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The MIX July 2023: Matthew and the Atlas, Evangeline, and Cucamaras

The Mix is a snapshot of three songs representing different genres of music that OMI would like to get on our follower's radar. Of course, if you’d like a deep dive into the music we love you can listen to our Spotify playlist New Indie Music.

Neighborhood by Evangeline

Los Angeles-based artist Evangeline has an absolute gem with “Neighborhood.” The soulful stroll implores a crossed lover to “walk around the neighborhood” because it will “do us both some good.” The vocals are enthralling, and this is about as chill as a tune can get. I can’t ignore the video, and you shouldn’t either. The visual of Angeline casually walking through a neighborhood with a brilliantly cooperative pig (yes, the animal sort) is noteworthy. Get “Neighborhood” on your summer playlist!

Cotton Wool by Cucamaras

The fellas from Nottingham are keenly aware of the sounds emerging from Great Britain over the last decade. You can feel the various influences in their music. The nice thing is that they have managed to hang onto something that is uniquely Cucamaras. “Cotton Wool” is an unrushed bit of prowess that draws you in and reveals something new with each listening. OMI fans will hear elements we have celebrated in bands like the Vistas, Yard Act, and The Great Leslie. But the lovely part is that Cucamaras never succumbs to imitation. “Cotton Wool” remains distinctive and is a great song to get on your alt/indie/post-rock playlist. After you do that check out the band’s new EP Buck Rogers Time. This is a band to keep an ear on.

Nineteen by Matthew and the Atlas

Always good to get news of a new Matthew and the Atlas song. “Nineteen” is a reflective tune with all the elements that create a superb melancholy. The opening instrumentation has a Tracy Chapman feel while the vocals channel classic Marc Cohn. Matthew and the Atlas is a project by English singer/songwriter Matt Hegarty. Add “Nineteen” to your playlist and then close your eyes and wrap yourself up in this tune.


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