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æves, “loaded love”

Earlier this year, pop duo ÆVES - comprised of long-time friends Molly O'Malley and Matthew Adam - released their smooth, beautiful track "Loaded Love". Addressing difficulties that arise in a romantic relationship, the song itself is something everyone can relate to...

harry styles, harry styles

Alright, folks. I am pretty darn open-minded (if I do say so myself), but I never thought I would find myself saying (typing) the following: Harry Styles‘ self-titled solo debut is my album of Summer 2017. I will admit that One Direction wasn’t a half bad boy group,...

amy annelle, “buckskin stallion blues”

Some of you may have recently gone out to see a little award-nominated dark comedy titled Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri during this holiday season, and we hear it's one that will completely engulf you. Not only is the movie absolutely riveting, but the...

darcys, “another log on the fire”

As we slug through the final week of 2017, we might find it more fulfilling to be sitting by the fire instead of working or doing really anything productive. But it's those cozy nights that can lead to some of the most magical ideas. So we implore you to add "Another...

childish gambino, awaken, my love!

Childish Gambino (given name: Donald Glover) has my heart for so many reasons. And I don’t mean romantically. He has been operating on his own terms professionally for as far back as I can remember. A perfect example of this? When, in his early twenties, he left the...

thumpasaurus, “mental karate”

Los Angeles-based dance/funk quintet Thumpasaurus - comprised of Lucas Tamaren (Guitar/Vocals), Henry Solomon (Saxophone), Paul Cornish (Keys), Logan Kane (Bass), and Henry Was (Drums/Production) - recently released a hilarious and intense music video for their upbeat...

bülow, “lines”

Earlier this month, indie pop newcomer Bülow released a visual to go with her mellow, "set him straight" single "Lines". The video itself is mesmerizing, as it is essentially a repeating gif of the singer, blowing smoke out of her mouth and looking at vinyl on her...

home for the holidays

This holiday season seems to have flown by, though we know people say that every year. The thing is, we have been so enamored by the music submissions during the entirety of 2017, and we were in way over our heads even remotely trying to make BEST OF lists. (Though,...

peter aristone, “eye of a needle”

This year, Slovakian singer/songwriter Peter Aristone released his Happiest Accidents EP as his first official collection of songs in quite a while. His standout single "Eye of a Needle" incorporates 70s and 80s vibes into the instrumentals, inspirational lyrics set...

creature comfort holiday special

This year, while we were down at Bonnaroo 2017, we met some of the most incredible humans. The boys of Nashville-based Creature Comfort had won a slot to play the festival, and we did a little photo shoot with them. Well, we've kept up with them and their deliriously...

irontom at arvest bank theatre at the midland

On December 14th, IronTom played as part of the fun lineup for The Night The Buzz Stole XXMas. Having experienced their pension for live performance this past summer, we weren't surprised by their ability to get the audience to go wild. But we were slightly perturbed...

girl as wave, “houdini”

This winter, New York singer/songwriter Girl As Wave released another piece of her thus far incredible introduction to the music world. Her latest single, "Houdini", takes you to a world full of dreampop vibes and and stunning, ethereal vocals. With driving percussion...

seasonal beast, muscle memory

Rounding out 2017 as best they can, NY-based Israeli transplant quintet Seasonal Beast released a particularly entrancing eleven-track album titled Muscle Memory in October. From first track "I Can Make You Disappear", you feel like your whole being is melting into...