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March 2015

Wake Up Lucid - “White Collar Love” (video) (Premiere)

For sleazy, scuzzy rock that sounds like it became sentient in the sewers of Los Angeles, the wicked distortion of Wake Up Lucid's "White Collar Love" fits the bill brilliantly.


PopTalk: The 2015 Grammys, “True Artistry”, and Meme Culture

The latest PopTalk podcast takes a look at whether or not, as Kanye West suggests, the Grammys and awards culture in general can or should care about "true artistry".


ILOVEMAKONNEN Shares Track Off Upcoming New Mixtape

Today ILOVEMAKONNEN brings us the new tune "Drink More Water 5", a freestyle from the mixtape Drink More Water 5 releasing 31 March.


Feral Conservatives - “Last Legs” (video) (Premiere)

The charming mandolin-accented pop of Feral Conservatives' "Last Legs" is a real earworm of a number.


Squarepusher - “Stor Eiglass” (audio)

The boundary-pushing United Kingdom electronic project Squarepusher just dropped a new track from its forthcoming full-length, Damogen Furies.


Liz Longley - “Outta My Head” (video) (Premiere)

The tender, longing "Outta My Head" finds the Nashville-based Liz Longley finding a way to move on from the past -- which, as she sings it, is no small task.


A Troop of Echoes - “Small Fires” (audio) (Premiere)

The saxophone-led, Pixies-channeling instrumental number "Small Fires" is an ideal song to spin as the sunny rays of spring kick in.


The Bruised Reed - “Leave the Light On” / “This is Wrong” (audio)

Detroit husband-wife duo release contrasting pair of songs showcasing their aggressive and serene sides.


George Usher and Lisa Burns - “More Than That I Cannot Say” (video) (Premiere)

"More That I Cannot Say" is one of the tunes on George Usher and Lisa Burns' The Last Day of Winter whose energy beckons the listener to shake off the thaw and walk towards the fresh air of spring.


Bad Veins - ‘The Mess Remade’ (album stream) (Premiere)

A colorful hodgepodge of sonic experimentation centered on a firm indie pop, The Mess Remade is a clever and fun outing from Cincinnati's own Bad Veins.


February 2015

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