Stillblue Embrace Melancholy as a Young Miami Band

And are making their debut with a flowery and sweet tune…

When you’re looking for some heartfelt indie pop… where do you go?

Miami, apparently.

The growing indie scene in the Magic City is making way for all kinds of acts, and one particular band wants to make a name for itself with its sweet and tender tunes.

Their name is stillblue, and here’s why you need to check our their latest single “Bluets.”

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In Conversation With: Nautics

How the NYC indie rockers are giving back to the city that gave them their sound…

Question: How does an NYC indie rock band put their music out there in a year as frustrating and confusing as 2020?

Answer: Simple – by jamming from home.

NYC band Nautics are making the most of lockdown with their latest single “Thoughts on the Ceiling.”

The song’s retro music video was recorded from each member’s home and highlights the new normal for many bands: making music long-distance.

As soon as you hear the synth-driven tune, you’ll pick up a thing or two about their sound.

Nautics are flaunting their musical lineage on this song, paying tribute to the impressive lineup of NYC indie bands that made the 2000s such an exciting time to be a rock ‘n roll fan.

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Inside the Colorful Mind of a Music-Loving Illustrator

Lia Sued on her plenty of heartfelt, music-inspired projects…

Lia Sued C. is. a Dominican illustrator based in New York City.

Her art – touching in its familiarity – reflects her optimistic, youthful spirit and her sweet longing for the best things in life: music, video games, cartoons, food, and family.

When asked how long she’s been drawing for, she answers “I don’t even know, really.”

“I’ve just always done it,” says Sued.

And it’s proof of how engrossed she is within her work. For Sued, art is more than just a vocation, it’s part of her everyday life.

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In Conversation With: Adult Programming

A chat with the Miami band making ‘post-punk with a sense of humor’…

Post-punk is alive and thriving in Miami. ⭐️

Meet Adult Programming – the shimmering project of singer-songwriter AJ Ruiz. With their punchy tunes and dramatic aesthetic, AP is captivating the local scene and promising lots of thrills at their gigs.

Their glittery punk sound and image are odes to the romanticism, melancholy, and camp of vintage pop – everything from the moody goth of the Sisters of Mercy to the absurdist synthpop of DEVO.

And it’s a delight to witness.

We got the pleasure to chat with Ruiz to on his creative process and eclectic sound, as well as the Miami music scene and his colorful debut singles.

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Oh how I love you, George

To the man who taught me the beauty of stillness and simplicity, on his birthday…

In this post, I will refer to Harrison on a first name basis, simply because he feels like my friend or my surrogate grandfather from another life.

Today is February 25th – the late George Harrison’s birthday.

It’s the only day in February I actively try to remember but always fail to, falling right in the one month I’d rather not think about because its short existence makes me question time itself.

Which, fitting enough, is what I feel George Harrison was all about. Not feeling any dominance over this world, over our illusion of time, and over whatever it is we think we know about either.

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In Conversation With: Womanhouse

A deep dive into the young Miami band’s journey so far…

In a city as flamboyant as Miami, a band like Womanhouse are a dark, but much-welcome surprise.

Made up of singer Emily Afre, bassist Carlo Barbacci, drummer Björn Roland, and guitarists Andrés Nuñez and Steve Montoya, the young band of friends, which formed last year, has been making a name for themselves in the local music scene, playing everywhere from open mic nights to bars and house shows.

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Songs To Love: Dance Away by Roxy Music (1979)

The original “Crying in the Club” is a soft pop hit by this formerly edgy art rock outfit…

Before people were Dancing With Tears in Their Eyes (and gel in their hair) in the ’80s, Dancing on their Own in the mid-2000s or later Crying in the Club, Bryan Ferry was sadly swaying at the discotheque watching his former lady love in the arms another man.

You know the story, even if you don’t know the song.

You had a love, it was pure as snow. You held hands, went to Taco Bell at 3 am together and did lots of making out in your car. But fate just couldn’t keep you two together.

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The Magical Mixtapes of a Wandering Screenwriter

How a tiny nostalgia playlist project is helping Julia Scrive-Loyer stay creative…

Meet Julia Scrive-Loyer, 26-year-old screenwriter and music enthusiast.

Though she was born in Bordeaux, where she also lived during the first eight years of her life, Scrive-Loyer doesn’t think of it as her true hometown, an honor she instead dedicates to her film school in Cuba, where she spent her formative years as a student.

Also a talented writer, Scrive-Loyer is busy juggling many creative projects, from songwriting and writing for her film magazine, SIMULACRO Mag, to working on her first feature film.

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Playlist Time: 80’s Shopping Date 💄

Shopping with the bestie at an 80’s mall? It’s more likely than you think…

Artwork by Emily Sol.

Have you been to the mall recently? And have you noticed the experience is a lot sadder than it was back when you were a tween?

Well, it doesn’t have to be!!! Just imagine you’re a tween again and it’s the 80’s. If you need an extra boost, listen to this playlist I made after watching Stranger Things 3 back in the summer.

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