Song of the Day: “All I Want for Christmas Is You” by Black Marble

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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.

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Song of the Day: “J’Veux Un Chien” by Yelle

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Julie Budet of Yelle (Photo by Jerome Lobato)

France’s YELLE recently revealed the sweltering video for their song “J’Veux Un Chien” (“I Want a Dog”), the third single with a double-entendre.

Wanting a supportive partner (a dog) who respects one’s mind but also fulfills the dirtiest desires (not a dog!). The song is deep, dark and erotic. But yes, playful enough for your little cousin to sing. Brilliant. The music video, directed by Giant, is sophisticated yet simple, precise and powerful like the song.

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Song of the Day: “Echoes” by Roosevelt

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Roosevelt (Photo by Joseph Strauch)

After causing a stir in June with “Sign,” his first new studio recording since 2018 which Stereogum called “a thumping house-pop jam with an emotional ballad at its gooey center,” acclaimed artist and producer Marius Lauber AKA Roosevelt today shares the follow-up single “Echoes.”

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Livestream Preview: Ariana and the Rose @ Instagram, 4/28/20

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Ariana and the Rose (Photo by Louis Browne)

Ariana and the Rose has solidified herself as both an underground Brooklyn nightlife staple and a must-see mainstay on the NYC pop scene. She was to visit DC with Torres, but the show was canceled (for now) due to the national coronavirus emergency.

But Union Stage is bringing Ariana and the Rose to you in a livestream for its You & US: A Live Series. Catch her show via Union Stage on Instagram on Tuesday, April 28.

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Song of the Day: “Total Total Damage” by ADULT.

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ADULT. (Photo courtesy Grandstand Media & Management)

Prolific electronic duo ADULT. continue to mine their own unique sound on their triumphant and chilling new album, Perception is/as/of Deception, which sees its release next Friday on Dais.

Today, April 2, Nicola Kuperus and Adam Lee Miller released a new single, “Total Total Damage,” and it’s our song of the day!

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Snapshots: Heart Bones @ Metro Gallery — 3/10/20

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Heart Bones perform at the Metro Gallery in Baltimore on March 10, 2020. (Photo by Katherine Gaines)

Heart Bones might be the least pretentious band in existence. They hop on stage looking like somebody’s embarrassing parents in their matching khaki shorts, and walk away sweating through their own faces on their T-shirts.

On a recent night at the Metro Gallery, Heart Bones danced to their hearts’ content.

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Live Review: Lower Dens @ Songbyrd Music House — 2/14/20

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Lower Dens performs at Songbyrd Music House on Feb. 14, 2020. (Photo by Kyle Gustafson)

Beach House. Dan Deacon. Future Islands. Animal Collective. Baltimore has been a hot music scene for a while now, but for some reason the amazing Lower Dens never seem to be mentioned in these conversations often enough. That’s a real shame because Jana Hunter’s outfit has been pumping out quality tunes for over a decade now.

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Live Review: YACHT @ Songbyrd Music House — 1/15/20 + Rough Trade NYC — 1/18/20

Yacht02 YACHT performs at Songbyrd Music House on Jan. 15, 2020. (Photo by Mickey McCarter)

Editor: We have updated this post with more photos of YACHT performing at Rough Trade NYC on Jan. 18, 2020!

Inspired in part by an application called the Verbasizer offered by David Bowie in the ’90s, synthpop trio YACHT wrote an album in collaboration with an AI program last year.

YACHT performed the appealing results in its entirety at Songbyrd Music House recently, offering the 10 new wave tracks of Chain Tripping live in reverse order of the record. And interestingly, the songs sounded like something that could have sprung directly from a Bowie collaboration with Brian Eno in the ’70s.

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