Tag Archives: Alternative

Lawrence Rothman Searches for a “Decent Man” on New Single feat. Lucinda Williams

With the general election right around the corner, the news from Lawrence Rothman could not have come at a better time. The Los Angeles musician, who identifies as genderfluid, has announced their sophomore album, Good Morning, America/Not a Son. The lead singles from each side of the forthcoming record are out now and expose Rothman’s […]

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Up-and-Coming Star Serena Isioma Is Crowned as “King” on New Single

Chicago-based artist Serena Isioma is ready for their coronation. Earlier this year, Isioma (say: e-seeohma) released Sensitive, an eclectic, genre-smashing EP which caught the attention of critics. For a first body of work, it’s impressive, featuring elements from across the alternative and emo scenes. The new single proves that Sensitive was just the beginning: on […]

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Premiere: Straddling Childhood & Adulthood, EMÆL Debut “3/4 In” off forthcoming LP

As Hispanic Heritage Month draws to a close, Grimy Goods honors local group EMÆL, led by Emmanuel Ventura-Cruess. The Fullerton native is half-Mexican and has a bunch of new music ready for all to hear. Last month, the band released a new single, “THREE60,” an even-tempered yet mystical indie rock tune, and today they have […]

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Captivating New Video/ Single “Summon” Proves That Torii Wolf Is Not Done Experimenting

For many, the name Torii Wolf might ring a bell as the first non-male artist to collaborate with DJ PREMIER on a full album. Together they created Flow Riiot, Wolf’s debut full-length (and an anagram of their name). The LP played Double Dutch with genres, buffeting from downtempo club music to industrial hip hop; this […]

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Artist Spotlight: Tunde Olaniran

Holding out for a Hero? Tunde Olaniran Comes to Save the Day Hailing from Flint, Michigan, Tunde Olaniran is an adept singer whose range seems boundless. They have been known to quickly change from heavenly falsetto to gruff hip hop bars on a dime. Their thematically-rich 2018 record Stranger supplied plenty of varying rhythms to […]

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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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On New Single from Her Forthcoming LP, Jehnny Beth is Her Own “Heroine”

Jehnny Beth has everything she needs. This is not referring to the many successful projects with which she is associated, including but not limited to a new music performance program on ARTE which she hosts and of course her band Savages. It has more to do with how she is able to fight for herself […]

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talker’s New Single Sorts Through Her Identities—Celebrate the New EP March 8 at the Bootleg

It’s hard to find yourself. talker has experienced her fair share of growing pains; her new song, “Suck Up,” co-written and produced with Dan Sadin, releases all the pent-up frustration that comes with self-exploration. Perhaps in spite of the lyrics, the guitars are confident and unrelenting. It is a strong statement, one that fits well […]

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U.S. Girls Proclaim the Value of an American Dollar Alongside Heavy Light LP Announcement

Toronto’s U.S. Girls, aka musician and producer Meg Remy, is back with two new songs cut from a new album, Heavy Light. The upbeat energy of “4 American Dollars” and “Overtime” adds a new layer to the rich storytelling that fans have come to expect. U.S. Girls are headed on tour to share new tunes; […]

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Mating Ritual Is Crowned “King of the Doves” on Their First Single Since Hot Content LP

The brothers of local alternative pop group Mating Ritual have been wrestling with their ego. Their brand new single “King of the Doves” was the first song they wrote in their newly built studio, intended to simply be an audio test for all their instruments. But the impromptu melodies were so compelling that they begged […]

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