Queer Singaporean Artist Paper Citizen Releases “Indigo September”

Originally appeared on Grimy Goods. Though we are several months away from autumn, the new single from Paper Citizen gets its namesake from a brooding fall evening. “Indigo September” is the latest release from the queer, LA-based Singaporean artist also known as Claire Gohst, pulled from her forthcoming 5-track EP, Wandering Gohst. A grunge vein runs through the whole record, reinforced at a key moment in the tracklist by … Continue reading Queer Singaporean Artist Paper Citizen Releases “Indigo September”

Peaches Puts on Her “Pussy Mask” in New NSFW Video, Out Now via Third Man Records

Originally appeared on Grimy Goods. There’s a reason you know Peaches. The Toronto native (and Scorpio sun) has made a name for herself as what some may see as a provocateur; others know her as an outspoken, queer feminist who has embedded herself in popular culture. Her latest track, “Pussy Mask” is a cheeky response to anti-maskers that puts her genitalia front and center, literally—the track was given … Continue reading Peaches Puts on Her “Pussy Mask” in New NSFW Video, Out Now via Third Man Records

Khuê’s New Pop LP Is a Vessel for Hopeful Heartache

Originally appeared on Grimy Goods. When last we heard from Khuê, he had just put out two new singles, both shimmering bedroom pop anthems in their own right. Those tracks belong to an album known as In This Home We’ve Built, which already stands out as a momentous achievement for the SoCal native. This is the first solo record where he has shared his voice, as well … Continue reading Khuê’s New Pop LP Is a Vessel for Hopeful Heartache

Pinch Yourself Awake for Ibeyi’s New Single “Recurring Dream” From How to Stop a Recurring Dream Feature Film

Originally appeared on Grimy Goods. Twin duo Ibeyi have returned with an original single written and recorded for the independent film How To Stop a Recurring Dream. This is the first new music since their 2017 album, Ash (and they are reportedly working on their third LP right now). The band has a close bond with writer-director Ed Morris after working with him to create a few music videos for … Continue reading Pinch Yourself Awake for Ibeyi’s New Single “Recurring Dream” From How to Stop a Recurring Dream Feature Film

Kero Kero Bonito Return With Original Fairy Tale “The Princess and the Clock”

Originally appeared on Grimy Goods. Though they haven’t exactly been dormant, the return of Kero Kero Bonito is noteworthy. The British trio recently released the first cut from a forthcoming record—the sequel to 2019’s Civilisation I EP. A lot has changed since then, for the band and in the world, and “The Princess and the Clock” is a tale that coincidentally describes involuntary solitude before it was en vogue. … Continue reading Kero Kero Bonito Return With Original Fairy Tale “The Princess and the Clock”

Grammy Nominee Emily King Releases Emotional Acoustic Ballad “First Time”

Originally appeared on Grimy Goods. The post-pandemic blues are coming for all of us—no one is safe from the anxiety of establishing another new normal as the nation lines up for vaccines. But Emily King’s latest single reminds us that the love we knew before is still with us. The soft, sparse ballad is the first of many new releases from the Grammy-nominated artist this year; … Continue reading Grammy Nominee Emily King Releases Emotional Acoustic Ballad “First Time”

Deqn Sue Casts Away a Scared Beau With New Single “Trickyman”

Originally appeared on Grimy Goods. How do you pursue a relationship while scared stiff? Deqn Sue knows all too well that you can’t. On her brand new single “Trickyman,” the Alabama-born and locally-based pop artist describes a relationship with a suitor who was too afraid to be vulnerable. The song sways like a ‘90s trip-hop deep-cut, with enough threatening energy to get rid of this man before … Continue reading Deqn Sue Casts Away a Scared Beau With New Single “Trickyman”

Tourmates Turned Collaborators: Durand Jones & the Indications and Y La Bamba Deliver New Rendition “Cruisin’ to the Parque”

Originally appeared on Grimy Goods. This time last year, Durand Jones and the Indications and Y La Bamba were on a tour that fortified their friendship. It was their last hurrah for many reasons, and with their new collaboration, they have chosen to celebrate the time they had rather than bury it in the mess that 2020 left us. Both artists joined forces in the … Continue reading Tourmates Turned Collaborators: Durand Jones & the Indications and Y La Bamba Deliver New Rendition “Cruisin’ to the Parque”

Big Freedia’s New Pop Single “Platinum” Will Make Your Ego Gleam

Originally appeared on Grimy Goods. The one and only queen diva of New Orleans bounce is back with a new single sure to burnish your ego until it gleams. “Platinum” is Big Freedia’s first new single of the new year, following a holiday EP she released in late 2020. The style of her latest is strikingly more pop-centric than her usual bombastic fare, yet every beat still … Continue reading Big Freedia’s New Pop Single “Platinum” Will Make Your Ego Gleam

Duo Jacklen Ro Leave Idyllwild Behind on New Single “Hollywood (I’m Good)”

Originally appeared on Grimy Goods.  The duo of Caelen Perkins and Jacqueline Giroux will bring sunshine to the dreariest overcast sky. Performing as Jacklen Ro, the SoCal pair are gearing up to release a new EP, til there was you. In the meantime, they have put out a single called “Hollywood (I’m Good)” to whet the appetite; it’s a confident, jangly mantra that makes it … Continue reading Duo Jacklen Ro Leave Idyllwild Behind on New Single “Hollywood (I’m Good)”