100 Awesome Independent Album and EP Releases You Probably Missed in 2019

Welcome to the FIFTH annual list of independent albums and EP’s that probably slipped under your radar this year. I’ve been in the music industry for over a decade at this point (I know right?!) and it continues to floor me just how much talent is out there.

Yet here we are again, with even more incredible music for you to sink your teeth into. One of the truest things that keeps me creating these lists year after year is the excitement I derive from the serendipitous discovery of these wide swaths of creativity. Sometimes the best artistry emerges from the best-kept secrets.  🀘🎸

Since 2015, I’ve given you lists of 100 independent albums and EP’s you probably missed during the year. Here they are:

And so, here is the 2019 list in all its glory. I’m equally excited for the new crop of artists here as well as for those returning again. A healthy helping of the content on this year’s list is from artists I’ve known for years and who continue to crank out new material. It’s all balanced by an influx of new content from new artists whom I’ll certainly be keeping tabs on into the new year.

As with all previous lists, these 100 albums and EP’s come from artists all over the world. This year’s list includes artists from: Canada, Greece, Germany, Spain, Austria, Hungary, France, almost ALL of Scandinavia (Sweden, Norway, Denmark, and Finland!), Australia, Estonia, Argentina, Mexico, the Philippines, New Zeland, Indonesia, Switzerland, Italy, Russia, Bulgaria, the U.K., Poland, and 21 different U.S. states. The independent world is massive.

It’s always interesting to see what each year brings in terms of style and genre, and this year’s list seems to heavily feature classic garage punk, pop-punk, shoegaze, alternative, metal, folk rock, and hard rock material.

With all that out of the way, here are 100 of the independent albums and EP’s that you probably missed in 2019. All were released during the 2019 calendar year.

As always, albums are in no particular order.

Remember, if you dig this and want to see more, follow me on Twitter @adammarx13 and let’s talk music, tech, and startups!

Come take a peek under the radar at the material you probably missed this yearβ€”live in my music world for a little while. πŸ˜ŽπŸ‘


1. What Happened To Us? (Vol. 1) β€” The Head β€” Atlanta, Georgia, USA

What Happened to Us

2. Breathe In Colours β€” Forever Still β€” Copenhagen, Denmark

Breathe in Colours

3. Ghost β€” Bloody Diamonds β€” Toronto, Ontario, Canada


4. I’m The Reaper β€” The Beautiful Monument β€” Melbourne, Australia

I'm The Reaper

5. Gone Off the Earth β€” Felic β€” Helsinki, Finland

Gone Off the Earth

6. Far Canal β€” Fox Ache β€” Brisbane, Australia

Far Canal

7. Ephemeral β€” We Are The Catalyst β€” Gothenburg, Sweden


8. Hannah Wicklund & The Steppin Stones on Audiotree Live β€” Hannah Wicklund & The Steppin Stones β€” Los Angeles, California, USA

Hannah Wicklund Live

9. Β Retrospective | Reactive β€” Have No Clue β€” Esztergom, Hungary

Retrospective, Reactive

10. Mourning Vibes II β€” DownStater β€” Quebec City, Quebec, Canada

Mourning Vibes II

11. When Daughters & Sons Revolt β€” Past Tense Of Never β€” Graham, North Carolina, USA

When Daughters

12. Show Me Your Teeth β€” Beth Blade and the Beautiful Disasters β€” Cardiff, Wales, UK

Show Me Yourth Teeth

13. The Extinction of Unicorns β€” The Dead Love β€” Sydney, Australia

The Extinction of Unicorns

14. The Wood Room Sessions β€” Just Like Honey β€” New York, New York, USA

The Wood Room Sessions

15. Useless Hands β€” Rival Town β€” St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada

Useless Hands

16. Not So Bold β€” Dance Contraption β€” Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA

Not So Bold

17. Main Street Revival β€” Main Street Revival β€” Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Main Street Revival

