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staying cool on the grind [single reviews]

mungbean - "cool": As Columbus, OH's mungbean has evolved, their sound has become harder to define. "Cool," the lead single from their forthcoming record is evidence that their sound has become all the more polished and smooth. "Cool" is an apt name for this song, which takes on a distinct psych-infused easy listening style. ...

get a break from mundane annoyance with these smooth jams [single reviews]

Blend - "Me, Myself & I": This song by Ohio Band to Watch of 2020 Blend emerges with an unassuming start, but revs up into a roaring fusion of sound. There's a lot of influences culminating here, which can be a lot to take in on first listen. That's okay, though. The vocal versatility of J.D. Freeman has a nostalgic ...

fending off a second lockdown [single reviews]

Future Islands - "For Sure": The crowd-pleasing dreampop act has returned with an aggressive, anthemic track that is the kind of lead single we need right now. Samuel T. Herring's vocals are as on point as ever. He is pointed in his delivery. I just know that live probably half of this is going to come out as growls. Future ...

Tunes for mid-summer Tax Day [single reviews]

Don't read too far into the title—here are a mix of songs to distract you from the fact that you procrastinated doing your taxes even though you had 3 extra months. And check out all of the below and more on our handy-dandy playlist at the end of the article! Spirit of the Bear - "Summer Snow": When I sit down to react ...

Rain walks and rock [single reviews]

I took a walk in the rain. I listened to some rock. That simple. Here are some songs I feel inspired to write about. [photo above by Alex Zarek] Wolf Rd - "A Twisted World": This song mixes carefree feelings, nostalgia, and desperation in one fun track. The music video is straightforward and familiar in aesthetic, but ...

in the summer night’s glow [single reviews]

Speak Seldom - "Sanity": If you feel like getting starry eyed, perhaps in a dreamy realm, Speak Seldom's fourth single "Sanity" is a sweeping experience you'll undoubtedly enjoy. While there are many familiar elements at play in this track, I'm trying in vain to come up with bands to name drop. Perhaps St. Lucia? In any ...

FRIDAY WAS A GOOD DAY FOR NEW MUSIC. HERE ARE OUR THOUGHTS ON FOUR SINGLES THAT WERE RELEASED[SINGLE REVIEWS]

Secret Stuff - "Earthbound": Secret Stuff is an emo band from Nashville that has been around for a minute, but this is their first new song in almost two years, and I for one am excited as can be. A few years ago, I included them in the growing Nashville emo scene, and if this single is any indication, they still have it and ...