Ziemba – “Harbor Me”

Ziemba Reveals Uneasy New Single and Video for “Harbor Me” Lifted From Forthcoming True Romantic LP Originally appeared on Grimy Goods.  Among the revelations on Ziemba’s new record, that she is a romantic might be the most shocking of all. The artist and journalist also known as René Kladzyk has always toyed with relationships, though typically between energies rather than explicit affairs. Her 2016 record … Continue reading Ziemba – “Harbor Me”

Torii Wolf – “Summon”

Captivating New Single “Summon” Proves That Torii Wolf is Not Done Experimenting Originally appeared on Grimy Goods.  For many, the name Torii Wolf might ring a bell as the first non-male artist to collaborate with DJ PREMIER on a full album. Together they created Flow Riiot, Wolf’s debut full-length (and an anagram of their name). The LP played Double Dutch with genres, buffeting from downtempo … Continue reading Torii Wolf – “Summon”

Bartees Strange Covers The National to Subvert the White Indie Scene on Say Goodbye to Pretty Boy EP

Photo Credit: Bao Ngo Originally appeared on Grimy Goods.  The phrase ‘representation matters’ has gained popularity of late, a rallying cry that accompanies demands that Hollywood diversify casting. Though the symptoms are different, an issue of representation persists today in the music industry as well. The ratio of white executives to executives of color at the most powerful companies is troublingly high, but even setting … Continue reading Bartees Strange Covers The National to Subvert the White Indie Scene on Say Goodbye to Pretty Boy EP

Deqn Sue – “Troll”

Vibrant Pop Artist Deqn Sue Returns With Earnest New Single “Troll” Originally appeared on Grimy Goods.  In the age of internet chatrooms, then comment sections, then DMs, trolls have been a persistent plague. It’s easy to brush aside for anyone who has a small digital platform, but, as Aidy Bryant’s show Shrill, for one, demonstrated, the nagging hate that comes from faceless avatars can be … Continue reading Deqn Sue – “Troll”

Dua Saleh’s New Single “Body Cast” Mourns Those Killed by Police

Originally appeared on Grimy Goods.  A protest song is a genre that transcends sound, and the diverse outcries this year continue to ring out. Even the sound of Minneapolis’ own Dua Saleh has varied since their last single, “Umbrellar,” which appeared on Grimy Goods’ Best New Songs Playlist in April. The Sudanese artist’s new cut is a portrait of police brutality. Called “Body Cast,” Dua … Continue reading Dua Saleh’s New Single “Body Cast” Mourns Those Killed by Police

“Mithras” Music Video Reveals a Morsel of the Technicolor Universe on Vinyl Williams’ Azure LP

Originally appeared on Grimy Goods. After the last couple weeks, I’m about ready to jettison off this planet. The successful SpaceX launch certainly makes the idea tempting. If you are similarly seeking an escape, look out for Azure, the brand new record from Vinyl Williams out now. The local psych artist, né Lionel Williams, has created not just one but 11 new worlds on the … Continue reading “Mithras” Music Video Reveals a Morsel of the Technicolor Universe on Vinyl Williams’ Azure LP

Madeline Kenney – “Sucker”

Madeline Kenney Becomes the “Sucker” on Lead Single From Forthcoming LP Originally appeared on Grimy Goods.  Madeline Kenney is gearing up to put out her third album, Sucker’s Lunch, this summer—or maybe it’s all just one long con. The title track comes about a year-and-a-half after Perfect Shapes, the Oakland musician’s pastel sophomore record, which was carried by expansive, verdant melodies. Her new sounds haven’t … Continue reading Madeline Kenney – “Sucker”

Matt FX – “Vaquero”

Matt FX Emulates Mexican Cowboys on Debut Single “Vaquero” Originally appeared on Grimy Goods.  The debut single from Matt FX was born in lockdown. It comes after years of other gigs around the industry, including as a DJ, producer, music supervisor (Broad City), and TV host (In The Mix with Matt FX). Now the New York-based artist has embarked on an exciting solo music career, … Continue reading Matt FX – “Vaquero”

G.Smith – “Mona Lisa”

G.Smith Exits Through the Gift Shop on New Single “Mona Lisa” Originally appeared on Grimy Goods.  The remnants of a relationship will lay shattered until someone chooses to sweep it away or examine each shard for closure. Each one is a prism, refracting its history into distinct stories. On her new single, premiering on Grimy Goods today, G.Smith tries to make sense of a breakup, … Continue reading G.Smith – “Mona Lisa”