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Tourmates Turned Collaborators: Durand Jones & the Indications and Y La Bamba deliver New Rendition “Cruisin’ to the Parque”

This time last year, Durand Jones and the Indications and Y La Bamba were on a tour that fortified their friendship. It was their last hurrah for many reasons, and with their new collaboration, they have chosen to celebrate the time they had rather than bury it in the mess that 2020 left us. Both […]

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Chaos Chaos Release New Multi-Media Single “Eternal” with Shapeshifting Animated Music Video

Synth pop duo Asy and Chloe Saavedra, AKA Chaos Chaos, dropped the psychedelic tinged banger, “Eternal,” a new single off their yet to be released sophomore album, Ethical Plum. The new tune features all the bells and whistles that accompany a good synth induced melody, complete with an animated music video that focuses on two […]

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Adeline shares sultry new track “Mystic Lover”

Adeline — the French-Caribbean singer, bassist and producer — we just can’t get enough of has pleasured our senses yet again with a a new single titled “Mystic Lover.” The sultry, soulful track was released last week, just in time for Valentine’s Day — but this song is about passionate love, and should be celebrated every […]

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Gallant pines for a “Relapse” in the video for new single

Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter Gallant has shared a new single off his upcoming record Neptune with the release of “Relapse.” Paired with a lo-fi lyric video that scribbles Gallant‘s melancholic songwriting across a shifting, nostalgia-laden backdrop of picturesque views, the single is a slow burn of soulful textures and moody beats. Caught between the ebb and flow […]

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Tropa Magica Release Spacey New Single “Sonora Distance” With Hardcore Cumbia Beats

When psychedelia meets classic Latinx beats, you get the delightful sounds of Tropa Magica, an East L.A. band whose space laser Cumbia reflects the wonderful mezcla of Chicano culture in Southern California. The band’s newest single “Sonora Distance” blends a driving Cumbia beat with gently distorted guitars and soulful psychedelia. With a fun groove and […]

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Big Freedia’s New Pop Single “Platinum” Will Make Your Ego Gleam

The one and only queen diva of New Orleans bounce is back with a new single sure to burnish your ego until it gleams. “Platinum” is Big Freedia’s first new single of the new year, following a holiday EP she released in late 2020. The style of her latest is strikingly more pop-centric than her […]

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Mavis Staples Shares New Mix of Powerful Single “One More Change”

Taking from her acclaimed 2019 album, ‘We Get By’, artist Mavis Staples, with the help of London artist ALA.NI, shares an a capella version of her single “One More Change.” Originally written and produced by Ben Harper, the song is a strong depiction of hopeful foresight as one moves forward in a tough world. It’s […]

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Premiere: Taleen Kali’s “Baby Love” gets a heavy dose of galactic fuzz with Astrobrite remix

Just in time for the heart-filled hallmark holiday, Taleen Kali has shared the Astrobrite remix of her unique cover of The Supremes‘ “Baby Love.” Dark and sweet, and full of galactic distortion — the track is an eccentric take on the beloved classic; more so now since the recent passing of Mary Wilson, the longest-reigning […]

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Black Pumas and Lucius Share New Collaboration on Iconic Rock Staple “Strangers” by The Kinks

Although Lucius have been singing a stripped back version of The Kinks’ “Strangers” for some time now, the duo helped breathe new life into the song when asked to sing it with Black Pumas. The collaboration, part of a promotion for the new documentary, ‘Life in A Day,’ hits an emotional twinge, pulling at the […]

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Ayoni Shares Powerful New Single Written at the End of a Tumultuous Year

After thousands died due to the Covid-19 virus last year and political unrest over the presidential elections, 21-year-old, California based, musician Ayoni shares a new song that expresses the broken parts of our society and those who might consider themselves a “patriot.” Slow and with a rumbling melody that gets stronger as the song progresses, […]

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Hot Band Alert: Lo Village Blend Their Thoughts on Social Consciousness With Smooth Beats in New EP

Coming out strong last year with several new music productions, Lo Village are back with another head banging, thought provoking EP; this time their music is framed through the lens of a chaotic year plagued by virus and civil unrest. ‘Lost in America’ captures the frustrations and confusions of this past year while also acknowledging […]

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Best New Song Releases of January, 2021

2021 kicked off with a rough start, but things are starting to look up. While the world may sometimes feel as though it is falling apart, we always have music to lift us. January 2021 is no short of excellent new song releases. Our Best New Songs of the Month playlist is busting at the […]

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Young Artist Kali Captures the Choppy Waters of Young Love with new Single “Lucy”

In a budding tale of young romance and discovery, 16-year-old Kali hits a bittersweet note felt only by those in the pangs of youthful bloom with her newest single, “Lucy.” Kali also announced her debut EP “CIRCLES” will be out May 7. In “Lucy,” Kali invites us into the inner workings of infatuation, striking a […]

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Freedom Fry Flaunt New Single Sung in French

Singing entirely in French for the first time, Los Angeles duo Freedom Fry released a teaser from their upcoming new album with the Euro-pop drenched single “Le Point Zéro.” With an undeniably catchy beat and spacey vocals, the single shimmers along effortlessly like a disco ball reflecting light back down on the night’s dancers. Its […]

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New Single Featuring Torii Wolf, Deem Spencer & Young Saab Show Off East Coast & West Coast Collaboration

Artists Torii Wolf, Young Saab and Deem Spencer have collaborated to create the ultra moody, lo-fi stutter step single “shoulda coulda woulda.” With an echoey and static sound, the song slinks along like the waning night, shape shifting with lyrics that can be interpreted in different ways. From the angst of things that did or […]

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Gallant Turns Back the Clock With His Newest Single “Comeback”

Grammy nominated musician Gallant drops a retro tinged single that has you ready to abandon that smart phone for a classic Razor — if only so you can experience the deep satisfaction of physically closing the phone to hang up on someone. “Comeback” is an early 2000s alt-R&B lovers dream. With tight melodies, soft and […]

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Valley Boy’s New Single “Sad Girl” Will Bring a Smile to Your Face

It is common to fear change, but what about the terror of monotony? Local duo Valley Boy debuted their latest single about taking risks in a relationship, and it’s all based on a true story. Fans of Magic Bronson and Mating Ritual will appreciate James and Ian’s chill indie vibes. Join in the earnest romance […]

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Vagabon and Courtney Barnett team up to cover a songwriter’s favorite: “Reason to Believe”

Dusting off the classic folk ballad “Reason to Believe,” Vagabon and Courtney Barnett lay down a doll drum version that is even more somber than Tim Hardin’s original. Vagabon’s Lætitia Tamko noted she was inspired by another cover of the song from folk/blues singer Karen Dalton — a version that is a soft, lush waterfall […]

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BIIANCO Lets Go of a Toxic Relationship on Latest Single “Teeth Bared”

Gabby Bianco doesn’t just live, she attacks each moment with passion. And that may explain the explosion of energy on her latest single. It contains the intense pressure of a toxic relationship in quarantine—something the queer musician and producer experienced last year. “Teeth Bared” is the first single from BIIANCO of the year, and it […]

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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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