the rundown

Get your new music fix with these brand spankin’ new tunes from all over the world – you can also find these songs on our Limited Time Offer Spotify playlist.   

Fix Everything – “Perfume, Paradise”

Country: Netherlands

Genre: Alt Rock

Words From the Artist: “Released as the first single from the upcoming EP ‘A Simple Task’. Crunching guitars and snappy drums frame lyrics decrying a conflicted and doubtful mind seeking love and resolution. Kind of short and bittersweet, the leans more on the band hardcore influences and heralds the cassette to come.”

Inkakai – “Drown”

Country: US

Genre: Alt Rock

Words From the Artist: “Written in 2010 as a prequel to ‘Ariel’, our new single ‘Drown’ was the second of the two songs we recorded in 2012 with Jesse Vainio and Jukka B. ‘The Smoke’ being the first, we’ve now come full circle. ‘Drown’ was partly re-recorded in 2020 and mixed by Tuomas Kokko in 2021. His mix was solid and true to our style, but we also wanted a version that would explore beyond our usual sound and maximize the song’s best potential.”

NEAVV – “FCKN Happy”

Country: Canada

Genre: Pop Rock

Words From the Artist: “Catharsis of the sweetest kind. Alternative synth pop angel NEAVV managed to take the reality of anxiety and depression and turn it into a soothing balm of recognition. Her vocal and musical range are put to good use in evoking the tenderness it takes to convince yourself you’re ok, and then loudly reminds us just how impossibly destructive it can all feel when you’re stuck in the thick of it. Anyone who has experienced the ups and downs of mental health issues will find themselves seen in this track.”

Store Brand – “Mighty As They Never Were”

Country: US

Genre: Garage Rock

Words From the Artist: “It’s a fast garage rock song with mostly nonsensical lyrics.”

dee holt – “Sober”

Country: Canada

Genre: Indie Pop

Words From the Artist: “Have you ever seen someone close to you fall down a bad path? Or watch them self-sabotage? Or do all the wrong things just to try to fit in? “Sober” is about that. It’s about not recognizing someone you were once close to. It’s about watching someone you love slowly fade away from themselves in search of something artificial.”

Part Paladin – “Ascendance”

Country: Australia

Genre: Alt Rock

Words From the Artist: “Ascendance welcomes a darker, heavier and more direct tone for Part Paladin. His heaviest release to date, Ascendance blends fast prog-metal riffs, haunting lead guitars, flawless drumming and harmony soaked vocal lines.”

The Dust Collectors – “Take a Dive”

Country: Canada

Genre: Folk

Words From the Artist: “A song made for boot stomping and beer-spilling cheers’, “Take A Dive” leans heavily into sea shanty roots. Songwriter Luke Giblin drew inspiration from various stories of 1920s Irish immigrants in America – who made a living prize-fighting and sometimes fixing boxing fights through the Mob. As clever in its storytelling as it is musically catchy, The Dust Collectors sing in their signature four-part harmonies through the song’s refrain: “Take a dive, take a dive, swallow all your stupid pride, now is not the time to be a better man /Hit the canvas like a stone and you might make it out alive, you don’t mess around with crooked bookie men”

no can fly – “The Bellows”

Country: US

Genre: Alt Rock

Words From the Artist: “This song, we recorded and mixed ourselves.. i think it was a self analysis, kind of how its easy to let things get to you in a world that has so many possibilites, both positive and negative.. it’s about holding onto yourself and beating down the bad stuff. the bellows can make a fire from a spark, will it be a destructive fire or a creative one?”

Pale Dream – “Nervous”

Country: US

Genre: Indie Rock

Words From the Artist: “”Nervous” is the most upbeat, energetic song off of our upcoming debut album “Curse” featuring fast riffs and loud guitar solos. This is the most “indie rock” out of all of the upcoming tracks and it was written with that intention. We wanted something fun and fast that people could easily dance to, bang their heads to, and sing along to. We also wanted to experiment with the production on this one, as our production is usually a bit more reserved and straightforward. With “Nervous” we wanted to step outside the box and be a little bit noisier than we usually are to add more of that garage rock feel.”

Jon Ruth – “Only Human”

Country: US

Genre: Rock

Words From the Artist: ““Only Human” is a brand new, 90s-sounding rock track. Check out Scott’s vocals and those guitars!”