RELEASE RADAR | Premiere from Viva Non

Plus New Music from Waifia, Ben Fisher, The Mommyheads and More

Suffering from a case of back to school blues? We've got a playlist to send you back to the dog days of summer.

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.


Emergency Tiara | "Here I Come"

Don your own jewels and settle down with Tokyo-born Juri Jinnai, whose mix of sweet vocals speak to her classical training at Berklee College of Music. With jazz, African, and country influences, her latest single will send you back to back to the beach.

You Might Also Like: The Ronettes, Meghan Trainor, Amy Winehouse

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Wafia | "I'm Good

You may have heard Wafia's vocals on Louis The Child's hit single, " Better Not." The biomedical student turned singer-songwriter will kick off a North American tour later this fall, joining Louis the Child and headlining some shows of her own.

You might also like: Mariah Carey, Janet Jackson, Amy Winehouse

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Dwayne Shivers | "Particular Times"

The ATL Collective co-founder and Georgia native Micah Dalton founded the folk duo Dwayne Shivers in 2014 as he shifted his artistic ambitions. His latest single marries soulful vocals and scruffy guitar and leaves behind the dull ache of memories never made.

You might also like: Allen Toussaint, Beck, The Band

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⭐️ PREMIERE ⭐️| Viva Non | "Tonally Outside"

Viva Non sheds societal pressures in this single off their debut album, Shaping Dust And Our Autonomy. The outsider anthem celebrates those who make their own way in the world with a rush of synth and can-do attitude.

You may also like: The Cure, New Order, Lust For Youth

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Ben Fisher | Does The Land Remember Me?

Seattle native Ben Fisher strays far from home and addresses the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in his politically charged album. Fisher guides listeners through both sides of the conflict in a devastatingly human portrait of what it means to be stuck in the middle.

You might also like: Sufjan Stevens, Conor Oberst, Justin Townes Earle

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Moonbeau | Moonbeau

Indie-pop duo Moonbeau combines infectious '80s synthpop with a 2018 twist in their self-titled debut album. The group made their U.S. festival debut at Bunbury Music Festival earlier this year, leaving us eager for more.

You might also like: CHVRCHES, The xx, MGMT

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The Mommyheads | Soundtrack To The World's End

Veteran musicians The Mommyheads are back with their eleventh full length album. After two decades of deaths, break-ups, and lots of rock and roll, the group delivers another stream melodic indie-rock tracks.

You might also like: Teenage Fanclub, The Posies, The dB's

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Tom Freund | East of Lincoln

California's Tom Freund has spent decades collaborating with the likes of Elvis Costello, Jackson Browne, and The Silos. On his latest album, Freund's simple lyrics are laden with raw emotion and drenched in SoCal sun so bright you can almost smell the sea.

You might also like: Tom Petty, Dawes, Hiss Golden Messenger

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Allie Delyanis is an award-winning and losing freelance journalist based in New York City. She likes bands, books, breakfast food, and would love to be David Sedaris when she grows up. You can find more of her work on

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