London based singer-songwriter Niall Keels is fast becoming one of the most talked about songwriters in the UK & Ireland.. Culminating in the release of the truly epic new single ‘Surrender’..
Formerly known as Empire Divide, the band fronted by Niall were critically praised for their ethereal, Radiohead-esque sound on their debut ‘Velvet Sky’. The band then took a break where Niall concentrated on songwriting, notably working with chart topping writer Jessica Sharman (Ward Thomas, Cartwheels). In a stylistic shift, Nial now draws his main inspiration from heroes ?Johnny Cash, Phil? Collins ?and ?Bruce Springsteen. No stranger to the music industry, Keels boast an impressive CV having toured with ?The Augustines, Catfish and The Bottlemen and ?Young Rebel Set.
My Chemical Romance Taps Steve Aoki for ‘Welcome To The Black Parade
Celebrating the 10th Anniversary of their iconic album The Black Parade, My Chemical Romance taps Dim Mak label head Steve Aoki to remix their 2006 single “Welcome To The Black Parade.” Keeping the timeless vocals of frontman Gerard Way intact, Aoki breathes new life into the emo classic by injecting his signature electro flair in a flawless amalgamation of new-school and old-school. To coincide with the release, Aoki and Way are live-streaming a head-to-head battle in the multiplayer shooting game Overwatch on Twitch, the world’s premier online portal for live gaming. The stream will take place on Aoki’s birthday (30th November), making it a celebration trifecta where the victor will win $10,000 to donate to the charity of his choice.
Marlene Oak is releasing her debut-EP
Marlene Oak plugged in her Fender and spent a day in the studio with her two fellow musicians to record her debut EP, “Live In The Studio”. Marlene’s songwriting draws inspiration from The Blues and is delivered here in its purest form in the shape of four newly written masterpieces. Follow the 20-year-old Marlene Oak and her Fender on a journey around the world.
Ritz takes us on a ‘Daydream’
Portuguese producer Ricardo Cardoso aka Ritz debuts on Piston Recordings with the tantalizingly seductive two tracker entitled Daydream EP. A relative newcomer on the scene Ricardo used to go by m0u53 and has seen several releases across various labels in the last couple of years. His Ritz moniker is dedicated to all things house. We know you’re gonna love this guys work, the attention to detail is stunning and the passion for house music shines through, enjoy.
Dreams is quite simply a superb slice of blissful house music with nice deep groove that will seduce you with its smooth vibes and inviting presence. A steady flowing rhythm is driven by tight drums and shuffling percussions while the groovy bassline weaves effortlessly through the track. A plethora of keys and pads dish out intricate melodies that captivate. The melodies are backed up by some sultry vocals that blend so beautifully into the sound. A fantastic construction of sounds perfectly suited to late loungy sets, a must have.
Today, Glass Animals have released the video game app for “Season 2 Episode 3” (S02E03). The app is based on the video game featured in the band’s previously released “Season 2 Episode 3” video, transporting the player into the mind of the song’s protagonist with retro arcade style graphics. The game, created in partnership with multimedia designer and developer Ashten “Whoopi” Winger.
Mysterious duo called Weslee reveal ‘Gassed’
In September, a cryptic track entitled ‘Gassed’ appeared on the end credits of popular FX comedy series ‘You’re The Worst’. Immediately after airing, ‘Gassed’ set the Shazam-sphere alight, amassing over 5,000 Shazams in record time. That highly sought-after track is from a mysterious, faceless duo called Weslee.
A fusion of pop and alternative R&B, ‘Gassed’ oozes luscious, soulful vocals layered over a mellow groove. The track is sultry and enigmatic as the lead vocalist goes on a journey of personal growth, completely encapsulating the listener.
CALIWATER Cactus Water is thrilled to announce their original Cactus Water and Cactus+Peach flavors will be available in 450 CVS Pharmacy locations across the U.S.
