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20 Best New(ish) Artists of 2017

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

It’s harder and harder to figure out what really qualifies as a ”new” artist, but here are 20 that we love that are at least new-ish, from Phoebe Bridgers to Vagabon to Cardi B.

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NPR’s Top 100 Songs of 2017

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

NPR Music’s list includes tracks from Cardi B, Big Thief, King Krule, Drake, Harry Styles, Father John Misty, and more.

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NPR’s Top 50 Albums of 2017

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

As always, NPR’s list mixes the pop/rock/rap/electronic/etc choices that most lists have with jazz, contemporary classical, and other stuff you may not have heard of.

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Pitchfork’s 50 Best Albums of 2017

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Drake, Lana Del Rey, Kendrick Lamar, SZA, Lorde, Julien Baker, Bjork, Fever Ray & more crack Pitchfork’s 50 best albums of 2017 list.

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Pitchfork’s 100 Best Songs of 2017

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Kendrick Lamar appears on the list four times, including at #2 for “DNA.”… can you guess who beats him for #1?

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Rolling Stone’s Top 50 Albums of 2017

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

#3 is the U2 album that isn’t even out yet. Can you guess #1 and #2?

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Noise Pop Festival: 2018 initial lineup

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

The 2018 edition of San Francisco’s Noise Pop Festival happens February 19 – 25 and they’ve announced the initial lineup which includes Tune-Yards, Real Estate, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Parquet Courts…

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Watch Jay Som take over the NPR Music Tiny Desk

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Watch Jay Som take over the NPR Music Tiny Desk

Jay Som | photo by Cara Robbins | courtesy of the artist

Bay Area band Jay Som has had a whirlwind rise to her second album Everybody Works, from releasing a series of singles to signing with Polyvinyl to opening for Mitski on a national tour. Most recently the project — led by singer and songwriter Meline Duterte —  was invited to perform for NPR’s Tiny Desk Concert series, and the performance is now available for your viewing pleasure.

Duterte is a one-woman force, writing all of the music and lyrics and recording each instrument herself. When she performs live, Jay Som ...

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Bonnaroo Friday pics (The xx, D.R.A.M., Jay Som, more)

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Bonnaroo continued Friday with sets from U2, The xx, D.R.A.M., Jay Som, Portugal. The Man, Kevin Morby, Major Lazer, Car Seat Headrest, Khruangbin, Tove Lo, and more.

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Dirty Projectors, Kamasi Washington, & Jay Som @ McCarren Park (pics)

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Dirty Projectors played every song on their new album, and David Longstreth’s lineup included Tyondai Braxton, Nat Baldwin, Olga Bell, and more…

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Sasquatch Festival Sunday pics (Chance, The Shins, more)

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Sunday at Sasquatch Festival included sets from Chance The Rapper, The Shins, Phantogram, Car Seat Headrest, Joey Purp, Jay Som, Chicano Batman, Kyle Craft, and more.

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Noisy indie rockers, Wives, to play Rough Trade 6/6

Source: Deli Magazine NY

Noisy indie rockers, Wives, to play Rough Trade 6/6
Main Artist covered in the blog (for charts): 
Wives
Facebook ID: 
wives-nyc
Genres (for charts): 
Indie Rock
Region (for charts): 
NYC

Next month, Wives will be performing at Brooklyn’s Rough Trade, but any facts beyond that are difficult to ascertain. According to the group’s Bandcamp page, they hail from Queens, but with no Facebook links, a dead Instagram URL and no other social presence, just who Wives is remains a mystery. What isn’t a mystery is that the band is writing some straight, kick-ass tunes that are good enough to share even though details are scarce. Wives deals in ...

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Nelsonville Fest 2017 lineup (Ween, TMBG, Emmylou Harris, Conor Oberst, Jenny Lewis, more)

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

The Ohio music festival also includes Rodriguez, Cloud Nothings, Parquet Courts, Big Thief, Jay Som, Margaret Glaspy, Aldous Harding, and more.

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Ween, Sleater-Kinney, Digable Planets, Ride, Dr. Octagon, more playing Music Tastes Good

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Last year, the inaugural Long Beach festival Music Tastes Good happened, and very sadly, its founder Josh Fischel passed away a week later due to liver disease. The festival returns this year, now billed as Josh Fischel’s Music Tastes Good…

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Pop Montreal: initial lineup & tickets

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Among the artists playing this year: Thee Oh Sees, Austra, Weyes Blood, Ja Som, The Besnard Lakes, Royal Trux, RZA, Swet Shop Boys, Hurray for the RIff Raff, The Dears (performing No Cities Left in full), Elza Soares, Jessy Lanza, Mount Eerie, Public Service Broadcasting, Lady Miss Kier, the return of Think About Life, and more.

