’s “I’m The One,” for her new single “RIP.” Co-written with Drew MacDonald, “RIP”
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DAIJO Releases Explosive Track “Heart Sting”

DAIJO has released his newest single, “Heart Sting,” featuring Aloma Steele, and it’s no surprise that listeners everywhere are falling in love with it. DAIJO, the stage name for Benjamin Shir, has been writing behind the scenes for years, but he’s only just begun to make a name for himself. He released “Red Dress” featuring
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IBG Interview Series – 7 Questions With Mia LJ

Mia LJ is on the rise following the release of her EP “These Are the Years.” At only nineteen, the singer-songwriter has gained a following of thousands. Her recent music video release of “This Livin” has already garnered 20,000 views in less than two months. We asked Mia about how she’s grown since her EP,
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Cardiknox Release Infectious Single “Fuck With You”

Cardiknox have released their newest single, “Fuck With You.” It’s their first release since their 2016 album, “Portrait,” and it’s proof that they are stronger than ever. Cardiknox, a pop duo of Lonnie Angle and Thomas Dutton, has earned a reputation from the likes of Vogue and Billboard as producing massive dance-floor hooks and infectious live synergy. Cardiknox have been
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Taylor Grey Releases Debut Album “Space Case”

Taylor Grey has released her highly anticipated debut album, “Space Case,” an album that will appeal to any pop lover looking for a pure voice and danceable synth grooves. We have been keeping an eye on Taylor for a while. She gave us a “behind the scenes” look at her last single “Never Woulda Letcha”. Space
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Tape Machines Release Soulful Single “Stupid”

Tape Machines have released their newest single “Stupid,” and we at Indie Band Guru are here for it. Consisting of two Stockholm-based producers, two minds tired of the industries complications, a whole host of skills, and one simple joint desire to release good music, Tape Machines are ready to continue on their sonic voyage. Following their
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Nora Rothman Releases Single “Note to My Ex-Lover”

Nora Rothman has released her newest single, a short and sweet ode to an ex-lover. Hailing from Hollywood nobility as the daughter of Tom Rothman (Chairman, Sony Pictures Entertainment) and Jessica Harper, it was inevitable that indie singer/songwriter Nora Rothman would find herself fully immersed in all things music and entertainment. At three, she laid
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Goodwood Atoms Release Catchy New Single “Dreaming About”

Goodwood Atoms blends ethereal melodies with insistent grooves and electronic flourishes, inspired by the likes of Yeasayer, Alt-J, Youth Lagoon, and Radiohead. Formed in 2014, they’ve received accolades from the likes of Indie Shuffle, Baeble Music, and PopMatters. Goodwood Atoms recently released a four-song EP, “The Place,” through French Label Yunizon Records. The opening track
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VŌS Release Sultry New Single “Patience”

VŌS first came together just over a year ago at a house party jam, and with their influences sat firmly on the electronic and alt-pop spectrum, VŌS describe their new-found sound as “somewhere between Banks, Sohn and James Blake.” This new track, “Patience,” is a really strong slice of electro-pop, mastered by John Davis (Lana
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Helen Culver Releases New EP “Tricks Are For Kids”

Helen Culver and Liam Alexander have teamed up for Culver’s second EP, “Tricks Are For Kids,” and it does not disappoint. A dreamy yet dark EP with glitchy beats and sharp synths, Culver and Alexander embarked on yet another sonic-filled adventure and conjured up four alternative pop songs. Lyrically, the songs are set within the realms of female
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Pamela Hute Releases Music Video for “Banshees”

Pamela Hute, born in Paris, has so far had a life-long love affair with music. Her songs reflect an electro, pop, post-punk, and rock style.  The perfect soundtrack for the independent market. Her first album, “Turtles Tales From Overseas,” was released to critical acclaim. The twelve tracks gave an autobiographical tale of struggle, separation, and
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Coast Modern Debut Chill Single “Pockets Full of No”

A shape-shifting Los Angeles-based duo who infuse their breezy, west coast electro-pop with elements of hip-hop, indie rock, and psych-pop, Coast Modern is the brainchild of Seattle native Luke Atlas and L.A.-based Coleman Trapp. The two met as struggling songwriters in Southern California; after taking time to write for themselves as opposed to tastemakers, they came
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Cajsa Siik Releases Whimsical Single “White Noise”

Following on from her highly acclaimed 2014 sophomore album ‘Contra’, Swedish-native Cajsa Siik returns with her newest single, “White Noise,” from the upcoming album “Domino.” Starting with a simple, almost lagging drumbeat and a ricocheting synth, the song already sounds as though it’s struggling to push itself forward. Siik’s whimsical vocals float above the music throughout the
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SQRD Releases Dreamy New Single “Together”

SQRD’s “Together” Will Get You Up and Dancing Fresh off the 2016 release of his “Gold” EP, SQRD is back with his latest single, “Together,” a song that you won’t be able to help but dance and sing along to when you hear it. “I’d just moved back to Stockholm from Berlin, the winter nights were
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