Portland’s Lithics was named one of our favorite acts in 2018. It is our pleasure to present their latest single “Hands” off their 3rd album Tower of Age out June 5 on Trouble in Mind Records. The video, released in March, is filled with pastels and close quarters was directed by Christie MacLean. Lithics are Aubrey Hornor, Bob Desaulniers, Wiley Hickson, and Mason Crumbley. They have a unique minimalist punk edge. For info visit https://www.instagram.com/lithicsband/
Sugar Joans co-wrote “No Patience” with her best friend, Sveta Bout, and producers Shag and Scoob. Joans used painful emotions and recollections from a breakup as inspiration for the single. “We got in the studio and finished the song in pretty much 3 hours. From then on, we basically never stopped working together. At the time, Sveta was in NYC and we would FaceTime constantly to write while I was in the studio,” explained Joans. The lyrics simultaneously depict a melancholic breakup and an uplifting perspective about moving on and being happy as your authentic self. For info visit https://www.instagram.com/sugarjoans/
Zella Day takes a page from the spy movies of the ’60s with her video “My Game” directed by Phillip Lopez, with creative help from Kaiman Kazazian and Zella Day. “May Game” is the second single of Day’s EP Where Does the Devil Hide produced by Dan Auerbach coming out in August.
“My Game is feverish time travel into every dimension where the hustle is on the floor,” says Zella. “It’s a disco game board with a pair of cherry red dice rolling in my favor. I’m climbing up onto the table in my glitter platforms and I’m calling the shots. For info visit https://zelladay.com/
Lizzy Plapinger is LPX. She is the founder of Neon Gold Records and lead singer for MS MR. Today she releases her second single of an upcoming EP. “Delayed Gratification” was produced by Mike Irish and was supposed to be released as part of her tour dates with Maggie Rogers and Carly Rae Jepsen. Talk about delayed gratification.
Plapinger says about the track “will I ever prove I’m living to choose a life where I leave a sound.” For info visit https://www.iamlpx.com
Colorado is our hometown and we’ve been receiving some videos in the past couple of weeks that we wanted to show.
Danya River has two albums out. It has been a while since we’ve heard from her. She presents “Together We’re Safe” to remind people how connected they are in these uncertain times. https://www.danyariver.com/
Emilie Brandt at one time called Boulder home. She has strong followings in NY, CA, and WI. Her debut album Freeform came out in 2018. “Feel It All” is a playful pop song compared to her older electropop style. https://www.emilie-brandt.com/
Dru Flecha is a reggaeton artist who comes from Caracus. Her new single “Cama” is the 2nd song from an upcoming EP. In this single she shares with us the story of a toxic relationship that always ends up in her bed. For info visit https://www.instagram.com/druflecha/
San Cisco’s new song is wrapped in lyrics about a waning relationship. The band explains, “Where do you draw the line? When do you pull the plug? How do you know if the juice is worth the squeeze? The game of love is never an easy one to play. Do you pick up the pieces and move onto something new? Or stick it out for another round of romance?”
The video is a joyously alive take on that moment when we all get released from stay at home. San Cisco is an Australian indie band with Jordi Davieson, Joshua Biondillo, and Scarlett Stevens. “On The Line” is part of the Flaws EP which is a preview to a forthcoming album. For info visit https://www.sancisco.com/