Shamir - On My Own

Shamir - On My Own


Follow along this week as singer/songwriter Shamir walks us through notable tracks from his expansive DIY genre-blending discography. Don't miss your chance to meet Shamir in Brooklyn at Full Bloom, our latest food, beverage and music event in collaboration with Strainge Beast Hard Kombucha, on June 25.

"This song isn't one of my personal favorites, but I get why it's a crowd favorite. It's a good practice in all the things people love about pop music, and I found a way to filter it through my DIY sensibilities and cathartic and personal songwriting. Finding strength in solitude is a very hard, but powerful thing!" — Shamir

on June 18, 2021
Shamir - Hell

Shamir - Hell


Follow along this week as singer/songwriter Shamir walks us through notable tracks from his expansive DIY genre-blending discography. Don't miss your chance to meet Shamir in Brooklyn at Full Bloom, our latest food, beverage and music event in collaboration with Strainge Beast Hard Kombucha, on June 25.

"It was not supposed to go down like this, but I think dropping an album a few days after the worldwide COVID lockdown with a song called 'Hell' as the album's opening track felt morbidly serendipitous. Especially since it was done many months before..." — Shamir

on June 17, 2021
Wallice - Dramamine

Wallice - Dramamine


During the strange era of quarantine, Wallice channeled her energy into her debut EP, titled Off the Rails, recorded between her Los Angeles childhood bedroom and her grandparents' house in Utah. Reflecting on the vulnerabilities of being a young adult living at home, Wallice enamors listeners with unguarded lyrics about the existentialism of your twenties blended with an effortless, bedroom pop sound.

A stand-out track titled “Dramamine" is enough to lure you to listen with curiosity to a song related to the motion sickness medicine. The song allows for Wallice’s self-crippling humor and doubts of a relationship to shine. “I need Dramamine when I’m with you / 'Cause you move faster than my trust issues,” she says in the song. While there’s no denying the anthem’s lyrics are relatable, the pairing of the indie synth sound makes it a nearly perfect pop hit to blast this summer. Photo by Jerry Maestas.

Erica Tello on June 17, 2021
Shamir - Straight Boy

Shamir - Straight Boy


Follow along this week as singer/songwriter Shamir walks us through notable tracks from his expansive DIY genre-blending discography. Don't miss your chance to meet Shamir in Brooklyn at Full Bloom, our latest food, beverage and music event in collaboration with Strainge Beast Hard Kombucha, on June 25.

"I think this was the first post-Ratchet song people really resonated with in a big way. It's also in my top 5 best songs I've ever written, in my opinion. Plus it's really helped me heal from a really traumatic time of my life." — Shamir

on June 16, 2021
Luna Luna - One Thing (feat. The Undercover Dream Lovers)

Luna Luna - One Thing (feat. The Undercover Dream Lovers)


"One Thing" is a bright, synth-pop break-up song just in time for post-vaccine summer romances. The latest single from Latinx Dallas band Luna Luna features dream-pop artist The Undercover Dream Lovers (a.k.a. Matt Koenig) weaving together what seems to be a tailor-made collaboration. Luna Luna’s previous two records, For Lovers Only and Carousel, are short but sweet, romantic, fun, nostalgic pop delights that just hit the mark—and this new single is no exception. "One Thing" opens with a simple beat followed by the band’s distinct retro, synth-heavy groove, funky enough to have you bopping in the first seconds. By the time the chorus kicks in, you’ll be on your feet singing along to the catchiest chorus line you’ve heard in a while, “You know you got that one thing / one thing…” Koenig's soft, hazy vocals chime in halfway through, adding some contrast to frontman Kavvi’s soulful, delicate but sharp voice. There are many things that make this track memorable, but perhaps what makes "One Thing" stand out is its ultra-satisfying structural simplicity. Sometimes all you need is, in fact, that one thing—and Luna Luna delivers. Photo by Ash Rosas.

Alejandro Veciana on June 16, 2021


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