I know you’ve been here too, but there are some nights where I just sit around my apartment with all the lights off and sing as loud as I can along to Fiona Apple or Joanna Newsom songs, feeling the feels of hard-edged ballads tinged with regret and anger, but also the hope associated with pure beautiful songwriting artistry and clever lyrical wordplay. Come on, don’t leave me high and dry, admit your true feelings. If “seasonal depression” by mxmtoon doesn’t spark something inside your soul, I’m afraid you might be dead or a ghost (and it’s way too early in the year to get me started on Halloween).

Just open up your heart and give this one chance. Watch her videos. Listen to the acoustic version. mxmtoon might just be your next favorite thing. 



This song is an absolute gem. From mxmtoon’s simple ukulele strumming, to the deeply resonant lyrics, to the upbeat turn the song takes when the drum kit is introduced at the precise moment meant to represent better weather affecting one’s mood more positively. This song belongs on your spring/summer/winter/fall playlist-- whatever season you need a reminder that it will end soon enough.

mxmtoon has a knack for the relatable, on full display with her newest single.  Dig in to all of her other songs and I’m positive you’ll have a new artist to listen to when you need some alone time.  (There are even acoustic versions of pretty much every song and boy do they rock if that’s your kind of thing / you hate instruments / love hand claps). mxmtoon’s debut album the masquerade drops in September. Stream this one on repeat until then. 


From deep within the murky depths of the Los Angeles River emerged a creature: 50% raver, 50% comedian, 10% Robotcop. Kurt Kroeber doesn’t own a dog, operates Soundbleed (the world’s only dance party comedy talk show rave), and is down to party with you. Come up some time and say “Hey dude!” But definitely make sure to casually drop the secret Illuminati password.