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Chase McBride – “The Color Blue (ft. Sean Hayes)”

West Coast singer-songwriter, Chase McBride, comes to us with this new summertime folk-pop song off his just released full-length, Green Shade. Featuring guest vocals from Sean Hayes, McBride mixes breezy melodies with weightless, lulling vocals like lemonade for an intoxicatingly cool track. Perfect to sway along in a hammock to, escape the cold and get…

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Hanne Mjøen – “Vanilla”

Chocolate? Strawberry? Eat your heart out Neapolitan… Hanne Mjøen knows where its at, case in point, her latest banger “Vanilla.” The Oslo native sings about the classic flavor, metaphorically of course. She says, “Vanilla is in many ways a synonym for something ordinary and boring… The song is really about wishing for more of what’s…

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Riah – “Prom”

LA is surely full of talent, but we’ve been especially drawn to the latest single from indie-pop singer-songwriter Riah. “Prom” is a pulsing, mid-tempo gem, boasting an incredibly catchy chorus and smooth, swelling synth work. Riah’s on a hot streak lately, having recently racked up 700k Spotify followers, four million streams, and some pretty cool…

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Keenan O’Meara – “God’s Song”

Keenan O’Meara has a thing for “God’s Song,” originally by legendary songwriter Randy Newman. Though not a religious person himself, Keenan was drawn to the haunting vibes of the original, and how the positivity of a higher power might bring someone’s psyche a little comfort. O’Meara’s haunting vocals and Bon-Iver-esque instrumentals certainly paint a yearning and ghostly picture…

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Common Holly – “Thinkin’ ‘Bout You”

Common Holly, a.k.a. Montreal singer-songwriter Brigitte Naggar, recently contributed her own take on Frank Ocean’s “Thinkin’ ‘Bout You” to a Valentines Day themed Amazon Music playlist… The song is sparse on percussion, driven strongly by Naggar’s ethereal vocals. Otherwise, the song features blippy electronic elements, vocal samples, and Postal-Service-esque keyboard riffs. We think Naggar’s wispy take…

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Your Receipt – “Visions”

Indie rock trio Your Receipt are currently riding the high of their recent EP release, with their single “Visions” coming in at the forefront. The track is off to a subdued start with a soothing guitar and bass pairing, gradually building in intensity until the bridge where rampant percussion and melodic bass lines take hold….

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Pure Mids – “The Leader”

Los Angeles 3-piece, Pure Mids, release the latest single off their debut full length, Optimistic-ism, a trippy pop-rock journey through a multihued bubblegum dreamscape. Let tranquil, celestial vocals be your disembodied guide as romping drums set an energetic pace through a surreally scenic backdrop pulsating with spacey, regal keys. Entrancing and upbeat, expand your mind…

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JACK Drops Single, Readies Album

JACK’s “A Kick A Knife” advances with palpable emotional intensity. With a benevolent vocal assurance and seemingly effortless flaunting of compositional prowess comparable perhaps to the greatness of either Joanna Newsom or Big Thief, Buffalo-hailing and Brooklyn-based artist Brittany Costa shines here in her solo spotlight. The first-rate instrumental backing is majestic at times, overpowering…

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Computer Magic – “Ordinary Life (Message From An A.I. Girlfriend)”

Computer Magic pulls the plug with this introspective technopop break-up track, the latest single off her upcoming record, DANZ. Wallow in a gloomy robotic dance beat that cascades into a hopeful, shimmering chorus as warm, gentle vocals assure: “it’s not you, it’s me.” Right, like we haven’t heard that one before? Whether you’re the dumper…

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Buffalo Trio Ghostpool Releases Debut EP

Pop-punk refuses to die, and it probably never will… Mostly because of bands like Ghostpool, a Buffalo-based three piece whose m.o. is crunchy guitars and hooks aplenty. Their debut EP, There is a Hole at the Center of Everything, is a five song offering chock full of catchy pop-punk tunes, set off by emo-esque vocals about longing, self-hatred, and growing…

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