Jeri Silverman: “Come Undone”

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Jeri Silverman: “Come Undone”

Posted by on Aug 23, 2019

Jeri Silverman spent the past decade in New York City developing dark and brutally honest indie-folk-pop into her sleepless nights. But in the course of a couple weeks, Silverman had her Green Card unexpectedly declined and was forced to pack up her life and head back to South Africa.

With the same gentle, uplifting, and accepting songwriting that earned her listeners in the first place, Silverman has transformed the energy of that recent crisis into a “rekindling of the imagination” with one of two new singles. You can expect the second song in late September, and today you can hear Jeri Silverman’s surface-level shine and nuanced core on “Come Undone”!

Jack Anderson


Photo: Gavin Goodman

Kelly Hoppenjans: “If I Had You”

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Kelly Hoppenjans: “If I Had You”

Posted by on Aug 22, 2019

Nashville transplant Kelly Hoppenjans was already comfortable playing guitar and writing songs in her tweens, but now at age thirty, she’s  embracing a less traditional coming-of-age narrative. Between channeling energy from the classic riot grrrl genre and teaching music therapy at Belmont University, Hoppenjans’ number one priority is empowering women and cultivating robust feminine identities in light of ongoing oppression.

The exponentially confident Hoppenjans is set to turn up the volume to eleven on her highly-anticipated first full-length, OK, I Feel Better Now, out October 18th. And today, just a month after putting out her last single, Kelly Hoppenjans shares a song that reckons with the “crazy girlfriend” stereotype (to the extreme), “If I Had You”!

Jack Anderson

The Parlor: “Dive”

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The Parlor: “Dive”

Posted by on Aug 21, 2019

When Jen O’Connor and her partner Eric Krans settled in a nineteenth century farmhouse near Albany, it seemed fitting to name themselves after one of the property’s most prized rooms, The Parlor. And in their eighth year of releasing music together, this husband-wife multi-instrumentalist duo continues to create in their namesake, with gentle indie-folk and art-pop that embodies the complexity of human experience.

The naturalistic-but-synthetic, antiquated-yet-modern intimacy of The Parlor has earned them touring spots with The Lumineers, Deer Tick, Lucius, Sharon Van Etten, and even Neil Young and Willie Nelson. Last Friday The Parlor went a synth-heavy direction on “Dive”, the second of two singles this year and a Phantogram-esque dream pop tune that’ll make you want to sink down and float away all at once.

Jack Anderson

Matt Muse: “Myself [Philautia II]”

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Matt Muse: “Myself [Philautia II]”

Posted by on Aug 20, 2019
Hailing from Young Chicago Authors, the organization that introduced us to Chance The Rapper, Jamila Woods, and Noname, South-Sider Matt Muse is a master of urban hip-hop and contemporary soul. Muse came out of the gate strong with last year’s Nappy Talk, an EP that championed the lyricist’s views on Black masculine self-love and showcased his laidback-but-hard-hitting style.
Earlier this month Matt Muse continued the Nappy saga with his sophomore album, Love & Nappyness, and flipped the script on what you’d expect from a collection of love songs through a previously unheard sense of vulnerability. Running at just twenty minutes, there’s no real excuse to overlook Love & Nappyness, especially with regards to the quality of Muse’s community collaborators. Case in point, the EP’s centerpiece featuring rapper Joseph Chilliams and singer Mon’Aerie, “Myself [Philautia II]”!
Jack Anderson
Dama Nilz: “Devito”

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Dama Nilz: “Devito”

Posted by on Aug 19, 2019

For the uninitiated, South Brooklyn rapper Anelia Lomsky has been stirring up a gumbo of hot-headed mentality and sun-baked Southern styles for the better part of the last decade, under her stage name Dama Nilz. Dama’s irreverent, criminal-minded lyricism and well-disciplined sense of flow just seems to keep getting better and better over time, and she’s playing off that trademark fierce-but-cute dichotomy once again on a brand new single.

With the help of Lil Wayne producer Avenue Beatz, this local idol pays tribute to her favorite Pesci-Scorsese monologue and doesn’t come up short on, “Devito”!

Jack Anderson