Discovering DIY: July Music Releases


Feather Weight 
Something Else


Distant vocals meet a playful melody in this uplifting tune.
Origin: Canada
Kindred sounds: Wolf Parade, Kite Party

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Stray Fossa
Eyze


Moody lo-fi with layered harmonization and a binge-worthy melody, Eyze is easily one of my favorite tracks this summer.
Origin: United States
Kindred sounds: Pinback, Wray

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Modern Hell
Shiny Part


Apocalyptic lo-fi with an edge, Modern Hell‘s Shiny Part boasts “equal parts punk, pop, and playful paranoia”.
Origin: United States
Kindred sounds: Weed, Wild Moth, Meatbodies

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Renwick
Learn to Let It Go


Great advice in the form of lo-fi disco from Sydney-based songwriter Renwick. Learn to Let It Go is bright, airy, and uplifting, and it deserves a place in your daily morning playlist.
Origin: Australia
Kindred sounds: Memory Tapes

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Clemens and Co
Who U Love


It can’t get sultrier than this. Influenced by early 2000’s rhythm and blues, Who U Love tells the story of a “situationship” and having to choose between two lovers.
Origin: United States
Kindred sounds: Frank Ocean, N.E.R.D., The Internet

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Reduction Plan
The River


Delicate vibrato encased in a thick layer of reverb, The River brings 80s industrial goth back to life.
Origin: United States
Kindred sounds: Bowie, The Cure

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ARCHE
My Only


Tender disco-pop with a colorful and airy aesthetic, ARCHE‘s My Only is easy to love.
Origin: France
Kindred sounds: Friendly Fires, Metronomy

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Moon Boots
Tied Up


High fashion deep house with jazzy undertones and club beats.
Origin: United States
Kindred sounds: Sunni Colòn

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Miynt
Lucy In Disguise


Soft psych pop from producer Miynt that sets you up for a thoughtful mood.
Origin: Sweden
Kindred sounds: TOPS, Metric

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Mama Yaya
Return of the Mack


A typically unpalatable song for me, Mama Yaya‘s cover of Return of the Mack offers a unique and soulful revisit to the iconic summer jam.
Origin: United States
Kindred sounds: Nai Palm

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Black Beach Baby
All I Know


The Stockholm duo crafts nostalgia once again with All I Know, a reflective & analog-esque composition.
Origin: Sweden
Kindred sounds: Mac DeMarco, Wild Nothing

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Tokyo Tea Room
Always Tomorrow


Minimal and tender, Tokyo Tea Room fuses bedroom pop and psych in this hypnotic serenade.
Origin: United Kingdom
Kindred sounds: Tame Impala

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Peaks
Consumer


Beats and dramatic crescendos beckon you to technical synth bliss in Consumer.
Origin: United States
Kindred sounds: Jon Hopkins, Massive Attack, Thom Yorke

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Nolan Garrett
Better Weather


Poetic and introspective psych-pop touching on life changes and the Pacific Northwest, Nolan Garrett‘s Better Weather is a lure and a vibe.
Origin: United States
Kindred sounds: Jim James, Paul Cherry

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girl in red
i’ll die anyway


Gorgeous vocals glimmering in lo-fi pop will have you falling in love with girl in red‘s life, outlook, and work.
Origin:
Norway
Kindred sounds: Winter, No Vacation

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Seabiscuit
Soft


Playful instrumentation carve out a path for introspection in Soft, a must listen for post-rock fans of all ages.
Origin: Sweden
Kindred sounds: Grizzly Bear, Craft Spells

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The Real Punx
So Real


Classic disco is resurfaced in this soulful, funky jam.
Origin: United Kingdom
Kindred sounds: Jupiter

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Paul William
Changing


Escapee of the Church turned R&B songwriter Paul William shares Changing, an eclectic sultry release.
Origin: United States
Kindred sounds: Chingy

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GEO
With A Feeling


Modern jazz with an easy drop, With A Feeling is a perfect backdrop to your next sunset.
Origin: United States
Kindred sounds: Tom Misch

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The Goods
Let’s Roll


Wavy grooves with a party vibe, you’ll wanna roll with these goods.
Origin: Australia
Kindred sounds: Kaytranada

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Napolean Gold (feat. Haiva Ru)
Love Don’t Cut Me Down


Chillwave with a disco flair for night drives and self care.
Origin: Belgium
Kindred sounds: Little Boots

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Someday River
So It Glows


Reverberation and delicate strumming, So It Glows is a clever instrumental that is ever-changing and driving.
Origin: United States
Kindred sounds: Kurt Vile

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Moodssupply
Steppin Up


Atmospheric disco with a rapid bass and deep harmonies, Steppin Up is ideal for the next Dance Dance Revolution soundtrack.
Origin: Netherlands
Kindred sounds: Justice

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Emiji
Mystical Thoughts


Close your eyes while you traverse the ambient waves of Mystical Thoughts.
Origin: Ireland
Kindred sounds: Kiasmos

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Kevin Holliday
Hot and Fun

I’m already obsessed with everything Kevin Holliday releases, but he always outdoes himself and puts out an even sultrier track each time. If Kevin’s not on your radar, it’s time to pay attention.
Origin: United States
Kindred sounds: Steve Lacy

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Lisofv
No Rest or Endless Rest


Simple downbeat with the ultimate progression, Lisofv composes breathy and atmospheric trip hop rivaling the best in the scene.
Origin: South Korea
Kindred sounds: Thievery Corporation, Zero 7

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Fern Murphy
Flowerbeds


Chill shoegaze pop with a nod to the golden-era Captured Tracks roster, Fern Murphy delivers a charming introduction to their craft in this slow burner.
Origin: United States
Kindred sounds: Wild Nothing

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Kinolectro
Photographic Afternoons


Minimal reverberating pop with a classic vocal style mirroring the anthems in badass femme-centric action films.
Kindred sounds: Desire, Ariel Pink

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Secret Shame
Calm


Soft nü wave featuring sultry femme vocalisations and 80s nostalgia, “Calm” induces not quite a calming feeling but hopefully a lustful one.
Kindred sounds: Angel Olsen, Soft Kill, Veil Veil Vanish

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Casual Crypt
Mocking Widow


80s Brit-pop handcrafted by American James Vernon. If you seek dreamy, look no further.
Kindred sounds: Temples, Tame Impala

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Waivs & Kodiak Soul
Floral


Repeatable chill hip-hop with an uplifting message.
Origin: United States
Kindred sounds: Jeremih

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