dope-vibes

William Demetrius Boyd, aka Dope Vibes – Photo via Facebook

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.

 
Last week’s issue of Letters From Bandcamp was focused on multi-member, guitar-slanging band-types, and this week’s issue, as far as I can tell, is all solo projects with scant riffs to be found. That means, instead of groups of milennials with Built To Spill issues to work through, we’ve got singles with a bedroom recording space and a heavy GarageBand habit.
 


Sula Bay


London via Wales musician Sula Bay, also known as Bagel Project, makes cranium-haunting beat monologues that sound like some New Wave Michael Gira filtered through Tumblr.
 


Houdinne


I dunno if this dude is like, Yung Lean’s cousin or something, but he sounds like a self-conscious version of his Georgia neighbors, Migos. Plus, his mixtape cover art is a rainbow collage of his own bucket-hatted head, and I can vibe with that.
 


Dope Vibes


Who’s the man behind these flittering funk-trap wrap-ups? William Demetrius Boyd of Middletown, DE. If you’re looking for something to soundtrack your MDMA-fueled morning shower sessions (you do that, right?) this is your guy.
 


Homeshake


Homeshake’s real name is Peter Sagar, and he made this pouty, drunken-phone-call pop album for the Montreal apartment-based label, Fixture Records. Oh, and he also plays guitar in his good buddy Mac DeMarco’s band.
 


Low Tee


Low Tee self-identifies as a “sensitive thug,” which might be the reason his glittery dance beats suddenly harden without warning, or it might just be his Twitter handle.