New Music To You: Anderson .Paak, Sheck Wes, and Matt Corby

With the Hummingbird Rotation, we hope to give folks a closer look at the songs that get the most play at Hummingbird HQ. This installment, hear about Anderson .Paak, Sheck Wes, and Matt Corby. Anderson .Paak ft. Nate Dogg // What Can We Do? “It’s the rap singer, hook master,” sing .Paak and Nate Dogg in harmony, opening an emotionally dense track featuring a passed … Continue reading New Music To You: Anderson .Paak, Sheck Wes, and Matt Corby

New Music To You: The Struts, Michael Kiwanuka, and June

With the Hummingbird Rotation, we hope to give folks a closer look at the songs that get the most play at Hummingbird HQ. This installment, hear about The Struts, Michael Kiwanuka, and June. Body Talks // The Struts feat. Kesha If this song has one thing, it’s swagger. Between The Struts’ 70s-inspired rock energy and Kesha’s well-established persona, your ears will be anything but bored. … Continue reading New Music To You: The Struts, Michael Kiwanuka, and June

New Music To You: Cuco, Stormzy, Cody Jinks

With the Hummingbird Rotation, we hope to give folks a closer look at the songs that get the most play at Hummingbird HQ. This installment, hear about Cuco, Stormzy, and Cody Jinks. Dontmakemefallinlove // Cuco While many are apparently discovering this song through some shit on TikTok, don’t let that distract you from Cuco’s depth of emotion, broadcasted with his guitar loops and driving drum-beat. … Continue reading New Music To You: Cuco, Stormzy, Cody Jinks

New Music To You: Goldlink, Tyler, the Creator, Jay Prince, 5 Seconds of Summer, and Roberta Flack

With the Hummingbird Rotation, we hope to give folks a closer look at the songs that get the most play at Hummingbird HQ. This installment, hear about Goldlink, Tyler, the Creator, 5 Seconds of Summer, and Roberta Flack U Say // GoldLink, Tyler, the Creator, Jay Prince I was introduced to GoldLink years ago, and though I never actively or avidly kept up with his … Continue reading New Music To You: Goldlink, Tyler, the Creator, Jay Prince, 5 Seconds of Summer, and Roberta Flack

Album Appreciation: “VALIS” by Reptaliens

This is an excerpt from our bi-monthly newsletter. For more, make sure to check us out on Substack! Released in spring of 2019, VALIS brings together elements of folk and psych rock to create a lighthearted, dreamy soundscape rife with bubbly effects and expressions of their Portland enthusiasm.  It’s a gaseous album — that is, it can take up as much space in your environment … Continue reading Album Appreciation: “VALIS” by Reptaliens

Hummingbird Spotlight: Yung Slee

Yung Slee, more closely known by fans as “Slee,” is a rising rapper/singer who broadcasts his consistent releases exclusively to a SoundCloud audience that has pushed many of his singles above one thousand listens. While 1,000 streams aren’t much compared to what’s coming up on your average “What’s Hot” Spotify playlist, it is a solid base for a solo talent who self-advertises through his personal … Continue reading Hummingbird Spotlight: Yung Slee

New Music To You: Coldplay, Weezer, and Jaden Smith

With the Hummingbird Rotation, we hope to give folks a closer look at the songs that get the most play at Hummingbird HQ. This installment, hear about Coldplay, Weezer, and Jaden Smith. Magic // Coldplay Coldplay’s been making music for — jeez, who even knows how long? It seems like they’ve been a prominent name in music for as long as I can remember. They’ve … Continue reading New Music To You: Coldplay, Weezer, and Jaden Smith

GoldLink Celebrates DMV, Africana Music on “Diaspora”

Technically considered to be GoldLink’s debut album, Diaspora, released mid-summer 2019 may not have broken into the mainstream. But with a fresh take on the concept of a rap and hip-hop album, it has made waves within the hip-hop scene as well as greater music spheres.  Fusing themes from a wide array of sources — primarily that of African influence — Linkie was able to create … Continue reading GoldLink Celebrates DMV, Africana Music on “Diaspora”

New Music To You: George Thorogood & The Destroyers, Buggles, and Zach Fox & Kenny Beats

With the Hummingbird Rotation, we hope to give folks a closer look at the songs that get the most play at Hummingbird HQ. This installment, hear about George Thorogood & The Destroyers, Buggles, and Zach Fox & Kenny Beats. Get A Haircut // George Thorogood & The Destroyers Remember the angsty phase of growing up? It hit me hard when I was a teenager. I … Continue reading New Music To You: George Thorogood & The Destroyers, Buggles, and Zach Fox & Kenny Beats

New Music To You: Boogie, Anderson .Paak, and Cody Jinks

With the Hummingbird Rotation, we hope to give folks a closer look at the songs that get the most play at Hummingbird HQ. This installment, hear about Boogie, Anderson .Paak, and Cody Jinks. The Reach (Intro) // Boogie Songs that constantly build to one final, explosive release of tension often don’t create enough interest in the moments leading up to that crescendo, leaving you with … Continue reading New Music To You: Boogie, Anderson .Paak, and Cody Jinks