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NIGHTLY debut “XO”

It might be their debut single, but Nashville outfit NIGHTLY sound like seasoned professionals on “XO.” The track finds the alt-rockers tapping into a wealth of carefree vibes just in time for summer with a sing-a-long hook, but it also manages to touch on more serious lyrical themes in the process; “‘XO’ is about being in […]

REVIEW: Say yes to Bent Knee’s ‘Say So’

Artist: Bent Knee Album: Say So Label: Cuneiform Records Genre: Orchestral Avant-Pop What’s in a name? That’s one of the age old questions, isn’t it? In music, a name can reflect many things; the overall aesthetic of an artist/group, a reference to a concept, or even just a hint towards a style or genre. I […]

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Midoca goes solo on “Everything I Need”

While Midoca has proven himself a skilled producer on collaborations with vocalists such as CYN and Dark Waves, the Los Angeles artist has stepped behind the microphone on “Everything I Need” to audibly inspiring results. As layers of synths slowly pulsate and triggered percussion methodically clatters onward, he delivers what just might be one of 2016’s […]


Lostboycrow delivers “Thursday”

California crooner Lostboycrow has shown a knack for blending pop and R&B into irresistibly emotional cuts over the past year. On his newest effort, “Thursday,” the singer continues to establish himself as a creator of good vibes as he stretches his vocals to infectious levels atop choice production from Wolves. For those unfamiliar with Lostboycrow, he […]

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Ariana Grande showcases her sultriness with “Into You”

Raise up those bunny ears! Ariana Grande has released a new single, titled “Into You,” off her upcoming third album Dangerous Woman, out May 20 through Republic Records. The track is guaranteed to be a banger at clubs due to Grande’s sensual vocals and distorted beats as she stays consistent with her edgy persona and […]

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Violet Days debut a powerful electro-pop single in “Your Girl”

It’s been six months since the release of “Screaming Colors,” but Swedish pop outfit Violet Days has finally debuted an infectious new single. Entitled “Your Girl,” the cut finds vocalist Lina Hansson providing her most powerful performance yet as she addresses the intrinsic need to be loved with emotional, affecting vocals that demand radio play (especially when combined […]

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Handsome Ghost premiere new single, “Graduate”

Handsome Ghost have teamed up with Nylon to premiere a brand new cut. Entitled “Graduate,” the first taste of the self-appointed “indie-prom” group’s forthcoming record is a breezy sing-along anthem that swells into synth-pop goodness just in time for the hook. Hear “Graduate” after the jump and look out for more details concerning Handsome Ghost’s […]

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Kimbra returns on new Slowolf track, “White Feathers”

Since her fantastic sophomore album The Golden Echo in 2014, Kimbra has mostly been laying low aside from a few tours, some studio sessions, and some very subtle features on Mew‘s recent album, + –. Today, over at Nylon, a new track, titled “White Feathers,” has been released, featuring the Kiwi singer with electronic artist […]

REVIEW: Polyenso’s ‘Pure In The Plastic’ is purely impressive

Artist: Polyenso Album: Pure In The Plastic Label: Dog Radio, Tone Tree Music Genre: Indie Rock, R&B What’s your favorite piece of visual art? Maybe a Van Gogh painting? What about an intricate, modern art sculpture? It could be an award-winning film or a specific portrayal of Swan Lake or Les Miserables. Whatever it may […]

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Ramsey’s self-produced dark-pop is irresistible

Los Angeles trip-hop/pop artist Ramsey is on a tremendous rise; one we regret to have not been aware of until just recently. Ramsey’s current collection of tracks on Soundcloud contains some of the best material we’ve heard this year. It’s moody, visceral, expertly crafted, and unforgettably affecting. With several of the tracks nearing 200k plays […]

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Ski Lodge will “Crush Your Heart” with upbeat new single

New York’s Ski Lodge have honestly released nothing but quality music, much of which has gone overlooked in many corners of the music world; a massive loss for those not paying attention. Undeniably drawing influence from ’80s new wave and English alternative favorites, fans of anything from Simple Minds to The Smiths should feel right […]


SINGLE REVIEW: Sophie And The Bom Boms – “Big Girls”

Artist: Sophie and the Bom Boms Song: “Big Girls” Album: TBA Sophie Stern’s knack for songwriting has never been in question; as a former associate of Dr. Luke, the Los Angeles-based musician has more than her fair share of thoroughly infectious music under her belt. Yet, when comparing Stern’s newest single with last year’s The […]