The beginning of every new year tends to bring a variety of emotions as people make fierce resolutions – whether or not they’re kept – and look optimistically toward the future. And yet all of this can mean that people get too caught up in what’s coming and don’t pay enough attention to what’s happening now.

Fresh Starts

This month’s Tapes playlist aims to bring listeners into the present with its collection of 10 fresh songs ranging in sound from experimental electronic to lo-fi alternative pop to grungy rock.

These songs make for a stunning start to 2020. Some artists are brand-new and others more experienced, but all 10 are talented: from Snarls’ fuzzy alt-pop jam “Marbles” to First Responder’s grungy and driving “Birds of Prey” to The Ah’s weird and warping “Watermelon Tears,” each song shines in its own way.

Listen to “Fresh Start” on Spotify below.

Originally published on Indientry on January 31, 2020.