Cautious Clay



November 25, 2020

Though the pandemic continues to rage, disrupting family gathering, the AFROPUNK family is serving up a veritable feast of new music. We’ve rounded up some of our recent favorites, from indie rock appetizers, R&B main courses, and punk desserts. Stream them below on our Spotify playlist.



Cautious Clay – Dying in the Subtlety
The rise of Brooklyn’s Cautious Clay has been one of the highlights of a year desperate for highlights. The latest single from his forthcoming debut record wrenches unexpected joy from the achingly beautiful music.

JunglePussy – Morning Rock
This breakup anthem / angst gem is the perfect soundtrack to walking around NYC and stomping out the global pandemic anxiety.

Sideria – Malcolm & Tina
There’s an infectious charm to Sideria’s stripped down indie rock that just makes it the perfect fall music.

Freak Juice – Dirty Little Secret
Freak Juisce is a new supergroup from Fishbone and Lenny Kravitz touring guitarist Tori Ruffin. Their melding of metal, funk, reggae, R&B, and just about everything under the sun is a feast unto itself.

Anti-Flag ft. DE’WAYNE, Marcia Richards, Jordan Montgomery, and Tom Morello – A Dying Plea Vol. 2
The long-running punk rock legends enlist AP extended family members DE’WAYNE, Marcia Richards, Jordan Montgomery, and Tom fucking Morello for a song that is pure fire and fury.

Amaarae ft. Koe Radical and Cruel Santano – Jumping Ship
A groovy afrobeat track perfect to spin while you flirt on FaceTime.

I.Am.Tru.Starr – Something’s Gotta Change
Anchored by the deeply excellent single “Something’s Gotta Change,” I.An.Tru.Starr’s latest full length Viva is an immaculately constructed collection.

WILLOW & Jahnavi Harrison – Rise
“Rise” is a reminder of the stillness which grants space to grow. Listening to the song feels like a meditation.

George Riley – TRIXXX
The winter chapter of quarantine has us absentmindedly fused to screens more that any of us would like to admit. Sometime you just need a reminder that the black mirror is full of illusions! Loving the blend of R&B, trip hop and electronica in George Riley’s sound.

FEVER 333 – Bite Back
Jason Aalon Butler’s fiery collective always hits the sweet spot with their latest combustible EP. If this doesn’t get your blood flowing, nothing can.

Beauty Pill – Instant Night
Rebutting Stephen Miller’s primetime fascist screed, the venerable DC indie outfit turns in one of the most unabashedly beautiful songs of their career; the dessert at the end of a miserable year.