“Can I Kick It?” by ATCQ

Can you believe that it has been 25 years since A Tribe Called Quest released their debut album? People’s Instinctive Travels and the Paths of Rhythm was recently reissued to celebrate the group’s anniversary and all four members came together for the first time in 15 years to give us a live rendition backed by The Roots on The Tonight Show! ATCQ is certainly one of the most influential Hip Hop groups of our era. Can they kick it, yes they can!

“Heathering” by Your Friend

After releasing her debut EP last year, Taryn Miller, aka Your Friend, is back prepping the release of her debut full-length, titled Gumption, which is set for release on January 29th through Domino. We’re stoked to share Your Friend as this week’s Music Monday feature. Check out her brooding, elegantly haunted single, Heathering!

“MUCH” by Busdriver

This week we’re featuring innovative Los Angeles MC, Busdriver! With a choppy rap style and dense writing that are rounded out by an outlandish personality, hip hop fans will be pleased to experience a re-setting of the rulebook for the genre. Check out the video for the single MUCH from the record, Thumbs!

“Melatonin” by Phoria

It’s always fun to switch gears a bit with our Music Mondays when the seasons change and the sun disappears earlier in the day. British band, Phoria, make the perfect kind of music for this yearly transition — a dark, sonic landscape that would thrill any fan of artists such as Radiohead and Odesza. Their beautiful new single Melatonin sets the bar for a debut album that should definitely meet the hype when it sees its release next year. Check it out!

“Something To Believe In” by Tall Tales and the Silver Lining

This week’s Music Monday artist, Tall Tales and the Silver Lining, is a Los Angeles-based band led by songwriter Trevor Beld Jimenez. Growing up on the sounds of ‘70s AM radio, along with L.A. classics like Jackson Browne, Joni Mitchell, and Neil Young & Crazy Horse, Trevor’s songs incorporate a classic songwriting style with simple, hook-heavy arrangements and thoughtful production. Though their most recent album, Tightropes, has been out for some time now, a new EP drops October 30th featuring unreleased tracks from the same sessions. Check out the feel-good video for Something To Believe In!

“Steady Waves” by Cross Record

Making a record is hard for most bands. Now try staying focused when you spend 60-hour workweeks split between restaurants, supermarkets, and nannying. What some might consider a major energy drain or distraction, Texas-duo, Cross Record has channeled into an awesome collection of songs that can be loud, stirring and unsettling, but also quietly still and serene. Recorded throughout 2014 and 2015, their second album, Wabi-Sabi is out January 29th via Ba Da Bing Records. Check out their lead single Steady Waves!

“Desire” by Dilly Dally

What can we say about this week’s Music Monday artist, Dilly Dally? It’s pure and simple 90’s-ish nostalgia in the best way possible. Check out the recently released video for the song Desire off their debut album, Sore!