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About:
Scott Interrante currently studies Musicology at CUNY Hunter College where he focuses on issues of gender in pop music. He also writes for PopMatters, Short and Sweet NYC, and Dear Song In My Head. Scott is an avid Taylor Swift fan and has an unhealthy amount of Hall and Oates vinyls.

Honne:

Honne: “All In The Value”

Following up their stellar debut track “Warm On A Cold Night,” British electronic duo Honne is back with a new track for us. “All In The Value” shares their previous single’s toned down electro-RnB aesthetic, with dark beats and mumbled vocals. But the new track adds funky disco guitars in the chorus that bring their sound to a new level. Even…

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SKYLR:
SKYLR: “Devil”

Chicago newcomer SKYLR is here with her debut single, “Devil.” Inspired by Erik Larson’s Devil in the White City, the track is about an obsessive unrequited love. SKYLR mixes pop melodies, RnB delivery, and trap-tinged electro-pop production to create a unique sound. The thick layers of buzzing synths and skittering hi-hats give “Devil” a tense, almost…

DMA's:
DMA’s: “Laced”

Australian trio DMA’s (Doctorate of Musical Arts? Direct Memory Access?) just released their debut self-titled EP and are now back with more material. “Laced” is one of the two A-sides on a new 7″ coming out next month following “So We Know.” The track has a ’90s britpop feel with jangly guitars, classic pop melodies,…

Carlton:
Carlton: “Trigger Happy”

After releasing their debut EP last year, L.A.-based indie pop trio Carlton are working on their follow up, set for release in early 2015. They’ve released a second track from the upcoming set, the shuffling power-pop anthem “Trigger Happy.” The song is driven by a funky ascending bassline and a relaxed drum beat. Richard Wynne’s…

Oyinda:
Oyinda: “The Devil’s Gonna Keep Me”

Nigerian-born, London-raised, New York-based singer/songwriter Oyinda is getting ready to release her debut EP. Her latest release, “The Devil’s Gonna Keep Me,” presents a darker side of Oyinda’s songwriting, but still captures her beautiful, soulful melodies and powerful vocals. The track is built around rolling piano chords, both repetitive and hypnotic. Pulsating bass and clanking…

Ali Barter:
Ali Barter: “Community”

After releasing her debut Trip EP last year, Australian singer/songwriter Ali Barter is back with a new EP next month. Its lead single, “Community,” opens with a wash of noisy guitar chords and a driving, bluesy guitar riff, but Barter’s vocals come in with a delicacy that adds a sweetness to the texture. But the sweetness is not…

Weaves:
Weaves: “Shithole”

When you stumble upon a band’s new single titled “Shithole,” it’s not something you can easily ignore. Luckily, Toronto band Weaves backs it up with great music. “Shithole” follows their self-titled debut EP from earlier this year and expands their eclectic sound into ’90s slacker rock territory. It kicks off with pounding drums and harsh…