18. Crowned In Frost β€” Frozen Crown β€” Milan, Italy

Crowned In Frost

19. Come What May β€” Oh See Demons β€” Bergen, Norway

Come What May

20. How Your Life’s Played Out β€” Montgomery β€” Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Howw Your Life's

21. Alone in the Dark β€” In Good Nature β€” Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Alone in the Dark

22. Brand New World β€” Desert Queen β€” Tartu, Estonia

Brand New World

23. Asleep in the Deep End β€” Andross β€” Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

Asleep In The Deep End

24. It Was Beautiful β€” Fawner β€” Bristol, England, UK

It Was Beautiful

25. Traya β€” Set Fire β€” Boston, Massachusetts, USA


26. Notti di Follia β€” Out For Summer β€” Moderna, Italy

Notti di Follia

27. Slice β€” Spo β€” Salt Lake City, Utah, USA


28. Feeding The Void β€” Hysteria β€” Dresden, Germany

Feeding the Void

29. Here & Now (EP) β€” Dangerfield β€” Brisbane, Australia

Here and Now EP

30. Celebration β€” CityState β€” Holyoke, Massachusetts, USA


31. Dream Living β€” Lost Mind β€” Torrelodones, Spain

Dream Living

32. So It Began β€” Silvernite β€” Greece

So It Began

33. Bridges We Build | Bridges We Burn β€” Teresa Banks β€” Helsinki, Finland

Bridges We Build, Bridges We Burn

34. Serenity β€” Saint Raven β€” Salt Lake City, Utah, USA


35. Two Sides β€” Dirty Rugs β€” Seattle, Washington, USA

Two Sides

36. ATERA β€” Zea Mays β€” Bilbao, Spain


37. LP1 β€” Clouds & Satellites β€” Savannah, Georgia, USA


38. Three on Three EP β€” Jack Droppers & the Best Intentions β€” Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA

Three on Three EP

39. CRAFTING EP β€” CRAFTING β€” Wilmington, Delaware, USA

Crafting EP

40. The World Conspires β€” Birdeatsbaby β€” Brighton, England, UK

The World Conspires

41. Transcend β€” Hello, Mountain β€” Denver, Colorado, USA


42. Spiral Down β€” Blue Velvet Drapes β€” Los Angeles, California, USA

Spiral Down

43. Redeemer β€” Red Handed Denial β€” Toronto, Ontario, Canada


44. Maladjusted β€” My Secret Haven β€” Warsaw, Poland


45. Glitter Trails β€” Glitter Trails β€” Los Angeles, California, USA

Glitter Trails

46. Memorias β€” Carla Monterrubio β€” Mexico City, Mexico


47. The Toll β€” DUSK β€” Vienna, Austria

The Toll

48. Manic EP β€” Lie to Life β€” Detroit, Michigan, USA

Manic EP

49. Genetic Nobodies β€” Genetic Nobodies β€” Los Angeles, California, USA

Genetic Nobodies

50. Skull Flower β€” John Tessier β€” Paris, France

Skull Flower

51. Unbreakable β€” Keep Flying β€” New Jersey, USA


52. Scream In My Dream β€” Strangers In The Attic β€” Zurich, Switzerland

Scream in My Dream

53. Stories in Time β€” Time Jugglers β€” Sofia, Bulgaria

Stories in Time

54. A New Dawn β€” AltHero β€” Santa Cruz De Tenerife, Spain

A New Dawn

55. On A Flow β€” Breitenbach β€” Frankfurt, Germany

On a Flow

56. L’hameΓ§on β€” ATHECIO β€” Lyon, France


57. Dusky Wing β€” Dusky Wing β€” Los Angeles, California, USA

Dusky Wing

58. PALIMONY EP β€” PALIMONY β€” Gainesville, Florida, USA

Palimony EP

59. On Fences β€” Between Bodies β€” Berlin, Germany

On Fences

60. Dormancy β€” Playing Pretend β€” Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA


61. Woodland Rites β€” Green Lung β€” London, England, UK

Woodland Rites

62. Peachy Keen EP β€” Golden Cinema β€” Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada

Peachy Keen EP

63. Thunderjoy β€” West Valley Shakers β€” Sheridan, Oregon, USA


64. Queen of the Pill β€” The Jackets β€” Bern, Switzerland

Queen of the Pill

65. After Dark β€” Pale Lips β€” Montreal, Quebec, Canada

After Dark

66. Erebus β€” Returned To The Earth β€” Nuneaton, England, UK


67. Schizophrenia β€” Altersight β€” Saint Petersburg, Russia


68. IV β€” OMAHA β€” Toronto, Ontario, Canada


69. Egress β€” TopLady Β β€” Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA


70. Blind by Midnight β€” Dino Bravo β€” Burlington, Vermont, USA

Blind by Midnight

71. Cool Evil β€” Glued β€” St. Louis, Missouri, USA

Cool Evil

72. Stressor β€” Wine Lips β€” Toronto, Ontario, Canada


73. Here It Is β€” Fragile Canyons β€” Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

Here It Is

74. Feels Like Forever β€” Pretty Bird β€” Indianapolis, Indiana, USA

Feels Like Forever

75. Larmes Confettis — Cosmophone — Trois-Rivières, Quebec, Canada

Larmes confettis

76. UNO β€” Black Betty β€” Villa Maria, Argentina


77. The Ghostwriter β€” The Ghostwriter β€” Detroit, Michigan, USA

The Ghostwriter

78. Pen Name β€” Pen Name β€” Canterbury, England, UK

Pen Name

79. Hoping, Not Hopeful β€” Low Vault β€” Baltimore, Maryland, USA

Hoping, Not Hopeful

80. Planet Hunter β€” Planet Hunter β€” Wellington, New Zealand

Planet Hunter

81. Butterfly Distortion β€” Dive to Blue β€” Buenos Aires, Argentina

Butterfly Distortion

82. Take Her My Life β€” Castle Black β€” Brooklyn, New York, USA

Take Her My Life

83. Starburst – EP β€” Truett & The Traitors β€” Springfield, Missouri, USA

Starburts EP

84. Go β€” MoND β€” Bandung, Indonesia


85. A War Within β€” Enmy β€” Cincinnati, Ohio, USA

A War Within

86. The Devil You Know β€” The Coathangers β€” Atlanta, Georgia, USA

The Devil You Know

87. Manic Mood β€” Easy Jane β€” Beirut, Lebanon

Manic Mood

88. Demonstration β€” Floral Canyon β€” Phoenix, Arizona, USA


89. Exhale β€” The Sleep Department β€” Brooklyn, New York, USA


90. ep β€” Soft Topics β€” Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA


91. SPLASH – EP β€” Service Delay β€” Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Splash EP

92. Welcome to the Block β€” Stonewall BLVD β€” Denver, Colorado, USA

Welcome to the Block

93. The New Joys E.P. β€” The New Joys β€” Brooklyn, New York, USA

The New Joys EP

94. Superfuzz β€” Superfuzz β€” A CoruΓ±a, Spain


95. Overnight β€” Insomnia β€” Milan, Italy


96. EP 2019 β€” Dischord β€” Aix En Provence, France

EP 2019

97. Young & Dumb β€” All In Due Time β€” New York, New York, USA

Young and Dumb

98. Indeed EP β€” Indeed β€” Budapest, Hungary

Indeed ep

99. Mural β€” Mural β€” Cebu, The Philippines


100. No Missed Calls, No New Messages β€” The Ragetones β€” Pueblo, Colorado, USA

No Missed Calls


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100 Awesome Independent Album and EP Releases You Probably Missed in 2018

Another December just about passed, and another 100 independent albums and EP’s you probably missed this year. In any artistic industry, so much of the exciting content flies quietly under the radar, except for when you know where to look for it. 🀘🎸

Since 2015, I’ve given you lists of 100 independent albums and EP’s you probably missed during the year. Here they are:

Now here comes 2018’s. I’m so stoked for the new crop of artists here, as well as for those returning again. A lot of the content on this year’s list comes from artists I’ve known for years, producing music for new projects they’ve put together recently. This is a different kind of excitement; I love seeing the evolution of these creatives.

As with all previous lists, these 100 albums and EP’s come from artists all over the world. This year’s list includes artists from: Canada, Greece, Germany, South Korea, Belarus, Austria, Singapore, France, South Africa, Sweden, Australia, Norway, Spain, Estonia, Ukraine, Italy, the U.K., Switzerland, Russia, and 22 different U.S. states.Β The independent world is massive.

It’s always interesting to see what each year brings in terms of style and genre, and 2018 seems to have been heavy on punk, pop-punk, alternative, instrumental, metal, and jazz-influenced material, both in terms of my personal taste and overall releases.

With all that said, here are 100 of the independent albums and EP’s that you probably missed in 2018. All were released during the 2018 calendar year. Music is multidimensional, and all these artists should be treated as such.

As always, albums are in no particular order.

