Psymun: heartsick

Sometimes, all we need is a chill mood setter to go with those introspective moments. The enigmatic Psymun‘s the guy for the job. At only 21 years old “who smokes crack everyday”, he’s definitely on a creative high (got the pun?) as his sixth EP just rolled out last December.

Snow Mantled Love: conversations

We’re not really critical of people who aren’t afraid to get mushy, as long as they can back it up with a riveting playlist. One good suggestion is the newest release by Ontario-based band Snow Mantled Love, entitled conversations.

Karma Tree: Always Near

A ‘Karma Tree’ is springing up, and it offers a lot of goodies. Swedish band Karma Tree is serving us up a plateful of tunes (really, a stunning 13 tracks) via its latest release, Always Near. They’re keeping it fairly simple with a squeaky-clean brand of experimental pop-rock — both accessible and eclectic at the same time.

Diamond Nights: Irrational Fears

It was really unexpected of Diamond Nights to concoct a beautiful combination of the acoustic and ambient genres, but when they did, boy, it was magic. The Melbourne-based band are bringing grit to their second EP release, Irrational Fears, a superbly raw affair released just this year.

North End: Cognoscere

If you don’t know which way to go, you might want to try heading to the ‘north end’. Excuse the pun, but rock music never sounded so good without vocals as North End‘s newest release, Cognoscere. As the Latin word for “to know” or “to learn”, the 20-minute EP definitely serves as a solid introduction for the act’s first-time listeners.