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New Music Friday Chapter 28

Sep 4, 2020

By ALICE

NYC-native, Rebounder (Dylan Chenfeld) just dropped his latest single “Night Sports” with an accompanying video. On the vibrant and anthemic track filled with textured nostalgic guitar riffs and effortless lush vocals, the singer/songwriter and producer shares his love for adventures and new experiences. “My brother Noah and I wrote and produced this song before social distancing was a thing, at the time we were going out too much that it was starting to seem like a problem, or maybe a sport” says Rebounder of the track. The all-star video features back to back clips of him and his friends including Jesse Rutherford, Chris Black, Maggie Rogers, Rachel Sennot, Cautious Clay, Silver Sphere, Yoshi Flower and more enjoying iconic nights out in the big apple.

Rebounder is the project of New York City native producer and writer Dylan Chenfeld. His live band includes his brother Noah Chenfeld, guitarist, Cobey Arner and drummer, Zack Kantor. Since forming in 2018, Rebounder has forged his singular sound by drawing inspiration from his surroundings growing up Manhattan. The up-and-coming artist debuted with his cynical yet delightful track, “Japanese Posters” which went on to amass nearly 800 thousand streams on Spotify and garner recognition from the likes of DIY Mag, NME, Cool Hunting and more. In 2019 he continued to share music with his growing fan base including “Meet Me at the Bar” and “Swim Zone,” which led to massive praise from Lyrical Lemonade, “he has the voice of an angel & it just seems to melt in perfect harmony with every instrumental he gets on” and more recently “Slow Angel.” He also teamed up with rising Chicago producer, Billy Lemos for a remix of his laidback track “Lovers”. Additionally, he has gone on to take the stage opening for the likes of The Neighbourhood, Dayglow, Cautious Clay, Marc Rebillet, Noah Kahan, and Nasty Cherry.

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Featuring frontmen Miles Kane (The Last Shadow Puppets) and Nic Cester (Jet), guitarists Graham Coxon (Blur) and Jamie DavisMatt Bellamy (Muse) on bass and drummer Sean Payne (The Zutons), The Jaded Hearts Club are an all-star collective who play raucous rock ‘n’ roll for the sheer fun of it. The band today share their brand new single “Love’s Gone Bad” ahead of their debut album You’ve Always Been Here, which will be out on BMG on October 2nd. “Love’s Gone Bad” is the latest product of The Jaded Hearts Club’s crate-digging mission to put a new spin on lost classics from the world of Northern Soul and Motown. The song was originally released by Chris Clark in 1966 on Motown subsidiary label V.I.P. Records, shortly before The Underdogs reinvented it as a scrappy garage-rock track. The latter’s version’s cult status grew in stature when it was included on Lenny Kaye’s influential ‘Nuggets’ compilation.

In the hands of The Jaded Hearts Club, “Love’s Gone Bad” has become a raucous rush of adrenalised Northern Soul energy, topped by a swaggering, larger-than-life vocal from Miles Kane. It’s the sound of a band playing with an uninhibited passion for the music. “Love’s Gone Bad, a rare northern sole stomper that we dug from the underground. We beefed it up and gave it golden wings with matching loafers! Be prepared to dance!” says Miles Kane.

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The Goodbye Party, the project of Philadelphia-based musician Michael Cantor, has shared a video for “December Boys,” the new single from his upcoming album Beautiful MotorsFLOOD Magazine, who premiered the Ali Donohue-directed video today, is calling it “sunny and reflective.”
Of the song, Cantor says “When my partner and I started dating, she was writing a graphic novel that documented her first year in Philly. Naturally, she captured the beginning of our relationship in the book. The lyrics are a short collection of some of those pages. The song itself came together in about 20 minutes, but took another 7 years to make it onto an album.

Recorded with Kyle Gilbride of Swearin‘ at Wherever Audio, Beautiful Motors features a slew of notable Philadelphia musicians including Gilbride, Sam Cook-Parrott (Radiator Hospital)Maryn Jones (Yowler)Joey Doubek (Pinkwash, Speedy Ortiz)Emi Knight (Strawberry Runners), and pedal steel guitarist Zena Kay

Cantor’s main goal with Beautiful Motors is to create a connection with listeners by putting his usual tricks aside and creating more tangible spaces. He cites the off-the-wall metaphors of Richard Brautigan, poetry of Dylan Thomas, natural observations of Mary Oliver, and writing exercises of Lynda Barry as lyrical inspirations. Musically, Frank Ocean’s Blonde and Wilco’s Yankee Hotel Foxtrot served as main recording references: “Both of those records have strong pop songwriting, but also have a layer of decay, distortion… Things are kind of falling apart on all sides.” Cantor reimagines this corrosion through an undercurrent of tape hiss, bowed guitar strings, and other experimental sounds of brokenness.

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Jordan Suaste recently premiered the official video for his debut single “Body.” The clip finds Suaste in a pristine gallery setting where four “statues” stand on pedestals. A placard accompanies each work of art yet instead of providing insight into the artwork’s creation, the captions detail hurtful comments, inspired by experiences shared by Suaste’s fans: “They say I’m too fat. They say I’m too thin. ‘You’ll never be good enough.’” After an intrusive photographer departs, they slowly come alive – ripping off the tape and netting that binds them. As Suaste’s performance reaches a crescendo, they exult in their freedom and find inspiration to create their own works of art. With the arrival of his debut singles “Body” and “Hookup Culture,” Suaste introduced a much-needed new voice into today’s pop landscape. On the strength of those DIY-produced tracks, the 19-year-old Salt Lake City singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist rapidly amassed a global following undeniably drawn to his detailed honesty —an element that goes beyond surface-level vulnerability to reveal rarely-spoken truths about self-image and self-worth. 

Suaste has been writing songs since he was five years old. After dropping out of school at age 16, he continued working on his music, and soon started posting original songs on Instagram. As he pushed forward with his songwriting, Suaste linked up with musician/pianist Jake Ostler and Ostler’s friend Jaxon Garrick, a self-taught producer. Written by Suaste with production from Ostler and Garrick, “Hookup Culture“ was released in May 2020 and quickly drew attention for its bittersweet takedown of the toxicity in modern dating. Just two weeks later, Suaste delivered “Body” and saw his audience grow exponentially—amassing over 50,000 YouTube subscribers in just over a month and crossing 500K TikTok followers—as fans instantly adopted its message of renewed strength and resilience. Thanks to the unstoppable momentum of his first two singles, Suaste has already built a devoted fanbase who’ve come to rely on their community as a uniquely safe space—a testament to his genuine open-heartedness, as well as his commitment to total transparency.

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