Video: Sonnymoon – “Wild Rumpus”


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On Sunday, Sonnymoon had you doing the rumpty dance (get it, get it?!) and you were feeling yourself – cool, cool. But what’s cooler is now you have a video companion to your “Wild Rumpus” shenanigans – aww, shoot! Time for blast off to starry far off lands and a little cruise with a possessed psychedelic bird eye. Nature is totally rad.

The duo’s self-titled debut album, Sonnymoon, will be out on May 22.

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February Next Step Contest Honorary Mentions


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As the submissions for our March Next Step contest come to a close tomorrow, we want to share some of our favorite submissions from February in this “honorary mentions” post. Y’all made it rough last month – here’s to another great month!

Our February Next Step Contest Honorary Mentions:

DC based “soul garage” band Black Alley. In the video above, the young group rips covers of Amy Winehouse, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, and Nirvana in their poignant dedication to “Club 27.”

Psaul, a collaboration between Swedish singer/songwriter Paul Mac Innes and producer Stray. The sound is pop sensible electro-soul with a retro vibe. Below, you can get down to the sunny “Change” and on Soundcloud catch a super funky cover of Chaka Khan and Rick James’ “Slow Dancin’” featuring the dynamic Karma Stewart.

New York based singer, songwriter, and producer Cilla K. has certainly got something special. With a darling lilting character to her voice that makes you feel at home and a jazzy soul sound that’s playfully offbeat, her vocal style is airy and refreshing like Amel Larrieux, her production hinges on that ever-nostalgic Esthero vibe, and her left-field play with music touches on Sonnymoon. Her most recent release, New World Lullabies, feels just like it sounds. Listen to “You Know Me Better” below and let your worries fall away.

And again, you can still submit to be considered for March!

Don’t miss Backpack Jax and Kimberly Nichole after the jump!

Video: Sonnymoon – “Just Before Dawn”


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Another Sonnymoon tune to get lost to and we are so glad for it. There’s something so special about Anna’s echoey singsong that just floats over you along with the eerie grandeur of Dane’s sparse beats.

“Just Before Dawn” is somewhat epic, clocking in at eight minutes and fourteen seconds, journeying you through a couple audible stories before it’s completed its work.

Watch the variety of experience ‘just before dawn’ in the video above, and then revel in the separate, different yet still similar lives that unfold simultaneously around us minute by minute.

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