Song of the Day

Song Of The Day: Blushing – Blame (feat. Miki Berenyi)

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While there’s certainly no shortage of shoegaze-inspired bands out there right now, to my mind, one of the best modern shoegaze outfits is Austin’s Blushing. And with their latest single “Blame,” the band now has a direct connection to the original ’80s/’90s scene in the form of a guest appearance by none other than Lush frontwoman Miki Berenyi.

“Blame” is the lead single off of the band’s upcoming album Possessions, out Feb 18th 2022 on Kanine Records. Check out the video below.

Song Of The Day: Midlake – Meanwhile…

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Good news for fans of ornate folk rock – Midlake are back with a brand new album set to come out in March of next year.

The Denton-based band’s fifth, For The Sake of Bethel Woods, is out via ATO Records/Bella Union on Friday, March 18, 2022. “Meanwhile…” is the first single off the upcoming album and the reason for the otherwise unrelated screencap above – hey, any excuse for a Twin Peaks reference. And one more bit of good news – that gum you like is going to come back in style.

Check out the lyric video for “Meanwhile…” below.

Song Of The Day: Sincere Engineer – Trust Me

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Chicago pop-punk/emo band Sincere Engineer‘s just released sophomore album Bless My Psyche is a solid collection of songs dealing with themes of self-doubt and ennui. To some, that might not sound like the most fun listen, but one of the major strengths of Deanna Belos’s songwriting is her ability to write honestly about such feelings while still making it all sound rather uplifting and yes, quite relatable to many.

Opening track “Trust Me” starts things off with Belos belting out, “I need, I need, I need, I need help/And I yell, I yell, I yell “How do I stop this?”/’Cause I keep, I keep, I keep doing this to myself/And it’s coming down, it’s coming down like a faucet.” It’s a strong opener to a strong album. Check it out.

Bless My Psyche is out now on Hopeless Records.

Song of the Day: pizza4sluts – Talk About the Moon

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Who doesn’t want to be on the cutting edge of the music scene? Anyone? Anyone? No? That’s what we thought.

Coming out of COVID, if you weren’t too busy cultivating sourdough starters, you may very well have been listening to and experimenting with some musical genres or artists who were previously hidden from view by pre-pandemic activities and distractions. On the other side of the listening coin, there were a few select Millennials who were picking up ukuleles and mics and churning out new tunes. How to know who to pay attention to? Let us tell you.

Straight from the city of deep dish itself, pizza4sluts, founded and fueled by the lovely and talented Chicagoan Ms. Allison Staulcup, is here to rock your world. The singer-songwriter has graced us with her debut release “Talk About the Moon,” a lilting and lovely track that reminisces on unspoken questions and nostalgia for what never was. A perfect track for a pandemic world where we’ve spent so much time sitting in our apartments ruminating on the world outside, Staulcup’s smooth singing voice backed by the light chords of the ukulele make a perfect combo for this stripped down, achingly bittersweet track. It is guaranteed to give you chills and make the perfect soundtrack to kick off your autumn. Put down that sourdough slice and hit play – the sooner you listen the sooner you’ll love it.