New Music

Premiere: Singer-songwriter Susy Sun soars on new single “The Way The Wind Blows”

With the kind of piercing croons that as much wrap themselves in tenderness around the heart as they do make it shiver, singer/songwriter Susy Sun has made herself known with the eponymous single from her upcoming album, “The Way The Wind Blows.” Above a lilting piano ballad that eventually surges alongside Sun’s soaring vocals, the […]

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Paul Bergmann and the Fair Moans
Premiere: Try Not To Get Caught in Paul Bergmann’s “MaL.A.ise”

Our sunny city provides plenty of reasons to brood. Recently, the rain has not been a positive influence on anyone’s mood. Though he doesn’t officially live here anymore, Paul Bergmann can relate—he wrote a song to that end. “MaL.A.ise” will appear on the next album from the Fair Moans, Make Yourself at Home; listen to […]

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Zoe Elaine |
wand band
WAND Announces Upcoming Album “Laughing Matter” + Shares Eerily Soothing Single ‘Scarecrow’

Since their last full-length LP Plum, L.A.-based band Wand announce new album Laughing Matter out April 19th via Drag City. The band recently shared their moody performance video for the first single “Scarecrow”. Directed by Gordon De Los Santos, the video features eerily dark shots of the band mixed in with contemplative close-ups. With a […]

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Sandra Burciaga Olinger |
jonny kosmo
Premiere: Jonny Kosmo’s New Single “Jessica Triangle” Promotes Community—See Him at Highland Park Ebell on Feb 27

Songwriting depends on hyperbole. The most common topic, love, is only spoken of at the extreme. We have the classic Dolly Parton line, “I will always love you,” which is the polar opposite of Cher’s sentiment: “Do you believe in life after love?” The feeling will either stay forever or kill you, according to these […]

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Jenna Lotti
Premiere: Fame Haunts Jenna Lotti in Her New Single “Hollywood”

The new single from Jenna Lotti, premiering today, is a perfect example of expectations versus reality. It feels similar to the Nicolas Winding Refn film, The Neon Demon: ethereal production clouds the story of a rising star. Shortly after Lotti wrote it, she herself would move here from Boston; in spite of that, “Hollywood” doesn’t […]

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Zoe Elaine |
Lisa Papineau
Premiere: Lisa Papineau Debuts ‘Beautiful’ Single—New Album and Live Zebulon Show To Follow

Lisa Papineau, who has worked with bands such as Air and M83, has new pieces of worldly soft rock to share; she has a live show planned at Zebulon on February 24. She is known to travel frequently, calling Vermont, California and France all her homes. Her new album, Oh Dead On Oh Love, comes out […]

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Zoe Elaine |
the dumes
New Single from The Dumes Finds a Way To Convey Their Love—Celebrate Its Release on Feb 2 at the Peppermint Club

At any given point in this newcomer’s past, she could have been a music teacher, professional snowboarder, vocalist in a band, or private poet. Today, Elodie Tomlinson fronts The Dumes which has just released a debut single, though her presence and story are enough to make her one to watch. That single, “More Than Physical,” […]

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Better Oblivion Community Center get lost in a surreal fever-dream in video for “Dylan Thomas,” self-titled album out now

Better Oblivion Community Center, the mash-up project of Phoebe Bridgers and Conor Oberst have finally released their self-titled debut album along with a music video of their “Dylan Thomas.” Bridgers just recently ended her tour with another singer/songwriter supergroup boygenius, alongside the likes of Julien Baker and Lucy Dacus, and what better way to top […]

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rachel goodrich
Premiere: Rachel Goodrich is Feeling “Gucci,” According to New Song — Release Party at No Name on Feb 1

Designer idolatry is a real phenomenon. There are brands for everything, resulting in entire Instagram profiles constructed as a monument to Adidas or Louis Vuitton. Local musician Rachel Goodrich spins a tale on her new single “Gucci” using this thread of an idea, turning common label-flaunting into an exercise of self-love. See her perform at […]

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crow
Premiere: Crow’s Debut Single “Go” Reminds You That Settling Is Not an Option

Argentinian/American electro pop artist and multi-instrumentalist Crow has released her much-anticipated debut single “Go.” Within the first few seconds it’s clear that she is a creative powerhouse. She flexes her vocal range á la Lorde over a haunting, layered track that includes sultry bass lines punctuated by tribal sounds and resounding drums. But the music […]

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