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Wolf Jett releases new music video and announces tour

Santa Cruz-based Wolf Jett (the solo project of Chris Jones, formerly in Scary Little Friends) just released the video for their song “One Sweet Day.” It’s a folk gospel song with some killer slide guitar, that upright bass and catchy melodies. Recorded live at the Hill House with a no-shoes vibe, this song is a nice little taste of what’s to come on Wolf Jett’s upcoming tour. First up they’re playing at the Miner’s Foundry in Nevada City on November 29. Check out the rest of their tour fall tour dates and cozy up to catch them. -Lucille Faulkner

   

Tatum Gale’s “Blue Haze” is a spooky, seasonal bop

“Blue Haze” is the latest “end-of-summer glassy groove” from New York synth outsider Tatum Gale, and while billed as a seasonally-apt slow jam when it came out in September, it’s spooky, dark drops resonate just as closely during these sub-30 November nights. Between its hazy chords and spacey percussive backbone, the track endows the listeners with a sense of distance, making it perfect listening for a small kickback among close friends or a dissociative episode in the club. Gale’s additional ability to inject indietronica into a future-funk bop gives “Blue Haze” a sound that’s accessible as it is groovy; stream it below to get your weekend started right. Connor Beckett McInerney

   

JATK debuts with a thrilling power-pop self-titled album

Boston’s answer to your power-pop cravings is Matt Jatkola, now known to some as JATK. The New England singer-songwriter has released his debut self-titled record today, and we can tell you it is some gloves-off, punchy power-pop for your ears. “How I Feel Inside” lets the distorted guitar power chords rip, and they are dirty-good against the reverb-heavy vocals that are delivered with enough glamour and enthusiasm to animate even the most resistant audience. The anthems continue between the eruptive drum fills of the track “Angry Anchor,” which culminates with an exquisite, heart-accelerating build up. For bass fanatics, there is “Come Inside Your Room,” where the low-end is silky smooth and robust against the revved up electric guitars a la White Reaper X New York’s Big Huge. The final track, “Nüebella Satan,” is fast and furious, deliciously lo-fi, and a fitting finale for an album that never drops below the speed limit. Stream our favorite track from the record below to jolt your day up just a lot. - Rene Cobar

   

The Sheaks

The Sheaks recently released their debut single, “Revenge Is A Song Best Played Loud” b/w “Manchester”.

This is the Alt Rock of Matt Sheaks (Rhythm guitar/Vocals), Will Sheaks (Lead guitar/Vocals), Chris Cortez (Bass/Backup vocals), and Justin Moore (Drums).

   

Loser Company's "Blueberry Skies" is a psych-tinged, indie rock gem

"Blueberry Skies," Loser Company's latest single, opens on a blissful tone, floating like a nostalgic reverie. A psychedelic whimsy immediately invites with a wondrous glow, but the songwriting duo of Will Saunders and Mas (Masato) Kihira present a setting that is far more grounded than it appears at first glance. "Smiling wide under blueberry skies / Pretendin’ everything’s fine," Saunders sings in a coarse, gruff manner, letting us assume that there's a troubling back story behind his otherwise colorful imagery. And it's a joy to behold—accented by a mid-tempo piano vamp and Saunders' histrionic guitar work, the duo's sprawling pop opus brings us back to the days of indie-rock giants like Built to Spill and the Elephant 6 collective, all while propelling the genre forward.

"Blueberry Skies" is the first single off Loser Company's forthcoming EP of the same name, releasing December 7 on all streaming platforms. Catch the band perform at Harvard & Stone on November 17. Juan Rodríguez