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LISTEN: NEW MUSIC ROUNDUP 7/9 – Top 10 Tracks

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With so much new music coming out every week, it can be hard to know what to listen to first. Every week, we highlight some of our favorite tracks to kick off your weekend. The best way to keep up with our selections is by following our ‘New Music On-Repeat’ playlist on Spotify. This week’s […]

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SINGLE REVIEW: AURORA’s “Cure For Me” Shows Her Creativity Knows No Bounds

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Norwegian songstress AURORA returns with this new single “Cure For Me”, a bouncy song about radical self-acceptance. “Sometimes I feel like the whole world Is trying to convince you something is wrong with you. And sadly often people believe this to be true. It is very scary how easy it is for someone to convince […]

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#SadGirlSummer – The Top 10 Best Breakup Songs

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We’ve heard nonstop buzz about Hot Girl Summer this year, especially as pandemic restrictions are loosened and we can return to Hot Girl activities. But while I love to indulge in the carefree confidence artists like Meagan Thee Stallion have championed, I am a firm believer in holding space for Sad Girl Summer. There are […]

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LISTEN: NEW MUSIC ROUNDUP 7/2 – Top 10 Tracks

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With so much new music coming out every week, it can be hard to know what to listen to first. Every week, we highlight some of our favorite tracks to kick off your weekend. The best way to keep up with our selections is by following our ‘New Music On-Repeat’ playlist on Spotify. This week’s […]

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VIDEO: INTERVIEW – Billie Marten Talks Regaining Confidence and Influence on Latest Album ‘Flora Fauna’

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All you hear is the soft sound of birds chirping as the camera draws closer to British singer-songwriter Billie Marten. She’s laying in a field of mustard, and then suddenly computer tabs begin popping on screen: a peach crushed in someone’s hand, a supermarket, muddy rainboots. As we move through the “Garden of Eden” video, […]

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ALBUM REVIEW: SPELLLING Unlocks Our Inner Child in her Sprawling Fairytale ‘The Turning Wheel’

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Experimental pop has always been a genre that has fascinated me, mixing the conventional with the far-out, the familiar with the peculiar. In my opinion, the best experimental pop music pushes the limits of what we dare to consider “pop” music, with all of its semantic and cultural baggage. Artists like Kate Bush and Björk […]

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INTERVIEW: Tristen Talks ‘Aquatic Flowers’, Cults, Playlisting, and more!

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Nashville folk-pop artist Tristen just released her fourth studio album ‘Aquatic Flowers’ earlier this year. This album is a truly dazzling display of Tristen’s songwriting skills and sonic clarity. Scaling back the production, the majority of the album centers around Tristen and her guitar, crafting an intimate window into the mind of this exceptional songwriter. […]

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LISTEN: New Music Roundup 6/25 – Top 10 Tracks

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With so much new music coming out every week, it can be hard to know what to listen to first. Every week, we highlight some of our favorite tracks to kick off your weekend. The best way to keep up with our selections is by following our ‘New Music On-Repeat’ playlist on Spotify. This week’s […]

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VIDEO: INTERVIEW – Sarah Kinsley Talks How Turning 20 Inspired New EP ‘The King’, Going Viral on TikTok

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Usually when a song goes viral on TikTok, the fervor surrounding it is isolated. Following in the tradition of one-hit-wonders, many musicians who get their big break from viral fame may find it difficult to replicate that initial success. This is not the case for rising star Sarah Kinsley. In May, Kinsley uploaded a video […]

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ON-RADAR: fanclubwallet

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Fanclubwallet, also known as Hannah Judge is an Ottawa-based musician who is changing the indie pop scene. Judge has over 227,000 monthly listeners on Spotify and most popular music release is her EP, ‘Hurt is Boring.’ Throughout this EP, Judge’s lyrics were very impactful and deep while also channeling a calm, upbeat sound with various […]

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ON-RADAR: Wet Leg

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Once in a while, when the stars align and the time is right, a song comes into your life that you just can’t escape from. Something about the melody or the lyrics just clicks, and it becomes all you can think about, all you can listen to. You wonder how someone could possibly make a […]

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INTERVIEW: Ambrose Kenny-Smith of The Murlocs & King Gizzard and the Wizard Lizard talks World of Warcraft fans, New Murlocs Album, and More!

