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January 14th, 2022

Fresh off the heels of a successful year finding eee gee charting on Denmark’s DRP3 Radio plus a nomination at the Danish Critical Awards for “Hope of the Year 2022”—similar to the highly coveted Best New Artist award—today she confirms her much anticipated debut album, Winning, is set for release February 25 on Future Classic.

“‘Contraband’ is about having flashes of vivid memories from an ancient time with an ex-lover,” eee gee explains. “These melancholic feelings about an ex come in waves and trick you into believing there might still be an unresolved big love situation there, but deep down you know you just miss that person and cherish the times you had together.”

Emma Grankvist is a singer-songwriter from Denmark. Her debut single “Favourite Lover” received the highly praised ‘pick of the week’ spot on DRP3—Denmark’s largest national radio station, and the song entered the Denmark Spotify Viral charts. “It’s music for the introvert, who is constantly pushed into the uncomfortable extrovert way of how to view the world,” Grankvist describes. 


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January 11th, 2022

Philadelphia, PA noise-punks Empath share a video for “Passing Stranger,” the new single from their anticipated upcoming album, Visitor, out 2/11 via Fat Possum. The chamber piece was shot by Empath collaborator Halle Ballard in Catherine Elicson’s apartment.

“The beat was inspired by druggy Velvet Underground drums, on top of which Randall began improvising a heavy tremolo on his synth. One of the slowest songs we’ve ever written without an abrasive moment. We finally got to do a fade out,” says Elicson. “This song was written in a similar way to ‘Diamond Eyelids’ i.e. collaging together memories. This time I pieced together different memories from my childhood, some idyllic, some difficult, but as if it were a story about someone else returning to their hometown. The melody of this song was actually in a really old iPhone voice memo that I had made and forgot about. When I re-listened to it after a year or so, I was like damn this is catchy I gotta finish writing this one. I also wanted a song where I could bust out my sweep picking in a non-cringe way. I hope to be considered at the vanguard of sweep picking in pop music, thank you.”

Of the video, Elicson says “this video was shot in my apartment in one night. Garrett had ordered a bunch of candles online. We bought some supplies from the deli across the street and also a box of wine. We set up a bunch of colorful lights and props in my studio room and improvised most of the shots. The outdoor scenes were taken on the roof once we needed some fresh air. We ordered Indian food and didn’t really feel like working on the video anymore after eating, so I did a few shots alone and we called it a night. The video was shot by Halle Ballard on iPhone 11 at a high frame rate and on a DV camera. I edited it over the holidays on a copy of premiere pro cc that I have access to via my friend’s login she had when she worked for a documentary filmmaker. She hasn’t worked with him for a couple years though, so I’m grateful the login still works.”

Empath is hitting the road with Fucked Up later this month. All dates below.


1/19 – Ottawa, CA @ Club SAW ~

1/20 – Montreal, QC – Bar Le Ritz ~

1/21 – Boston, MA @ The Sinclair ~

1/22 – New York, NY @ Brooklyn Made ~

1/23 – Philadelphia, PA @ Underground Arts ~

1/24 – Washington, DC @ Union Stage ~

1/25 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr. Smalls ~

1/26 – Columbus, OH @ Ace of Cups ~

1/28 – Detroit, MI @ Shelter ~

 ~ w/ Fucked Up


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January 4th, 2022

Today Giselle Torres releases “Sorry to Future Me”, the title track of her EP, and part 3 of a 5 part series following two teenagers from the perspective of our protagonist as she falls in love with a boy she has never met before. They go from being strangers, to meeting for the first time in Brooklyn, NY for one day, to having to face the emotional rollercoaster that is teenage love and heartbreak.



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October 1st, 2021

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September 15th, 2021

Snail Mail

Today, Snail Mail (Lindsey Jordan) announces Valentine, her new album out November 5th via Matador. To mark the occasion, she has released the title track, “Valentine,” and its outrageous period drama companion video directed by Josh Coll.

“I wanted to take as much time as possible with this record to make sure I was happy with every detail before unleashing it unto y’all,” says Jordan. “Referring to the process as the deepest level of catharsis and therapy I have ever experienced would be a huge understatement. Valentine is my child!”

