Next is the feel good indie-rock track from Nashville's PHIN. The Pieces is an infectious vibing song with infatuating vocals. You can really sense the vulnerable longing in Toby's voice against a frenetically textured melodic line. The group's bio captures it best: "a layered rock sound, boasting original thought and a sparkling showcase of hope in such young and resilient musicians. With a tight instrumental chemistry and lyrics that serve up a healthy dose of uncomplicated metaphor, Phin has carved out a necessary space in today’s musical sphere." It's raw emotion meets thoughtful craftsmanship, all the pieces are perfectly put together.
We've been featuring Inner Outlaw's amazing music quite a bit this year, and we can now say that you will soon find out more about them in an upcoming Alt Rising Act feature interview. The band has been releasing one song a month off their Year of the Outlaw initiative, and yesterday they shared their May track Permababy. The retro psych-rock song is Fleetwood Mac meets The Bee Gees with aching yet comforting vocal atmospherics and a subtle driving guitar backbone which leads into an twangy and reverberating experimental development. It's simply awesome and I can't wait to hear more from the Brooklyn band.
Speaking of Brooklyn based acts, the dream-pop duo that is Paperwhite is a favorite among indie blogs and followers among the music scene. With a sound aesthetic reminiscent of St. Lucia and Betty Who meets subdued MS MR and HAIM, they created a perfect combination of cerebral synths and euphorically soothing and encapsulating vocals. Gold has a sound you just fall in love with. It's soul meets synthpop, indicative of the current alternative climate that's moving from 80's electropop into 90's alt-R&B and dynamic pop. There's not much more you can say, just let the song entrance you.
Finally, we present to you the fun track Something You Do by Norway band Cold Mailman. As you know, we here at IndieBeat have always been very adamant about how incredibly talented Scandinavian artists are, and this group is no different. I found out about this song from my trusted colleague Jordan McCormack over at indiexmusic, who shared their amazingly crafted music video for the track a couple days ago. Since then I've been obsessing over it. It's a dynamically cinematic song that just leaves you infectiously joyous. They sing "love isn't something you feel, it's something you do." Well they know how to do it very well, as their work leaves every listener lovestruck. Not convinced? take a look at their video for yourself.