New Track: Muhsinah – “Goodbye”


Muhsinah is killing it. Her Gone EP owned, showing the multitalented artist successfully taking on a new sound – and it’s still is getting spins from us. Now she’s embarked on a new project called the “Dear _____” EP. Today, we’ve got the first single from the EP, “Goodbye,” to share!

Like the songs on Gone, “Goodbye” has an electro indie rock vibe with soul flourishes, and once again – we wholeheartedly approve. Loving the chimes, buzzes, and beeps coloring the track.

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Video: MS MR – “Ash Tree Lane”


Perhaps you remember MS MR from their enrapturing “Hurricane” track we posted a while back. This new video is for “Ash Tree Lane,” that starts its first minute out with vintage horror visuals and narration, with the song hitting around the 1:03 mark. The lead vocalist’s voice at time reminds us of Florence Welch. Digging the vibes.

Their Candy Bar Creep Show EP is also now out! Each track on the EP has a distinctly different feel, too. Revel in the haze.

Tour Dates
10/14 – New Orleans, LA @ HOB *
10/16 – Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade *
10/17 – Knoxville, TN @ Bijou Theater *
10/18 – 22 New York, NY @ CMJ Festival

10/23 – Nashville, TN @ Cannery *
10/24 – Norfolk, VA @ NorVA *

10/26 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Altar Bar *

10/27 – Rochester, NY @ Water Street Music Hall *
10/29 – Washington, DC @ 930 Club *

10/30 – Washington, DC @ 930 Club *

11/01 – Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory *
11/02 – New York, NY @ Terminal 5 *

11/03 – Boston, MA @ Royale *


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Next Step July Winner: Sean Haefeli


Hella excited about this July Next Step winner of ours! Berlin based pianist, vocalist, lyricist, and composer Sean Haefeli mesmerized us with his vocal jazz that’s sprinkled with welcome notes of Jose James and Gil Scott-Heron.

Others have referenced Last Poets, Roberta Flack, Michael Franti, Bobby McFerrin, and Gregory Porter when speaking about his music. Looks like dude has a pretty fail proof thing going on as far as many are concerned.

Sean’s sound blends jazz, soul, hip hop, and spoken word to birth warm, honest, and intimate music perfect for cozying up to as winter approaches. RISE marks his third album, which similar to his previous two, is self-produced and released. Below, you can stream the entire album and also download the title track for free!

Touring will begin in late October through November of this year. On, November 16 catch a special performance on Mijke’s Middag Live on Dutch radio station Radio 6.

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Video: Sky Ferreira – “Everything is Embarrassing”


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Sky Ferreira got her a little vintage Madonna steez going on. In this video for “Everything is Embarrassing,” she flails about like the natural carefree pop star rocker she seems destined to be. That early 90s pop zest on this tune is exactly what we needed to make this sunny Friday seem all the more perfect.

Pitchfork even gave it the honor of Best New Track when it first came out – not too shabby. And she’s quite easy on the eyes with that carefully crafted “messy” hair, too, huh? Winning all around.

The track is part of her upcoming EP, Ghost, where Sky calls on an impressive cast of producers, including Greg Kurstin (Santigold, The Shins), Jon Brion (Fiona Apple), and Ariel Rechtshaid (Usher).

Look out for Ghost on October 16.

CMJ Show Dates
October 17 (10pm) @ Union Hall, NYC
October 18 (early, 8pm) @ Bowery Ballroom, NYC
October 18 (late 11:30pm) @ Santo’s Party House, NYC
October 20 (daytime tbd) @ Piano’s, NYC
October 20 (12am) @ 92Y Tribeca, NYC

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