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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.

If Letters From Bandcamp was a human, it would finally be able to vote. Well, the votes are in, and this week lands somewhere on the platform that stands for caffeinated chiptune artifacts of nostalgia, disconcerting baritones and Steven Malkmus circa ’94 reappropriated for now. So dust off those campaign pins and get crackin’.


We discovered 17-year-old Tennyson this week thanks to Ry-Ry Hemsworth. Tennyson’s Bandcamp boasts one LP and one EP, which should be enough to get you fully acquainted his unpredictable sweetness and vibed-out synths.


This Japansese collective builds its juke-like beatwork in an almost visual manner. The percussion smattering is like a laser light show that might be bad for your heart if you don’t exercise regularly.

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Williamsburg, VA’s Will Toledo kind of mumbles in a beautiful, fucked up, stretched out monotone, like he fell asleep in the middle of the song, but you didn’t notice because you were so captivated by the layered, flexing instrumentation.


It’s hard to say exactly why this is great, besides the fact that six of the songs on this album are inspired by My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic. Other than that, it’s some freaky, sugar’d up pseudo-chiptune that’ll just make you so happy, like a Gusher about to explode.

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This is the Malkmus ’94 I was talking about earlier. Kind of, right?