Come expand your universe and live in my world for a little while. πŸ˜ŽπŸ‘

1. SatellitesΒ β€” Chelsea ShagΒ β€” Atlanta, Georgia, USA


2. Painting with ScissorsΒ β€” Andy GruhinΒ β€” Silver Spring, Maryland, USA


3. FeelsΒ β€” Fair PanicΒ β€” Wayne, New Jersey, USA


4. OverseasΒ β€” White CovenΒ β€” Zaragoza, Spain


5. Hannah Wicklund & The Steppin StonesΒ β€” Hannah Wicklund & The Steppin StonesΒ β€” Nashville, Tennessee, USA


6. DreamlandΒ β€” Just Like HoneyΒ β€” New York, New York, USA


7. Personal IssuesΒ β€” Oh See DemonsΒ β€” Bergen, Norway


8. My Only HopeΒ β€” Adam SingerΒ β€” San Francisco, California, USA


9. Β Mind TricksΒ β€” Brownstone Inc.Β β€” Graz, Austria


10. Thriving, Given The ConsequencesΒ β€” Soviet OhioΒ β€” Syracuse, New York, USA


11. In Moon We Trust β€” Hālley β€” Paris, France


12. What The Wreck? β€”Β Stan Stewart β€” Ithaca, New York, USA


13. Poor You, Part TwoΒ β€” JinxboxΒ β€” Middlebury, Vermont, USA


14. Centipede – EPΒ β€” Blooming FireΒ β€” Los Angeles, California, USA


15. The Candleman and the CurtainΒ β€” The Earth and IΒ β€” Warwick, New York, USA


16. Everyone I’ve Ever Loved β€” Valleyheart β€” Salem, Massachusetts, USA


17. KingdomsΒ β€” CooperthebandΒ β€” Nashville, Tennessee, USA


18. Self TitledΒ β€” Alias MayΒ β€” Melbourne, Australia


19. Make My MillenniumΒ β€” Resident OneΒ β€” Atlanta, Georgia, USA


20. FunnySexyCool β€” Hollywood Horses β€” Birmingham, Alabama, USA


21. .ghostworld – EPΒ β€” .ghostworldΒ β€” Singapore, Singapore


22. Heaven and Her DemonsΒ β€” BlackBeakΒ β€” Johannesburg, South Africa


23. Wherever That Is β€” Panhandler β€” Stockholm, Sweden


24. White Roses EPΒ β€” Dream ChambersΒ β€” Nashville, Tennessee, USA


25. Soul TransferΒ β€” EmphasisΒ β€” Tallin, Estonia


26. Westline Drive EPΒ β€” Westline DriveΒ β€” San Francisco, California, USA


27. EPΒ β€” LampionΒ β€” Montreal, Quebec, Canada


28. SalvationΒ β€” The Penske FileΒ β€” Burlington, Ontario, Canada


29. Hypnotizing EuphoriaΒ β€” The Who Was PhoneΒ β€” Zurich, Switzerland


30. Bridges – EPΒ β€” For The FireΒ β€” Indianapolis, Indiana, USA


31. DispositionΒ β€” Young AnimalsΒ β€” St. Louis, Missouri, USA


32. Glow In The DarkΒ β€” Rachel Rose MitchellΒ β€” Melbourne, Australia


33. Dear BeerΒ β€” The BombpopsΒ β€” Los Angeles, California, USA


34. AftermindΒ β€” HighViewΒ β€” Canberra, Australia


35. It’s History, It’s PoetryΒ β€” Detour NorthΒ β€” Chicago, Illinois, USA


36. Voices in My HeadΒ β€” Failing UpΒ β€” Los Angeles, California, USA


37. OmegaΒ β€” Shades of DissonanceΒ β€” Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA


38. From the Wild SkyΒ β€” Halie LorenΒ β€” Eugene, Oregon, USA


39. Up in RosesΒ β€” FeverΒ β€” Portland, Oregon, USA


40. Passing YearsΒ β€” Looking For AlaskaΒ β€” Regensburg, Germany


41. Desire PathsΒ β€” TurnspitΒ β€” Chicago, Illinois, USA


42. Absolution EPΒ β€” KeatingΒ β€” Columbus, Ohio, USA


43. The Fallen KingΒ β€” Frozen CrownΒ β€” Milan, Italy


44. Heartwoken EPΒ β€” The ReviesΒ β€” Los Angeles, California, USA


45. AmnesiaticΒ β€” ODD ROBOTΒ β€” Fullerton, California, USA


46.Β Everything Is TemporaryΒ β€” Between You & MeΒ β€” Melbourne, Australia


47. DuoyuΒ β€” DuoyuΒ β€” Athens, Greece


48. Six People in a Dream β€”Β Baronaqua β€” Melbourne, Australia


49. Hometown StaticΒ β€” Second StreetΒ β€” Kansas City, Missouri, USA


50. Happy ThoughtsΒ β€” MidfieldΒ β€” Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA


51. Becoming a GhostΒ β€” Becoming a GhostΒ β€” Troy, New York, USA


52. Bedtime β€” Pawn Pawn β€” Toledo, Ohio, USA


53. AllianceΒ β€” We Call The ShotsΒ β€” Phoenix, Arizona, USA


54. Mother’s KeeperΒ β€” Mother’s KeeperΒ β€” Birmingham, Alabama, USA


55. Is an EPΒ β€” THISΒ β€” Buffalo, New York, USA


56. Distraction EPΒ β€” Paper CitizenΒ β€” Boston, Massachusetts, USA


57. NostalgiaΒ β€” deerfield.Β β€” Syracuse, New York, USA


58.Β Street TalkΒ β€” Big WhiteΒ β€” Sydney, Australia


59. For Me This TimeΒ β€” Analog HeartΒ β€” Boston, Massachusetts, USA


60. While We Dream β€” Lights & Motion β€” Gothenburg, Sweden


61. Raw Sugar β€” L’Absence β€” Zaragoza, Spain


62. Tameless β€” Buffalo Rampage β€” Moscow, Russia


63. Never Asked for It EP β€” Sorry, Scout β€” St. Louis, Missouri, USA


64. Old Soul β€” Sharp Sleeves β€” Blacksburg, Virginia, USA


65. AspireΒ β€” VENUESΒ β€” Stuttgart, Germany


66. From Blue to Bone β€” Mama Doom β€” Poughkeepsie, New York, USA


67. Heart Whispers (EP) β€”Β Grace & the Midnight Angel β€” Clovis, California, USA


68. Cirque Du Skank β€” Skunk Funk β€” American Canyon, California, USA


69. Spring Silver EPΒ β€” Spring SilverΒ β€” Silver Spring, Maryland, USA


70. The View From Here β€” Stealing Home β€” Concord, California, USA


71. Weird’N’Confused β€” Appocaloosers β€” Madrid, Spain


72. Inception β€” Wallbangers β€” Nantes, France


73. Wanderlust EP β€” Growling RabbitΒ β€” Minsk, Belarus


74. Paper Saints β€” Paper Saints β€” Dallas, Texas, USA


75. Spinneret EP β€” JEM β€” Singapore, Singapore


76. Cashmore Demos β€” Cashmore β€” Brisbane, Australia


77. Dakota β€” Go Murphy β€” Fargo, North Dakota, USA


78. Categories of Colour β€” Either/Or β€” Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada


79. Facade β€” Boxford β€” Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA


80. Casual Corner β€” Blesst Chest β€” Portland, Oregon, USA


81. Paper Hearts β€” The Brothers Union β€” Asbury Park, New Jersey, USA


82. New Ruins β€” Candace β€” Portland, Oregon, USA


83. Growing Pain β€” Envious View β€” Springfield, Missouri, USA


84. Hangin’ On! β€” The Glycereens β€” Brisbane, Australia


85. Digital EP β€” Anemoria β€” Fullerton, California, USA

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86. Agonize β€” Sever The Ear β€” Gwangju, South Korea


87. Laugh It Off! β€” Domino & the Derelicts β€” San Jose, California, USA

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88. Glass Bones β€” WolvesMouth β€” Voorhees, New Jersey, USA


