Great Valley – 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.

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.

Great Valley

Self-described as “PRETEND POP HAHAHA.” Glazin-era Jacuzzi Boys vibes from Vermont. On a related note, is it too early for Jacuzzi Boys to have an era?


Some Canadian making lonely night synth ceremonies featuring a melting mashup of Motown and funk samples from the likes of Johnny Bristol, Sapphire, and who knows who else. These guys?


Los Angeles four-piece who might be holding Karen O. hostage.

Katie Mitchell

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.