mp3: JUBA – Please Oh Please

JUBA exploded onto my radar with their adrenaline rush of rock “Bloodvessels” earlier this year and they’ve followed up on the promise of that introduction with their fantastic full-length Mynah.  “Please Oh Please”, a favorite of mine from my first listen through, expands upon the psychedelic surf-punk of “Bloodvessels” and validates all the hopes I had for the band.  The …

pkelly94mp3: JUBA – Please Oh Please

mp3: Tropical Tobacco – Sadie

Although Libson-based Tropical Tobacco aren’t exactly the most prolific band out there, every they release a new track I realize I’m happy that they’re moving at their own blissfully slow pace.  The band still hasn’t pushed their own image much past warm photos of tropical foliage but I’m cool with that too, “Sadie” blooms just as naturally as the flowers …

pkelly94mp3: Tropical Tobacco – Sadie

mp3: Tropical Tobacco – debris/

I’m not sure exactly where Lisbon based group Tropical Tobacco are planning on taking their tropically-tinged psychedelic sound… but “debris/” definitely points towards more things coming in the future.  Chill out music hasn’t been popular since that whole chillwave internet backlash, however, “debris/” has reminded me why we all got caught up in that craze in the first place.  This is …

pkelly94mp3: Tropical Tobacco – debris/

mp3: Juba – Bloodvessels

“Bloodvessels” sounds like a song that a band would have to work up to, developing their sound and strengths.  The track explodes with a huge guitar led sound not too different from DIIV while still sounding instantly recognizable and unique.  With “Bloodvessels”, Juba have released one of the best debut singles I’ve heard from an indie rock band in a …

pkelly94mp3: Juba – Bloodvessels

Enjoy it While it’s Fresh: Tropical Tobacco

Tropical Tobacco is a band based out of Lisbon, Portugal that caught my ears with their unique blend of synth-pop and tropical music.  What is easy to tell about the band from the few singles they’ve released so far is that they make aggressively gorgeous music.  While the dream-pop tag has been abused by some bands to hide songwriting behind …

pkelly94Enjoy it While it’s Fresh: Tropical Tobacco