89. Ashes β€” Led By LanternsΒ β€” Birmingham, England, UK


90. A Quiet Riot Vol. 1 β€” We Are Riot β€” Bremen, Germany


91. Membership Dues β€” Sad Girlz Club β€” San Francisco, California, USA


92. Broken Codes β€” In Parallel β€” Nashville, Tennessee, USA


93. The Deep Sleep β€”Β Unveil β€” Sherebrooke, Quebec, Canada


94. The Nexstone β€” The Nexstone β€” Kramatorsk, Ukraine


95. Comfort Zone β€”Β Superhaunted β€” Miami, Florida, USA


96. Fault Lines EP β€” Aeve Ribbons β€” Manchester, England, UK


97. Visions EP β€”Β Noise Maze β€” Udine, Italy


98.The Outer Space (EP) β€” Fallcie β€” Saint Petersburg, Russia


99. Jaren β€” Jenn’s Apartment β€” Lansing, Michigan, USA


100. Nothing Left β€” My Favorite Fault β€” Moscow, Russia



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2018: A New Year with New Goals


Perhaps the last picture I’ll post with my trusty iPhone 4S

2017 is over and 2018 is now here. That’s a good thing; last year was a tough one. A few very close relationships ended, and after a few years, I closed my first company. But I also learned that there is life after failure.

So here we are now in the new year, and I’m excited to start working on a bunch of new things. Here are some of the things you’ll see from me in 2018:Β 

  • 😎 🎸 I’m working on a new music project (company? 😎 ). That’s right β€” after a badly needed six-month hiatus (maybe longer?) from actually running a music-startup, I’m gathering feedback on a new idea which is incredibly exciting. So far, feedback has been very positive. Discussions with a select number of artists as well as a few journalists, founders, and confidants have yielded an ever-clearer perspective on how this can grow. I’m excited to read more people into this as the year progresses.
  • πŸ“Β I’m working on editing a very special document that I’m extremely excited to finish. I’m a word-nerd, and in editing this piece, I can honestly say it’s been one of the most challenging and rewarding things I’ve done in my professional writing career.
  • πŸ“Β πŸ€˜Β I have an avalanche of new music articles written and in the works which I can’t wait to see published. Some of these will shake things up (I hope), but hey, what’s the point of being a music journalist if you’re not a little punk about it?Β 
  • πŸ“Β πŸ“½οΈΒ I’m working on writing a rough draft of a screenplay (no, really!). Last year, I was kicking around an idea which I thought could be fun to work on, and over the last week, I’ve started mapping out characters and basic scene dialogue. I’ve never done a screenplay, so I am more than happy to have collaborators!
  • πŸ™‹Β πŸ™‹β€β™‚οΈΒ πŸ™ŒΒ πŸ€Β I will start driving harder towards being more central to the discussions on sexual harassment and how to fix the issues we have before us. This is less of a β€œme” thing, and more something I am incredibly passionate about; I am open to collaborating with anyone on projects which will help with the goals of creating a paradigm with more meritocracy, equality, and egalitarianism.Β 
  • πŸ˜ŽΒ πŸŽ™οΈΒ I’m incredibly excited (and flattered) to have an invitation to be on a few podcasts starting this yearΒ β€” because I don’t talk enough as it is ha!
  • πŸ€”Β πŸ“Β I’m working on plans for a new guide which will (hopefully) excite word-smiths everywhere; more on this project in the coming months.Β 
  • πŸ“Β πŸ“–Β I’m writing a pseudo-review of a book I’ve been reading which has changed my perspective on so many things, and has similarly confirmed a lot of the mantras which I try to live my life by. This will be out by the end of January.
  • πŸ“Β πŸ€ I will be releasing many new articles in my Minimum Viable Network series.
  • πŸŽΈΒ πŸ˜‰Β I’ll be doing more work with artists (some have asked me to manage ha!)Β β€” maybe there’s a producer-credit in my future.Β Β 
  • πŸ€”Β πŸ“–Β  There are a few of my past articles which I have been toying with revising into a rough pitch for a book. Let’s see what the year brings.Β 
  • πŸ˜„Β I will be exploring more speaking opportunities.
  • 😎 🀘With the 2017 list out, I’m ready to start working on the new β€œ100 Awesome Independent Album and EP Releases You Probably Missed” list for 2018.
  • πŸ˜„Β πŸ™ŒΒ I’m excited to start having * Many * More * Conversations *Β β€” I’m all about creating new things, and I look forward to picking up new projects throughout the new year, both with current partners in crime and new draftees.

Thank you to everyone who helped me pull through 2017. Your support means more than you know. Now, on to 2018!


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100 Awesome Independent Album and EP Releases You Probably Missed in 2017

Here we are, back in December, and everyone knows what that means: more “Best of…” lists trumpeting the best new music on the scene. And as always, so much of the independent world flies completely under the radar.

For the last two years, I’ve drawn up lists of “100 independent albums and EP’s you probably missed” during the year. Here they are:

Now it’s time for list number three, and I am so excited partly because of how the map is expanding to include places which weren’t touched in the first two lists.

As with the first two lists, these 100 albums and EP’s come from artists all over the world. This year’s list includes artists from: Canada, the U.K. (England, Scotland, and Wales), Australia, Switzerland, France, Sweden, Russia, Finland, Belarus, Romania, Slovakia, Brazil, Japan, South Africa, Greece, Myanmar, Spain, Portugal, Chile, Serbia, Austria, Argentina, Ukraine, Indonesia, Poland, and 28 different U.S. states. The independent world is very, very big.

I’m also pleased to see an evolution of my own tastes and appreciation; this year’s list includes more pop, electronic, R&B, and jazz influences, obviously mixed in with a healthy helping of alternative, rock,Β and metal.

So here are 100 of the albums and EP’s that you probably missed in 2017. All were released during the 2017 calendar year; imagine if the mainstream paid attention to all the artists out there, and not only the handful we hear about.

As always, albums are in no particular order.

Go expand your universe. You’d be shocked at what you discover.

