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A Deli NYC Halloween video premiere: Sonya Glass - 'Flicker'

Sonya Glass's new video for "Flicker" is the perfect opportunity to get your Halloween off to a spooky start. Well shot and featuring a comprehensible story-line, the video depicts Glass as the vengeful spirit of a haunted house, posessing the souls of all those who enter. Clearly drawing inspiration from horror films and shows like "American Horror Story," Glass and co. do their source material justice. The song matches the quality of the video as well, with Glass's strong vocals driving the track, which lands in an intriguing noir-Americana territory. For those in the mood for something spooky to get them in the right mindset for tonight's Halloween party, there's no need to look any further. — Henry Solotaroff-Webber 

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Premiere: Mark Nelsen Band - In My Own Defense

Mark Nelsen Band has a new single called In My Own Defense and we're excited to share it with you! We reviewed Mark Nelsen's solo single, Screwball (Change the Weather) two years ago, which is a part of this same collection / album being released. Nonetheless, the songs by Mark Nelsen Band are heavier rock n roll / alternative and bluesy.

"Our newest track 'In My Own Defense' foreshadows the long overdue 'Change The Weather' LP - a collection of heavier, bluesier band recordings from 2012-2015. Finally this album is coming out! This particular song is an upbeat rocker who's remorseful narrator searches for peace of mind under the moonlight. He's unsure why he's guilty and wonders if he really must change. Something like that." - Mark Nelsen

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Janelle Kroll releases soulful debut EP 'Outsider'

Janelle Kroll dipped her pen in the wells of a few differnet genres for her new EP Outsider. On the project she mixes elements from synthpop, R&B and neosoul, that, when combined with her noteworthy vocal abilities, form a project that's at once intense and intriguing. We are streaming below second single '24 hrs.' Check out also the EP's closer "Looose," a duet with morgxn featuring a stripped down beat, consisting of just a distorted synth pattern and sleigh bells at first, that allows the pair's vocals and striking lyrics to take center stage. — Henry Solotaroff-Webber, photo by Ennis Chung

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Lara Downes Set to Release America Again Inspired by the Langston Hughes Poem

San Francisco based pianist, Lara Downes will release her next solo album, America Again on October 28, 2016. The album’s title is taken from Langston Hughes’ poem, Let America Be America Again, written in 1938.

Downes’ 2016 album, America Again, explores music that expresses different facets of the American dream – its hope, its impossibility, and its necessity. Lara Downes conceived of the album in June 2015, in response to the Charleston, SC shooting at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church. She recorded the album in March 2016 at Sono Luminus’ studio in Boyce, VA. Downes writes of the meaning in the album, “Today, as I write these words, we are living again in troubled times. For too many Americans, circumstance and skin color still keep the promise out of reach, the dream deferred. The hard-won rights and long-sought justice for which our parents and grandparents fought are too easily slipping away. The rifts and rivalries that divide us as a nation seem to run deeper than ever. But still, we dreamers keep dreaming our dream. This music is a tribute to the generations of Americans who dream the impossible: black and white, men and women, immigrants and pioneers. It tells the story of their journeys, their loves and longings, their hardships and their hopes. American music is made of everything we are, coming from so many different people and places, expressing so many different dreams

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New Music Video: "Dean's Room" - Allison Crutchfield

Below is a new video from Allison Crutchfield for her lead single, "Dean's Room," which premiered earlier today at Pitchfork. The song will be found on her upcoming full-length album, Tourist in This Town, that was co-produced by Crutchfield and Jeff Zeigler (Uniform Recording). The record is scheduled for release on January 27, 2017 via Merge Records. The music video features lovely performances by dancer Marlee Grace, and was directed by Lara Jean Gallagher.

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