Fresh Sounds Podcast, Playlist and 11 Global Indie Song Reviews

FreshSounds Podcast
6 min readMay 7, 2022

Episode 83, May 6, 2022

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Welcome to episode 83 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!
Bolis Pupul
“Neon Buddha — Edit” (single)
Released on April 20, 2022
Because Music Records
Ghent, Belgium

Bolis Pupul has one of the underground hits of the year so far, in his album with Charlotte Adigéry, entitled Topical Dancer. It got a Best New Music from Pitchfork, and probably will be on a lot of hip year-end lists. But here, Bolis goes out on his own, and totally crushes a tune that could easily be a dance club hit this year. Play this one loudly! -BH

Melody’s Echo Chamber
“Where the Water Clears the Illusion”
Emotional Eternal
Released on April 29, 2022
Domino Recording Co. Ltd.
Aix-en-Provence, France

We head to the south of France and the wonderful Melody Prochet. She’s out with a new album that will be widely available on April 29 on the Domino Recording label. Melody’s Echo Chamber reminds me of an indie pop blend of Tame Impala and the Cocteau Twins. Prochet writes about her recently born daughter on her latest album on a track entitled “Alma.” I chose the song “Where the Water Clears the Illusion,” because it’s super…

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