Pet Door Show’s top independent & underplayed Bandcamp picks for April 2024

Hannah Werdmuller
7 min readApr 5, 2024

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It’s Bandcamp Friday!!!!! That means that every money that you spend today zoinks right into the pockets of the artists! Yay!

To help you figure out how to spend your dough, here’s a list of Bandcamp releases that I’ve played on the Pet Door Show (Thursdays 2–4pm Pacific / 5–7pm Eastern / 10pm-12am UK on Shady Pines Radio) since the last time I did one of these, by some of the most amazing hidden gems with under 2,000 instagram followers. Arranged alphabetically by artist full name, with social and purchase links provided!

Enjoy!

A

AdorePostcards/Stay Free
2-track released June 30, 2023, on Blowtorch Records.
Favorite track: Postcards
Dublin/Galway/Donegal, Ireland. Indie rock.

Allison Carlisle — There’s Hope
Holiday album released December 5, 2023.
Favorite track: White Christmas
Winston Salem, NC. Folk jazz.

Ames Harding & the MirageRain Won’t Fall
2-track released June 1, 2023.
Favorite track: Rain Won’t Fall
Pittsburgh, PA. Indie psych folk.

Ava MirzadeganDark Dark Blue
Album released November 3, 2023.
Favorite track: Dark Dark Blue
Philadelphia, PA. Folk.

B

Bad Luck PennyDaydreams
EP released April 7, 2023.
Favorite tracks: Three, and Keys and Rats
Austin, TX. Alt folk.

Bag of Cans We Are a Band
Album released June 9, 2023.
Favorite track: Spin Cycle
Norwich, England. Indie rock.

Barrdojour inouï
Album released November 16, 2023.
Favorite track: quand vient l’temps
Montréal, Canada. Indie folk.

BenediktWhy Are You Dreaming?
Album released April 28, 2023.
Favorite track: Why Are You Dreaming?
Oslo, Norway. Folk.

Bobby Harden & the Soulful SaintsBridge of Love
Album released May 12, 2023.
Favorite track: One Tribe
Brooklyn, NY. Soul.

Buds.Stop.
EP released September 8, 2023.
Favorite track: Medicinal Cathedral
Basingstoke, England. Alternative punk.

C

Canary RoomCanary Room
Album released November 17, 2023, on Bud Tapes.
Favorite track: Calla
Minneapolis, MN. Indie folk.

The Cash Box KingsOscar’s Motel
Album released March 17, 2023.
Favorite track: Down on the South Side
Chicago, IL. Blues.

Christine MelodyHONEST
Single released June 23, 2023.
Chicago, IL. Folk singer-songwriter.

ChuskupuraTikramuy
EP released August 4, 2023.
Favorite track: Kuytsaku
Quito, Ecuador. Kichwa folk.

Community CollegeSCHMOMCO
Album released April 14, 2023.
Favorite track: Xmas
Boston, MA. Indie alternative.

Creature PartyThoughts on File
Album released February 10, 2023.
Favorite track: Wild and Crazy
Portland, OR. Pop punk.

D

The Daisy ChainTake a Look at all the Houses
Album released November 17, 2023.
Favorite track: You Ain’t Playin’ With Me
Belfast, Northern Ireland. Alt country.

Daphne’s DemiseBedroom Window
Single released December 1, 2023.
Sarnia, Canada. Alt country.

Dave GuyFootwork b/w Morning Glory
2-track released March 20, 2024.
Favorite track: Footwork
Brooklyn, NY. Jazz.

Deejay SapsParallel Worlds
Album released August 7, 2023.
Favorite track: Parallel Worlds
Kolkata, India. Electronica.

Department of Creative AffairsI Wear My Leather Jacket at Christmas
Holiday single released December 16, 2023.
Naarm, Australia. Punk rock.

Dick DudleyDog Park EP
EP released January 8, 2023.
Favorite track: Salt
Cadi, Australia. Indie post punk.

DIPSFavour Drip
Single released November 4, 2023.
London, England. Hip hop.

Dog DoorEvery Door is a Dog Door
EP released December 1, 2023.
Favorite track: Fresh Peach Pie
Naarm, Australia. Indie rock.

Doghouse OrchestraAlways Late / Tennessee Waltz
2-track released July 14, 2023.
Favorite track: Always Late (With Your Kisses) (Lefty Frizzell)
Toronto, Canada. Country jazz.

Domi Edson TrioA Jazzy Hanukkah with the Domi Edson Trio
Holiday album released November 24, 2023.
Favorite track: Yimei HaChanukah
Denver, CO. Jazz.

