The Best New Music. Each Month. Podcast.
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The year is in full swing as we head into the heavier months of new music. April was headlined by the news of Kendrick's album announcement as well as fantastic projects from Denzel Curry and Fontaines D.C. This episode of the podcast we run through all the great releases we saw in April 2022, many of which will make an impact on the year end countdown. We kicked this episode off with a call in from Rum Jungle who introduce a single off their upcoming EP. We then peak into the amazing debut album of Beau Diako and his track with Emilia Ali. Bamily then joins the podcast and picks up the pace with 2 new songs, telling us there is much more to come this year. We then head back to New Zealand and Lunar Intruder, who called in to talk about a song they made about getting kicked out of their flat. Martha Eve follows them up to tell us about her first song ever released this past month. After that we mesh genre as Ex-poets call in to introduce their collaboration with Mr. Muthafuckin eXquire. We then throw it over to Mylar, who discuss their song about self reflection and identity before we are played out by the Filipino band Paper Satellites. Great month of music in April with a lot to look forward to in May. Talk again in 30 days :)
First quarterly update of the year! March gave us some quality singles from significant bands, with new songs from Arcade Fire, Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Black Keys, The Smile (Thom Yorke), Florence + The Machine and Jack White (feat. Q-tip) to name a few. This month we run down the top 20 albums of the year so far, as well as feature some great artists who released new music for us in March. We start the episode with the new synth-based track by Swedish trio ViVii. That is followed by the polished sound of new artist Milo Clare, who is gearing up for a break-out year. Kajo then called in to talk about his fantastic debut album that came out in March. We then slow the tempo with Moon Panda, whose new album landed in our Q1 countdown. System Exclusive then enters the podcast with their 80's thump to tell us about their debut album, before Emma Elisabeth steals the show with a great track off her new album. We then round out the episode with the versatile sound of Early Eyes into the dreamy guitar-driven wave of Deserta. Looking forward to the chaos that is Q2 :)
Month two of 2022 is behind us as we head into the last month of Q1. New music releases tend to ramp up in the month of February and this year was no different. We had some of the best album releases of the year this month, which we will review in next month's Q1 update. In this month's episode we hear from Becca Hannah, who is coming off some very impressive singles. Foreign Air called in to tell us about the lead single from their new EP. GOSTO calls in from Amsterdam to tell us about his new song. 20 plus year veteran in the music industry, Trentemöller, took the time to call in and tell us about his new song and new approach to his music. DöDSDISKO dropped a line to us "humans" to tell us about the lead song from their new project and Day & Dream tell us about a song of their fantastic new album. We also check out new songs from Mild Orange & PROM, who both released some my favorite albums of the year so far, as well as a fun new single from Arden Jones. Excited to see what March brings us to round out Q1.
Welcome to year 4 of The Dot Podcast. After a big comeback year in the industry we head into 2022 ready to see a full year that resembles the "before times". Live shows are in full swing and January paced well with a full slate of releases. We start this episode with a favorite, Sun June, who released the expanded version of their album this month. We then head to the afro-fusion sound of Hermez, who called in to tell us about his new single. Maria from MAITA took the time to phone in to tell us about their EP that was released earlier this month, before we check in on a song from the fantastic new album delivered by Palace. Quinn Christopherson introduces his new song off his debut EP and we head over to Ireland where Gareth Dunlap tells us about the inspiration behind his brand new song. We stay in Ireland with the punk-rock sound of Sprints before we hear from indie-electronic duo Luna Pines, who tells us about their dreamy new track. We round out the first episode of the year with the deep house thump of Tinlicker. Cheers to another great year :)
114 artists features over the past 12 months... this episodes caps off a special year of the podcast. We have reached through almost every genre as well as over 30 countries the past 3 years and I cannot wait to see where the podcast takes us in 2022. This episode features a number of very talented musicians. We start with Geographer, an artists I have been a fan of for a number of years now. He called in to tell us about the lead single from his brand new album. We then head straight into a pub from overseas where Will from Will and the People tells us about their new song Do The Right Thing. From there we head into the guitar driven world of Laura Lee and The Jettes. Esme Emerson then slows the pace for us a bit as they call in to tell us about their first ever single on streaming services. B00sted follows up with a call in to introduce his new song Broke My Heart along with KNOWN. From there we check in with Kurtis Wells who released his debut EP this past month. We are then played out by the comforting sound of Cruza. This episode also featured the final Top 20 Albums of the year countdown., Stayed tuned for the Top 300 Songs of the year in January. Dropping 10 per day January 1st - 30th.
