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Peruvian Stoner Metal: Rito Verdugo - "Sombras"

Rito Verdugo “Sombras” Cosmos Roaring all stoked and stoned from Lima, Peru, comes Rito Verdugo.  This is one of the greatest stoner heavy metal I have heard since Judas Priest.  These guys are heavy and refuse to lighten up.  No …

Scripts From Life: Billie Eilish - "When The Party's Over"

Billie Eilish “When The Party’s Over” I am not exaggerating how wonder Billie Eilish is.  Her voice has this range that divas would kill for.  She has such passion, such intensity, and she is only 16.  She reminds me of …

Personal Beauty: Augustine de Angelo - "Time (feat. Sufjan Stevens)"

Angelo De Augustine “Time” (feat. Sufjan Stevens) Tomb You combine Angelo de Augustine with Sufjan Stevens, and you get pure unadulterated beauty. de Augustine has one of the voices that could melt the hardest heart, and with Stevens on the piano, …

Jazz: BlissBliss - "I'm Coming Through"

BlissBliss “I’m Coming Through” 3 What a great song.  Imagine Ella Fitzgerald singing in front of Art of Noise.  You have this tremendous band.  What a voice.  Renee Bliss and Lang Bliss have put together the best jazz music I’ve heard for …

Reality: 8 Graves - "Bury Me Low"

8 Graves “Bury Me Low” Black Coming from NYC, 8 Graves consists of Brent Carpentier and Nick Goncalves, who looked ordinary but certainly are not.  Their bio states: “nothing seems to make me feel ok”.  Those are my words to …

Philly Funk: Palmas - "Where Are You Going?"

Palmas “Where Are You Going?” This is some of the best neo funk/soul I’ve heard for a while.  Palmas, from Philadelphia, sound as if Smoky Robinson decided to front Tame Impala.  This is extremely funky and fun music.  Comprised of Eric, …

Raw Country: Sam Morrow - "Paid By The Mile"

Sam Morrow “Paid By The Mile” Concrete and Mud You combine Stevie Ray Vaughn and Earl Scrubs with John Fogerty’s sense of melody and swampishness, you get Sam Morrow.  Down and dirty, this man can play.  He sounds like he …

Nashville Hard Emo: The Pleading - "Lunar"

The Pleading “Lunar” My favorite alternative hard rock band has a new single out, and, as usual, it’s a killer.  The Pleading from Nashville prove you can be ’emo’ and hard hitting as hell at the same time.  Consisting of …

The New Wave of Prog: Catch The Breeze - "Starlight"

Catch The Breeze “Starlight” Glow Recorded in Denmark, Catch The Breeze is atmospheric prog rock at its best.  At once atmospheric yet rocking, Catch The Breeze seems to capture all the beauty of a gentle breeze with the intensity of …

New Americana: Mink's Miracle Medicine - "Page Of You"

Mink’s Miracle Medicine “Page Of Me” Pyramid Theory Coming from my backyard, Harper’s Valley, WV, Mink’s Miracle Medicine has managed to change the whole sound of Americana/country music just by the shear honesty of their music.  Mink’s Miracle Medicine consists …

Garage Blues: Darkwing - "Necropants"

Darkwing “Necropants” Super Silver I love these punks.  First, they name their band after one of cartoon heroes.   Then, they name one song, “Necropants”.  So cool and hilarious.  This group of misfits from Brooklyn, consisting of Louis, Rich, Sharif, and Zack, …

Political Rock and Roll: Rebel Rampage - "Immigration Man"

Rebel Rampage “Immigration Man” Divided We Fall Wow, this album drops at the time when we really need to be reminded that, divided we fall, and it seems America’s politics is doing its best to divide.  One of the many …

Bruised But Not Defeated: Lil Josiey - "Sunset Shawnty (w/Vito)"

Lil Josiey “Sunset Shawnty (w/Vito)” Well, Lil Josiey has delivered with another beautiful song.  This song is very deep, romantic, but it rings so true.  Lil Josiey (aka as Josiah Gomula) has all the earmarks for being big, I mean …

Honesty: SOAK - "Everybody Loves You"

SOAK “Everybody Loves You” SOAK has done it again.  This musician from Derry, Northern Ireland, has definitely overcome the so-called ‘sophomore’ curse by releasing another heart-breaking song about thwarted love.  This time around, SOAK has expanded her production, but her …

St. Lucia's Joyfully-Rich 'Hyperion'

St. Lucia’s Jean-Phillip Grobler brings his high-energy dance pop to a new level with Hyperion, which can only be described as joyfully-rich pop music. Grobler’s quintet adopt a more minimalist dose of stark electronica. Harmonizing synthesizer highlights and staccato melodies. …

