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AVENUE: Artist You Should Know

Posted August 4, 2015 by | 0 Comments | 175 views]
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Song Premier of Avenue’s new disco pop track featuring vocals from Tokyo Police Club. You’re going to love it so give it a listen!

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Jaako Eino Kalevi: Artist You Should Know

Posted August 3, 2015 by | 0 Comments | 263 views]
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Jaako Eino Kalevi.
As names go, that’s a pretty darn good one, in my humble opinion.
It looks like a freaking Star Wars name, but it isn’t. It belongs to a Finnish artist whose music skirts a lovely nebulous place between the leftfield psychedelic R&B of Connan Mockasin, the neo-noir synthscapes of Johnny Jewel and the jangle pop of The War on Drugs. The result sounds like the product of a bizarro, Nordic Paisley Park Hall …

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Vox: Artist You Should Know

Posted July 30, 2015 by | 2 Comments | 631 views]
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Sarah Winters, aka Vōx, cold tweeted a SoundCloud link at me one day in late December, with a very bold: “Hey, I think you will like my music.”
It was her latest song (at the time) “Better” and something about her profile picture –where she is laying on the grass, enveloped in a stunning red robe — compelled me to listen.

The vocals-driven, stripped-down composition features a very …

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Korey Dane: Artist You Should Know (+ Free Download!)

Posted July 27, 2015 by | 1 Comment | 1,805 views]
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A few weeks ago I got an email from my friend Jamie Strong who is one of the label heads of Innovative Leisure (Hanni El Khatib, Rhye, Classixx).
He said, “I wanted to hip you to a new artist of ours by the name of Korey Dane. He’s a local kid and we haven’t announced anything yet, but his album will come out in October …

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Artist You Should Know: Empress Of

Posted July 21, 2015 by | 0 Comments | 961 views]
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Much like her past label mate Shamir, Lorely Rodriguez aka Empress Of represents a vital new voice and perspective in the world of electronic music.
Let’s start with the fact that Rodriguez wrote, produced, engineered, and recorded the entirety of her forthcoming debut record, Me. Then consider the content and impeccably thoughtful production on the two singles we’ve heard thus far.
The first single, “Water Water,” …

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Artist You Should Know: Pearls Negras

Posted July 17, 2015 by | 1 Comment | 925 views]
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Pearls Negras are a badass trio of teenage rappers hailing from the Vidigal favela of Rio de Janeiro.

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Artist You Should Know: Heathers

Posted July 16, 2015 by | 1 Comment | 1,297 views]
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Heathers are a local trio currently producing some of the most crackling, exciting guitar pop around. The band has been on my radar for a few years now, but I’ve become increasingly adamant about getting the word out on them since they more than held their own playing to a sold out crowd of anxious Viet Cong fans at the Echoplex a few months …

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Artist You Should Know: My Brothers and I

Posted July 13, 2015 by | 3 Comments | 1,483 views]
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While this Portland quintet has just finished tracking their debut studio release, they’ve apparently been playing together off and on since they were kids. That would explain why the band sounds so seasoned.
Solid songs throughout, Don’t Dream Alone (due out September 22, 2015 on Expunged Records) will be an easy listen, and lead singer David Wurgler’s rich voice will remind you of John Legend.
Get …

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Artist You Should Know (Song Premiere): Imaginary People

Posted July 13, 2015 by | 0 Comments | 2,045 views]
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New York-based vocalist Dylan Von Wagner has been bowling people over with his distinctive sound since his days in the band Linfinity.
Combining Bryan Ferry’s sultry vibrato with Interpol lead singer Paul Bank’s dark, dramatic baritone, Von Wagner commands attention from the get-go.
He’s got a new band called Imaginary People that he is leading these days, who make their full-length debut (Dead Letter Box) this …

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Blah Blah Blah: Artist You Should Know

Posted July 8, 2015 by | 0 Comments | 1,499 views]
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Chicago based band Blah Blah Blah have cultivated a modest, devoted following in the last few years since releasing two albums and touring, all independently.
Pioneers of what they call Ballroom Rock, the band produces beautiful harmonic music that echoes soulful moments of The Smiths with lead singer Solomon David taking after Morrissey’s vocal tone and arrangement style.
Preparing for the release of a new full …

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