One month remains in 2021 and album of the year lists are beginning to roll out. However, new music continues to come out and we spend this months episode focusing on some artists who provided great new music for us this month. The episode begins with the hip-hop fusion of Little People as they bring us into the holiday season with a crisp sax solo to cap off their featured song. We then welcome Motrik to the podcast to dissect their new song before throwing over to Pip Blom who tells us about one of their favorite tracks to perform. We then go to one of the best electronic songs of the year from Overmono before hearing the alternative R&B from young artist aboynamedblu. Hip-hop collective seeyousoon shows us the energy they bring on their sophmore album, while alternative band Foxx Bodies describes how they've behaved recently in their new song. We cap the episode with the euphoric sound of Godford as a new album is a few days away. Happy Holidays :)
Impressive debuts was the theme of October 2021 as we connect with a number of artists who hit the ground running this month. Royel Otis spoke with us about their much anticipated debut EP as they return to the podcast for their second feature. Ivana & Robbie from Micra called in from Australia to shed light on a single from their upcoming debut EP. We check out tracks from both avant-rnb artist boylife's debut album and the eclectic sound of W. H Lung's sophomore album. We rounded out the episode with the unique style of The Hellp's music, featuring two tracks from their debut EP and finished with Acey from Go Fever and the opening track from their new album Velvet Fist. Only two more episodes left in year three of The Dot!
The year of 2021 is 75% complete as we go through the Q3 update on The Dot. We begin the episode with Tora, a band that dates back to earliest episodes of the podcast. We countdown the updated top 20 albums of the year so far as we prepare for the final three months of the year. We feature a song of Indigo De Souza's impressive sophomore album and then peek into the upbeat sounds of R.Y.F. The smooth vocals of Park RD carry us through the album countdown and into the dutch band Foxlane. Cheap Teeth shows us exactly why we need more punk rock on this podcast and then Bleach Lab mellows us out with Jenna's dreamy vocals. We also featured songs from Paceshifters and Lombardy.
Live music is officially back and The August 2021 episode of The Dot Podcast is here to prepare you for the busy month of September. We begin the episode with Luke from Coast Modern and then talk to Joey and Paul from Berry about their latest single off their upcoming album. Charles Press from Noon Garden & Girlhouse check in with fantastic new songs, while Tyler from A Great Big Pile of Leaves called in to talk about a single off their big comeback album. Nation of Language will be at Johnny Brenda's this month and frontman Ian dialed in to introduce a song off their upcoming album. Namaka tells about their upcoming EP followed by Peach Baby with a track off their EP that was released this past month. We finish the episode with Andrew Belle who is coming off a great new album and joined us to break down the lead single from that album. Get out and buy tickets to all these upcoming shows.
On the July 2021 edition of The Dot we navigate through one of the busiest months of new music we have seen this year. We entered July on the heels of new albums from Tyler, The Creator & Modest Mouse and the momentum continued throughout the month. On this episode we spoke to Marny & Boone from Cop Kid about their new EP and creating music in northern Utah. We also had Bas from My Blue Van call into the podcast to introduce a track off his newest project. Robert from Burght joined us to talk about a song his bandmates dug up from the past, while Golden gave us some motivational words. Graham from Drawing Room breaks down how autobiographical his new track is and your next favorite indie singer-songwriter Olivia Kaplan called in to talk to us about her debut album. We also featured music from Gril K, ISLAND, Krooked Kings & Leisure
On the June 2021 edition of The Dot we go through the Q2 update with an (almost) entirely new Top 10 albums of the year. Where does Olivia Rodrigo's album land after shattering records with her album this past month? With new albums from 2 of the best producers (Rostam & Fred Again..), which took over the top spot for album of the year so far? We brought on Joey from Sipper and featured a handful of his tracks. Erez called in to talk about the political and dance(y) influence of her new single and Veps called in to talk about a track off of their debut EP. We also welcomed John Errol to the podcast and featured music from Woom, Janie Isaac, Ridgeway and the new track from Dugong Jr. & Blush'ko.
