VIDEO VIEWS BY JC: RARE AMERICANS - MILK MAN

The punk storytellers known as Rare Americans aren’t American at all. Vancouver bro duo Jared and James Priester with friend guitarist Lubo Ivan have dubbed themselves “crooked and catchy.” They claim to see the world on a tilt, cheering on characters that choose to live life far off the straight and narrow. Taking inspiration from the alt bands of yesteryear, they sound like an energetic lovechild between 90’s ska and street punk, landing somewhere next to genre defying contemporaries Twenty One Pilots.

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VIDEO VIEWS BY JC: IYLA - FLOWERS

iyla doesn’t want an apology. Maintaining some uncomfortable eye contact on the stairs of a doll house while sporting a comically large rose as a hat is the as-of-yet relatively unknown siren iyla. The camera creeps toward her with eerie precision when a horror score breaks the stillness and she’s barfing daisies with impressive projection. Before you can say “exorcist, please,” a delicate trip hop beat surfaces under her soft vocals, and a barrage of pastel images bombard the eyes.

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TOP DOWNLOADS AND MOST ACTIVE INDIES - WEEK OF AUGUST 6TH, 2019

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