Kali Uchis’ video for “Nuestro Planeta” featuring Reykon debuts today
Directed by renowned photographer Daniel Sannwald, the video was shot in Medellin, Colombia, where the track was originally recorded with Reykon and The Rude Boyz (Shakira, Maluma). Uchis’ debut album is forthcoming.
“I wanted to shoot this video in the same place we made the song, Medellin, Colombia,” says Uchis of the video. “It’s an extension of the last video I shot in my hometown in Colombia, ‘Ridin Round.’ Thank you to everyone who brought this to life, especially my angel Daniel Sannwald.”
Nashville band Humming House will release their third full-length album Companion on October 6th via Soundly Music. The follow-up to 2015’s Revelries, the new album finds the Music City quartet expanding their sound into a new territory, creating sonic landscapes that remain compelling and honest while still maintaining a sense of intimacy that is derived from their roots of making music as friends all together in the same room. Today, they released the official video for the title track off their new album, debuted by Huffington Post who raved “Humming House, consistantly shining as an energetic band filled with uplifting, infectious tunes, up the ante on Companion.”
The trio’s ambitions are evinced not only in scope of their music, but also in the ever-expanding FORM Arcosanti arts and music festival they organize and curate annually in Arizona. FORM just celebrated its fourth year, including performances from such marquee names as Father John Misty, Solange, Future Islands, and Mount Eerie, while still maintaining the intimate and communal atmosphere that has been a hallmark of all Hundred Waters’ efforts to date.
ReverbNation, a company that has established itself as the industry’s go-to artist incubator with multiple artists getting snatched up by labels recently, today announced one of its artists, Melbourne-based Banoffee, has partnered with indie label 10K ISLANDS. Banoffee was selected by 10K ISLANDS out of over thousands of other submissions.
“I am excited to be working with 10K ISLANDS for my latest release ‘Ripe’,” said Banoffee. “Many thanks to ReverbNation for helping the music video come to fruition. Creating a visual element to my sound has always been super important to me and this video couldn’t have happened without a team effort.”
Grammy-winning country icon, best-selling author, actress, and in-demand speaker, Naomi Judd is set to release the paperback version of her new book, “River of Time: My Descent Into Depression and How I Emerged With Hope” on Dec. 5. Judd will be promoting the paperback release with multiple television, radio and online interviews, including an appearance on the TODAY Show Dec. 5.
In “River of Time: My Descent Into Depression and How I Emerged With Hope,” Judd shares her harrowing personal experience with the severe depression that almost killed her.
The LaFontaines – New album – “Common Problem”
With 2015’s debut album Class charting in the UK Top 100 and Scottish Top 10, reaching number one in the UK Indie Breakers chart, and receiving over three million plays on Spotify, The LaFontaines are ready to top that success with the seething power of their second album Common Problem, out on 27th October 2017 via A Wolf At Your Door Records.
Brent Cobb releases new single ‘Ain’t A Road Too Long’
Of the song, NPR Music’s Ann Powers praises, “…an anthem for the labourers who make music possible—a funny, sweet and funky talking blues in which Cobb counts his blessings while acknowledging the sweat equity it took to secure them… Cobb and his collaborators find transcendence in soul’s leavening and the grease of rock ‘n’ roll.”
Lydia Lunch is an ordained reverend of the Universal Life Church. Lunch’s eulogies have been recognized for years as prophetic and hold in them a special beauty and depth unparalleled in today’s writers. One only needs to listen to her moving piece, “Dust and Shadow” showcased on this collection.
Julien Baker Releases Video For New Single “Appointments”
“That the first single…sounds profound should be no surprise. Baker’s sparseness has never sacrificed richness, and her songs often seem, in some unconscious way, haunted.” — New York Magazine’s Vulture
X Ambassadors Release Video for “Ahead Of Myself”
“With the “Ahead Of Myself” video, we wanted to take something that everyone takes for granted in music videos and turn that on its head,” says X Ambassadors lead singer Sam Harris. “Instead of lip-synching along to the words, the vocals would be recorded live, in the moment. We hoped to create something vulnerable and imperfect with this video, because that’s what the song is all about – embracing your fears and still diving in head-first.”