1.Β Why Am I Swimming Around Like This?Β β€” FishtankΒ β€” London, England, UK


2.Β Tube OneΒ β€” Okto VulgarisΒ β€” Chur, Switzerland


3. SpaceΒ β€” The HeadΒ β€” Atlanta, Georgia, USA


4. It’s Butter – EPΒ β€” It’s ButterΒ β€” Los Angeles, California, USA


5. Grace BlueΒ β€” Grace BlueΒ β€” Los Angeles, California, USA


6. MachineΒ β€” Hello, MountainΒ β€” Denver, Colorado, USA


7.Β The Hurricane EPΒ β€” MorganwayΒ β€” Norwich, England, UK


8. Tooth & NailΒ β€” Freya Wilcox & The HowlΒ β€” Brooklyn, New York, USA


9. Orphan PlanetΒ β€” Orphan PlanetΒ β€” Portland, Maine, USA


10. The Truth & The LieΒ β€” Skies CollideΒ β€” Brisbane, Australia


11. Commitment IssuesΒ β€” Anyone’s GuessΒ β€” Orlando, Florida USA


12. Dark Matter EPΒ β€” Auditory ArmoryΒ β€” Altamonte Springs, Florida, USA


13. GoldenΒ β€” The Talking HoursΒ β€” Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA


14. AnimalsΒ β€” Blue Eyed SonsΒ β€” Helsinki, Finland


15.Β Dark SwallowsΒ β€” Dark SwallowsΒ β€” Boise, Idaho, USA


16. Everything You Ever WantedΒ β€” Street PiecesΒ β€” Brisbane, Australia


17. The Trouble With TeethΒ β€” Little CoyoteΒ β€” Toronto, Ontario, Canada


18. A FloodΒ β€” Twin StrikeΒ β€” Brooklyn, New York, USA


19.Β Bad HabitΒ β€” Beth Blade and The Beautiful DisastersΒ β€” Cardiff, Wales, UK


20.Β SkiddishΒ β€” The FallawaysΒ β€” Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada


