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On ‘Don’t Look Too Close,’ Natalie Schlabs Emphasizes Raw, Unfiltered Self-Acceptance

Photo credit: Fairlight Hubbard

We’ve been following Natalie Schlabs along the journey to her forthcoming album, Don’t Look Too Close, for much of 2020.

Now, the title track is here, and it’s here to encourage us to accept our honest, unfiltered selves.

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UMC20: Halfway Through September (Sept. 15, 2020)

To give you a little bit of inside baseball, one of the pleasant consequences of curating a weekly playlist is that it gives us 20 automatic slots to feature artists, week in and week out. When your inbox looks like ours does these days — still, and probably forever, catching up from being out of town — that’s nothing short of a blessing to get this music featured.

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The Brummies Take Us to the Dance Hall on ‘After Midnight’

Photo provided by Universal Music Group/°1824.

Summer may be (unofficially) over, but don’t tell that to The Brummies. If their new single, “After Midnight,” is any indication, they’re still fully focused on bringing the heat.

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The Quinn’s Daily Spinn: Thursday, Sept. 10

Nashville’s Wild Love has toured the United States, and its members have roots all over the world. Irish-born frontman Brandon Gorman met bassist Si Geçener (from Turkey) and percussionist Nolan Speer (Germany) during a chance encounter at a bus stop in high school. Together with New York native Michael Crecca (guitar), the quartet has enjoyed success right here in Nashville, reaching the finals of Lightning 100’s Music City Mayhem competition at Marathon Music Works and performing at the 2019 Live on the Green Festival.

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UMC20: Better Late Than Never, Part 2! (Sept. 9, 2020)

Welp… I’ll hold myself personally responsible for the delay on this one. I usually put UMC20 together on Monday night, but seeing as I spent Labor Day driving 14 1/2 hours back to Nashville from New Jersey, the spirit was willing… but my eyes were not about to stay open for long enough to pull it off.

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The Quinn’s Daily Spinn: Wednesday, Sept. 9

Johnny Gillespie is a multi-genre artist who hails from California, drawing influence from the likes of Eminem and Sublime’s Bradley Nowell to add shades of pop, hip-hop, and rock to his palette.

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UMC20: The First of September! (Sept. 1, 2020)

If you’ve sent us your music since Friday, you’ll notice that you’ve received an auto-reply stating that the “office” is closed in observance of the holiday week. With that said, we look forward to seeing and hearing what you’ve sent us following Labor Day.

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Molly Martin Releases Title Track from ‘What You Need’ EP

With the release of her forthcoming EP, What You Need, inching closer, Molly Martin has made the most of her 2020. For one thing, the Philly native was recently a semi-finalist of Lightning 100’s Music City Mayhem tournament in Nashville.

For another, she released the title track from What You Need a couple weeks back, and we’re here to tell you — it slaps!

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