Richmond Music Roundup: September 8 – September 14

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Each week, The Auricular seeks to document every album & single coming out of Richmond, creating a reference point for anyone wanting to catch-up on the eclectic & intriguing music coming out of the city.

While we strive to create a complete picture of all Richmond music, we know that some things will unfortunately fall through the cracks. If anything is missing from the list below, please let us know by e-mailing contact@theauricular, and we will make sure to add it to the next weekly roundup.

Here is all of the music released out of Richmond for September 8th through September 14th.




Apollogy by PhotoSynthesizers (Link)
Released September 6th (Omitted From Last Week’s List)

Cornucopian hip-hop overflowing with genre-bending exercises, all delivered with fever-pitch lyricism & transcendent musicianship.

Key Track: “Meghurtz”







Chance Operations by RAIC (Link)
Released September 5th (Omitted From Last Week’s List)

Sweeping improvisational release with nearly two-dozen different tracks, all uniquely inspired by experimental composer John Cage’s magnum opus.

Key Track: “Oblique Strategies”







Demo ’19 by Let It Bleed (Link)
Released September 13th

Southern rock & punk converge on this fuzzed out demo featuring choice guitar theatrics.

Key Track: “The Second Hand”







Dragonfly by Euphonic Project (Link)
Released September 6th (Omitted From Last Week’s List)

Synth-jazz that’s kaleidoscopic by design, following each stray thought to its logical and dazzling conclusion.

Key Track: “Dragonfly”







Flames Don’t Have Shadows by Agee804 (Link)
Released September 8th

A devouring spirit marches its way brazenly through this reverberating rap release.

Key Track: “Slime”







Hidden In The Leave$ by Frank $ativa (Link)
Released September 8th

Surreptitious rhymes bounce over an avid flow weaving its way through raw, yet novel beats.

Key Track: “Planet Of Error”







Limitless EP by Earthcradle (Link)
Released September 13th

Electronic classicism constructed through vaporwave fluidity, chiptune timbre, & puckish enthusiasm.

Key Track: “Gnossienne No. 1 (Satie, 1893)”







Makin It Out Mixtape by Gemini Productions (Link)
Released September 14th

Extended mixtape featuring several artists utilizing a hip-hop foundation to support their heavy R&B expressions.

Key Track: “Best Friend”







Money by Duce (Link)
Released September 9th

First entry in a focused trilogy that examines the hazards of the dollar through sprightly hip-hop.

Key Track: “Double Down”







OHBLENDS 5 by Ohbliv (Link)
Released September 12th

Richmond’s premiere beatmaker returns with a smooth and flavorful six-song tape.

Key Track: “Blazed 50”







Product Placement // Self-Preservation by Graymatter (Link)
Released September 12th

Tranquil, yet vibrant beats fill this scrupulous tape from the poised Mutant Academy beatmaker.

Key Track: “Corrupt Methods”







Sensation by Haircut (Link)
Released September 10th

Fundamental punk brilliance that is nothing short of blistering grandeur. (Read our full review here.)

Key Track: “Sensation”







Streak The Remix by Noah (Link)
Released September 14th

Companion piece to the neo-hop artist’s June 2019 album, featuring intriguing demos & expansive remixes.

Key Track: “Goodbye (43ver Remix)”







The Real & The Sick by Dead Panda (Link)
Released September 13th

Errant samples instigate the rapacious punk spirit on this impellent rock record.

Key Track: “W.W.D.P.D.”







Throwaway Days by Poison Joy (Link)
Released September 14th

Lo-fi record rooted in garage cultivation, but driven by cross-genre impulses from psych to honky-tonk.

Key Track: “Not Known”







Trailing The Killers From The Cult Of The Harvest Moon by Dream Eater (Link)
Released September 13th

Erratic ambient movements joined by continual degeneracy that modulates between glitch and drone.

Key Track: “Part IV”







0277 by Abide Serene (Link)
Released September 8th

Meditative flourishes that patiently emerge with ataractic beauty.

Key Track: “Part II”









“Acinorev” by Plastic_Pyramid (Link)
Released September 10th

Electronica pushing past EDM into a cross section of art rock and dance-punk with fuzzed out rhythms & glissading tones.







“Alpha & Omega” by Nick & The Twist (Link)
Released September 13th

Sprawling and swarming dub composition that freely expands on the massive legacy of King Tubby and ET.







“Bisdorf’s Aquarium” by Garçon (Link)
Released September 6th (Omitted From Last Week’s List)

Quivering instrumental hitting all the hallmarks of a gorgeous vaporwave track & stirring hip-hop beat.







“Blunt On Da Beach” by S.M.I.T. (Link)
Released September 9th

Nebulous hip-hop featuring a misty instrumental playing out underneath fumy but steadfast bars.







“Bullsh*t (feat. Jae Fish)” by Da General (Link)
Released September 11th

Combative hip-hop employing violent samples to bolster its imposing flow.







