Sure, Juliette Commagere’s “Big Star” is synth-pop. Hit play and one of the first things you’ll notice are the track’s larger-than-life keys à la M83 and CHVRCHES. But then Juliette comes in. And while “Big Star’s” instrumentals have you soaring through the night sky, the LA songstress’ soothing, comforting — nurturing even — vocals are […]

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Longtime ATG favorite Tom Vek’s remix of “The War” reinvents the sultry number. Though the sweet sentiment of Record’s lyrics seep through, Vek adds some body to the instrumentals, incorporating a spectral third dimension of space and depth.

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It’s hardly rare for artists these days to find some common ground between pop and folk music. More often than not, the final product can be described as “cute,” “whimsical,” or something else of the fluffy variety. Rarely, though, do you find music that manages to capture these two genres in their rawest forms. Enter […]

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The constant influx of singer-songwriters can be overwhelming, but if you’re going to pay attention to one today, let it be Josh Record. The London artist makes his proper studio debut on the four-track Bones EP. The release’s lead single, “For Your Love,” is a sweet, somber number that sits somewhere between soul, folk and […]

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Digital crooners are a dime a dozen these days, but Fryars finds a way to stand out with his new single, “Love So Cold.” Né Ben Garrett, the London singer-songwriter pushes the track to riskier places than most using dubby fills, skittering background noises, and vocoder breakdowns. Fryars has been popping up with the occasional […]

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