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Rosie Tucker releases video for fan-favorite cover of Jeffrey Lewis's "Arrow"

You who have followed the LA indie scene over the past couple of years have certainly followed the rise of Rosie Tucker. Earlier this year, she released her single "Brand New Beast", the follow-up to the "Ambrosia" single and her breakout LP Never Not Never Not Never Not. At her most recent shows, Tucker's also rocked out with a cover of Jeffrey Lewis's "Arrow", which has become a fan favorite. With so many people asking for an official release of the song, Tucker has put out a video for it, hoping that those whose dreams of hearing it live this year will have something to tide them over until shows begin sometime in the hopefully not-too-distant future. Watch the video for Rosie Tucker's rendition of "Arrow" below. - Will Sisskind

   

Dance like nobody's watching to Dream Machine's "Sarajevo"

After sitting around in your house for too long, you might crave for something to get your blood flowing. Dream Machines have a new EP out called Trust/Desire with five tracks to get you out of your quarantine-induced stasis. Jamming out at the intersection of Prince, Hall & Oates, and Queen, Dream Machines take 80s rock and mash it with the future pop sounds of today. "Sarajevo", the lead track, introduces the EP with a heartbeat drum riff to get your body pumping. Then it throws in the energetic vocals of Harry May Kline and Luke Burba, along with some soulful synths and fiery guitars to send a shockwave to your brain. Fans of Ariel Pink, Drab Majesty, and Tame Impala will want to take a listen to "Sarajevo" below. - Will Sisskind

   

04.15: Alt-country songwriter A.W. opens live-streamed show for Future Teens

Experts say that we may not see another live concert until next fall, but that won't stop the most passionate from chasing their dreams of performing great music. Alt-country songwriter A.W., a major collaborator in the alternative scene, will perform live on Instagram on Wednesday, April 15th as an opener for Philly-based indie powerhouse Future Teens. A.W. has worked with artists and bands such as The Front Bottoms, The Wonder Years, and Chris Farren, and has released three full albums and several EPs of their own original music. As one of the key voices in the rising alt-country scene, A.W. is an act to watch, even if it's on the small screen for a while. Take a listen to their latest track, "Good Luck", which they released under the name Charlie Mtn., and don't miss their show on April 15th at 3:00 p.m. on the Instagram account @SmartPunkRecords. - Will Sisskind

   

Wons Phreely + The Horses release new single "Restless To Run"

Wons Phreely + The Horses have created a breathtaking new piece of music for these claustrophobic times called "Restless To Run". The new single, with its crashing synths and singer Justin Wonsly's soaring voice, makes for a great wake-up track, a song to blast during a sanity walk down the block, or music for any occasion that needs a little brightness. The Australian singer-songwriter has come up in the LA scene over the past few years, sharing bills with Gotye and Bright Eyes; the band's videos have earned them spots on year-end best-of lists alongside Beyonce and Childish Gambino. The video for "Restless To Run" keeps things simple, consisting mostly of shots of Wonsly singing while playing the drums, but it does show off his musical prowess. Take a look for yourself down below. - Will Sisskind

   

Wake up with A.O. Gerber's new track "In The Morning"

You may not be allowed to go outside now, but you can live vicariously through A.O. Gerber and her new track "In The Morning". The songwriter's spirited voice and layers of airy instruments will make you feel like you're walking through the city at dawn. In the music video for the song, Gerber does just that; she meditates above the water before taking a dip, takes a stroll down the street to greet some dogs, and grabs breakfast at a local hole in the wall. The song and video together are a testament to freedom, which right now seems in short supply. "In The Morning" comes from Gerber's debut album Another Place To Need, which drops on May 22nd. Take a look at the music video for "In The Morning" below. - Will Sisskind