Nineteen-year-old Aurora Aksnes, or AURORA, just released the highly anticipated follow up to her 2015 EP, Running With The Wolves. The Norwegian artist garnered critical acclaim following her EP release, gaining the attention of major labels, music critics, and even Katy Perry.
Brooklyn-based Detroit native Victoria Reed seriously impressed me with her debut release Chariot. With a Stevie Nicks knack for songwriting and a folksy pop sound, the album bleeds authenticity – something rare in an industry full of ghostwriters and autotune.
A lyrically sardonic breath of fresh air – that’s the best way to describe this. I’m talking about NYC indie pop duo, The Prettiots, and their newest LP, Funs Cool. Lead vocalist, Kay Kasparhauser, glides along with some serious Victoria Legrand and Dolores O’Riordan vibes, while bassist Lulu Landolfini brings in a serious punk feel (not to mention a killer Winehouse cat eye). The two come together to sing about, well, Elliot Stabler.