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Jordan Esker & the Hundred Percent are back with their new EP, Normalcy. The four track bundle is described as soft rock but after a quick listen, it’s quite easy to hear why attempting to classify their sound is rather futile. JE & the 100% clearly are making music with no holds barred and frankly, it’s refreshing to hear.

Lithuanian project Roe Deers is comprised of Liudas and Oskaras, two close friends who have released on the likes of Magic Feet, Omnidisc and Nein Records. Their new release is entitled “Fade Away” and will be released by French label La Belle Records on October 6th.

Vocals on the EP comes from Berlin-based Curses, who you all should know as the dark and romantic moniker of New Yorker Luca Venezia who mixes italo, electronic music and rock and roll into thrilling new sounds.

We can premiere the B-side track “To the End” which is a wild ride of clever effects, metallic hits and wobbly bass to create a dark and energetic stomper.

I’ve become a pretty big fan of Thoreau over the past few months. He’s shown his stylistic versatility on multiple occasions and his newest rework of Paramore‘s ‘Misery Business‘ is a clever spin on what was a guilty personal favorite of mine back in 2007. Hayley Williams has such a powerful and charismatic tone to her voice and Thoreau has thankfully left the original vocals relatively untouched, choosing rather to present an intricately diverse bed of instrumentals for them to rest on. You can snag your copy here.

Vocalist and producer Nicky Blitz dropped a new EP earlier this month that can best be described as new wave rockabilly. His songs will send you flashbacks of weirdo house parties and legendary prom nights. They’re as elegantly designed as a vintage suit and as liberating as ripping it off. The last few years have seen Nicky writing for some of pop’s biggest names including Miley Cyrus and Icona Pop, and his “Hawk” EP is his first full solo effort.

One of the greatest power ballads ever made, “November Rain” is a favorite track of Swedish duo Korallreven. In their hands the epic track with a pretty spectacular guitar solo is instead filled with trancey synths and glittering arpeggio keeping it on the epic side of things.