New Music

Vintage Gold: Labi Siffre — The Underrated Poet who Pens Poignant Sentiments On Civil and Social Rights

With a career that spans over half a century, musician and singer/songwriter Labi Siffre remains relatively unknown to many music fans despite his vast influences in the music industry. Born in London, Siffre’s talent as a musician led him to play in prominent New York City Jazz clubs in the 60s and 70s (both on […]

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Patricia Sanchez |
Joy Downer
Joy Downer’s stunning full-length debut “Paper Moon” revels in a retro-dreaminess

From the moment those bass lines start bumbling their way through the evaporating, disco-shimmer that opens “A Song You’d Never Want to Hear,” it’s clear that the brilliance of Joy Downer‘s debut album Paper Moon coalesces around her lush soundscapes. Inspired and textured by all the retro-dreaminess of 80s rock and electronica, Joy has found […]

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Press Play: With a soothingly sweet voice, Arlo Parks captures the complexity of life

Capturing the complexity of life, London based musician Arlo Parks pens a universal narrative with her music. Though she’s just emerged onto the music scene, Parks writes with astounding clarity and has a keen sense of perception. Singing about all that she observes and feels from the beauty we find in little moments to the […]

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Patricia Sanchez |
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Wargirl find bliss and power on defiant second album ‘Dancing Gold’

Long Beach sextet Wargirl have long straddled an array of genres rooted in 70s rock and soul, gliding effortlessly between War, Blondie, Chaka Khan, and more with fierce grace. But with the release of their second album, the aptly named Dancing Gold, the six-headed commune of musical crossroads that is Wargirl have successfully taken the […]

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Press Play: On New EP, Zaia Muses on Being a Black Man in America

Contemporary artist Zaia understands that existing in this world, especially as a young black man, means eventually battling with some demons from within and without, which is exactly what he’s done in his latest release, ‘Very Alone,’ a scorching 9-song EP from the Atlanta based artist. From racing thoughts about love to wondering about AI […]

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Patricia Sanchez |
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TeaMarrr digs her teeth into the mess of relationships in an outpouring of wit and honesty on new EP

At the heart of TeaMarrr’s music, there’s a deep desire and urgency for healing that flows from her blending of pop, hip-hop, and R&B. For TeaMarrr, there’s an imperative for people to “heal themselves with [her] sound,” with hopes that listeners walking away thinking: “TeaMarrr is my new pharmacist.” That altruism takes shape and is […]

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Steven Ward |
Benjamin Carter Releases Buttery New Single “Fragile”

Indie RnB is constantly reinventing itself with the likes of upcoming dynamic artists — enter: Benjamin Carter, a singer-songwriter based in Los Angeles, but originally from the Cayman Islands. Benjamin’s new single, “Fragile,” embraces his vulnerability over creamy vocals and a funky bass. The chorus features blossoming, atmospheric instrumentals as Benjamin sings of being too […]

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Jenna Dorn |
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New Music Video: talker let’s us in her “Personal Space”

Shot entirely in quarantine under social distancing measures, Los Angeles singer-songwriter talker, née Celeste Tauchar, recently shared the video for her song “Personal Space.” Directed and produced by Sean Berger and co-produced by Tauchar, the focus of video was to check in with the music community at large and to let them know they’re not alone […]

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Rita Indiana
Rita Indiana digs her teeth into Jorge Luis Borges, capitalism, paper mâché in new DIY video for “El Zahir”

Rita Indiana has shared a new single from her first album in a decade, Mandinga Times, in the form of “El Zahir.” Accompanying the single is a film directed by Indiana’s partner Noelia Quintero and was shot entirely under quarantine, using only an iPhone11 and “lots of paper mâché.” Inspired by the 1949 Jorge Luis […]

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UTK
UTK shares a new song/video “NH” dedicated to his mentor Nipsey Hussle

Born and raised in Leimert Park, CA where he found himself a mentee of Nipsey Hussle — lyricist, producer, and actor UTK has shared a new single “NH” dedicated to the man whom he shared a neighborhood with. UTK (an acronym for the “Universe, The King”) first met Hussle after winning the Craft Syndicate / […]

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