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Skyler Cocco - "Some Nerve" (audio) (premiere)

The singer-songwriter blends classic grunge sounds with a strong pop sensibility on her new single.

Drawing inspiration from such seemingly disparate artists as Silversun Pickups, Grimes, and Stone Temple Pilots, singer-songwriter Skyler Cocco brings a unique pop sensibility to heavy, guitar-based rock. Her roaring, melodic new single "Some Nerve" is a good example, and bodes very well for her debut album Reverie which will be released in 2016.

"When I write a song, I allow myself to relive a lot of memories in order to pull exact emotions and actions into my writing," she explains. "It can be pretty unnerving at times, and that feeling of 'why am I thinking about this, stop thinking about this' is something that brought 'Some Nerve' to life. The song is basically an argument with my mind personified. I feel like your own mind and imagination can be your worst enemy at times, so this song is basically a realization of how sick you can make yourself feel and confronting these invasive thoughts."

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Continuing our celebration of PopMatters' 20th anniversary, we revisit our 10 picks for the best debut albums of 2009. It turns out our selections were prescient as many of these artists have gone on to storied careers. Travel back to 2009 and see them again for the first time.

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The 60 Best Albums of 2009

PopMatters turns 20 years old this October and we're beginning to celebrate our history by taking you back in time a decade ago. Obama was in the White House and the musical times were very good indeed. Revisit 2009 through its best albums.

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