Author: Shannon Shumaker

GG Magree Dichotomy

LA-based producer and singer-songwriter GG Magree has made one hell of an entrance with her debut EP, Dichotomy. The dark and gritty, yet incredibly vulnerable and raw release feels like a glimpse into GG Magree’s soul, with each of the seven songs filled to the brim with emotion – be it love, heartbreak, longing, rage or pain. Throughout the entirety of Dichotomy, GG Magree manages to both unearth her demons and celebrate love. The haunting “Deja Reve”, which boasts the standout line, “I’d let you drag me to hell if you hold my hand” sits alongside the vulnerable and soaring,…

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mxmtoon rising

mxmtoon fans have quite literally watched her grow up through her music. After getting her start by recording covers from the guest room in her parents’ home at just 17, the soon-to-be indie-pop sensation began to amass an impressive catalog of music. With countless singles, many EPs and now two studio albums under her belt, mxmtoon has evolved and come into her own with each and every release, and her new album, rising is no different. Filled to the brim with dreamy, retro, atmospheric pop anthems that are dripping with emotion, rising finds mxmtoon looking inward once more, and the…

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bennytheghost 29 Palms

bennytheghost is flexing his songwriting abilities on his versatile new EP, 29 Palms. The follow up to his 2021 debut Supersonic EP, 29 Palms finds the songwriter and multi instrumentalist becoming more comfortable in his skin while showcasing his wide array of talents. Within just six songs, he manages to explore multiple different sounds and moods, from the trippy, dreamy opener, “Say Something” to the sparkling retro-leaning track, “My Boy” all the way to the softer, more laid back, “Cecilia” and everything in between. With the overarching sound on 29 Palms falling somewhere between indie and pop, bennytheghost has plenty…

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mxmtoon Denver Review

“I’m so grateful that I have been able to foster a concert community that my seventeen year-old self who hadn’t figured out who she was yet could come to and be like, ‘oh my god, they understand me,’” mxmtoon expressed about halfway through her performance at Denver’s Gothic Theatre on Tuesday night. The ninety minute show, which marked her first stop in Denver since 2019, was a conversational, intimate affair that found mxmtoon speaking to the crowd as if they were close friends between songs. Throughout the night, she stopped to explain her desire to create an inclusive and safe space…

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Nick Vyner Interview

Los Angeles by way of Houston indie-pop artist Nick Vyner kicked off his soon to be busy 2022 in March with the release of “Foundation”, a glistening pop track that finds him starting a new chapter in his musical career. Inspired by the the sometimes frustrating political landscape of the music industry, “Foundation” is a lyrically honest track that finds Vyner becoming even more comfortable in his sound than ever before. Now, he is following up “Foundation” with his newest single, “Flood”. While it is a new song to his fans, “Flood” is a track that Vyner has been working…

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Paula Jiven The Duality In Me

Rising Swedish pop artist Paula Jivén has captured lightning in a bottle with her debut EP, The Duality In Me. Comprised of five stunning, creative tracks that perfectly showcase her vocal prowess, creative songwriting talents and ups and downs of growing up, The Duality In Me is the perfect debut to kickstart her career. The five introspective tracks that make up The Duality In Me balance lush, twinkly, poppy production and vulnerable lyricism. While “What Are You Hungry For?” is a true celebration of Paula’s vocal work, “Say That” focuses primarily on the internal monologue that one goes through when trying…

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BoyWithUke Serotonin Dreams

Serotonin Dreams, the major label debut album from anonymous at-pop star, BoyWithUke is a perfectly candid, emotional, vulnerable and most importantly catchy as hell release. While it only clocks in at exactly thirty minutes long, Serotonin Dreams manages to cover a vast array of emotions and topics, from falling for someone who doesn’t feel the same way about you, moving on from a failed relationship, calling out toxic friends and more. Although short, the album feels incredibly full – there’s a little something for everyone in it. The bright, summery instrumentals and simplistic production on Serotonin Dreams are the perfect…

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Stand Atlantic fear

“Someone’s gotta say it”, Stand Atlantic vocalist Bonnie Fraser growls just before launching into the chorus of “pity party”, the explosive second song on the band’s new album, f.e.a.r.. In your face, aggressive and perfectly blunt, “pity party” is the perfect taste test of Stand Atlantic’s third full-length album, which finds them pushing the boundaries of their sound more than ever before. Where 2020’s Pink Elephant began testing the waters, f.e.a.r. (an acronym for Fuck Everything And Run) finds the band defying all expectations and proving that they are capable of just about anything they set their minds to. “doomsday,”…

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Lights Denver Review

Lights made her triumphant return to Denver’s Summit on April 29th for a night filled of new music, fan-favorite songs, easter eggs and high energy sing-alongs, and she did it all in the face a setback that would have forced most artists to cancel the show. Following her performance in Kansas City the night prior, Lights’ bus broke down on the way into Colorado, but rather than calling it a wash and spending the day figuring out how to get to the next city, the crew packed as much gear as possible into their merch truck, while everyone else caught…

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