“Coin Flip” by Billy Bacci (Link)
Released September 12th

Jangly garage rock tune that billows steadily towards a fuzzy climax.







“Coliseum Boondoggle” by Nick & The Twist (Link)
Released September 13th

Bass & rim heavy dub composition fit for the reverberant & hazy abandoned lot that serves as its namesake.







“Compulsion” by Compulsion (Link)
Released September 10th

Grinding d-beat relaying chaotic punk music in a swift, but decisive fashion.







“Dancing In The Dark” by Lucy Dacus (Link)
Released September 12th

Covering The Boss’ 1984 synth-rock hit with textural poise and alt-rock resolve.







“Delay” by LeeMoeFlvme (Link)
Released September 13th

Circulatory tones give life to this pensive & stormy rap reverie.







“Deliverance (Crossing The Rainbow Bridge)” by Euphonic Project (Link)
Released September 9th

Reverential soundscape that invokes venerated feelings for a laudable local cause.







“Don, Wya?” by THEDONRRRM (Link)
Released September 13th

An antsy & unsettled instrumental creates a compelling vibe in this ardent & inspired hip-hop single.







“E40 Bay Area Style Type Beat” by YoungRell804 (Link)
Released September 12th

Adventurous rap instrumental that prowls through the veiled streets of its murky soundscape.







“Ease Up Kid” by Caro (Link)
Released September 12th

Augmented cover of Hippo Campus’ 2019 demo that trades nimble tones for visceral rhythms.







“Fake Niggas” by LeeMoeFlvme (Link)
Released September 13th

Glistening tones offset the confrontational words of this impudent track.







“Flirtatious” by Soundsbysoy (Link)
Released September 12th

Resonant string tones slide up and down this lively trap instrumental.







“Flossing” by Ken Stzy (Link)
Released September 14th

A scampering melody weaves through the nodding beat on this forthright rap track.







“Foreign” by Kenya J (Link)
Released September 5th (Omitted From Last Week’s List)

An acroamatic melody drives the core of this rousing, serpentine R&B single.







“God Knows” by LeeMoeFlvme (Link)
Released September 13th

Airy tones take flight as the bass & vocals overdrive the sound in this turbulent track.







“GreenLight” by JaySyke (Link)
Released September 8th

Heavy bass tones menace in the background of this assenting rap expedition.







“Having Sex PSA = Don’t Do It” by Buddy Cop (Link)
Released September 13th

Glitched & looped instrumental that delivers a “cautionary” message while walking the shaky line between chiptune & vaporwave.







“High Fives & Hand Grenades” by Seasons (Link)
Released September 13th

The truculent lyrical tone sets the sharp tone & urgent pace for this hammering and relentless metal track.







“How Nice To Meet Ya” by Mister Moody (Link)
Released September 4th (Omitted From Last Week’s List)

Jaunty garage rock strolling along with a folky gait to the pace of rippling lyrics.







“How You Doing (Today)?” by Uitare (Link)
Released September 10th

Sparkling tones furnish the canvas of this pastoral soundscape steeped in lavish dream-beat aesthetic.







“I Said” by JT Harris (Link)
Released September 7th (Omitted From Last Week’s List)

Drafty vocals float through this hovering hip-hop track anchored by an enthralling guitar part & expert phrasing.







“I Wanna Run (With You)” by Caro (Link)
Released September 4th (Omitted From Last Week’s List)

Soaring lo-fi composition that flashes with its curious samples of The Beatles, Mitski, Animal Collective, & The Internet.







“Jícama (Edit)” by Angelica Garcia (Link)
Released September 10th

A rousing corrido that celebrates dual identity through the lens of a dexterous vegetable.







“Judge Carr” by TRXLLDAY! (Link)
Released September 5th (Omitted From Last Week’s List)

Chaotic rap track that fiercely reacts to a story about pneumatic firearms in a local school.







“Just Chill” by Josh Taylor (Link)
Released September 8th

Sinuous R&B effortlessly unfolding through snapping beats & cursive vocals.







“Just Cuz” by 804 Zay (Link)
Released September 10th

Insatiable hip-hop tumbling that’s soundtracked by a spliced up & inflamed track.







“Krouse 5216” by LeeMoeFlvme (Link)
Released September 13th

Porchside rap musings polishing the edge of a dulcet brass loop.







“LetEmHaveIt” by 804 Chubby (Link)
Released September 10th

Ardent hip-hop ambitions propel this persistent single.







“Let’s Make Up” by J’Dee VA’s Princess (Link)
Released September 14th

Gauzy R&B reminiscing over fractured love through consoling tones & spirited rhythms.







“Loki” by Jojo Mobsta (Link)
Released September 9th

The iconic God of Mischief inspires this cunning and cagey rap takedown.







