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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.

Not to get all mushy on you guys, but this morning as I was walking to the subway down a mostly unattractive street of broken concrete and animal bones, the morning cloudiness and wet humidity came together to present the surrounding landscape as a beautiful sepia-toned, Instagram-filtered dreamland. In that moment, I realized that I’ve kind of already forgotten what winter feels like. So here’s some folky, sweat-stained, rockabilly, sugar-pop from Bandcamp that’ll mostly just make you feel good and warm.

Wizard Woes

First off, congrats to Ryan Soloman for changing his band name from Dudes to Wizard Woes. Secondly, the first Wizard Woes EP, Old Flames, dropped last week, bringing with it some really great sun-drenched bedroom sugar.

Shiro & The Raw Dogs

One of our editors recently caught these guys at a street fair in NYC and dug their slicked-back, quaffed-up Cramps-y rockabilly fire-sludge. You might too.


People in Philly love to chug 16oz. (pounders) of Miller High Life and wear their emotions on their tattoo sleeves. I mean this in a good way.

Jordan O’Jordan

Seattle’s Jordan O’Jordan channels Sufjan Stevens’s mythical wordiness and banjo and Will Oldham’s subtle morose tendencies and Dan Deacon’s face.

Oh, Rose

This is a good strawberry cream Life Saver swirl of torn-vocal emotions and taffeta folk from solo musician Olivia Rose. Currently residing in Olympia, WA, Rose will embark on a summer tour next month, if you’re around.