Monthly Archives: December 2020

best new songs of the year
Part 3 & 4 of The Best Indie & Underground Songs of 2020

Clocking in at 246 300 songs, our Best New Songs of the Year playlist just keeps getting better. This is part 3 of our feature. You can find parts 1 & 2 (songs of the year) here. Just like part 1 and 2 Best New Songs of the Year, part 3 focuses on new tracks […]

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best indie songs of the year 2020
The Best Indie & Underground Songs of 2020 — Part 1 & 2

2020 was an unforgettable year, and so was the music that came out of it; featuring Arlo Parks, Empress Of, Death Valley Girls, Serena Isioma, Doja Cat, Goth Babe, Torii Wolf and more. If there was a definite light in 2020, it was the music that came out of it. Holed up inside, artists endlessly […]

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Serena Isioma’s Newest EP “The Leo Sun Sets” is an empowering journey of self

Serena Isioma’s newest EP ‘The Leo Sun Sets’ is a striking declaration of identity, independence and youthful exuberance. The young Chicago native evokes a strong willed narrative that encompasses all the moods and emotions of her journey as a human. From the opening track “King,” a tune full of enigmatic prowess to the painfully honest […]

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Mike Campbell Joins Starcrawler for Cover of “I Need To Know,” Recorded for Tom’s 70th Birthday Bash

The old guard of rock and roll is not dead. Starcrawler has established itself as a band with venomous teeth, ready to infect any and everyone at their rowdy live shows. Now they are ready to merge their legacy with one of the greatest acts of all time. Starcrawler joined forces with Mike Campbell, an […]

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Moses Sumney x Little Dragon
Moses Sumney and Little Dragon collaborate on sublime ballad “The Other Lover”

Moses Sumney and Little Dragon, a match made only in our most heavenly fever-dreams, have finally joined forces on a song. The result? A sublime, instrumental-led ballad title “The Other Lover” that captures the limitless breadth of both singer’s vocal abilities, as well as their heart-wrenching harmonies. Soothing to the point of tears, the song’s […]

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Cherry Glazerr shares pulsating new jam “Rabbit Hole”

Los Angeles-based Cherry Glazerr, the kinetic rock band led by Clementine Creevy, has shared a new single in the form of “Rabbit Hole.” A jittery and melodic collision of pulsating synths and anxious percussion, the song is about desperately trying to find yourself again after losing yourself in trying to change for the sake of […]

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Black Pistol Fire at El Rey Theatre
Black Pistol Fire share ‘homemade’ live video for “Temper Temper”

If you’re missing live music and that feeling you get from a rock show, we highly suggest you hit play on Black Pistol Fire’s new live video for single “Temper Temper.” The rippin’ footage was filmed in the band’s hometown of Austin, Texas. While it’s not a full on live concert performance, it sure did […]

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Christmas Gold, 2020 — A mix of cool Christmas music feat. indie, punk and classic jingly jams

Our annual Christmas Gold playlist makes its return featuring all the dope jingly jams to get you through this quarantine holiday. This is not your basic Christmas music; featuring Christmas songs from your favorite indie acts, punk bands, lesser known artists, and of course all the warm & fuzzy classics we all know and love. […]

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On debut "Luca" Alex Maas reconciles fatherhood with a fear of a world on fire
On debut “Luca” Alex Maas reconciles fatherhood with a fear of a world on fire

There is a restless and anxious tenderness that sits at the center of Luca, the debut album from Alex Maas of The Black Angels. The album borrows its name from Maas’ firstborn child, born in 2018, and is one of the catalysts for the album’s inception. But many of the songs on Luca go back […]

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Jenny Lewis & Serengeti Break up Stay-At-Home Blues to Release New Collaborative Tunes

Los Angeles musician Jenny Lewis and Chicago based rapper Serengeti, after two years of friendship and trading banter, have come together to release the experimental, atmospheric new single “Unblu.” “Unblu,” the first release of Lewis and Serengeti’s collaboration, is a cerebral pulsing of emotion and untethered thought. It’s slow, melodic beat winds and pounds out […]

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Patricia Sanchez |