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Johari Noelle “Too Much"

Johari Noelle has released a second single/video, “Too Much”, from her forthcoming album, Things You Can’t Say Out Loud.

Combining this single with the album’s first single, “Show Me”, is building to what is shaping up to be an amazing soul/R&B that promises to heat this up this summer.

   

VanJess “Honeywheat” Remix

Last week R&B Duo VanJess dropped a new remix of their 2018 track “Honeywheat" from their debut LP, Silk Canvas. The remix prominently features one of the hottest emcee in the City right now, Saba.

   

Tensei “Walk It Out”

Local production duo Tensei (aka Midas Wells and Chris Kramer) recently released a soulful new single called “Walk It Out” which features Georgia Anne Muldrow.

This single follows the duo’s recent album Constellate.

   

Katie Rush returns with new R&B-glazed album Stage Life

Katie Rush is everything that is great about synth-pop music: the group confidently delivers a sonic meteor shower that dazzles with its dreamy synth melodies and sonorous bass lines. The harmonious flow of the band’s latest album Stage Life comes from R&B-lacquered vocals and essential drum beats. The group’s ten-track album is a sweet ride from start to finish that is powered by the tender yet sophisticated singing style of lead vocalist Katie Wagner. Think of Katie Rush as a soulful alternative to synth-pop group of the moment Chvrches. The record is dedicated to the memory of band member Sam Mehran who helped write, produce, mix, and master the album. We have the title track here for you. - Rene Cobar

   

Blues rock quartet Quarters of Change set to play Knitting Factory on 05.24

Cha-ching! NYC’s Quarters of Change continues to score with some wickedly addictive songs. Since the release of their 2018 eponymous EP, the group has been keeping their work rate in high gear with a trio of singles. Each tune is more refined than the next and displays the band’s vibrant blues-rock style—bass lines slip and slide, guitar melodies cavort, snares crack, and crooning voices harmonize. The smooth players will be further affirming their entry into the NYC music scene by playing Knitting Factory in Brooklyn on May 24th. Check out the sleekness of “Feathers” below. - Rene Cobar