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LISTEN: Old Habits by Mid City

MID CITY first came onto my radar with their damn catchy tune “DEAD BROKEN BLUES” and then they hit me with “OLD HABITS”. And it is a hit, I’d gladly take. “OLD HABITS” is fucking brilliant. From Melbourne (AUS), MID CITY is Joel Griffith, Ben Woodmason, Tim Woodmason & James Campbell and they take indie guitar pop to where THE KILLERS failed to do so –> … Continue reading LISTEN: Old Habits by Mid City

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LISTEN: Rang Tang Ring Toon by Mountain Man

MOUNTAIN MAN is back with a forthcoming album, MAGIC SHIP (Sept 21) and an infectious new tune “RANG TANG RING TOON” If you have never heard of MOUNTAIN MAN, they are a trio of harmonic perfection featuring AMELIA MEATH (SYLVAN ESSO), MOLLY SARLE and ALEXANDRA SAUSER-MONNIG. Their harmonies are often lightly accompanied by music but they are just as vocally sonic without music. The first … Continue reading LISTEN: Rang Tang Ring Toon by Mountain Man

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LISTEN: Here I Am by Dolly Parton and Sia

From the forthcoming soundtrack for DUMPLIN’ (Netflix), comes a new version of DOLLY PARTON‘s song “HERE I AM”. Originally from her album COAT OF MANY COLORS (1971), Dolly partners with SIA to remake her original twangy guitar driven original into a modern gospel inspired track while updating the original country vibes with a piano and steel guitar. 47 years after the original, Dolly’s voice is … Continue reading LISTEN: Here I Am by Dolly Parton and Sia

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LISTEN: Perfect by Ethan Hanna

When someone says an artist sounds “X” or “XY” or even “XYZ”, there’s a little part of me that cringes inside. Especially if the referenced artist(s) are iconic. If you tell me someone sounds like Peter Gabriel and when I listen it’s the next Justin Bieber, I know you have absolute no idea what you’re talking about. Fans of MATTHEW RYAN, BRIAN FALLON (of THE GASLIGHT … Continue reading LISTEN: Perfect by Ethan Hanna

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LISTEN: Burn Rubber by Aquaria

Brand spanking new from the current reigning queen of RuPAUL’S DRAG RACE is “BURN RUBBER” by AQUARIA. Drag daughter to RuPAUL’S DRAG RACE season four winner SHARON NEEDLES, AQUARIA does her mama proud not only in snatching the crown but with her debut single. With a heavy nod to SHARON NEEDLES, “BATTLE AXE” and to the dance and club scene of NYC, the track is sleek as AQUARIA is herself. The … Continue reading LISTEN: Burn Rubber by Aquaria

Zander Bleck

LISTEN: “Mercy Me” by Zander Bleck

New Jersey native, ZANDER BLECK, tasted success with his band MONUMENT, caught the ear of producer RED ONE (LADA GAGA), landed a deal with Interscope Record and got shuffled to Capitol Records, but the music industry being the ever changing organism it is spit Zander out with no major label album and moved on. Not one to give up, ZANDER BLECK, did what smart artists do … Continue reading LISTEN: “Mercy Me” by Zander Bleck

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LISTEN: Dead Sara

L.A.’s DEAD SARA released a double whammy of rock with their singles “HEAVEN’S GOT A BACK DOOR” and “UNAMERICAN” from their forthcoming EP titled TEMPORARY THINGS TAKE UP SPACE (Available June 8) It is the much needed injection of fucking rock that the music world deserves. Front woman, EMILY ARMSTRONG, is unabashed and brutally honest with her voice and lyrics while guitarist SIOUXSIE MEDLEY and drummer SEAN … Continue reading LISTEN: Dead Sara

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LISTEN: Miles Away by Phil Cook feat Amelia Meath

Last week, AMELIA MEATH of SYLVAN ESSO and MOUNTAIN MAN shared that she had recorded a duet with friend PHIL COOK for his forthcoming album PEOPLE ARE MY DRUG (June 1, 2018). The track is bluesy and breezy as a North Carolina spring day. Amelia’s voice is as delicate as it is seductive and a sensual companion to the bass and drum of the song. Her voice compliments … Continue reading LISTEN: Miles Away by Phil Cook feat Amelia Meath

Rituals of Mine

LISTEN: I’ll Always Be in Love With You by Rituals of Mine

I cannot say I knew RITUALS OF MINE even existed before I listened to her amazing cover of BRENDA LEE‘s “I’LL ALWAY BE IN LOVE WITH YOU”. But I’m gland I know of her music now. RITUALS OF MINE (formerly SISTER CRAYON) is from the master mind of TERRA LOPEZ. “I’LL ALWAY BE IN LOVE WITH YOU” is a breezy and delicate rendition and a departure … Continue reading LISTEN: I’ll Always Be in Love With You by Rituals of Mine

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LISTEN: Run Rabbit Run by Matthew Ryan

The prolific, MATTHEW RYAN, announced today that he was releasing a 12 track collection of acoustic versions of songs, unreleased demos, and so on called STARLINGS UNADORNED on March 7, 2018. Matthew says “STARLINGS UNADORNED is a collection of cinematic acoustic versions of songs from HUSTLE UP STARLINGS. STARLINGS UNADORNED also contains some songs and demos that had yet to find a home. They just felt right … Continue reading LISTEN: Run Rabbit Run by Matthew Ryan