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Many ways to be positive [single reviews]

Yoke Lore - "Bravado" and "Body Parts": Yoke Lore has quietly risen to prominence over the past year or so. Few people seem to be talking about him, yet many people inside and outside my music circles have been catching on to his brand of catchy, dreamy indie pop. Yoke Lore recently dropped a pair of singles to continue this ...

itchin’ for new tunes [single reviews]

Billie Eilish - "Everything I Wanted": Apparently, this song is about Eilish having a dream of jumping off the Golden Gate Bridge. It's a devastating topic that kind of sneaks up on you. The tone is less creepy than most of the songs on When We Fall Asleep Where Do We Go? It comes across as honest and thoughtful, rather than ...

busy and in a funk (click here for therapy) [single reviews]

HAIM - "Now I'm In It": HAIM is back, and they are here to make us think with an urgent single. There's a vague sense of unsettlement that permeates the sound and visuals (experience for yourself below). The feel of this song is a bit of a different twist on a song about desire—emphasizing the longing of wanting to be more ...

Annoyed? You won’t be after you listen to these. [single reviews]

Stay Outside - "Overboard": This band has just been racking up a quirky list of endorsements lately. The music video for "Overboard" was filmed in a Frank Lloyd Wright house and is worthy of a feature in a Wes Anderson film. They were endorsed by Manchester Orchestra's Andy Hull on Twitter. And now, we're going to endorse ...

liily wash away any doubts with their raw live show

I’ve been fascinated with Los Angeles natives LIILY and their raw, unbridled blend of rock and roll ever since I first heard their inaugural single “Toro” a little over a year ago, but until just recently, I wasn’t completely sure how that sort of rawness would translate in person. Last month I had the opportunity to ...

summer’s still here [single reviews]

Rival Summers - "Still Here": The musical outlet of Leo Bautista is exactly what you would expect it to be if you have talked to him for any length of time. He, and his music have a sunny disposition. Though, to say "he and his music" is sort of redundant, isn't it? "Still Here" certainly isn't redundant. It's a pop-rock gem ...

Unique new sounds to close out the summer [Single Reviews]

As summer comes to a close, you're probably looking for new music to spin. Maybe you want to hear some more "Summer Grooves" to extend the warm weather, or maybe you're already ringing in the fall and all of the coolness that comes with it. Whatever your preference in climate or musical style may be, you're bound to find ...