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wargirl band
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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Sandra Burciaga Olinger |
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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Zoe Elaine |
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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Steven Ward |
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
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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Steven Ward |
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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Patricia Sanchez |
half waif
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 |
Sophia Islander
Sophia Islander shares a different kind of post-breakup dance track with “All in My Head”

Los Angeles singer/songwriter, producer, and dancer Sophia Islander has shared an empowering new single in the form of “All in My Head,” that takes a different spin on post-breakup songs. The track, produced in collaboration with Hitmakerchinx, was created by Islander after the end of a long-distance relationship and she found a need to return […]

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Steven Ward |
Caroline Rose
Caroline Rose’s retrofuture record ​’Superstar’ ​is an ode to the oddballs of 2020

Have you ever listened to a song so out-of-this-world funky that it literally drags your gyrating body back in time, onto the set of the 1977 John Travolta classic Saturday Night Fever? I know it sounds crazy, but that’s what happened as I played Caroline Rose’s new album Superstar, which just dropped last Friday. To […]

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Sandra Burciaga Olinger |