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Misty Boyce teams up with Doe Paoro for single "The Clearing"

Misty Boyce has a new collaboration out with Doe Paoro in the form of "The Clearing". The new single pairs Misty's dark indie dream pop with Doe's haunting voice, resulting in a track that burns with its emotion. "The Clearing" previews what's to come on Boyce's upcoming album genesis, a product of her thoughts over the last two years. Stemming from disaster, "The Clearing" and the songs on genesis cover a rebirth from trauma, as well as what it's like to ruminate on that trauma day after day. They illuminate Boyce's view on the female experience, as well as the freedoms and lack thereof associated with it. Take a listen to "The Clearing" below, and check out genesis when it comes out on September 25th. - Will Sisskind

   

Rising indie artist Fuller finds Tik Tok success with single "Favorite Poison"

Social isolation, distancing, and the decline of the music industry has caused indie artists like Fuller to seek success wherever they can. The rising songwriter uploaded some of his music to TikTok at the beginning of the year as an experiment, but the success led to the official release of his debut single "Favorite Poison" back in March. The single, which has already racked up over 100,000 streams, has continued to gain Fuller new fans even during these trying times; the college radio vibe and lyrics like "She's got me high but the highs got me low" stick with listeners. In response to the positive feedback, he'll release the video for "Favorite Poison" on May 8th. Take a listen to "Favorite Poison" below. - Will Sisskind

   

Psych rockers Gateway Drugs release DIY video for "Slumber"

Gateway Drugs' new track "Slumber" stands at an intersection between U2, The Smashing Pumpkins, and The Brian Jonestown Massacre, blending shoegaze and fuzzed-out arena rock into a song that could blow out your speakers. But instead of going big with the video, the band chose to film it themselves, using a Handycam to record a day in their lives at Josh Homme's Pink Duck studios. The resulting video comes out more intimate and chaotic than anything a big budget could create; it also provides a look back to when you could just walk outside and fool around with your friends. "Slumber" appears on Gateway Drugs' sophomore LP PSA, which drops on May 8th. Take a look at the video for "Slumber" below. - Will Sisskind

   

Watch Evan Myall's faded video for new single "Forever Mine" now

Despite the current situation, we are coming up on Song of the Summer territory, and Evan Myall has an early contender with his track "Forever Mine". The sunny single comes from his upcoming self-titled debut LP, which drops on May 8th. Inspired by Glen Campbell and George Harrison, the soft-rock-tinged feel-good song continues to power the modern psych-rock trend with chilled-out guitar solos and Myall's breathy vocals spouting romantic verse. Should you manage to find some time for a sanity walk, find a nice open field to enjoy on your own and let the sunny vibes of "Forever Mine" wash over you. Take a look at the cinematic video for "Forever Mine" below. - Will Sisskind

   

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