Here’s our indie rock playlist for July 2023, featuring the best in independent rock and punk music:
School is out, people are starting to take their vacations, so let this be your soundtrack to good times and eased minds with our indie rock playlist for July 2023. Here are a few tracks I’d like to highlight:
Blue Eternal (Said the Sky, Motion City Soundtrack) – Motion City Soundtrack sounds as good as they ever have (at least lead vocalist Justin Courtney Pierre does) when teaming up with Said the Sky on a fresh offering and twist of Motion City Soundtrack’s sound. I mentioned to a friend if MCS put out a new record and this song was an early taste of what to expect, I’d be excited for what’s to come.
All We Want (Public Access T.V.) – A laid back and very catchy groove, Public Access T.V.’s “All We Want” sounds like it would be right at home in a John Hughes movie.
That’s Physics, Baby (Pool Kids) – I love the vocals on the music from Pool Kids, like a chiller Hop Along, and they just make catchy hooks and riffs like those showcased on their “That’s Physics, Baby”.
You Ever Get Punched in the Face for Talking Too Much? (Look Mexico) – Emo meets Nashville with a great acoustic guitar riff and some lovely slide guitar is the best way to describe Look Mexico’s meandering in the best way possible “You Ever Get Punched in the Face for Talking Too Much?” and it’s far and away my favorite tune from band from Tallahassee, Florida.
Better on Drugs (Jim Bryson) – Every now and then it’s a lyric which sticks with me. Typically it has to pair well with its delivery to be truly memorable as is the case with Jim Bryson’s “Better on Drugs”.
Empty Threat (Kathleen Edwards) – I could say the same thing about Kathleen Edwards’ “Empty Threat”. It’s a very catchy hook and memorable lyric, and a clever one which makes me smile when combined with the titular “Empty Threat” line. Great tune.
quitter (Sydney Sprague) – One of many great songs from Sydney Sprague’s “maybe I will see you at the end of the world” record. Lots of great dynamics and changes on the record, as in this song.
I Can’t Feel (My Body) (Ally Evenson) – Great production on Ally Evenson’s “I Can’t Feel (My Body)” which takes you on an adventure of vulnerability through to the emotional ending.
Loser (Hunny) – Simple tune in structure just centered around a good hook on Hunny’s “Loser”, and sometimes that’s all you need.