LOS ANGELES, CA- As the “music editor” of Blurred Culture, I get thousands of emails a month from artists, artist’s publicists, friends of artist’s publicists, etc. pitching me to listen to new music, and believe it or not, I listen to everything … ok … almost everything. There’s a lot of good and interesting music out there, but there’s only so much time in the day, and with my day job, I just can’t get to everything.

That being said, I figured that I’d share with you my Spotify playlist to let you know some of the “new” music that’s recently creeped up into my DMs and inbox. I’ve been rotating 50 tracks in and out of the list, and going forward, I’ll share the playlist whenever I’ve rotated and replaced a new set of 10 songs.

If you’re a one-genre type of person, you’re not going to like this playlist. If

Of the current list of 50 songs, there are a handful of songs that I’ve been rewinding for multiple listens.


  • Jade Bird‘s “Uh Huh”. This brit gets a bit saucy and rowdy with this cut and I like it. She starts another headline tour of the US on August 31st. I can’t recommend her enough.
  • Kim Petras’ “Heart To Break”. If you love sweet pop confections, you’re going to love this track.
  • Shame’s “Concrete”. I missed this band while I was at SXSW. I missed this band when they were in LA. I fucking missed this band, and all I can do now is just rage out to their music at my desk until they decide to head back to the states for another round.
  • Blue October‘s “How to Dance In Time”. God damn. Justin Furstenfeld knows how pull on heartstrings. This song has got a bit of a retro vibe to it, and it’s lyrics will get your tear ducts activated stat. “I should’ve been a better man, but a should’ve could’ve would’ve, Isn’t what a better man would do.” I mean c’mon … give me a second, I got something in my eye.
  • Same Girl’s “Domino” I’m a sucker for catchy bass lines, and the opening bass guitar lick hooked me instantly. I don’t know too much about this bay-area based band, but the energy and intensity of this track is just too irresistible for me to resist.
  • Dream Wife‘s “Heartbreaker”. Okay … this isn’t a new song. In fact, I heard it back in 2017 when I caught Dream Wife at SXSW … BUT … I found out that they will be back in the U.S. touring starting September 24th. I put this track in my playlist to remind me that they kick ass and that I need to catch them when they play Los Angeles on October 10th.
  • Chelsea Jade’s “Life Of The Party”. Chelsea Jade’s debut album was released late last month. Even though this song was release back in 2017, this is still my favorite song of hers. It’s a breezy pop gem, that I can’t get enough of. She doesn’t have any upcoming tour dates, but if she performs in your neck of the woods, I highly suggest checking her out. The last time I saw her perform, it was a polished performance that had me wanting more.
  • Ezra Furman’s “Suck The Blood From My  Wound”. This is the first track of Ezra’s latest album “Transangelic Exodus”. It’s kinda got a fun MGMT arrangement, but when it’s contrasted to Ezra’s growling vocals singing rebellious lyrics, it’s rage masked in a carnival and I absolutely love it.
  •  Mothers’ “Pink”.  I don’t know why I love this song so much. It’s melody and arrangement is monotone and repetitive … but it’s so fucking hypnotic. And the lyrics … which I’m still trying to unravel … is poetic. It’s a poem set to music. It’s damn pretty beautiful.