Discovering DIY: April Music Releases

Flowers are blooming, bees are buzzing, and emo has returned. Below are some handpicked independent releases from this month in the form of post hardcore, shoegaze, and folk.


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Stone Cold Super Friends

Stone Cold Super Friends 
Zoom Back, Camera!

Uplifting psych/reggae from down under.
Origin: Western Australia
Kindred sounds: Minus The Bear

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Violent Dreams album cover for “Serotonin”

Violent Dreams
The Terror

Reflective, hazy, Violent Dreams is a wall of noise with subtle vocals peering through. Check out full EP streaming now available on Bandcamp.
Origin: Liverpool and London, United Kingdom
Kindred sounds: Slowdive, Tamaryn

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Harrison Brome

Harrison Brome
Father Figure

Vulnerability and epic vocals shine in this emotional and slow dance number, featuring production by Pomo.
Origin: Vancouver, BC, Canada
Kindred sounds: Chet Faker, M83, Liss

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Tokyo Tea Room album art for “Forever Out of Time”

Tokyo Tea Room
Forever Out of Time

Formulaic psych pop served up, best on a warm breezy day.
Origin: Canterbury, United Kingdom
Kindred sounds: Melody’s Echo Chamber, Tame Impala

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Album art for “The Swans”

Dust of Us
The Swans

Pensive adult contemporary by a brother duo.
Origin: Sydney, Australia
Kindred sounds: Lifehouse, Duncan Sheik, From Indian Lakes

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Album artwork for Bells Atlas

The Bells Atlas
The Khamsa

Immersive psych r&b- the fusion you never knew you needed until now.
Origin: Oakland, United States
Kindred sounds: Little Dragon

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Album artwork for “Pandora”

Equal Echo
Pandora

Bouncy neo-soul from Tom Misch collaborator Alexa Harley and producer Hector Plimmer.
Origin: London, United Kingdom
Kindred sounds: Men I Trust

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Tara
Second Guess

Sanguine shoegaze from a metropolis bedroom.
Origin: New York City, United States
Kindred sounds: Brian Jonestown Massacre

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Album artwork for “At Arm’s Length” by Arms That Fit Like Legs

Arms That Fit Like Legs
At Arm’s Length

Melancholic post-rock meets indie-electro in “At Arm’s Length“, a rare treat from long time musicians Arms That Fit Like Legs.
Origin: Dublin, Ireland
Kindred sounds: Tycho

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Album artwork for Language Arts

Language Arts
Against The Wind

Electro pop gem with mystical synths and authentic vocals.
Origin: Toronto, Canada
Kindred sounds: Metric, Metronomy, Little Boots

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Album artwork for SYSTM OVLD

Mark James III
SYSTM OVLD

Romantic beats, tencho funk weirdness, and silky harmonies smooth out this soulful jam.
Origin: New York City, United States
Kindred sounds: D’Angelo, Thundercat

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Portrait of GEO

GEO
It Never Rains

Chill jazz with a foreceful rhythm, Geo‘s “It Never Rains” is the serenade song of spring.
Origin: Los Angeles, United States
Kindred sounds: Bonobo

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Album artwork for Elvar’s album “Daydreaming”

Elvar
Everybody Party

Sentimental shoegaze with a 90’s/folk atmosphere.
Origin: Iceland
Kindred sounds: Olden Yolk, Nick Drake

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Portrait of Teal Moss

Teal Moss
Lewis

Exquisite folk pop that will leave you feeling some kind of way.
Origin: Denton, United States
Kindred sounds: Jay Som, Andy Shauf, Craft Spells

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Album artwork for Fold’s “We’re The Ones”

Fold
All Waken Finally to Being Human

Cryptic downtempo jazz with messages of empowered women as the centerpiece.
Origin:
Leeds, United Kingdom
Kindred sounds: Zero 7, Thievery Corporation, Bonobo

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Portrait of Mykimono

Mykimono
Silent Enemy

Lo-fi folk pop musicians Mykimono croons a cryptic lullaby in “Silent Enemy”.
Origin: L’Aquila, Italy
Kindred sounds: Third Eye Blind, Goo Goo Dolls

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Portrait of War Strings

War Strings
My Alien Heart

Familiar and charmingly distorted vocals flesh out the melody of this bold track.
Origin: Los Angeles, United States
Kindred sounds: The Strokes

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Album artwork for Chalk Hands.

Chalk Hands
Charm

This one’s for emo kidsadults. A brilliant, intricately laid out single from the split with Okänt (Sweden) and Reveries (USA), “Charm” is the motivational anthem your inner teen craves.
Origin: Brighton, United Kingdom
Kindred sounds: MewithoutYou, Modern Life Is War, Have Heart

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Album artwork for “Mandarin”

Organised Scum
Mandarin

Legendary life coach Tom Duggins, percussion freak Sean Canty, and bass operator Tom Williams comprise Organised Scum, UK’s latest jittery rock pop band. Mandarin‘s essence is simple: nothing really matters, so have fun before you die.
Origin: Canterbury, United Kingdom
Kindred sounds: Modest Mouse, Django Django, Andy Bernard

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Album artwork for “For A Reason”

Domiciles
For A Reason

Atmospheric psychedelic haze with shrouded feminine vocals.
Origin: United Kingdom
Kindred sounds: Tamaryn

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Album artwork for Arctween

Arctween
Shapes and Thoughts

There’s nothing serious about this seriously good dance track except you should seriously listen to it right now.
Origin: Portugal
Kindred sounds: Todd Terje

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Eamonn Watts
Drive on, Sunday child

Lo-fi loops ideal for meditative applications.
Origin: United Kingdom
Kindred sounds: Warren Xclnce, Ta-Ku

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magic

Avi Snow & IRO
Magic

A charming + romantic pop song that you can either dance or cry to.
Origin: United States
Kindred sounds: Asgeir, Chet Faker

Listen to the full playlist on Apple Music.

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