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  • BK Rockstar Brings High Energy and Intensity on His New Single

    December 4, 2020   17-year-old, BK Rockstar is the newest artist out of New York to push boundaries with a new style and new sound.

    Author: Tyler Borland

  • Sōl Continues to Build His Brand on "Villain"

    November 10, 2020   New York native, producer, songwriter, and singer Sōl captures the attention of listeners through the quality of his music, but turns casual listeners to returning fans through the vision he has for his artistic project.

    Author: Tyler Borland

  • Q&A: Jones Channels Energy From The World Into Series of EPs

    July 12, 2018   Jones is back and better than ever. Read our full Q&A with her about her new music, personal growth, and attraction of honesty in music.

    Author: Malcolm J. Gray

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  • Couch Surfing Critiques: Warbly Jets Attacks Majors in New Single, "The Lowdown"

    July 20, 2017   "It's a message to the people at the top - we don't look up to you, we look down at you," says O'Neill. 

    Author: Matt Rucker

  • PREMIERE: Prelow Exemplifies NYC Nightlife In "I Don't Wanna End The Night" Video

    July 19, 2017   "We write songs that are inspired by our time out at night - deal with coming-of-age, relationships, sex, friendships, disappointments, and changes in this place."

    Author: Yasmin Damoui

  • Festival Watch: Our Envy Acts This Week @ CMJ 10/15-10/19

    October 17, 2013   This week, you've been hearing bits and pieces about the CMJ Music Marathon, which New York City is currently smack in the midst of. In spite of the festival's 1,300-plus acts, we can't help from fixating on the lineup, which includes established artists like The Dismemberment Plan and Placebo (who played their first show together in six years Tuesday night), as well as countless new and emerging bands. We're especially excited for the debut performances of several of our own featured artists, including BASECAMP, NONONO and Duologue. As the music marathon continues with today's College Day (stream it live here) we've put together a list of acts playing the festival who you should definitely know about. Check them out below. BASECAMP This emergent trio of producers from Nashville made their CMJ debut at The Bowery last night and will also play three more shows this weekend. In August, their quietly released self-titled EP revealed four stunning songs of downtempo electronic with shades of R&B. Download it for free here and stay tuned for more on the group from Ones To Watch. PAPA L.A. locals Darren Weiss and Daniel Presant's brand of jingly pop-rock takes its time to grow on the ears: you have to kind of let it slowly swish around your brain before the impact takes. Their debut LP, Tender Madness, has been making impressions this way since it released earlier this month. Stream it on Rdio here. Bishop Nehru This ambitious New Yorker keeps a coolly conscious profile way beyond his years, having already collaborated with J. Dilla at the ripe age of 16. The rapper and producer named himself after Tupac's character in the 1992 crime film Juice and the former independence leader and Indian prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru. Jonathan Rado For those of you mourning the quick rise and fall of Foxygen, former frontman Jonathan Rado brings the lo-fi, sixties-reminiscent alt-rock sounds to Law and Order, his solo effort which debuted last month. NONONO One of the buzziest premiere bands this CMJ have been Stockholm's NONONO. Singer Stina Wäppling, a former psychology student at Brighton, teamed up with producers Astma and Rocwell to produce one of this fall's most elated indie-pop singles,"Pumpin Blood," which has already spawned countless remixes. Ryan Hemsworth Canadian producer Ryan Hemsworth's keeps the electronic music quotient guessing with his unique mixing of shoegaze-y samples that touch on hip-hop. You can stream his latest album, Guilt Trips, via Pitchfork here. Torres Torres is 22-year-old singer-songwriter Mackenzie Scott. Based in New York (by way of Nashville, Tennessee), Torres' ardent, brooding voice translates over into a stirring live show. Her self-released, self-titled LP debuted earlier this year, featuring wonder tracks "Honey" and "Come To Terms." For more CMJ coverage, stay tuned at Ones To Watch.