Welcome to our month-to-month sequence on new Colorado music. Each month we spotlight 5 native musicians, 5 native music movies and 5 native songs. Go right here to take a look at earlier entries to the sequence. Are you a Denver artist with recent music you desire to us to take a look at? Ship to [email protected] for consideration.
January is gone, and the Month of Love is coming in scorching. Though, for those who’ve been exterior recently, that is perhaps onerous to consider. Nicely, we’re right here to let you know that there are many native tunes to maintain you firm whilst you dodge the snowy climate and sub-zero temperatures. From hometown favorites like N3ptune to imminent indie-rock acts like Tiny Tomboy, there’s one thing this month for followers of each style. We even included some home and dubstep music, if that’s your factor. In case you desire hip-hop, Shama Noel and SF1 have you ever coated.
Remember to try their playlist beneath and don’t neglect to comply with 303 Journal and like our New Colorado Music playlist on Spotify.
5 Up & Coming Native Acts
Hear for those who like The Velveteers
Tniy Tomboy makes indie-rock music with a enjoyable, noisy twist. They just lately held a “denim promenade” at The Black Buzzard, with assist from Sponsored Content material and The Bannetons, if that offers you any thought about their full of life strategy to rock and roll. The star of the present, for my part, is the lead singer and guitar participant, who continuously delivers raging guitar solos and barely psychedelic passages.
Hear for those who like Late Evening Radio
A grasp of electrofunk, PHYPHR has been jamming his method throughout the Colorado phases for a few years now, however he’s but to launch a correct album. Fortunately, that’s altering on February twenty fourth along with his debut album, Catalyst, That includes collaborations with fellow Colorado acts together with Manic Focus. PHYPHR’s easy, funky fashion is rapidly garnering consideration, each domestically and nationwide. And for good purpose — his stay strategy to DJing and producing is a sight to see.
Hear for those who like Omar Apollo
Grace Devine is a comparatively new, heat presence within the Denver music scene. Her sunflower vibes and indie-pop aesthetic matches her fun-loving melodies and peachy lyrics to create the sound of an early morning dawn casting shadows in a freshly-planted backyard. “Holy,” her latest collaboration with Ronan Andrews, lead singer of Denver-based indie-soul band, Contemporary Fruit, is an ideal instance.
Hear for those who like Rüfüs Du Sol
CLRBLND is precisely what you’d count on from Michael Bolland, who has beforehand lent his creativity to Who’s Calling’s electro-indie performances at Meow Wolf and Excessive Floor. “Falling Out,” CLRBLND’s first and solely launch, is a nocturnal home vibe with an indie aptitude. Assume Rüfüs Du Sol, with a purple aura and refined guitar traces.
Hear for those who like Mersiv
Denver is taken into account “the bass capital of the world” for good purpose, and we give credit score the place credit score is due — and it’s apparent THRASHA deserves some credit score. She’s been cosigned by trade leaders like Mersiv and A Hundred Drums, and she or he’s even headlined the Aggie Theatre in Fort Collins. Her aggressive dubstep fashion is loud and even mid evil at instances. If Merlin listened to dubstep, this is able to be his walkout track as he stepped onto the battlefield.
5 New Native Songs
Break Science — Mecha Flora
Hear for those who like Fairly Lights
Denver-based duo, Break Science, is again with their first full-length album since 2018’s Grid Of Souls. This time round, they’ve delivered a lofi jam monitor with their single “Mecha Flora.” The monitor combines synths, tambourines and shakers to create the soundtrack to your subsequent Colorado journey.
Contemporary Fruit! — Dance
Hear for those who like Poolside
Contemporary Fruit! Is again with a brand new EP, Wonderlime — their first challenge because the spectacular “Independently” EP, launched in 2021. “Dance” is only one groovy, indie-soul monitor on the seven-track challenge, however for those who’re the sort of person who dances round your kitchen whereas your eggs scramble, flip this tune on and let the groove take over.
Manic Focus — You Do You
Hear for those who like GRiZ
Latest Colorado-transplant and funky bass aficionado, Manic Focus, just lately dropped the primary single teasing his new album, set to launch this Spring. “You Do You” is a self-proclaimed “return to my blues digital fashion” for Manic Focus — and it is sensible. There’s a sure twang to “You Do You” that blends with the funky bass completely.
The Motet — Again Seat
Hear for those who like STS9
“Again Seat,” the primary monitor off The Motet’s new album, “All Day,” is a contemporary funk tune with all of the bells and whistles — horns, screeching synths, whirling, groovy guitar traces and even bongos present up at completely different components on this sonic journey. Did I hear a talk-box in there too? This one has all of it.
SF1 — DOWN
Hear for those who like GoldLink
Led by bongos and layered percussion, SF1 begs us to “get down” to his new single — a dance-hop tune with tropical aptitude. In case you’re on the lookout for an excuse to shake your hips, you’ve discovered it.
5 New Native Music Movies
N3ptune — Black Horse
Hear for those who like Chilly Warfare Youngsters
It’s rapidly changing into clear that N3ptune is rather more than a musician. He’s a multifaceted inventive, and his latest music video for the soul-rock anthem, “Black Horse,” is an ideal instance. It’s pure rock and roll — from the black and white fashion to the ritualistic smashing of a guitar, this one’s obtained all of it.
Large Doggy x Zany Inzane x Schama Noel — Microphone
Hear for those who like
Schama Noel actually tapped into his bag on “Microphone,” an eccentric, world collaboration with Sri Lankan rapers Large Doggy and Zany Inzane. “Microphone” is a contagious demonstration of hip-hop’s plain groove — you don’t want to grasp the lyrics to benefit from the monitor, though for those who take a deeper dive you’ll discover some nice bars throughout the board.
Tennis — Let’s Make a Mistake Tonight
Hear for those who like ABBA
Colorado-based husband and spouse duo, Tennis, delivered a disco-inspired video for his or her newest single, “Let’s Make a Mistake Tonight,” which options floating pianos, colourful melodies, large, 80s-style hair and a stunning gown. In case you wish to disco, that is for you.
Elektric Animals — Waterfall (at The Hold)
Hear for those who like Cage The Elephant
Elektric Animals is as modern-rock because it will get. Loud guitar riffs, crooning vocals, and only a sprint of piano scattered all through their monitor, “Waterfall (at The Hold),” had been all captured on digital camera because the band recorded the track at The Hold, a recording studio in Denver. It’s a easy video, and truthfully, extra of a stay recording than a music video. However hey, it’s an endearing peak into the inventive course of, and that’s all we are able to ask for.
Trash. — Hurt official music video
Hear for those who like Paramore
“Hurt,” is what occurs once you mix loud guitar harmonics with killer drums and a robust vocal lead. It’s loud, its emotional, and it’s arguably Trash.’s most gripping track so far. The video options some emo-rock motifs, together with a poorly lit room with drab concrete partitions, shattering objects and smashing gear. To be sincere, that’s precisely what this monitor appears like, and the band nailed the presentation.