Premiere: “June” by Banfi

Bright, catchy guitar pop in a rounded-corner 1.33:1 aspect ratio

“You need to breathe, honey,” Joe Banfi, frontman of London three-piece band Banfi, urges in their latest music video. A flaming rose and scenes of a dancing heroine splice up moments of straightforward band performance visuals—all of which end up saturated in singular moments of red, green and blue light. Filmed in the round and in a nostalgic, rounded-corner 1.33:1 aspect ratio, the video underscores …

Carly Rae Jepsen: Runaways

Master of pop music Carly Rae Jepsen has released what appears to be a track she wrote for the animated film “Leap!” (for which she also offered the excellent “Cut to the Feeling”). “Runaways” isn’t like most of her previous tunes. Rather than embracing upbeat, glittery pop sensibilities, it’s a piano-based ballad about leaving everybody and everything behind… until your existence is wrapped up in …

Superorganism: Something For Your M.I.N.D.

Perhaps it’s the fact that the band members are split between Maine and London that has offered new indie-pop group Superorganism such playful, exploratory depth. Debut track “something for your M.I.N.D.” warbles and bops along with incredibly catchiness. There’s a lot of mystery surrounding who’s in the band but it’s safe to say this track will place them on the musical map.