SVARTANATT ‘HIT HIM DOWN’ Official Video
Svartanatt releases their brand new single and video ‘Hit Him Down’. At the same time the band announce that they are returning to the studio to record the follow up album to their self titled debut. Their first album received a lot of praise when it was released in august 2016. The bands new, yet to be named album is set to hit the streets during the spring of 2018. The new single ‘Hit Him Down’ will be included on their upcoming album.
New Wild Ones single for Skope Magazine
‘Standing At The Back Of Your Show’ premiered at Gold Flake Paint, and is the 2nd single from the debut album by Wild Ones, the project of the Portland based part DIY oddity part electropop polished collective. The first single ‘Paresthesia’ just peaked at #4 on the Hype Machine most popular chart, and has exceeded everyone’s expectations in the reaction it caused from places like DIY, Nylon, and Indie Shuffle who also included the track in their Best Of August playlist. I really love this band, so any support you can give them would mean a lot to me too.
The Struts support The Rolling Stones
This coming Monday 18th September flamboyant British rock’n’roll band The Struts will be playing a hugely anticipated headline show at the Electric Ballroom in London. They are delighted to announce that fast-rising Sheffield band Bang Bang Romeo will be supporting them.
The Struts will themselves be supporting The Rolling Stones at two of their European shows later that week. They will be playing alongside the rock ‘n’ roll giants in Zurich, Switzerland on the 20th and Lucca, Italy on the 23rd.
Glastonbury production duo Speakman Sound team up with Frankie Forman
Warm follows the breakneck success of debut single In Flight which became a top viral track on Spotify while being touted by key tastemakers including 6Music’s Lauren Laverne, Radio X’s John Kennedy, Soho Radio’s Eddie Temple Morris and Radio 1’s Huw Stephens, Monki & Phil Taggart. The latter commendations led to the brothers being offered a slot on the BBC Introducing stage at Glastonbury for a ram-packed homecoming.
R.E.M. TO RELEASE 25TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION OF AUTOMATIC FOR THE PEOPLE
The album (plus bonus track “Photograph,” featuring Natalie Merchant) was remixed in Dolby Atmos by Automatic’s original producer, Scott Litt, and engineer, Clif Norrell. This technology delivers a leap forward from surround sound with expansive, flowing audio that immerses the listener far beyond what stereo can offer. It transports the listener inside the recording studio with multi-dimensional audio—evoking a time when listening to music was an active, transformative experience, and reigniting the emotion you felt when you first heard the album in 1992. R.E.M.’s Automatic For The People is the first album to be commercially released in this expressive, breathtaking format.
The Clientele share the exploratory “Everything You See Tonight Is Different From Itself”
With the September 22 release of Music for the Age of Miracles just around the corner, The Clientele are sharing another exciting preview of the new album!
Breakout Artist Ella Vos Debuts New Track “Rearrange”
Of the track, Vos says, “‘Rearrange’ is about trying to change yourself in order to fit in or be accepted. I wrote this song after realizing how much time I’d wasted trying to explain myself to someone who was never going to understand me, not just because I was different, but because I wasn’t who they wanted me to be and I never would be.”
Exarsis publish video for “General Guidance”
Greek thrash metallers Exarsis have published a new video for the track “General Guardiance”, which is taken off the band’s fourth and upcoming album, “New War Order”, out on October 20th.
