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Indianola releases B-movie homage video for new single "Too Good To Be True"

One of the toughest things to do when writing about classic music is figuring out where it falls on the genre scale. How do you classify artists like Roy Orbison or the Righteous Brothers, whose music falls under the catch-all AM radio species of "oldies"? Regardless, that's the kind of sound Indianola have emulated on their latest single "Too Good To Be True", although Mississippi-born songwriter Owen Beverly has always had a crooner-like bend to his music. As Indianola, Beverly will release his debut LP Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye in May, with "Too Good To Be True" leading the tracklist. The album will follow the song's style of taking from all different classic genres, from the crooner and doo-wop age of the Fifties to the psychedelic Sixties and the soft-rock Seventies. You can hear those influences mesh on "Too Good To Be True" in Beverly's voice, the haunting strings that sound like they come from a Mellotron, and the slowed-down drums that echo with the Spector-like sound. The video for "Too Good To Be True" pays homage to the B-movies of these eras by mashing scenes from horror films into a well-done montage. Take a look for yourself below, and don't miss Indianola when they return to Nashville to play the High Watt on May 2nd. - Will Sisskind





New Track: "Free Around You" - The Dove & The Wolf

“Free Around You” is the latest single from The Dove & The Wolf, and it captures a dreamy intimacy of a meeting. The beauty of vocal harmony takes a somewhat dramatic turn as the hard thump of percussion and horn fills the distance. A natural sense of familiarity allows you to drop your guard and embrace the moment. It's a graceful, loving admission. Conversations, the duo's forthcoming full-length debut is slated for release on May 3. (Photo by Marcus Maddox)





A Deli Premiere: New single “Breed” off Waterstrider’s new EP

After a year of tribulations, Nate Salman of Waterstrider, poured heavy energies into his newest EP, The Way Out, on 30th Century Records. The result is a warlockian, mesmerizing blend of songs that have the surreal quality of our beloved Enya but with a Julien Ehrlich falsetto and dark, poppy synths. The single “Breed” is melancholy but hopeful. Lines like “Farewell to secrets/I’ll never keep them” are sung with a pure earnestness and are serenaded by keys with an airy, forestlike quality. This experimental, futuristic collection brings Waterstrider into a new realm. -Michelle Kicherer, Associate Editor





Indie pop artist Struan opens at The End on 03.14

Struan Shields -- who performs music on a first-name basis as Struan -- takes the stage to open for Mike Mains & the Branches at The End on March 14th. The indie pop artist released two singles over the course the past several months which have been raking in the Spotify listens. The first track "Better" brings on the synth-pop of the early 2010s which might give listeners hints of The Naked And Famous or YouTube retrowave artists like FM-84 or The Midnight. The latest track, called "Always", slows things down to a tempo fans of The 1975 or CHVRCHES might find familiar. Struan gets the indie pop formula right, and it'll be worth your while to see him execute it live. Take a listen to "Always" below. - Will Sisskind

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Wild Pink releases EP "5 Songs" including remixes, new tracks

Wild Pink's new EP 5 Songs is a delightful listen, and its remixes and new tracks serves as a fitting primer to new listeners. The group's last full-length record Yolk in the Fur came out last July, which means that a taste of a something new was in the cards. Therefore, Wild Pink have compiled two new tracks: The wistful "How's The Tap Here?" about changing relationships, and the anthemic "Coaches Who Cry" about growing up in Virginia. To keep things interesting, the band have also included remixes of three tracks from Yolk in the Fur for the EP: Shy Layers' trip-funky "There Is A Ledger", Dondadi's glitched-out "Love Is Better", and Eerie Gates' atmospheric "All Some Frenchman's Joke". Wild Pink recently performed at Bowery Ballroom, and they're currently on a US tour. While you wait for them to return to NYC, you can listen to "Coaches Who Cry" below. - Will Sisskind

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