21. FluxΒ β€” Form ConstantΒ β€” Birmingham, Alabama, USA


22. Background NoiseΒ β€” Treading WaterΒ β€” Boston, Massachusetts, USA


23. Breaking the Line [EP]Β β€” The StrikesΒ β€” Souchez, France


24. Wide OpenΒ β€” WeavesΒ β€” Toronto, Ontario, Canada


25.Β Eclipse Of The SunΒ β€” Liquid SunshineΒ β€” Zurich, Switzerland


26. Worn Out HeartΒ β€” Hollow SidewalksΒ β€” Portland, Oregon, USA


27. Start a FireΒ β€” The Burn InsΒ β€” Elkford, British Columbia, Canada


28. Coyote GunfightΒ β€” Dynamite ThunderpunchΒ β€” Cincinnati, Ohio, USA


29. Monuments EPΒ β€”Β Stereo HoneyΒ β€” London, England, UK


30. The GangΒ β€” The GangΒ β€” Bratislava, Slovakia


31. DriveΒ β€” SidewatcherΒ β€” Detroit, Michigan, USA


32. End TimesΒ β€” Brother Sister HexΒ β€” Denver, Colorado, USA


33. SpeakΒ β€” Honey & the 45sΒ β€” Chicago, Illinois, USA


34. With – EPΒ β€” FencerΒ β€” Los Angeles, California, USA


35. Soul SicknessΒ β€” The Versa ContrastΒ β€” Revere, Massachusetts, USA


36. A Sign of the TimesΒ β€” Cold CaliforniaΒ β€” Aberdeen, Scotland, UK


37. Auto Racing EP 2Β β€” Auto RacingΒ β€” Ottawa, Ontario, Canada


38. Note to Self – EPΒ β€” Ready The PrinceΒ β€” Toronto, Ontario, Canada


39. DecadeΒ β€” Fighting JacksΒ β€” San Jose, California, USA


40. Gates Of ExpressionΒ β€” WildchildΒ β€” Sibiu, Romania


41. virus.Β β€” NovembervΓ€genΒ β€” Stockholm, Sweden


42. Hypnotic Illusions EPΒ β€” Living Still LifeΒ β€” Sydney, Australia


43. A Show For No OneΒ β€” Just NoiseΒ β€” Des Plaines, Illinois, USA


44. All Systems GoΒ β€” CODEDΒ β€” Cape Town, South Africa


45. Wasted EPΒ β€” Kreepy KrushΒ β€” Minsk, Belarus


46. Better DaysΒ β€” The Clock TowerΒ β€” Fukuoka, Japan


47. Tales of Betrayal and DeceitΒ β€” TheΒ McMinersΒ β€” Belo Horizonte, Brazil


48. Black and Blue EPΒ β€” Little RavenΒ β€” Nashville, Tennessee, USA


49. Hydra PlaneΒ β€” Hydra PlaneΒ β€” Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA


50. Arcadia FelizΒ β€” Attikus FinchΒ β€” Pamplona, Spain


51. SublimationΒ β€” GravelarksΒ β€” Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA


52. The Words We’ll Never SayΒ β€” In Good NatureΒ β€” Boston, Massachusetts, USA


53. PolaroidsΒ β€” A Fire With FriendsΒ β€” Scranton, Pennsylvania, USA


54. Plan Of ActionΒ β€” The KingpinsΒ β€” Montreal, Quebec, Canada


55. No Time to DieΒ β€” DaeodonΒ β€” Louisville, Kentucky, USA


56. Relics & CyclesΒ β€” Before And After ScienceΒ β€” Oporto, Portugal


57. In ArcadiaΒ β€” Field Of GiantsΒ β€” Oxford, England, UK


58. REMΒ β€” SIANΒ β€” Tokyo, Japan


59. AuraΒ β€”Β Set FireΒ β€” Boston, Massachusetts, USA


60. Karate Break EPΒ β€” Karate BreakΒ β€” Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA


61. StarlaΒ β€” StarlaΒ β€” Tacoma, Washington, USA


62. Fine MotorΒ β€” Fine MotorΒ β€” Reno, Nevada, USA


63. ClonesΒ β€” Naked SharkΒ β€” Ann Arbor, Michigan USA


64. SaltingΒ β€” KeeperΒ β€” Washington, D.C., USA


65. Radio SilenceΒ β€” ParanoirΒ β€” Thessaloniki, Greece


66. Secret DemoΒ β€” Shadow PartyΒ β€” Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA


67. Flying HighΒ β€” LaneslideΒ β€” Petrovsk, Russia


68. WeightΒ β€” Old StateΒ β€” St. Louis, Missouri, USA


69. PlaygroundΒ β€” ParanoidΒ β€” Lille, France


70. Crash The GateΒ β€” Cab Ride HomeΒ β€” Manassas, Virginia, USA


71. Space and GritΒ β€” Domestic BlendΒ β€” Omaha, Nebraska, USA


72. Attic SaltΒ β€” Attic SaltΒ β€” Springfield, Illinois, USA


73. DemoΒ β€” PiinesΒ β€” Toronto, Ontario, Canada


74. Heavy DreamingΒ β€” Painted ShutΒ β€” Garden Grove, California, USA


75. MUTT E.P.Β β€” WhorehoundΒ β€” Terre Haute, Indiana, USA


76. Cinder BoxΒ β€” Cinder BoxΒ β€” London, England, UK


77. Heavy HighΒ β€” Bruiser QueenΒ β€” St. Louis, Missouri, USA


78. The Endless and UnseenΒ β€” Like The OceanΒ β€” San Francisco, California, USA


79. In Plain SightΒ β€” Elastic BlurΒ β€” Downingtown, Pennsylvania, USA


80. As Far As The StarsΒ β€” Nine Year SisterΒ β€” Queensland, Australia


81. Fever Dreamin’Β β€” Billy King & The Bad Bad BadΒ β€” Austin, Texas, USA


82. SleepΒ β€” FawnerΒ β€” Cheltenham, England, UK


83. The Forge SessionsΒ β€” Hot RaisinΒ β€” Norwich, England, UK


84. PrimevalΒ β€” Iron HeadeΒ β€” Rancagua, Chile


85. EscapadeΒ β€”Β PandelicΒ β€” Yangon, Myanmar


86. PatternsΒ β€” LongclawΒ β€” Portland, Oregon, USA


87. DefectorΒ β€”Β HEAVYCRAFTΒ β€” Cedar Rapids, Iowa, USA


88. ChangeΒ β€” TracesΒ β€” Tamworth, Australia


89.Β ThomasΒ β€” The ShaftonsΒ β€” Vienna, Austria


90. ParasiteΒ β€” The CoathangersΒ β€” Atlanta, Georgia, USA


91. WidowerΒ β€”Β WidowerΒ β€” Sydney, Australia


92. Rock for LifeΒ β€” Early GreyΒ β€” Moscow, Russia


93. First Attack EPΒ β€” Snappy StrokesΒ β€” Krakow, Poland


94. The StoryΒ β€” OceantidesΒ β€” Kiev, Ukraine


95. Forgiver EPΒ β€” ShopliftersΒ β€” Novi Sad, Serbia


96. SkollΒ β€” Astro DiverΒ β€” Charlotte, North Carolina, USA


97. Alter EgoΒ β€” Replica β€” Buenos Aires, Argentina


98.Β The Best ThingsΒ β€”Β Beat Off!Β β€” Kediri, Indonesia


99. Kings – EPΒ β€” August TidesΒ β€” Cleethorpes, England, UK


100. Demos 2017Β β€” Goodnight CairoΒ β€” Seattle, Washington, USA



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100 Awesome Independent Album and EP Releases You Probably Missed in 2016

It’s that time of the year again β€” when all those “Best of…” lists come out telling us the supposed cream-of-the-crop releases in music. And as happens every year, they skate right over the slew of amazing independent releases that dropped into our lives.

Last year, I drew up a list of 100 independent albums youΒ probably missed in 2015. Now it’s time to do the same for 2016.

In the interest of fairness, it’s important to note that most of these releases simply follow my personal taste in music genre-wise; they certainly don’t encompass all the amazing independent albums that came out this year in jazz, EDM, rap, classical, or other styles.

As with last year’s list, these 100 albums and EP’s come from artists all over the world. This year’s list has artists from:Β Canada, the U.K., France, Italy, Ireland, Spain, Portugal, China, Denmark, Iceland, Sweden, Norway, Belarus, Germany, Israel, China, Mexico, the Philippines, Australia, New Zealand, and from 20 different U.S. states. That’s how big the independent universe is,Β regardless of genre.

So here are just 100 of the albums and EP’s that you probably missed in 2016. All were released during the 2016 calendar year, so this gives you an idea of just how small a window into the music world the mainstream actually cuts. As always, albums are in no particular order. Do yourself a favor and go expand your universe. You’d be shocked at what you discover.

