Darlingside, “Futures”

Massachusetts indie/folk/other quartet Darlingside have released the new video for the first single from their upcoming LP Extralife. The video, animated by Mara Fradella and directed by Keith Boynton, finds the present meeting the past in multiple attempts to create a greater future, reflecting the song’s refrain, “It’s not ever too late.”

Extralife is out February 23rd, and Darlingside will be on tour this spring.

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Top OurStage Artists For January 2018

Updates02_120x120_OurStage-1Every month, the OurStage community (that’s you) listens and ranks the songs competing on OurStage.com. Once those songs get to the Finals stage, five grand prize winners are selected. Those winners get featured on the ‘OurStage on Amazing Radio’ show, broadcast to hundreds of thousands of music fans around the world. Last month’s show is streaming now. Below are the top five that you’ll hear on this month’s show, along with other favorites from the charts.

 

POP FINALS:

ROCK FINALS:

URBAN FINALS:

ROOTS FINALS:

ELECTRONIC FINALS:

 

Check out all the additional 1st place songs from our genre channels here.

Dontae, “Signals”

Out of Poughkeepsie NY comes Dontáe, who at the end of 2017 made the Top 20 of our pop Best of the Best chart, and today drops his debut LP The Mood Album, with 14 tracks featuring appearances by Rockie Fresh, Phil Ade, Anakin Arts, Cal, and Kane. We’ve got the official video below for the first single, “Signals,” a muted but surprisingly melodic slow jam. You can get the full album here.

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Neon Void, “Numb To Love”

The great singer and songwriter Jes Hudak (moonlighting as her alter-ego, Ponymane) has released a new single from the latest of her fascinating side projects, Neon Void. “Numb To Love” is a grand, dramatic track featuring the flourishes of Hudak’s arpeggiated piano under both her own vocal hook as well as the rapid fire verses of Neon Void’s other half, rapper Know One (aka Roan Smith). “Numb To Love” is available on iTunes now.

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Download Late Cambrian’s New ‘Sweet Cambrian High Vol. I & II’

Available last week to their PledgeMusic campaign supporters only, the new one from Late Cambrian is finally out worldwide. Sweet Cambrian High Vol. I & II is the first new collection from the Brooklyn band since 2015, and it reflects the metamorphosis of Late Cambrian into purveyors of tight, sophisticated electro/alternative pop. Sweet Cambrian High fulfills the promise of the handful of irresistible singles and intriguing videos released during the extended production of the album (and while Late Cambrian songwriter and singer John Wlaysewski produced Tracy Bonham‘s Modern Burdens, recently named one of the 50 best albums of 2017 by Rolling Stone). It’s their strongest set yet, reflecting a confident and original new direction, and you can get it here.



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TJ Crisp, “Don’t Take It Personal”

We are reveling in all the fresh music for 2018, after a long, year-end lull. Witness “Don’t Take It Personal,” the chillest of new jams from TJ Crisp (aka TJ The Unknown). Revolving on simple piano figure, “Don’t Take It Personal” is a slow burn, growing increasingly unsettling as it evolves. TJ’s flow gets more rapid, the pitch shifts into subtly wobbly territory, and the lines begin to repeat in an almost obsessive cycle. The beat abandons him and he’s left to fade out, “I just be doin’ my thing / I just be doin’ my thing…” Very cool (and probably NSFW):


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