Swiss Power-Rock outfit Killing Volts stream debut EP + music video
A few days after the official release of its debut EP ‘Why Should I Say Yes?’ released for LP & Digital on Bandcamp, the Killing Volts (power-action rock from Geneva, Switzerland included members of The Black Widow’s Project) just unleased a new official music video for the song “Never Insecure” on YouTube
LOST HORIZONS Share New Track “Bones”
With their debut album Ojalá due for release 3rd November on Bella Union, Lost Horizons release the LP’s soulful opening track, “Bones” as a single. Lost Horizons is the new musical project of former–Cocteau Twin and Bella Union boss Simon Raymonde and Richie Thomas of early 4AD figureheads Dif Juz. The track features the distinctive vocals of Beth Cannon in a powerhouse performance.
Brokenchord is set to release his debut LP Endless Transmissions via Bristol based label Black Acre on 29th September.
Today, DJ and hip hop icon DJ ENVY releases the official video for his rapidly growing single “Text Ur Number” ft. Fetty Wap & DJ Slink. The Shomy Patwary directed video, premiered on Complex, opens up with DJ Envy leaving town under investigation by the feds and returning home to a massive surprise pool party that his love interest uses as a set up to crack his case.
London-Irish tropical indie firebrands Bokito release dazzling new single, ‘Aloof’
Reflecting the dislocation and identity drift of diaspora across the globe, ‘Aloof’ was penned by Bokito frontman Moses after his siblings followed him to London in search of employment. Their growing desire to move back home was tempered by a sense of not feeling welcome there any more. “It’s not a specifically angry or political song but rather just about a feeling that Ireland will never really feel like home again, or at least that’s how it seems currently,” says Moses.
Mister Heavenly shares new track
Mister Heavenly dabbled in love and affection on their first record, 2011’s Out of Love (Sub Pop). This time, however, the band is in a scrappy mood as they embrace a tougher sound on their new album, Boxing the Moonlight.
Listen to “Greyhound” off Prawn’s forthcoming album, ‘Run’
Today, Prawn shares “Greyhound” the final pre-release single off their sophomore album Run being released September 22 via Topshelf Records.
Listen to Wild Ones’ new single “Standing in the Back at Your Show”
Portland, OR’s Wild Ones have shared “Standing in the Back at Your Show” the second single off their forthcoming album, Mirror Touch, due October 6 via Topshelf Records. “Standing in the Back at Your Show is about young love when it’s completely inappropriate and unwieldy.,” explains vocalist Danielle Sullivan. “It began as a story about my husband and I, who is also a musician, and morphed into a semi fictional tale of its own.” Gold Flake Paint calls it a “sumptuous undertaking.”
CLOAKROOM DEBUT “BIG WORLD” VIDEO
Northwest Indiana’s Cloakroom have added an additional west coast run to their previously announced Fall tour dates in support of their recently released sophomore album Time Well. In conjunction with the announcement the band have shared a new video for album track “Big World.” Directed by Cloakroom bassist Robert Markos, the clip evokes a child-led pagan ritual, unexpectedly finding a parallel in the trio’s unique amalgam of smotheringly heavy sonics, gauzy textures, and forlorn melodies. The tour will kick off at the end of September with an east coast run followed by the new west coast dates in November (full dates below).
Nightmares on Wax Shares New Track With Video
After playing packed club shows and festivals around the globe nonstop for two years, Nightmares on Wax returns with his new cut Back To Nature. The track is quintessential Nightmares on Wax; a slowed down, exquisitely produced, emotional journey into humankind’s relationship with the natural world. The accompanying video, directed by João Pombeiro, follows this narrative through its cut-up collage of magazines, postcards and vintage film, with glimpses of a future harmonious utopia.
Jessie Ware Releases New Song “Alone”
Of “Alone,” the London-born singer / songwriter says: “I’m so happy to be reunited with Kid Harpoon on this one. It’s a song about stealing time with your loved one, and longing for the simple declaration that they want the same.”
All Things Go has premiered the video for Juiceboxxx’s single “Go To The Club Alone”, from his recently released LP ‘Freaked Out American Loser’.
