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#5NewTracks to get you through the week (LA River Bend, Lunchbagg)

This week’s #5NewTracks list consists of LA River Bend, Kova, Lunchbagg and more.

Photo: Courtesy of the artist
LA River Bend
Photo: Courtesy of the artist

LA River Bend – Don’t Get Lost

A great musical duet happens when great vocalists come together for one record. Delving deeper, it shares varied perspectives on one known issue. The four-piece band, LA River Bend, shares the audio for “Don’t Get Lost.” It’s a well-written and composed track that forces you to see what’s sung. It’s from the group’s debut album titled, “Run These Hills.” Check out the record to be immersed in the Atwater Village performer’s live instrumentation.


KLANGPLANET – Cruising

How many times have you listened to a song over seven minutes without skipping to the next one? Seemingly, only Deep House, or records without many words, make it past that mark for me. “Cruising” is from the German producer’s new album out today. It’s titled, “Electronic Universe.” Check it out.


Kova – Alright

Recently, I’ve been contacted to join several aerobics courses for free. I’d imagine this is a track I would want to hear during my morning workout. Stream the upbeat new record by British producer Kova now. With all that we’re going through as North Americans, “Alright” is here to make you feel a little better about what’s happening to us.


Tony Black – Take a Look featuring Lebanon Donn, Daniel Curtis Lee, Sean2 Miles

Baby, you’d be fronting if you say this doesn’t make you dance. Check out the latest single from the Tony Black’s “Love and Propaganda” album. Its second verse tackles political issues, too.


5yrslate – 12am

Friends and frequent collaborators, Liam Raycroft and Reid Curry, teamed up for the energetic track, “12 am.” According to the artist, they wrote, produced, mixed and mastered their music. People from Canada continue to amaze me.


Lunchbagg – Bland (Bonus)

Surprisingly, the only thing bland about the music I’ve heard this week is Justine Skye’s debut album. Luckily, Vegas upstart rapper Lunchbagg rode the beat like a Bay Area legend. He also sampled a Danny Brown conversation, bigged up the bodies of women of colour, and he is HELLA confident. I don’t know if he plans to release a video for “Bland,” but I’d suggest he does. Finally, I’ll be waiting patiently.


Written by Richardine Bartee

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