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Dark electro-soul artist, LEA, plays Footlight 4.12, premieres new video

This month, LEA (FKA Lea Cappelli)---a NYC-based artist crafting synth-pop with a sultry, dark and soulful twist--droppeda new video (see below) for a song titled “Such A Lovely Thing”. The video combines her smokey, low-register vocals and artfully minimalistic instrumentation, with gorgeous black and white visuals and movement that are meant to conjure responses to the ideals of, as the artist puts it, “femininity and fortitude,” and gender fluidity — major themes of the track. “Such a Lovely Thing,” however remains only a first taste of what’s to come: LEA is gearing up to drop her EP "Fever Dream" some time in the coming months. If you're looking to hear more from the artist be sure to check out her set on April 12th at Footlight as she performs alongside Smoke & Sugar, Hippiehaus and Laney Lynx. - Olivia Sisinni

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Elle Winston plays National Sawdust's The Revolution Vol. 14 with LUECK on April 22

On Saturday, April 22nd, NYC soul singer Elle Winston will perform at National Sawdust in Brooklyn as a part of the emerging performance series The Revolution. This show is sponsored by The Deli NYC. The series highlights "Brooklyn & Harlem based artists and musicians that not only represent the core of independent pop culture in 2017 but who currently stand in the breeding ground of evolution within their genre." Emerging singer songwriter (and film maker) LUECK will be opening a bill that will be headlined by Los Angeles' talented guitarist/songwriter Emily Elbert. - Geena Kloeppel

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In debut Single “Home,” Nick Brenock searches for his own sound

Nick Brenock spent the last five years in New York playing guitar in various projects. “Home” (streaming below) is his debut solo single, an introduction to the singer-songwriter’s entrancing indie-soul sound. Brenock’s guitar-playing is a highlight on the track, capturing an air of nostalgia in delicate hooks and shimmery chords. “I don’t wanna go your way / if it means I’m leaving home” he sings quietly, emotion floating just beneath the surface. Stay tuned for his EP, which will be released in the coming months. - Geena Kloeppel

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New Elegant Animals EP Available for Streaming & Download

Elegant Animals has just released another new EP Warm Blood Pt. 2. The record seamlessly ties together electro R&B and soul. While coasting on buoyant, pillowy grooves, the songs allude to an air of danger. “Amateur Video,” with its smooth, seductive, simmering, bedroom funk, feels like a nod to the late, great Prince. Finally, album closer, “Saved,” surveys in a streetwalking, soulful nostalgia. Make it the soundtrack to your stroll or ride through Philly this beautiful weekend.

Experimental soul? Juliana Huxtable at BK Bazaar on 03.25

Juliana Huxtable will bring her manic electronica to Brooklyn Bazaar on Saturday March 25. The DJ, producer, performer and model has long been a favorite of the NYC art scene, and her music mirrors the dynamic, wild, and multi-faceted persona radiating from the artist. Huxtable's latest release, "DISCOWOMAN MIX: SCHIZOANALYSIS," is a monster track that manages to effortlessly fold in spoken word and gossamer, echoed vocals with stomping, high-energy beats and angular synths over the course of its hour run time. Take a listen to the mix streaming below, and make sure you catch her set this Saturday. - Olivia Sisinni

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