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MIDYEAR VINYL TOP 50
The world is turning at 33 RPM. (7/23a)
PAUL GETS BACK
Hit series doesn't let us down. (7/23a)
HITS LIST IN GLORIOUS
BLACK-AND-WHITE
The inner circle of Outer Limits (7/23a)
THE HITS INTERVIEW WITH JAY MARCIANO
AEG chief's shares his packed 2022 calendar. (7/21a)
2021 MIDYEAR MARKETSHARE
The winner and still champ (7/22a)
NEW & DEVELOPING ARTISTS
From tender shoots to mighty oaks.
MARKETSHARE MANIA
Let's do the numbers.
DELTA VARIANT
It is not the name of a Henry Miller novel.
IS IT TIME FOR ANOTHER ROCK STORY?
Could be. Dunno.
THE B-SIDE
Leon Bridges (Columbia)
3/13/15

WHAT IT IS: This singer/songwriter’s rise from his roots in Fort Worth, TX, can be traced to his savant-like ability to deliver self-penned songs that instantly sound classic. Bridges’ unique sound, an impassioned reset of gospel-tinged soul, was adroitly captured via vintage production techniques from White Denim members Austin Jenkins and Josh Block. An eruption on SoundCloud followed, as the songs garnered over a million listens in a short span of time. Critics are praising him for resuscitating soul-stirring R&B with an unblemished batch of original songs that—as NPR noted—reminds us “why gospel meeting soul worked so magically at the dawn of the 1960s…yet the nimble, precise, vocalization Bridges provides feels so fresh.”

ALBUM: Coming Home EP

RELEASE DATE: 2/3

SINGLE: “Coming Home”

LIVE: Performing at SXSW; on tour with Lord Huron April-May

INTERNET: 1.1m SoundCloud streams on single, 1.2m Spotify streams WW; added to The Indie Mix Playlist and Spotify’s Viral 50 Playlist; “Lisa Sawyer” hit #1 HypeMachine. Website, Twitter, Instagram.

RADIO: 2/24 AAA impact date; adds WRLT, KCSN, WXRV, WEHM, KGSR, WMMM, SiriusXM The Spectrum, WFUV, WTMD

PRESS: Featured in EW’s The Must List, Gorilla vs. Bear’s Best Songs of 2014, Hillydilly’s #1 Song of 2014; NME, Stereogum, Vulture, Pigeon & Planes, Man Repeller

BOOKING: Bobby Cory & Jeffrey Azoff/CAA

MANAGEMENT: Jonathan Eshak & Zeke Hutchins/Mick Mgmt.