Indie Roundup: 115 Songs to Fill The Gaping Hole In Your Soul This Weekend (Part 2)

Bonander, Bamboos, Scott Sean, 502s, Daysormay & more folks to make life better.

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Bonander lets her furry freak flag fly, Bamboos know how to keep time, Scott Sean makes himself right at home, 502s are on a roll — and we’re just getting into second gear in your record-setting Weekend Roundup. Onward!

 


20 | Bonander | Gone In The Wind

THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE: “After a handful of poignant singles last year, Bonander has returned with an immense and spellbinding paroxysm. Gone In The Wind is lifted from her upcoming femme-power album Things We Don’t Talk About. Tribal thrashes of drums, pipe organ and soaring vocals manifest the pain and frustration at the heart of the song. Gone In The Wind is an emotional outpouring of lost sisterhood accompanied by a twisted carnival fun-house music video featuring onesies, streamers and raw emotion.”


21 | The Bamboos | Right On Time

THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE: “Australian funk & soul powerhouse The Bamboos are announcing the release of their upcoming album with first single and video Ride On Time, a cover of Black Box’s Italo-house hit from 1989.”


22 | Scott Sean | Dad’s Garage And Mama’s Kitchen

THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE: “For a songwriter who can produce such magical, poignant, and moving songs, it’s probably no coincidence that Scott Sean White now makes his home in a place called Poetry, Texas. On April 23, White will release his debut album Call It Even; an unadulterated 11-song collection of tunes in which White soulfully invests himself with each new song, delivering them in his life-worn, warm, and vibrant vocals that compel listeners to feel exactly what he’s feeling. Today, he shares the first single, Dad’s Garage And Mama’s Kitchen, a vivid and nostalgic portrait of the yin and yang of mom and dad.”


23 | The 502s | I Keep Rolling

THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE: “Orlando quintet The 502s have announced their sophomore album Could It Get Better Than This, out this Fall 2021. It’s the followup to their debut Because We Had Too, which earned them a dedicated and growing fanbase. Today they share the video for the single I Keep Rolling. The boisterous and colorful visual is a fitting introduction to a band that wear their feel good mantra ‘It’s OK to be happy’ boldly on their sleeves.”


24 | Daysormay | Everything Is Changing

THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE: “Vancouver trio Daysormay take a look at the past with a track written for their future. Everything Is Changing is a reflective tune created in the band’s signature DIY style. With plans to film in Osoyoos, B.C. — Canada’s only official desert — pandemic protocols acted as inspiration to pivot, rather than prohibit, leading Daysormay to return to where it all began. Says vocalist Aidan Andrews: “We shot it in our hometown of Vernon, BC. I grew up seeing those mountains and valleys everyday, and I’m really stoked that we got them into the video. I love the scenery there.”


25 | Falling In Reverse | I’m Not A Vampire (Revamped)

THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE:Falling In Reverse have shared the video for the reimagined version of the classic fan-favorite I’m Not A Vampire. The epic visual is dramatic and cinematic, and feels Tim Burtonesque. Meanwhile, the new version of song is equally as epic and sprawling. “I’m Not a Vampire (Revamped) was over 10 years in the making,” says Ronnie Radke. “I wrote the original song, while sitting inside a maximum security prison, about drug addiction. I always believed songs such as this one had more to offer than its original form, so I wanted to give fans a new perspective and redefine who I am when it comes to expressing myself and being creative.”


26 | Austin Sour | Pusha Man

THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE: “New York rapper Austin Sour is back with his single and video for Pusha Man. This time, Austin slows it down on this Reco-produced, track showing his versatility over this head-nodding beat. The video, directed by Cole Eckerle, switches up the visuals taking viewers on a ride to Upstate New York setting a whole new tone. Austin is genuinely here to remind us that New York hip-hop has levels!”


27 | Alex Little & The Suspicious Minds | Big Lies

THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE: “Vancouver’s Alex Little & The Suspicious Minds just announced details of their debut album Waiting to Get Paid, which is set for April 2. They also shared their single Big Lies. Alex Little says: “Big Lies is about a washed-up party girl, probably in her late 30s to early 40s, trying to figure out why the old antics don’t work so well anymore. It’s a fictional story based on characters I’ve met throughout the years, and maybe a bit on myself.”


28 | Zac Crye | All The Same

THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE:Hudu Akil’s Zac Crye has launched the first video and title track from his upcoming solo release All The Same — a five-track stoner rock EP with psychedelic elements to accent. Solely composed and recorded by Zac, this recording is a full demonstration of his musical fortitude and songwriting prowess that takes you deep. The album will be released on April 9. Zac adds: “I’ve been making songs this way in my home studio for years, and this is the first time that I’ve taken the process into a legit studio. I had such a good time making the album, I’m already in the studio recording the followup.”


29 | Sook-Yin Lee & Adam Litovitz | Run Away With Her

THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE: “An iconic Canadian media figure, Sook-Yin Lee is an award-winning filmmaker, musician, actor, visual artist and broadcaster who has immersed herself in myriad creative collaborations. Many of them were made with her life partner and frequent co-creator Adam Litovitz, including their 2015 ethereal electroacoustic album jooj. Though Adam passed away in 2019, his work lives on with jooj two, an unapologetic dive into playful art-pop and a document of a lost language between lovers. The album will arrive on April 9. “I’m happy to share that I finished the album Adam Litovitz and I were working on when he passed away over a year ago. It was important to finish because we loved the music we were making during a time of uncanny creative coalescence. Like gardeners in a field of music, we took our time tending to songs in our studio. I’m excited for you to hear them and his great work. Adam’s absence is a most difficult loss. The precariousness of life without him reflects the collective loss of our pre-pandemic world that requires each of us to try to make peace with uncertain isolation.”


