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“In And Through The Body”, the brilliant new record by Trevor Hall invokes self-examination by exploring themes such as struggle, growth, and redemption. Produced by Brad Cook (Bon Iver, the War on Drugs, Hiss Golden Messenger) this album sees him taking bold chances with his music while staying true to his core values. Hall uses a palette of genres that span from folk, roots-rock and electronic, all with a consistent wash of authentic far-Eastern influence. “As an artist I’ve always received songs about abstract things. One of the reasons that I love music so much is that I can enter any world, and sometimes I’d write about things that I couldn’t explain in words but were a feeling. I would tend to push away human emotions because I thought they weren’t as worthy as these abstract states. But this album is called “In And Through The Body”. It’s about entering […]

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“Don’t Think Twice” and “Bailar” by Sam Smyers are being featured in two episodes of the new Netflix series “Grand Army”, available October 16th. About Sam Smyers Sam Smyers is an artist, songwriter, and music producer who makes Tropical House, Dance Pop, Latin Pop, and House. Sam’s songs have been featured on official Spotify playlists including New Music Friday Latin, Pop Remix, Club Sommer, Fresh Finds: Poptronix, and Tropical Vibes, racking up millions of streams worldwide. Sam’s music has premiered on notable blogs such as Earmilk and Dancing Astronaut. About Grand Army on Netflix The teen drama, adapted from the play “Slut” by Katie Cappiello, stars Odessa A’zion, Odley Jean, Maliq Johnson, Amalia Yoo, and Amir Bageria as students at Brooklyn’s largest public high school, Grand Army High School. The show centers on the lives of these five young adults as they navigate coming-of-age in today’s messy America – think […]

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“Round Town”, the pensive new single from Brooklyn native Adrian Daniel is about dealing with heartbreak and how it can put you in an emotional loop, causing a constant internal battle with our thoughts. The track features artist/producer Asiah and was co-produced by Dutch producers Loot & Manoah Hoff. Adrian Daniel has an earnest R&B/Pop sound nestled between emotive lush vocals and an airy falsetto that commands one’s attention. In just four short years, he’s achieved millions of Spotify streams and has been shown love from the likes of Billboard, TIDAL Rising, Vibe, DJ Booth, The Fader, Audiomack, EarMilk, The Source, Highsnobiety and Clash. Recently recognized by QuestLove’s Okayplayer as a top R&B/Neo-Soul artist and shouted out by BET as a fast rising talent in the genre, Adrian Daniel has positioned himself as a true contender and an artist to watch.

Nashville duo Adrian + Meredith have always marched to their own beat, pounding the pavement and putting their own spin on Americana. Their music embodies the spirit of the human story with a nod to punk, the heart of folk, flavor of Polka, and bounce of swing. What started as a Klezmer tune, turned into a full rock and roller, their new single “Even” is a processing moment as we continue to watch both sides of the political spectrum cut off their noses to spite their face. With social media allowing for a lack of accountability in confrontation, this song is an observation of the obsession with false justice and “getting even” as opposed to true conversation and healthy debate. Four years since their debut release, Adrian + Meredith take their fearless, blistering, and Balkan-tinged Americana to new heights on their sophomore record, Bad for Business, a raucous, rebellious and […]

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Musician, songwriter, and producer Meg Toohey returns with her emotional new single “Lucky Streak”, written in response to the tragic news that her friend Nick Cordero had passed away from COVID-19. Within an hour of sitting down with her guitar she had a full demo together that she sent over to her fellow bandmates from the musical Waitress. Meg thought if they all recorded it together it would be a beautiful way to send their love to Nick’s wife Amanda. Of course everyone was on board, including her longtime friend Sara Bareilles, whose gorgeous harmonies elevated the emotional weight of the tribute. The single will officially be released a week from today on October 13th. Meg Toohey got her start in the Boston music scene, writing and performing alongside artists like Lori McKenna and Josh Ritter. While living in L.A. she worked as a touring musician, playing with the indie […]

