Brandy: B7

The “vocal bible” of pop R&B returns with her first album in eight years, sounding poised and warm but lacking some spark.  In the nearly eight years since her last studio album, Brandy has maintained […]

Thanya Iyer: KIND

The Montreal-based singer-songwriter and violinist’s music feels like an invitation to reflect. Each song recounts not just stumbling and uncertainty, but a sense of motivation. Featured Tracks: Play Track “Please Don’t Hold Me Hostage for […]

Becky and the Birds: Trasslig EP

The Swedish singer and producer Thea Gustafsson’s latest EP creates a singular, cosmopolitan pop mood that is at once stylish and vulnerable.  Under the name Becky and the Birds, Swedish singer and producer Thea Gustafsson […]

Trevor Powers: Capricorn

The former Youth Lagoon songwriter’s second album under his own name is almost wordless, a quest for ego death that explores the beauty of the natural world with a lingering disquiet. In 2016, after six […]

Taylor Swift: folklore

Made from afar, primarily with the National’s Aaron Dessner, Swift’s eighth album is a sweater-weather record filled with cinematic love songs and rich fictional details. The phantom pang of missing someone before you ever meet […]

Jessy Lanza: All the Time

Recorded shortly before her move from New York to San Francisco, the Canadian club-pop musician’s third LP with Junior Boys’ Jeremy Greenspan sounds sensual, understated, and effortless. Featured Tracks: Play Track “Lick in Heaven” — […]

Lianne La Havas: Lianne La Havas

Paring her sound back to little more than her skillful guitar-playing and deep, husky voice, the London songwriter explores the aftermath of a breakup with confidence and repose. Lianne La Havas’ first two albums were […]

Oliver Tree: Ugly Is Beautiful

The debut from this 27-year-old artist-turned-“living meme” chases shock and bombast but winds up surprisingly tame. Featured Tracks: Play Track “Me Myself & I” — Oliver TreeVia SoundCloud Feel sorry for Oliver Tree. For a crumb […]

Tei Shi: Die 4 Ur Love EP

After a tumultuous label break-up, Valerie Teicher shakes off resentment and disappointment with an upbeat set of light, breezy dance pop. Featured Tracks: Play Track “Disappear” — Tei ShiVia SoundCloud Tei Shi’s Valerie Teicher was having […]

Summer Walker: Life on Earth EP

Her follow-up EP offers a quick tour through the Atlanta singer’s world—a couple sultry strip club joints, a couple guitar-led ballads, and a playful reunion with PARTYNEXTDOOR. Featured Tracks: Play Track “Let It Go” — […]

Futuro Conjunto: Futuro Conjunto

A speculative-fiction multimedia project imagines the future sounds of South Texas’ Rio Grande Valley, using an apocalyptic future to pay tribute to the border region’s resilience. Featured Tracks: Play Track “HEATDEATH” — SimonadaVia  Bandcamp / Buy What […]