The original and leading prickly pear beverage, CALIWATER Cactus Water delivers the ancient beneficial nutrients of the Opuntia cactus in three exciting flavors that won’t make you choose between flavor and function, including Wild Prickly Pear, Cactus+Peach and Cactus+Berry. Formulated without artificial flavors, colors or preservatives, CALIWATER’s low-calorie, low-sugar beverages are also Non-GMO Project Verified, vegan and certified OU Kosher, making Cactus Water a healthful, flavorful option that works for the entire family.
CALIWATER Cactus Water is refreshing year-round. It contains fewer calories and less sugar than all of the leading coconut waters and aloe juices currently on the market. CALIWATER contains prickly pear cactus, which is the only superfruit that contains all 24 of the rare and potent antioxidants known as betalains, which offer unique beauty benefits for the skin. Additionally, CALIWATER delivers five naturally occurring electrolytes, as well as prickly pear cactus extract, which has been shown through clinical trials to relieve the symptoms of a hangover (Tulane Health Sciences Center, Dr. Jeff Wiese, 2004).
Skating over innovative instrumentals with soaring melodies and effortlessly intricate flows, New York’s Ro Ransom is blazing a unique trail in the rap game. Seamlessly transitioning from his infectious falsetto to melodic verses, Ro Ransom graces us with “Doppelgänger,” a story of star-crossed love. Premiered today by Pigeons & Planes, “Doppelgänger” finds Ro struggling with his ex, realizing more and more that that the very actions he’s upset about are things he’s done in his own previous relationships. At the end of the song, Ro realizes the error of his ways, but is unable to end the vicious cycle of dating his “evil twin.” Produced and perfected by Sweater Beats and Brenton Duvall, “Doppelgänger” dancefloor-ready banger, with palm-muted guitar, syncopated bass drum, and live French Horns emphasizing the drama of Ro’s lyrics.
Burgeoning club label Nervous Horizon follow up label boss TSVI’s recent ‘Sacred Drums’ EP with a new EP from Houndstooth, AUS and R&S signee, Second Storey.
‘Spin Cycle’, comprised of three tracks written in the same warehouse space Storey shared with TSVI and fellow NH boss, Wallwork, earlier this year, details a micro-world of new ideas that Storey manifests within a sprawling, hyper-specific web of weird and wonderful bass abstraction. “It’s not often you go to a viewing and your potential housemate actively wants you to make noise with no restrictions”, he says reflecting on first meeting TSVI while looking for a new place to live in London.
Deep Throat Choir Share “Be Ok”
Bella Union are pleased to announce the release of Be OK, the debut album from Deep Throat Choir, on 17th February 2017. The album’s title track is streaming HERE.
Deep Throat Choir is an all-female singing collective formed in 2013 by Luisa Gerstein. Having played in the bands Landshapes and Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs, the project was driven by the simple desire to bring music making back to a few basic elements: just voices and drums. Not for the love of choirs per se, but for the love of raw female voices thrown together, of the interplay of intricate vocal melodies and harmonies; Luisa wanted to sing and arrange the music she loved, and to hear it stripped and bolstered in that specific way that lots of voices can do. A melody sung by one voice is so different to a melody sung by many, and the same goes for words; the sentiment is altogether transformed when carried by a collective as opposed to an individual. This is exemplified perfectly in the line “show me emotional respect” from the choir’s arrangement of Bjork’s Stonemilker. It is not just one woman’s plea, but an anthem for all.
Lio Nicol Places The “Blame” With New Release
Pop songwriter and performer, Lio Nicol released her first single, “Blame,” a moving pop anthem that elucidates what it is to realize it’s time to let go. The track finds the singer in her most vulnerable state as she details the confusion and pain felt during a one-sided breakup. “Blame” is now available on iTunes and Spotify.
