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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...

tonne, “catalina”

Former singer/songwriter of Austin’s Black Forest Fire, Jay Tonne, has a new indie project, aptly named Tonne. Tonne has just released his new single “Catalina” from his upcoming four song EP, Bridey Murphy. Post Black Forest Fire, Jay moved to Denver and pursued an...

inspiration | joe barksdale

The playlist is a list of songs that inspired all of the music that i will release this year. It also give people a look into where i am trying to go with my music. There are also some songs in this playlist that I cover live and will be releasing covers of this year....

yumi zouma, truth or consequences

Indie pop wizards Yumi Zouma’s highly-anticipated new album, Truth or Consequences, was released today via Polyvinyl Record Co. Produced by Yumi Zouma themselves with mixing by Jake Aron (Solange, Snail Mail), TOC is chock-full of contemplation, duality, and the hard...

murder by death @ liberty hall

Murder by Death returned to Lawrence, KS, on March 7 for a show at historic Liberty Hall. The group is mid-way through their current tour celebrating 20 years as a band. The crowd was so happy to welcome them back to Lawrence. The night included a great moment when...

the districts, you know i’m not going anywhere

Four-piece indie rock outfit The Districts have just released their new album, You Know I’m Not Going Anywhere, the album that almost never happened. After nearly 200 shows and two years of touring in support of their 2017 effort, Popular Manipulations, the band found...