  1. Forget About ItIt’s Butter – Los Angeles, California, USAa1993529676_16
  2. I Talk to StrangersI Talk to Strangers – London, England, UKa0865780043_16-1
  3. The Centauri Conspiracies: Part 1 β€” The Awakening β€” Sunshine & Bullets β€” Tampa, Florida, USA
  4. Colours β€” Chelsea Shag β€” Atlanta, Georgia, USA600x600bb
  5. Good Days β€” Skyline β€” Austin, Texas, USAa0007603069_10
  6. Muster Point β€” Jeeps β€” London, England, UKa3598822201_16
  7. Scars β€” Forever Still β€” Copenhagen, Denmark12
  8. Body Wars β€” June Divided β€” Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAjune-divided-body-wars-ep
  9. Silent Elephant β€” Silent Elephant β€” Lille, Francea2226111291_16
  10. The Parts We Save β€” Heel β€” London, England, UK
  11. Breaking Free β€” A Truth Divides β€” Fall River, Massachusetts, USAa1106324655_10
  12. Emergence β€” Hour 24 β€” Temperance, Michigan, USA4a92d0_efe37ce2146445358c6a8af10e5ef140.png
  13. Hardly Loaded EP β€” PhantomHead β€” Lynchburg, Virginia, USAa2643529918_16-1
  14. Tough Love β€” Bloody Diamonds β€” Toronto, Ontario, Canada13308599_990879211032274_8926664851863017403_o
  15. A Moment of Silence β€” The Funeral Portrait β€” Atlanta, Georgia, USA14563572_1125466497544768_7992703852251309118_n
  16. Epicentre β€” Bouquet of Dead Crows β€” London, England, UKa0429878601_10
  17. She Speaks β€” She Speaks β€” Kildare, Irelanda2252113179_16
  18. Wanderer β€” Red Handed Denial β€” Toronto, Ontario, Canada12799213_10153426011084071_1317740590743645433_n
  19. Dark Narrows β€” Lights That Change β€” Flintshire, Wales, UKa2142808787_16
  20. The ReIntroduction β€” Almost Kings β€” Atlanta, Georgia, USA0006541155_10
  21. Black β€” Suan β€” Athy, Irelanda0731599391_16
  22. Mean Something β€” Kinder Than Wolves β€” Orlando, Florida, USAa3400336724_16
  23. For Your Obliteration β€” The Dead Deads β€” Nashville, Tennessee, USAa0316039504_10
  24. No Mirror / Baby Steps β€” Birdeatsbaby β€” Brighton, England, UKa2859507464_16
  25. Screech Bats β€” Screech Bats β€” London, England, UK12764898_977824338969132_6112466179685560664_o
  26. Five Kites β€” Five Kites β€” Uckfield, England, UKa3539413199_16
  27. Pow Wow β€” Red Apple β€” Madrid, Spaina0626135829_16
  28. Hoopdriver β€” Hoopdriver β€” London, England, UKa1149210371_16
  29. The Mud Lords EP β€” The Mud Lords β€” San Francisco, California, USAa2762874709_16
  30. Stones β€” Cherry Water β€” Wilmington, North Carolina, USAa2364345222_16
  31. Please Welcome Imperial Jade β€” Imperial Jade β€” Barcelona, Spaina4135821107_16
  32. From The Cave β€” From The Cave β€” London, England, UKa0846461208_16
  33. Imminent for Your Interests β€” People Like Us. β€” Los Angeles, California, USAAlbum Art rough
  34. Otra Vez I β€” Sidewatcher β€” Detroit, Michigan, USAa0310545470_16
  35. Eraserhead β€” Eraserhead β€” Aurora, Illinois, USAa0142508800_16
  36. Alterhood β€” AlterhoodΒ β€” Tel-Aviv, Israela3217298871_16
  37. Eugenia EP β€” Darla and the Blonde β€” London, England, UKa2573911246_16
  38. Cosmophonie EP — Cosmophone — Trois-Rivières, Quebec, Canadaa1977159592_16
  39. Hit the Air β€” Basic Land β€” Monterrey, Mexicoa2682732415_16
  40. Born to Dance β€” PΓΌrpleΒ β€” Brighton, England, UKa2572290725_16
  41. Double A-Side β€” The Mis-Made β€” Sydney, Australiaa0839401698_16
  42. Refuse to Shine EP β€” Mr.Mountain β€” Portsmouth, England, UKa1375774276_16
  43. Gaining Perspective β€” Glory Days β€” Brisbane, Australiaa3697331310_16
  44. The Sky, the Lie, and Who We Are Before We DieΒ β€” True NorthΒ β€” Los Angeles, California, USAa1878484356_10
  45. Luxury EP β€” Patio β€” New York City, New York, USAa1711486514_16
  46. Phantasmagoria β€” White Claudia β€” Chicago, Illinois, USAa0392641707_16
  47. Cruise Deal β€” Mirror Travel β€” Austin, Texas, USAa0016514373_16
  48. Call Me by Name β€” Good Fiction β€” Albany, New York, USAa1006386476_16-1.jpg
  49. Bipolar β€” Kreepy Krush β€” Minsk, Belarusa3570746258_16
  50. Good Hangs β€” Lauren Patti β€” New Jersey, USAa3026102687_16
  51. Copper Crown β€” Copper Crown β€” Toronto, Ontario, Canadaa0415375489_16
  52. CuatroΒ β€” Β TranparentesΒ β€” Alicante, Spaina0741328815_16
  53. It’s Too Bright Inside β€” Lush Vibes β€” Vallejo, California, USAa1998902662_16
  54. Ropes End β€” Ropes End β€” New York City, New York, USAa3134658973_16
  55. Only Roses β€” Carissa Johnson β€” Boston, Massachusetts, USAa2929911764_16
  56. Theories of the Universe β€” Haunted Ghost Town β€” Sunnyvale, California, USAa2755326863_16
  57. Soft Grudge β€” Mulligrub β€” Winnipeg, Manitoba, CanadaMulligrub-Soft-Grudge--640x640
  58. Dirty Lyxx β€” Dirty Lyxx β€” Boston, Massachusetts, USAa2040502891_16
  59. Stages β€” Kopacetic β€” Shreveport, Louisiana, USAa2728269849_16
  60. Much Love β€” Microwave β€” Atlanta, Georgia, USAa1730261151_10
  61. Metadonna β€” Metadonna β€” Valencia, Spaina0150878033_16
  62. Break Down the Walls β€” Break Down the Walls β€” Hawthorne, New York, USAa1176554633_16
  63. Stuff EP β€” My Cruel Goro β€” Icelanda2414949285_16
  64. Shadowbox β€” Vivienne the Witch β€” Perugia, Italya3238750359_16
  65. In the Arms of the Sun β€” Vox Vocis β€” Phoenix, Arizona, USAa2512338494_16
  66. Discourse β€” Sex With Strangers β€” Vancouver, British Columbia, Canadaa2127562643_16
  67. Sleep Tight, When You Wake Up We’ll Be Gone β€” The Few. β€” St. Louis, Missouri, USAa2511948533_16
  68. Harmony and Disconnect β€” Rising Down β€” Tampa, Florida, USAa2963571272_16
  69. Vectors β€” Yeah Sure Whatever β€” Marin, California, USAa1649515922_16
  70. DEVILTRAIN β€” DEVILTRAIN β€” Bamberg, Germanya1542791299_16
  71. Buried in the Sound β€” Lost Frontiers β€” Pomona, California, USAa3721344826_16
  72. Nosebleed Weekend β€” The Coathangers β€” Atlanta, Georgia, USAThe-Coathangers-Nosebleed-Weekend
  73. The Eternal Sea β€” The Eternal Sea β€” Tauranga, New Zealanda2466588262_16
  74. Traces EP β€” Traces β€” Phoenix, Arizona, USAa2543588091_16
  75. ElevationΒ β€” Β We Are The CatalystΒ β€” Gothenburg, Swedena2368062794_16
  76. MABON SONGS β€” Crypt Trip β€” San Marcos, Texas, USAa0313274180_16
  77. Angel β€” Heroes β€” Los Angeles, California, USAa4173242852_16
  78. Swan Valley HeightsΒ β€” Swan Valley Heights β€” Munich, Germanya0676605006_16
  79. AbandonedΒ β€” Counter Theory β€” Valparaiso, Indiana, USAa0689683623_16
  80. Ants β€” Ants β€” Rivergaro, Italya1366200431_16
  81. The Journey (EP) β€” Rusty Joe β€” Casais, Portugala3938316616_16
  82. Spectra β€” MyrriasΒ β€” Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAa1053203725_16
  83. Dimensionauts EP β€” Robot Jurassic β€” Edgewater, Maryland, USAa1323032774_16
  84. Believer β€” Weird Neighbours β€” Sarnia, Ontario, Canadaa0850762461_16
  85. Hell Is Not Other People, It’s You β€” The Republic of Trees β€” Scarborough, England, UKa3751139773_16
  86. The Lippies β€” The Lippies β€” Grand Rapids, Michigan, USAa0852829300_16
  87. Far Away, As We FadeΒ β€” Β AggronympHΒ β€” Yichang, Chinaa3169651902_16
  88. The Departed β€” Summer Drive Home β€” Weymouth, England, UKa0290939636_16
  89. Mix Tape β€” The Hang Lows β€” Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USAa0584312114_16
  90. SweetMeat β€” The BlackLava β€” Torino, Italya3220774202_16
  91. SingularityΒ β€” Fight Like Sin β€” Lafayette, Indiana, USAa3594774885_16
  92. Chasing a Phantom β€” Changing Scene β€” Bel Aton, Maryland, USAa1533314418_16
  93. Abandoned Homes β€” The Aesthetic β€” Seattle, Washington, USAa1922360043_16-1
  94. Connector β€” Fable Circuit β€” Shepherdstown, West Virginia, USAa3669455937_16
  95. Inburn β€” Inburn β€” Illigan City, Phillipinesa2748366475_16
  96. The Lost Ones (EP) β€” LUNGS β€” Sacramento, California, USAa2346140061_16
  97. Ambulance β€” The Amazing β€” Stockholm, Swedena0811660077_16
  98. Detox β€” Pyke β€” Arendal, Norwaya4237766781_16
  99. Start Again β€” The Middle Ground β€” Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USAa3612480243_16
  100. Valley Queen EP β€” Valley Queen β€” Los Angeles, California, USAa2154869007_16

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The Hit List: 20 Demos, Albums and EP’s You Need to Hear Right Now β€” May 29, 2016

Hey from Israel everyone! So I’m not sure what my wifi situation will look like tomorrow, so I’ll just post this week’s Hit List tonight :D. A lot of great music spinning around again this week, so hit these people up and show them some love. Happy listening!