E

Ead WoodA Sparkling Gift
EP released November 10, 2023.
Favorite track: Midlife
Bristol, England. Indie rock.

Emily RiceChristmas With You
2-track released December 8, 2023.
Favorite track: Please Give Me December
Tāmaki Makaurau, Aotearoa. Pop jazz.

Equal CreaturesEverything That Hurts
Album released March 1, 2024.
Favorite track: Check Engine Light
Atlanta, GA. Alternative rock.

ExtrasDuplicado
Album released October 27, 2023.
Favorite track: Hotel Italia
La Plata, Argentina. Indie rock.

F

FlexionalCoi Fioi
Album released May 19, 2023.
Favorite track: Non Ci Penso Piu (ft. Tomo Cezen)
Venice, Italy. Hip hop dub.

Forestry DivisionForestry Division
Album released August 25, 2023.
Favorite track: So Low
Pittsburgh, PA. Indie rock.

G

GipsonRivers of Babylon
Album released November 11, 2023.
Favorite track: Crimson Star (ft. Roman Norfleet)
Vallejo, CA. Hip hop.

The Guilty PartiesDecember 24, 1993 (Riverside)
Holiday single released December 1, 2023.
Riverside, CA. Ska punk.

H

HoneypuppyNymphet
Album released Jnuary 24, 2024.
Favorite track: Suck Up
Athens, GA. Rock.

I

Idrissa SoumaoroDiré
Album released September 22, 2023.
Favorite track: I djidja
Bamako, Mali. Desert blues.

J

Jerrika MighelleBe Brave
Album released July 7, 2023.
Favorite track: All the Time
Eau Claire, WI. Indie folk.

K

KEEKSMake You Sick
Single released February 2, 2024.
Portland, OR. Electropop hip hop.

Kennedy MannCrooked
Single released July 26, 2023.
Brooklyn, NY. Indie singer-songwriter.

Kim MobergThe Seven Fires Prophecy Suite for Humanity
Album released August 11, 2023.
Favorite track: The Third Fire: The River
Centerville, MA. Folk americana.

L

Lewis Barfoot*HOME
Album released November 17, 2023.
Favorite track: For You A St​ó​r
Cork, Ireland. Folk.
* Pet Door Show’s highlighted artist November 30, 2023!

lightheadedGood Good Great!
EP released October 13, 2023.
Favorite track: Orange Creamsicle Head
Long Branch, NJ. Jangle pop.

Lilli JoonDwelling
EP released September 15, 2023.
Favorite track: Rose Water Mint Dirt
Los Angeles, CA. Folk.

Lo Fives6 Songs
EP released November 7, 2023.
Favorite track: Trial By Fire
Portland, OR. Alternative post punk.

Local DerbyFiguring It Out
EP released November 10, 2023.
Favorite track: Bad Side
Naarm, Australia. Indie.

M

Margaret Tracteur* — L’heure du thé avec Margaret Tracteur
Album released February 17, 2023.
Favorite track: Yodel à plumes
Québec, Canada. Folk punk.
* Pet Door Show highlighted artist December 7, 2023!

Matriarchep2
EP released May 14, 2023.
Favorite track: Everything is Funny
Portland, ME. Indie.

MAYBELGloam
Album released October 27, 2023.
Favorite track: Long Road Ahead
Montréal, Canada. Folk.

N

Nick DeaneIlė Ife​̣​̀
EP released February 3, 2023.
Favorite track: X Man
St. Ann Parish, Jamaica. Electronica hip hop.

NiiAccident Prone
Single released June 9, 2023.
Leeds, England. Indie folk.

Nikita KorzounCount to Three
Album released May 22, 2023.
Favorite track: Count to Three
Tallinn, Estonia. Jazz.

No LonesomeCool Waters
Single released February 6, 2024.
Chicago, IL. Folk.

NORE*Alive and Well
Single released February 23, 2024, on Audiosport Records.
Tilburg, Netherlands. Indie.
* Pet Door Show highlighted artist February 29, 2024!

O

Only a VisitorDecay
Album released February 24, 2023.
Favorite track: What Does Waiting Mean
Vancouver, Canada. Art pop.

Over My Dead NameKobayashi Maru
Single released November 24, 2023.
Boise, ID. Alt folk.

P

Paint On ItTales From Another Star
Album released February 24, 2024.
Favorite track: Perfect Bottles
Richmond, VA. Indie rock.

the parkdemonstrations
EP released July 10, 2023.
Favorite track: sixteen candles
Columbia, MO. Indie.

PerolasMango
Single released December 9, 2023.
Naarm, Australia. Indie samba.