Lio Nicol takes listeners through the emotions that are felt when a relationship goes south. The song opens with a catchy beat as Nicol sings brutally honest lyrics, “I don’t know where we went wrong, feeling my heart turning stone; you’re not the only one in pain, I’m not the only one to blame.” Nicol explains, “Overall, ‘Blame’ is about two people who never really were on the same page and it finally hits one of them, but not the other.” Lio Nicol purposely writes storytelling lyrics that are open to interpretation so her listeners can decide for themselves what the songs are about. “I don’t ever like to say too much about a song because I want people to feel exactly how they need to at the time of listening to it.” Produced by Wesley Switzer of Milestone Studios, “Blame” beautifully encompasses Lio Nicol’s incredible vocal ability and is the first single off of her debut EP, 1, due out in early 2017.
An unprecedented lineup has been announced for the 11th annual Rock On The Range, May 19, 20 and 21 at MAPFRE Stadium in Columbus, OH.
Rock legends Metallica, Soundgarden and Korn will each headline one night of America’s largest and most-acclaimed rock festival. Overall, Rock On The Range 2017–fueled by Monster Energy–will feature over 50 bands performing on three stages, plus rock’s favorite comedians in the ROTR Rolling Rock Comedy Tent, The Music Experience, art installations, and unique onsite activities during the three-day weekend.
Formed in 2006 and combining elements of classical, jazz and electronic with the urgency of math-rock, hardcore and heavy metal, Japanese instrumental trio mouse on the keys defy categorization. Based in Tokyo, the group consists of two former members of influential Japanese underground band, Nine Days Wonder: Akira Kawasaki and Atsushi Kiyota, as well as Daisuke Niitome, who has played drums and composed music for countless jazz-funk and hip hop bands. Their unique sound, comprised of two minimally phrased pianos, two keyboards and dynamic drumming – amalgamated with the pursuit of a live experience composed of visual and audio expression – sees the trio stand at the forefront of the Japanese music scene.
MishCatt Premieres “Another Dimension” Video Today
Rising Costa Rican vocalist, songwriter and producer MishCatt’s new video for “Another Dimension” premieres today—watch it here.
Recorded in Sweden and produced by Miike Snow’s Pontus Winnberg, MishCatt’s self-released debut EP, Highlighter, is out now—stream it via Spotify here. The EP—inspired by artists like Prince and Sade as well as her travels in Portugal, Spain, France, Germany and beyond—features six original tracks, along with an additional alternate version of lead single “Another Dimension.”
Cincinnati-based indie pop/rock band, PUBLIChave been turning heads with their infectious pop melodies, leaving fans thrilled to hear more from the trio. Following the band’s popular single “Perfect,” which was remixed by Walk the Moon’s Eli Maiman, PUBLIC is stepping up their game with an upbeat track that’s about being vulnerable and taking chances. Today, the band is thrilled to be partnering with IMPOSE Magazine to unveil their latest track, “4Her.”
DELLACOMA ‘Time Falls Away’ Music Video Released
Australian hard rockers DELLACOMA have released a new music video for ‘Time Falls Away’, a signature song from their debut album, “South of Everything”. The video was shot on the historic streets of Boston by Red 13 Media and directed by Jim Foster. This video combines a raw and unvarnished glimpse of a day in the life of Dellacoma and serves as a great backdrop to some hard-hitting performance visuals that capture the essence of the song.
Through Lucid Eyes Releases New Single “Introspection”
Gearing up for their upcoming album release Dec. 9, Through Lucid Eyes is ready to drop a new banger, “Introspection”, which is their second single off of the EP, “Transient”.
In the past the band previously debuted tracks featuring Jesse Cash of ERRA and Carlo Knöpfel of Breakdown Of Sanity and, although this time around we have no guest vocalists, the track still shines on its own, with soaring cleans, scathing screams and great rhythm and melody throughout the whole song.
GUCCI MANE IS BACK WITH “THE RETURN OF EAST ATLANTA SANTA”
“THE RETURN OF EAST ATLANTA SANTA” will be available for purchase on iTunes and streaming on Apple Music on December 16th.
