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Posted on: May 20th, 2022 by founder No Comments

This week, mxmtoon released her sophomore album rising. Her music video for “frown” was also released in collaboration with Webtoon. You can watch it below and listen to rising on all streaming platforms.


Posted on: January 21st, 2022 by founder No Comments

This week, NEEDTOBREATHE released an acoustic version of “I Am Yours.” Click here to listen!


Posted on: September 10th, 2021 by founder No Comments

This week, Foy Vance released his new 13 track Album, Signs of Life. Foy will be celebrating with a live streamed concert from St. Pancras Old Church in London on September 10th. Find out more about the livestream here and listen to Signs of Life.


Posted on: July 16th, 2021 by founder No Comments

Foy Vance has just shared his latest single “If Christopher Calls” from his upcoming album Signs of Life. Be sure to pre-save the new album and listen to “If Christopher Calls” here.


Posted on: June 23rd, 2021 by founder No Comments

Samia’s 2020 debut album, The Baby, was a testament to her impressive vocal might, irresistible tunefulness and vulnerable lyricism, both clever and illuminating in equal measure. Drawing widespread acclaim from Pitchfork, Stereogum, NPR, NME, The Sunday Times, and others, the LP more than delivered following the promise of early singles like 2018’s “Django” and 2019’s “Ode to Artifice.” After emerging as one of the most exciting up-and-comers in indie rock, Samia released a companion album this past January titled The Baby Reimagined, a collection of covers and remixes featuring Bartees Strange, Anjimile, Field Medic, Palehound, former tourmate Donna Missal, and more. 

Samia spent much of 2020 in self-reflection, and she also made various life changes that left her feeling more earnest and centered. “I got back into therapy and started thinking about boundaries, I moved to Nashville, I did yoga sometimes,” she says. During this time, she wrote a handful of songs that make up Scout, a new EP that’s out everywhere now. “These were pretty much the only four songs that came naturally during this time, but I think they really mirror my emotional experience this past year,” Samia says.

While The Baby leaned more on self-deprecating humor, Scout was born out of a need to “honor feeling secure in what [she] had to say.” Lead track “As You Are” revels in the preciousness of unconditional love (“When somebody loves you / They take you as you are,” she belts in the chorus) and floats delicately with graceful vocals and steady percussion. Staticky guitar number “Show Up” is an acknowledgment of personal growth, and its unwavering desire for wholesome joy really tugs at the heartstrings (“Nothing could ever stop / my ass from showing up / to sing another song for the people I love”). The EP is packed with reverence for life’s ups and downs, but more than anything, it’s an ode to loved ones.

The compassionate glow of this EP partially stems from her new Nashville surroundings, as well as her recent experiences “feeling genuinely loved, making new friends, and holding onto old friendships.” There’s a palpable intimacy to these recordings, whether it’s the voicemail murmurs of “As You Are,” the heart-on-your-sleeve lyrics or the piano twinkles throughout. It’s reminiscent of that reassuring exhale in the mirror after an imperfect yet fulfilling day. As Samia puts it, Scout isThe Baby‘s slightly older sister letting her know that everything is gonna be alright.”

The EP title is a nickname of Samia’s, and it’s a fitting nod to the record’s benevolence. “My partner calls me Scout,” she explains. “It’s just a word that implies bravery to me. I always picture a little girl with a sash and badges basking in her autonomy selling Samoas.” Whether you’re a girl scout trying to gain confidence or an adult who needs reminders of our inability to make everyone happy (“Elephant”) or the untold power of being there for someone (“The Promise”), this EP is an unashamed loving nudge.


Posted on: January 27th, 2021 by founder No Comments

Laufey (pronounced lāy-vāy) is a 24-year-old, Los Angeles-based singer, composer, producer and multi-instrumentalist whose jazz songs are about young love and self-discovery. Raised between Reykjavík and Washington, D.C. with annual visits to Beijing, the Icelandic-Chinese artist grew up playing cello as well as piano and became hooked on the jazz standards of Ella Fitzgerald after digging through her father’s record collection.

In 2020, while still a student at Berklee College of Music, Laufey released her debut single “Street by Street,” which went on to top the Icelandic radio charts. Following the release of her 2021 Typical of Me EP, Laufey was named Best New Artist in Jazz and Blues at the Icelandic Music Awards and hosted her own show on BBC Radio 3/BBC Sounds. Her debut full-length Everything I Know About Love, debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Alternative New Artist Album chart, and the lead single “Valentine” peaked at #1 on the Spotify Jazz Chart. In 2022 Laufey was the most streamed jazz artist on Spotify, with 425 million streams across all platforms.


Posted on: January 8th, 2021 by founder No Comments

To welcome the new year, Wilder Woods released his song “sink our love now (work tape).” This is the first of a series of intimate songs written and produced by the artist from his home studio, as well as his first song released independently in 20 years. Stream “sink our love now (work tape)” here.


Posted on: October 30th, 2020 by founder No Comments

This week, Miloe shared his new EP, Greenhouse, under Foundations’ things we like records. Stream or download the EP here.

NEEDTOBREATHE shares 7th studio album ‘Out of Body’

Posted on: August 28th, 2020 by founder No Comments

Today NEEDTOBREATHE released their 7th studio album, Out of Body. The band is welcoming the album with “Celebrating Out of Body,” an immersive HD concert experience where they’ll play songs from the album live for the first time.

Stream or download the album in full here and catch “Celebrating Out of Body” on demand here! Watch their latest music video for “Who Am I” below or click here for all other visuals from the album.

Point of Origin with Sameer Gadhia is launched in partnership with Alt Nation & Pandora

Posted on: August 21st, 2020 by founder No Comments

This week, Young the Giant frontman Sameer Gadhia launched “Point Of Origin,” a spotlight feature highlighting hand-picked, culturally-diverse, musical discoveries in the alternative space and in partnership with Alt Nation and Pandora. To listen and learn more, click here.