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“The art of the bamboozle: Civic Duty edition.” – Milk Crate #109

When adding a hashtag to your tweet isn’t doing the trick, we’re here to help you scratch your humanitarian itch. With each brand new song you listen to or watch on our site, we donate to charity: Direct Relief. We call it “Tracks with Impact.”

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1“Jason” – The Midnight (feat. Nikki Flores)

Genre: Synthwave

Everything about this song is an avenue headed for The Midnight fandom. From the album art to the saxophone solo, to the by-and-large retro scheme, Jason’s song has got it going on.

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2“Salt And Wine” – Steve Hartose

Genre: Americana

It’s been too long since we’ve heard Americana this genuine. Inspired by Tom Petty and Ryan Adams, Steve Hartose is full of melodic spirit and gruff guitar lines. Like a firm handshake and a warm smile, this song makes a great first impression.

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3“Satellite” – Arkivist

Genre: Indie Pop

The best word to describe Arkivist is “powerful.” Like Foals and Two Door Cinema Club, they’ve nailed that in-between sound that’s somewhere between the sign of the horns and the cabbage patch. Definitely a band to see live.

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4“Pieces” – Nocturnal Tapes

Genre: Electronica

Nocturnal Tapes represent that feeling of space travel, somewhere between zero gravity and before leaving the atmosphere.” Yup, pretty much. They have bridged the gap between techno energy and the tension of man-made music.

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5“Pieces” – Slow Sugar

Genre: Atmospheric-pop

Two songs named “Pieces” in one playlist. You choose your favorite. All I’ll say is that this version includes the voice of an angel and even more of that heartfelt tension. Slow Sugar will effortlessly pull you in with atmosphere and hold on tight with emotion.

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