Category Archives: New Release Radar

Songs You Should Hear: Shake It Out; Blue Skies and Desire

Ready to cut loose and give into your desires? Well, then we have some Songs You Should Hear!

It’s not all willy-nilly, though; there’s also a tender ode to motherhood packed into this edition, just for the sake of giving you all the feels.

Let’s give you the chance to dive in, shall we?

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Songs You Should Hear: Women Finding Their Power; ‘Tennis’ Anyone?

Today, we bring you tunes from three female artists with a lot to say.

These songs cover some heavy-hitting topics — from domestic violence, to finding self-worth, to breaking the cycle of toxic relationship patterns. And, all the while, these are three strong cuts that touch a variety of genres. Listen below!

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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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Songs You Should Hear: Live in Hope, Dance in the Rain, and Don’t Text Your Ex

First of all, we’ve been getting a ton of submissions on the form lately! Thank you all for your diligence. We’re looking forward to digging in and getting a lot of this new music featured, one way or another, in the coming weeks.

In fact, we have a few choice cuts for you today, recently submitted by independent artists near and far. And, with a headline like the one on this article, you’re surely curious to hear what’s in store, right?

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Songs You Should Hear: For Ukraine

This week’s Songs You Should Hear, simply put, is for Ukraine.

Jenna Rose took this one, compiling selections from Ukranian (and Ukranian-inspired) artists that speak to the culture for the nation. Also, we’ve included additional resources below the jump, so you can help the Ukranian people at this time of need. In fact, if you’re looking for ways to help, here is an open-source spreadsheet of Ukrainian artists and labels you can support:

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Songs You Should Hear: Let’s Process Our Emotions Together

Y’all… this week’s Songs You Should Hear hit hard.

There’s hope. There’s despair. There’s inspiration, introspection, and escapism. Sometimes, they all hit simultaneously. Without a doubt, these songs will get you feeling something.

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Songs You Should Hear: International Flavors; Spring Approaches

We felt it was important to highlight a couple of international artists this week, because we are all one, global community. That goes for music and everything else. We stand for peace and unity across countries and cultures here at UMC.

In tandem with that, we received some excellent, dynamic submissions from artists who originated on the other side of the Atlantic this week. So, let’s expand those horizons — before we bring it back home — with some Songs You Should Hear!

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Songs You Should Hear: Friendships Taken Too Far; Not Today, Satan

If you listened to this week’s UMC20, then you already know that independent artists have been bringing the fire to us lately, from coast to coast. This week’s submission haul is a music fan’s delight, no matter your flavor

I chose a few tunes from this week’s playlist, and gave them a closer listen. Whether you’re more into bright hooks or poignant messages, you’ll be glad that you checked out what awaits you after the jump.

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Songs You Should Hear: Emo’s Second Golden Age; Introspection and Melancholy

With a title like that, you know you’re in for some tunes that will make you feel all of the feels this week!

Art is expression, and sometimes, musicians have difficult emotions to express. We have a good handful of emotionally-charged tunes this week that will surely help you release what you’ve been holding in.

Breathe deep and get ready for these…

Songs You Should Hear: Jan. 21, 2022

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