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Ann Marie “My Body”

Ann Marie has released a new single and video called “My Body” from her recently released Interscope debut “Pretty Psycho”.

The EP, which debuted at #5 on the Apple Music R&B Charts, includes contributions from Calboy, Jeremih, Q Money, and Sonta.

   

Retirement Party "Free Will"

Retirement Party has released a new single called “Free Will”. All proceeds from the purchase of the single will go to benefit The Yellowhammer Fund which goes to help those seeking care at one of Alabama's abortion clinics.

This is the first new music from the trio of Avery Springer, James Ringness, and Eddy Rodriguez since their 2018 LP Somewhat Literate.

You can catch Retirement Party on August 27th at Beat Kitchen with Kississippi and Prince Daddy & The Hyena.

   

femdot. "Coming Up"

Femdot. released a new single this week called “Coming Up”. The new track features fellow Chicagoan Rockie Fresh and is Femdot.’s second single this month, following up the Thelonious Martin produced “Whole Thang”.

Last month he drop a little video featuring the closing track, “found”, from his 2018 mixtape Delacreme 2.

Femdot. will touring this fall with Tobi Lou and you can catch them at Lincoln Hall on October 20th.

   

FCKR JR

FCKR JR will be releasing their debut LP, I’m Sorry Mom and Dad, this Friday, August 2nd, via Born Yesterday.

This is work of Ben Grigg of Geronimo!, Whelpwisher on Guitar and vocals, Liz Bustamante on Drums and backing vocals, Emily Bean on Bass, and Emily Wrong on Guitar.

The band has released two singles from the album, “Frogs” and “The Pain and Sleep Department”.

You can help the group celebrate the release of the album on August 2nd at 7th Street Space in DeKalb, IL.

   

Sad Brad Smith to release Sweet Dreams

Sad Brad Smith (aka Bradley Grant Smith) is returning this Friday, August 2nd with a new album, his first since 2014, called Sweet Dreams. Smith has released two singles from the stripped down acoustic affair, “The Citizen” and “Citizen Two”.

Both tracks demonstrate Smith’s ability to tell a story with words while setting the tone with his guitar.