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by Logan Lowrey-Rasmussen

What and who the hell is Coffee Pot?

For the past few months, I’ve closely followed a musician’s Twitter handle of unknown origins, like Rumpelstiltskin approaching me with a weary bargain, a strange-yet-endearing EP under the title of Anthrophobia ended up getting shoved into the back of my inbox until I felt fully in control of my rapidly-decaying cognitive abilities. Containing the Latin prefix “anthro”, meaning human, how could I resist a short five-track romp with the theme of “human phobia?” I hate humans, and you should too!Read More →

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by Carly Schorman – Poster Parents “Hostility” This Phoenix 4-piece combines crunchy guitars and call-it-out punk vocals on their new summer single, “Hostility”, which just came out this month. Clocking in at under 90-seconds, the track is more like a bright burst of energy rather than an abrasive show ofRead More →

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by Carly Schorman – Of The Valley “Italy” Brian DellaValle, the songwriter behind Of The Valley, divides his time between Copenhagen and Toronto, but hopefully he’ll put a stateside tour on his to-do list because I’m so obsessed right now. “Italy” conveys a certain stolen intimacy; like a secretly witnessed exchange ofRead More →

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Jacob Unterreiner – Oliver Ackermann is a Renaissance man. He is the singer and guitarist in shoegaze stalwarts, A Place to Bury Strangers. He is also the founder of Death by Audio, a boutique guitar effects company. Along with manufacturing pedals, Death by Audio was a musical collective. Oliver andRead More →

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Alt Citizen It doesn’t get much hipper than this Brooklyn-based alt-press outlet for music lovers and pop culture fiends. Interviews, playlists, film reviews, and a whole lot more for that inside line to what the cool kids think is cool. Maybe you’re band might make the cut. Blog – FacebookRead More →

The D.C.-based artist known as Kid Mango has a sweet new single to share today. There’s a conversational framework to the music that lends the hiphop track a jazzy, spoken-word vibe as we move through this triptych aptly titled, “threes”. We gave radio listeners a sneak peek of the track aRead More →

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by Carly Schorman – Little Quirks “Run Away” The family band known as Little Quirks takes a moody turn on their latest single, “Run Away”. The alt-folk trio is comprised of sisters Abbey and Mia, along with their cousin Jaymi. As soon as “Run Away” kicks off, you’ll be drawn into theRead More →

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Upsahl “Can You Hear Me Now” This new single from PHX songwriter [Taylor] Upsahl is like that first cherry limeade of summer: refreshingly bubbly and bright as the noon sun. Once you are afloat on Upsahl’s buoyant pop sound, the weight of the lyrics can begin to take hold, butRead More →

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Jeffrey James “Unsaid” Jeffrey James hails from the Country Capital of Nashville, but he leans more toward the city’s gospel roots on “Unsaid”… uh, musicially, if not lyrically. This song is more about love lost, but let’s face it, most love songs are. James has just the right voice for his soulful R&BRead More →

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by Carly Schorman Senior Editor – To help kick of YabYum’s increased coverage of the literary arts this year, our editorial staff decided to reach out to comrades-in-art and co-founders of Called Back Books, LM Rivera & Sharon Zetter. Called Back Books came to life in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, but thisRead More →