On the May 2021 edition of The Dot podcast the theme of the month was (yet again) attempting to cover a month where a ridiculous amount of new music was released. We got the opportunity to chat with Diamond Thug on the episode, who dialed in all the way from South Africa to talk about the new cover they released this past month. BB Sway also took the time to talk to us about growing up in Hong Kong and how it influenced the single she shared with us this past month. It was a very busy month of new music and we went through all the releases from last year and this year to see how May 2021 stacked up. This episode also feature great new music from Sweatson Klank, binki, fanclubwallet, Lionel Boy, James Quick, POOLS & TOR.
On the April 2021 edition of The Dot we dive into some bands that may have been overlooked in this busy month of music. Unfortunately Paul McCartney didn't have time to call in to discuss his new album, but he assured me he will come on when he releases his next album. We did get to chat with Josiah from Ladada and 3/4ths of Lapeche about their new album. We had iogi call in from Isreal to let us into his though process with his new song, while Argonaut & Wasp and Hongza took the time to call in and introduce the singles they released this past month. We also featured music from Gilligan Moss, Ratboys, Saint Jude & Interplanetary Criminal.
It's happening. All the quarantine music is starting to come out and March may have been the most active month of new music we have seen in over a year. On the podcast this month we do a Q1 update on what has happened in music this year and I released the top 10 albums of year so far. We were able to have Rafa from Two Lanes call in as well as Max & Sam from Oya Paya. We also featured new music from Ron Gallo, Oliver Malcolm, Jelani Aryeh, Dezza, Petey & Miya Folick, Frank Leone & Teardrop Estates, Coral & Stehreo. Exciting stuff ahead of us this year!
Short month, but a ton of new music. The industry took a hit with the passing of SOPHIE followed by the official break-up of Daft Punk. At least we get to look forward to seeing how out of touch the Grammy's are for yet another year. On the bright side, we were able to feature some really talented bands on the podcast this month. Laura from Sun June joined us to talk about the band's new album, while Melby and Go Fishing! were able to take some time to call in and introduce their new songs. We also featured music from C. James, Indii G. , ISLAND, Sow Corpse, Kennen & Luna Shadows. Another solid month of new music :)
It's 2021 and life is still weird, but music remains unfazed. We were joined on the podcast this month by LA punk rock trio Cheekface, Finnish indie rock band Neøv as well as Hyde & Gonzo from the northeast. We also featured new songs from Lo Village, Small Black, sipper and Drove. Great music to kick off the year. CLICK HERE TO GO TO EPISODE
Well we've done it... the end of 2020. Crazy crazy but what was the takeaway in 2020 when it came to the music industry? Women in music? Fight the system? Return of disco? listen to find out. This month we feature Skinshape, Royel Otis, Ed The Dog, GRANDMA, Isla Den, spill tab, Mako, C'est Karma, Talkboy and Mikey Mike. CLICK HERE TO GO TO EPISODE
Six! Six, interviews this episode as we head into the last month of 2020. This episode features interviews with Habe, Tiny Deaths, Babe Club, Vlad Holiday, Bleach Lab and j. pastel. All of which released great new music in November 2020. They all discuss their new songs with us, among other things. Even with all the distractions this month brought, we still had a great month of music
We had guests this episode, the guys from Private Island and Ralph Castelli joined the podcast and introduced their new songs this month. This will be remembered as the month of Dogface, while The Gorillaz final release their new project (season 1). Tons of great new music and a lot to look forward to next month. This episode we feature Private Island, Ralph Castelli, Ela Minus, Mallrat, Petey, Xavier Omär, Tempesst, Maxband, Bartees Strange (AOM) and Bicep
This month was packed.... it hurt my face, but we got some great releases. Sufjan makes a bid for AOY while Sylvan Esso proves their versatility. Charlamagne and Joe Budden do weird shit with their dogs and Bob Marely's grandson tops the Top 25 (+5) this month. HOTBED released a great single and rumor has it there is more coming VERY soon. Our Artist of the Month Blue Hawaii brings the deep house this month while Vibe World Order showed us they are talented enough to be the next east coast rap group. We also featured Raf Rundell, Hannah Georgas, Tobias Dray, Matt Ryder, Terno Rei, The Blue Stones, Brandon Jack & The Artifacts and Model Man (again).
