I know I say this every week, but this was a good week on the Bandcamp wave. While this unending polar vortex had everyone complaining about skin chafing from double-pants, and the Grammys had everyone complaining about the Grammys, there were a whole slew of lil music nerds just simmering on the web waiting to be discovered. It’s okay guys, you’re here with us now. We’ll keep you warm. And Kendrick man, you deserved to be on this list. It’s weird and it sucks, but you don’t have a Bandcamp.
Los Angeles four-piece who might be holding Karen O. hostage.
Katie Mitchell makes Tallahassee bedroom-based tambourine wave. Tallahassee’s pretty far from the ocean. I mean, they have a lake, but that doesn’t really account for these wavy surf tunes.
Alberta fivesome opens wide and says, “Jay Reatard meets Bobby Ubangi meets Canadian bacon.” Ya know, meaty garage rock. Thick cut.