‘Somewhere’ by Julia Clara of the Åland Islands is, she tells us, about “trying to escape from escapism”. The track is effectively acapella:
“I wanted to create something with my bare vocals, and this is the result. All the sounds (except for the bird chirping) are simply made with my voice – some tracks more drenched with filters than others.”
Out now from Canada’s Birds of Paradise: ‘Money Trees’ is some funky rock-disco with B-52s vibes. Taken from Montreal-based label Mothland’s Vol. I mixtape, Sounds From Mothland, to celebrate its 3 year anniversary – available on Bandcamp.
Out today from Adelaide all-woman foursome Oscar the Wild: ‘My Daisy’ is an introspective song about the downfall of a long-distance relationship. (Hell yes, plenty more fish in the local pond.) Indierock and grunge with a sprinkle of jazz – nice.
Single ‘15 N’ is out now from Sandals –lo-fi indiekids from Montreal, Quebec, and London, Ontario. The band is Kaitlyn Sjonnesen and Ben Morin, who state their influences as Beach Fossils, Wild Nothing and Hibou.
Out now from Girl as Wave, aka New Yorker Marci Elizabeth: Setting Sun. Her forthcoming EP, All The Noises And The Echoes, will see release in early 2021. It is a collaboration with producer/multi-instrumentalist, Jimmy Deer.