Aaaaaand the summer is over. August 2020 was another great month of new music. This episode we dive into the numbers of who has had a better musical career so far between Lil Wayne vs. Drake. There was no reason to do this, but it has now been done. Props to Meg Thee Stallion for not rolling on Tory Lanez and f**k Tory Lanez for shooting Meg Thee Stallion. This episode we listen to BabyJake (Artist of The Month), Fika & Fabich, J. Hutton, TSHA, Baseball Game, RoRo, Jordana, Madeline Kenney, Raphael Futura (feat. NomBe) and Wyldest.
Best music month of 2020 hands down. Albums from Haim, Khruangbin, Logic, My Morning Jacket, The Beths, Cassian, DMA's and many more. We also saw some amazing singles this month. It looks like the music industry is ready to finally take off in 2020. This episode we listen to Four Color Zack, Dehd, Falle Nioke, St. South, tobi lou, Asking For a Friend, Howling, Jada G, Niterunner & Two Lanes
I pre-ed, June was definitely the craziest month of 2020.... half way there... ha. Came out of June 2020 inspired by what I saw on the streets. It feels like real change is taking place and it is quite impressive :) This episode we featured Westerman, our Artist of The Month after releasing an amazing album early in the month, Sault with the best current event song out of the most divisive month I have ever lived in, Senior Loop makes Dot history as the first non-english song I have ever featured, Dua Saleh with some BARS, criminally underrated Emmett Kai, Spacey Jane with lowkey one of the most solid albums I have heard this year, LA Priest with his wild vocals and we finished with Sonney Fodera & Carnage's remix of Drake's track Chicago Freestyle (praying I can get approval for this). Thanks for listening. Get out and vote.
Craziest month of 2020. RIP George Floyd. RIP Ahmaud Arbery. RIP Breonna Taylor. RIP Eric Garner. My heart goes out to anyone affected by police brutality. This has to stop. We have to get bunker boy out ASAP.... Full transparency... I finished this episode early in the last week of May and planned to release it on June 1st.... but then a horrible thing led to a beautiful movement that deserved everyones undivided attention. Here is the episode. Get out and vote.
45 MINUTE EPISODE HOLY SHIT WHY WOULD ANYONE HAVE TIME FOR THIS. Month two of loneliness. It's been so long. This episode we try to relax with Jeffery Silverstein and take a look at the female take over highlighting two styles that have become popular. Fred Durst almost gets killed by Ed Van Halen... then Ed Van Halen almost joined Limp Bizkit...? This month we feature Lennon Stella, Ellis, Jelani Aryeh, Peach Pit (AOM), J. Hutton, Bronze Whale & Poles, Ela Minus, Nick Leng, Lime Cordiale, Blu DeTiger, Deeper, Moses and Shallou.
STAY INSIDE: The Quarantine episode. All Festivals canceled or postponed, every band does a livestream, full video of Kanye and Taylor Swift released, Bandcamp fundraisers (not spotify doe). This episode we check out new music from our Artist of The Month Chiiild, Yumi Zouma, Caroline Rose, TOKiMONSTA, The Marías, Holly Humbertsone will win a Grammy, Black Pool, Mo Lowda & The Humble & Deal Casino.
