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Rat Tally "Shrug"

Rat Tally (aka Addy Harris) has signed with the Richmond, VA label 6131 Records, and has released her first single with them, "Shrug".

According to Harris, "This song is about navigating romantic relationships while struggling with mental health. Sometimes we know we aren’t in the best place to start something, but it can be difficult to separate that idea from the feeling of being undeserving of love because of mental illness."

   

Astrachan "Ladakh"

Ben Astrachan of the duo Berta Bigtoe has released the first single, "Ladakh", from his forthcoming self-titled solo debut album. This jis oyful Indie Folk music that was crafted by Astrachan while studying secular nomadic music in the ancient city of Leh.

The single is accompanied by the Austin Koenigstein directed video below.

   

Splits "Vice Versa"

Heartcore quartet Splits recently released their sophomore EP, "Vice Versa". This is the first new music from the group since their 2019 debut EP, "They Let Us Go".

This is the work of Taylor Ericson (vocals), Claire Zhang (guitars), Matthew Bactat (bass), and Ethan Urborg (drums).

   

Mock Nine "LavaLamp.mp4"

Mock Nine has released their first single of the new year, a Psych Rock tinged journey called "LavaLamp.mp4". This is the group's fourth single since the released of their 2020 full-length debut, Leaving Solitude.

This is the work of Tommy Langford, Mac Campbell, Stas Gunkel, and Ben Kremer.

   

Bimi "Too Fast"

R&B artist Bimi released a series of singles in 2020, and the most recent was called "Too Fast". Last month she released a video for the single via Pink Room Studios. Bimi was born in Nigeria, but relocated to Chicago at a very young age. She has been making music for the last five years, but seems poised for something big in 2021.