Category: New Music

5 Indie Gems You Might’ve Missed this Year

From Harry Styles’ recent Fine Line to Lizzo’s breakout album Cuz I Love You, 2019 witnessed both mainstream artists redefining familiar sounds and newer talents entering the scene. Here are five releases this year you might have missed: 1. Girlpool: What Chaos Is Imaginary A continuing departure from their earliest sounds, What Chaos Is Imaginary creates a […]

Touchstone: on Molly Drag’s latest release

If sound were materialized, Touchstone would be the kind of music one keeps close to the chest, a precious knickknack from home we carve out a hidden space for, away from the world. A personal relic, the secrets buried underneath our beds. Unlike his previous album, Thumper, which spans over twelve songs, Molly Drag’s Touchstone […]

Nour’s January Round-Up

Last spring, I attempted to start a recurring feature that used my tendency to play single songs on repeat for good and intentionally listen to more new releases. It lasted for a few months, but old habits die hard. I couldn’t keep up with the releases. There were just too many: too many I wasn’t […]

EP Review: RiP to the Peaceful (me)

Born in Denver, raised in Israel and currently based in New York; Slim Reaper is a resurgent lyricist and boom bap revivalist. Drawing inspiration from rappers like MF DOOM, Nas and Earl Sweatshirt, Slim uses complex rhymes and unique imagery to flow confidently and tell personal stories. His debut EP “RiP to the PEACEFUL (me)” […]

boygenius EP Review

Although scheduled for release on November 11th, October 26th marked the surprise digital release of the highly-anticipated EP from “indie-rock supergroup” boygenius. The trio, comprised of singer-songwriters Julien Baker, Phoebe Bridgers and Lucy Dacus, was named with a firmly tongue-in-cheek nod to industry sexism and the generalization of “women in music.” Each of the three […]

Last Week’s Best New Releases

Hozier – Nina Cried Power EP This four-song EP marks the return of Hozier to our earbuds after four years of silence from the “Take Me to Church” singer-songwriter. The wait was not for nothing, as the album is short but packed with instant hits, little having changed since his self-titled debut. With just as […]

Album Review: Mitski – Be The Cowboy

On Be The Cowboy, Mitski enters into her phase of exploration, having reached a level at which she can finally stretch out her musical limbs and take more creative liberties than before. For starters, the album is composed of 14 tracks, only a couple of which exceed three minutes. It’s representative of her tastes diversifying, […]

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