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New Impressions: James Bay, Chase Atlantic, Aly & AJ, Beabadoobee, and more!

James Bay released a four track EP this week. On My Messy Mind features four awe-inspiring tracks. Each song has its own identity and seems to transport you to a different corner of Bay’s creative mind. His heartfelt vocals perfectly enrich the thoughtful instrumentation. James Bay is a top notch musician and songwriter and this EP is the perfect placeholder until he releases new music again. Listen to Bad on our New Impressions playlist.

Everyone’s favorite difficult to describe, but addicting to listen to band, Chase Atlantic, released a new single. HER is the first single off of their forthcoming sophomore album. The song continues their legacy of genre bending in a daring and tasteful way. The visuals for the video take listeners on a painfully honest journey. Their highly anticipated album PHASES will be released on June 28th via BMG/MDDN. Chase Atlantic is steadily continuing on their upwards trajectory. Don’t miss your chance to catch them on their rapidly selling summer headliner. It may be your last chance to see them in venues this small. View the full list of dates here.

Aly & AJ‘s long awaited Sanctuary EP is here. The duo takes us on an electro-pop journey that perfectly encapsulates who they are as artists currently. They’re opening up more than they have ever before as their EP touches on the topics of self-identity, social consciousness, and self-reflection. Listen to our favorite track Not Ready To Wake Up on the playlist. Aly & AJ have an extensive list of tour dates coming up over the next few weeks. Here’s your chance to experience the Sanctuary live. View the full list of dates below.

May 12 2019 Cat’s Cradle – Carrboro, NC
May 14 2019 The Wellmont Theater – Montclair, NJ
May 16 2019 Upstate Concert Hall – Clifton Park, NY
May 17 2019 Higher Ground – Burlington, VT
May 18 2019 Paradise Rock Club – Boston, MA
May 19 2019 Irving Plaza – New York, NY
May 21 2019 Theatre of Living Arts – Philadelphia, PA
May 22 2019 The Fillmore Silver Spring – Silver Spring, MD
May 24 2019 Heaven at the Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
May 25 2019 Cannery Ballroom -Nashville, TN
May 28 2019 House of Blues Cleveland – Cleveland, OH
May 29 2019 Majestic Theatre – Detroit, MI
May 30 2019 Turner Hall Ballroom – Milwaukee, WI
May 31 2019 Varsity Theater – Minneapolis, MN
June 02 2019 Express Live! – Columbus, OH
June 03 2019 Phoenix Concert Theatre – Toronto, ON
June 04 2019 Rose Music Center at The Heights – Dayton, OH
June 05 2019 Farm Bureau Lawn – Indianapolis, IN
June 07 2019 Canton Hall – Dallas, TX
June 08 2019 White Oak Music Hall – Houston, TX
June 09 2019 Mohawk – Austin, TX
June 11 2019 The Van Buren – Phoenix, AZ
June 14 2019 Gothic – Denver, CO
June 15 2019 The Grand at The Complex – Salt Lake City, UT
June 18 2019 Commodore – Vancouver, BC
June 19 2019 Neptune Theatre – Seattle, WA
June 20 2019 Wonder Ballroom – Portland, OR
June 22 2019 Alameda County Fair – Pleasanton, CA
June 23 2019 House of Blues Anaheim – Anaheim, CA
June 25 2019 The Observatory – San Diego, CA
June 26 2019 The Fonda – Los Angeles, CA
June 27 2019 The Fonda – Los Angeles, CA

Beabadoobee‘s intoxicatingly beautiful song Disappear off her Loveworm EP received a visual treatment this past week. The creative lo-fi video perfectly complements her dreamy vocals and soothing nature as it highlights the ups and downs of a relationship.  Her emotionally raw songwriting captivates listeners and lets them into her mind. Watch the video below and fall in love with Beabadoobee.

Let FENCES take you on a mesmerizing, lo-fi influenced trip with his new single A Mission. The song features dark imagery with an eerily distorted guitar. Watch the music video for the single below. His first LP since 2015, will be released this summer.

Other additions to the playlist this week include the vibrant and soulful track from British songwriter Joanne Shaw Taylor, BMO by Ari Lennox, Barns Courtney latest anthemic release You And I, and Prom Dress by mxmtoon.

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