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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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Lauren Ruth Ward
Release Your Quarantined Feels with Lauren Ruth Ward’s Thunderous Record ​Vol. II — LA date at Teragram Ballroom 4/29

Lauren Ruth Ward serves us ​major ​psychedelic angst with her sophomore album Vol. II, ​which dropped with a bang last Friday. After her debut album ​Well, Hell ​was consistently praised by the media and fans alike, Ward built high expectations for herself – and then double-downed on them with a killer 1970s inspired alt-rock record. Today, March 20, Bandcamp is giving […]

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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
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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Nick Leng
Hot Artist Alert: Nick Leng shares eerie, visually stunning “Music to Clean the House to” just in time for quarantine season

At 23-years-old California native Nick Leng has a penchant for crafting carefully layered textures in his songs, garnering attention since the release of one of his more popular tracks “Crawled out of The Sea.” Now he’s shared the music video for his song “Music to Clean the House to,” a track that seems too appropriate […]

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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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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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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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Nicole Kiki Jaffe
Nicole Kiki Jaffe pines and coos for the loving fireside of home on “It Felt Like Coming Home”

Los Angeles singer/songwriter Nicole Kiki Jaffe writes so others can heal. Her new single, the wistful folk-ballad “It Felt Like Coming Home,” is rooted in the kind of self-restoration that can emerge and occur in the aftermath of some heartache or struggle. For Jaffe, there is catharsis to be found in her powerful trills on […]

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Premiere: Debut LP from Polartropica is a ‘Dream Come True’—She Headlines ‘Love is Gay Fest’ March 14

The title of Polartropica’s debut album, due out tomorrow and available to stream below, makes clear where the local artist is in her career. Across the 10 tracks of Dreams Come True, and spanning all the songs, videos, and shows that have come before, Polartropica is bursting at the seams with joy and encouragement. And […]

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