New track off “THE RETURN OF EAST ATLANTA SANTA,” – “St. Brick Intro,” was released this past Friday and has already landed a spot in the top 20 on iTunes’ Top Hip Hop / Rap Songs chart – listen here. Additionally, the album will include “Last Time (Feat. Travis Scott).” The Zaytoven-produced track has earned wide-ranging critical notice, including Billboard, Fader, Vice Noisey, Complex, and Paper Mag with Rolling Stone hailing it as a “fiery new song.” “Last Time (Feat. Travis Scott)” is joined by its official companion video which premiered last night at 10:17pm, and is streaming now on Gucci’s YouTube channel.
The Bee Gees, one of the world’s most commercially successful and acclaimed bands in the history of popular music, has signed a long-term worldwide agreement with Capitol Records that encompasses the legendary trio’s entire catalogue of recorded music, it was announced today by Capitol Music Group (CMG) Chairman and CEO Steve Barnett and Bee Gees founding member Barry Gibb. In addition to 22 studio albums and several soundtracks, including the mega-selling Saturday Night Fever, the agreement includes the rights to numerous compilation albums, unreleased recordings and long-form audiovisual projects.
Capitol, in conjunction with Universal Music Enterprises (UMe), Barry Gibb and the estates of co-founding members Robin Gibb and Maurice Gibb – will spearhead an array of comprehensive and forward-thinking sales and marketing campaigns designed to reinvigorate The Bee Gees’ illustrious catalogue. As Steve Barnett explained, “The Bee Gees catalogue is one of the most esteemed and important bodies of work in the history of recorded music, and we are brimming with ideas that will remind fans of its brilliance and further the band’s legacy by introducing their music to new audiences. All of us at the company are honored that The Bee Gees have chosen Capitol as their new home.”
On ‘Other Life’ the creative forces of Scottish producer MAKENESS and art pop four piece Adult Jazz combine to create an addictive slice of catchy disco-not-disco with post-punk influences.
MAKENESS is the name of producer and songwriter Kyle Molleson. Having grown up in The Outer Hebrides it was at Leeds Uni that he meet Harry Burgess, Steven Wells, Tim Slater and Tom Howe of Adult Jazz. Drawing on influences from Afro Beat, New-Wave and techno in 2015 he had his debut release ‘Laca-Langa’, a thundering percussive track. Adult Jazz released two lovingly received records, 2014’s ‘Gist Is’ and 2016’s ‘Earrrings Off!’ (on Tri-Angle) and have established themselves as one of Britain’s finest new experimental pop groups, with lyrics that tackle questions of identity and belief.
Denver-based country singer-songwriter Leslie Tom is scheduled to release her new, self-titled EP on February 17, 2017. Produced by John Macy (The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Richie Furay, Los Lobos) and recorded at Cinderella Sound in Nashville, the record features a veritable “who’s-who” of legendary session players, including Lloyd Green on pedal steel, Country Music Hall-of-Famer Hargus “Pig” Robbins on keys, and long-time Garth Brooks guitarist Chris Leuzinger, among others. The EP also features a dusty-road duet with rising country star Kevin Moon on the song “My Only Addiction.”
“What I love about the EP is that it’s the first record I’ve done where I’ve co-written all but one song on it,” says Leslie. “I have stayed very close to my traditional country roots.”
IMAGINE DRAGONS WRITE BRAND NEW SONG “LEVITATE”
Multi-platinum, GRAMMY® Award-winning rock band IMAGINE DRAGONS release their song “Levitate” today on KIDinaKORNER / Interscope Records. “Levitate” is available for digital download and streaming via all participating digital retailers.
