Back in May 8, 2018, I played a band called B Boys.
Brendon Avalos of the band is going on his own with Gift Wrap.
While B Boys‘ music is very punk rock.
Gift Wrap is the opposite which is more on the lo-fi new-wave pop style of music.
Have a look at the music video for Losing Count.
Losing Count drops on March 2, 2018 via Captured Tracks / Omnian Music Group
2018, alternative, band, Born Ruffians, Canada, CFCF, CHUO FM, Cults, Dance, Deathsticks, electronica, folk, Grounders, Group, Humans, indie, Jack Garratt, Jean-Michel Blais, Jeff Rosentstock, Karen O, Michael Kiwanuka, MountainEyes, Music, Music Video, Musicians, Nadine, Nap Eyes, Partner, pop, punk, Radio, Rex Orange County, Rich Aucoin, Rock, Sigrid, Spiritual Cramp, Superorganism, Suuns, Sylvan Esso, The Avulsions, The Breeders, The Cranberries, U.S. Girls, UK, USA, Weaves, WLMRT, Young Galaxy
Here are this week’s Top 5 Songs of the week.
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This week at #1 goes Rich Aucoin!
Release is taken from the upcoming EP Hold which drops on March 16, 2018!
Note: () means last week and  means total weeks. I got rid of the voting system since no one was voting. So comment your favorite tracks.
A band that you should check out in 2018.
Royal Brat are a queer punk band from Minneapolis, sharing catchy meditations on empowerment, survival through trauma, accountability, and other important topics for artistic communities.
Today they dropped the single Full Tilt Duster.
The track is taken from their debut LP “Eyesore” which drops on February 23, 2018 via Moniker Records.
On the January 8th show of No Filter.
I played a track from Minneapolis, Minnesota’s Nadine.
Today she released the third single Pews which is taken from the upcoming album Oh My dropping on Janauary 26, 2018 via Father Daughter Records.
Nadine says the track is a jazzy avant-pop song about chaos and spirituality.
2018 will be an interesting year for Electronica acts coming out.
This one is no exception for multi-instrumentalist Daktyl.
The Counter Records artist dropped the new single Commit which is taken from the upcoming second EP “Riyazz” which drops on February 9, 2018.
The song sees the London-born, LA-based artist in excellent form with this personal and stripped back track that features his own vocals and world instrumentation.
Here is what the artist says:
“I wrote the song when I was living in London in 2015.
The second I played the chords on the piano I felt like I had to sing on it” explains Daktyl, “It was the first track I tried to sing on so it has a lot of processing on the vocals; I basically forgot about the song for a year until I was working in a studio in a cabin in Yosemite forest where I heard it again and decided to finish it… Out of all the songs I’ve ever released this one is probably the most personal.”
Trace Mountains which is the project of LVL UP‘s Dave Benton, today has released the single “Turn Twice.”
It is taken from his debut full length album, A Partner To Lean On which drops on March 30, 2018.
If you like lo-fi pop rock with some potty language and easy listening music.
Unlike his older solo material, on A Partner to Lean On Benton enlisted the talents of his friends, including Kyle Seely (of Sheer Mag on drums), Jim Hill (of Painted Zeros on electric guitar and synthesizer), Nick Corbo (of LVL UP on bass), and vocal contributions by Susannah Cutler (Yours Are The Only Ears) and Ben Smith.
2018, Acrade Fire, alternative, Alvvays, Austra, band, Canada, Carly Rae Jepsen, Charli XCX, CHUO FM, Dance, David Byrne, electronica, Empress Of, Experimental, Faze Wave, folk, Grand Analog, Group, Hovvdy, indie, Ismay, Jamie xx, Jeff Rosenstock, Lily Allen, Music, Music Video, Musicians, Nadine, Omhouse, Ottawa, Pale Waves, Podcast, Pony, pop, punk, Quicksilver Daydream, Radio, Rock, Superorganism, The Avulsions, The Kents, The XX, Tree Speak, Tune-Yards, Typhoon, UK, USA
Jeff Rosenstock – USA
Pony – Small Things
Pale Waves – There’s a Honey
Omhouse – Nursery
Charli XCX – Backseat feat. Carly Rae Jepsen
Superorganism – Something for the M.I.N.D. (Joe Goddard Remix)
Nadine – Not My Kinda Movie
Ismay – River of Light
Quicksilver Daydream – Ferryman
Typhoon – Rorscach
The Kents – Caroline (I Can’t Explain)
Tree Speak – In the Zone
Hovvdy – Late
Top 5 Songs of the week
Faze Wave – Leagues
David Byrne – Everybody’s Coming to My House
Arcade Fire – Everything Now
The xx – On Hold (Jamie xx remix)
tune-yards – Look at Your Hands / Bizness
Empress of – Go to Hell
Alvvays – Dreams Tonite