Q&A: ANIIML explains matchmaking video and poppy new single

LA songwriter, producer and activist ANIIML debuted her latest single, “HANDLE ME,” on Friday, September 6; the single is accompanied by an innovative and interactive video in which a host of single people invite viewers to reach out to them in the hopes that they will find their “person” as singer Lila Rose croons, “Truth is/I … More Q&A: ANIIML explains matchmaking video and poppy new single

Single: Freda James – Her Hymn

In a stunning follow-up bonus single to her debut EP, A Woman Alone, which came out July 19, singer-songwriter Freda James released “Her Hymn” on Friday, August 23. “Her Hymn,” a gorgeously simple track, is somehow both ethereal and straightforward at the same time, using light instrumentals and smooth vocals to create a mesmerizing experience. To put … More Single: Freda James – Her Hymn

Single: Eighty Ninety – Got Your Message

Brooklyn brothers Eighty Ninety released yet another stunning track, this one titled “Got Your Message,” on Friday, August 16. “Got Your Message” is the second single from the indie-pop duo’s forthcoming sophomore EP, which comes shortly after the two signed a deal with Hard 8 Working Group. It’s a beautiful track marked by heartache and … More Single: Eighty Ninety – Got Your Message

Album Review: Infinity Crush – Virtual Heaven

Songwriter Caroline White – also known as Infinity Crush – tackles joy, loneliness and love through the dreamy bedroom-pop soundscape that is her second album, Virtual Heaven. Out August 9, 2019, on Joy Void, the record comes two years after White’s initial debut and though it clocks in under half an hour, its 13 gauzy pop … More Album Review: Infinity Crush – Virtual Heaven

Single: Margot Polo – Let’s Get Out

California alt-pop outfit Margot Polo’s latest track maintains the musician’s synth-pop roots while incorporating organic rock threads and darker lyrics; “Let’s Get Out” is out August 9 and is Margot Polo’s first release of 2019. Its magnetic hooks and strong melodies make the song a near-perfect summer anthem, and musician David Provenzano blends in just … More Single: Margot Polo – Let’s Get Out

Single: Kohla – T O U C H

“T O U C H,” electropop musician Kohla‘s latest single, out August 2 on Last Night From Glasgow, is a sultry take on chill pop, complete with smoky vocals; rhythmic, marching percussion; and dreamy, synth-filled background melodies. The track is near-hypnotic, featuring vaguely industrial percussion and waves of synth below alternative-electronic musician Rachel Alice Johnson’s … More Single: Kohla – T O U C H

EP Review: Trying – I Won’t Let You Lose the Rhythm

Columbus indie-pop passion project Trying appears softer than its previous work on I Won’t Let You Lose the Rhythm, its latest EP and the first installment of its second album, which will comprise this release, another EP and some additional tracks. I Won’t Let You Lose the Rhythm, out July 26, is an altogether-too-short, leave-fans-craving-more collection of four charming, … More EP Review: Trying – I Won’t Let You Lose the Rhythm

EP Reviews: Sarah Jaffe – This is Better, Pt. 1 and Pt. 2

American singer-songwriter Sarah Jaffe tackled grief on a surprisingly sparse set of companion EPs, This is Better, Pt. 1 and This Is Better, Pt. 2, out July 19 on Kirtland Records. The pair of releases is less folky and more electronic, but their combined seven tracks are still surprisingly intimate as Jaffe delves into grief and overcoming it. The lack of … More EP Reviews: Sarah Jaffe – This is Better, Pt. 1 and Pt. 2

Album Review: Imperial Teen – Now We Are Timeless

San Francisco pop quartet Imperial Teen returned to the music scene with Now We Are Timeless, their first new record since 2012, on Friday, July 12. Their latest record keeps with their trademark of dynamic pop hooks, though it delves into themes of crisis and catharsis rather than the beachier optimism of the band’s first record, 1996’s Seasick. … More Album Review: Imperial Teen – Now We Are Timeless