Rico Nasty Drops Music Video for Summer Single “Magic”

Originally appeared on Grimy Goods. If anything was a cultural reset in the past three years, it was Rico Nasty’s “Smack a Bitch.” The iconic single and its remix appear on Rico’s debut album Nightmare Vacation, which was released only last year. The punk-rap star from the DMV has wasted no time with new material—her forthcoming mixtape Rx will include new single “Magic,” which has dropped alongside a … Continue reading Rico Nasty Drops Music Video for Summer Single “Magic”

Elohim Promises To “Treat You Better” as Part of Self-Exploration Culminating with ‘Journey To The Center Of Myself’ Vol. 2 EP

Originally appeared on Grimy Goods. Few contemporary independent pop artists approach the level of insight that we have come to expect from Elohim. The Los Angeles dance-pop musician pours herself into her songwriting, moreso now than ever before; the second volume of her four-part Journey to the Center of Myself EP series will show a continuation of Elohim’s creative reinvigoration after she set up a … Continue reading Elohim Promises To “Treat You Better” as Part of Self-Exploration Culminating with ‘Journey To The Center Of Myself’ Vol. 2 EP

Aroe Phoenix Uses Pain for Good on Bouncy New Single “Cansar en Paz”

Originally appeared on Grimy Goods. “Music is that kind of thing that continues to pour into your soul and never takes anything from you,” said Aroe Phoenix, a trilingual singer-songwriter based in L.A. Born in Los Angeles and raised for most of her adolescence in México, Aroe Phoenix’s precious voice adds to the mystique of her altogether fresh take on R&B. She has not slowed her … Continue reading Aroe Phoenix Uses Pain for Good on Bouncy New Single “Cansar en Paz”

Asian & Latinx Punk Band The Linda Lindas Deal With Stubborn Friends on “Oh!”

Originally appeared on Grimy Goods. Before any of their music was up on Bandcamp, we were introduced to The Linda Lindas at the Palladium, opening up for feminist punk legends, Bikini Kill. Then, after dropping several tunes including a political number aptly titled “Vote!,” their AAPI Heritage Month performance at the Cypress Park Library went viral. This brilliant quartet of Asian and Latinx musicians has … Continue reading Asian & Latinx Punk Band The Linda Lindas Deal With Stubborn Friends on “Oh!”

Naughty Beach Vibes Are All Over “Eternity” by Adeline Featuring Joshua J

Originally appeared on Grimy Goods. If you thought Adeline’s 2020 was huge, well, have you checked in with her at all this year? Grimy Goods has covered her recent singles, which have all painted the French-Caribbean singer/bassist/producer in the most brilliant light. Her new track is worthy of a beach excursion that never ends; one could argue the music video portrays just that. Watch the video for “Eternity” featuring Joshua … Continue reading Naughty Beach Vibes Are All Over “Eternity” by Adeline Featuring Joshua J

On “Competition,” Amber Mark Preaches Love

Originally appeared on Grimy Goods. A huge milestone approaches for Amber Mark, the New York-based artist that will break your heart with a single note. Her debut album is planned for release later this year and the first single, “Worth It,” dropped earlier this year. “Competition” is the latest track to be unveiled and reflects a feeling that any public figure—or really, anyone at all—can relate … Continue reading On “Competition,” Amber Mark Preaches Love

Torii Wolf Bares Their Teeth (and Soul) on Splendid Ten Billion Years EP

Originally appeared on Grimy Goods. Fans of Torii Wolf never have to wait long before the artist releases something new and immediately captivating. Music videos, plenty of one-off singles, and even a 4-track EP with Louymadeabanger all were part of the involuntary lead-up to their new EP; now that it’s out, Ten Billion Years has overshadowed the rest, baring Wolf’s teeth and soul.  Read more. Torii Wolf | listen to Ten … Continue reading Torii Wolf Bares Their Teeth (and Soul) on Splendid Ten Billion Years EP

Savor The Sunny Dream Pop of Jelani Aryeh on “From These Heights”

Originally appeared on Grimy Goods. Get your first taste of summer listening to the latest releases from Filipino/African-American artist, Jelani Aryeh. His music channels the sunny pop sensibilities of 2000s indie bands like The Shins or Beach House, even though he was born only one year prior to the release of Oh, Inverted World. Regardless, Aryeh has his own debut album coming this summer called I’ve Got Some Living To Do. … Continue reading Savor The Sunny Dream Pop of Jelani Aryeh on “From These Heights”

Little Simz Honors Black Women Around The World on Latest Single “Woman”

Originally appeared on Grimy Goods. Don’t let the title of Little Simz forthcoming album fool you; her leading singles have both been bombastic and demanding of your attention. Sometimes I Might Be Introvert is due out September 3rd via Age 101, and will contain “Woman,” the most recent release from the London-based artist featuring repeat collaborator Cleo Sol. It is an ode to Black and brown ladies everywhere and the … Continue reading Little Simz Honors Black Women Around The World on Latest Single “Woman”

Snarling B-side “Sunny Place For Shady People” Encapsulates Lawrence Rothman’s Anxiety Living In ‘Trump Country’

Originally appeared on Grimy Goods. For Lawrence Rothman, existence is political. In the lead-up to the general election last fall, the genderfluid artist was living in Missouri, which they describe as Trump country. The threat of persecution constantly surrounded Rothman, and indirectly gave them the inspiration for “Sunny Place for Shady People,” a b-side featuring Son Little that is not associated with their forthcoming LP; … Continue reading Snarling B-side “Sunny Place For Shady People” Encapsulates Lawrence Rothman’s Anxiety Living In ‘Trump Country’