September 26, 2023

Samia enlists Ruston Kelly to Reimagine “Dream Song”

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Today Samia enlists the help of Ruston Kelly for his rendition of “Dream Song,” the latest addition to the Honey Reimagined Single Series – the gorgeously simple take on the album closer joins past installments from Hovvdy, Maya Hawke & Blondshell.

In other cover news, Samia recently stopped by Maida Vale studios while touring the UK to perform a BBC Radio 1 session for Jack Saunders. While there she mashed up her Baby album-opener Pool with Lana Del Rey’s classic breakthrough “Video Games.” The results are immaculate, and you can listen to that (and the rest of the session) right here.

This weekend Samia will be opening a sold out Boygenius show at the Mann in Philly, before hitting All Things Go festival then embarking on a run of support dates for the universe’s current favorite singer-songwriter Noah Kahan. In the middle of all that, she also might be filming a little something special at a tiny desk somewhere…

Stay tuned.

Arcy Drive

September 22, 2023

Arcy Drive’s new single “Time Shrinks” is everywhere today

Today Arcy Drive are back with, “Time Shrinks,” the follow-up to the raucous garage of “Wicked Styley.” This one finds Nick departing the electric fretboard in favor of acoustic guitar strums, also coaxing Brooke from behind the kit to harmonize on a track that feels like a real surprise from the young band.

FLOOD Magazine, who premiered the track yesterday, praised it for bringing to mind “the upbeat indie-folk scene of the early-’10s as well as more pop-influenced bands on a nearby orbit, such as Grouplove.”

“It’s our first acoustic track,” the band says. “Although we have an indie sound, the roots of our songwriting is largely credited to folk music. Time Shrinks is a folkier, simple, and light hearted song that was written for anyone in their early twenties who is having trouble finding their place. We had great time bringing this song to life, and hope Uncle Neil would be happy.”

In other news, check out the live lyric video for “Wicked Styley” below, and grab tickets to the remaining dates of the Stattic Tour.


September 15, 2023

Jordana collaborates with Yot Club on new single “Safe House”

Jordana befriended Ryan from Yot Club on Soundcloud a few years back, and they’ve been working on this song ever since. “Safe House” is the result and it’s a hazy, low key afair, available everywhere today.

In other news, Jordana hits the road with Dev Lemons later on this month and the dates are selling fast. Be careful. Grab tickets in our tour section or miss out.


August 29, 2023

Samia’s Honey Reimagined Single Series returns with third installment

The third installment in the Honey Reimagined Single Series arrives today in the form of a bedroom pop reinvention of Samia’s “To Me It Was” by Hovvdy.

Samia shares: “‘To Me It Was’ is one of a few songs on Honey that existed in a bunch of different iterations before its final form. I wrote it with Christian Lee Hutson a year before we started making the record. We both played separate versions live in our sets a few times. When I first started playing it out it was this big rave up of a rock song. In the studio and in the context of the record the song just made more sense stripped down, with this really warm back porch feeling. Hovvdy turning it into a bedroom pop song feels exactly right – the perfect middle ground.”

Crooks & Nannies

August 24, 2023

Crooks & Nannies release Real Life, celebrate with music video for “Big Mouth Bass”

Real Life is one of the most unflinching & affecting full-lengths we’ve ever released. Musically omnivorous. Unafraid to interrogate ideas about death, identity, depression — the album couldn’t bear a more fitting name. The band celebrated the release ealier this week with a music video for “Big Mouth Bass,” directed by Mannequin Pussy’s Marisa Dabice.  

Limited LPs still available on Bandcamp & in indie record shops – on highlighter yellow & ultra clear vinyl and limited edition cassette. Purchase links below.


August 15, 2023

Rubblebucket release KIMBRA collab “Abbreviation [Earth Worship Remix]”

Rubblebucket are back today with a reimagining of the title-track from their most recent record, Earth Worship. They enlisted the one and only Kimbra to make it over and add an additional verse.

“We are blessed that our friend Kimbra agreed to help us re-invent this song from its dark, orchestral new-disco origins to an epic sweaty dance-floor banger. Kimbra actually wrote & sung the lush 3rd verse in this version, which is so dramatically different that we gave the song the new name “Abbreviation,”” says Rubblebucket’s Kal Traver. “The title is derived from the chorus lyrics searching for a way through the pain asking “can you help me find an abbreviation to this feeling i’m in right now?”

