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UMC20: Jenna’s Edition (Aug. 9, 2022)

This week’s UMC20 follows that hot topic theme we keep bringing up – NETWORKING – and its jam with BANGERS.

3/4 the artists included this week are people I’ve built personal relationships with through working in the industry, attending shows, and being active on the scene and in my community. The other ¼ are artists that were discovered through someone I met via the aforementioned avenues. And now, we’re paying it forward.

Get out there and make friends, kids. It’s good for your life, your career, and all of our ears. Take a listen to what friendships can do:

Track listing

Arbo – Whiskey River Road
Sam Varga – Sugarcoat 
Tree Shelf – Antifreeze
Smart Objects – Something Happened 
Matthew Paige – My Dreams Don’t Do You Justice 
The Minks – Take it Easy
Abigail Osborne – Gonna Get Over You
Steve Everett – Believin’
Dylan Whitlow – You Oughta Know 
Butch Walker – Holy Water Hangover
Jax – Victoria’s Secret
Noah Kahan – Stick Season
Matt Nathanson – German Cars
TROY – Guilty
Brady Riley – Welcome to Chambers County 
Sierra Ferrell – Years
Annika Bennett – Scared of Getting What I Want 
The Ghost Tour – Why the **** Can’t I let You Go 
Arts Fishing Club – Space Cow 
Manny Blu – Put Your Whiskey Where Your Mouth Is

Songs You Should Hear… from UMC Contributor Jenna Rose!

Hey, everyone! Gerard here. I’m up in Bethlehem, PA (the cradle of UMC’s very existence) for Musikfest, the nation’s largest free, non-gated music festival. I’m throwing it back with my northern work family and pitching in with this year’s festival, which means you’re going to see some guest contributions here over the next week and a half.

That includes next week’s UMC20, curated by our very own UMC Contributor Jenna Rose! But… before we get there, Jenna is popping in to give you all a little preview with this week’s Songs You Should Hear.

Get ready for a whole lot more where this came from next week. In the meantime, I’ll let Jenna take it from here with her picks!

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Songs You Should Hear: Self-Love, Relationships, and Sellin’ Out

Jenna’s taking the reigns on this week’s Songs You Should Hear once again, and it’s another exciting volume full of bops.

As the headline suggests, there’s plenty of love to go around here (whether from another, or from oneself). There’s also a lament snuck in about the lack of community… but at least we’re able to muse over it while having fun!

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Songs You Should Hear: Get ‘All Wrapped Up’ in Some Colorful Rock Tunes

Jenna’s back this week with some Songs You Should Hear, and she has selected songs that span varying aspects of the human experience.

We’ve got fun and heartbreak alike on this week’s compilation, with rock (and similar genres) being the common bond that all of these tunes share. If that sounds like something you’d enjoy, we implore you to do just that below.

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PREMIERE: Feeling Blue? ‘Lavender’ from The Minks is the Remedy

Inspired by the difficult times we’ve all faced over the last couple years, The Minks‘ new single, “Lavender,” is a mantra; it’s encouragement to give yourself a little medicine and let it do its trick. 

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Songs You Should Hear: Cameron Floyd Finds a New Sound; Leilani Kilgore Breaks Your Heart

To say we’re pumped about a fresh new year of music and possibilities is an understatement. We’re already seeing the submission form fill up with new reasons for excitement in 2022, and we can’t wait to keep digging in!

With that said, we have some songs from later in 2021 that still need to receive their proper UMC love. So, Jenna and I have teamed up once again to present some of those as…

Songs You Should Hear: Jan. 7, 2022

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REVIEW: Trevor Larkin – Once and Future Queen

A song for the hopeless romantics and the emotionally attached, Trevor Larkin’s new single, “Once and Future Queen,” celebrates a love story whose final page has been turned, but is fondly remembered 

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