pi jacobs, two truths and a lie

pi jacobs, two truths and a lie

Southern California singer-songwriter Pi Jacobs is set to release her newest album Two Truths and a Lie on Feb. 21. This album is one about strength, struggle, romance, and the resilience of everyday women.

Jacobs unique style combines electrified rock and rootsy Americana, created by incorporating staple bluegrass and standard rock & roll instruments. These instruments accompany Jacobs’ bluesy, unforced vocals as effortlessly as though everything came together at the same time.

Most of Jacob’s music reflects on the broad perspective of travel, Two Truths and a Lie, is an outward and inward look at women, including herself. In songs like “First Thing Tomorrow”, she rocks the blues, admitting struggling with thoughts of freedom and putting off plans to “put this bottle down, wake up and take a stand.” This is relatable, because we all struggle wanting to change the world around us, while simultaneously trying to distract ourselves from it. “Party Girl” is a vulnerable track, allowing her to admit that she — as most others — has worked hard to fit in with people in her life, perhaps not always turning to the right decisions for it.

One of our absolute favorite tracks? Eleventh and final track “Slow On Down”, because of its relaxing nature, and its clear departure from its predecessors to bring you back to a peaceful state of mind, amidst all of the heavy topics covered throughout the album. It’s almost comforting to be in the presence of this track, and that’s everything we could wish from the end of a blues album.

Check out the latest video for “Rearview Mirror” below, and take your full listen to this album this Friday!

Keep up with Pi Jacobs here.

post animal, forward motion godyssey

post animal, forward motion godyssey

Chicago-bred psych pop quintet Post Animal – expertly comprised of Dalton Allison, Jake Hirshland, Javi Reyes, Wesley Toledo, and Matt Williams – truly brought their A Game with the release of Forward Motion Godyssey today. Leisurely rolling into an easygoing soundscape with “Your Life Away”, the 80s-inspired fade-in on second track “Post Animal” is both nostalgic and frantic. “Schedule” brings us back to a more 70s-psych aura, bright vocals and crashing cymbals leading the way.

“Fitness”, as its predecessors, has a completely different feel, bringing with it an audible sense of mystery. “In a Paradise” feels more 80s hair band, a track we could easily see being placed in the soundtrack of Top Gun II, if things were to go our way. (The first minute at least, before it goes into more Guitar Hero territory.) “The Whole” is an instrumental track that sounds as though it should be played in queue for a Star Wars attraction. Glittering and lovely, it paves the way for “How Do You Feel” (Note: NOT a question) in a way that highlights the synth in both tracks.

“Safe or Not” brings with its title a mystery, and with its soundscape more of a dance track than anything else. We can very much imagine “Private Shield” as more of a contemporary Warped Tour track, while “Damaged Goods” rips hard, and we’re totally smitten. “Sifting” is the eleventh and final track, bringing the listener’s heart rate back down after a short burst of ethereal energy mid-track.

What’s your favorite song on the new release? Let us know!

Keep up with Post Animal here.

it’s all about love, anywhere | best new tracks of february 2020

it’s all about love, anywhere | best new tracks of february 2020

2020 has marked a new chapter in the lives of many, and we have been overwhelmed with news of good changes in our friends’ lives, and, honestly? Not surprised. The creative force that seems to have supercharged this year shows no signs of slowing down, and it may have wrapped us up so tight in its existence — filled to the brim with gorgeous lyrics, magnetic chorus lines, incredible bass, and intrinsically alluring melodies — that we are JUST coming up for air and realizing TOMORROW IS VALENTINE’S DAY.

But you know what? That’s not what February is anymore. It took this long, but it doesn’t seem that each month is categorized by its major holiday. And that actually feels better than anything else. Knowing that music is transcending what it once was, and becoming a deeper reflection of our thoughts and emotions than ever before.

This month, let’s celebrate the wins. Celebrate the new songs that have entered our minds, the new sensations that bubble up from it all. Celebrate the creative efforts honed by talents such as Stumbleine, MOONZzMo Lowda & The Humble, and more!

