Screenshot 2015-01-19 16.26.35Luke Christopher’s recent single is another example of his ability to artfully walk the line between genres. He produces almost all of his work, capable of both rapping and–as we hear from “Lot To Learn”–singing, but be sure to check out the rest of his music here. Enjoy “Lot To Learn” below.

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sidewalkchalk2The Chicago group Sidewalk Chalk plans to release their newest album, Shoulder Season, on February 3rd. In the meantime, check out the single “Don’t Cry” below and preorder the album here.

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caitlinroseAcclaimed Nashville singer Caitlin Rose just released a single that she wrote in collaboration with songwriter Willie Breeding. Check out “Been Thinkin Bout You All The Time” below.

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a0145861851_10Vinnie Dewayne’s latest body of work features the EP Rites of Passage: Before the Scholar, the third release from his upcoming album, The St. John’s Scholar, which he plans to drop in the Spring. Dewayne  guides the listener through, St. John’s, a small neighborhood in North Portland, Oregon–his place of origin. Like many successful artists in the game, Vinnie got his start in music at a very young age. At 12, after an early childhood growing up with DJ Jazzy Jeff, the Fresh Prince, Al Green, Aretha Franklin, and Jerry Butler among others, and a brother who showed him how to rhyme and write, he was first inspired to record an album. Dewayne began cleaning the studio after school in exchange for time in the booth. In the Spring of 2010, Vin moved to Chicago for college and kept grinding, making music while juggling classes and work. At any rate, we’re left eager to see how this admirable come-up will inform his future work. Check out V. Dewayne’s EP on Bandcamp and the song “Tomorrow feat. Ice Face” below.

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busylivingThe Los Angeles indie pop band Busy Living has been busy releasing a series of singles produced by Spoon drummer Jim Eno. Check out the song “Lie Better” below.

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amylynn3We usually don’t share covers, but check out Amy Lynn & The Gunshow’s impressive cover of Sia’s “Chandelier,” featuring just voice and bari sax. Download it for free here.

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honeyrunnersThe song “Under Control” is the first track off The Honeyrunners EP 2. Check out the song below and listen to the rest of the band’s EP here.

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Screenshot 2014-11-11 12.43.16Odd Future’s Domo Genesis introduces his new album, Under The Influence 2, with some narrative vocals in “Preamble,” a first track characteristic of the OFWGKTA crew (check “Hi” on the 2012 OF Tape, Vol. 2 if you’re feeling a throwback to their early days). We appreciate the smooth, sleepy instrumentals – and vocals kindly less belligerent than “Hi.” Give “Preamble” and the album a listen.

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earlycloverRecord Kicks has recently reissued a rare 45 from the group Early Clover & The Georgia Soul Drifters. The two songs were originally released by Dove Records in 1977. Check out “Freedom” below and the B side here.

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Screenshot 2014-10-23 17.33.56Out of North Augusta, South Carolina, e’clat has collaborated with Jhene Aiko in “Lost With You,” produced by Trill-P. e’clat raps and sings alongside Aiko for an ethereal and peaceful vibe. An artist who introduces himself through verse in his website bio, e’clat seems reflective and connected to his roots. Check out SKRWE, his music label, here, and “Lost With You” below.

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