TAME ALBUM, Grimes once again proves as a dominant figure in the industry. Stokes singles!! Ozzy drops a solo, Gorillaz release new singles, Slowthai had a huge yikes at the NME awards, Avalanches new music and just like that we are two months deep into 2020. This month we peep DRAMA (AOM), Gengahr, Paper Idol, ROKKY, Sad Penny, Cheerleader, Shopping, Emmett Kai & Lou King.
2020 is here and sadly Mac Miller is not here with us. Surprise Eminem album, stacked Coachella lineup and another great January for music. On the first episode of the year we check out Bad Sounds, St. South, underscores, Khushi, Rosie Tucker, Porridge Radio, Inhaler, Lola Marsh and Model Man. See the Top 25 (+5) songs of January 2020 to see all the great new releases.
First full year of The Dot complete. Best Tame single, new MGMT, Harry fucking Styles, Leon Bridges & Khruangbin's first song off their upcoming EP. John Frusciante back with RHCP, Radiohead puts all their music up on YouTube, Jay-Z official FAILS, Chance cancels tour, Chella, shut up Nick Cannon, Noname doesn't like preforming to white people...CONTINUE READING
Grammy Nominations, Anderson .paak & Goldlink beef, Drake gets boo'd off stage, Colplay double album, new music from Paul McCartney, Gang Starr and new music from the Weeknd. This episode features new songs from Mild Minds, Mr. Carmack (feat. Rexx Life Raj), Pink Skies, Dayglow, Luke Lalonde, M. T. Hadley, Yoke Lore, Corey Wells and Ruby Waters (AOM)
FRANK OCEAN, Zedd gets banned from China, Eminem and the secret service, Rage Against The Machine headlining Coachella, My Chemical Romance Reunion. This episode we check out new music from Tourist, Berhana, Jacques Greene, HalfNoise, Tino Drima, White Reaper, R Plus & Dido, Gabriel Black, Illiterate Light and Mondo Cozmo
Tool releases their first album in 13 years, new Strokes announcement, Nirvana Unplugged reunion, and much more. On this episode of the Dot, we listen to Charley Crockett, Ollie Chanin, Bakar, Briston Maroney, Michigander, Slenderbodies, Long Beard, The Canvas People, Operator Music Band and Moon Boots
August is a sneaky month for new music. Some notable albums turn ten years old this month, including Humbug by Arctic Monkeys and The XX's self titled album. On this episode of the Dot, we dive into artists like Gus Dapperton, Char, and Artist of the Month...CONTINUE READING
July beholds brand new artists, a lot of them being from either London or Australia, as a matter of fact. Along with great mainstream albums dropping, we get a nice variety of indie featuring Palace who is Artist of the Month, Sonny Fodera, Gemini Rising, and more...CONTINUE READING
As we are all probably aware, June is always a huge month in music. This being said, artist of the month goes to Chinatown Slalom, a new indie-alternative-electro-house group from Liverpool. We also get into Dori Valentine, Marlon Craft, Shishi, Houses, and more....CONTINUE READING
April Showers brings May flowers, not to mention Crooked Colours who is artist of the month this time around. May also brings new music from artists like Ona, Alaskalaska, Santi, and Duckwrth....CONTINUE READING
The month of April features artists like Wilder Woods, Diamond Thug, Men I Trust, Maybird, and more. Fontaines D.C. takes artist of the month this time, bringing punk vibes like the Ramones....CONTINUE READING
In March we get into Mansionair, Black Pumas, Van Common, and Stella Donnelly, just to name a few. The artist of the month award goes to Nick Waterhouse who is confidently bringing back the same music the 1950's had to offer...CONTINUE READING
February offers new tunes from Sun Drug, Grandson, Machineheart, Sun Silva, and more. February's artist of the month goes to AJ Tracey, a British rapper who could possibly end up being artist of the year....CONTINUE READING