Dec 13

HUNDREDS

Wilderness, the third album from Hundreds, was released earlier last month. Since their debut, the sibling duo’s music has developed to become more open, though without sacrificing its mystery. Two years after their last album, Aftermath, Eva and Philipp Milner have become bolder and more adventuresome. They’ve also became more seasoned on stage, having played sold out tours across Europe, recently supporting ALT-J during their German tour as well as their own “Wilderness” tour throughout November. The Hamburg twosome’s new single, “Spotless,” could be summarized as being lonely at the top. The track is a very rhythmic and danceable song that strays from the same old song structures and flirts with the weakness of mankind’s vanity.

LINK: www.hundredsmusic.com

STREAM: “Spotless”

Dec 6

LAUREN WALLER

Lauren Waller is a Los Angeles-based artist, singer, songwriter, performer, musician, producer and stage manager. She’s currently pursuing a college degree in Theatre Arts Production and Design, with an emphasis in stage management. Artists ranging from Sara Bareilles and Ron Pope to Marina and the Diamonds and Daughter influence her, musically. Her soulful, compelling voice, with a touch of grit, attracting the listener to come along through this satisfying sonic release of substantive, straightforward, self-penned lyrics and complex arrangements. As a performer, she has previously shared the stage with several world-renowned musicians including Berlin featuring Terri Nunn, The Fixx and Helen Reddy. At the top of the year, Lauren released her Perhaps EP featuring the single “Never Were,” which earned global airplay. Never one to slow down, Lauren has continuously been writing and recording new material. She recently completed two singles, “Down” and “Secret Garden,” with hopes to release a new EP very soon.

LINK: www.laurenwallermusic.com

STREAM: “Secret Garden”