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The Murlocs are back with their fifth studio album ‘Bittersweet Demons’ this Friday, June 25th. Born from the quiet contemplation of quarantine, lead singer/guitarist/harmonica-extraordinaire Ambrose Kenny-Smith returns to his roots in folk and blues to reflect on the people who have left a mark on the lives of the band. It’s some of their most […]

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VIDEO: INTERVIEW – ElyOtto Talks Early Pride Experiences, Parental Acceptance of Gender Discovery, Songwriting Process

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When “SugarCrash!” by ElyOtto was released, it came in the middle of the pandemic that drew the attention of millions via TikTok and eventually across multiple social media platforms. The song was a surprise to the 17-year-old artist, who said, “I uploaded a little TikTok about it, like, ‘Hey, check out my new song if […]

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INTERVIEW: Arrested Youth Talks Early Influences, New Album ‘Nonfiction’

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The first studio album from Arrested Youth, ‘Nonfiction’, will be released this Friday June 25th via Lowly / Big Noise and is an introspective story about growth, discovery and embracing the path in life.  Born Ian Johnson, he began writing lyrics and freestyle raps at the age of 15 and honed his craft over the […]

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LISTEN: New Music Roundup 6/18 – Top 10 Tracks

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With so much new music coming out every week, it can be hard to know what to listen to first. Every week, we highlight some of our favorite tracks to kick off your weekend. The best way to keep up with our selections is by following our ‘New Music On-Repeat’ playlist on Spotify. This week’s […]

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VIDEO: INTERVIEW – Zoe Wees Talks Influence of Her Tight-knit Family, Debut EP ‘Golden Wings’

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The debut EP, ‘Golden Wings’ from Zoe Wees was released last month to much anticipation. Led by last year’s breakthrough single, “Control,” her raw, powerful debut single, the material represents much of the various experiences Wees has gone through. “Each of the songs are autobiographical and very special to me. In a way‚ the EP […]

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LISTEN: NEW MUSIC ROUNDUP 6/11 – Top 10 Tracks

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With so much new music coming out every week, it can be hard to know what to listen to first. Every week, we highlight some of our favorite tracks to kick off your weekend. The best way to keep up with our selections is by following our ‘New Music On-Repeat’ playlist on Spotify. This week’s […]

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ALBUM REVIEW: ‘Jubilee’ by Japanese Breakfast

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Japanese Breakfast released their third studio album, ‘Jubilee’ and it truly depicted an ‘80s pop era sound mixed with sentimental ballads. Indie rock musician and director, Michelle Zauner, crafted a unique approach where each song has a different level of emotion especially within the vocals and instrumentals. Zauner really got creative with this album where […]

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VIDEO: INTERVIEW – Cloves Talks New Album ‘Nightmare on Elmfield Road’, Suffering From Imposter Syndrome, Mental Health

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Singer-songwriter CLOVES just released her sophomore album ‘Nightmare on Elmfield Road’. This album marks a moment of experimentation for the musician, who takes sonic and lyrical risks throughout the project. CLOVES maintains her signature sultry, rich vocals on the record, but incorporates haunting production elements such as screeches, creaks, and other eerie flourishes. “In terms […]

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VIDEO: INTERVIEW – Sara Kays Talks Viral Success of “Remember That Night”, Early Days Busking, Covering Katy Perry

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When she was 12 years old, Sara Kays received a gift that would change her life: a guitar. By the time she was in high school, she was busking at local restaurants, playing covers of everything from Elvis Presley to Oasis. Little did she know that in a few short years, she would have millions […]

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FESTIVAL REVIEW: Sunset Music Festival 2021

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Sunset Music Festival launched us into full summer mode  We went to our first festival of the year. The two days of electronic music invited an eclectic line-up of artists that did not disappoint. Finally able to experience live music after a year of staying indoors, the dance-floors were alive. In true Florida style, the […]

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LISTEN: NEW MUSIC ROUNDUP 6/4 – Top 10 Tracks

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With so much new music coming out every week, it can be hard to know what to listen to first. Every week, we highlight some of our favorite tracks to kick off your weekend. The best way to keep up with our selections is by following our ‘New Music On-Repeat’ playlist on Spotify. This week’s […]

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INTERVIEW: TMG FRE$H Talks ‘Margiela Language’, Filmmaking, Jay-Z, and More!

