Tag Archives: alternative pop

Road to ‘Renegade’: A.T. Branch is ‘Ready 4 War’

As an Army veteran, A.T. Branch has experienced life from a perspective different from most of us. As a child of a musical family, the Detroit native paints from a sonic palette that encompasses formative influences like gospel, R&B, and jazz; intense shades of rock; the polish of modern pop; and a hushed, yet powerful vocal tone that has drawn comparisons to Britney Spears.

Everything we just mentioned shows up on A.T.’s debut single, “Ready 4 War,” which releases to the world on Friday, September 20.

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REVIEW: Talia Stewart’s ‘Confessional’ A No-Holds-Barred Musical Experience

Word to the wise, before you listen to Talia Stewart’s new album, Confessional: get ready to feel strong emotions. Between the topics explored via Stewart’s jazzy, sultry alto and the album’s hard-hitting and robust soundscapes, you’ll come out having experienced a no-holds-barred exploration of human expression.

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UMC20: Best of August 2019

We’re back!

Vacation was fun, and we do have a pile of emails to dig through upon our return. Not to mention, we have some other features and reviews hanging out there that we plan to get to this week.

In the meantime — and before we completely, willingly say goodbye to summer — we want to re-visit August one last time with some of the most popular tracks that comprised our UMC20 playlists throughout the month. Give yourself a listen to these while we take a chance to catch up!

Track listing
Artikal Sound System – Time
The Spring – Victoria
TIOGA – Break Me In
Moonroof – Trojans
Lion’s Mouth – High Achievers
The Parasocial Club – Sunny Day
Rayne and Jaki Nelson – High Wasted
Evan Cline – Part of Me
Seth Witcher – A Game of Love
Elisabeth Beckwitt – Baggage
Leah Voysey – Keep It to Yourself
Max Swan – Steady
Maria Hassel – Anxiety
Kendal Conrad – Come to Your Senses
Joseph Gallant – Better Buzz
Stephanie Ryann – Travelers
Burn the Treaty – Murky Moon Sky
Kiki Halliday – American Tragedy
Eric & the Soo – Goulais Bay
Billy Bauer Band – Better Days

UMC20: August 20, 2019

It’s probably a good time to mention that we’re going to be on vacation next week. So, aside from this being the last new UMC20 playlist of the month, it’s the last update period until September. We’ll hit you with the best of August when we get back the day after Labor Day.

(Don’t worry, though. We’re cooking up some fun for you while we’re gone. More on that later in the week!)

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