Category Archives: Songs You Should Hear

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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Songs You Should Hear: Hope in These New Developments; Have Yourself a ‘Sunday Funday’

Imagination is the key to today’s Songs You Should Hear — whether that means re-imagining that which has already been given life, or imagining a new, harmonious direction for varying musical styles.

Jenna and I teamed up again to bring these your way. Let’s get to it!

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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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Songs You Should Hear: The All-Jenna Edition (Dec. 17, 2021)

It’s been a wild holiday season around these parts, as I alluded in this week’s UMC20 post. Somehow, December has been the busiest month of the year for the second year in a row. That’s a great thing!

It also means that I needed some help getting you some Songs You Should Hear this week. Fortunately, UMC Contributor Jenna Rose has had plenty ready to go in the queue. So many, in fact, that we have enough to feature her picks exclusively for the next couple weeks, if we so choose.

That’s what we’re choosing to do this week. Come get some…

Songs You Should Hear: Dec. 17, 2021

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Songs You Should Hear: Don’t ‘Sleep’ Too Long; STAV G’s Lucid Dream

This week’s Songs You Should Hear showcases the broad scope of the music out there for all of us — from the more traditional, to the completely unorthodox.

We love it when we get to paint from a broad palette like this — it keeps things interesting, and certainly, it gives all of our ears something new to appreciate — no matter your flavor.

Let’s start this weekend right!

Songs You Should Hear: Nov. 12, 2021

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Songs You Should Hear: From Sydney with Love; Are You Part of the ‘Hive Mind’?

Sydney, as in Australia? Yup!

You’ll hear music from across the world below in a moment. You’ll also hear from a couple of talents grown closer to home. You might just fall in love, and you may even resolve to do so without the aid of the swipey apps after you get done listening to these…

Songs You Should Hear: Nov. 5, 2021

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Songs You Should Hear: Watch Out for the ‘Zombie’; Take a Trip West with Wild Heart Club + More

Happy HalloWeekend! We’re sure to be busy, seeing as we’re throwing — and then recovering from — our biggest show of the year tonight at Mercy Lounge. We have giveaways, inclusive vibes, and performances from GAYLE, Notelle, Talia Stewart, and Austin Blue on tap. Truthfully, all we need now is you, in your best costume. Get those tickets online or at the door!

While you get ready to join us tonight — because you’re going to join us, right? — you might as well join us in our now-weekly ritual, where we check in on Fridays to give you…

Songs You Should Hear: Oct. 29, 2021

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Songs You Should Hear: Forts Like Vana Makes You Dance; Notelle Hits Hard on ‘Turnover Rate’ + More

First, thanks to everyone who read and shared last week’s Songs You Should Hear. It was a fun one to construct, and it’s always more fun when this type of thing is a team effort, right?

Well, we’re back with another one! Jenna and I compiled a few tunes to take you into your weekend, and we must not delay any further. Here are some…

Songs You Should Hear: Oct. 22, 2021

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Songs You Should Hear: Arbo’s New Heartbreaker, J.Antonette Counts the ‘White Lines’ + More

Gerard here, back with another edition of Songs You Should Hear. And this time, I have company!

UMC Contributor and Fun -N- Games co-host Jenna Rose decided to join me this week, contributing a couple of selections to our new “staff picks” series. You’ll also notice that we’re releasing this edition on #NewMusicFriday. You can expect that to be the trend going forward.

Let’s do the thing and let you feast your ears on these…

Songs You Should Hear: Oct. 15, 2021

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Songs You Should Hear: PuffHost Brings the Good Vibes, Esquire Brings the Love Back + More

I had an idea last week, somewhere in the midst of getting ready to move into my new apartment (Friday) and throw NashLive’s first ever festival (Saturday). That idea is to feature a few songs in a single article, quick hits-style, and to tell you what we like about them!

In the future, the idea is to have other UMC contributors (not just me) give their staff picks for the week. But for now, I don’t see any harm in starting this party. With that, I welcome you to…

Songs You Should Hear: October 6, 2021

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