MUNCHIES

Starting his musical journey as a drummer and eventually finding his way to the guitar, Minneapolis-based folk/country artist Michael Gay (f/k/a Almighty American) draws inspiration from his dad’s record collection. With the sounds of Willie Nelson, John Prine and Jerry Jeff Walker deep within his heart, this week Michael is releasing the first two new singles under his own name. A matched set, “Long, Cold Winter” is about persevering through the cold hard winter while “Good Night” is about enjoying a summer night by the Mississippi River. According to Michael: “It is my little ode to Minnesota, celebrating both sides of the coin. Living here has taught me to embrace seasons in life even when you’re looking for that chapter to close. We’re stronger for it.” The sentiment resonates with a lot of us this year, just as we enter what is likely to be an unusually long, lonely winter […]

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Like so many of our favorite artists, Memphis rapper Daz Rinko just loves to mix it up. His recent single “Candy Mane” is a dreamy concoction of hip hop, R&B and retro 80’s dance pop, like a pure sugar rush like you get from mixing all the fountain soda flavors together. Produced by Italian producer Cheap Limousine, “Candy Mane” gets it’s throwback vibe from the classic DX7 piano, bouncy synth bass lines and electric guitar dripping in spring reverb. Daz leans further in to the nostalgia vibe with a nod to MTV in the video: Daz’s brilliant 2017 debut EP “Black Boy Joy” showcased his southern take on future bounce and lyrically tackled some of the struggles facing black youth today. It frankly sounds fresher and more relevant than much of what was released this year. It’s no surprise he received praise and recognition from NPR, Noisey, Pigeons & Planes, […]

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Eddy Braveaux has been honing his craft for over a decade, developing a unique hip hop aesthetic he calls “dream trap”. Born Edward Ebri to Nigerian immigrants in Jacksonville, FL, Eddy is a proud first generation American. With grit and determination he’s built a reputation for himself not just as a talented rapper, but also a producer, recording engineer and graphic designer. A true independent creative. Braveaux’s style is heavily influenced by martial arts and video games, built around dense beats and employing sly, incisive wordplay. Throughout his career he’s mostly remained a solo artist, but recently he decided to branch out and start doing features and collaborations. This includes his new single “INCOMING”, featuring an early member of XXXTentacion’s infamous hip hop collective Member’s Only, Miami rapper Fukkit. “INCOMING” has a mellow swagger to it, with Braveaux laying back in the cut and unleashing Fukkit to provide contrast with […]

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Enter the Päterverse. An accomplished actor, writer, director and recording artist performing under the moniker Päter, Parmida Kakavand’s unique style of songwriting navigates themes like self-discovery and mental health with an irreverent, lighthearted touch. So it was no surprise that the brilliant lead single “Dam, Damn” from the self-produced EP “SOLE” received well over 300k streams on Spotify. Quite the achievement for a debut release. It’s also what caught our ears, it’s just a damn good song! Following on the heels of that initial success, this past week Päter released a powerful follow-up single “Earth In Revolt”, a frenetic climate action anthem that the world needs to hear. “I wrote this song when I was driving down the highway early in the pandemic and there was this massive, orange sunset filling up the whole horizon. It felt like nature flaunting its ability to reclaim itself. That’s where the “Earth in […]

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Amidst the most turbulent year in living memory, “Still Wandering” by Bronze Radio Return is an inspiring ray of light. The song delivers the positive message that despite the despair that comes from being on an uncertain path, a healthy sense of wonderment always keeps life interesting and new. “I think this song speaks to those who are out there searching for something different or better, and being open to change along the way. This band has endured a lot of change and challenges over the years, yet we’re always excited for the future, and as we open the next chapter, we approach it with more wisdom, but the same drive we had over a decade ago when we were getting started. We’re still keeping on, and still wandering.” – Rob Griffith Though a stripped-down sentimental ballad, the song still manages to deliver the band’s signature big choruses. The layered […]

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“M.I.A” by CRSB is featured in Episode 120 of the Tyler Perry BET+ series “Bruh”. About CRSB CRSB is a musical duo based out of the San Francisco Bay Area who create their own unique brand of Island Soul-infused Pop. The group garnered mass attention from the public after they began to release live home videos performing their original compositions. Now, CRSB has a collection of videos that have amassed over three and a half million plays on YouTube. About “Bruh” on BET+ This original comedy follows the lives of four African-American men as they navigate careers, relationships and life in Atlanta. The show focuses on hard-luck entrepreneur John and his more successful friends from college Tom, Bill and Mike.

We’re thrilled to announce an exciting new partnership with SyncFloor and the creation of our very own Bodega Sync Store! This new digital marketplace will help sync professionals and creatives of all kinds find the perfect track in our exclusive one-stop catalog, thanks to SyncFloor’s intuitive search. SyncFloor’s branded SyncStore websites let catalog holders with unique offerings highlight the strongest, most intriguing sides of their repertoire. Music professionals searching for music can see upfront what licenses are available and how the track might fit into their budget. It’s part of SyncFloor’s vision for an improved, frictionless experience that unlocks amazing independent music for sync professionals. “Bodega Sync has the kind of catalog we love working with: creative, high quality, one-stop and fiercely independent,” says Kirt Debique, Co-founder and CEO of SyncFloor. “We’re excited to add value for people seeking music for picture and to offer more opportunities to the artists […]

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On the heels of their incredible new album “Sex”, Los Angeles three-piece No Suits is back with another funky new single entitled “Ice Cold”. Effortlessly blending together elements of indie psych-rock, hip hop and funky retro R&B as though it were a frozen piña colada, the song features not one, but two impeccable guitar solos. And let’s be honest, very few bands can pull off even one decent guitar solo these days. The accompanying music video is the perfect complement to a jam like “Ice Cold”, a fixed-camera stroll through an epic house party complete with booty shaking, red solo cups and a couple dudes making out: Since signing with Bodega Sync, No Suits has had their music licensed by MINI Cooper, Gold Bond and NFL on Fox. With a string of successful collaborations with emerging indie rappers like Abhi The Nomad and Kota The Friend, the band’s exceptionally slick […]

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As covered in a recent LA Times feature, Chris Mann is an impressively multifaceted talent. You might remember him from his stint on “The Voice”, or perhaps his starring role in Phantom Of The Opera, or most recently from his viral parody videos which entertained millions worldwide. But none of that holds a candle to Chris’s amazing new Pop/R&B record “Noise”. “I was inspired to create a new sound for “Noise” that really encompasses what I love most about pop music— classic, hooky melodies, urban beats, vintage horns, and honest lyrics that speak to where I am right now in life, love, and the times.” Working with a cadre of incredible talent including Ca$h Clay Beats, ​India.Arie, Ian Barter, Willy Beaman and Thomas Daniel, this album blends a healthy dose of 90’s throwback R&B a la Justin Timberlake with a ton of other influences pulled from Mann’s diverse musical experiences. […]

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Like so many kids growing up poor in the NYC projects, two clear options were laid before Miguel Cespedes, better known as TruRebel Migs. Pursue a life of crime in the streets, or plan an escape route through music. And it was the latter which brought this brilliant young rapper out to Los Angeles to record his EP “Lust, Love & War – Detox & Quarantine | Part 1”. From the very first hit of the opening track “Needs” you immediately get drawn into a dark, swirling vortex with a bit of a menacing vibe. With lyrical themes of sex, drugs, violence and street life, it’s very much what you’d expect from a rap record. But Migs delivers real emotion in his voice that you can really feel. His elevated sense of phrasing, melody, wordplay and imagery set him apart from most rappers. The production on the record is notable […]

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