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The New Respects need "Something To Believe In" on soulful single

Nashville's soulful pop group The New Respects have exploded to a national audience in 2017 from Rolling Stone naming them one of "10 Artists You Need To Know" to opening for Robert Randolph & The Family Band. Their sound is ear-catchingly funky and dance-inducing. Their newest single, "Something To Believe In", "is about the longing to believe in goodness when it looks like there is no reason to," shares group member Jasmine Mullen. Hear the song below and catch The New Respects on tour with St. Paul and the Broken Bones at Marathon Music Works on December 1st! - Chris Thiessen

 

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Hi-Lo Jack (Dolapo Akinkugbe + Lawrence + Stolen Jars collab) unveils debut EP

Maybe the NYC indie scene has really entered a "post-white" phase, finally! When we started this blog back in 2004, indie rock, soul and hip hop really felt like separate scenes. The few notable exceptions, like TV on the Radio, paved the way to a rediscovery of soul music that reached maturity in the following decade, and that doesn't seem to slow down. Hi-Lo Jack, a collaboration between Dolapo Akinkugbe (of DAP The Contract), Clyde Lawrence (of soul-pop band Lawrence), and Cody Fitzgerald (of indie-rock band Stolen Jars, who graced our the cover of our last ever CMJ issue in 2015) is the latest NYC based project mixing the warmth of soul with the edge common to indie music. Check out single "So It Goes," streaming here.

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Freakout Standouts: Taylar Elizza Beth

 *photo by April Sol

Hip hop may have been one of the least represented genres at Freakout Fest this year, but the fest still managed to present strong acts of interest within the city's movement. One in particular proudly reps her White Center locale, and it's just another detail that adding to what makes Taylar Elizza Beth an artist to be aware of.

Friday was pretty lit at Hattie's Hat and quite a bit of that was because of Taylar Elizza Beth, also known as Taylar White. She's played packed houses before, like earlier this year at the Upstream Music Fest, but the mid-20s raptress (that's rapper and songstress, FYI) is gaining even more warranted attention as her late May EP Fresh Cut Flowers continues to secure its bag, so to speak.

Fresh Cut Flowers takes a different approach to hip-hop than her debut, 2014's The BLK EP. On it, her flow likens itself more to an old school delivery of loquacity, where with Flowers White is mellow and intimate with her recitation. This is no way takes away from the power and magnetism White emits during her performances, especially at Hattie's Hat, where she sucked everyone in like a vacuum. 

If you've yet to catch her live, follow Taylar Elizza Beth's Facebook for upcoming shows.

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Buzz Alert: NJ's Ehiorobo's experimental r'n'b at Escape the Routine party - Baby's All Right, 11.25

It's rare to stumble upon artists that blend tradition and experimentation, music's past and future, as seamlessly as New Jersey's avant-soul one man band Ehiorobo. Oringally from Nigeria, the guy writes and produces in his bedroom remarkably unpredictable r'n'b tunes that manage to also sound sincere and compelling. Alectronica, hip hop and jazz equally contribute to this sonic brew that never ceases to entertain. Don't miss Ehiorobo live at Baby's All Right on November 25, within the first appointment with the Escape the Routine parties, a Deli sponsored event! Tickets are here.

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Visual Vices: Brown Calculus - "Self Care"

 Back in June, we shared one of the first recordings of "Self Care" by Brown Calculus. They had just hit our radar and thankfully so, because they haven't left it since. Last month they released a lovingly and beautifully shot video for the track and tonight, they're marking another moment; the drop of a new EP titled Live at the Map Room.

Live at the Map Room will actually be played by Brown Calculus live at Mississippi Pizza right around now, following a set from Just Pretend. It's going to be packed, so consider peeping the video for "Self Care" below. It's the opposite of disappointment. 

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