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Francesca Blanchard “Free” French-American singer-songwriter Francesca Blanchard now calls Vermont home, but her rich and earthy voice is being carried well beyond the maple region. Her latest single, “Free”, was featured on an episode of Grey’s Anatomy which has created quite a bit of buzz for this up-and-coming artist. Facebook –Read More →

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by Carly Schorman Senior Editor – Yelle “Interpassion” If you’re planning a Postmodern rollerskating party this summer, YELLE will provide the playlist. The French Electropop songster creates a lush but breathable sound space for that ultra hip vocal delivery that has marked YELLE’s music thus far: sorta disimpassioned yet superRead More →

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The SunPunchers “Screwtop Head” The SunPunchers released two singles in prelude to their new EP which comes out THIS WEEKEND. These songs have a sticky summer warmth, like laying on a screened-in porch on a day buzzing with mosquitoes. There is an aesthetic here of sun tea and swimming holesRead More →

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Ben Zaidi “Irene” Ben Zaidi certainly has as promising a start as any artist could hope for. After growing up in Seattle, Zaidi moved to New York City before attending Harvard University to study music and creative writing. The new single from the artist, “Irene”, is soulful and soft-spoken. The minimalRead More →

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by Carly Schorman Senior Editor – El Sonida De Reposa “Jupiter” Ugh, if you aren’t already on the El Sonida De Reposa train, you might have really missed out. The band released Jupiter – Through Thorns, a limited edition lathe-cut 7″ single, at the end of January and it’s already completelyRead More →

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Em & The Fates “Beautiful Life” NYC’s Em & The Fates go for an old school soul sound on their new single “Beautiful Life”. Grrrl group vocal harmonies lock down that vintage vibe with a nod to Motown. Add to that the radiantly positive message and you have the makingRead More →

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Passerbye “Karaoke Knife Fight” The Houston-based quintet known as Passerbye dropped their EP – Apathy, TX – earlier this year, just in time for the Superbowl. Now that may not seem like an important connection to draw but the band was picked up to play the Superbowl Festival sooo one mightRead More →

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by Carly Schorman Senior Editor – Alexander Wolfe “I Can’t Get to Sleep” Uh, wow. This new single from London folkster Alexander Wolfe really hits hard on an emotional level. That is partially the result of the subject matter which explores “the stigma and struggle surrounding mental illness today.” But it’sRead More →

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Bodega Dream “Polaroids” Bodega Dream fuses psychedelic indie rock and old school hiphop on their politically charged single, “Polaroids”. The Brooklyn-based quartet originally from Miami contains some rather talented players. Darion Ray Kelley spits the pensive lyrics with a slightly aggressive air that reflects the current societal malaise many of usRead More →

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Foresteater “Big Deceiver” So, Foresteater is one of those band’s that snuck up on me. I heard about them, but I hadn’t heard them until it came around time to work on the 2016 awards. Only then did I learn about Nightlife of the Exploding Heads. For shame, I know. Thankfully, Foresteater is on myRead More →

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by Carly Schorman Senior Editor lost valley lost valley Brooklyn’s lost valley proves you can do a little with a lot. On his self-titled debut, you’ll find 11 stripped-down tracks of some of the best bedroom pop I’ve heard in quite some time. “ctl” kicks off the release with somethingRead More →