Perro Agradecido CumbiaFiesta En Jap​ó​n
Single released October 8, 2023.
Mexico City, Mexico. Alternative cumbia.

Phoebe TroupMiddlenite
Album released March 14, 2023.
Favorite track: Worm Dance
Norwich, England. Indie folk.

PleasantsGirl Like You
Single released March 6, 2023.
Mooro, Australia. Lo-fi punk rock.

POWER PANTSPP5
Album released January 5, 2024.
Favorite track: Outlaw
Winchester, VA. Punk.

R

Red Hill River / Paintbrush
2-track released October 19, 2023.
Favorite track: River
Meeanjin, Australia. Indie folk.

The Reverent MarigoldThe Comprehensive TRM Folk Song Box Set: 11+ Hours of Every Irish & Scottish Folk Song We Know, Comes With Bonus Art!
Album released December 25, 2023.
Favorite track: Bogside Doodle Bug
Tucson, AZ. Folk.

Rome IXLosing in Vain
Album released September 22, 2023.
Favorite track: Best of Me
Calgary, Canada. Soul.

Rubber TeaFrom a Fading World
Album released December 1, 2023.
Favorite track: Superhexacatalyst
Bremen, Germany. Art rock.

S

S. RaekwonSteven
Album due to be released May 3, 2024.
Favorite track: Steven’s Smile
New York City, NY. Indie R&B.

Sass N Harmony* — Strong Beautiful Wise
Album released May 27, 2023.
Favorite track: Sassafrass
Oakland, CA. Indie folk americana.
* Pet Door Show highlighted artists October 28, 2021!

Savannah HatfieldStay Soft
EP released February 5, 2023.
Favorite track: Words
Asheville, NC. Indie folk.

SloweWhere the Mind Wanders
Album released July 28, 2023.
Favorite track: Solar
Bristol, England. Folk neosoul.

Soft PlasticsSaturn Return
Album released March 31, 2023.
Favorite track: Easy to Forget
Te Whanganui-a-Tara, Aotearoa. Indie alternative.

Spud BugsSubstrate Vibrations
EP released April 26, 2023.
Favorite track: Swamp Riot
Cortland, NY. Folk punk.

.SSJ (Stephen Oduro and Samuel Uribe Botero) — Untitled (She Said)
Single released February 10, 2023.
Ann Arbor, MI. Alternative R&B.

T

Thee U.F.OBeaming a Moments Reflection
Album released March 1, 2024.
Favorite track: Surveyor
Dublin, Ireland. Psychedelic freak folk.

thera horrid whisper echoes in a palace of endless joy
Album released April 14, 2023.
Favorite track: 2 holidays
Philadelphia, PA. Alternative folk.

TombeauMusic Songs 2023
Album released September 21, 2023.
Favorite track: Vision
Wollongong, Australia. Alternative post punk.

TV Pole Shine…Tonight!
EP released December 2, 2023.
Favorite track: Shoot the Moon
New Orleans, LA. Funk jazz.

U

UhrSalathiel Harms
Album released August 24, 2023.
Favorite track: Ugly Children
Manchester, England. Post punk.

V

ValmyThe In Between
Album released September 15, 2023.
Favorite track: Wednesday
St. John’s, Canada. Folk.

Van Goat God’s On The Other Guy’s Side / Time Of Year
2-track released September 15, 2023.
Favorite track: God’s on the Other Guy’s Side
Oakland, CA. Swing punk.

Voidness & HLPIt’s Windy Again This Morning​/​The Short End (Digital Edition)
Album released September 1, 2023.
Favorite track: Flame (ft. Diffusive)
Virginia Beach, VA. Hip hop.

W

WayfairySabotage
Album released October 21, 2023.
Favorite track: Cactus Heart (Fuck Luther Burbank)
Oakland, CA. Folk punk.

Y

Yoni ArbelYou Should Know
Single released February 14, 2023.
Los Angeles, CA. Hip hop R&B.

Z

ZiibiwanHeroes (Last Words)
Single released September 1, 2023.
Tkarón:to, Canada. Indie neosoul.

That’s the end of the list! Well done! If you enjoyed this list, check out Pet Door Show’s top independent & underplayed Bandcamp picks for December 2023! And tune in to the Pet Door Show every Thursday, 2–4pm Pacific / 5–7pm Eastern / 10pm-12am UK on Shady Pines Radio.

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Hannah Werdmuller

Hannah Werdmuller:: frontperson of Django Moves to Portland / singer in Chonk! / Hosts the Pet Door Show on Shady Pines Radio, Thursdays 2-4pm (PST) / they/them