Apollo Vermouth - Photo by Tyler Chambers

Apollo Vermouth – Photo by Tyler Chambers

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’m wearing really shitty headphones right now ’cause I forgot mine and I had to pop over to Walgreens to buy some cheap ones. I think I went a little too cheap. I’m telling you all this because everything that I’ve listened to so far this morning has sounded unbelievably ratty and lo-fi, but I think it’s due to the fact that there’s an army of bees stuck inside these bright red plastic things dangling from my ears. Either way, this week’s Bandcamp finds already exist in the realm of basement-dwelling, dust bunny rock (except when it’s existing in the realm of icy computer music), so it all works out.


Secrets


There’s something really delightful about Secrets’ bleary eyed, futuristic synth-funk wrapped in ’80s nostalgia. This album was released on the oddball cold web label Crystal Magic.
 


Apollo Vermouth


Wisconsin-based Alisa Rodriguez makes the kind of stretchy, experimental post-rock that’s perfect for walking slowly through a misty forest or choosing Instagram filters.
 


Sharks From Mars


Portland-based guitar-lickers like everything to be greasy and raw while keeping self-deprecation at a high, so it makes sense that they have a song called “What The Fuck Do You Love Me For?”
 


Pizza Friday


I can appreciate a good kitschy band name if, and only if, it means pizza and that sweet, sweet day before the weekend starts.
 


Wild Balbina


Sweet beach gooeyness from a slightly smirking foursome based in Vigo, Spain.