We’ve been obsessed with morgxn for a long time now, but when he announced that he’d be on tour with DREAMERS we lost it. The two alt-pop bands made for the perfect duo at Stubb’s in Austin.
If you’ve ever avoided bars, coffee shops, or even an entire side of town after a break up, you’ll relate to Misty Mtn’s newest single ‘Guess Who’s Back.’ The self-described dark-mountain pop duo defies genre, blending pop, folk, and electronic influence to create catchy, but emotional tracks.
ZOLA’s voice is smooth and soulful. She sings with every emotion on her sleeve and if her EP is anything like her two most recent singles, it’s sure to be incredible. At just 22-years old, she’s multi-talented and very much an old soul. We got to talk about “Everything I Know” and we cannot wait until it’s released!
NoMBe has been on his way up. He’s caught the attention of everyone from Pharrell to Kylie Jenner and his music is so gorgeous it’s easy to see why. We talked to him about upcoming projects and what’s been inspiring him lately.
I rarely cover country music, but I absolutely adore Alex Stern. Her songwriting is so relatable, emotional, and vulnerable. Her latest single, “Fingers Crossed” is a little more forceful than her previous singles, but in the best way. Her vocals are so strong in this one that you know she’s a woman not to be messed with. My favorite thing about her is she’s so wise beyond her years and I’m always thrilled and excited to premiere anything of hers.
Plastic Picnic has been hyped up to me since SXSW. They were on everyone’s list after the week of madness and yet I missed them. Incredibly upsetting, but I was thrilled to catch them at the Hi-Hat in Los Angeles where I finally got to dance along to their unassumingly emotional lyrics.
You know we’re here for the new music. Jerrica Alyssa has this gorgeous voice and infectious melodies that evoke another time. Her new song “Those Cherry Lips” is instantly catchy but has this thread of sensuality that ties it all together. We talked to the up-and-coming artist about what has been inspiring her lately.
Corinne Bates is a dream. The Timothee Chalamet lookalike has a voice that will surprise you and lyrics that sound like they were taken directly from her diary, partly because they were. With her debut EP release, she’s putting it all out there and she’s never been more vulnerable but that’s also where she finds her strength. We talked to our favorite new sad queen about her stunning debut.
Jessie Munro’s latest EP may be one of my favorites this year. It perfectly combines classic sounds with a modern twist, but more impressively, she made the EP with the help of her ex, the same ex the EP is about. If that seems crazy, it is, but nothing has made more sense to me. Sometimes the people that hurt us the most do so because they understand us the most.
H Kenneth is a new artist I’ve been introduced to that I just completely admire. He created this album off of inspiration from his own life. The botched chords, wrong notes, timing errors are real sounds from everyday life like the trains, sirens, and jangling dog collars. He’s very open with his audience and is transparent about his bipolar disorder because he wants to show that there is beauty in imperfection and neuro divergence. “This Is A Journal” is an ode to all of that.