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RELEASE RADAR | Premiere from Con Brio

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The last weekend of August has called for the hottest tunes yet!

RELEASE RADAR is here to give you the breakdown of your top singles, albums, and videos to check out as you head into your weekend. Get ready to jam out with some of our favorite up-and-coming artists, plus celebrate new stuff from those you already know and love.


⭐️ PREMIERE ⭐️ | Lapel | "Fumes"

A pop-synth artist from San Francisco who has a name inspired by the former wife of the Canadian Prime Minister. She is striving to show she is a strong feminist with the release of her latest project, as well as by hosting shows where she raises money to support Planned Parenthood.

You Might Also Like: Sylvan Esso, Natalie Prass, St. Vincent

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Hamish Anderson | "No Good"

This Australian blues-rock artist has been praised by everyone from Taco Bell (being named a "Feed the Beat" artist) to Spotify. With his latest single, he is keeping the smooth guitar sounds coming and showing his inspiration from some of blues greatest ever artists. He will undoubtedly be spun on a radio station near you.

You Might Also Like: Tom Petty, Hollis Brown, Bob Dylan

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⭐️ PREMIERE ⭐️ | Con Brio | "Too Lit 2 Quit"

This Bay Area band makes quite a splash in your list of weekend listens. Combining elements of soul, psych-rock, and R&B they have a sound unlike anything you have ever heard before. This video shows you exactly the kind of influence they have as a band and give you even more of a reason to check them out.

You Might Also Like: Prince, Jamiroquai, James Brown

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Ruby Velle & the Soulphonics | "Broken Woman"

This DIY-minded band has shared the stage with a number of legendary artists, and with the release of their latest music they are focusing on how it can help to make change in the world. Take a listen to see how the world of arts and social justice might collide, as well as checking out what is a part of the new generation of soul.

You Might Also Like: Sharon Jones, Amy Winehouse, The Suffers

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⭐️ PREMIERE ⭐️ | Darryl Rahn | Making Strangers

Born into a family of bakers, this artist went down the path of music instead but applied the same ethics of hard work. With his latest album, he continues the work he has been doing since he entered the scene five years ago. From playing local coffee shops to heading out on a big tour this fall, this guy is very busy.

You Might Also Like: Dawes, The Shins, Wilco

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Matt Holubowski | Solitudes

While he has made fans around the world, his U.S. debut is still pretty fresh. Now his hard work is being recognized with the release of his second album stateside. His voice is unlike anything else you have previously heard and will not soon be forgotten.

You Might Also Like: Andrew Bird, Jeff Buckley, Bon Iver

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H. Kenneth | This Is A Journal

Most artists want their records to sound perfect. This is not the case for H. Kenneth. The recordings on the this album include mistakes throughout in order to show that flaws are perfectly alright. It is honest and raw, and the sort of thing we definitely need more of in the music industry.

You Might Also Like: Daniel Caesar, Tom Misch, Bon Iver

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Rachel A.G. Gilman is a writer, a former radio producer, and probably the girl wearing the Kinks shirt. She is the creator of The Rational Creature and suggests you check it out. Also visit her website for more.

Have an artist we should profile? Send a pitch email to Rachel.

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