“This song is hella reflective, and even though it’s set as a one-sided conversation with a woman about our status and future, it’s really just my thoughts conveyed out loud,” ymtk explained to GRUNGECAKE. “The beach is a representation of mind, that’s why I’m the only person there. The song is a conversation with myself, inside my own head. The end of the video shows me falling into a wave and never appearing again. This is a visual metaphor for letting myself/everything ‘fall in place,’ riding the wave and letting things happen the way they need to.”
American Idol winner and Platinum-selling soul singer Taylor Hicks will release “Six Strings and Diamond Rings” on September 29. The long-awaited single is Hicks’ first taste of new music released in seven years and features a collaboration with Robert Randolph of ‘Robert Randolph and the Family Band.’
The single is the first from Hicks’ forthcoming album, set to release in early 2018 via SonyRED/Modern Whomp Records.
“I’ve always heard that for an artist to become successful you have to live and breathe the art that you are making. Six Strings and Diamond Rings personifies that for me in every way,” says Hicks of his new single.
Raleigh, NC-based rock/sweetcore band Alesana are excited to announce that they will be heading to Ecuador to perform a show this fall. The show follows their two-week headlining run in August on the Hero With A Thousand Faces Tour. The band is also set to perform in Mexico City this coming Saturday, September 16. When speaking about the show, vocalist Shawn Milke said:
“It is hard to believe that after all of these years we are still getting to perform in brand new places around the world. We are very excited to hit the stage and join our amazing fans in Ecuador for a night of rock and roll and good times!”
The show will take place on November 3rd. Tickets will be available soon!
San Francisco’s Molly House Records is excited to partner with dancer, singer Saturn Rising on their debut EP Darkest Dream. Saturn Rising began as a backup dancer for national touring act Double Duchess, and has shared stages with Alice Glass, Palmistry, Big Freedia and Le1f. They have been an active member in the Bay Area indie club art scene including hosting events to acting in queer theatre to judging vogue contests, in addition their own music performances. Today, Saturn Rising shares with Ravelin Magazine an eclectic mix of some of his favorite tracks which include: Mykki Blanco, Kelela, Bbymutha and more. Saturn Rising also spoke to KQED Arts this week in depth regarding self-expression, the Bay Area’s LGBTQ’s nightlife scene and their debut EP ‘Darkest Dream’.
In the wake of the devastation Hurricane Harvey, Houston rapper and community activist Trae Tha Truth once again made moves to salvage and rebuild the city he’s represented proudly for decades. In the past couple weeks, Trae has helped by patrolling a boat through Houston, Port Arthur, and surrounding areas to rescue those trapped by flooding (including San Antonio Spurs forward Jonathon Simmons), providing Texas inmates with food and supplies, and launching a GoFundMe through his Angels By Nature nonprofit organization.
A veteran band leader of the last twenty years, and a songwriter of considerable output, Adam Ostrar (formerly Adam Busch) now presents his second solo record Brawls In The Briar, after a career spent at the helm of art rock ensembles The Curious Digit (Jagjaguwar), Manishevitz (Jagjaguwar) and SONOI (Meno Mosso).
Today, rising singer/songwriter Aaron Camper continues his running streak of releasing addictive tracks with the release of “High $ Habit” from his forthcoming EP due this Fall. Last month, Aaron brought the initial heat with the release of his single “Heat” that was premiered exclusively via Billboard. Aaron, a multi-talented artist with an unparalleled musicianship, released his buzzed about EP Blow last year. The lead single “Hypnotizing” has garnered over 10 million streams on Spotify.
Sivion wants you to “Relax”
Sivion shares, “This record is on some super chill, recline on the couch, and let your worries dissipate like vapor type vibe. When Sebastian Hochstein first sent me this track it was called “Relate” and I remember thinking how relaxing it was to my ears. Then I chuckled a bit when I thought of that episode of “A Different World” where Whitley Gilbert kept saying “Relax, Relate, Release!” as her mantra for dealing with stress. And from there the concept was sparked and began to flow.”