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Fenne Lily

Fenne Lily – Christmas Alone

The holidays always come with a good dose of melancholy. The celebrations of years past seem to shine brighter than the present. Some of that is just nostalgia, but then there are also the people who are no longer with you for one or the other reason. “Christmas Alone,” the[…]

Ernest Rareberrg – Chromatic Fantasy, and Feud

Upon receiving “Chromatic Fantasy, and Feud” in my inbox, I was immediately intrigued by the title, listened to the song, and loved it! It is the new single by Brooklyn artist Ernest Rareberrg, which the press copy calls “a compelling exploration of past relationships, personal identity, and the intricate dance[…]

Fenne Lily – Hollywood and Fear

British singer/songwriter Fenne Lily, who these days calls New York her home, manages to make a banjo sound beautiful and “just right” in the sparsely instrumented “Hollywood and Fear,” a new bonus track from the upcoming expanded edition of her April 2023 album Big Picture. The restrained production provides all the[…]


Sybling – Lakehouse [Video]

The sisters Alice and Mariana Makwaia grew up in the East Village of Manhattan and have made music together since childhood. Since 2019, they have released intricately produced music under the name Sybling. Their latest single, "Lakehouse," is a haunting folk-pop song that was triggered by a visual experience. Mariana[…]

A Beacon School – Mantra

New York’s A Beacon School released the last single from his equally titled EP Mantra, which also marks the last track of his upcoming full-length album yoyo, out on October 13. While Patrick J. Smith, aka A Beacon School, likes to explore the different facets of “dream pop,” from guitar-driven shoegaze[…]

Lily Hain

Lily Hain – Internalize

If you are always there for everybody else, it is only a matter of time until others take advantage of it. With her new song “Internalize,” NYC-based singer/songwriter Lily Hain is at the point when she wants to look out for herself first. The lively indie-rock track has a good[…]

Glassio – A Friend Like You (feat. Beauty Queen)

It’s been a while since we last heard something from Glassio, let alone having seen the fellow Queens resident live. Glassio is the musical project of Irish-Iranian songwriter-producer Sam R. Tinged, and this time, Sam teams up with Los Angeles-based dream-pop artist Beauty Queen for his new single “A Friend[…]

War Violet

War Violet – Different Formations [Video]

We have known Jummy Aremu, aka War Violet , for a while as an enchanting, hard-working musician in New York City. So we couldn’t be happier to hear that Kill Rock Stars and Bella Union have co-signed her. Her first release, “Different Formations,” expands the range for an artist who[…]

TANSU – Downtown

“Downtown,” the new single by TANSU is the embodiment of glorious indie-pop. The mesmerizing track shimmers and swirls and one can’t help but love it from the spot. TANSU’s bright and charming vocals certainly add to the allure. With roots in Ireland and Turkey and now residing in New York,[…]

Alex Winston – Hot One

Indie-pop singer and songwriter Alex Winston puts the feeling of joyfully making it through a scorching hot summer day into a magnificent and super catchy song. The hazy “Hot One” sparkles with joy de vivre and modern psychedelic touches that remind me of British indie-rockers Temples. Yet Alex Winston, the[…]