Jansport J - “goslow.”
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Los Angeles-based producer is currently on a roll with a series of beat tapes that spans once for each month. The latest tape being goslow., features 12 bubbly down-tempo tracks that are slickly produced.
Cereal Pairing: Frosted Flakes
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A dose of dopamine-triggering dream pop with a sliver of edginess. Along with Austinites like Moving Panorama and Ringo Deathstarr, Glaze is another fuzz-heavy band to come from the city.
Cereal Pairing: Honey Combs
Trashcan - “Nothing To You”
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ATL garage-sludge rockers (featuring members of Sea Ghost) have been enigmatic and sporadic in their drops, but have been staying put on their Bandcamp. “Nothing To You” recalls 90’s apathetic anthems in the form of a slow caustic burner.
Cereal Pairing: Cocoa Puffs
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Tropical percussion and dreamy electronics come together for a playful track that splurges on ecstasy and euphoria. With influences like J Dilla and The Avalanches, the Australian duo finds a balance between the visceral and cerebral.
Cereal Pairing: Froot Loops
Dark Tea - “Rolling Back The Dial”
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New York-based folk project Dark Tea is following up their two excellent EPs with a debut record this year on Fire Talk Records. Partnering up with guitar virtuoso Hand Habits and accompanying string arrangements, Dark Tea is at their poppiest form yet.
Cereal Pairing: Crispy Quinoa Stars
L.O.X. - “L.O.X. Time”
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Unpredictable pop that is quirky and endearing recalling unbridled Beat Happening. Whatever L.O.X. Time is, it sounds fun.
Cereal Pairing: Apple Jacks
Secret Attraction - “Call Me Up”
Velvet draped electronics with buzzy melodies, Secret Attraction makes music that is haunting but danceable.
Cereal Pairing: Pop Tarts Cereal Frosted Strawberry
Free Money - “Lost But Not Forgotten”
Stoic punk rock from this Brooklyn-based band may strike some chords with fans of Protomartyr and IDLES.
Cereal Pairing: Wheaties
dream wave - “Leaving This Behind”
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Under his moniker dream wave, Kelton Young makes quaint and unassuming bedroom pop that’s delightful and warming. my journal is an EP sampling of sounds Young has been cooking up in preparation of another full-length record.
Cereal Pairing: Rice Krispies
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Made up of a collection fast compact lo-fi tracks, Fun Time Objects craft minimal post punk that isn’t fleeting, even though this seems to be a one-off project.
Cereal Pairing: Corn Pops