  1. Break the DistanceThe Alibi – 2014


2. Music to Forget the FutureKick the Robot – 2015


3. Dark NarrowsLights That Change – 2016


4. Pow WowRed Apple – 2016


5. Like We’re Wild – SingleRoyal Street – 2015


6. Snakes and SpidersSafe Secrets – 2016


7. Lion’s MouthLion’s Mouth – 2014


8. Cruise DealMirror Travel – 2016


9. No Mirror / Baby Steps –Β Birdeatsbaby – 2016


10. I Believe You, OkPost Pink – 2016


11. Slug Life EPAtomic Walrus – 2014


12. I Don’t MindThe Horse Traders – 2016


13. GhostsFallen Edge – 2016


14. EPSolar Tantrums – 2016


15. S L U R R S –Β Slurrs – 2016


16. Only RosesCarissa Johnson – 2016


17. The Mud Lords EPThe Mud Lords – 2016


18.Β Errata Naturae –Β Phonocaptors – 2016


19.Β RiverlustThe High Divers – 2015


20. BelieverWeird Neighbours – 2016


The Hit List: 20 Demos, Albums and EP’s You Need to Hear Right Now β€” May 23, 2016

Heading out of town today for a few weeks in Israel, but not before I give you all a new run-down of great music to check out. Creation never sleeps, and neither do I when there’s new material popping up, so give these people a spin. As always, albums are in no particular order. Happy Monday listening!

1. Black –Β Suan – 2016


2.Β WarpaintWicked Faith – 2015


3. Mean SomethingKinder Than Wolves – 2016


4. From The CaveFrom The Cave – 2016


5. Snakes and SpidersSafe Secrets – 2016


6.Β Only RosesCarissa Johnson – 2016


7. Slug Life EPAtomic Walrus – 2014


8. A Shot in the DarkKiss the Curse – 2015


9. GhostsFallen Edge – 2016


10. Acoustics EPYvette Young – 2014


11.Β Lion’s MouthLion’s Mouth – 2014


12. DemoGreat Woods – 2014


13. CheerleadingThe Sports – 2016


14. I Believe You, OkPost Pink – 2016


15.Β Cake DazeCannibal Kids – 2016


16.Β S L U R R SΒ  –Β Slurrs – 2016


17. I Don’t MindThe Horse Traders – 2016


18.Β Evergreen / Kite Dodging –Β The Hazy Seas – 2016


19.Β EPSolar Tantrums – 2016


20. The Beautiful Light EPThe Beautiful Light – 2016


The Hit List: 20 Demos, Albums and EP’s You Need to Hear Right Now β€” May 16, 2016

A lot of this week’s list are artists who have rolled over from last week, which should just underscore how infectious their music really is. There are a ton of new artists too, though, and I’m overall super excited that a lot of the albums this time around aren’t from 2016. Sometimes in music, the best thing is to sniff out things that you might have missed before, and this week’s list with a ton of material from 2014 and 2015 certainly fits the bill. As always, albums are in no particular order, so hit them all for a listen and have a great Monday!

1. Of the NightBouquet of Dead Crows – 2015


2. Supermassive Automatic – SingleKick the Robot – 2016


3. Like We’re Wild – SingleRoyal Street – 2015


4. <selftitled> the unending thread </selftitled>The Unending Thread – 2015


5. Break the DistanceThe Alibi – 2014


6. Lessons In Moving OnThe Cavalry Is Us – 2015


7.Β Depths –Β Fogscape – 2015


8. Bottoms Up (EP)Old Pints – 2015


9. PerceptionsAll Comes Down – 2015


10. Only RosesCarissa Johnson – 2016


11. Glow – SingleNew Americana – 2015


12. Idiot SoulSo Much Light – 2015


13. Lion’s MouthLion’s Mouth – 2014


14. Acoustics EPYvette Young – 2014


15. Electric SymphonyAdam Singer – 2015


16. SecretsThe Acorn People – 2014


17. BootleggerBlack Ally – 2015


18. JustCity Will Shake – 2015


19. Call Me by NameGood Fiction – 2016


20. Let’s Get DangerousBackyard Superheroes – 2015


The Hit List: 20 Demos, Albums and EP’s You Need to Hear Right Now β€” May 9, 2016

I’m super excited for this weeks list. I had the good fortune of hearing Kick the Robot’s new single live last week, and it sounds amazing live. The rest of the lists is a mix of new Hit List artists and veterans, and every one of these albums or EP’s is incredible. Today’s goal is simple: listen to all these people, they’re making amazing music you need to hear right now!

1. Supermassive Automatic – SingleKick the Robot – 2016


2. WandererRed Handed Denial – 2016


3. ColoursChelsea Shag – 2016


4. Sore and Sick – SingleFar From Fiction – 2015


5.Β The Flood (EP)The Great Lucian – 2016


6. Like We’re Wild – SingleRoyal Street – 2015


7. From The CaveFrom The Cave – 2016


8. Lessons In Moving OnThe Cavalry Is Us – 2015


9. Break The DistanceThe Alibi – 2014


10. Cruise DealMirror Travel – 2016


11. A Shot in the DarkKiss the Curse – 2015


12. ReflectionsThe New Varsity – 2015


13. Snakes and SpidersSafe Secrets – 2016


14.Β Hoopdriver –Β Hoopdriver – 2016


15. The Mud Lords EPThe Mud Lords – 2016


16. StonesCherry Water – 2016


17.Β It’s Too Bright Inside –Β Lush Vibes – 2016


18. The Animal Inside EPFear and Wonder – 2014


19. Surface TensionsHidden Hospitals – 2015


20. Vulcan –Β Titans In Time – 2015


The Hit List: 20 Demos, Albums and EP’s You Need to Hear Right Now β€” May 2, 2016

So many new entries on the Hit List this week. The best part about the warm months is everyone releases stuff at the same time, so tons of new material to feature! Keep particular watch out for the influx of debut albums and EP’s; it looks like it’s gonna be a busy summer. 😎 Β If you enjoy these people, give them some love for sure. As always, albums are in no particular order.

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1. ColoursChelsea Shag – 2016


2.Β Sexsmith –Β Sexsmith – 2015


3. Music to Fight the FutureKick the Robot – 2015


4.Β BlackΒ –Β Suan – 2016


5. Nosebleed WeekendThe Coathangers – 2016


6.Β WarpaintΒ –Β Wicked Faith – 2015


7.Β No Mirror / Baby Steps –Β Birdeatsbaby – 2016


8. PhantasmagoriaWhite Claudia – 2016


9.Β Medicine EP –Β Lucille’s Voodoo – 2015


10.Β Open Door – Single –Β We Are The Catalyst – 2016


11.Β Bring the A Game –Β Beneath the Reef – 2015


12.Β RiverlustThe High Divers – 2015


13.Β From The Cave –Β From The Cave – 2016


14. Cruise DealMirror Travel – 2016


15. BelieverWeird Neighbours – 2016


16. The Mud Lords EPThe Mud Lords – 2016


17. So Long Suburbia EPSo Long Suburbia – 2016


18. Mix TapeThe Hang Lows – 2016


19. CSRKDA – 2016


20. LORENew Found Land – 2016