Fresh Sounds Podcast, Playlist & 11 Global Indie Song Reviews

FreshSounds Podcast
6 min readMay 1, 2022

Episode 82, April 29, 2022

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Welcome to episode 82 of the newsletter! It’s a Friday, so that means a new edition of the Fresh Sounds Podcast is piping hot out of the oven. 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!
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Kikagaku Moyo
“Cardboard Pile” (single)
Released on April 11, 2022
Guruguru Brain Records
Tokyo, Japan

We start in Tokyo with the Japanese psychedelic rock band Kikagaku Moyo. It’s a new song, and it’s also on the band’s fifth and final album. Before calling it quits, the Japanese band is releasing Kumoyo Island. This one starts on with a heavy guitar build right from the top, and then the song pivots into an entirely different vibe with a whole lot of trippy, psychedelic folkish energy. This is my personal cup of tea, it’s different, interesting and I love the warm, echoey vocals, over a wonderful suite of sounds. This is “Cardboard Pile,” and they are Kikagaku Moyo. -MB

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Pusha T
“Just So You Remember”
It’s Almost Dry
Released on April 22, 2022
Def Jam Recordings, a division of UMG Recordings, Inc.
Virginia Beach, Virginia

Next, I am pleased to say that former Clipse rapper Pusha T is back with his usual blend of hard-as-a-rock cocaine rap, over a musical backing produced by Kanye West. The performance from Pusha T is full of…

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