Cari Fletcher’s career was launched by the release of her first single “War Paint,” which became an instant hit on Spotify thanks to its martial drumbeat, soaring vocals, and jubilant tone. Now, the young alt-pop singer-songwriter is capitalizing on the success of her first release, having already followed up with the 2016 “Finding Fletcher” EP and a number of buzzy new singles. Now, the New Jersey-born singer has moved to LA and is working on her debut album. Fletcher’s strong vocals grant her songs clarity even when she is whispering the lyrics. Her music is fluid and free-flowing, crashing beats injecting the atmospheric songs with a faster-paced spirit. Fletcher’s newest single “You Should Talk” begins as a stripped-back affair, and gradually builds, showcasing Fletcher’s honeyed vocals as they slide across artfully spaced-out synths.
Favorites: “Wasted Youth,” “You Should Talk,” “Avalanche”
Similar to: Phoebe Ryan, ROZES, XYLØ
NoMBE is currently in the process of releasing his debut album “They Might’ve Even Loved Me” track by track, with a new single each month. He just released his latest single “Jump Right In,” a sweet and upbeat love song.
Young Earth’s sophomore EP “Frequency Illusion” is out November 7th, and the band have just released “Let Go,” a carefree single pulled from the upcoming EP.
Nah tempers glossy R&B with a dark, exquisite electronic edge. Each song is an excercise in balance. The opening of “Bad Blood” is an airy, spacious collection of synths and feather-light vocals, deceptively easy until the carefree vibe is offset by plunging drum kicks. “Fool to Love” begins with disjointed and flows elegantly into sweeping pop, which is in turn fragmented by truncated beats. On “Nostalgia,” Nao soliloquizes about nostalgia over sunny beats, her words sinking into sumptuous ambience fortified by groovy guitars. Lustrous production gives the effect of smoothness, while deliberate choices in rhythm and lyrics lend a dark and intriguing edge to the otherwise tranquil songs. Nao’s vocals are a mystery in themselves, walking the line between innocently playful and devious, pulling the listener into her carefully crafted world of atmospheric mystique.
Favorites: “Bad Blood,” “Fool to Love,” “Nostalgia”
Similar to: Kelela, Nightcars, Syd
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Glass House Point released their “Midnight Appetite” EP featuring previously released singles “Polaris” and “Creatures.” Listen here.
The band is currently on the “Midnight Appetite Tour” supporting the EP. Tickets are available here.
Øff Guard released their debut EP “Set The Scene” today.
The band had this to say on their future:
“Since we are relatively new to the scene, we are going to do our best to hop on as direct support to any shows/tours that we can. After our EP release, we plan on doing a three-to-five day promotional tour across the Tri-State area with New York bands that we’ve grown a relationship with. We can’t wait to be those boys on our way to every venue blasting Post Malone and watching Futurama.”
Listen to “Set The Scene” here.
Favorite Single: “Blood // Water” – grandson
Favorite Music Video: “How Did We Get So Dark?” – Royal Blood
Favorite Cover: “MakeDamnSure” – Anson (originally by Taking Back Sunday)
Favorite EP: “Artist Inspiration Series” – The Color Morale
Favorite Album: “Pacific Daydream” – Weezer
Favorite Artwork: “Blood // Water” – grandson
Favorite Artist: The Academic
The group announced their debut album “Tales From The Backseat,” due for release January 12th, and released the fun-filled first single “Permanent Vacation.” Listen to the single here.
The five-song EP features covers of Comeback Kid, Thrice, Coldplay, Jimmy Eat World, and Misery Signals.
Hit The Lights released their newest single “Believe In Me.” The single is the first in a string of tracks that will be released monthly.
Dawn Richard released her single “Stopwatch,” teaming up with the producer who goes by Machinedrum.
SNOW CULTURE released a new single titled “Paris.”
grandson released his latest single “Blood // Water,” capitalizing on the politically charged energy of previous single “War.”