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#10NewRecords to get you through the week: 8 (Mr Fingers, The Tambourine Girls)

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This week’s #10NewRecords list consists of Erin Rae, Mr Fingers, The Tambourine Girls, LAIRA and more.

Erin Rae – Can’t Cut Loose (Submission)

There’s no crime in wanting to be free. I think freedom is a good thing, like anything else. However, in Erin Rae’s new song, she’s unable to cut loose. Ever feel that way? It’s one of the scariest experiences ever. Stream the indie singer-songwriter’s latest track below.

The Tambourine Girls – Grace (Submission)

Giving me all of the vibes I need this weekend, The Tambourine Girls have released a single titled ‘Grace’ from their new album. The Psychedelic Rock coated vocals feel coequal to what our fore-festival goers in the late 60s and the 70s may have experienced. Most importantly, telling someone that you will make them happy until they are unhappy—and take the blame—is probably the most responsible and considerable thing I’ve heard on record in my life! For that reason alone, I challenge you to stream the album—Waiting for Pleasure—now. It came out on March 23.

LAIRA – Company (Submission)

When I first heard her voice, I thought it was a new Teedra Moses song. I love Teedra Moses, but it wasn’t her. It’s a lovely new record by a British duo called, LAIRA. As someone who enjoys—both—solitude and the company of others who I’ve hand selected, I could see myself listening to this, at home, in a room by myself. Yes, kind of how I’m doing it right now… LAIRA, I am interested to hear more of your music in the future. Based on your musical backgrounds and college degrees in the discipline, I want to see how you might change the current landscape of Contemporary R&B or stay in the pocket.

Mr Fingers – Full Moon (Submission)

If you’re looking for music to play this weekend during your holiday activity, we suggest that you add the smooth ‘Full Moon’ to your playlist. It’s a rhythmic beat made for you to sway in a room. Mr Fingers hadn’t released any music in approximately twenty-five years. I understand why they call you Mr Fingers. Those things are dangerous on the keys.

Sicnature – Always With You (Submission)

In a similar vein, ‘Always With You’ by Sicnature brings the friendly happy vibes to your livingroom, car, gym playlist, or wherever you listen to music. Check out the newest relese by the duo, consisting of dance music veterans Thomas (DJ Tonka) and Steven from Milk & Sugar.

ANUKA – Perspective featuring Yung Fusion (Submission)

When songwriters go through a heartbreak, they write music inspired by the hurt. The Dutch singer ANUKA poured her heart out through her new music, perhaps, for others to connect with her. She doesn’t have to try hard, either, and that’s the beauty of it. Everybody hurts. If you liked what you heard, stream the EP. It’s titled, ‘Perspective’.

Catey Shaw – New Day (Submission)

It’s been a good while since we’ve covered Catey Shaw. That’s three years ago to be exact. Now, the Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter is pushing her latest single, ‘New Day’. There’s something honourable about defending the people you love—especially if it is your significant other. Who doesn’t like to feel protected?

Nej!las – Transfixed (Submission)

Chicago and Detroit excite me musically. They are the homes of various styles of Electronic Dance Music. It is also the style of music I identify with the most. There’s something serene yet chaotic about EDM that speaks to me, speaks for me, and keeps me focused—unlike any other genres of music. Oftentimes, the thumping of the beat may be annoying to others, but it’s when I get most of my writing done. Not in silence, but when a vocal-limited EDM instrumental comes on. It could be the BPM count. It might be where I was in my life when I started listening to EDM… It’s prevalent in the genesis of my business, this brand, and what it might be someday. ‘Transfixed’ reminds me of that time—those moments—and I am fortunate. Hear the intriguing new single by Nej!las—stylized as ‘nej!ilas—below. Its powerful percussion is undeniable.

Kova – Dusk (Submission)

‘Dusk’ sounds more like dawn to me. There’s a flexibility that Kova’s new track has; it has the capability to be played during a day party on an island. Correct me if I’m wrong. I’m not going to wait.

Ari – Months featuring Frankmusik (Submission)

Recently premiered on Beats 1, ‘Months’ is an earth-rattling record that repeats the words, ‘there’s nothing but us… we’re against the world’. At least, I think that’s what I heard. I’m streaming the song from under expensive headphones. I shouldn’t have a difficulty making out certain words, but honestly, I think it’s the mix. The fighting rebel in you will have a hard time shaking the juice from the Ari and Frankmusik collaboration off.

Puma Blue – Moon Undah Water (Submission) (Bonus)

Dare I say: Someone did their homework? Puma Blue, a South Londoner, shared a precious track titled, ‘Moon Undah Water’. According to the press release I received, it is the first single to ‘swing with the rambunctious energy of his live shows.’ With that being said, I have to catch a performance whenever he is near me; and convenient. Hear the groovy new music below. The instruments may make you want to take a music class. I’m just saying.

Yandi – Just Another Day (Submission) (Bonus)

As long as you’re alive, you will have another day to make your dream come true—or to make it to your goal. Check out San Diego, California artist Yandi’s brand new track, ‘Just Another Day’. It will be difficult to not sing along to the hook. Also, the hitting production is by a California-based producer named 808Jedi.

Written by Richardine Bartee

Her unprejudiced love for people, the arts, and business have taken her this far. Join Richardine on her journey as she writes history into existence, one article at a time. Richardine is a member of the Recording Academy/GRAMMYs, and a GRAMMY U Mentor. She is the North American Press Agent and US Business Manager for Oxlade; Follow her on Instagram and Twitter.

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