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Young Wolf: ‘Constantly Searching for Truth and Beauty’

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Easton, Maryland native Caleb Lovell aka Young Wolf is spreading his unique sound around the DMV. Learn more about Lovell’s journey with contributing writer Jaci Jedrych, including why he believes nothing is wasted in creativity.
Raised on the eastern shore of Maryland, Lovell performs under the moniker Young Wolf. His music roots are inspired by his father, who filled his home with music as a child. When he was 10, he picked up his uncle’s old Gibson acoustic guitar. He took six years of lessons, during which he started creating his own music around 12. Lovell didn’t take his music seriously until college. He got involved in school open mics and other events during his freshman year, and released his debut album in 2020 alongside four other singles.

Lovell is very inspired by his Maryland roots. His song “Chesapeake Winds” is a tribute to the shore. He has family in Virginia and attended college in D.C., so the DMV runs through his music.

N.C. Palma Gets Stuck on a Mental Plane Between “LAS – ORD”

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Recent Articles Chicago-born rapper, N.C. Palma, takes a contemplative trip back home in his latest single “LAS – ORD”. When he gets tangled up in Vegas with a girl from his hometown, he finds himself caught in his desire to be a free agent. Throwing around phrases like “temporary”, “a couple days with you”, and […]

Seven Purple Tigers Break Through the Noise in “Smoke Communiqué”

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Recent Articles Indie rock outfit, Seven Purple Tigers, are clearing the smog with their latest single “Smoke Communiqué” which shows off a laidback, contemplative composition against the wails of singer, Austin Horn. For fans of Cage the Elephant, The Strokes, or even Arctic Monkeys, this song takes a passive continental philosophy and terraforms it into […]

Aboynamedblu Seethes Rage in New EP “I Heard You Tried To Fight The Sky”

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Recent Articles Graceful piano and soft, breathy vocals ring in aboynamedblu’s new EP I Heard You Tried To Fight The Sky. The opening track, “Super Grassy” finds an aesthetic balance between the likes of Frank Ocean and Bon Iver before cutting loose for a tidal wave of sound during the bridge. As you continue on […]

The Sublets Set the Record Straight with “Misunderstood”

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Recent Articles Cleveland-based alternative rock band, The Sublets, tackles the uncertainty of current events in their latest single “Misunderstood”. Taking more contemplative route, the band shows off a more thoughtful, laidback approach that takes its time getting to where it’s going rather than focusing on a final destination. The music moves with restraint and a […]

Ethereal Tones and Propulsive Rhythms in Jamie Leeming’s “Shinkansen”

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Recent Articles By Charlie Maybee London based jazz guitarist, Jamie Leeming, is back with a soul stirring debut EP titled Resynthesis. With the contemplative album opener titled “Shinkansen”, he kicks off an extended moment of zen with a thoughtful collection of tracks that is sure to carry any careful listener off into musical sunset. The […]

Casper The Ghost Stands Out with New Single “Cool Kids”

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Recent Articles By Charlie Maybee Swedish indie pop rockers, Casper Brodin and Victor Hillbom (otherwise known as Casper The Ghost), are back with a melancholy jam “Cool Kids” which contemplates troublesome social hierarchies and their effects on mental health. As one of the leading singles off their EP Holding on for dear life, it displays […]

Graffiti Welfare Guides a Meditative Journey with “DejaBlue”

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More to Watch By Charlie Maybee With the release of Resolving Shores looming on the horizon, electro pop musician, Graffiti Welfare (aka George Lattimore) has released one last moody single, titled “DejaBlue”, to signal its impending arrival. With vocals that feel more like gentle gasps, this is a song that revels in a delicate state […]

Bhi Bhiman Gets Existential with New Single “Helpless”

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More to Watch By Charlie Maybee St. Louis based indie folk musician, Bhi Bhiman, is getting existential with his latest single “Helpless”. Released along with an accompanying music video, this is second single off his forthcoming album and shows the artist at his most personal and vulnerable. Mixing an acoustic foundation with some synthesized ambience, […]

Shayla McDaniel Honors Mental Health Awareness Month in “Here with Me”

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Recent Articles By Charlie Maybee Knoxville based indie rock musician, Shayla McDaniel, honors Mental Health Awareness Month with new single “Here with Me”. Instead of focusing on those afflicted by mental illness, she calls attention to those who act as support systems for loved ones working through tough times. In doing so, she thanks them […]