The Couch Sessions CMJ Showcase


This description from new Washington DC group Misun’s bio sums up their new song perfectly: “DC aquawave/emo-pop.” Produced by Nacey, “My Time” is life-is-but-a-dream oceanic soul—not really angsty, but more like summertime realness. Misun understand the potential bleakness of beach-going. Their first EP, The Sea (described as “marine-inspired”) is out July 17th on T&A.

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Cheers Elephant

Dubbed, "Chew it up, Spit it out, Rock and Roll", Cheers' is a raw, rootsy, psychedelic pop rock quartet from Philadelphia, PA. Digging deep into three part harmonies and arranging songs that'll make your dad's toe tap, your mom's hip shake, and your sister's heart throb. With a live show channeling David Bryne, animal of the muppets, and far-out impulses equivalent to evangelicals speaking in tounge. Cheers is channeling something close to the devil, God, or cocaine.


SZA drops off her new track, "Country," a breezy jam in which her distorted, sultry vocals float over a futuristic sounding beat backed by hip-hop drums. The St. Louis native's debut album, See.SZA.Run., is coming soon.

Stream the track below. You can watch her video for previous single "Time Travel Undone" here or just stream the track on Soundcloud.

Bianca Raquel

Bianca Raquel is a singer, songwriter, producer, performer and musician. As the daughter of world-renowned musical director/arranger Ray Chew, it’s clear that the gift of music was passed down a generation. Growing up between two households with two different lifestyles and sets of rules between Upstate New York, NYC and New Jersey, Bianca found balance and consistency to be her biggest obstacles. The one constant variable in Bianca’s life has always been music. Practically growing up in the Apollo Theater, she dissected every rehearsal and performance; learning exactly what works onstage. From a very young age, Bianca began writing songs instinctively. “One day my dad heard me singing and he was like ‘who’s song is that?’ When I told him I made it up in my head he was like ‘you should start writing them down.’”At the age of 13, Bianca was the youngest student to attend the Grammy Foundation’s First Annual Grammy Camp. There, she was surrounded by 47 other talented students who inspired her to improve and nourish her talents. At 15, her father invested in her dreams and bought her a Roland Fantom. He told her to make it her business to learn her Fantom inside and out, using it as a way to take her production skills to the next level. Now a student at Berklee College of Music, where she continues to hone her skills, Bianca feels humbled and blessed by the opportunity. “At Berklee, I have been awarded the tremendous gift of musical discipline and theory which was the missing piece to my puzzle.” True to her art and to herself, there is depth to Bianca’s music, with influences ranging from Stevie Wonder to Radiohead. “One thing I pride myself on is having the ability to never be boxed in or labeled as simply one thing or another. As an artist, I don’t have to choose a genre but simply juice every drop of creativity I possess and give the world something new.” Tackling reality in her music with wit, passion and sophisticated lyrics beyond her years, the brand and legacy of Bianca Raquel is born. With her EP “Hello, My Name is…” set to be released, the world is waiting to hear what she has to say.

The Couch Sessions

The Couch Sessions is the premier destination for alternative urban
music and culture. Dubbed as the tastemakers' tastemaker, The Couch
Sessions spotlights all aspects of cutting-edge urban lifestyle
ranging from music, art and design, food and drink, film, TV and
fashion. The online magazine has attracted tech savvy and progressive
music lovers from around the world who are seeking new, underground
and underheard talent.

In addition to it’s flagship website, The Couch Sessions is a boutique
event production firm producing live concerts and product launches
throughout the United States and Europe.


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“The Circus” transforms New York's DROM nightclub into a unique, will be a one-of-a-kind experience, bridging the gap between hip-hop, R&B, indie rock, electronic, and everything in between. Occurring during New York's CMJ Festival The Circus expects to bring The Couch Sessions' cutting edge entertainment to a cutting edge, tastemaker clientele. Previous Circus events during Austin's SXSW and Atlanta's A3C Festival have been crowd favorites.

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