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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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 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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“Mithras” Music Video Reveals a Morsel of the Technicolor Universe on Vinyl Williams’ Azure LP

After last couple weeks, I’m about ready to jettison off this planet. The successful SpaceX launch certainly makes the idea tempting. If you are similarly seeking an escape, look out for Azure, the brand new record from Vinyl Williams out now. The local psych artist, né Lionel Williams, has created not just one but 11 […]

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Press Play: Dua Saleh’s New Single “Body Cast” Mourns Those Killed by Police

A protest song is a genre that transcends sound, and the diverse outcries this year continue to ring out. Even the sound of Minneapolis’ own Dua Saleh has varied since their last single, “Umbrellar,” which appeared on Grimy Goods’ Best New Songs Playlist in April. The Sudanese artist’s new cut is a portrait of police […]

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Cones
Cones Meditate on Self Isolation Feels in new Single and Music Video “Outside”

Amidst the chaos of Covid-19 and shelter at home orders, and now witnessing the boiling over of decades of civil injustice toward the black community, it’s incredibly difficult to feel serene or at peace, but LA locals Cones have just released a new single and music video that tries to help us take in and […]

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Press Play: 10 Black LGBTQ Singers, Rappers & Bands You Need To Listen To

In celebration of Pride Month, we’re highlighting some of our favorite Black LGBTQ artists and bands. From the angelic voice of Moses Sumney and the velvety croons of Arlo Parks — to the post-punk vibes of Shopping, and the hard-hitting beats of Big Freedia — press play on these black voices and go purchase their […]

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Little Simz
Press Play: Little Simz is a young, vibrant voice in uncertain times

Unafraid to speak up and always with a strong sense of self, Little Simz’s music rises to be a beacon of hope for the masses of youth finding their voice, especially during these tumultuous times. Little Simz shines not just as an artist, but as a young black woman determined to find her way regardless […]

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Saloon Rock Godess Rachel Oto
Saloon Rocker Rachel Oto Ponies Up With Blazing New Single “Angel”

Yeehaw! Rachel Oto just turned this quarantine into a corral with her new song and music video “Angel”, off her upcoming EP. The gallant track channels the lively spirit of the Wild West into an epic narrative about frustration, pain, and betrayal, as Oto curses a friend’s deceit and trickery.  “Angel” parades galloping drums and rollicking […]

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