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Listen to Let Go, a great track from Karaboudjan. Think Radiohead, Tame Impala, and Animal Collective – psychedelic indie rock, could fit perfect only Spotify’s indie pop & chill Playlist.

In the vein of M83’sMidnight City“, the track could find its way on commercials, TV shows, games and movies.

Raised in California, Karaboudjan is the solo project of multi-instrumentalist Billy Kim, who has toured with Tycho since 2016.

He was featured in Rolling Stone after getting an opportunity to record an album with Grammy Award-Winning producer, Jacquire King (Kings of Leon, Modest Mouse, Tom Waits). Check out the video here.

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Spotify’s global emerging artist program RADAR touts Griff as its latest artist partner. In fact, it’s the first US/UK RADAR artist that will benefit from a partnership between 2 major markets that will come together for a launch.

The 20-year-old singer/songwriter won the BRITs 2021 Rising Star award.

Griff has garnered over 125 million total streams and over 4 million monthly listeners and has been added to over 250k listener playlists worldwide. She made the cover of UK’s playlist Hot Hits UK and the world’s biggest Today’s Top Hits. She laded features in Vogue and Guardian.

As a radar artist, Griff will get her own intimate autobiographical mini-documentary. Also, original photography by Ronan McKenzie, a Spotify Singles recording and her very own billboard in New York’s Times Square as well as in London, Birmingham and Manchester.

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TikTok, SiriusXM and Pandora have announced a partnership to launch TikTok Radio this summer. It will feature performances, special events, and new talent. TikTok Radio will have TikTok creators and DJs as hosts.

“We are excited to collaborate with TikTok to create new content that brings the vibrancy of the leading social networking service to life on live radio and our streaming platforms,” said Scott Greenstein, President and Chief Content Officer, SiriusXM. “The effect TikTok has on music, and pop culture in general, is undeniable. Our platforms will provide a unique opportunity for TikTok creators to engage with our listeners with content experiences that have never been done before in audio. The exclusive SiriusXM channel will bring a new take on radio by tapping into the latest music trends on TikTok, while Pandora listeners will get access to playlists curated personally by TikTok’s top creators.”

“TikTok is redefining the way that fans discover music and artists, while enabling a new form of musical engagement and creative expression,” said Ole Obermann, Global Head of Music, TikTok. “We are excited to work with SiriusXM on TikTok Radio and to bring TikTok creators to Pandora to make the trends, music, and creative influences that are playing such a defining role in modern culture even more accessible.”

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Indie rock duo ØZWALD releases Ivy League. You’ll love if you’re in the need of something 70’s or Beatle-ish. This is the project of lead singer and guitarist Jason Wade and Steve Stout of the band Lifehouse. The latest track comes off their new album young suburban minds.

Currently working on their 6th record, the band is looking to release 2 full length records a year.

“Our only rule for making music in this band is that their are no rules and we try to just go with what we’re feeling in the moment for any record and not get stuck into any genre” shares ØZ. Give the track a stream on KOAR’s Indie Invaders Playlist.

 

 

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Up & coming alt pop artist Stef released the 8 track ‘A Glitch in Our Virtual Reality’. You’ll like if you’re a fan of lower register dark pop ala Billie Eilish.

“A Glitch In Our Virtual Reality represents the lifecycle in a relationship. Each song being a sentence long forming a paragraph. I wanted the EP to tell a story” shares Stef.

The 20 year originally from Alabama now resides in Nashville. She’s landed on Spotify’s Fresh Finds and Apple’s New Music Daily. Give the track “here’s what we we’re not gonna do” on KOAR’s Indie Invaders Playlist.

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