The song is featured in the upcoming Columbia Pictures film Passengers in theatres December 21, 2016. Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt star in an exciting action-thriller about two strangers who are on a 120-year journey to another planet when their hibernation pods wake them 90 years too early. Jim and Aurora are forced to unravel the mystery behind the malfunction as the ship teeters on the brink of collapse, with the lives of thousands of passengers in jeopardy. Directed by Morten Tyldum. Produced by Neal H. Moritz, Stephen Hamel, Michael Maher, and Ori Marmur. Written by Jon Spaihts.
“Cinnamon and Lemon” from Norwegian group Stillehavet
Stillehavet is a newly formed band consisting of Marit Elisabeth Svendsbøe and Gaute Stedje. They live in Bergen, Norway. Both members were previously part of a band called Funin (Marit Elisabeth was a co-founder) that released the record ‘Unsound’ on Karisma Records in 2010. Songs from this record have been played on radio channels in Norway and abroad.
Max Cooper shares video for ‘Trust’
Now time for something totally different! With the Emergence project, I set out to work with different video artists for each chapter of the story, so that it could be varied and stay fresh throughout a 90 minute live show, while still following a single narrative.
GAIKA Shares New Music Video From ‘SPAGHETTO’ EP Out Now
Something’s been happening along the transatlantic London-to-Atlanta flightpath. London’s ghetto futurist GAIKA has found powerful comrades in the member’s of Atlanta’s misfit rap collective Awful Records. From playing shows with Abra, to studio sessions with KeithCharlesSPACEBAR the bonds have been strengthening – and now Awful ringleader Father add’s ‘Director’ to his already-impressive creative credentials with his moody, sun-washed video for “Glad We Found It”. In Father’s hands, the Jam City co-produced standout from SPAGHETTO comes to visual life as subtly unsettling cult ritual that sees GAIKA baptised at the hands of a female cult in the depths of a digital forest, revealing another layer to the song’s deep melancholia. This video is ACT III in GAIKA’s three part series following ACT I: SPAGHETTO and ACT III: Another Hole in Babylon.
It’s been 73+ years since Irving Berlin’s original recording of “White Christmas” was released, however it remains the biggest-selling Christmas song of all time. Its longing and coziness has especially been embraced by U.S. servicemen and women serving overseas, and with their sacrifice in mind, USO supporter and receiver of Department of Defense 2016 Spirit of Hope Award Kellie Pickler recorded and released a new version of the holiday standard, available now here
Berkeley’s Marty Grimes has been working towards this moment for a long time. Hitting the road for years with childhood best friend G-Eazy, running a pizza shop since he was 15, launching a strain of marijuana, helping to pay family bills, and striving to be a role model to his five younger brothers, Marty isn’t afraid to get his hands dirty. Working hard to carve out his own lane, Marty went on tour this year, opening for G-Eazy on the When It’s Dark Out Tour and the Endless Summer Tour, and on January 20th 2017, will release a 12-track mixtape, named after his own marijuana line, Martyjuana.
Next week, The Netherlands’ harsh black/experimental noise soloist GNAW THEIR TONGUES will unleash the act’s acid new full-length, Hymns For The Broken, Swollen And Silent. Over a week before its proper public unveiling, The Quietus has volunteered their portal to host a stream of the album’s title track.
Adelitas Way song “Ready For War (Pray For Peace)”
The WWE network is welcoming back Adelitas Way by choosing hit single “Ready For War (Pray For Peace)” as the theme song for the upcoming “TLC: Tables, Ladders & Chairs” pay-per-view event on Dec. 4th at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, TX. Showtime is 8 p.m. Eastern, 5 p.m. Pacific.
The band has long been fans of and worked with the Sports Entertainment powerhouse – with the song “Invincible” used as the theme song for the WWE “Smackdown vs Raw” video game and the WWE “Superstars” TV show. WWE “The Legacy” TV show used “It’s A New Day” as it’s the theme song.
Hamish Anderson shares “Hold On Me” video
Australian-born guitar aficionado Hamish Anderson has shared a cinematic video for “Hold On Me” exclusively with Purevolume. The high-octane visual pays homage to Martin Scorcese’s Taxi Driver and borrows legendary musician/producer Jim Scott and Richie Brancatsiano of ABC’s Chasing Life.