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Brooklyn based rapper/producer Julian Xtra is back with a dynamic new single “Five Stars”, slated for release on October 9th. The song celebrates a ‘five star status’ illustrating his passion for creating high quality art. His collaborative nature invites fans into an inspirational mindset while encouraging listeners to “Come be five star with us.” “The track is meant to manifest abundance. It’s a celebration of what I have received as well as what I’m about to get.” – Julian Xtra Julian recently produced a viral TikTok hit for DSW’s “Too Many Shoes” campaign, garnering over 4B views with a massive endorsement by Jennifer Lopez. Quick to follow was his hit “This is Bliss” for Bliss Cosmetics which acquired over 6B TikTok views. Having opened for acts like Post Malone, Migos, Lil’ Yachty, Young Thug, Kevin Gates, Tech N9ne and Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, Julian’s energy organically thrives in a live concert environment. […]

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Brooklyn-based artist Reed Kackley, best known under his moniker BAILE, brings forth a deep dive into the hard-hitting world of electronic music with his brand new EP entitled “Forth”. The record is a melancholy mixture of boomy analog synths, lush vocals and organic instrumentation set to driving, percussive dance beats. Inspired by house, downtempo and experimental music, Kackley’s elegantly layered compositions blend together foley recordings with warm analog synthesizers and lush vocal performances from artists like Felicia Douglass (Dirty Projectors, Ava Luna) and K. Marie Kim (Mitski). In addition to his original work, BAILE has prolifically collaborated on some epic remixes with artists such as Sasha, Beacon, DRAMA, Tim Green and boerd. He’s also one half of the duo Haulm, who we’re also fortunate to rep one-stop for sync. His music has frequently received airplay from KCRW, Pete Tong & Danny Howard (BBC Radio 1), and been written up in […]

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The new sophmore EP by Los Angeles locals No Suits, unsubtly titled “Sex”, is a distinct contrast to their debut EP “Virgin”. Marking a sort of end to their sonic puberty, their evolution from downtempo indie soul pop to confident and punchy funk-hop took form in the making of the new EP throughout the last year. The band’s unique sound comes from a tasteful blending of an indie psych-rock vibe a la Tame Impala with throwback elements from classic hip hop, soul, rock, funk and jazz. The result is music with a pervasive smooth swagger to it, which is likely the key to much of their recent sync success. The lead single off the record “Sue” has achieved over 2.6 million plays on Spotify and was featured in a segment with Brad Pitt for NFL on Fox. Their 2019 single “Clothes Off” has been in spots for MINI Cooper and […]

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Summer adventures, childhood nostalgia, the sweet memories that take us back…that’s the vibe of producer/DJ duo CASHÆ’s new single “This Moment”. The newly dropped music video for the track is a perfect visual representation of never wanting this moment to end. CASHÆ’s self-coined “Trapical” sound is a unique blend of Pop EDM, Trap, and Latin Caribbean influences. This refreshing, global sound earned them over 5 million independent streams in 2019, features on Spotify’s New Music Friday and radio play in 79 countries from the U.S to France to Denmark, Nigeria, and Hong Kong. They’ve also landed sync features on MTV and HBO and Les Mills exercise programs. Most recently, they have worked on tracks for artists like Mau y Ricky, Selena Gomez, Bad Bunny, Halsey, Kat Dahlia, Johann Vera, and more.

It’s pretty likely you’ve never heard of Jackson Boone. He lives a fairly low key life managing a vegan juice bar tucked away all the way up in the top left corner of the country, while also quietly making stunningly gorgeous records. The song we’re highlighting today is the title track to Jackson’s album “Natural Changes”, a timeless psych-folk ballad with lush strings that is tailor-made for a bittersweet cinematic montage. Recorded at Cannon Beach along the Oregon coast with producer Riley Geare of Unknown Mortal Orchestra, “Natural Changes” is rich with vivid imagery of the Pacific coastal setting where it was conceived. Despite touching on heavy subject matter like death and passing into the unknown, the song remains light and dreamy with that small touch of levity Jackson often weaves into his songwriting.