30 | Third Culture Kings | Lucid Dreamer

THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE: “Looks like there’s some more cozy snow in the forecast — just in time to celebrate with the new single by Copenhagen/Harlem 808 space-rock duo Third Culture Kings. This one is a stoner-booty techno-ambient folk-tinged bliss-out affair!”


31 | Melissa Carper | I Almost Forgot About You

THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE: “Singer-songwriter and upright bassist Melissa Carper released her latest single I Almost Forgot About You, a track from her forthcoming album Daddy’s Country Gold, set for release on March 19. “The idea for I Almost Forgot About You came from a weekend in which I had a very good time and had managed to forget about a love interest that I had been obsessing about,” Carper explains. “When I got back home that phrase came to me, I Almost Forgot About You and I realized I had a song there. I just kind of tied in the various lost loves of my life to come up with the rest. It came to me that way and in fact, this entire song had a nice easy flow with the way it all came. I like it when that happens, feels like you are getting help from the universe.”


32 | Quiet Canyons | Feelings Won’t Stop

THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE: “Singer-songwriter Tim Willams has shared Quiet Canyons, the debut album from his new project of the same name. This album is by far his most personal and stripped-down, taking a glimpse into the sleepless nights of William’s life. On top of everything going on in the world, 2020 saw the birth of his second daughter, just before his fourth heart surgery. The nine songs on Quiet Canyons were written and recorded in the span of just two weeks, solely by Tim in Los Angeles. Williams said: “I wasn’t trying to write an album, I was just trying to stay sane amongst a world that is coming apart at the seams. I was thinking about my future and the mess ahead my kids will have to one day sort out if we can’t. There is really no light at the end of the tunnel for this record, we are still deep within it.”


33 | Rapid Strike | Just A Lie

THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE: “Melodic heavy rock act Rapid Strike released the single Just a Lie, taken from the band’s upcoming self-titled album. Says Hrvoje Madiraca: “Beautiful gals? Yeah! Mean riffs? Oh Yeah! Screaming lead guitars? Sure! Melodic guitar lines? And then some! Kickass female vocalist? Absolutely! We are Rapid Strike, and we deliver. P.S. Do not go to strip joints! If you absolutely must, write a song as soon as you wake up broke in the following morning. Trust me, that’s what I’ve done — and the whole experience was indeed just a lie.”


34 | Lucy & La Mer | Rollercoaster

THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE:Lucy & La Mer’s Rollercoaster is a fun, carefree song about the ups and downs of a first-time queer relationship. Artist Lucy & La Mer teamed up with influencer/author Haley Faulkner to create a romantic, light-hearted music video about long-distance relationships. The pair, already known for their own individual content on social media, self-filmed an entire music video on their phones from opposite sides of the U.S. Lucy, based in Los Angeles, plays a hopeful but frustrated girlfriend to Haley, a college student who relocated to Nashville.”


35 | Jordan Hart | Only Pieces Of The Truth

THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE: “Jordan Hart debuts his video for Only Pieces of the Truth, his single released today. Hart is a singer-songwriter from Alberta, now based in Toronto. The single is emotive, mid-paced and gentle, with gloriously sweeping arrangements, while the video features a beautiful dance performance expressing our desire to communicate but failing to do so. Said Hart. “The central character realizes that all he wants to do is be vulnerable and that he is ‘holding all the cards, wishing you could see inside his walls.’ But even still, and especially because the stakes are so high, he can’t bring himself to take the first steps forward toward repairing the relationship.’’


36 | Dee Mula | A10 (ft. Big Homiie G)

THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE: “Memphis rapper Dee Mula releases the video for A10, featuring labelmate Big Homiie G. The track is one of the most streamed tracks on Mula’s recently released album. Directed by The Wizard, the video revolves around the two Memphians showing their swagger over the track’s piano-driven beat.”


37 | Misty Coast | Transparent

THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE: “Norwegian dream-pop duo Misty Coast have released their latest effervescent single Transparent, ahead of their forthcoming album When I Fall From The Sky. The track is accompanied by a psychedelic video featuring a contemporary rendition of The Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy. Out in April, When I Fall From The Sky is an exploration of communal unease, a psych-pop dreamscape which is grounded by themes of isolation, insomnia and social anxiety.”


38 | Kill Shelter & Antipole | Raise the Skies

THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE: “British darkwave and Norwegian coldwave fuse as Kill Shelter and Antipole announce the new collaborative album A Haunted Place. Described as dark euphoric melancholy, this highly emotive album deals with personal themes of loss, addiction, isolation and remorse and is packed with angst-ridden highs and introspective lows. To support the new album out March 26, Kill Shelter and Antipole release the video for the first single Raise the Skies. The song deals with a poignant truth about human existence. It’s the dichotomy between the celebration of life and the certainty of death and deals with the perspective of outliving, or being outlived, by someone you care for deeply.”