DJ Snake recently scored his first No.1 single on the US Top 40 chart and sixth single to be certified platinum with ‘Let Me Love You’.
Brooklyn Bounce Producer Codes Releases Music Video For “Bumps,”
Relishing in his critically acclaimed new EP, ‘Bumps,’ Brooklyn Bounce purveyor Codes is now releasing a visual counterpart to the project with the official music video for title-track “Bumps.” A fusion of his Brooklyn residence (see the boroughs backdrop and supped up Cadillac) and the organized sonic chaos of the “Bumps” single, the music video is a whirlwind of visual and aural stimulation. When we say buckle up for a wild ride, we mean that quite literally.
FLAPO – ‘GHOST’ ft. Layna
FLAPO’s music is reaching 1 million plays on Spotify and he’s now performing regularly around Miami, including SPACE Miami and the HANGAR.
Longtime admirers of each other’s work, the members of Grammy-Award-winning rock band, Linkin Park and fashion designer and artist Blaine Halvorson of MadeWorn, have come together to collaborate on a special project to benefit Music for Relief – the non-profit charity organization Linkin Park founded in 2005 to aid survivors of natural disasters and environmental conservation around the world.
From the ineffable MadeWorn studio in Los Angeles, Joe Hahn and Mike Shinoda of Linkin Park and Halvorson came together to spray-paint, stencil, and draw by hand – a design that combined both of their unique aesthetics.
They began as a fictional band from a fictional town featured on the Eccentronic Research Council’s 2015 concept album Johnny Rocket, Narcissist And Music Machine… I’m Your Biggest Fan. Now, The Moonlandingz have lurched, sticky and bleeding, into the real world and are releasing the first great album of 2017. The Moonlandingz is Eccentronic Research Council’s Adrian Flanagan and Dean Honer, in cahoots with Fat White Family’s Lias Saoudi (aka frontman Johnny Rocket) and Saul Adamczewski. The album was recorded with Sean Lennon at his studio in upstate New York and features Ross Orton (drums), Mairead O’Connor (bass), as well as guest appearances from Randy Jones (the Cowboy from The Village People), Rebecca Taylor from Slow Club, Phil Oakey (of the Human League) and YOKO ONO, who sings/yowls on epic closer, This Cities Undone.
Interplanetary Class Classics, released on Chimera Music in North America, is a feast of swirling juddering synths, wailing guitars, motorik stomp and extraordinary songwriting. The Moonlandingz have proven themselves to be one of the best live bands in the UK (“Magnificent, cosmic and batshit!” said The Quietus. “Feral antics and louche anarchy!” said The Guardian) and now they’ve produced an album of weird, catchy, glorious and filthy pop.
Phish frontman Trey Anastasio has announced a run of 2017 tour dates behind his 10th solo full-length Paper Wheels (Rubber Jungle/ATO Records). These dates will include a performance at Morrison, CO’s famed Red Rocks Amphitheater on May 31, 2017, as well a two night stand at Port Chester, NY’s Capitol Theatre, a headlining slot at Atlanta, GA’s Sweetwater 420 Festival and many more. The current list of tour dates is below, with more to be announced soon. Tickets will be available through a real time presale beginning Thursday, December 1 at 12pm ET and ending Wednesday, December 7 at 5pm ET.
WATCH: Lukas Graham’s Lyric Video for “You’re Not There”
Lukas Graham have shared the new lyric video for their latest single “You’re Not There.” The video honors frontman Lukas Forchhammer’s late father Eugene Graham, and premiered yesterday via People.com who described it as a “tear-jerking clip, which plays like a slideshow, airing shots from the Danish singer’s family photo albums set to the track’s moving lyrics.”