Things That Go Bump: Paper Fairy - "Haunted"

Paper Fairy “Haunted” Haunter Haunted Paper Fairy is the solo project of Brooklyn musician Chris Gaskell. The debut album, Haunter Haunted, features Gaskell on bass, piano, guitar and vocals with guest appearances by various New York Musicians such as drummers Itay …

Songs of Hope and Love: St. Lenox - "Hashtag Brooklyn Karaoke Party"

St. Lenox “Hashtag Brooklyn Karaoke Party” Ten Fables of Young Ambition and Passionate Love Choi, aka St. Lenox, is from Columbus, where he left to train at Julliard as a classical violinist to give it up (lucky for us) for …

Icelandic Dark Wave: Kaelan Mikla - "Hvermig kemst eg upp?"

Kaelan Mikla “Hvermig kemst eg upp?” Nott Eftir Nott Another wonderful band has come out of Iceland, a tremendous post dark wave/synth wave band called Kaelan Mikla.  Margrét Rósa, Laufey Soffia, and Sólveig Matthildur formed the band in Reykjavik five years …

Dark Hopefulness: Silent Planet - "In Absence"

Silent Planet “In Absence” When The End Began The only thing silent about Silent Planet’s new single is the first two small breaks.  This is a loud, beautifully loud single filled with guitar riffs, drum rolls, and bass lines galore.  …

Electric Hip Hop: Ashnikko - "Blow"

Ashnikko “Blow” OK, this is the best hip hop artist I’ve heard since M.I.A. (without the politics), because she is not doing what most in the hip hop community are doing.  London by way of Latvia by way of North Carolina, …

Coming Home: morgxn - "home" ft. WALK THE MOON

morgxn “home” ft. WALK THE MOON morgxn singing this song with WALK THE MOON frontman Nicholas Petricca is really nothing short of heaven.  Also, the beat just keeps your head and feet moving.  I love the lyrics.  It is so true, as Dorothy …

Dark Romance: Spiryt - "Le Gardien Des Secrets"

Spiryt “Le Gardien Des Secrets” Underworld This is amazing music.  Spiryt is a french artist who has been making great, atmospheric music since the mid 80’s but refuses to play the game.  His music is moody, dark, atmospheric, perfect for …

Philly Punk: SOLD - "Cops"

SOLD “Cops” Feels Unreal This punk band from Philadelphia knows what they’re doing.  This is a great single, and the album is so loud and noisy, just like rock n roll should be.  I know nothing about these guys, which …

The End/The Beginning: Kurt Vile - "Bassackwards"

Kurt Vile “Bassackwards” Bassackwards Another great song from Kurt Vile.  He is always so honest, so real.  It’s no wonder who collaborated with Courtney Barnett, because the two share that same time of narrative.  Vile’s songs are more like conversations, …

Rock n Roll: All Them Witches - "Diamond"

All Them Witches “Diamond” ATW This is one of my favorite bands.  No one sounds like them.  Coming from Nashville, you’d think the guys had some country stamped to them.  Hell no; this is rock and roll.  Comprised of Parks, …

Power Unleashed: The Joy Formidable - "The Better Me"

The Joy Formidable “The Better Me” “AAARTH” Wow, this is not your normal rock/pop/anything song.  This is in a category all its own.  The Joy Formidable is Ritzy – Vocals / guitars; Rhydian – Bass; and Matt – Drums.  Ritzy’s voice is …

Dark Love: Laura Carbone and The Pains of Being Pure at Heart - "The Flowers Beneath Your Feet"

Laura Carbone and The Pains of Being Pure at Heart “The Flowers Beneath Your Feet” You get Laura Carbone and The Pains of Being Pure At Heart (Kip) together on a song, you are going to get some real chemistry.  …

Psychedelic Fun: Guerilla Toss - "Meterological"

Guerilla Toss “Meterological” Twisted Crystal Guerilla Toss dropped their insanely crazy new album on September 14, and it’s amazing.  Imagine if Deee-Light and Art of Noise took acid together and created music; that is Guerilla Toss.  Fun, psychedelic, danceable, all …

Chilean Punk/Pop: Bailarines Muertos - "Sinestesia"

Bailarines Muertos “Sinestesia” My favorite Chilean punk/pop rock band has released one of the most fun videos ever.  This smoothie being made looks delicious, and the music kicks ass.  These guys from Santiago, comprised of Sebastián González, Gonzalo Alarcón, Benjamín Soto, and Javiera Labra …

True Goth: Bela Goosy - "I Underdog"

Bela Goosy “I Underdog” My favorite goth performer has a new single out.  Listen to this, watch the video, and it becomes obvious why Bela Goosy is my Goth hero.  Coming from Lagraulire, France, Goosy is just bursting with the classic …

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