Versatile Vocalist and Musician STA FRUiT

Tracy Samantha Johnson, who used to be known by the stage name “Temptatious”, but is now called by her fans STA FRUIT was born on the beautiful nature island Dominica on October 17, 1988. STA FRUIT began showing interest in singing at the early age three. STA FRUIT is very versatile and is able to […]

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Ranking the Year in Aughts Nostalgia, From LCD Soundsystem to the Shins

This year, Lizzy Goodman chronicled the 2000s indie rock revival in her excellent book Meet Me in the Bathroom: Rebirth and Rock and Roll in New York City 2001-2011. For many older millennials, it memorialized our youth — and made us feel old. In 2017, some aughts mainstays made triumphant comebacks; others, not so much. […]

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Lemuria Drop Surprise Album 'Recreational Hate,' Their First in Four Years

Ultra-keen Lemuria fans have a holiday surprise on the way to their mailboxes: the band’s brand new LP, Recreational Hate.   Earlier this year, the band began selling pre-orders to three different “secret LP” ferings. The first turned out to be the band’s demo CD-R, pressed onto one side vinyl. The second was a seven-inch […]

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The Balconies Are Calling It Quits

The Balconies have been a staple in Canadian indie rock for a decade now, but the duo Jacquie Neville and Liam Jaeger are getting ready to call it a day.   The band will play their final shows in their hometowns Toronto and Ottawa, on February 1 and 3, respectively. Tickets for the farewell performances […]

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​Lucy Dacus Announces Sophomore LP 'Historian'

Lucy Dacus impressed with her 2016 debut No Burden, and now the Richmond, VA-born indie rocker has revealed plans for the follow-up. Historian is set for release on March 2 through Matador Records.   According to a press release, the 10-track album hears Dacus grappling with life’s big questions — both the “life-or-death reckonings” and […]

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Here's Exclaim!'s Top 10 Canadian Music Videos of the Year Best of 2017

Canadian artists delivered another batch impressive music videos this year, courtesy everyone from chart-topping R&B singers to indie rock darlings. We here at Exclaim! have spent the better part 2017 staring at computer screens, weeding through the wealth video content to pick out the best and brightest ferings the year — and the results are […]

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Danny Brown and Mount Eerie's Phil Elverum Had a Really Nice Twitter Moment Together

We’re ficially deep into year-end times in the music world, where most people split hairs over the rankings the same few albums they’ve deemed the best the year. There are a few frontrunners that continue to pop up on everyone’s lists this year, but rapper Danny Brown has picked a clear frontrunner. On Twitter, the outspoken […]

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Independent Music Awards: Will I have your vote?

Fans can help Bia become an IMA Nominee by going to: https://fans.independentmusicawards.com/ar…/bia-da-f-s-sh-s/ and supporting this artist’s eligible projects. There they can also discover new self-released and indie label projects from established artists and risings stars from around the world.

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Guided By Voices Announce New Album 'Space Gun'

Once again, indie-rock lifers Guided By Voices are hitting up their faithful with a new album. This one will be arriving next year under the title Space Gun. The LP comes in the wake two 2017 GBV albums: August By Cake and How Do You Spell Heaven. Believe it or not, the former marked frontman […]

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Jumpin Juma blends ambient sounds with metalcore to create unique new genre

DETROIT, MI – To say that Juma Muqaribu’s life has been tumultuous is a bit an understatement. His parents split soon after he was born, and he and his mother moved around a lot. His father died when he was 8, and his step father – Joseph Likowski – became a hug influence in his […]

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