surf-curse

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In Letters From Bandcamp, we round up five of our new favorite Bandcamp discoveries in the hope that your friend’s cousin’s sister can finally get some buzz.

 
I know what you’re thinking: is it Friday already? No, no it’s not. The weekend’s still three days away, but now you’ve got something to get you through that mid-week slump. Letters From Bandcamp is moving to Wednesday mornings, which is not a prime TV spot, but this ain’t television. And today’s lineup of woozy ocean foam, pop-loving ghosts, and piano-synth puzzles sure sounds like prime time.


Surf Curse


Reno, NV’s Jacob Rubeck and Nicholas Rattigan yalp through water-logged guitars and sandy percussion that would sound nice on the dunes of any beach.
 


No Fucks


This expletive-monikered duo from Gijón, Spain wash their rapid-fire twee in waves of reverb and lengthy drum fills.
 


Bobby Draino And Xophie Xweetland


Vancouver’s Bobby Draino and Xophie Xweetland released a cassette together on the future-electro label 1080p and this is the result. It’s a post-cool soundtrack for every swanky island resort of the future.
 


Mars Water


Ponny Kosmas began writing music in 2011 in the hopes that by the end of the year, he would have 12 original songs to give as gifts to his friends. The result of that gift-giving is unclear, but Kosmas stuck with the music thing, and now we’re getting gifted with his moody pop textures.
 


UFO And Van Pelt


Oakland foursome, Lucas Ufo, Alexander Van Pelt, Noé Ufo and Caroline Van Pelt, like their wacky electronic mash-ups with a heavy dose of classic piano and some soda fountain doo-wop harmonies.