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Hot Artis Alert: Junior Mesa shares two new, woozily catchy songs created in quarantine

Hailing from Bakersfield, CA and just 20-years-old, singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Junior Mesa has pieced together his sound watching and listening to the likes of Ella Fitzgerald and Jimi Hendrix. His two new singles, “Losing My Grip” and “Creep,” slows down the pace at which Mesa wants people to consume music–specifically his music–hoping as he does […]

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Artist Spotlight: Tunde Olaniran

Holding out for a Hero? Tunde Olaniran Comes to Save the Day Hailing from Flint, Michigan, Tunde Olaniran is an adept singer whose range seems boundless. They have been known to quickly change from heavenly falsetto to gruff hip hop bars on a dime. Their thematically-rich 2018 record Stranger supplied plenty of varying rhythms to […]

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Support Los Angeles Artist EE Beyond, donate towards her cancer treatment #BeyondCancer

In November 2018, Grimy Goods had the honor to premiere a refreshing R&B single from local artist Elaine Faye, aka EE Beyond. Called “Dreamer’s Howl,” the song is actually remarkably quiet, mostly acoustic in sound, with the lyrical vigor of a burgeoning musician who is dedicated to her truth. As relevant as that single remains, […]

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H.E.R. Shares Powerful New Protest Song “I Can’t Breathe”

Bay Area native H.E.R. makes police brutality and systemic racism the subject of her powerfully moving new single, “I Can’t Breathe.” Debuted earlier this month on iHeartRadio’s Living Room Concert series, the song has been released with a music video online. With “I Can’t Breathe,” H.E.R. commands attention from across the nation, making sure we […]

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Press Play: With a soothingly sweet voice, Arlo Parks captures the complexity of life

Capturing the complexity of life, London based musician Arlo Parks pens a universal narrative with her music. Though she’s just emerged onto the music scene, Parks writes with astounding clarity and has a keen sense of perception. Singing about all that she observes and feels from the beauty we find in little moments to the […]

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Drive-In Concerts Coming to Orange County with Los Lobos and Mariachi El Bronx at Oak Canyon Park

If you read Grimy Goods, you must be missing live music as much as we are. Music is what brings us joy, and that is why we all live this music lifestyle. The coronavirus quarantine may have shuttered the live music and event industry, but it will not be permanent. We will safely get back […]

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Press Play: 10 Black LGBTQ Singers, Rappers & Bands You Need To Listen To

In celebration of Pride Month, we’re highlighting some of our favorite Black LGBTQ artists and bands. From the angelic voice of Moses Sumney and the velvety croons of Arlo Parks — to the post-punk vibes of Shopping, and the hard-hitting beats of Big Freedia — press play on these black voices and go purchase their […]

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Best New Songs of May, 2020

Another month of coronavirus quarantine, another month of some excellent new music. In May we have seen stellar music releases from Alison Mosshart, Geographer, Marlana, Arlo Parks, The Growlers, Wargirl, San Cha, Little Simz, Becca Mancari, Loyal Lobos, Big Black Delta, NVDES, Henry Jamison, Alaina Castillo, Elohim and over 100 more bands and artists. So […]

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Sharon Van Etten and Josh Homme collaborate
Sharon Van Etten and Josh Homme collaborate on heartfelt quarantine video covering Nick Lowe’s “(What’s So Funny ‘Bout) Peace, Love and Understanding?”

Sharon Van Etten and Josh Homme have teamed up for a poignant cover of Nick Lowe’s “(What’s So Funny ‘Bout) Peace, Love and Understanding?” The song was recently featured on  Hulu’s new TV series, The Great. Led by the touching vocals of Van Etten, Homme also lends those buttery vocals, along with some lulling slide guitar and percussion. […]

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Interview: Matt FX Emulates Mexican Cowboys on Debut Single “Vaquero”

The debut single from Matt FX was born in lockdown. It comes after years of other gigs around the industry, including as a DJ, producer, music supervisor (Broad City), and TV host (In The Mix with Matt FX). Now the New York-based artist has embarked on an exciting solo music career, starting with “Vaquero,” which […]

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