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Radio Phoenix Broadcast of The YabYum Hour: Sam Etling

Garrett is holding down the YabYum Hour fort on Radio Phoenix. As producer, DJ, and host, he’s truly making the show his own. On this edition, he called up Sam Etling of Sore Eyes to talk about his new EP, It’s Really Gonna Suck, for Now. He also has another excellent edition of “Songs You Wouldn’t Normally Hear on the YabYum Hour”. Check it…

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Music Video of the Day: “Harpy” by Fair Mothers

Brooding, heavily-textured, alt-folk is definitely my kinda thing and Fair Mothers gets it so right on their latest single. More a smoldering coal that slow-burn because “Harpy” never really catches fire. It just seethes with hidden heat, like a wound not yet healed. Kevin Allan, the musician behind Fair Mothers, delivers lyrics in a gutted voice only to be punctuated by the anguished vocals of Glasgow-based US artist Faith Eliott just before the song comes to its close. Get into the gothic folk of the new single, “Harpy.”

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Good Question: Yvette Young of Covet

by Jacob Unterreiner

I’ve spoken to a lot of musicians in my life. If I’ve learned one thing from these conversations it is that it is hard to pursue music in a balanced, healthy way. There’s a never ending wave of variables threatening artists–economic instability, narcissism, obsessiveness, and insecurity to name a few. So when you encounter somebody balanced, they really stand out.

I believe Yvette Young is one of those special people who has arrived at a balanced place. She might disagree with this categorization, and I’m sure she’s still got things she wants to improve, but from my perspective she has managed to compose incredibly impactful music with her band Covet while gracefully navigating the pressures of being a generational guitar talent, a social media phenomenon, and a bandleader…

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Music Video of the Day: Coffee & Cigarettes by T R U V O N N E

Take a moment to pause and reflect with this new single from NeoSoul artist T R U V O N N E. Combining smooth electronica sounds with a Contemporary R&B vibe, “Coffee & Cigarettes” will allow a calm to settle over you, but as you pay attention to the lyrics (and the lyric video will help with this) you might start to feel a certain malaise…

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