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AUDIO: Man Random – “100%”

Power pop band Man Random have their third and final single for the year out today. This one is about being torn with committing to someone; you feel you have a lot in common but you also don’t want to make the same mistakes you’ve made in the past. This person deserves 100% from you so you’re weighing it out.

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AUDIO: Beach Burial – “A Home With an Eternal View”

Math rock duo Beach Burial are out with their final release as a project. It’s a two-song EP; “Nervous Creatures” wanders with curiosity and apprehension, as its title suggests. “Wheels Turning, Hands Grasping” is anxious and frantic yet focused and determined. Both tracks bring out different emotions and it’s a succinct last word from Beach Burial. We’re sad to see

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AUDIO: Falling Flat – “Wastin’ My Time”

Pop punk rockers Falling Flat’s most recent single is about not feeling someone like you did before and not wanting to be with them anymore. You feel like you’re going in circles with this person and it’s just not worth it. Falling Flat bring a fun 90’s punk energy with this one; we look forward to seeing what they’ll do

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AUDIO: KennyHoopla – “ESTELLA Feat. Travis Barker”

KennyHoopla continues his massive strides this year with a new single featuring the drummer from Blink-182. Hoopla sings about being infatuated with a woman (Estella) with whom he’s just friends with, but he doesn’t like himself so it’ll be a risky endeavor being with her. He continues innovating his unique brand of artistry with this energetic pop punk tune; we’re

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AUDIO: Lo/st – “Windows”

Indie rockers Lo/st have a breakup song out today. It’s about the initial sting from the situation where you’re an absolute wreck from cutting ties. Featuring sorrowful harmonies and a somber piano melody, the song captivates the melancholy chill of ending that relationship while using windows that won’t shut as a metaphor. Lo/st have an EP coming out soon that

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AUDIO: Something to Do – “Give Me Attention”

Milwaukee’s favorite ska band Something to Do are out with a new record today. Created during quarantine, the boys bring us songs about being hangry, breaking laws, having a rough weekend, and arguing with people on the Internet to name just a few. These tunes remind us one after one that we’ll be having wicked, beer-soaked parties once the pandemic

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VIDEO: You Win!!! – “Shrap.nel”

The dark pop duo You Win!!! have the video out to their debut single. It’s a claymation directed and animated by Francesca Gomez, featuring a bird-like dinosaur with three eyes confronting a tiny worm-like creature, which seems to accept its fate while at the giant’s feet. It’s survival of the fittest, after all. We look forward to more music and

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AUDIO: Loud Library – “Shades of Loud”

Alternative pop band Loud Library have a three-song EP out, inspired by the chaos of 2020. They craft interesting structures of harmony, pop fusion, and danceable melody. Each song accomplishes heartfelt emotion and imagination with frequent shifts in tempo and style. Loud Library is a fun band with a unique approach to pop music and we look forward to watching

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AUDIO: Lifetime Achievement Award – “S/T”

Bedroom indie project Lifetime Achievement Award is out with a self-titled record. It presents itself like Jay Joslyn is inviting us into his personal diary. There’s introspective lyrics of self-discovery, nihilism, foolishness, and being in conflict with oneself. Many of the songs are short and succinct, like one vivid thought that Joslyn converts into intentional yet poetic songwriting. Highlight certainly

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AUDIO: Man Random – “Death Perception”

Power pop band Man Random’s latest single is about acknowledging your flaws but learning to live with them. You have to try several times in coming to terms with yourself, and you’ll feel hurt in the process. Nonetheless, it’s a fun jam to leap around to and feel alive with. The band has one more single that will be out

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