Undiscovered Indie Pop Gems – Slower Power, Mokita, Wolftrap

Slower Power is a whole vibe with their new single Play The Part.  An entrancing tempo palette with dynamic appeal offers progressive drama effectively.  Micro doses of the iconic drop push and pull at your interpretive dance off, as the drums fade then reappear throughout, offering an emphatic climax after the teasing build utilized throughout.  

It’s finest trait is it’s envious hook with lyrical clues that tie this transplant anthem together.  “And you won’t be satisfied in California, I could’a warned ya.”  With repetitive wisdom they wind you into their catchy web.  A proper hook that effectively delivers.  Pop potential with an indie soul, we hear innovative pop elements that should connect with fans of King Princess and Caroline Polachek.  

Hear Play the Part now on our Best New Indie Playlist.

We got lost in the infectious appeal of High, the new single from Mokita.  This is the intellectually superior pop music we’re drawn to.  We admit there’s been a lot of it over the past 10 years.  We champion evolutions in modern pop that reclaim its ability to be smart.  Frankly, the last 20 years make the 90s look dumb.  

Modern pop also reclaims the infectious appeal of 80s pop.  It’s a sort of retrofuturism, disregarding the 90s and continuing where the 80s left off with new sonic tools.  

Mokita offers an instant classic with his breakout High.  We hear some of the underground production treats known to Banks and FKA Twigs with the mainstream smart melodic presence of Zayn and Post Malone.  It’s an instant hit that indie kids won’t hit.  We can dig it. 

Hear High now on our Best New Indie Playlist.  

Wolftrap caught our attention with their new single Ghost Girl.  The single is vintage catchy.  It showcases an indie heart with a classic spirit.  This is how we imagine Fleetwood Mac might have sounded if produced by Dan Auerbach.  The singers compliment each other with polar traits that blend elegantly.  Like the aforementioned Mac and Black Keys, its a proper indie offering that could crossover into mainstream success.  It’s upbeat with swagger and attitude, and some punk influence in the female lead. 

Her voice updates the production in the same manner that an effected instrument can transform the entire presentation.  The male lead sets a solid foundation for her to frolic around, and offers a chance to mix her into the music to accentuate her voices song altering affect.  The LA based duo breaks through with a proper collab that enhances their best features while simultaneously expanding their assumed limitations.  That means straight up hits with radio potential.  Already earning some solid festival invites and rubbing with industry elites, it’s just a matter of time. 

Hear Ghost Girl now on our Best New Indie Playlist.  


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