Fresh Sounds Podcast, Playlist & 11 Global Indie Song Reviews

FreshSounds Podcast
6 min readJun 15, 2022

Episode 88, June 10, 2022

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Now, on to the music!
“Alpha Zulu” (single)
Released on June 1, 2022
LOYAUTE/Glassnote Entertainment Group llc
Versailles, France

We start in Versailles, France with the French supergroup known as Phoenix. They are out with a new single, ahead of a global tour. The deep fake video to match up with this song is pretty awesome, it features classic art works with animations featuring the lyrics to the song. It’s pretty tongue and cheek. The single comes ahead of the release of a new album that they are finishing up in the studio. For now, we’ll take it and this new and very catchy indie pop song, here’s Alpha Zulu from Phoenix. -MB

Au Suisse (Morgan Geist and Kelley Polar)
“Savage” (single)
Released on June 1, 2022
City Slang Records
Wayne, New Jersey and Sullivan, New Hampshire

Next, to the US Northeast, where we find two long-time collaborators teaming up for a record that steps outside the genres of their past work to do something off-piste for both. Morgan Geist, the dance producer and former member of Metro Area, has…

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