This Sound Nation Category: new music

Category: new music

The Famous – EP – Mason Ramsey

Mason Ramsey became a viral sensation in the early months of 2018 when video footage of the 11-year-old singing Hank Williams’ “Lovesick Blues” spread like wildfire. Dubbed the “Walmart yodeling kid” due to how the video captured him performing in the store, Ramsey soon appeared on country stages and TV shows, reprising his “Lovesick Blues”… Read more



Growing up in the suburbs of California’s East Bay, Paolo Rodriguez began making beats while still in high school in the early 2000s. Before even graduating, Rodriguez found himself more and more immersed in the world of hip-hop. In 2008 he co-founded the HBK Gang (also known as the Heartbreak Gang), a collective of producers,… Read more


Head in the Clouds – 88rising

An international media collective and record label focusing on Asian talents, 88rising was founded in 2015 by Sean Miyashiro and fosters Asian artists like Indonesian rapper Rich Brian (fka Rich Chigga), Korean rapper Keith Ape, mainland Chinese rap foursome Higher Brothers, and more. Initially known as CXSHXNLY, the collective’s initial signees were Filipino-American singer/dancer Brian… Read more


The Tree – Lori McKenna

By the time her songwriting career took off in 2005, Boston native Lori McKenna had already released four strong independent albums of her own. McKenna was raised in a musical family and wrote her first songs as a teenager, though it wasn’t until her late twenties that she began performing on Boston’s folk circuit. After… Read more


Take Me to the Disco – Meg Myers

Fusing confessional lyrics with music that walks a tightrope between accessible pop and dour, emotionally forceful rock, Meg Myers is a singer and songwriter based in Nashville. She made her Billboard 200 debut in 2015 with her first album, Sorry. Myers was born in 1987 in Nashville, Tennessee and raised in Tennessee’s Smoky Mountains. Her… Read more


Mitad y Mitad – Calibre 50

Calibre 50, from Mazatlan, Sinaloa, are a charting, award-winning quartet founded in 2010 by Eden Muñoz (vocals, accordion), Armando Ramos (guitars, vocals), Martín López (tuba), and Augusto (drums). Their provocative name (“armor-piercing bullet”) was chosen as a symbol for their music, which they hoped would penetrate geographical lines from Mexico and the United States to… Read more


Forever – Popcaan

Shortly after Popcaan’s debut album, Where We Come From, was released in 2014, Drake tapped him to sing on “Controlla,” the Beenie Man-sampling smash from Views that marked a new era for dancehall-pop crossovers. On Forever, the Jamaican artist presents a spiritually minded follow-up that draws on the moody warmth of contemporary hip-hop and R&B…. Read more


All Ashore – Punch Brothers

Sitting here grinning ear-to-ear! The first two songs are nothing short of stellar! If you’ve never experienced the Punch Brothers, you’re totally missing out! It’s as if the Greek god Apollo handpicked 5 musicians who were meant to be together! It’s a shame they don’t tour more than they do! But I’m so happy they… Read more