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Divus Julius presents: Krooked Kings 

Having joined forces in 2019 during their college years at University of Utah, the band paved their way performing in backyards and basements, slinging together garage-rock rhythms with heartfelt indie choruses to craft a sound that is entirely their own. Raised in the Mormon faith, the five piece made the bold decision to shy away from their religion to fully embrace the love they have for music – a choice that has inspired their songs ever since.

Their new album All Out of Good Days, a self-proclaimed scrapbook of how they perceive the elusive black hole of time between leaving college and being thrust into the terrifying concept of adulthood.

The muses of La Musa: The Aces

American alt-pop band The Aces’ music is universally relatable and yet deeply personal, showcasing a confidence only time and true friendship can bring. Together, sisters Cristal and Alisa Ramirez (vocals/guitar and drums, respectively), McKenna Petty (bass), and Katie Henderson (lead guitar/vocals)—all friends since grade school in Provo, Utah—explore growing up and falling in love in the 21st century with candid honesty and endearing relatability.

The Aces announced their third studio album “I’ve Loved You For So Long” would be released on June 2, 2023 via Red Bull Records.

4Ever Songs: Train ‘Drops of Jupiter’

When Train’s “Drops of Jupiter (Tell Me)” was released in January of 2001, it was an instant hit, finding its way across the radio airwaves all around the world.

It was the lead single from the band’s second album of the same name, which naturally went on to become the band’s best-selling album, thanks in no small part to the success of “Drops of Jupiter.”

The muses of La Musa: Jenny Lewis

Jenny Lewis – full name Jennifer Diane Lewis – is a singer-songwriter from Las Vegas, Nevada, US. She was the primary vocalist of now defunct indie rock band Rilo Kiley before embarking on a successful solo career.

Jenny Lewis has announced her first new album in four years. Joy’all will be released on June 9 via Blue Note/Capitol with first single “Psychos” streaming now. Joy’all is the follow-up to 2019’s On the Line and was written, in part, during the pandemic period. The album was produced by Dave Cobb and engineered and mixed by Greg Koller.

Music by Bergman: Grouplove

Grouplove are no strangers to hardships, and any time they’ve had to deal with lineup changes, health scares, or societal upheaval, their response has been to dig deeper to find their best expression. During a time in which the collective human experience has been put through tremendous challenges, Grouplove have cast off expectations and outside pressures, and again, found their voice.

Grouplove have announced the release of their sixth album ‘I Want It All Right Now’ and shared a double single titled ‘Hello’ / ‘All’.


“cafuné” is a Brazilian-Portuguese word that roughly translates to “the act of running your finger’s through a loved one’s hair.” Sedona Schat and Noah Yoo came upon the word while in college in New York, where they met. The two didn’t anticipate that Cafuné’s debut EP Love Songs for Other People (2015) would connect with a Brazilian fanbase a continent away. Those listeners’ early passion was the spark to continue on. Throughout their debut album Running (2021), Cafuné embrace their blend of alternative pop, soft rock, and shoegaze, anchored by Sedona’s dreamy vocals. Cafuné have shared new standalone single titled “Perspective.

4Ever Songs: Guns N’ Roses “Sweet Child O’ Mine”

After the release of “Sweet Child O’ Mine,” nothing was ever the same for Guns N’ Roses. Their debut albumAppetite For Destruction, hit the shelves in July 1987 and initially struggled to make an impact. The album debuted at No 182 on the Billboard 200 and its first two singles, “It’s So Easy” and “Welcome To The Jungle” didn’t do much better. 

The stage was set for a breakthrough single, and “Sweet Child O’ Mine” couldn’t have been more perfect. From guitarist Slash’s luminous opening riff to its skyscraping chorus, “Sweet Child O’ Mine” was a big-hearted rock anthem with depth and an air of melancholy, demonstrating the beating heart beneath GNR’s sleaze-rock exterior. It was released as a single in June and topped the US Billboard chart. All of a sudden, Guns N’ Roses had become the biggest rock band of their generation.