Madison Rose’s “Sunshine” is the sonic embodiment of strutting down a drag-show runway. It’s loud, unabashed, and bursting with optimism. Aptly, the Los Angeles-based singer…Read More Song You Need to Know: Madison Rose, 'Sunshine'
Vandoliers have earned a reputation for cathartic, shout-along songs that can all but exorcise demons. The Texas band decimated a crowd with sneering jams like…Read More The Vandoliers Know You Miss the Rock Show in 'Every Saturday Night'
Who but Sparks would release a bombastic song about being modest? “Self-Effacing” comes off their upcoming album, A Steady Drip, Drip, Drip (out May 15th),…Read More Sparks' 'Self-Effacing' Is a Song You Need to Know
Over the relatively brief runtime of “Patagonia,” Jelani Aryeh covers a staggering range of emotions. In the course of a single verse, he’ll pivot from…Read More Song You Need To Know: Jelani Aryeh's 'Patagonia'
Singer-songwriter Lizzie No first introduced herself as a sharp self-examiner on her folksy 2017 debut, Hard Won. The swooning lullaby that served as that album’s title…Read More Song You Need to Know: Lizzie No, ‘Narcissus’
The title of indie singer-songwriter Laura Stevenson’s latest single is the name of a OCD-related mental illness that causes people to repeatedly pick at their…Read More Song You Need to KNow: Laura Stevenson, ‘Dermatillomania’
These days, you hear a lot of talk about so-called spiritual jazz, a Sixties and Seventies subgenre that resonates strongly in the work of contemporary…Read More Song You Need to Know: Joey DeFrancesco and Pharoah Sanders, ‘The Creator Has a Master Plan’
Philly-raised songwriter Dave Hause blends the power-pop hook of Taylor Swift’s “Shake It Off” with a punk-rock sneer on “The Ditch,” a scorching take on…Read More Song You Need to Know: Dave Hause, ‘The Ditch’
Four days into the new year, Lizzo released the first great song of 2019. The Minneapolis singer-rapper-flautist specializes in propulsive self-empowerment anthems — feel-good songs…Read More Song You Need to Know: Lizzo, ‘Juice’
Psychic Temple is another name for Chris Schlarb, a self-styled cult leader from Long Beach, California, who’s really just a wickedly skilled producer, songwriter and…Read More Song You Need to Know: Psychic Temple & Cherry Glazerr, ‘Let Me Comb Your Hair’
Pop music as we know it and hear it wouldn’t sound the same if it weren’t for Robyn. The sweeping success of her Body Talk series…Read More Song You Need to Know: Robyn, ‘Honey’