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may it be, an evening star| may 2021

The outside world is getting more vivid, as more people get vaccinated and the days get longer, summer quickly approaching. Take this time to get outside, get grounded, and love on yourself a little bit. But in the in-between, feel free to play our May soundtrack in...

evvan, home

One of our favorite singer/songwriter extraordinaires - alt-folk artist EVVAN - has released a dreamy new 5-track EP, Home, and we're certain it warrants a listen from music lovers of all genres. Never have we felt so much attitude without a hard blues influence in a...

dawson fuss, “hey you”

Today, we have your first look at the new Dawson Fuss music video, which also happens to be the artist's directorial debut. The gorgeous visual boasts warm colors, noticeable contrast of light and dark while the protagonist (Fuss) experiences moments of obvious...

trip carter, “heavyweight”

Singer, rapper, and bassist Trip Carter has the ability to make every situation feel free-flowing and fancy-free. While the subject matter of his new track "Heavyweight" is about how much pressure or weight he puts on his support system at times, the cadence would...

king & platt | sxsw 2021

There was an interesting conversation tucked between movie premiers and music showcases at this year’s South by Southwest. Carole King is a Grammy Award®-winning singer, songwriter, author and environmentalist. She was joined by Jon Platt, Sony Music Publishing...

kcwmn spotlight | jillian riscoe

As much as we love covering music on an international scale, we see the value in (and need for) local artist spotlights. Since Imperfect Fifth is based in Kansas City, we have teamed up with the Kansas City Women's Music Network to bring you artist highlights about...

black fret showcase | sxsw 2021

St. Patrick's Day at SXSW 2021 was an absolute blast. The Black Fret showcase featured six Austin, Texas-based bands in their showcase, giving us some of that SXSW hometown flare we were missing from our couches. Featuring Sydney Wright, Ley Line, Motenko, Eimaral...

nainnoh, nainnoh

Georgian-born American singer-songwriter NAINNOH hit the ground running with her self-titled full-length release this week. The 11-track collection boasts endearing, psychedelic sounds led by sublime vocals. Her accent alone seems to lend itself to the psychedelic...