Japanese Breakfast

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Japanese Breakfast is the indie-pop solo project by singer-songwriter Michelle Zauner that spans from lo-fi psych styles to dance-driven indie-rock. Although Zauner is a solo act now, her past projects included the emo band Little Big League and an indie-pop band Post Post while in college, creating her foundation and love for pop hooks, synths, plucky bass lines, and shimmering guitar lines. Her first album under the Japanese Breakfast moniker came in 2016 and secured the project’s spot in the indie-pop world. Now with two full-lengths under her belt and a third to arrive in June 2021, Zauner will be locked and loaded, ready to continue dominating the dream-pop landscape.

Watch:Be Sweet” official music video.

Sounds Like: Alvvays, Tennis, Wild Nothing

Listen: Spotify, Apple Music

Follow: Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube

Gear: Power Slinky and Regular Slinky electric guitar strings, Super Slinky Flatwound bass strings.

Snail Mail

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Snail Mail has graced many playlists and hype after her successful record on Matador Records titled Lush in 2018. Finding a balance between dreamy melodies and direct vocal deliveries, wrapped in jangle rock. Lindsey Jordan has garnered attention for her mature songwriting that goes deep and beyond her year. Not afraid to be emotional and at times cathartic. From humble beginnings of learning guitar classically to selling out Baltimore hometown venues to touring the country with artists like Girlpool. The future is bright for the alternate tuning songwriter and her band Snail Mail

Sounds Like: Phoebe Bridgers, Julien Baker, Soccer Mommy

Listen: Spotify, Apple Music

Follow: Instagram, YouTube

Gear: Ernie Ball Regular Slinky, Super Slinky electric guitar strings, and Regular Slinky bass strings.

Blood Red Shoes

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Big sounds can still come in small packages, and Blood Red Shoes is trying to make sure you don’t forget. Consisting of Laura-Mary Carter and Steven Ansell, the English duo crank out track after track of bombastic drums and frantic thick guitar work that keeps the energy both up and locked at the same time. After building some groundswell in the early 2000s and the release of their early singles, BRS gained the support of both local and international groups like Biffy Clyro, Panic! at the Disco, and Rage Against the Machine. Since their 2008 debut album Box of Secrets, the duo has toured the world multiple times, pumped out five studio albums, and continue to run their own labels, Jazz Life.

Watch: “Mexican Dance” official music video.

Sounds Like: Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Bloc Party, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club

Listen: Spotify, Apple Music

Follow: Instagram, Facebook, Twitter

Gear: Skinny Top Heavy Bottom electric guitar strings.

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