Lightning Bug (Photo by Ingmar Chen)
Lightning Bug’s upcoming album A Color of the Sky is an album of many firsts: the band’s first album with their new label home, Fat Possum, the band’s first time recording together as a live band.
Recently, Lightning Bug released “September Song, pt. ii,” the second single from the album.
HAERTS (Photo by B.Asch)
German-born, New York-based duo HAERTS (Nini Fabi and Benny Gebert) open up another chapter from their upcoming third album Dream Nation (out May 21st via Anti-Fragile Records).
One could detect the usual comparisons to Fleetwood Mac or First Aid Kid in the fourth song “Why Only You” while making way for additional influences such as Portishead and Lamb.
St. Vincent (Photo by Zackery Michael)
Daddy’s Home, the sixth album from Annie Clark a/k/a St. Vincent, is the latest facet of an ever-evolving artist regarded by many as the most consistently innovative and intriguing presence in modern music. Daddy’s Home is out May 14, 2021 on Loma Vista Recordings.
St. Vincent’s synthesis of this era reaches us in the form of “Pay Your Way In Pain,” a slinky slab of sweaty funk—punctuated by a few examples of Clark’s ability to shred vocal cords rivaling her shredding on her signature Ernie Ball Music Man guitar.
Okay Kaya (Photo courtesy Noon Chorus)
Kaya Wilkins, better known as Okay Kaya, is livestreaming a Valentine’s Day show via Noon Chorus on Sunday, Feb. 14. Catch the darkly soulful singer-songwriter for an engaging and thoughtful, if occasionally melancholy, indie show this weekend.
Julietta (Photo by Kevin Drelon)
Julietta’s Levitate EP is the sound of passing through. It’s the story of a singer who found herself transplanted from the East Coast to the West, going through the ringer and joys of LA all at once.
Emblematic of the new EP is its lead single, “Dopamine.”
A still from the video for Black Marble’s cover of “All I Want for Christmas Is You” (Photo courtesy Motormouth)
Today Black Marble aka Chris Stewart announces the release of a very affectionate cover of Mariah Carey’s beloved 1994 classic, “All I Want For Christmas Is You.” Putting his signature on the track, the Black Marble version is synth-based and perfect for these winter months.
Elliot Moss (Photo by Kevin Condon)
Earlier this year, electronic artist Elliot Moss released a Change in Diet, his third studio album. Catch Elliot playing his new songs in a livestream show on LPR.TV on Saturday, Nov. 21.
Cat Popper (Photo by Vivian Wang)
Cat Popper shares “Maybe It’s All Right,” the first song she’s written during her 25 years as a secret weapon, quietly ubiquitous bass player.
Kristeen Young (Photo courtesy Tell All Your Friends PR)
Art-rock provocateur Kristeen Young recently released “American Landfill,” a reimagining of a song she recorded with David Bowie.
David Byrne (Photo by Jody Rogac)
Reasons to Be Cheerful, the solutions-based online magazine founded by David Byrne, recently announced We Are Not Divided, a six-week collaborative journalistic exploration of our capacity to overcome division.
We Are Not Divided tells the stories of places and institutions that are succeeding in overcoming division. The multimedia series brings together dozens of written features, infographics, video content and other powerful interactive storytelling to infuse the public dialogue with a perspective that highlights the human capacity for finding ways to move toward each other. We Are Not Divided will also feature a collection of original illustrations hand-drawn by Byrne.