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Jay Som shares “Turn the Other Cheek” for the First 100 Days comp, announces show at the Church

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Jay Som shares “Turn the Other Cheek” for the First 100 Days comp, announces show at the Church

Jay Som | photo by Cara Robbins | courtesy of the artist

Oakland musician Jay Som is the latest artist to contribute a track to Our First 100 Days, a compilation that benefits organizations supporting LGBTQ rights, immigration, and more in response to the new presidential administration. Melina Duterte’s dreamy, bubbly pop single “Turn the Other Cheek” comes in at #98 in the list and accompanies the announcement of a tour that stops at the First Unitarian Church on September 22nd.

Duterte’s Jay Som project picked up a whole lotta steam during her stint as opening act on Mitski’s ...

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Out of Space: Fujiya & Miyagi, Cold Beat and Woods on the Indie Rock Hit Parade!

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Out of Space: Fujiya & Miyagi, Cold Beat and Woods on the Indie Rock Hit Parade!

Fujiya & Miyagi | Photo by Paul Heartfield, courtesy of the artist

If you can manage to tear yourself away from the new Kendrick album for a few hours tonight, might I recommend spending some time with the Indie Rock Hit Parade? The show starts at 11pm ET on WXPN, which happens to be right after this month’s edition of What’s The Frequency??? with John Vettese (another excellent way to spend your evening). On tonight’s two-hour show, we’ll spotlight new releases from UK electro vets Fujiya & Miyagi, whose new EP completes a trilogy which, itself, acts as ...

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Japanese Breakfast, Modern Baseball, Beach Slang and more Philly artists to contribute to Polyvinyl’s Single Series

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Japanese Breakfast, Modern Baseball, Beach Slang and more Philly artists to contribute to Polyvinyl’s Single Series

Japanese Breakfast | photo by Rachel Del Sordo

Since 2014, Illinois-based label Polyvinyl Records’ Single Series has been putting out monthly exclusive singles from their favorite artists, all recorded on the same Tascam 4-Track cassette recorder. Although we’ve already gotten dual singles from Ra Ra Riot, Tim Kasher, and Joyce Manor this year, Philly favorites Japanese Breakfast are this month’s featured artist.

In addition, Modern Baseball, Beach Slang, Owen, Jay Som, and more are coming out with singles in the next couple months.

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Live Review: Jay Som + The Courtneys @ DC9, 4/1/17

Source: Fuzzy Logic

Live Review: Jay Som + The Courtneys @ DC9, 4/1/17

Intrepid mysterious Special Guest Star The Paper went in search of good live sounds, and the following is what transpired when he took in Jay Som and The Courtneys at DC9.

I have waited years to see The Courtneys. The last time they were in town, they opened for Tegan and Sara. That show sold out and as I stood outside haggling with a scalper, I could catch the thumping within. It was like sitting at home watching the tube while listening to a party rage on the other side of the apartment wall. I wasn’t going to botch ...

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Indie Rock Hit Parade Live Session: Jay Som

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Indie Rock Hit Parade Live Session: Jay Som

Jay Som | Photo by Tiana Timmerberg for WXPN

For our latest Indie Rock Hit Parade Live Session, we were joined in the studio by Melina Duterte, the main brain behind Jay Som. The Oakland-based artist has been making music on her own for a few years, recently releasing her full-length debut on Polyvinyl, Everybody Works. Though all the parts on the album are played by Melina herself, she tours with a full band that features Oliver Pannell on guitar, Dylan Allard on bass and Zachary Elsasser on drums. Taking a short break before a show ...

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Everybody Works: Jay Som plays LIVE, new Future Islands, Diet Cig and The New Pornographers on the Indie Rock Hit Parade!

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Everybody Works: Jay Som plays LIVE, new Future Islands, Diet Cig and The New Pornographers on the Indie Rock Hit Parade!

Jay Som | Photo by Cara Robbins, courtesy of the artist

Tonight, the Indie Rock Hit Parade comes to you packed to the ceiling with special stuff for you to enjoy. Listen at 11pm ET tonight on XPN for a full two-hour show that features, right off the bat, a brand new IRHP Live Session with Jay Som! The vehicle for California musician Melina Duterte, the full-band version of Jay Som visited our studio last Friday before their show at Boot & Saddle with The Courtneys. Hear the band play songs from their much-lauded new album, Everybody Works ...

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Video of The Day #250: Jay Som

Source: Fuzzy Logic

Video of The Day #250: Jay Som

There’s a bunch of videos out there. Some of them are good. Some of them are a cut above. I like to think my picks for Video of The Day are a cut (or two) above.

Seeing as Jay Som is in town tonight for a sold out show with The Courtneys at DC9, it felt like the right time to highlight this lovely lady and her video for “Baybee.” While languid, lo-fi grooves and Melina’s breathy, purring vocals shimmer in glistening waves, we’re treated to alpine views and sweet choreographed dance moves inside trams. It works, trust me. ...

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