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Macajey – “Mornin'”

By Will Oliver, July 10th 2020

Macajey is the brainchild of Jeremy Macachor, a guitarist, engineer and producer who originally hails from California but is currently living in Estonia.

He brings a slice of the sunny Cali sound with him on his new single “Mornin’.” The track carries both an uplifting DIIV-esque shoegazy inspired rock sound while also hinting at a more tranquil peaceful atmospheric tone.
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Multimagic Share New Single “Believe It”

By Will Oliver, July 10th 2020

Cincinnati’s Multimagic has been a favorite around here for some time now. They’ve been the best kept secret outside of their hometown but in a fair world, things will be changing soon with the release of their debut album Manic Daze.

Originally supposed to come out in April, the album was pushed back to September 4th due to the pandemic. But now the band have officially started the promotional campaign and they have done so with the release of the stone-cold killer single that is “Believe It.”
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Nisa – “Forget Me / Giving”

By Will Oliver, July 10th 2020

Nisa is the project of New York-based singer-songwriter Denisa Lumaj, who has just released her debut release, double-sided single “Forget Me / Giving.”

“Forget Me” is a soulful track that showcases Lumaj’s tender vocal delivery. The track is minimal by design, allowing her vocals to do all the magic necessary. Then there’s “Giving,” a piano-ballad of sorts that once again showcases a natural songwriting ability, the sort of quality rarely found on a debut release.
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Cut Copy will return with their new album Freeze, Melt this August and they’ve shared the ultra chill lead single “Cold Water.”

Cut Copy team up with Norwegian producers, Lindstrøm & Prins Thomas to give the track a bit of a rework, with a little bit more of the house and dance vibe that fans may have initially expected. It expands as it goes along, stretching it’s legs to 7-minutes and expanding the sonic territory to a psychedelic groove.
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Kid Cudi and Eminem have released their debut collaborative team-up, a track entitled “The Adventures of Moon Man and Slim Shady.”

Their pairing wasn’t the most obvious ones but this year is anything but obvious and the partnership actually works quite well and features some of the best verses from Eminem in quite a while.

This is a pleasant surprise from the both of them and we’d be interested to see if a full album will be on the docket in the near future.

For now, enjoy “The Adventures of Moon Man and Slim Shady” below.
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Stray Fossa – “For What Was”

By Will Oliver, July 9th 2020

Charlottesville trio Stray Fossa has been churning out great songs consistently and they’ve just released one of their best tracks to date with new single “For What Was.”

The track floats along a chill summer feeling and groove effortlessly, with dazzling instrumentation that finds a perfect balance between electronic elements and live rock instrumentation – sort of reminded of acts like Toro y Moi.

The band describes the making of “For What Was” as “a burst of creative energy that all came out at once.” They explain further below:

Will came up with the lyrics and melody for the chorus “something I could be the first to know…” etc. in one breath. “Normally, we wouldn’t hold onto scratch lyrics, but it’s hard to shy away from rare moments like that when it all kind of comes together at once.” In the verse transitions you can hear the sound of bicycle spokes that were recorded with a phone.

Enjoy a listen to the track below.

Dan Croll – “Hit Your Limit”

By Will Oliver, July 9th 2020

Dan Croll will return with new album Grand Plan, which will be released on August 21st via Communion Records. We’ve shared a handful of cuts from the album already and “Hit Your Limit” is the latest to be released.

It’s another track that sees Croll take a modern approach to some 70s-esque folk-indebted rock and roll that has a sweet and sincere tone about it.

Find Croll’s take on the meaning of “Hit Your Limit”:
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Heather Gruber – “Hiding from the Rain”

By Will Oliver, July 8th 2020

Los Angeles-based singer-songwriter Heather Gruber has recently returned with her new single “Hiding from the Rain.”

The pop offering is “inspired both by past relationships and her own inner struggle with self-doubt, anxiety and depression.” Gruber plays with pop and folk, creating a sort-of upbeat pop ballad that doesn’t quite go the way that you initially expect.

Gruber adds a bit of personal context about the creation of the song with the following:
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