Check back all month for more additions to the latest and greatest soundtrack to your year!

whoa dakota, “lovefool”

whoa dakota, “lovefool”

If you haven’t experienced the ethereal vocal wonderment that is Whoa Dakota (Jesse Ott), then why not try the act on for size with an updated version of one of your favorite 90s tracks? The indie pop songstress has mastered several throwback options — trust us, we’ve seen her multiple times live and she absolutely destroys every stage she’s on — and this is one of our favorites. And is there a more perfect time of year to be pulling this one out of our back pockets, anyway?

Happy Valentine’s Day, and every day, with this flirty, fun track!

Keep up with Whoa Dakota here.

beabadoobee, “sun more often”

beabadoobee, “sun more often”

Today, indie pop sensation Beabadoobee released the official music video for her track “Sun More Often.” Animated by Elliot Bech, the entirety of the video is a gorgeous black and white cartoon with images alluding to the Space Cadet EP. While she soulfully sings, her words breathe life into your day as she implores you to look at the bright side of things, with lyrics like: “If you try/You’ll see/That the world’s/Not scary as it seems.”

Check out the video below, and let us know what your thoughts are over on Facebook!

TOUR
3/23 – Atlanta, GA – Aisle 5 *
3/25 – Washington, DC – Union Stage *
3/26 – Philadelphia, PA – Foundry *
3/27 – Toronto, ON – Velvet Underground *
3/29 – New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom *
3/31 – Cleveland, OH – House of Blues – Cambridge Room *
4/02 – St. Paul, MN – Amsterdam *
4/03 – Kansas City, MO – Encore @ Uptown #
4/04 – Denver, CO – Moon Room @ Summit Hall #
4/05 – Salt Lake City, UT – Kilby Court #
4/07 – Seattle, WA – Crocodile #
4/08 – Portland, WA – Holocene #
4/10 – San Francisco, CA – Rickshaw Stop #
4/14 – Phoenix, AZ – Valley Bar #
4/27 – Houston, TX – Cynthia Woods Pavilion ^
4/29 – Austin, TX – Austin360 Amphitheater ^
5/2 – Dallas, TX – Dos Equis Pavilion ^
5/3 – El Paso, TX – Don Haskins Center ^
5/5 – Glendale, AZ – vGila River Arena ^
5/7 – Los Angeles, CA – The Forum ^
5/8 – Irvine, CA – FivePoint Amphitheatre ^
5/11 – Morrison, CO – Red Rocks Amphitheatre ^
5/13 – Omaha, NE – Baxter Arena ^
5/14 – St Louis, MO – Enterprise Center ^
5/16 – St. Paul, MN – Xcel Energy Center ^
5/18 – Milwaukee, WI – Fiserv Forum ^
5/19 – Columbus, OH – Schottenstein Center ^
5/21 – Toronto, ON – Budweiser Stage ^
5/23 – Washington, DC – The Anthem ^
5/26 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden ^
5/29 – Hanover, MD – The Hall Live! Casino and Hotel ^
5/30 – Camden, NJ – BB&T Pavillion %
6/1 – Pittsburgh, PA – Petersen Events Center ^
6/3 – Cleveland, OH – Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse ^
6/5 – Virginia Beach, VA – Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater ^
6/6 – Charlotte, NC – Spectrum Center ^
6/8 – Jacksonville, FL – Daily’s Place ^
6/9 – Miami, FL – Bayfront Park Amphitheatre ^
6/11 – Duluth, GA – Infinite Energy Center ^

* w/ support from Eliza & The Delusionals
# w/ support from Taylor Janzen
^ In support of The 1975
% 104.5 Birthday Celebration

Festivals:
3/16 – 3/22 – SXSW – Austin, TX
4/11 – Coachella – Indigo, CA
4/18 – Coachella – Indigo, CA
5/24 – Boston Calling – Boston, MA

Keep up with Beabadoobee here.