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Paper Idol share another indie-rock banger in the form of “Money For Flowers”

Paper Idol have shared buoyant new single “Money For Flowers,” a rollicking, manic song that finds romance pitted against poverty and love-sickness. Between a puncturing melody made up of spiraling riffs and staccato percussion world, Matan KG steers Paper Idol towards his ever off-kilter and energetic brand of indie-rock. “Money For Flowers” oozes with all […]

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Sky Keller
Premiere: Sky Keller shares uplifting new anthem “High & Hurt”

Singer/songwriter Sky Keller has shared her new single “High & Hurt,” an uplifting alt-pop piece perfect for this moment of nullifying helplessness and uncertainty that seems to be all around us. Inspired by her own moment of all-enveloping depression, the song traverses through all the aches and pains that come from the fall – the […]

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Wargirl’s new single “Hang On” is what we need in this quarantine life

Turn the volume all the way up on your home sound system and have yourself a quarantine dance party to Wargirl’s new single “Hang On”, the ultimate electro pop jam. This funky track shines with new wave drums and colorful synths that channel the energy of Billy Idol and Gary Numan, but with fervent female […]

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Gateway Drugs return with patient new single “Wait (Medication)” plus LP announcement

If you were in need of a quick fix, LA’s Gateway Drugs has returned with a new single and an album announcement. “Wait (Medication)” is the first cut from the quartet’s sophomore LP, PSA, which was recorded live at Josh Homme’s Pink Duck Studios and is due out on May 8th. The new track was […]

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Carré share mind-bending new single “This is not a band”

Los Angeles-based Carré have shared the video for their new single “This is not a band,” a glitchy, down the rabbit hole immersion into the band’s love of abstraction and surrealism. Comprised of Julien Boyé, Jules de Gasperis, and Keveen Baudouin, Carré is as much a melding of sounds and textures as it is of […]

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Hot Artist Alert: First-Gen Nigerian-American Serena Isioma is Chicago’s next greatest export — Debut EP ‘Sensitive’Out Now

At 19-years-old, Chicago musician Serena Isioma has been making waves with the release of her debut EP Sensitive, an album that melts down all of the first-generation Nigerian-American’s eclectic tastes into a deliriously fun and raucous collection. Pressing pieces of rock and lo-fi into the grooves of R&B and hip-hop — and we mean really […]

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Bright Eyes return with first new music in 9 years; a soberingly melancholic single “Persona Non Grata”

After nearly a decade on hiatus Bright Eyes have returned in earnest with a new single, “Persona Non Grata,” and the promise that it will be followed by more music from the Omaha-born outfit. The new song, which still carries all the raw, grating angst that Conor Oberst’s soft croon seems eternally imbued with, puts […]

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Thao And The Get Down Stay Down
Thao And The Get Down Stay Down Create Beautiful Oneness with New Single / Video “Temple”

As a longtime fan of Thao and the Get Down Stay Down, there’s no question that the band can make solid tunes. Their music has always been fun and interesting to listen to, but frontwoman Thao Nguyen has outdone herself with the band’s newest single “Temple.” The song is the first single off the band’s […]

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Half Waif Guides Us Through the Seasons on New Single ‘In August’ —Livestream Her Performance on March 27

During this quarantine, it will be difficult to keep track of time. In the short-term, it might also mean the inadvertent end to relationships that came with the routines we have now abandoned—I’ll personally miss my usual barista and the commuters I see every morning on the train. Half Waif’s new single, “In August,” mourns […]

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Zoe Elaine |
Oozelles
Premiere: Oozelles share a hauntingly good single “Refill the Swamp” off their upcoming debut LP

Oozelles have shared a new song off their upcoming, self-titled debut LP in the form of “Refill the Swamp,” a grimy, heady, reverb-soaked piece that rumbles forward on grumbling guitars and wailed vocalizations. Comprised of members and ex-members of Warpaint, Starlite Desperation, Dante Vs Zombies, Sex Stains, Detroit Cobras, and many others — Oozelles filter […]

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Steven Ward |