Birds Are Better, Factheory, Things That Fly, and more great stuff for you to enjoy!

This is 9Albums/EPs You Should Liste To Week 20, every week I pick 9 albums/EPs recently released by unknown artists that I share with you, I enjoyed all, so I want to invite you to give the a chance and listen to them. The album of the week is Birds Are Better with his album “The Island – Part One”, the Factheory present their brand new EP “The Day (Ok Lion! Remix) and I have a wonderful debut for an old friend of the blog Heidi Serwer and her brand-new project Things That Fly.

Birds Are Better "The Island - Part One" artwork

I appreciate you for showing some love to these artists, streaming these albums is a really cool way to help this artist, remember to give them a follow, a + (Spotify), and a heart (social media), you might already know it but I have to say it: you rock! Waste no more time and let’s get to it!



1.- It is my absolute pleasure to be talking about Norwegian indie folk star Stian Fjelldal’s work once again! And this time around, we get to hear the full album from his Birds Are Better project and spoiler alert: it is good. The album, titled The Island – Part One features the lovely “Seven in the Morning” as the opening track and explores Stian’s sound further. Also present as a part of his full-length debut are the previous singles “Super Highway” and “Marigold”, as well as seven brand new tracks. You can keep reading our review here.

2.- Belgian band Factheory presented their brand new EP: The Day (OK Lion! Remix). A four-track collection of electro-pop / dark wave and industrial elements, all remixed by Stéphane Devillers of the Brussels group OK Lion! You can keep reading our review here.

3.- Who says indie rock is reserved for the young and angsty? Karen Salmon and Heidi Serwer, the middle-aged moms behind Things That Fly, are here to shatter expectations. In six tracks, Heidi Serwer and Karen Salmon ramp up the distortion on their folk-rock roots to crush any notion that middle-aged moms can’t throw a party. They flirt, admire, cry foul, and bounce through radio-ready tunes about their (innocent?) obsessions. They also seize on soul-crushing truths–like “loneliness sucks” and “humans can treat each other badly.” Why? To seek clarity and freedom.

4.- STR^NGE debut album “Let’s Leave the Greyhounds in the Slips”. In their own words: “Unsigned and maybe even unsignable, we’ve spent the past few years writing songs that we’d want to listen to. Every track on this EP has been meticulously created and built upon over years of work. It’s an attempt to evoke as many emotions as possible in fifteen minutes.”

5.- Apewards is a stoner/blues rock power trio from Marburg, Germany. The three experienced musicians found each other in 2012 while studying and immediately became the loudest band in town. “Akrasia” was recorded on tape and mixed entirely on an analog console at the unique Studio Red Roof Loftsound. The direct-to-tape approach of Producer Matt Korr (Daily Thompson, Knights of the Realm) and the sparse use of overdubs allowed Apewards to fully focus on their live sound, bringing the core of the band to the center.

6.- Dutch bassist and singer Daniel de Boer was able to realize his dream of composing and recording his own album while attending Berklee Valencia. His music is an eclectic mix of cultures and styles that come together in the pop idiom. Music that is in short: world pop. His debut album Out of Shadows features musicians from more than sixteen different countries, and instruments like oud, diatonic accordion, oriental percussion, and lyra are part of the album’s unique and powerful sound.

7.- The Amanda Emblem ExperimentPower of One” Can one person make a difference? Maybe you will! “Power of One” is a statement about the state of the world today and the humans who inhabit it. This is music for the thinkers and dreamers, designed to wake up and inspire the conversations we should have sooner, rather than later. A song with a message that soothes the senses.

8.- YoulogyDemo22” Filled with tastes of shoegaze, raw sound, and moody energy, Demo22 takes you on a journey that you can either paint the story for, or immerse yourself in as the main character.

9.- Troost “Neon Dream” in his own words: “I am a Brooklyn-based multi-instrumentalist music producer. I just wanted to create a chill but almost melancholy EP.”

I hope not only you can enjoy these artists but also remember to support them, streaming and sharing their work that obviously you can find in the Playlist Less Than 1,000 FollowersFresh SinglesIndie OnlyAlterindie State of MindFemale Rising Stars12 New Songs This WeekChill – Folk – AcousticDebut Bands (Off The Radar)Sickest & DopestTake It Easy, and Unknown but Essentials!

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Here is a guide (Playlist) with one track from each of the albums presented in this round-up:

If you enjoy any of these tracks don’t forget to give it a green heart when you’re on Spotify and add it to your favorite playlist, this little action not only saves the track on your music library but also will help the artist, you know that the name of the game for us is “support”, thank you!!!


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