Stuff by: Steven Ward

Poolside x DRAMA
Poolside & DRAMA remember the invincibility of youth on “I Feel High”

A woozy celebration of the perceived invincibility of youth, “I Feel High” is a buoyant jam and a perfect collaboration between the daytime disco of Poolside and the duo DRAMA. Transforming Poolside’s normally laid back, floating disco melodies into a jumpier, dance-ready track, “I Feel High” is an ecstatic ode to life and the “sometimes […]

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Jordana
Jordana finds epiphany and closure on”Something to Say to You”

Briskly independent and gushingly intimate, Jordana‘s sophomore album Something to Say to You thrusts you head-first into the mind and world of its creator. Stepping outside of the bedroom-pop she’d so comfortably slipped into on her first album, the songs on Something to Say to You have grown with Jordana, their thematic breadth matching their […]

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Someplace, Somewhere share lyric video for hopeful anthem “When this is over”

Someplace, Somewhere, the project of singer/songwriter Niko Burciaga, has shared a stunning new video for his single “When this is over.” A melancholic track that surges on the tenderest of hopes, “When this is over” is an aptly timed single that wraps up all the angst that has come with a year of isolating oneself […]

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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
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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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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DeathbyRomy
DeathbyRomy shares concussive new song “Come And Play With Me” for the film “Promising Young Woman”

DeathbyRomy has shared “Come And Play With Me,” her discordant rock anthem and contribution to the soundtrack of the upcoming film Promising Young Woman, written/directed by Emerald Fennell. A blend of heady-industrial atmospherics and grinding rock, it’s no surprise that both DeathbyRomy and Fennell bonded over their love of Nine Inch Nails deep-cuts, as the […]

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Cautious Clay gets lost in the lies we tell ourselves on “Dying In The Subtlety”

Cautious Clay has debuted the second single from his highly-anticipated debut album in the form of “Dying In The Subtlety,” along with a music video that features a cameo from actor Jason Statham (kind of …). Directed by Haoyan of America and shot around Cautious Clay’s home in Crown Heights, Brooklyn — the video for the […]

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Meg Myers
Meg Myers surprises with two new powerful EPs

With so many artists under quarantine and unable to tour, many have been pretty industrious about creating — but none have been quite as prolific as Meg Myers, who has just announced the release of not one, but two new EPs. Thank U 4 Taking Me 2 The Disco and I’d Like 2 Go Home Now were […]

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Kid Bloom
Kid Bloom tries to see the upside on his buoyant new single “Hold In, Hold On”

Kid Bloom is doing his best to inject as much positivity via your eardrums with his newest single, “Hold In, Hold On.” A deliriously catchy track that rollicks forward on woozy guitar riffs and a buoyancy that keeps it bobbing around in your head long after it’s done playing. The song follows the release of […]

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