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Mustafa Retrofits the tradition of Folk Music with Harrowing Debut Release “When Smoke Rises”

Taking the mourning and sorrow he heard in folk music from the likes of Bob Dylan and Joni Mitchell, acclaimed Toronto musician and poet Mustafa constructs modern folk adjacent music addressing issues that affect him as a young, Muslim Black man. Hoping to create a similar raft of expression and freedom for those like him, […]

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Mara Connor undrapes her charming cover of “Ballad of Big Nothing” (feat. Kenny Becker)

If you’ve heard Elliott Smith’s “Ballad of Big Nothing” you know how infectious it truly is. A nostalgic artist crafting a masterful sound paired with deeply relatable lyrics, fans are in awe of his captivating quality. Los Angeles native Mara Connor shares her cover of Elliott Smith’s “Ballad of Big Nothing” (feat. Kenny Becker) and […]

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Grammy Nominee Emily King Releases Emotional Acoustic Ballad “First Time”

The post-pandemic blues are coming for all of us—no one is safe from the anxiety of establishing another new normal as the nation lines up for vaccines. But Emily King’s latest single reminds us that the love we knew before is still with us. The soft, sparse ballad is the first of many new releases […]

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Jenny O Yearns for Human Connection in New Single “I Don’t Want to Live Alone Anymore”

Never before in history has inaction been so celebrated. Jenny O has been practicing for this period of physical distancing for years, though she was perhaps not expecting the psychological impact of being forced to do so. She has self-described as an introvert, and her album, New Truth, strives for outside connection without caving to […]

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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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Paul Bergmann Finds His Own ‘Paradise’ on New EP

Paul Bergmann never rests. Last winter, he put out an EP with his full band project, The Fair Moans, and the winter before that he delivered a concise, quiet release under his solo moniker. Even more records have come prior to that, and each has in some way contributed to Bergmann’s experimentation on the guitar, […]

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Julia Jacklin and Christian Lee Hutson Brought Their Tour to a Bittersweet End at the El Rey

For the past few weeks, Julia Jacklin and Christian Lee Hutson have been living like Peaches and Herb. The pair first met at Jacklin’s 2017 Bootleg performance, where Hutson opened for the Australian songwriter. They became fast friends and have made the most of their time together again on her North American tour, sharing stages, […]

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Interview: Nuanced Wisdom Flows from Via Intercom’s New LP, Flex, Release

The wisdom that emanates from Brooklyn’s Via Intercom may teach you something about yourself and the society we live in. The duo, comprised of Maggie Colgan and Stevie Jick, debuted their project two years ago with an ambitious 14-track concept record called Buzz Buzz Buzz Vertigo, which explored childhood and budding queerness. Jick has worked […]

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Aldous Harding and Hand Habits Weaponized Restraint at Sold-Out Lodge Room Performance

The streets were lined with costumes and club attire on this pre-Halloween weekend; fans sported a mix of both as they filed into the Lodge Room this past Saturday to witness the final night of Aldous Harding’s LA tour stop. The show sold out over a month in advance, prompting a second be added for […]

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Premiere: Abby Posner Debuts Honest First Track Off Forthcoming EP, ‘Return Home’

Abby Posner is intimately organic, sending listeners right back to their roots no matter what genre they favor. With an anticipated EP on the horizon, Abby has just released it’s first single ‘Return’, recorded live at the Village Studios with the Queertet:  Born and raised in Colorado, Abby’s voice rings with an honest timbre, delivering […]

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