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ester, turn around

Chicago singer-songwriter Anna Holmquist formed Ester back in 2017 with the help of friends and collaborators, and now they’re about to release their first full-band LP, Turn Around. The record is a meditation both on major life changes and looking back at the past to...

the grahams, kids like us

Husband and wife duo The Grahams delve into new territory for their third album, Kids Like Us, trading traditional Americana for neon-colored indie-rock experimentation. “Fuck the genre labels people want to put on us. We never felt they fit us anyway.” These are the...

charming liars, “blame”

Alt group Charming Liars have followed up their recent success with the release of new track, ‘Blame”. Charming Liars’ journey began in the west-end London music scene, with guitarist Karnig Manoukian and bassist Mike Kruger writing and playing together in a series of...

big fox, “let love in”

Charlotta Perrier, under the alias Big Fox, returns with new single “Let Love In” off her sophomore album See How the Light Falls. Both were released the same day, and are ready for our listening pleasure. When talking about her newest release, Perrier said, “I...

magic waters, pinky swear

When Ryan Lee of Santa Cruz, Cali was familiarizing himself with his new studio Paradise Garage came his own musical project, Magic Waters. After recording the songs that would make up his debut EP Pinky Swear, it became clear these songs needed to be heard. This...

elrichman, “i mostly consume”

Toronto-based artist Elrichman (also known as Paul Elrichman of Ducks Unlimited and Germaphobes) has just released his new single, “I Mostly Consume”, which is from his upcoming sophomore LP, Heaven’s Mayor. The record is the follow up to his 2014 effort, Young,...

the slow readers club, the joy of the return

Manchester pop band The Slow Readers Club has recently released new single “Jericho” ahead of their highly anticipated new album, The Joy of the Return, out today via Modern Sky UK, which will be followed by a UK/European tour. “Jericho’s our ‘sunniest’ track to date,...

shasta, “roaming hearts”

Indie all-star group Shasta - comprised of Micayla Grace (Albert Hammon Jr., Bleached), Jennifer Duardo, Jon Sortland (The Sins) and Cecilia Della Perruti (Gothic Tropic, Beck) - recently introduced listeners to their track “Roaming Hearts”. With dreamlike harmonies,...

katrina cain, “forgive me in the morning”

Katrina Cain, former contestant of NBC’s The Voice, has recently released her latest single “Forgive Me in the Morning”. The track highlights the intensity of conflicting emotions after fighting with someone you love. The song consoles while simultaneously encouraging...

sxsw 2017: a look back in time

In March of 2017, we were in a different place. Financially, emotionally, career-wise... but the biggest difference? We were covering SXSW as official press (for a different publication). Imperfect Fifth has thrived on what we learned within that community, learning...

ded, mannequin eyes

On March 12th, DED, the four-piece nu-metal powerhouse from Phoenix, AZ, released a 2-track mini EP titled Mannequin Eyes – and it’s worth screaming about. Not one to be missed, this heart-pounding release is features radio hit “A MANNEQUIN IDOL (Lullaby)” as well as...