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When Jon isn't writing about music, he's making music that he wishes someone would write about. His idol is Donald Glover, for both talent and facial hair based reasons. Jon is also a contributor for HighClouds, EARMILK, and The Miami Hurricane

Damaged. – Funeral

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All we know so far about Damaged. is what we're hearing on this new track Funeral, and goddamn if the vibes aren't reminiscent of 2012 with a fresh twist....

Akinyemi – Finna

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"Finna" sees Akinyemi cutting a perfect medium between the groovy ease of someone like Goldlink and a Kendrick-esque confidence and aggression....

SHY Martin – Slow

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it’s tunes like SHY Martin’s “Slow” - the ones that feel just like a cold night or certain memory - that cock your head to the side, push you back in your chair, and make...

Introducing: Oh He Dead

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Washington DC based five-piece "rock 'n soul" band Oh He Dead is digging up vibes that are all too hard to find in this day and age. Honest and raw, soulful and sexy, their latest...

ITW – Young Clancy sits down to talk influences, outlooks, and Vol. II.

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From bartending at a sleazy steakhouse to putting out some of the best indie pop Toronto has to offer, Nate Burley's journey from basement hermitage to underground stardom as...

Young Clancy – Level

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“Out with the old, in with the new” is a flawed philosophy. Take this fresh single from Toronto’s Young Clancy as a case in point, wherein vintage soul vibes...

Introducing: Deema

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The British seem to have a more refined way of saying almost anything, even "I stole your girl". On "Comfort Zone", London's Deema turns that simple sentiment into a bouncy rap...

Jon Vinyl – Carousel

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The melodies Jon weaves around and around on "Carousel" are smooth like a fleece blanket on a bad night: soft and bittersweet, a case study on the trials and tribulations of young...

Preston Lovinggood reassures us that “Everything Will Be Okay”

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Preston Lovinggood nails the feeling of a cloudless, sunny day with a bite of cold still in the air on "Everything Will Be Okay"....