olivia nelson, “cherry chapstick”

olivia nelson, “cherry chapstick”

London-based singer-songwriter Olivia Nelson is setting the tone for your summertime romance with her new track “Cherry Chapstick”. Smooth and soulful from the first chords, we can only imagine this track being played while dancing or walking around a bar in slow motion on a sweltering summer evening. (Seriously, can you not imagine several scenarios for the perfect music video as you enjoy Nelson’s sultry vocals?) Check it out below, and let us know what you think on Facebook!

Keep up with Olivia Nelson here.

elm, “fear”

elm, “fear”

Elm has dropped their electrifying debut single “Fear”, and we’re worshipping the small glimpses of sun we’re getting this week with it. The song itself addresses the acceptance of oneself and the group of people you surround yourself with, while the soundscape makes you feel like you’re floating in giant donuts on the shores of a deep, blue ocean. (Or probably also just dancing in a club until 2am. Both just as luxurious.)

Keep up with Elm here.

be the bear, “mermaid”

be the bear, “mermaid”

A twinkling intro locks in the mood, as Swedish pop artist Be The Bear‘s (Christina Wehage) ethereal vocals hit the track before the bass sets in. A dance track to its core, the new track “Mermaid” has more than just a bit of energy to it. And it’s layered, as it was originally written for Wehage’s friend who was struggling with their mental health. As we start to really hone in on the importance of providing support and care to all people, and normalizing a broader discussion about mental health, this inspired art keeps our heads above water. But at 1:02, you’d better be ready to groove.

Keep up with Be The Bear here.

wrinkles, “thunderstorm”

wrinkles, “thunderstorm”

Indie rock band Wrinkles puts an emphasis on carefree fun in the music video for their latest single, “Thunderstorm.” In the depths of a Montana winter, we see the five-piece band put their house to the test as they gather every blanket, pillow, tool, and instrument possible to create some sort of musical fortress. The video has a very exciting, TV-sitcom vibe that focuses on who Wrinkles is as a band and highlights their talent as well as their obvious camaraderie. While this is a lighthearted video, it shows the importance of a band’s strong connection not only as musicians, but as friends. As a result, the video – directed by Kendall Rock – perfectly matches the upbeat and catchy qualities of the track.

“Thunderstorm” is the first single off Wrinkles’ sophomore album Other Days, which comes out on August 14th.  Check out the music video, and keep up with the band here.

Other Days Tour Dates
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8.7 – Missoula
8.16 – Helena
8.17 – Bozeman
8.22 – Seattle
8.23 – Vancouver
8.24 – Bellingham
8.25 – Portland
8.26 – Corvallis
8.27 – Eugene
8.28 – San Francisco
8.29 – Oakland
8.30 – Los Angeles
8.31 – San Diego
9.1 – Phoenix
9.2 – Tucson
9.3 – El Paso
9.4 – Marfa
9.5 – Austin
9.6 – Houston
9.7 – Baton Rouge
9.8 – New Orleans
9.9 – Memphis
9.10 – Nashville
9.11 – Athens
9.12 – Asheville
9.13 – Richmond
9.14 – Baltimore / DC
9.15 – Philadelphia
9.16 – Asbury Park
9.17 – New York
9.18 – Amherst
9.19 – Albany
9.20 – Montreal
9.21 – Toronto
9.22 – Hamilton
9.23 – Detroit
9.24 – Chicago
9.25 – St Louis
9.26 – Kansas City
9.27 – Omaha
9.28 – Denver
9.29 – Ft Collins
9.30 – Bozeman

iyves, “gold” (acoustic)

iyves, “gold” (acoustic)

Recently, Brooklyn-based musician IYVES – the moniker for R&B artist Hannah Taxman – released the acoustic version of her soulful track “Gold”. Her vocal range delicately and gorgeously takes the forefront with this production, where she plays with dissonance between lyrical lines. A gospel choir placed sparingly lights up this particular body of work, and we’re left in an intrinsically beautiful ambiance it creates.

Keep up with IYVES here.

elliah heifetz, “paranoid blues”

elliah heifetz, “paranoid blues”

Elliah Heifetz has a fresh EP titled New Folk Songs, which is reflected as such. His latest single is titled “Paranoid Blues”, and we’ve been reeling from its beauty ever since we first set ears on it! His gorgeous, rasp-tinged vocals draw you in with a sense of nostalgia, while the strings and light percussion take you on a very earthy, beautiful sonic journey.

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Keep up with Elliah Heifetz here.