From promoter: “Even though she’s only 23 years old, New York artist Amber Mark proves that she can recreate quiet storm’s magic on “What If.” When the term “quiet storm” was coined in the mid-’70s, it signified a particular brand of sensuous R&B infused with smooth jazz.” Label: PMR Start w/ 1, 2 FCC: Clean RIYL: Kali Uchis, Jorja Smith, Christine […]

From promoter: “English singer-songwriter Charlie Cunningham is the type of artist that plays upon tropes and expectations tied to the folk genre, using his percussive guitar playing, ambitious songwriting and signature vocals to simultaneously buck tradition and create a style all his own.” Label: BMG Start w/ 1, 2, 6, 8 FCC: Clean RIYL: Fenne Lily, Novo Armor, […]

From promoter: “Electra sings on “Man To Man” in exaggerated auto-tune over an 80s funk beat, exploring the nuances of gender and sexuality identity and performance thematic throughout the album.” Label: Self-Released Start w/ 2, 3, 5, 7 FCC: Clean RIYL: Charli XCX, Kim Petras, Sir Babygirl

From promoter: “Bold and daring, but also gentle and vulnerable, the album finds new ways of presenting its vision from one inspired idea to the next, a big leap into the wider world with passion and exuberance.” Label: Saddle Creek Start w/ 1, 3, 6, 7 FCC: Clean RIYL: Stef Chura, Hand Habits, Sharon Van […]

Generationals combine EDM, new wave, and indie rock to create Reader As Detective. With pulsing synths and echoing vocals, Generationals strike a perfect balance of modern and retro sounds. Label: Polyvinyl Start w/ 1, 2, 3, 9 FCC: 6 RIYL: Toro y Moi, STRFKR, Sacred Paws

From promoter: “If there’s one thing the past few years have told us, it’s that Mokita is your one-stop shop for the kind of acoustic magic that sends sparks flying. The gifted, Nashville-based multitalent has a knack for creating brilliant crossover gems and conveniently offers a handful of those through his new, six-track EP: ‘2401‘.” Label: Armada […]

From promoter: “You haven’t ever seen, heard, or experienced anyone quite like her. Tempest uncovers the missing link between the Golden Ages of literature and hip-hop. The London-born BRIT Award-nominated spoken word artist, rapper, poet, novelist, and playwright rhymes with a century-turning fury.” Label: Republic Start w/ 1, 2, 4, 5, 9, 11 FCC: 6 RIYL: […]

From promoter: “Dev Hynes has described his latest Blood Orange project, Angel’s Pulse, as “somewhat of an epilogue” to his 2018 album Negro Swan. This “epilogue” is performed, produced, and mixed entirely by Dev Hynes and has been described by him as a mixtape. Angel’s Pulse includes his signature luscious encasing of modern chilled R&B and old-school inspired hip-hop.” Label: Domino Start w/ […]

Brooklyn based Plastic Picnic’s deliver a summery synth pop album. Label: Self-Released Start w/ 1, 2, 3, 6 FCC: 5 RIYL: Beach Fossils, Local Natives, Ra Ra Riot

From promoter: “Honeydew portraits feedback-assisted indie pop reminiscent of US group Yo La Tengo’s catchier rock songs.” Label: Self-Released Start w/ 1, 2, 3 FCC: Clean RIYL: Real Estate, Whitney, The Pastels

From promoter: “Based in Los Angeles and Nashville with roots in Sweden, Grizfolk burst onto the scene in 2014 with their debut EP, From the Spark, followed by the Waking Up The Giants full-length in early 2016. Their catchy blend of electronic-tinged folk rock and pop styles caught the ears of fans around the globe, and Grizfolk quickly amassed millions of streams […]

Khruangbin is back with their Thai-funk-infused rock with dub restructured elements of songs already in their catalogue.  While the band doesn’t push forward with this effort, it’s good and refreshing on tunes we already love.  If you love Khruangbin, you’ll still ove this album in spite of it not offering too much progress in their […]

From promoter: “Great Record is an album for any fan of short, sharply observed pop songs that make a point of lodging themselves resolutely in your brain on first listen. It’s astonishingly addictive, over before you know it, and demands to be flipped over and played again.” Label: Lame-O Start w/ 1, 2, 3, 7, […]

