Fresh Sounds Podcast, Playlist & 11 Global Indie Song Reviews

FreshSounds Podcast
6 min readMay 15, 2022

Episode 84, May 13, 2022

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Welcome to episode 84 of the newsletter! It’s a Friday, so that means a new edition of the Fresh Sounds Podcast is fresh baked for you. Yes, Mark and Brendan are back with their usual five songs; four new and one from the dusty shelves of the Fresh Sounds Music Archive. Our playlists are back, too, so look for the big link button below!

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Now, on to the music!
The Lazy Eyes
“Fuzz Jam”
Released on April 21, 2022
Sydney, Australia

This week I decided to do something different with my six songs. They are all Australian bands, and what they all have in common. We start in Sydney with an amazing band that has knocked it out of the park with their new album, SongBook, they are The Lazy Eyes. Atwood Magazine calls the new album “explosive, colorful and nostalgic, adding the Aussie band deliver “a kaleidoscopic psych rock revue.” I couldn’t agree more with that description. This is “Fuzz Jam” and these are the super mod and awesome: The Lazy Eyes. -MB

Carly Rae Jepsen
“Western Wind” (single)
Released on May 6, 2022
School Boy/Interscope Records
Los Angeles, California

Next to LA, where we find the happy Cali transplant Carly Rae Jepsen, teaming up with Rostam Batmanglij who produced a gem here. This is a love song to California, Carly’s new home. The vibe here is pure 1990s chill, but I could take a whole album of it. In many ways, Rostam’s production…

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