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Suzannah Weiss

Brooklyn Punk Duo Groupie Commemorate Life’s Fleeting Moments on Ephemeral Debut

Brooklyn-based post-punk band Groupie, consisting of Ashley Kossakowski (bass, vocals) and Johanna Healy (guitar, vocals), has carved out a niche through its DIY approach and riot grrrl-inspired aesthetic, drawing from the likes of Patti Smith and Sleater-Kinney. Having put...

Danielle Durack Provides Post-Breakup Catharsis With ‘No Place’ LP

Phoenix-based singer-songwriter Danielle Durack’s latest album No Place describes a turbulent relationship, but you could be fooled by the deeply gentle, soothing sounds. Durack considers the album a breakup record, taking the listener through various stages of grief and...

Gaeya Gives the Earth a Voice on Debut EP ‘Awakening’

Swedish world-beat artist Sandra Zackrisson adopted the stage name Gaeya as an homage to the Greek goddess Gaia, who acts as a voice for mother Earth. And that’s the role she aims to play with her music — speaking...

PREMIERE: Jillette Johnson Encourages Understanding with “Forgive Her”

Forgiveness is one of those concepts that sounds great in theory but is difficult to practice, especially when someone wrongs us in a way that feels unforgivable. But whatever grudges you’re hanging on to, Jillette Johnson makes a compelling...

Anie Delgado Embodies Venus in “Daydream” Video Premiere

If you’re sick of the winter weather and want to be transported to a summery beach, look no further than LA-based pop artist Anie Delgado’s “Daydream” video, which is as ethereal as the song’s title promises. In the spirit...

PREMIERE: Allison Mahal Thrives After Heartbreak on Debut EP ‘Me Now’

Heartbreak has provided inspiration for endless songs and albums, not only because the topic is so universal but also because everyone somehow still has their own unique spin on it. For Nashville-based singer-songwriter Allison Mahal, a breakup was a...

8 Songs That Got Us Through the 2020 Garbage Fire

When everything’s going south, one of the few things you’ll always have to lift you up is music. That was especially true this year, when many of our social lives came to a halt, but there was no shortage...

PREMIERE: Elisia Savoca Celebrates Singlehood with “Do Re Mi”

Breakups are difficult — some more than others. But often, even after the hardest breakups, we realize we’re better off without our exes. In hindsight, we see problems we’d overlooked in the relationship, and we start to enjoy our...

Jenny Banai Premieres Couchwalker on Film

Lots of important moments take place on couches. They’re where we enjoy (or tolerate) our families’ company when we’re growing up, where we bring back dates to get to know them better, where we disclose intimate details of our...

PREMIERE: Viviana Rincón Soars Despite Fear of Flying on “Turbulence”

Indie-pop artist Viviana Rincón gets nervous on flights. When the plane encounters turbulence, she can feel her heart sink into her stomach. Reflecting on this fear, she realized she didn’t have it when she was little; it developed during...

Ley Line Brings Brazilian Tour to Life on Sophomore LP We Saw Blue

All-female, multilingual folk fusion band Ley Line is based in Austin, Texas, but the quartet formed in Brazil, where founding members Kate Robberson and Emilie Basez first met and began playing shows together in 2012. Five years later, after twins Maddy and Lydia Froncek joined...

PREMIERE: Yarin Glam Shares Eating Disorder Recovery Story on “Free”

A few years ago, Israeli-born, LA-based pop artist Yarin Glam was battling an eating disorder. Now, she’s singing about her experience to help others who are in the same dark place she once was. Glam’s latest single, “Free,” is...

Laurel Switches Up Her Sound for Petrol Bloom EP

London-based pop singer and producer Laurel has been releasing music since 2014, but she considers her latest EP, Petrol Bloom, the start of her career in a sense. “As an artist, I’ve been around for a while and made...

Falcon Premieres Nostalgic Piano Performance of “The Good Stuff”

If you’ve been through a difficult breakup, you may have been advised to think about what wasn’t working in the relationship so you could move on without regrets. But on her single “The Good Stuff,” LA-based pop artist Amanda...

There’s No Better Time to Listen to Kacey Johansing’s Soothing New Album

LA-based indie pop singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Kacey Johansing’s latest album No Better Time is mellow and soothing, a much-needed mood at the moment. Even though the songs weren’t written about the current state of the world, many of the lyrics read...