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Labor Day bops [single reviews]

Idle Achiever - "Seaside Suicide": The young duo that could from Sidney, OH is back with arguably their strongest single yet. Noah Reineke and Chase Myers might have a similar posture to twenty one pilots, but their live performances stand out because neither one of them are content to stay behind their respective places on ...

Premiere: Keep those eyes open for Emma Peridot

Last April I randomly discovered on-the-rise pop singer-songwriter Emily Morrone at a First Friday event in Indianapolis’ Fountain Square neighborhood, and I was so taken with her talent that I felt compelled to include her in my Hoosier Monthly Digest that month. Since the release of “Used to Being Used,” the ...

Premiere: Paolo James is back with “Stay With Me”

Paolo James wowed me several months back with his debut single “Smooth,” so when I learned about him releasing another new tune earlier this week, I had to make sure it stayed on my radar. Now that “Stay With Me” is available on all digital platforms, you can take a listen for yourself right here on the ...

new beginnings – what? [single reviews]

The 1975 - "People": The music world is abuzz with the abrupt reinvention of The 1975. The boys are angry, and they want people to know it. The song is the lead single from Notes On a Conditional Form. The whole song is a tongue-in-cheek noise punk jam with a dash of synth. Wait, that idea sounds familiar... who remembers ...

when stuff just comes together [single reviews]

Sucre - "Your Records": The alt-pop project of Stacy and Darren King continues to pump out bop after bop. The latest, "Your Records," came together just within the last month. It's provocative and calming at the same time. This, in spite of a hook that proclaims that "love has gone away from me." Don't be scared. Be ...

Hoosier Monthly Digest: July 2019 Edition

Allison Victoria – “Let Go”: After what has seemed like an eternity (okay, I'm being a little overdramatic, but still...), singer Allison Victoria has finally graced our ears with her debut single. Upon hearing “Let Go” though, it will immediately become apparent to you that this single was well worth the wait. ...

what i’m doing instead of going to the state fair [single reviews]

The Chainsmokers & Illenium: "Takeaway (feat. Lennon Stella)": The critical thinker in me says I shouldn't like this track because it's about as formulaic is they come. If you watch this video explaining how to write a Chainsmokers song, the cliches hold true. Yet, I'll be darned if this isn't infectious and really ...