PREMIERE: Montreal Hip Hop Artist Shades Lawrence Debuts “Turn My Head”

Shades Lawrence / Photo by Stacey Lee. We spoke to Montreal-based hip hop artist Shades Lawrence about her new single, "Turn My Head." The queer love track rocks '90s hip hop vibes and flips the heteronormative love song narrative. Shades channels her spoken word roots as she describes the butterflies surrounding a budding [...]

By |2019-04-05T12:06:55-04:00April 5th, 2019|FEATURES, Premieres|

PREMIERE: Beatrice Deer Returns to Her Inuit Home for “Immutaa”

Half-Inuk, half-Mohawk indie pop songwriter Beatrice Deer hails from Quaqtaq, a small village in Northern Arctic Quebec that’s only accessible by plane. There, she planted the seeds of what she would become—a television director, clothing-maker, mental health advocate, a mother and songwriter—and there she returned to film a heartwarming music video for her rendition of [...]

By |2019-04-04T16:44:55-04:00April 5th, 2019|FEATURES, Premieres|

PREMIERE: Brass Box “The Cathedral” LP

Brass Box by Jenny Rolapp LA-based band Brass Box will have you screaming "Heathcliff!" while you run across the moors in a long black gown. Their new LP, The Cathedral, out today via Dune Altar, paints a Wuthering Heights-worthy picture. At the opening, Brass Box sets the tone with "Bats," complete with a [...]

By |2019-04-03T16:45:45-04:00April 4th, 2019|FEATURES, Premieres|

PREMIERE: Swimming Bell “For Brinsley”

Though singer-songwriter Katie Schottland is based in Brooklyn, the music she makes as Swimming Bell defies expectations one might have in light of that fact. The creative force behind the group, Schottland's career began in 2015, when she broke her foot in a fall and began teaching herself the chords to Neil Young's "Harvest Moon." [...]

By |2019-03-19T15:42:44-04:00March 19th, 2019|FEATURES, Premieres|

PREMIERE: Rose of The West Maps Their Mythology With “Roads”

Rose of the West photo by Nicole Zenoni In the pale sands of a seemingly endless landscape, Gina Barrington stands like a bright bloom, her fiery mane adorned with a crown of sunbleached twigs. Droning harmonium adds a psychedelic haze to the reassuring words she sings: "If we take the long way, I [...]

By |2019-03-18T18:19:17-04:00March 18th, 2019|FEATURES, Premieres|

PREMIERE: Lauren Eylise Documentary “The Most” Centers Female Experience

Lauren Eylise wanted to do something special for the music video for her song, "The Most." "The Most (Madonna-Whore Interlude)" comes off the Cincinnati singer's most recent album, Life / Death / Life and explores themes of shame, expression, and owning the dialogue surrounding female sexuality. Because of her connection to the song and the [...]

By |2019-03-08T16:00:18-04:00March 8th, 2019|FEATURES, Premieres|

PREMIERE: Oginalii “Light As A Feather”

The impulse to drive on a darkened highway in the middle of nowhere is probably a Midwestern thing. Nashville-based Oginalii's latest offering "Light As A Feather" features the foreboding vocals and tense vibe needed to brave the winding night. With a ticking clock is an opening harbinger, Guitarist Emma Hoeflinger's voice twists and turns throughout [...]

By |2019-03-07T12:32:41-04:00March 7th, 2019|FEATURES, Premieres|

PREMIERE: Sarah Potenza Shreds Shame on “Diamond”

The world doesn't make believing in yourself easy—especially if you're treading a path less traveled. No one knows that better than Sarah Potenza, the powerhouse vocalist and songwriter who went from being virtually unknown to wowing judges and becoming a semi-finalist on NBC's The Voice in 2015. Her stint on the show helped jettison her [...]

By |2019-03-01T16:13:41-04:00March 1st, 2019|FEATURES, Premieres|

PREMIERE: Vicky-T “Hollow”

Going solo is an act of bravery. Vicky-T (real name Victoria Asher) has taken flight from home base, exiting as keyboardist for the dance-pop band Cobra Starship. In her first solo effort, Vicky-T takes center stage, showcasing her delicate, effervescent voice in a series of pop songs made for floating on a giant pineapple in [...]

By |2019-02-22T11:14:09-04:00February 22nd, 2019|FEATURES, Premieres|

PREMIERE: Home Body Subvert Heteronormativity in “DNA” Video

Photo by Anja Schutz The every day tedium of adulthood is wrought with expectations. Health, wealth, career, marriage, home ownership, children: these are the mile markers of the crumbling American Dream. It's up to the newest generations to question, break down, and reorganize these pillars into something that looks like a bearable future. [...]

By |2019-02-19T20:16:12-04:00February 20th, 2019|FEATURES, Premieres|

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