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On her new song "You Love Me," pop artist Sereena accomplishes two things: she sings her heart out with a ferocious yet sweet intensity, and blends jazz, R'n'B, and pop into a backbeat jam. There's a lot of interesting textures- a wash of synths, trap hats, a bold bass sound,...

Aug 12, 2018

 What did I say about male songwriters having a moment? Will Pellerin, who was the Deli's artist of the month back in June, released a single called "Ain't Got The Heart" back in June that demonstrates excellent storytelling, emotional complexity and humility. If you're...

Aug 06, 2018

 Saint Nomad may be Nashville-based, but, by-and-large, the band is international. Nikita, Ruslan, and Yan Odnoralov were born in Russia but raised in the US, which perhaps helps to explain the incredibly unique and complex set of electronic textures incorporated in the new...

Aug 05, 2018

 Male songwriters are having a moment right now- or at least, I'm hearing so many good ones these days that when a particularly fantastic one comes on shuffle, it takes me by surprise. Hank Compton is one of those surprises. Kill What We Love, the songwriter's new EP,...

Jul 31, 2018

Carey Ott & The Hard Ways' "Sittin' On Top" from the band's new EP Scratcher is a song that evokes all kinds of pleasant imagery- an arm around a lover, the beginnings of a sunset, a smooth cup of black coffee... whatever makes you think of an easy-going Sunday. A...

Jul 31, 2018

 Get ready for some of the most savage lyrics of the summer: "When the bathroom drugs run out, and the barkeep's taking up her count / And you find yourself alone, with the strangers in your phone /  Are you happy now? I have my doubts." Jet Setting is a hard-rock...

Jul 29, 2018