July is seeing some great summer music surfacing, both from emerging and established artists in the indie vein. Here are a few noteworthy singles that ought to be on your radar this month.
THE MOWGLI’S “SAN FRANSICSCO”
California-based indie act The Mowgli’s have been gaining a lot of traction nationwide with their feel-good vibe. Their first label release Waiting for the Dawn released last month is currently sitting at Number 6 on the Billboard Heatseekers chart. This song, “San Francisco,” is one of the reasons why. I dare you to watch/listen and not smile. (You can read an interview MIMO did with The Mowgli’s here.)
GREGORY ALAN ISAKOV “SAINT VALENTINE”
The best indie-folk album not available for streaming (dangit), Gregory Alan Isakov’s The Weatherman is currently the number 3 top seller in the iTunes singer-songwriter category, right underneath the likes of Ed Sheeran and Jason Isbell. I had to dig a little bit for this one, but the song “Saint Valentine” is currently available to stream on Gregory’s Soundcloud account. The whole album is available on iTunes and CDBaby, and is definitely worth picking up. (Watch for a full review here soon.)
HONOR BY AUGUST “LAST CHANCE”
This one is just in the beginning stages of getting noticed, but it’s so good I can’t imagine it staying under people’s radars for long, and it’s good enough I felt I should put it on yours. This DC-based pop/rock band has seen airplay from this song on local radio as well as Sirius XM station “The Pulse,” and they will be touring this summer with Tony Lucca (according to the band’s website), which should get them even more exposure. The video for “Last Chance” below is the recently released acoustic version of the song (which is awesome in its own right). If you like what you hear, their album Monuments To Progress is currently available on iTunes.
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