New Colorado Music You Need to Know – June Edition
Welcome to our monthly Colorado New Music Series. Each month, we showcase five local musicians, five local music videos and five local songs. Go here to check out previous entries in the series. Are you an artist from Denver with some cool music that you would like us to listen to? Send to [email protected] for exam.
As summer approaches, it’s time to start organizing and updating your playlists for the warmer months of the year. Whether you’re looking for laid-back house beats to chill out while you sunbathe poolside or upbeat pop so you can dance the night away, this month’s roundup of new local music is sure to be sure to come in. have something for every playlist.
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Five upcoming local acts
Hear if you like Father John Misty
Whether it’s to pass the time at Wax Trax Records in Capitol Hill or to groove with his band Slugger, Gabriel Albelo always does something related to the local music scene. His latest endeavor comes in the form of a solo album, appropriately titled Gabriel Albelo.
Listen if you like Lane 8
While it’s been a while since the last release of electro-funk band Tnertle, fans of the local staple have much to be excited about with the release of a five-track EP from Tnertle founder and frontman Trent Campbell. The mellow melodies carry the house rhythms of the album as Campbell expertly layers textures to create a unique and distinctive sound.
Listen if you like Boris
After the release of their first pandemic-inspired EP, Wild resolution, The Denver band is stacking pennies, made a quick comeback with the release of their second EP, with good friends, earlier this year. Drawing on prog-rock and jazz influences, stacking pennies combines shoegaze melodies with contemplative lyrics inspired by personal experience.
Listen if you like Goldfrapp
Led by former American Idol contestant Claudia Garofalo, emerging pop group The Crush has recently gained the attention of locals. Following the release of their first album, Essential, Earlier this year, The Crush already received plays on local station 93.3 and is scheduled for a handful of concert dates throughout the summer.
Listen if you like Kaskade
Launched in 2019, Tanktok is an electronic solo project led by Arias Goldanloo, who you might recognize as the bassist for local band, Float Goat. While the solo project started a few years ago, Goldanloo burst onto the electronic scene with its first release in March 2020. Since then Tantok has been busy with record labels and preparing to release new music. later this year.
Five new local songs
Dame Denim – “Pixie Girl”
Listen if you like Hot Mulligan
Lady Denim’s 2021 debut release, “Pixie Girl” is a preview of the Fort Collins-based band’s upcoming EP, which was teased for release later this year. The Earth Day release is an upbeat, bubbly and charming single, just in time for all your summer playlists.
Tensas – “Beautiful bones”
Listen if you like Arlo McKinley
The first single to be released from folk artist Tensas’ debut album, “Lovely Bones” is a slow, dark song filled with longing and heartbreak. With the pinched notes of mandolin loan, a unique sound to the song, the instrumentation allows the lyrics to take center stage.
Giant Zero – “Shake Me”
Listen if you like Jimi Hendrix
The title track from Giant Zero’s latest album, “Shakes Me”, is a testament to all there is to love about rock ‘n’ roll. Combining electric guitar riffs with funky keyboard grooves, “Shakes Me” is a high intensity track that your toes will definitely want to tap.
Blake Shimoda – “Habits”
Listen if you like Benny Blanco
Exploring feelings of complacency, Blake Shimoda has all but stagnated with the release of his latest single, “Habits”. Showing a new vulnerability in his lyrics, the artist experiments with his typical RnB composition, teasing fans with a taste of what the future may hold for the burgeoning local artist.
John Statz – “What would you call that?”
Hear if you like Rodney Crowell
Reinventing a song from his last album, Up early, John Statz gives new emotion to his song “What would you call that?” with a recent acoustic release of the song. Deleting the song just for vocals and guitar, this recent release feels like one of Statz’s most intimate releases to date.
Five new local music videos
The Burroughs – “Zero-sum game”
Listen if you like Chaka Khan
Local band The Burroughs entered a blue period in their latest music video for “Zero Sum Game” – but that period is quickly replaced by an explosion of red and the drumbeat. Filmed impressively in one take on location at the Monfort Concert Hall in Greely, the video leaves Mary Claxton’s voice taking center stage.
Adrian Covarrubias – “Cherry Sprite”
Listen if you like BROCKHAMPTON
Voiced by local rapper Bhold, “Cherry Sprite” is an exciting new take on Denver-based multimedia production specialist and musician Adrian Covarrubias. The self-produced video begins with simple instructions from world-famous stoner Tommy Chong before the video moves on to a misty bedroom scene where we find Covarrubias with local model and poet Aubri Honey Marie.
IANxSOLO – “Road to nowhere”
Listen if you like Mac Miller
IANxSOLO hit the local music scene earlier this year with the release of his single “Road To Nowhere” and accompanying music video. The prelude to his first EP, Screen door, the video distorts reality, leaving viewers to assess the aspects of life that matter most.
Tejon Street Corner Thieves – “Greasy Coat”
Listen if you like Bridge City Sinners
A track from their recently released album Damaged goods, “Greasy Coat” is a cover of a classic bluegrass song by Colorado Springs-based group Tejon Street Corner Thieves. A song that is sure to lead to backing vocals at concerts, Tejon Street Corner Thieves’ version of “Greasy Coat” reinvents the classic into a timeless hit.
D-Trait – “Quarantine”
Hear if you like Baby Mane
A quarantine-inspired love song, “Quarantina” and accompanying video explore the feeling of finding someone special who made survival in 2020 a little easier. Preparing for the music’s return, local rapper D-Trait released the video with a special premiere at the Harkins Theater.