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

Hannah Werdmuller
4 min readMay 3, 2024

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It’s Bandcamp Friday! That means that when you buy music on Bandcamp today, 100% of proceeds go to the artist! Yay!

On the Pet Door Show (Thursdays 2–4pm Pacific / 5–7pm Eastern / 10pm-12am UK on Shady Pines Radio) I exclusively play new music by awesome artists with under 5,000 instagram followers, from all over the world. As a result, I get to play a ton of really incredible independent and underplayed music by artists before they make their big break.

For Bandcamp Friday, I’d like to share some of my top hidden gem Bandcamp releases by artists with under 2,000 instagram followers that I’ve played on the Pet Door Show this month, arranged below alphabetically by artist full name.

Enjoy! Go buy some music!

A

Ahemaa Nwomkro — Yebre Ma Owuo
2-track released August 4, 2023.
Favorite track: Yebre Ma Owuo
Kumasi, Ghana. Folk highlife.

AldersonErinyes
Album released November 17, 2023.
Favorite track: Emerald Dew
Antwerp, Belgium. Indie folk.

Alek ReinGolden Montana
Album released April 19, 2024.
Favorite track: Spiral of Smoke
Lisbon, Portugal. Folk.

Anaïs ConstantinÀ pied ou en char
EP released February 23, 2024.
Favorite track: Mes ann​é​es 2000
Montréal, Canada. Indie folk.

Asha WellsTears Of A Clown
EP released February 2, 2024.
Favorite track: The Carousel
Oakland, CA. Alternative pop.

B

The Briefly GorgeousI’m Shy
EP released September 15, 2023.
Favorite track: Sidewalks
Minneapolis, MN. Indie alternative.

Bush LotusDans La Jungle
Single released August 13, 2023.
Winnipeg, Canada. Indie pop.

C

CanellaCan’t Make You Smile
Album released July 23, 2023.
Favorite track: Deja Vu
Albany, NY / Bogotá, Colombia. Indie rock.

Country RisquéDoe​-​Eyed Loverboys & Saints
Album released March 14, 2024.
Favorite track: Depression Drawer
San Francisco, CA. Alt country.

D

Dan Carr and the Cure for Asthma & toriendofstoryBar and Grill
Album released June 30, 2023.
Favorite track: Bongrips in the Park
Albany, NY. Indie alternative.

Dinosaur 94Songs We Can’t Play Live
EP released December 1, 2023.
Favorite track: Craziest Thing
Edinburgh, Scotland. Indie.

E

Endless ValleyThe Sun
Single released October 16, 2023.
Meeanjin, Australia. Psych rock.

F

Falcon JaneDirty Dog
Single released August 17, 2023.
Toronto, Canada. Alt country.

Florence AdooniUh-Ah Song
2-track due to be released May 10, 2024.
Favorite track: Uh-Ah Song
Zuarungu, Ghana. Frafra-gospel.

H

Hannah KaminerHeavy on the Vine
Album released January 5, 2024.
Favorite track: Irene (It’s a Big Old World)
Asheville, NC. Alt country.

I

Irnini MonsUne habitante touch​é​e par une m​é​t​é​orite
Album released April 26, 2024.
Favorite track: L’acteur
Lyon, France. Indie pop.

J

Jackie Brown JrThe 5th Annual Sunshine State Golf Tournament
EP released November 28, 2023.
Favorite track: Going Insane
Cadi, Australia. Indie soul hip hop.

JeaninesEach Day
EP released July 7, 2023.
Favorite track: What The Echoes Say
Brooklyn, NY. Indie pop.

K

Kid Mozes & SxlxmxnRuby Recluse
Album released December 11, 2023, on illsinceilleven.
Favorite track: New Tattoo (ft. Winston)
Portland, OR. Hip hop.

M

Marika ChristineSoft Like an Apricot
Album released May 26, 2023.
Favorite track: Music and Heart
San Francisco, CA. Indie folk.

Mock TudorsI Am Bozo
Album released September 6, 2023.
Favorite track: Bozo
Sheffield, England. Alternative punk.

mòs ensemblePets & Therapy
Album released March 22, 2024.
Favorite track: I Did
Ghent, Belgium. Indie jazz.

Muma Ganoush Tub
EP released August 25, 2023.
Favorite track: Come On
Naarm, Australia. Indie alternative.

O

Other VesselsEmpty Afternoon
EP released February 14, 2024.
Favorite track: Tangerine
Austin, TX. Alt country.

P

Polly and the PocketsLive to Love
Album released April 28, 2023.
Favorite track: Get Up!
Naarm, Australia. Indie post punk.

Puppy TeethBlack Honey
Single released December 6, 2023.
Edinburgh, Scotland. Indie alternative.

Q

The QuahogsTasteless
Album released October 15, 2023.
Favorite track: I Lost Myself
Providence, RI. Indie americana.

S

Sahra HalganHIDDO DHAWR
Album released January 29, 2024.
Favorite track: Sharaf
Hargeisa, Somaliland. Psych rock.

The Smashing TimesThis Sporting Life
Album released November 3, 2023.
Favorite track: Glorious Tales of Wes
Baltimore, MD. Indie pop.

T

TrikesTree
EP released May 31, 2023.
Favorite track: Left-Handed
Cleveland, OH. Rock.

V

VesselWrapped in Cellophane
Album released April 2, 2024.
Favorite track: Some Say
Atlanta, GA. Alternative rock.

W

Wonder 45Nothing’s Gonna Change
Single released February 28, 2024.
London, England. Soul.

X

Xavier AyyLeak
Single released March 5, 2024.
New York City, NY. Alt hip hop.

That’s the end of the list! If you enjoyed this selection, check out the Pet Door Show’s top independent & underplayed Bandcamp picks for April 2024. If you enjoy the Pet Door Show or my blogs, you can support me by buying me a coffee!

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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