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Scott Interrante currently studies Musicology at CUNY Hunter College where he focuses on issues of gender in pop music. He also writes for PopMatters, Short and Sweet NYC, and Dear Song In My Head. Scott is an avid Taylor Swift fan and has an unhealthy amount of Hall and Oates vinyls.

Moodblanc:

Moodblanc: “Friday Night”

Today is Halloween. It’s also Friday. That’s two excuses for reckless abandon! But you need the right music for all that revelry, and luckily Moodblanc is here to help. The latest single from the Swedish duo is a surefire way to get a party started. With funky grooves and disco guitar licks, in “Friday Night,” Moodblanc…

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Anti Pony:
Anti Pony: “Cry On The Floor”

One of my earliest memories involves me riding a pony at my friend Kevin’s birthday party. Everyone was enjoying their pony rides, but when it was my turn, the animal decided to stop mid ride and relieve himself. I don’t know if something similar happened to the two members of new Swedish psych rock outfit…

Jordan Klassen:
Jordan Klassen: “Firing Squad”

Last year, Canadian singer/songwriter Jordan Klassen released his debut full-length album Repentance. It was an album filled with whimsical chamber pop arrangements and rootsy folk approaches to songwriting, but on his new single, Klassen has adopted a more straightforward indie-pop sound. Which is not to say that “Firing Squad” is lesser in quality in craft. The song…

Tenterhook:
Tenterhook: “Go Easy”

After releasing his debut EP just a few months ago, British singer/songwriter Tenterhook is back with his follow up, Tenterhook 2. The EP is set for a November 24 release, but you can stream the lead single now. “Go Easy”  is a laid back indie-pop track. It’s got traces of Coldplay’s tuneful melodies and Bon Iver’s…

The Rebel Light:
The Rebel Light: “Strangers”

Last year, we shared “Jukebox Dream” from L.A. band The Rebel Light. Now the group is back with “Strangers,” a new track that follows the trio’s earlier material down a rabbit hole of vintage ’60s nostalgia pop. After a violent drum intro, the song kicks into an infectious “Ba ba ba” hook. The jangly guitars…

Hannah Schneider:
Hannah Schneider: “Dreaming Kind”

Danish singer/songwriter Hannah Schneider just released her third album, Red Lines. To go along with the album, Schneider has put out a music video for the single “Dreaming Kind.” The track is an enigmatic bit of synth pop with huge hooks and layers of buzzing synths. Schneider describes herself as “a total melody fanatic” and “Dreaming Kind”…

Matthew & Me:
Matthew & Me: “Patterns”

Following the Golden Charms EP from earlier this year, British quintet Matthew & Me are back with a new single, “Patterns.” The track finds the alternative pop group moving in darker textures than their earlier material. Syncopated guitar plucking and light drums drive the song, but Matthew Board’s ethereal vocals float on top to give “Patterns” its…