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UMC20: Rock, Pop, and So Much More! (Oct. 20, 2020)

Sometimes, I think back to the day. The early day. Like, when I first launched The Quinn Spinn, and I was scouring Twitter, asking random bands I had never met if we could feature their music. That was 2013.

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Daily Spinn: Me Nd Adam’s Latest Single is Killers-Approved!

Austin-based electropop duo Me Nd Adam seem to be garnering a lot of positive attention about their self-proclaimed “trashwave” sound these days. Not only have they received press from the likes of Wonderland Magazine, Alt Press, American Songwriter, Rolling Stone India and The Line of Best Fit, but their new single, “The More I Grow Up,” received the seal of approval from one of their greatest influences.

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PREMIERE: The Slow Drag Knows That ‘Red Flag’ Only Makes You Want It More

TFW you know you can look, but you shouldn’t touch. And then, you reach out for a big handful anyway. That’s what The Slow Drag’s new banger, “Red Flag,” is all about.

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The Quinn Spinn: Maintaining a Creative Lifestyle During COVID with Columbia Jones

Columbia Jones is a Salt Lake City-based songwriter who, like all of us, has had to pivot along his creative path in response to the unexpected brought about by 2020. Through it all, he has remained active, giving us a recent single, “Tourist Town,” as well as the upcoming Sweat/Shiver EP, due to hit streaming platforms on October 30.

Columbia joined us over Zoom to discuss the new tunes, the impact 2020 has had on his music and life, and much more.

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On ‘How Does It Feel,’ Lizzie Weber Offers Gratitude in the Face of Overwhelm

On the title track of her forthcoming EP, Lizzie Weber expresses what it feels like to have the support you need in challenging times, like the kind we’ve all been facing these last few months. So, “How Does It Feel?”

It feels like being wrapped in a warm blanket and loving arms; a comforting, empathetic embrace, reminding you you’re strong enough to keep going. 

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PREMIERE: The Blowies Have Fun Examining Society’s Ills on Self-Titled Album

Austin, TX-based punks The Blowies are celebrating the release of their self-titled album in unconventional fashion. They are hosting a week full of programming titled The Blowies National Convention on their socials, where their aim is to heal the nation “one blowie at a time.”

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Phillip-Michael Scales Confronts the Discomfort of Being the Only Black Person in the Room

Phillip-Michael Scales often finds himself to be the only Black person in the room. The discomfort that comes along with that — and the ways it is often minimized — is the subject of his new, blues-tinged single.

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