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Nashville Songwriter Gatlin Charts Personal Evolution Through Music

Gatlin Thornton is on a spiritual journey, one you can follow along with through her music. The Nashville based artist, who goes by the stage name Gatlin, describes herself as a “toned down Maggie Rogers,” layering modern pop production...

Caitlyn Smith is a Force of Nature on ‘Supernova’

When Caitlyn Smith learned that a dying star emits its fullest, brightest light before ceasing to exist, she took that idea and ran with it, creating a dozen tracks that challenged her to be fiercely open-hearted. Calling it Supernova,...

Molly Sullivan Shares “Golden” Love Song Ahead Of Debut Album

Ahead of her debut album, Cincinnati songstress Molly Sullivan shares her warmly earnest love track, “Golden.” The single marks the first of her album rollout, which will arrive later this year. With tender keys and hauntingly soothing vocals, Sullivan...

Aziza Love Set to ‘Bare Soul’ On Solo Debut

Following up her debut solo EP, Views From The Cut, Aziza Love will release her debut solo album, Bare Soul, later this month. “Over these years I’ve watched myself choose everything and everyone else first… from people I’ve worked with,...

REVIEW: Sara-Danielle Finds Strength & Vulnerability on “Healing”

Last month, Sara-Danielle released her sophomore album, Healing. The 6-track project finds the Canadian artist excelling in her personally-carved out genre – a niche that she’s coined “Ginger-ale-pop” – atop smooth instrumentals. The project seeks to personify duality, as Sara-Danielle’s...

PLAYING ATLANTA: Victoria Blade Shares Music Video for “Moving Song”

Atlanta-via-Brooklyn’s singer-songwriter Victoria Blade is one of my favorite discoveries of the year. Blending classically trained vocals with a carefree, indie-pop vibe, sweet melodies, and lyricism that makes her songs feel more like a journal entry than a track...

ALBUM REVIEW: Mabel Falls Flat With High Expectations

Like many, I sat down to listen to emerging UK pop artist Mabel’s debut full-length High Expectations with just that, high expectations. The songstress comes from remarkable music industry stock, the daughter of Swedish singer-songwriter and rapper Neneh Cherry...

INTERVIEW: Kissing Party Talks “Mom & Dad,” New Video & Next Album

Denver’s Kissing Party just released their most recent album, Mom & Dad, and a new video for single “Jimmy Dean.” The self-proclaimed “slop pop” band is made up of vocalist Deirdre Sage, guitarists Gregory Dolan and Joe Hansen, bassist...

PLAYING CINCY: Princess Tiana Keeps Moving After Release of “Going Places”

Cincinnati’s princess of pop, Princess Tiana, dropped off her Going Places LP, following up the project’s previously released singles “Fallback” and “Trip.” The sugary-sweet 7-track record plays up Tiana’s vocal range over danceable beats. Going Places is Tiana’s debut...

PLAYING ATLANTA: Pip the Pansy and the Art of Reinvention

The first time I ever had the chance to see Pip the Pansy perform, she was known by another name and draped in flowers: her body, her microphone stand, her keyboard. She was a character from a Greek myth...

PLAYING ATLANTA: True Blossom is in Full Bloom with New LP Heater

Atlanta’s varied music scene is no secret; in just a few short months, Playing Atlanta has featured garage rock, indie rock duos, Americana singer-songwriters, and disciples of Southern Rock, but even that doesn’t begin to cover the true mosaic of the...

PLAYING SEATTLE: Parisalexa Lets Anger Burn Bright on New Single “Hothead”

On Feb. 4, Seattle singer-songwriter-producer Parisalexa dropped a blistering new single, “Hothead.” The track, both defiantly relevant and subtly creative, takes the confidence Parisalexa had on display with her last two releases to new heights. “Hothead” is perhaps one...

INTERVIEW: Taylor Grey on Debut LP Space Case

California dreamer Taylor Grey may not be old enough to legally drink yet, but she is more mature and graceful than anyone I ever went to college with. She selflessly helped raise money for victims of the recent hurricanes by...

TRACK PREMIERE: Lily and Horn Horse “Next To Me”

  Lily Konigsberg is one third of Palberta, a confusing, experimental, instrument-swapping trio based in upstate New York. Matt Norman creates intricate, instrumental compositions under the moniker Horn Horse. Fate brought them together when Matt went to his former...

TRACK PREMIERE: Pine Barons Talk “Chamber Choir”

There’s a kind of yearning nostalgia in the songs of the Pine Barons, an earnestness that never feels forced even though it competes with an eclectic array of elements and influences. The Philadelphia-based band has a sound that meshes atmospheric...