In other news, the band recently announced a run of fall dates throughout the US. Tickets available now over on the RB artist page.


Arcy Drive

August 11, 2023

Arcy Drive release “Wicked Styley”

Today Arcy Drive release their first single with us. “Wicked StyleyIt’s a flush of wirey guitars and super-sized vocal swoon. And it’s arriving just in time for the second leg of the band’s epic Stattic Tour, which kicked off earlier this year. Tickets available here.

Last weekend, the band camped out in Chicago to play for the Lollapalooza crowds. Lots of kids showed up, as you can see in the pic below.


July 25, 2023

Samia enlists Maya Hawke for second Honey Reimagined single

Today Samia continues her Honey Reimagined Single Series with a beautifully spare Maya Hawke cover of the anthemic title-track.

“When we were recording Honey for the album we added this ironic depth by turning what was originally a painful song into a kind of campfire signalong — big bouncy guitars, a happy melody, that endless refrain,” says Samia. “So I was eager to hear what Maya would do with it. Surprisingly, she stripped all of the campfire away. In her version you can hear every bit of the desperation in how spare the production is. Exploring these new vantage points in my own work is exactly what draws me to the Reimagined concept.”

Maya Hawke shares: “It’s an amazing thing when a favorite person writes a favorite song. I was honored to be asked to cover ‘Honey’ and I wanted to bring out the sadness I felt behind the celebration. I loved working with Will Graefe as a producer. I’ve never recorded a song without him and experiencing him as a producer was even better.”

Maya’s cover of “Honey” follows Blondshell’s cover of “Charm You” which gained notice upon its June release from the likes of Billboard who named the “buoyant album standout” one of their favorite Cool New Pop Songs, and Paste who deemed the “imploring and poutily enamored” cover to be one of their Best New Songs. Blondshell and Maya Hawke spoke about their mutual appreciation for Samia during a recent appearance on the Talkhouse Podcast, which you can listen to here.

In other news, Samia recently added additional tour dates with Noah Kahan this fall, and a notable appearance supporting Boygenius on September 30th at Philadelphia’s Mann Center. She’ll also perform at festivals including Outside Lands, Thing & All Thigns Go in the US, and End of the Road & Electric Picnic around her upcoming UK show at The Forum. Check the tour section for all dates.

Crooks & Nannies

Crooks & Nannies unveil “Country Bar” single

Crooks & Nannies return today with “Country Bar,” the third pre-release single from their new record Real Life, which arrives August 25th. The new track builds around a frantic acoustic guitar strum, and as Stereogum says “merges a confessional singer-songwriter approach with the trappings of artsy indie rock, veering from straight-ahead guitars to grand detonations to sparse intimacy and back around to a louder, mildly twangy conclusion.”

Of the song, Max Rafter shares:

“I started to write this song during a budding romance. There were so many secret unspoken feelings. It felt exciting, and I wanted more. I could only meet them as far as they were willing to go. I thought that if I put in enough work, things would click into place. I thought if I wanted something hard enough, there was no reason it couldn’t happen. It’s about being blinded by love, zoomed in, and hopeful. Knowing it won’t work but trying so hard anyway.

I’ve always been a person who wants to fix relationships that aren’t working rather than walk away, at times to my own detriment. “Country Bar” hits on those themes, looking with rose colored glasses at a relationship.”

Last month the band announced a run of tour dates around the album’s release. Flyer below, tickets available in our tour section now.

Arcy Drive

July 21, 2023


Today we’re so excited to welcome Arcy Drive to the Grand Jury family.

These four barefoot kids from Northport, NY have spent the last year traversing the US (in a school bus they converted into tour digs themselves!), selling out shows from Bowery Ballroom in NYC to the Moroccan Lounge in LA. There’s an earnest sense of discovery to these rambunctious rock songs, small celebrations of big feelings that can connect with pretty much anyone.

Our first single with the band, “Wicked Styley,” is due August 11th. It’s available for pre-save now. More chances to catch the band live are on the horizon, too – Lollapalooza in Chicago, select dates with Spacey Jane, Goth Babe and our pal Briston Maroney. Hit their artist page for all the dates.