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margaret chavez

Exclusive Premiere: Margaret Chavez Unveils “Call For Cull” // New LP Out 1/19

After releasing a long-awaited LP with his band Pleasant Grove, songwriter Marcus William Striplin wasted little time in working on his debut solo offering, A Loupe. Working under the moniker Margaret Chavez, a tribute to the artist’s mother, the ten-track [...]

November 27, 2017 News

Soccer Mommy, Emily Yacina and Yohuna Played Baby’s All Right

Last week, Soccer Mommy headlined a night at Baby’s All Right along with Emily Yacina and Yohuna. The gig followed the success of Soccer Mommy’s (real name Sophie Allison) excellent new album, Collection, which our own Chelsea Conte praised in [...]

November 20, 2017 Live, Reviews
The 4th Annual Songwriting Challenge

Presenting The 4th Annual 24 Hour Songwriting Challenge

Art: Sarah Ver Hoeve Well, it’s that time again. It’s my unique honor to present to you the fourth compilation of songs produced from our annual songwriting Challenge. I’m truly and deeply humbled by the time and energy that all [...]

November 17, 2017 News
High Pony

Exclusive Premiere: High Pony Unveils “Forever Since the Sky” // New LP Out 12/1

Get ready to update your playlists and for a good tear well-up, folks, because Brooklyn-based rockers High Pony are here with a sonic hug for those impossible moments. With a new LP on the way, Seen a Change, Speak Into [...]

November 16, 2017 News

Listen: Blushing Returns With “Weak” // New EP Out 1/28 via Austin Town Hall Records

Right around the start of this year, we shared with you “Tether,” the title track off of Austin-based dream-pop quarter Blushing’s latest EP. Thankfully, it seems that the reception from that short-player inspired the band to head right back into [...]

October 31, 2017 News
Quiet Friend

Listen: Quiet Friend Shares “Safe” // Debut LP Out 3/9 via Elestial Sound

Photo Credit: Daniel Dorsa In the works over the past three years, Quiet Friend, the collaborative project of Nick Zanca and Steven Rogers, arrives fully formed and bursting at the seams with shimmering promise. “Safe,” the lead single off of [...]

October 30, 2017 News

SIMGE Stream: Grooms – Exit Index

Photo Credit: Ebru YildizComprised of singer-guitarist Travis Johnson, drummer Steve Levine, and bassist Jay Heiselmann, NYC-based band Grooms have been pushing the boundaries of tones and textures since their inception. Their latest release, Exit Index, continues that trend as the [...]

October 26, 2017 New Music, Reviews
New Luna

Listen: New Luna Shares Exhilarating New Single “Opinionated”

I’ve said it here in these digital pages before, but it’s worth re-iterating that the UK model for rising rock bands when it comes to singles works better than anywhere else in the world. Our latest case and point is [...]

October 24, 2017 News

SIMGE Stream: Fence – Alien

Hello, and welcome to yet another installment of “Mike finally gets to the bottom of the inbox and promises he really does listen to everything, for real.” Last year, I was introduced to the NJ-based garage-rock band Fence via their [...]

October 20, 2017 New Music, Reviews

Listen: Boulevards Collaborates With Neon Indian On “Nu Burn Ave (Intercruise)” // New LP Out 12/8

If you’re hungry for some Prince-inspired funk for these strange modern times, look no further than Boulevards who is gearing up to release a new full-length, Hurtown, USA. The Raleigh-based artist recently announced the forthcoming record with “Nu Burn Ave [...]

October 20, 2017 News