I thoroughly enjoyed this quirky and honest submission which just happened to feature an impressive synthwave track (well, actually three). I liked the submission enough that you’re getting it verbatim – enjoy!

I’m Pete, but am going under the pseudonym Nightcycle on the internet. I’m a former Army Intel dude from the West Coast, currently working as a freelance software developer. I enjoy swimming, lifting weights, and reading non-fiction books about dragons. tweet

This song is called ‘Haunted Neighborhood’ and I want it to sort of be about anyone’s neighborhood. And that feeling of going back home after college to your parents house and being like, “Oh yeah, that’s where I ate shit trying to skateboard when I was 12” or whatever comes to mind. I made it with Polysix, Jupiter 8, and Phonec 2 synth VSTs in Ableton 9. tweet

Thanks a lot for your time, and even if it doesn’t get featured, I hope you like it. tweet

I do like ‘Haunted Neighborhood’, Pete and I think our listeners will like it and your other releases too! ‘Haunted Neighborhood’ will be making future appearances in my headphones while bicycling (Goonies style) or on my car stereo driving around town at night with the windows down trying to get as many people to hear it as I can.

Have a listen to ‘Haunted Neighborhood’ below (I just wish it didn’t have the hard cut at the end).

Yes! You’re getting more to feed your ears! ‘Gnarly Cult’ makes me think this is what New Order would have sounded like if they went more synthwave.

‘Wave Battle’ builds into a hyperactive state that could very well be used in a wave battle in a movie, but I think I prefer to think of a space battle instead.

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Aaron McMillan

Aaron is the Founder / Chief Editor and curator of Indie Underground. He was the Festival / Music Director for the 2017 Dundas Street Festival and the Music Director in 2016. He is scene builder / promoter for select events in London Ontario, Toronto, Canada, and Southwestern Ontario. When Aaron’s not working on Indie Underground, you’ll usually find him at a concert or DIY event. He’s a sucker for anything that glows in the dark and the company of his cat, Charlie. Watch for Aaron to make a return to DJing in 2018 when he will begin to mix Trance.