A hugely anticipated follow-up, Valentine was written and produced by 22-year-old Lindsey Jordan and co-produced by Brad Cook (Bon Iver, Waxahatchee). Written in 2019-2020 the album is filled with romance, heartbreak, blood, sweat and tears. But Valentine is poised and self-possessed, channelling its anger and dejection into empowering revenge fantasies and rewriting the narrative of its own fate. Stitched throughout it is the melodrama and the camp Jordan so deftly utilizes to offset her pain. The sonic leap forward can be heard from the first moments of the title track – the whispered voice and eerie sci-fi synths erupting into a full-on stadium-sized adrenaline-rush of a chorus. From there it’s all go – with digitized electronic inflected anthems, swooning baroque FM rockers, smoldering slow-jam R&B and some of the most gorgeous and heart-rending finger-picked guitar ballads this side of Elliott Smith. The star of the show however is Lindsey’s voice – no longer the prodigal wunderkind, her vocals and words are rawer, deeper, snarlier and more feeling than ever before.  Snail Mail has also announced a worldwide tour including US runs both in the fall of 2021 and the spring of 2022



Sat Nov 27 2021 – Richmond VA @ The National*

Sun Nov 28 2021 – Charlotte NC @ Neighborhood Theatre*

Tue Nov 30 2021 – Orlando FL @ The Beacham Theater*

Wed Dec 1 2021 – Tampa FL @ The Ritz Ybor*

Fri Dec 3 2021 – Birmingham AL @ Saturn*

Sat Dec 4 2021 – Knoxville TN @ The Mill & Mine*

Sun Dec 5 2021 – Louisville KY @ Headliners Music Hall*

Tue Dec 7 2021 – Milwaukee WI @ Turner Hall*

Wed Dec 8 2021 – Madison WI @ Majestic Theatre*

Fri Dec 10 2021 – St Louis MO @ The Pageant*

Sat Dec 11 2021 – Bloomington IL @ The Castle Theatre*

Sun Dec 12 2021 – Columbus OH @ The Athenaeum Theatre*

Mon Dec 13 2021 – Detroit MI @ Majestic Theatre*

Wed Dec 15 2021 – Millvale PA @ Mr. Smalls Theatre*

Thu Dec 16 2021 – New Haven, CT @ Toad’s Place*

Fri Dec 17 2021 – Providence RI @ Fete Music Hall*

Sat Dec 18 2021 – Asbury Park NJ @ The Stone Pony*

Sun Dec 19 2021 – Norfolk VA @ The NorVa*

Tue Dec 21 2021 – Silver Spring, MD @ The Fillmore*


Fri Feb 18 2022 – Manchester UK @ Manchester Academy 2

Sun Feb 20 2022 – Glasgow UK @ QMU

Tue Feb 22 2022 – Bristol UK @ SWX

Wed Feb 23 2022 – London UK @ O2 Forum Kentish Town

Fri Feb 25 2022 – Paris FR @ Le Trabendo

Sat Feb 26 2022 – Lyon FR @ Epicerie Moderne

Sun Feb 27 2022 – Bologna IT @ Locomotiv

Mon Feb 28 2022 – Milan IT @ Magnolia

Wed Mar 2 2022 – Zürich CH @ Bogen F

Thu Mar 3 2022 – Munich DE @ Ampere

Fri Mar 4 2022 – Dresden DE @ Groovestation

Sun Mar 6 2022 – Copenhagen DK @ Loppen

Mon Mar 7 2022 – Gothenburg SE @ Oceanen

Tue Mar 8 2022 – Oslo NO @ Parkteatret

Thu Mar 10 2022 – Stockholm SE @ Slaktkyrkan

Sat Mar 12 2022 – Berlin DE @ Columbia Theater

Sun Mar 13 2022 – Hamburg DE @ Knust

Mon Mar 14 2022 – Brussels BE @ AB Ballroom

Tue Mar 15 2022 – Cologne DE @ Gebäude 9

Wed Mar 16 2022 – Amsterdam NL @ Paradiso Noord

Tue Apr 5 2022 – Philadelphia PA @ Union Transfer#

Wed Apr 6 2022 – Philadelphia PA @ Union Transfer#

Thu Apr 7 2022 – Brooklyn NY @ Kings Theatre#

Fri Apr 8 2022 – Boston MA @ Royale#

Sat April 9 2022 – Montreal QC @ Club Soda#

Mon Apr 11 2022 – Toronto ON @ Phoenix Concert Theatre#

Tue Apr 12 2022 – Cleveland OH @ Agora Theatre#

Thu Apr 14 2022 – Chicago IL @ Riviera Theatre#

Fri Apr 15 2022 – Minneapolis MN @ First Avenue#

Sat Apr 16 2022 – Lawrence KS @ Liberty Hall#

