New Colorado Music You Need to Know – June Edition

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Welcome to our monthly series on new music from Colorado. Each month we highlight five local musicians, five local music videos and five local songs. Go here to check out previous entries in the series. Are you a Denver artist with fresh music you’d like us to check out? Send to [email protected] for exam.

Summer is upon us, which means it’s time to pile on your playlist with poolside bangers and sing-along hits for your summer travels. To help you keep your summer playlists fresh and local for any event, we’ve combed through the local music scene to find the best new local music. This month, our list includes rising local artists whose discographies are gaining new streams on Spotify alongside new releases from familiar favorites.

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Five Upcoming Local Acts

Cass Clayton

Listen if you like Carly Simon

Cass Clayton’s music blends some of Denver’s favorite genres. The blues singer sings to slightly jazzy beats, but never sacrifices her singer-songwriter perspective and manages to stay close to her American roots. And while notes of funk keep the tempo going, Cass Clayton sings soulful lyrics.

Nick Reid

Listen if you like Shawn Mendes

At only 18 years old, based in Denver Nick Reid is still a young voice on the local music scene, but he’s the one you should pay attention to. With only a handful of singles in his discography, the young pop artist has already garnered over 300,000 Spotify streams and co-signed with singer and rapper Bryce Vine.

Euforquestra

Listen if you like lettuce

Iowa Transplants, Euforquestra is exactly what its name hopes to imply: a combination of euphoria and orchestration. The band blends jazz and funk to create something that sounds distinctly like something that would naturally evolve within Denver’s own music scene – which is to say, we’re not the least bit surprised that this band is now local. in Colorado.

Kory Montgomery

Listen if you like St. Paul and the Broken Bones

Former Drunken Hearts guitarist Kory Montgomery creates music with a refinement that only comes with years of practice and experience, which is why those unfamiliar with his background on the local scene may find it surprising that the solo artist has only released a total of six songs, five of which were on the same EP. However, while it might have seemed like one release was the result of beginner’s luck, Montgomery’s latest release, “Name Song,” proves that nothing could be further from the truth – and with a Such an exciting debut in the solo artist’s discography, it’s likely this up-and-coming local act will soon captivate audiences nationwide.

The Ephinjis

Listen if you like New Found Glory

The Ephinjis have been quietly building their repertoire on the local scene since 2015 when the modern rock trio showed up in Denver with the release of their debut single “The beast.” And now, with many years of experience under their belt, the band’s recent releases show a polish and maturity that deserves the attention of any local music lovers who may have overlooked the Ephinjis in the past.

Five new local songs

Goslings – “Relief”

Listen if you like Electro–Light

Goslings defies genres, blending synths and electro-pop to create something familiar, yet utterly otherworldly and ultimately a bit strange. But bands like Goslings are key to pushing the boundaries and making the local music scene a little more diverse. Now, four years after releasing their debut album, Goslings are back with their second album, Relief.

READ: Goslings makes Denver weird

mlady – “Happier Alone, Fuck You”

Listen if you like Phoebe Bridgers

Sweet and singing, madam captivates with intimate and honest lyrics on their latest single, “Happier Alone, Fuck You”, which was produced and recorded with the support of Salt Lick. Lasting just over two minutes, the song is short but infinitely beautiful in its simplicity.

READ: Behind mlady’s misfit mind

Import – “Voltage”

Listen if you like Grisly

Slowly building, “Tension” carefully layers sound levels until they reach the song’s boiling point, making listeners feel the tension the track’s title promises. But Import deftly eases tension, momentarily freeing listeners with a drop only to crank up the tension.

Sugar Britches – “Walking Up Walls”

Listen if you like Colter Wall

Four years after the release of their debut album, the local country outlaws sugar panties are back with not one but two singles. The most recent is “Walking Up Walls”, which was released earlier this month. The band’s two recent releases are from their upcoming second album, Nobody cares if it’s your birthdaya 10-track album that will include both recent releases, plus an as-yet-unnamed Cyndi Lauper cover.

Mad Radio – “Supergirl”

Listen if you like Cheap Trick

The Gen Xers who make up Mad Radio officially released a fourth single earlier this month, titled “Super Girl.” Swapping the role of the traditional hero, a powerful woman takes center stage in this guitar-driven single, with radio chatter interludes that hear the song’s title supergirl make powerful statements.

Five new local music videos

The Infamous Stringdusters – “Towards the Fray”

Listen if you like leftover salmon

The latest music video from The Infamous Stringdusters was a special nod to May, which is Mental Health Awareness Month – and the local bluegrass band teamed up with a nonprofit back line to ensure that the release of the video would have a more noticeable impact. Set against the backdrop of a post-apocalyptic Mile High City, the characters on screen grapple with their own struggles before eventually tackling issues head-on and embracing inner peace.

Hold fast. – “Find a way”

Listen if you like CRUISR

A blank stare quickly passes to a Kit-Cat clock, looking frantically from left to right, before another transition finds a lone singer in an empty house in which he sings, “It’s been a year now since I left my house, and there’s no one here now, I’m all alone. Then the slow song explodes into a fast tempo as the guitar drives the track forward.

The Velvets – “Dark Horse”

Listen if you like Bad Waitress

“I am the dark horse,” says Demi Demitro in the opening sequence of the “Dark Horse” music video. True to the signature style of local attire, the video was shot in black and white, where it finds Demitro toiling on the beach sand before being transported to a spooky supermarket, then transported back and forth as she crawls along the floor. .

READ: The Velveteers conversation Nightmare Reverie and everything in between

Hailes Ghost – “Trash Can”

Listen if you like Ghostemane

A skeleton’s face moves erratically behind front inflated garbage bags Hailes Ghost emerges from the darkness to take center stage in the music video for “Trash.” Hailes Ghost approaches the mic as superimposed images of snakes and other creepy critters flash across the screen before the song’s frontman finds himself rolling in a pile of trash, declaring, “I don’t don’t try to waste my time.”

People Like Me – “Stay Together For The Dog”

Listen if you like Japanese breakfast

In the past, the natural evolution of a relationship saw couples settle down, buy a house and start a family. However, what this family looks like in modern society is a bit different. Today, this evolution can happen much faster. And for many members of the younger generations, rather than having children, starting a family means adopting a four-legged friend. people like me The latest single tackles what happens when a fast track to adopting a dog ends up short-sighted as the relationship is falling apart.

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