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New Impressions: Magdalena Bay, Boy Scouts, Clubhouse, and more!

Electro-pop duo Magdalena Bay released their new single Venice. The synth laden tune is dripping with sick melodies and a sweet bass line that dances around twinkly notes. The song is danceable and fun while encouraging listeners to live in the moment. Venice is a sweet summer track.

Boy Scouts released the stunning and dreamy new single Hate Ya 2 this week. The Oakland based singer-songwriter should be on your radar as she gears up to release her record “Free Company” on August 30th and jump on tour supporting Jay Som. The album was recorded in a tiny rented shipping container with her friend Stephen Steinbrink.

About the single Boy Scouts says, “‘Hate Ya 2’ is about trying to grapple with conflicting feelings. When you still have love for someone who can also make you feel undervalued and hurt, and how confusing that experience can be. The process of recording this song felt very cathartic. Stephen [Steinbrink] and I drove out to my parent’s house with my friend Rose Droll to have her record piano on a few songs from the record, and when she played along to this one we tracked a few takes of her improvising. It added such a beautiful melancholic element, in true Rose Droll fashion.” “Free Company” is available for pre-order here. Watch the animated video for Hate Ya 2 below and listen on our New Impressions playlist.

There’s a new single from Clubhouse. The single Lucky Soul is an anthemic and mesmerizing chill pop song. The song is their first release since a year-long hiatus. The band took an extended break as the frontman, Max Reichart, battled osteosarcoma. Clubhouse is ready to pick up where they left off and take over. Another single will be released in September. For now dive into Lucky Soul and get lost in its dreamy nostalgic wave.

This week’s New Impressions is all about exciting up and coming indie-pop artists. It’s important to add Boy In Space into the feature. His latest single Cold is a sick blend of trap beats with loving lyricism. Learn more about the Swedish native in our interview with him. Check out Cold on our New Impressions playlist.

Amber Run continue to build the anticipation leading up to their next record. Their new album Philophobia will tackle the themes of human connection and “the fear of falling love”. The 11 track record will be released on September 27th before the band returns to the U.S. in October for a headlining tour. Watch the music video and check out their tour dates below.

10.25.19 – Dallas, TX @ Trees
10.26.19 – Austin, TX @ Parish
10.27.19 – Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall
10.29.19 – Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
10.31.19 – Washington, DC @ The Black Cat
11.01.19 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Foundry at The Fillmore
11.02.19 – Brooklyn, NY @ Warsaw
11.05.19 – Toronto, ON @ Opera House
11.06.19 – Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Ballroom
11.07.19 – Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall
11.08.19 – Milwaukee, WI @ Colectivo
11.09.19 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
11.12.19 – Denver, CO @ Bluebird
11.13.19 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex
11.15.19 – San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall
11.16.19 – Los Angeles, CA @ Echoplex
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