Band To Buzz About: joan

For fans of: LANY, The 1975, Pale Waves Arkansas-based duo, joan – comprised of Alan Thomas and Steven Rutherford – may only have three tracks under their belt right now, but they’re spectacular! After releasing “Take Me On,” “Love Somebody Like You” and their most recent jam, “Tokyo,” the band has garnered quite the following… More »

INTERVIEW: The Sometimes Island On ‘Bad People’ and Living The DIY Life

Upon first listen of LA’s The Sometimes Island a few images come to mind: summer, a secluded beach and the future of synthpop. The moniker of Austin-born musician, Matt Blankenship Jr, The Sometimes Island specializes in dreamy soundscapes with hard-hitting lyrical content meant to make you stop and think in the midst of a party…. More »

EXCLUSIVE: flor Share Insight Into Debut, ‘come out, you’re hiding’

LA-based, Oregon-bred four piece, flor, specialize in vibrant, self-reflective sensibilities set to the sounds of some of the best indie-pop you’ll hear all year. They’ve just released their highly-anticipated debut album, come out, you’re hiding, via Fueled By Ramen and are set to take over the music world this year, even making an appearance at… More »

Band To Buzz About: Missing Words

For fans of: The New Division, All Hail The Silence, All Tvvins Long Beach electro-pop trio, Missing Words, are an addiction waiting to happen. Comprised of James Meays, Colin Wood and Nestor Grajeda, the band is set to release their debut EP, Memories, on January 10 – a compilation of anthems focused on love, self-growth… More »

Artist To Buzz About: birthday

For fans of: Troye Sivan, The 1975, Tanlines birthday is the pen name of singer/songwriter and multi instrumentalist, Duran Visek. The singer recently released his debut EP, Subtle Love – a five-track collection of dreamy, infectious synth-pop with a dark R&B twist. Turns out Chloë Grace Moretz is also a big fan, tweeting out her… More »

Band To Buzz About: Small Million

For fans of: Broods, Gems, Anna Of The North There must be something in the air in Portland that just keeps churning out the best synthpop in the universe. Moody-pop duo, Small Million – comprised of Ryan Linder and Malachi Graham – are living proof of that notion as their dreamy soundscapes transport us into… More »

Album Review: Tyler Glenn – ‘Excommunication’

Tyler Glenn is one of those people who you can just turn their records on and find some guidance, which is probably why he has always been one of my favorite people in music. His passion, his talent and his honesty have always made me gravitate towards him as he understands all too well what… More »

Artist To Buzz About: DENM

For fans of: The Chainsmokers, Zhu, Daft Punk DENM best describes his sound as “California garage pop” but we think it goes much deeper than that. With the recent release of the singer’s debut EP, Dreamhouse, you’ll be floating on a candy-coated pink cloud into dreamland yourself, especially with tracks like “Lit,” “Green” and personal… More »

Artist To Buzz About: KAPTAN

For fans of: St. Lucia, flor, Magic Man You might remember Nashville’s KAPTAN (real name, Andrew de Torres) from this past fall when Buzznet premiered his St. Lucia-esque single, “Let Go.” A lot has happened for the singer since then – the release of a new EP entitled Sprinter, numerous spots in TV ads, major… More »

Artist To Buzz About: Kristin Kontrol

For fans of: CHVRCHES, Ace of Base, Garbage Kristin Kontrol is a new neo-80’s meets 90’s alternative project from Dum Dum Girls‘ leader, Dee Dee, that’s garnering quite the buzz around the blogosphere. Her debut album, X-Communicate, is killing it right now and to celebrate, the singer is currently joining Garbage on their Strange Little… More »

Album Review: Broods – ‘Conscious’

I first fell in love with New Zealand indie-pop sibling duo, Broods – comprised of Georgia and Caleb Nott – during a massive blizzard in early 2015. Holed up in my Brooklyn apartment, I fired up Spotify and fell madly in love with their 2014 debut, Evergreen. Since then, it’s been a rocky road for… More »

Artist To Buzz About: Anna Of The North

For fans of: CHVRCHES, AURORA, LANY Anna Of The North came to me in the most serendipitous way while I was in an H&M a few weeks ago. Her majestic yet bittersweet “The Dreamer” enveloped me in a state of sadness and oddly enough, hope, as I was stopped in my tracks in the fitting… More »

Band To Buzz About: Leitbur

For fans of: The New Division, Tears For Fears, M83 We’ve been buzzing about LA electronic duo, Leitbur – comprised of Jaron Widman and Samantha Krzyston – for quite a while and it’s about time the world took notice. The band just released their debut full-length, Antique Travelers – a 10 track journey of nu-80’s… More »

Artist To Buzz About: Wolkoff

For fans of: Niki and the Dove, LIGHTS, Melanie Martinez Wolkoff is Brooklyn-based musician, Joanie Wolkoff. Originally from Toronto, the singer first captured our hearts under the Her Habits moniker. Now, she is currently gearing up for the release of her debut album, Without Shame, on April 15. Known for her eccentric live shows and… More »

Album Review: The 1975 – ‘I Like It When You Sleep, For You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware of It’

My first impression upon listening to The 1975 was that they meant business. It was early 2013 and their song, “Sex,” was just starting to garner a ton of buzz here in the US. That song, distinct from most of their work, was really rough around the edges and ultimately catapulted them into indie madness… More »

EXCLUSIVE: Take A Cosmic Journey Into Crescendo’s ‘Unless’

Crescendo are an indie/dreampop trio from Los Angeles, CA comprised of Gregory Cole, Olive Kimoto and Jess Krichelle. When I first met Cole through social media back in August 2014, right before the release of the band’s debut album, Lost Thoughts, all I remember is him being so energetic and gracious for coverage of any… More »

5 Reasons To Fall In Love With St. Lucia’s ‘Matter’

It isn’t hard to fall in love with Brooklyn synthpop ensemble, St. Lucia. It was love at first listen for myself when I discovered their self-titled debut EP back in 2012 and the excitement was palpable during the release of their 2013 debut LP, When The Night. Now, at last, the moment St. Lucia fans… More »

Band To Buzz About: Nikki’s Wives

Toronto alt-pop trio, Nikki’s Wives, like us, lived through their teenage years obsessed with infatuation so it really comes as no surprise that their debut…

LISTEN: Nicky Venus Shares New Track, “Bodily Love”

It’s songs like these that make me wish I could be in my twenties back in the 80’s. Nicky Venus is getting ready to release…

Song Of The Day: “Hand It To The Bandit” by Wolkoff

Wolkoff is our girl. This song is a banger. As always.

Wolkoff is gearing up for the release of her Talismans EP out on August 28…

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