How is it already the end of November?
That means 2022 is almost over. That means the holiday season is officially in full swing. That also means that it’s time for another monthly UMC20 Best Of compilation.
Lots of tough choices were made, but overall, we think we’ve put together a nice representation of how stellar November 2022 has been. You be the judge!
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DREAMERS have been in my orbit for quite some time. I remember back in the early days of this platform — before we moved to Nashville, and before we were even known as Underground Music Collective — when I would drive through the streets of Bethlehem, PA bumping tunes like “Sweet Disaster” and “Wolves (You Got Me),” traveling from gig to gig, and from meeting to meeting.
So, when we had an opportunity to catch them at The Basement East alongside Smallpools (and with the support of New Jersey natives, Young Rising Sons), we had to jump on it!
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Dylan’s appreciation for all things rock and roll is evident in everything she does. A self-proclaimed “rock star in a pop star’s body,” the British-born pop artist incorporates big guitar riffs and a flair for showmanship into her stadium-ready pop anthems.
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We’ve got a smorgasbord of rock, pop, and Americana for you this week!
Also, a big shoutout to our friends at °1824 (via Universal Music Group), who are always down to share their emerging artists with us. A few appear here, as you weave your way through the playlist. A couple of them (namely, DREAMERS) will be in town tonight — and we’ll be there, camera in tow!
Let us all give thanks for these jams. Then, let’s dig in!
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Before the weekend is through, kick back and enjoy some thoughtful clips from our Official Podcast, The Quinn Spinn.
These conversations highlight the creative process, as well as ways to show up better for ourselves, so that we have more to give. If you want more where this came from, make sure you hit the links below and subscribe!
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It’s a high-powered, rock-heavy start to this week’s UMC20 playlist. That’s where it starts, but it’s not where it ends up.
You’ll notice different moods and genres gradually peppering their way in as you progress through this week’s 20-track volume. And, for all of the frenetic energy that starts things off, by the end of the ride, you’ll be vibing on a completely different wavelength.
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Looking for a little shot of optimism through the weeds of everyday life? Try this on for size:
“And if you let go, let go
Hear ‘Trust Fall’
You may fall face down
But you know, you know
You are not alone on the ground
Let the trust fall catch you now”
It’s Halloweekend. So, naturally, we need to celebrate with something seasonally appropriate.
Hear ‘Night Terrors’
This week’s Songs You Should Hear come in a variety of flavors.
We’ve got a grab bag of sounds and moods for you — from the sweet and tender, to the gritty and edgy, to the dynamic and upbeat. Variety is the spice of life, so let’s waste no time in keeping things spicy.
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We love it when you make it tough on us. That means it’s been a good month.
Independent musicians of the world brought the heat all month long, and you should all be proud of yourselves for doing such high-quality work. Our UMC20 Best of October compilation is but a sample of the many sonic landscapes we admired this month. We invite you to take them in alongside us!
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