Welcome to our thirteenth installment featuring CMJ’s OurStage Staff Picks from the CMJ Relay Blog. CMJ is well known for their industry leading New Music Report magazine, which contains music reviews, artist news and interviews with the best artists being played on college radio.
Capturing the essence of the spring season, “Flowerdrops” is an aesthetic movement, opening with aquatic noises and washed-out drums and culminating with warm synthesizers and airy atmospherics.
RIYL: Album Leaf, Eluvium, Explosions In The Sky
“Some Things Burn”
These heavy-hitting rockers from Wichita, Kansas dole out skull splitting riffs while lead singer Chris Schlichting serves listeners with searing vocals (pun intended).
RIYL: Bullet For My Valentine, Atreyu, Avenged Sevenfold
Hip Hop Channel
Young Fame proves his namesake should be true with “Callin’ Shots.” This young rapper is reminiscent of radio friendly ‘hop that doesn’t need samples to be infectiously chant- worthy.
RIYL: Lupe Fiasco, Jim Jones, Young Jeezy