From promoter: “Yellow Days’ first tracks of 2019, “Just When” and “It’s Real Love”, are synth-soaked ballads with elements of jazz and R&B. George Van Den Broek, the artist behind Yellow Days, is known for his intimate writing and has brought this into his personal new tracks.” Label: RCA Start w/ 1, 2 FCC: Clean RIYL: Crumb, Homeshake, […]

From promoter: “What do you get when you combine 70’s sax solos, 80’s synth, and 90’s power punk? An album that is oh so very 2019. With their first LP A People’s History of Gauche, Gauche echoes all of our modern anxieties with an energy and exhilaration that will without a doubt get you on your feet.” Label: Merge […]

From promoter: “Looking Through The Shades, is Glitterer’s debut full-length album, featuring Ned Russin, bassist/vocalist of Title Fight. Proceeded by two self-released EPs where Russin played every instrument and note, Looking Through The Shades represents the project’s first collaborative effort. Now there are live drums (twin-brother Ben did the honors) and dopamine-releasing fuzzy guitars to go with the synths, the bass, and the voice.” Label:Ant- […]

From promoter: “This album is the same garage-y Tijuana Panthers you love, but this time, they channel their unbridled energy into a moody maturation of their music.” Label: Innovative Leisure Start w/ 1, 4, 5, 9, 12 FCC: Clean RIYL: Fidlar, Wavves, Together PANGEA, Parquet Courts, Thee Oh Sees

Guardian: Joining the many trying to find hard-won notes of positivity amid climate catastrophe and political car crashes, Illinois native Kristine Flaherty has dedicated her third album to mustering “green lights, brighter views… to pull me through”, as she puts it on Good News, which rubs dirty analogue synths up against a pure pop chorus.” Label: Interscope […]

Release date: June 28, 2019 Label: Spinefarm Records He is Legend is criminally underrated. Like a good bottle of whiskey, they get better with age. After nearly 15 years since their first record, the band has released White Bat. While He is Legend isn’t traditional heavy metal, they bring rock-n-roll swagger and their sound is best described as Hollywood […]

From promoter: “A knack for sublimely hooky pop-rockin songcraft. Big hooks, bouncy rhythms and loud guitars.” Label: Royal Mountain Start w/ 1, 2, 4, 8 FCC:Clean RIYL: PUP, Weezer, Twin Peaks, Calpurnia

From promoter: “Washington DC-based singer-songwriter, Calista Garcia brings mix of complexity and sophistication to her confessional folk and rock musings that carry a hint of pop and blues.” Label: Self-Released Start w/ 1, 2, 4, 5 FCC:Clean RIYL: Weyes Blood, Joni Mitchell, Jessica Pratt

From promoter: “Their music is heavily influenced by 70’s electrical new wave pulse and the band has members from Reptar, Icky Blossoms, and Little Ripple/Sgt. Leisure.” Label: Self-Released Start w/ 2, 3, 7, 9 FCC:8 RIYL: Reptar, Neighbor Lady, Shady Bug

From promoter: “The fifth full-length record from Honey Radar, Ruby Puff of Dust, is an unforgettable record with an earthy-psych rock feel. Ruby Puff of Dust does not contain the heavy distortion guitar found in other Honey Radar records; however, it still consists of some gritty, lo-fi guitar tones.” Label: What’s Your Rupture Start w/ 1, 3, 6, 8, 11, 12 FCC:Clean RIYL: The […]

From promoter: “New West have created a luminous pop piece with their debut EP, Call Me When You Hear This Song. This is the first of three planned EPs for 2019, which will be supported by a short film series directed by the award-winning visual artist Sean Brown.” Label: Self-Released Start w/ 1, 5 FCC: 2 RIYL: Jonah Yano, […]

From promoter: “After meeting in high school, duo John Pelant and Mickey Alfano bonded over their love of 70’s songwriting icons like Stevie Knicks and Brian Wilson. NightMovesbrings this earworm, pop sensibility to their songs, crafting emotional and modern psych-pop.” Label: Domino Start w/ 1, 2, 4, 7 FCC:Clean RIYL: Astronauts, ETC., Foxygen, Wild Nothing