Best New Music - Spring Edition
posted 04 Jun 2023 by Krister Axel
For the month of April and May we have a fantastic list of songs from artists like Indigo De Souza, Arlo Parks, & Hiss Golden Messenger.

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When you live in a place like I do with cold winters, and verdant summers, and a tourism season that seems to come and go so quickly, the whole concept of Spring really takes on a new meaning. I was so happy to see the snow going away in April, only to find May to be oddly chilly and a little bit disappointing. But here we are in June, and everything does seem to be coming together. The apple and pear trees have already bloomed, the wildflowers are in full swing, and the chickens are happy to be scrounging for bugs again. In two weeks from today, I will be leaving for Vietnam and then Europe, so the next update probably won't be until July. For now: the music is flowing, concert season is upon us, and I'm hearing some fantastic submissions from all around the world.

Here's a breakdown of the new pieces that were written this month, followed by a list of new songs below. As always, thanks for visiting, and thank you for supporting independent media.

Brooklyn Songwriter Combines Chamber Pop with Jazz and Soul. - Brittain Ashford: Hand Wringing/In The Wings

Sun, 04 Jun 2023 17:38:00 -0400
The arc of the story of our lives belongs to us alone.Read More

In Defense of Men Who Wear Clogs

Sun, 04 Jun 2023 12:11:00 -0400
For a whole day spent on your feet, there is almost no other choice.Read More

Introducing Olive Louise: Moroccan Oranges

Sat, 03 Jun 2023 17:00:00 -0400
This vibrant yet poignant folk confessional touches on themes of inner strength and the importance of family.Read More

Redemptive Electronic Music from Germany. - Christian Löffler x Mogli: Envy

Tue, 30 May 2023 12:13:00 -0400
A nuanced and immersive emotional journey through the darkness of interpersonal conflict.Read More

Introducing Little Misty: Windmill (Live at the Treehouse Music Collective)

Tue, 23 May 2023 13:43:00 -0400
A cinematic and easy-flowing combination of delicate and beautiful vocal harmonies with acoustic guitar and other roots-based cornerstones like banjo and double bass.Read More

Melbourne Indie Rocker Drops New Single. - Nat Vazer: Addicted to Misery

Tue, 23 May 2023 13:19:00 -0400
A buttery and slightly futuristic combination of hushed vocal tones and sparkling electric guitar.Read More

Nettwerk Debut: Harrison Storm - Warm A Cold Heart

Sat, 13 May 2023 11:33:00 -0400
Meets a folk driven-backbone of fingerpicking with a solid production aesthetic and the heart of a poet.Read More

Latest Tracks Added to CHILLFILTR Radio

Rufus Wainwright - Going To A Town (Featuring Anohni)
Rufus Wainwright - Harvest (Featuring Andrew Bird & Chris Stills)
Brittain Ashford - Trotter - 02 Hand Wringing-In the Wings
McKenna Esteb - So Pretty
Hiss Golden Messenger - Jump for Joy - 07 Nu-Grape
Meadowlark - Brainwashed
Margaret Glaspy - Echo The Diamond - 01 Act Natural
Phoebe Bridgers - Waiting Room
Arlo Parks - My Soft Machine - 03 Devotion
Arlo Parks - My Soft Machine - 04 Blades
Arlo Parks - My Soft Machine - 07 Pegasus Ft. Phoebe Bridgers
Pink Birds - Mother
Love Crumbs x Cloudbelly - Vacant Dream
Anna Tivel - The Good Fight
The National - First Two Pages of Frankenstein --- 5 Tropic Morning News.aiff
The National - First Two Pages of Frankenstein --- 3 New Order T-Shirt.aiff
The National - First Two Pages of Frankenstein --- 10 Your Mind Is Not Your Friend.aiff
The National - First Two Pages of Frankenstein --- 7 The Alcott.aiff
Christian Löffler - Envy (feat. Mogli)
Brittain Ashford - Trotter - 03 Hold on Tight
Brittain Ashford - Trotter - 01 Could’ve Done You Better
Olive Louise - Moroccan Oranges
Krister Axel - Still Feels Broken
Harrison Storm - Warm A Cold Heart
Indigo De Souza - You Can Be Mean
Pink Birds - Crawling Down the White Line
Old Sea Brigade - Stayed Up Late (SCayos & Annie Elise Remix) -Sunset Version
BADBADNOTGOOD - Can't Leave The Night
Jenn Grant feat. Bahamas - All Of This Time
Joseph - The Sun
EarthPercent Earth Day Artists - Gabrielle Aplin - Make It Better
Julian Taylor - Beyond The Reservoir - 10 100 Proof
CHROMA - Don't Mind Me - 01 Don't Mind Me
Samia - Maps (Yeah Yeah Yeahs Cover)
Bailen - Nothing Left To Give

About the Author


Krister Bjornson Axel

Ogdensburg, New York

Paris, France. Madison, Wisconsin. Los Angeles. Ashland, Oregon. Ottawa. I write music, I write about music, and I write code. See also: photography, prose, podcasting. I have 1 gorgeous wife, 2 amazing kids, and many interests.

Recent Awards: 2020 ND (Photo) Honorable Mention, 2020 Accenti Writing Contest Finalist