Featuring the likes of St. Vincent, Hamilton Leithauser + Totally Mild.
St. Vincent’s latest project has finally been released into the world. Masseduction is a daring step for Annie Clark. On her 5th studio album, she holds nothing back and shows a completely new side of her own musicality. “Slow Disco” is an immediate standout, taking a queue from her older, softer material and blending it with moby-esque vocal pitching. Jessie Reyez’s new single, “Phone Calls” grapples with her experiences and the harrowing realities of being a woman in the music industry. These themes are pervasive throughout her 2016 EP Kiddo, and it’s clear she’s not going to let her own industry get away with it’s own bullshit anymore. Angie McMahon is a bright new voice coming out of Australia. Her low vocal register and gritty guitar is reminiscent of Angel Olsen and Sharon Van Etten.
New artist forecast: VOKES are back with a surprisingly new sound after the 2016 Fractalism EP. “Screens” is a catchy flare of guitar and full vocals that makes you want to dance while secretly asking you to question your own reality.
Alexandra Berenson is the A&R/New Music lead at Vinyl Me, Please. She currently lives in Denver, CO.