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Ashley Prillaman

Humans Unearth Unreleased Track “Let Go” Like a Polaroid from Their Past

Peter Ricq and Robbie Slade, the Canadians behind indie-electronic act Humans, are back. The band’s latest single “Let Go,” a previously unreleased song from the sessions that produced their 2018 LP Going Late, features their signature mix of electronic...

Experimental Folk Meets West African Polyrhythms on Latest Kidi Band LP So Good

California-based experimental folk quartet Kidi Band doesn’t pull punches on their sophomore album So Good. Coming off the heels of 2016’s Gimme Gimme, the band’s new record takes their West African-inspired indie sound and cranks the volume up a...

PREMIERE: Shannon Clark & the Sugar Triumph Over Loss on “Let It Ride”

Shannon Clark & the Sugar hail from Greenville, Ohio, home of the American sharpshooter Annie Oakley. It’s a connection that feels natural when listening to their upcoming album Marks on the Wall, a collection of what lead singer Shannon...

Paulina Vo Premieres Video Valentine for “Sweetie”

They say that home is where the heart is, and after a year of sheltering in place, singer-songwriter Paulina Vo is starting 2021 with a fresh-faced ode to her partner of 10 years. Her new single “Sweetie,” premiering today...

CF Watkins Finds Beauty in Longing with “Come Around” Video Premiere

For pop-Americana singer-songwriter Cf Watkins, 2020 has been a catalyst for big changes. She left New York, where she’d lived for nine years, to ride out the pandemic in her North Carolina hometown with her parents. Six months into...

Dani Darling Becomes a Guiding Light with Premiere of “All Stars”

George Floyd’s murder. A pandemic sweeping through the world. Fires burning out of control. Sometimes it can feel hard to catch one’s breath amid so much chaos and pain. Singer-songwriter Dani Darling felt herself pushing against her own anxiety,...

PREMIERE: FOONYAP Finds Sweet Epiphany with “Free and Easy Wandering”

Thirteen years ago, Canadian musician FOONYAP took a class in Chinese poetry. The themes discussed in those poems directly influenced her latest single “Free and Easy Wandering,” a song built around the exploration of self. The music is as...

PREMIERE: Bloods “Girls Are Just Fucking Cool Like That”

Marihuzka Cornelius, aka MC, grew up in what many consider a rough part of Western Sydney, Australia. In the ’90s, you could find her dressed in regulation plaid, with Nirvana on blast in the background. It was her neighborhood’s...

PREMIERE: Weiwu “Ya Wei”

Names are a strange thing. As a musician, a band name can become a costume of sorts, something you put on, but ultimately disregard as a caricature of yourself. It can become something one fights with their label about,...

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PREMIERE: Chaos Chaos Chart New Territory With “Many Roads”

Asy and Chloe Saavedra enjoyed cutting the hair off their dolls as girls, cropping it short to match their idols: the feminist icons of Sleater-Kinney. Back then, the sisters were exploring jamming out on the upright piano in their...

Bizou Premieres Stilllifeburning EP For a World on Fire

It’s one of those days. The sun is bright, but the news is bad and everyone’s eyes are on the clouds, peering from the windows of our hermetically-sealed homes, perfectly composed as if to somehow stave off chaos. On...