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Eluvium – “Underwater Dream”

I think the first Eluvium song I ever heard was "Genius And The Thieves," a lovely, meditative etude from Portland composer Matthew Cooper's 2004 LP An Accidental Memory In The Case Of Death. It instantly turned me into a fan, but that album is actually an outlier … More »
Tags: Music, Portland, Premiere, Matthew Cooper, Eluvium

John Shakespear Sees Love Through a New Lens on "Such a Fool" (premiere)

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With "RISE", Madeleine Besson Finds Inner Peace (premiere)

Following up the release of last year's Journey Home, singer-songwriter Madeleine Besson is premiering an all-new single with PopMatters. Entitled "RISE", Besson once again slides headfirst into an effulgent expression of empowering soul. It plays out in a slow burn, the arrangement gradually rising with Besson's passionate vocal delivery leading the charge. A masterful songstress, she caters her powerful instrument to interpret the emotional significance of the track's inspiring themes to her l...
Tags: Madeleine besson, Pop, R&b, Premiere

Nightjacket – “You’re Trying Too Hard”

LA-based shoegazey pop band Nightjacket make dreamy, lovesick jams for nocturnal settings. Appropriately enough, their debut album, which is arriving soon, is titled Beauty In The Dark. The songs were inspired by the rocky path of a long-distance relationship between LA and Berlin that frontwoman Holland Belle was ensconsed in during recording of Beauty. More »
Tags: Music, La, Berlin, Premiere, Nightjacket, Holland Belle

Southern Avenue's "Savior" Is All Soul (premiere + interview)

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Personal Best – “Baby”

Personal Best have been around for a bit now, making raging power-pop songs that scream to the sky. They have one full-length to their name so far, 2015's Arnos Vale -- Mitski got in the habit of covering a track from it during her tours in 2017 -- and in a … More »
Tags: Music, Premiere, Personal Best, Arnos Vale Mitski

Christina Castle Is a "Crazy Lover" (premiere)

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Dead Bars – “Pink Drink”

Seattle's Dead Bars make upbeat, pop-leaning punk tunes. The band, conceptualized by East Coast drummers John Maiello and C.J. Frederick, have a sophomore album on the way called Regulars. Today, they’re sharing a new single from the album called “Pink Drink." … More »
Tags: Music, Seattle, East Coast, Premiere, Frederick, Jack Endino, Dead Bars, John Maiello

Radiator Hospital – “My New Chord”

Next month, Radiator Hospital are releasing a new album, Music For Daydreaming. It's a bit different than the more recent Radiator Hospital albums because Sam Cook-Parrott played and recorded everything himself, though the same weary but wired energy still comes through. We heard "Weird Little Idea" from it a few weeks back, and … More »
Tags: Music, Premiere, Radiator Hospital, Sam Cook Parrott

Esther Rose – “Handyman”

Earlier this year, Esther Rose released the magnificently still "Don't Blame It On The Moon," an early preview of the New Orleans-based folk musician's sophomore album. Today, she's formally announcing that album, which is called You Made It This Far, with a new song, "Handyman." It sounds like it's from a different era, … More »
Tags: Music, New Orleans, Premiere, Don, Esther Rose

Premiere: Vitamin String Quartet’s Rendition of Björk’s “Wanderlust”

A live album and entrancing visuals in homage to the beloved Icelandic artist Culminating in a special release for Record Store Day and a digital debut on 19 April, Vitamin String Quartet (known for 20 years worth of classical covers of popular songs) pays homage to Björk with a full-length offering entitled Vitamin String Quartet Performs Björk. The 13-track release spans Björk‘s discography—with obvious fan …
Tags: Music, Design, Music Videos, Culture, Visuals, Colors, Bjork, Premiere, Classical, Wanderlust, Arrangements, Animated, Vitamin String Quartet

Josephine Wiggs – “The Weeping Of The Rain”

Last month, Josephine Wiggs announced a solo album and shared its lead single, "Time Does Not Bring Relief." Most of the tracks on the upcoming album, titled We Fall, are instrumental and experimental. Today, the Breeders bassist has released a new song, called "The Weeping Of The Rain." … More »
Tags: Music, Premiere, Breeders, The Breeders, Josephine Wiggs

Ryan Pollie – “Get Better Soon” Video

Last month, Ryan Pollie announced his new self-titled album, which comes out next month, with the lead single "Aim Slow." Today, the artist formerly known as Los Angeles Police Department is back with another track, "Get Better Soon," a folksy and tenderly sweet song that has an unhurried feel to it, about a … More »
Tags: Video, Music, Premiere, Los Angeles Police Department, Ryan Pollie

Insignificant Other – “I’m So Glad I Feel This Way About You”

Insignificant Other has been around for a bit -- leader Sim Morales has been uploading quiet and contemplative demos to Bandcamp, primarily played on ukulele, since 2014 -- but the band, which has roots in Gainesville but is now based out of Alabama, is only now gearing up to release their debut album, … More »
Tags: Music, Alabama, Premiere, Gainesville, Bandcamp, Insignificant Other, Sim Morales

Meernaa – “Better Part” Video

Meernaa are an Oakland-based band fronted by starry-eyed vocalist Carly Bond. They've been releasing EPs and singles since 2015, but the four-piece are gearing up to release their first full-length album in June called Heart Hunger. Today they have released a chromatic video for the lead single from that album, called "Better Part." … More »
Tags: Video, Music, Oakland, Premiere, Carly Bond, Meernaa, Yeshe Parks

Hymn for Her Gives Us the "Scoop" (premiere)

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Erin Durant – “Highway Blue”

Erin Durant is a fresh name in the folk music scene. The New York-via-New Orleans artist makes breezy, romantic songs that boast the vocal effervescence of Regina Spektor with the rootsy introspection of Julie Byrne. Durant already has one full-length under her belt, 2016’s Blueberry Mountain. Today, she’s sharing a new … More »
Tags: Music, New York, New Orleans, Premiere, Kyp Malone, Regina Spektor, Erin Durant, Julie Byrne Durant

Honeyblood – “She’s A Nightmare” Video

Aside from their brash and vibrant music, Scottish rockers Honeyblood are known to put out spooky visual accompaniments for their songs. That trend continues today with the release of their newest track and music video, “She’s A Nightmare,” taken from the band’s upcoming new album In Plain Sight. More »
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Luisa Lopez Stands Against Police Brutality in "Nothing Left" (premiere)

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uh Provide First Taste of New EP with "Seasick in Salts" (premiere)

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Guards Return Like a "Beacon" in the Fog (premiere)

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French Vanilla – “All The Time” Video

Los Angeles quartet French Vanilla make danceable, no wave-inflected pop music primed for a new generation. After cutting their teeth playing queer punk parties and DIY spaces, the band signed with Danger Collective for their self-titled debut. Their sophomore release How Am I Not Myself? is out this summer. More »
Tags: Video, Music, Los Angeles, Premiere, French Vanilla, Kailee McGee

Joanna Sternberg – “This Is Not Who I Want To Be”

Joanna Sternberg has been making music in New York City basically since they were born. Later this year, Sternberg is releasing a new full-length, Then I Try Some More, and today is sharing its lead single, "This Is Not Who I Want To Be." It's no coincidence that both titles are statements of intent, phrases … More »
Tags: Music, New York City, Premiere, Sternberg, Joanna Sternberg

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