For those of you in the US, I hope everyone had a restful Memorial Day weekend! Canadian duet Moscow Apartment prove that the kids are alright -- the self-described feminist duo had barely finished their first year in high school by the time they recorded this song. They've got a remarkable future ahead of them.
Kukahi Lee kicks it up a notch with some Pixies-inflected pop punk.
Portland's The Carotids bring a snarky, scrappy punk sensibility to their rager "Let Me Suffer."
Next up is Juanita Stein's noir spaghetti Western-esque "Dark Horse," which will be on her next album America, out on 7/28.
Wired to the Sky has a beautiful, defiant anthem against working stiffs.
BRVTHR brings us back to Earth with an earnest, acoustic tune that sports beautiful harmonies and a crisp beat.
On "Blood," Mike Simmons delivers a shattered tune of lost love.
Alex Siegel's "Easy" displays beautiful fingerpicking and serves as a gentle response to Simmons' shocked numbness.
Blanco White picks up the pace with the somber "El Bujo," an expert blend of English folk and classical Spanish guitar.
Finally, taking us home is Allison Iraheta and Halo Circus with a slow-burning country rocker.
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