Sun Apr 17 2022 – Denver CO @ Ogden Theater#

Wed Apr 20 2022 – Seattle WA @ Moore Theatre^

Thu Apr 21 2022 – Vancouver BC @ Vogue Theatre^

Fri Apr 22 2022 – Portland OR @ Wonder Ballroom^

Sat Apr 23 2022 – Portland OR @ Wonder Ballroom^

Sun Apr 24 2022 – Oakland CA @ Fox Theater^

Wed Apr 27 2022 – Los Angeles CA @ Hollywood Palladium^

Thu Apr 28 2022 – San Diego CA @ The Observatory North Park^

Fri Apr 29 2022 – Mesa AZ @ The Nile^

Sat Apr 30 2022 – Santa Fe NM @ Meow Wolf^

Mon May 2 2022 – Austin TX @ ACL Live at the Moody Theater^

Tue May 3 2022 – Dallas TX @The Factory Studio^

Thu May 5 2022 – Atlanta GA @ The Masquerade – Heaven Stage^

Fri May 6 2022 – Asheville NC @ The Orange Peel^

Sat May 7 2022 – Carrboro NC @ Cat’s Cradle^

Sun May 8 2022 – Nashville TN @ Brooklyn Bowl – Nashville^

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June 17th, 2021

What is the Arts Lead Sheet? It is a resource for finding grants, jobs, opportunities in the arts. It started as an ad-hoc e-mail list a few years. We are now bringing it back as a feature on FEMMUSIC. It is not restricted to music but encompasses all of the arts. Miss something? Look at the archives at:


Folk Alliance – The Village Fund – Deadline June 25, 2021


Colorado Creative Industries Program Administrator – Deadline June 30, 2021[0]=Office%20of%20the%20Governor&sort=PositionTitle%7CAscending&pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs%2CjobOpportunitiesJobs&utm_campaign=Colorado%20Creative%20Industries&utm_medium=email&_hsmi=134505333&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-_JAV2GyPGg1HcJJx7a8KoBx7xWXfZhjaljIdh4Q4nmCs7s4gEfkr2w2unVBWvCjAXfznpwGMitIhSFebcUvGsGGlSB2A&utm_content=134505333&utm_source=hs_email

Executive Director – Crested Butte Center for the Arts – Crested Butte, CO

Orchestra Manager – Greater Boulder Youth Orchestra – Boulder, CO

Music Strategy Manager, Music Marketing, YouTube – NY or LA, US

Head of Communications and External Affairs, Liverpool Philharmonic – Liverpool, UK

Manager- Production & Supply Chain – London, UK

External Advisor- Government Relations and Regional Affairs, Asia (with a focus on India and Japan) – Global Citizen – Paris, France


NBC American Song Contest Submissions –

Future Echoes Application – Due June 30, 2021


TuneCore – Make Money from Your Music – June 22, 2021 – 2pm EST

Indie Weekly – Are You Ready To Level Up Your Career? – June 22, 2021 – 2pm EST

Canadian Music Week: How Neighbouring Rights are Changing the Game – June 22, 2021 – 2pm EST

Amazon Web Services for Media & Entertainment Virtual Symposium – June 23, 2021 – 8-11:30 PST

Getting Into the Business of Production Music – June 24, 2021 – 3pm EST

The Empowered Musician – June 24, 2021 – 3pm EST

Rock ‘n’ Roll Fantasy Camp: Women Only Camp – January 27-30, 2022



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April 8th, 2021

Things continue to pick up for Laufey, the 21 year old Icelandic-Chinese artist. Her debut EP Typical of Me comes out April 30. It features “Street By Street”, “Best Friend” and “Magnolia.”

In addition, Earlier today the BBC announced that Laufey will present a new music series for BBC Radio 3 and BBC Sounds. A twelve-episode mood-music series entitled “Happy Harmonies with Laufey,” the series is announced alongside another series with Lianne La Havas, and both begin on Saturday, April 10th on BBC Sounds.

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