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Oakland born rapper, producer, writer, and filmmaker TMG FRE$H wears many hats. You can find him cooking up a new track in the studio one day, and working on his latest film the next. But what remains constant across all his various artistic channels is his keen creative vision and thoughtful ethos. I talked to […]

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ALBUM REVIEW: Billie Marten Explores Aliveness in ‘Flora Fauna’

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North-Yorkshire based artist Billie Marten just released her third album Flora Fauna. Translating to “plants and animals,” the latin phrase references all forms of life on earth, and the album serves to honor them. Despite being written during COVID-19, a time when the world’s hardness has intensified for most, the album exists as a celebration […]

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Slenderbodies Talks New EP ‘are we?’, Quantum Physics, and Quarantine Hobbies

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slenderbodies is the musical duo of Max Vehuni and Benji Cormack whose music pulls from indie, pop, and elements of R&B to create the lush groove that has garnered them millions of listeners worldwide. I sat down with Max & Benji as they prepared for a live-streamed showcase of their new immersive EP ‘are we?’ […]

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LISTEN: New Music Roundup 5/28 – Top Ten Tracks

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With so much new music coming out every week, it can be hard to know what to listen to first. Every week, we highlight some of our favorite tracks to kick off your weekend. The best way to keep up with our selections is by following our ‘New Music On-Repeat’ playlist on Spotify. This week’s […]

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VIDEO:INTERVIEW – Anson Seabra Talks Musical Journey, Latest Song “Magazines”

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Anson Seabra grew up playing a variety of instruments. From first to eighth grade he trained as a classical pianist, before picking up saxophone and participating in nearly every musical outlet at his high school. During his adolescence, he consumed music as voraciously as he played it, with some of his favorite artists at the […]

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VIDEO: INTERVIEW – Genevieve Stokes Talks Musical Journey That Led To Debut EP ‘Swimming Lessons’ and more!

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At the age of eight years old, Genevieve Stokes “hijacked” her older sister’s piano, teaching herself how to play before graduating to taking lessons. “Music became my identity,” she says. “It was something I always loved, but I got really serious about it in high school.” Soon she was performing at open mics and uploading […]

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VIDEO: INTERVIEW – Dayglow Talks ‘Harmony House’ and more!

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Over the past two years, Dayglow, aka Sloan Struble, has taken over indie-pop. His hit song “Can I Call You Tonight?” has over 200 million streams on Spotify alone, and after hearing its addicting upbeat energy, it’s clear to see why. Dayglow began teaching himself how to play a whole host of instruments and produce […]

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VIDEO: INTERVIEW – MOB RICH Talks Debut LP ‘Why No Why’, Name Change, and more!

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MOB RICH is the duo of Los Angeles transplants Maxwell Joseph and Connor Pledger, whose soaring alt-pop sound is as much due to their chemistry as it is their musical talent. The two serendipitously met at an open mic in L.A. where they realized they had a unique bond. One of the most endearing things […]

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Top 5 New Artists at Sunset Music Festival 2021

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This Memorial Day weekend, Florida is welcoming back live-music with a two day electronic music festival; Sunset Music Festival. Festival deprived music-lovers will be able to enjoy a hotly anticipated line-up featuring house techno, trance, and bass producers. Head-liners include Rezz, Seven Lions, Green Velvet, AC Slater and NGHTMRE. With this being one of the […]

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SINGLE REVIEW: Lucy Dacus “VBS”

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Lucy Dacus, the 26-year-old Virginia-born indie rock singer/songwriter just released her new single “VBS.” Existing as the third released single on her upcoming album Home Video, the song recalls Dacus’ winters, springs, and summers spent at Vacation Bible School, where she was supposed to be getting closer to Jesus yet was instead experiencing her first relationship. While […]

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LISTEN: New Music Roundup 5/21 – Top 10 Tracks

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With so much new music coming out every week, it can be hard to know what to listen to first. Every week, we highlight some of our favorite tracks to kick off your weekend. The best way to keep up with our selections is by following our ‘New Music On-Repeat’ playlist on Spotify. This week’s […]

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MARINA makes a comeback with single release “Ancient Dreams in a Modern Land”

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Pop star sensation Marina Diamandis dropped her newest single, “Ancient Dreams in a Modern Land,” and so far it’s giving off a similar sound like her second album, ‘The Family Jewels.’ Marina is definitely mixing it up so far with the songs she’s released so far such as “Purge the Poison” and “Man’s World” with […]

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INTERVIEW: Hayd Talks “Airplane Mode”, Family Reunions With Quinn XCII, Going Viral, and More!

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Michigan-born singer-songwriter Hayd recently went viral on TikTok with a video of him sharing a snippet of his recent single “Closure”, with listeners around the world resonating with his raw honestly and emotional vulnerability. Ever since his 2019 debut single “Vacant Eyes”, he’s been racking up millions of streams across all platforms, with his recent […]

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