I Wanna Get Better • Bleachers

There’s a small chance that you’ve managed to miss this. Jack Anatanoff of fun. excels in his side-project Bleachers, and “I Wanna Get Better” is proof of that. This is the summer anthem you’ve been asking for. 100%. No doubt in our minds. Get in your car, roll down the windows, and turn the volume up. There’s nothing better, than wanting to get better. 

I Woke Up Covered in Sand • D.D Dumbo

It’s almost summer and this weather has us all begging for some sort of anthem to get us ready for long days and sleeping with the sandy remnants of a day at the beach. Conveniently, these guys have released an appropriately titled track just for that. It’s not exactly the ideal song for July days but it’s just you need for an April evening spent beside a few good friends and a bonfire on the beach. 

Honest • The Neighbourhood

Over the past year or so, I think it’s pretty obvious that movie soundtracks have been taken to the next level. All of the newest artists are getting slots on some of the biggest film releases, and we couldn’t be happier. It’s no surprise that the pop-noir sounds of the Neighbourhood were chosen for the OST for the Amazing Spiderman 2. “Honest” is everything you would expect from the West coast boys, but lyrically we’d say it’s next level stuff. Check out the lyric video— it’s minimal, but it’s just what the song called for. “In weakness or in strength, change can be amazing"— never forget that. 

Alone Again • Betty Who

To say that the Slow Dancing EP was one of the most anticipated releases for the IHH team is an extreme understatement. Synth-heavy production meets airy vocals in the finest way in this Aussie’s newest release. Do us a favor and pick up her EP and we promise, you won’t be disappointed. Don’t be ashamed to belt out the lyrics— it’s what they’re there for. 

Heart Attack Again • Step Rockets

If you’ve been looking for some killer bass lines and crisp vocals, Step Rockets are here for you. We’ve loved all of the stuff these guys have released, but there’s something about “Heart Attack Again” that is hitting us hard. Lyrically it sings like a ballad but there’s a big sound that keeps us coming back for more. Download it over here, and be sure to let them know what you think! Support ‘em. 

Brother’s Boat • Eliza and the Bear

You know what? I want you guys to take a few minutes and give this track a listen. You’ll be impressed by the vocals, composition, pretty much everything— but I want you to try and pay attention to the production quality. Every single time these guys release something, I’m absolutely floored by how well each song is produced. Unparalleled product, for sure.

Whispers • Passenger

Have you overdosed on “Let Her Go”? Did the radio ruin it? Does every single part of you want to love Passenger? You should probably answer yes to all three of those questions, but just incase you’ve never posed those questions, I’ll move on. Earlier in the month, this beautiful creation came into existence. Folk music revival all in one song. 

3 Statues • George Barnett

Mr. Barnett is on some next level shit. Can’t compare his sound to anyone, and I wouldn’t have it any other way. To tell you the truth, you’re not gonna know what’s so damn good about “3 Statues” unless you press play. Homie writes, produces, and records all of his own stuff. #Blessed? Yep. Definitely. Consider this your warning: you. don’t. want. to. miss. out. 

Oh Cecilia • Born Ruffians

Typically, we fall fast for tracks that happen to reference a female named Cecilia. Couldn’t tell you why, but it’s just how it happens. Also, we fall fast for new Born Ruffians. So, when you put two and two together, it’s pretty obvious why we’re throwing this one at you guys. Just 6 days old and we’ve played it approx. 100+ times, so that should also tell you something. Fuckin’ infectious. Can’t wait to see what else they’ve got in store for 2014. 

Siren • The Honey Trees

This dream-pop duo outta CA has been on our radar for a little while, and today seems like the perfect day to bring you our personal favorite of theirs, “Siren”. If you’re looking for the perfect Sunday-night-cool-down track, look no further. Mellow instrumental hues with beautiful harmonies… man, it doesn’t get any better, does it? 

Stay True • Bad News Bears

We’re not ones to pigeon hole artists into any sort of genre, but even if we were… we aren’t sure we could with these guys. Philly-based Bad News Bears manages to channel the nostalgic qualities of early 00’s pop punk, fused with some folky riffs in the backdrop and simple electric finger-picking in the foreground. Overall, it’s something our ears are into. 

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