“Luck Up // Popstar (feat. Ophelia Of Digital Hell)” by Mango Lemonade (Link)
Released September 12th

A clanging rhythmic instrumental provides a wobbly but stout canvas for a loose & insouciant flow.







“Mailbox Scam” by TRXLLDAY! (Link)
Released September 11th

An anxious piano line runs through this combative and acerbic hip-hop proclamation.







“Makaveli Carti (Pac)” by Kay Laquan (Link)
Released September 13th

Solemn tones & adroit rhymes help commemorate the 23rd anniversary of 2Pac’s passing on this forceful single.







“My Friends Are Just Like The Stars” by Avery Fogarty (Link)
Released September 9th

Resourceful bedroom pop instrumental that lingers with its dreamy carillon.







“No Hook Freestyle” by Richy V (Link)
Released September 13th

A distressing pentamerous melody loops in the background of this feverish & prickly freestyle.







“Not The Same” by Ethan Dunn (Link)
Released September 2nd (Omitted From Last Week’s List)

Careful rock track invoking the impassioned side of ambience with its sparse garnishments.







“Oh My” by LeeMoeFlvme (Link)
Released September 13th

Alienation lingers in this gentle, yet briery hip-hop offering.







“Outchea” by 804 Chubby (Link)
Released September 9th

Prodding hip-hop theatrics bounding off a simple, yet sturdy melodic platform.







“Peace And Love” by Euphonic Project (Link)
Released September 6th (Omitted From Last Week’s List)

Swanky smooth jazz guided by electronic flourishes and a strong, unassuming saxophone melody.







“Pressure” by 804 Chubby (Link)
Released September 9th

Throbbing rhythms give way to a punchy flow on this steady rap single.







“Promise” by SnowGod Of FGE (Link)
Released September 12th

Humid hip-hop crooning spirals out over a simple yet chromatic instrumental.







“Psycho Kitty” by Euphonic Project (Link)
Released September 6th (Omitted From Last Week’s List)

Spacious big band jazz track that sashays with stately expertise







“Radar” by ABILLYNAIRE (Link)
Released September 12th

A periscopic rhythm spurs this emphatic hip-hop declaration of skill & passion.







“Real Thing (feat. Alfred.)” by castle og (Link)
Released September 6th (Omitted From Last Week’s List)

Robust noiR&B track with vibrant tones helping accentuate the sparkling lyrics & vocals.







“Reminisce” by YungSums (Link)
Released September 14th

Breezy & focused hip-hop that flaunts its charm & tenacity, all while paying tribute to the iconic local monument Connecticut.







“Risk It All <3” by Stik (Link)
Released September 13th

Candid rhymes flow rapidly overtop a rousing instrumental featuring deep strings & haunting murmurs.







“Risky” by Young Felipe (Link)
Released September 9th

A subtle, snappy beat flows in the background of this straightforward track featuring loaded and perilous bars.







“s t a n f o r d . t o r u s” by g l o o p i e (Link)
Released September 12th

Marching vaporwave instrumental with glimmery tones decorating the lavish route.







“Shoulder Bag (feat. Young Xannie & HTTP.Biscuit)” by Ken Stzy (Link)
Released September 11th

Spinet tones provide color to the rhythmic recoil on this swiveling hip-hop track.







“Somebody Must’ve Prayed For Me” by Joel Worford (Link)
Released September 7th (Omitted From Last Week’s List)

A sprightly guitar line drives this acoustic demo featuring stirring lyricism.







“Sunset” by Rad Win$ (Link)
Released September 13th

Attuned R&B vocals careen off a snapping hip-hop track tailor-made for the burnish of nightfall.







“That’s A Rack” by Jimmy $wank (Link)
Released September 10th

Twinkling tones help illuminate this contentious rap track tackling viscerous treachery.







“This Feeling” by Rad Win$ (Link)
Released September 13th

Smooth vocals ricochet off buoyant synth tones in this sauntering & flighty R&B track.







“Trench Coat” by NVLL x RUIII (Link)
Released September 10th

A groggy piano line drives this hankering rap track led with conviction by a rapacious flow.







“Tribe” by Majjin Boo (Link)
Released September 13th

Daring technical fills, sublime textural layering, & emotive narration spread across four sections in this rock amalgamation. (Read our full review here.)







“10PM In Richmond” by 2winnJay X JaySyke (Link)
Released September 8th

Bustling single featuring two nomadic MCs roaming through a sturdy beat.







“2014” by Nick & The Twist (Link)
Released September 9th

Spacious hip-hop instrumental chockful of roaming melodic ideas that swirl around a compelling rhythm.







“3M2” by King Rich (Link)
Released September 8th

Languishing bars unfold in this downtrodden track burnished by a refined sax loop.







“48 Slight” by KOB (Link)
Released September 11th

Foaming bass notes distend this rowdy rap track featuring an stormy flow.







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