It’s Friday, and it’s time for some fresh finds! Every Friday, Popternative features new music from a variety of genres to kick off your weekend. To be featured in Fresh Music Fridays, please send an e-mail to

The Vaughns (Alternative/Indie)
The Vaughns, which consists of Anna Lies and Ryan Kenter, have just dropped their new EP, rom-coms & take-out via Equal Vision Records. The three-track EP features their latest single “Raina”. The duo took quarantine as an opportunity to write music while being inspired by a variety of genres.

Heather Rivas (Electro Pop)
The Los Angeles-based queer artist has released her new song “Think of Me”. Rivas is known for her genre-blending music inspired by the eclectic music scene that thrives in her hometown.

ØPALS (Alternative Pop)
Alternative pop artist ØPALS releases their uplifting single “Middle of the Night.” The song was written with the intention of becoming the best version of yourself, and reflects their battle with bipolar disorder, depression, and anxiety.

Anna Shoemaker (Indie Pop)
26-year old Anna Shoemaker is sharing a new remix of her single “Feels Like,” done by 1 Trait Danger, the satirical electronic side project of Car Seat Headrest’s Andrew Katz. On the new “Feels Like” remix, 1 Trait Danger infuses Shoemaker’s slow-burning indie-pop track with pulsating electro production, elevating the single into the perfect “crying-in-the-club” banger. Stream/download here.

Yellow Trash Can (Alternative)
Portland-based duo Yellow Trash Can is defining their music genre with their new single titled “Hey Crazy”. The duo consists of multi-instrumentalist Jason Navarrette and Sony ATV songwriter Jitta On The Track. They describe their sound as “a marriage of pop, alternative rock, hip-hop, and disco.”

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