pop

* The Exbats * Margo * The Harmaleighs *

The Exbats “2027”

Bop til you drop to the sounds of The Exbats and “2027.” This is the kind of tune that makes you want to cut your hair into shaggy bangs. It sonically screams denim and leather. In other words, this is a Ramones style tune that you can move to. “2027” is the perfect punk production. “More troublegum than bubblegum”…you have to dig that. A father/daughter duo releasing music on Burger Records. Awesome. Their catalog is ferocious. Check it out…now.

 
 

Margø “In Between”

Margø crushes the speakers with her latest tune, “In Between.” Fuzzed out 808s and doo-wop heartbreak grab your ears right away. The Canadian born artist has a lovely screech to her voice, which fits perfectly ahead of a distorted wall of sound. The production is dynamic and dangerous. We love it. It is pop music with a nice gritty bite. Lyrically, it is about taking back power in a “toxic situation,” and delivered as a saturated gem. Well done, Margø.

 
 

The Harmaleighs “Sorry, I’m Busy”

The Harmaleighs offer a catchy apology with their new tune, “Sorry, I’m Busy.” It is a groovy beat, with a driving indie garage rock rhythm. The vocals dip and dive, before erupting into a manic melody. Fans of Angel Olsen will dig this, as will retro pop rockers. Production wise, there is a fun amount of grit, distortion, and wild emotion. The Harmaleighs are a Nashville duo set to release a rattling record She Won’t Make Sense on August 2, so stay tuned!

 
 

* Baby FuzZ * Lyrah * Division 7 *

Baby FuzZ “Mr. Blu”

Baby FuzZ is a songwriting and producing dynamo. His songs are other-worldly gems — each and every one of them. He has the mark of an artist that leads the pack in originality, talent, and fearless determination to be different. “Mr Blu” is a mid-century trip, with modern stunners thrown into the arrangement. It is a sonic wonderland, and Baby FuzZ deserves to be playing Super Bowls, shaking ear drums around the world to the sound of “Mr Blu.” If anyone can bring The Fleetwoods into the twenty first century, it is surely Baby FuzZ.

 
 

Lyrah “When We’re High”

Lyrah makes us want to sway in the candlelight to her new single, “When We’re High.” The song has a hypnotic element that is hard not to surrender to. The production is wide, and the vocals fill the speakers with the message of “falling for someone but being too guarded to show it.” The beat is solid, and the panning is wicked clever. The arrangement has a lot going on, pulsing and driving the listener through a dynamic performance that we dig…big time.

 
 

Division 7 “Jag säger vad jag vill”

Strap in and enjoy the ride with Division 7 and “Jag säger vad jag vill.” The song is supercharged pop, punk, rock and roll. The fuzzed-out guitars wail — always staying slightly off the rails — and the vocal harmonies glide over bass and drums that pound all the way though. This is a group I would love to see live. There’s also something nice about not knowing what they are saying, too…it lets the music do the talking, and it is awesome.

 
 

* Jordy * In The City * Shira *

Jordy “Stay Together”

We can not stop listening to JORDY’s new tune, “Stay Together.” It is an intimate song with a vocal performance worthy of pop chart domination. The production is top shelf, complimenting the clever and well-thought arrangement. Any songwriter or producer will appreciate this ditty. JORDY delivers a big performance that carries the listener all the way through. His voice commands attention, and we look forward to hearing “Stay Together” on Top 40 radio.

 
 

In The City “1985”

In The City always deliver honest and praiseworthy performances. “1985” is their latest heartfelt tune, filled with strong vocals and grand harmonies. The song comes after another noteworthy single, “Best Time,” building the catalog of a pop-folk group on their way to the big stage. Ashley Jane and Timon Wientzek have a special musical chemistry — each of their releases seem to remind the listener of an appreciation for the future. A warm message.

 
 

Shira “Am I Beautful”

Shira will stir your soul with her message-filled tune, “Am I Beautiful.” It is sweet and enchanting, with a smooth production and strummy arrangement. The video for “Am I Beautiful” brings the lyric to life in a way that is both emotional and celebratory. Penned from real life experiences, “Am I Beautiful” is a gift from Shira to the world. With a growing viewership on Youtube, the song must surely touch the lives of many. Thank you, Shira.

 
 

* Cathedrals * Zion * Fairground Saints *

Cathedrals “Jump In”

Cathedrals just released an absolute hook monster, and we are in love with “Jump In.” Give the tune a second to charm you, and it will slap your ears with an ethereal blast of pop. The production is crystalline with a Pet Shop Boys attention to chorus, melody, and arrangement. The song builds and builds until it’s a swirling mix of synths and irresistible vocals. It seems everyone is getting hip to Cathedrals, and we look forward to hearing much more from them.

 
 

Zion “Her, Her & You”

Zion sure has a catchy way of choosing the ladies in his life. His latest single, “Her, Her & You,” is a good time with plenty of swagger and chart-worthy charm. A collaboration with Fanatix, the tune has a throwback R&B vibe with Afrobeat influence and a modern commercial sound. At only nineteen, Zion has made a name for himself in the UK. With the release of his new video for “Her, Her & You, Zion is stepping onto the international stage.

 
 

Fairground Saints “California”

The Fairground Saints have us swaying like a dandelion in the breeze to their latest single, “California.” The production is as smooth as it gets, with a timeless country rock vibe, and a flawless performance. Fairground Saints do a fine job blending commercial polish with the soul of classic Americana. Their harmonies have the goods. “California” fills the speakers with a pleasing mixture of melody performed by master-craft musicians. Enjoy Fairground Saints!