Indie Rock

Topaz "Help Yourself to My Garden"

Topaz has released his latest album, Help Yourself to My Garden. We shared the album's first single, "Sirens", back in May, but it is now accompanied by the video below. The album's second single is called "Troublemaker" and was released late last month.

Topaz is the beautiful Dream Pop of Zack Johnson, nd this album is his follow-up to 2018's High Society.

   

Jungheim

Jungheim has released a new EP called "Tell You All The Time". The group, and more speciffically Nayla, has used the quarentine to create and release a ton of new music. They kicked of the year by releasing a collection of home recordings mde of several years, but since March they have released four EPs.

Nayla Jungheim (Rhythm Guitar/Synths/Vocals), Zack Miller (Drums), Hammad Imam (Lead Guitar), and Gwen Giedeman (Bass).

   

Unnamed Colors show pure class in new record "Be Where I Am"

Every once in a while, the week does not start with a bang, but rather it eases in with grace and much a soothing energy: that can be said of Be Where I Am, a new record from Newburyport’s Unnamed Colors. Each piano-led track is honeyed with glossy electric guitar embellishments, swinging rhythms, and the impressive vocals of Sierra Partlan, which take the classy music to the next level of finesse. “Come and Go” is an excellent example of the group’s ability to sway the sonic winds of arpeggiating guitars and rapid drum fills into a whirlwind worth admiring. “Come Play with Me” shows off the jazzy elements of Unnamed Colors, so exquisite and supported by a skilled bassline that buries itself in the heart of the listener. For each day we wake to there is something of a promise made that today will be better than yesterday, with Be Where I Am in your ears you are well on your way to a promise kept; stream the upbeat track “Kindling” from the new record below. - Rene Cobar

   

Gia Margaret "Barely There"

Gia Margaret releases her latest album, Mia Gargaret, via Orindal Records and Dalliance Recordings today, June 12th. This Margaret's follow-up to her acclaimed 2018 album There's Always a Glimmer.

The album's latest single is the beautiful and haunting "Barely There" and is accompanied by the video below.

   

Adam Reczek scores indie short film "The Bar Fly"

Digging up some tunes today, we stumbled across “The Bar Fly,” the short and sweet instrumental by New Hampshire’s Adam Reczek; the song accompanies a movie of the same name, written and directed by artists from northern New Hampshire and Vermont. The instrumental is a cool meltdown with electric guitars that languidly ring out, a bass that crawls beautifully, and snaps that add a relaxed rhythm. There is not much more you can ask of the song, nor would you want to, but it does add curiosity for the movie it is attached to; stream “The Bar Fly” below for a respite from the world. - Rene Cobar, photo by Empire Imaging