Tanille “Santa, Don’t Pass Me By”
R&B/Pop Artist Tanille Edwards is a multi-talented songstress who writes her own lyrics and produces the musical arrangements for her fresh new songs. Her soulful sound is uniquely reminiscent of those lyrically passionate, club groovin’ beats of the 80’s.
“I wrote “Santa Don’t Pass Me By” when I was missing my love at holiday times. Things got a little confused. He thought I meant one thing, and I meant something else. I started thinking about what would I do if I didn’t hear from him before Christmas. Knowing how much I missed him. Knowing how magical the season is. It would be my only Christmas wish for Santa to bring him back. Love is such big part of the holiday season. It is my favorite time of the year.” -xoxo Tanille
SIMPLE PLAN UNVEIL HEARTFELT NEW MUSIC VIDEO FOR “PERFECTLY PERFECT”
“Perfectly Perfect is about being in love with someone and seeing only beauty in every part of them. Even the parts they don’t like about themselves. People tend to focus too much on their so called flaws. Like when we picture ourselves, we always comment on the thing we hate or can’t stand about ourselves, when in reality, nobody really notices that stuff. Especially when you love the person. All the little “flaws” become things you that make you special and different. Most of us in the band are now married or in long term relationships and this song was definitely inspired by that. For me personally, the song really reminds me of my wife. I know she had plenty of things about herself that she doesn’t like. That she would like to change. But those are all the things that make her who she is and why I love her. We wrote the song with our good friend Tom Higgenson from the Plain White T’s and we really can’t wait for our fans to hear it played on the radio and see the video” – Pierre Bouvier (Simple Plan)
Today Brooklyn Vegan announced that Cigarettes After Sex will embark on a U.S. Tour in early 2017. The band is currently in the midst of a European Tour and at the end of January 2017 will do a run of U.S. shows as well. They also recently released the single “K.” which you can listen to here.
JOSH SALLEE – “Pressure (ft. Cassie Jo Craig)”
Introspective but bombastic in style and flow, Josh Sallee drops a hard-hitting video with “Pressure,” where he doubles on directorial duties. Featuring Cassie Jo Craig on angelic supporting vocals, Josh dives head first into the topic of depression, and the struggles and adversities associated with it. The resulting track and video is one of powerful resistance, a look inside the world of darkness felt by those who experience mental illness, barbed with the insistance the world will grow to understand the struggle one day.
Los Angeles-based band Dear Boy have shared their video for “Alluria” with Impose Magazine. The track is from the band’s sophomore EP Parts Of A Flower out now via Easy Hell. Dear Boy’s Ben Grey says, “We wanted the video to be a living rock photograph…Those 1960’s stills of rock & roll bands in their hotel rooms, where you fill in the blanks as to what they’re talking about. Those images really speak to you…you can taste their chemistry. About the song he adds, “I wanted to classify a really specific feeling. There’s a special brand of displacement that only love does to you and it’s not always the healthiest thing. The word/name Alluria was just haunting me for weeks and I didn’t know what it meant until we started writing it. ‘Alluria’ is basically a story about bad and sad. Human beings are attracted to extremes, in others and in themselves. It’s very easy to fall in love with someone or something that pulls you to those places.”
GETOVERHER a.k.a. Jason Scott Henderson, the multifaceted musician from New York City who DJs, raps, and sings, takes note of the physical attributes that distinguish his female muse. NOISEY points out “Hoop Nose Ring” is “an ode to the beautiful and diverse women of New York City (and thus the world).”
Garlands “Please Come Again”
Garlands is a newgaze / dream-pop band from Oakland, CA, founded by Lisa Light (The Lovemakers, El Elle) and Mikael Johnston (Mephisto Odyssey, Dresden & Johnston). Their self-titled debut LP drops October 25th, with a record release party October 27th at Rickshaw Stop in San Francisco with Halou and N. Lannon. Evocative female vocals, analog synths, and washed out guitar lines define the sound of this dreamy melody-driven album.