NSTASIA shares new song “Chains”
Haitian-American singer/songwriter NSTASIA shares her new song “Chains” from her upcoming debut New Religion EP out this Friday, 11/17. The smoldering track chronicles NSTASIA’s own affinity for Atlanta playboys and the fiery passion that engulfs those relationships. She’s released a line up of staggering songs that continue to showcase her undeniable skill as a songwriter and ability to create indelible songs, positioning her as one of tomorrow’s most promising new stars.
LÅNGFINGER: “Say Jupiter” Video From Gothenburg Power Trio Now Playing At The Obelisk
Gothenburg power trio LÅNGFINGER is pleased to unveil latest video, “Say Jupiter.” The tune comes by way of their Crossyears full-length, released last year via Small Stone.
JEFFE shares whimsical debut single ‘Whoever Your Love, I’m Cool’
JEFFE’s debut arrives from the depths. “WHOEVER YOU LOVE, i’m COOL” tells a tale of emotional detachment – a small scene peppered with clues of a decaying domesticity. “Did I ever confess, I love this mess you made me,” JEFFE sighs over distant piano notes and spectral vocal backing. “Whatever is left comes undone when you hold me.”
Zilm – ‘Life is Like’ Single
Jamie Zilm is a multi-instrumentalist/vocalist/radio presenter originally from the small country town of Bordertown, South Australia. He currently resides in Adelaide, working on original solo material hoping to release a full length album when he feels it’s ready.
Ayelle teams up with Crayon on seductive, confrontational new RnB single “Silverplates”
“Silverplates is a metaphor for male privilege and the entitlement felt towards female identifying bodies. Too often in this narrative, women are made to feel as if they’re disposable, and it’s an exhausting landscape to navigate.” – Ayelle.
Calva Louise unveil blistering new track, ‘Getting Closer’
Calva Louise return with blistering new track, ‘Getting Closer’, as the follow up to their Flying Vinyl released track, ‘I’m Gonna Do Well’ on the 10th November.
In their relatively short-time as a band, Calva Louise have gained the backing of industry tastemakers such as This Feeling and Flying Vinyl.
Bob Seger offered fans a glimpse of his new album, I KNEW YOU WHEN, on Facebook today by posting a teaser video featuring five songs from the album: “Busload of Faith”, “I Knew You When”, “Blue Ridge”, “Democracy” and “Gracile”. The album will be available in stores and via streaming services this Friday, November 17th.
Hockey Dad announce new album ‘Blend Inn’
Australian surf-rock duo Hockey Dad unveil the suitably raucous visuals to latest single Homely Feeling, the first taste of their sophomore album Blend Inn set for release on 9th February via Manchester Indie label LAB Records.
An ode to the search for that sense of homely comfort whilst being miles away from your roots, this for Hockey Dad being the small, laid-back coastal town of Windang, Australia, Homely Feeling is a fuzzy blast of youthful energy. Now the tune is accompanied by a video that’ll make you pine for the glory days of MTV; a drained pool, inebriated-skating-grandpa antics and a whole heap of mates capture the charm and energy of youth with which Hockey Dad won hearts originally.
Since forming in 2012, Brave Baby has remained a fixture of the emerging music scene in Charleston, South Carolina. In its early years the band operated out of a makeshift studio in a storage facility in downtown Charleston alongside prominent local acts Susto and Band of Horses. The studio, aptly titled “The Space,” would grow into the hub of the rising music scene in the city. With the release of their debut L.P. Forty Bells, the band grew to local prominence in addition to selling out mid-size venues throughout the region eventually becoming one of the city’s top acts.
Buyepongo Premieres “Tumbalo” EP via LA RECORD
Buyepongo means “to cause a ruckus” – which certainly describes the scene on the dance floors whenever the band launches into its dizzyingly energetic, instantly infectious rhythms. But it also describes Buyepongo’s riotous mash-up of influences, which absorbs hip-hop, punk, funk, and jazz sounds into a delirious tropical blend of styles from across the Latin American diaspora. Like its name, the band is part hybrid, part invention, something untranslatable that nevertheless perfectly captures its uniquely vibrant spirit.
Young Jesus sign to Saddle Creek + Release video for “Feeling”
Los Angeles via Chicago experimental outfit Young Jesus have signed with celebrated indie label Saddle Creek who will be releasing the band’s new album S/T physically on February 23rd, 2018. The album is available digitally now.
S. Carey Announces New LP ‘Hundred Acres’
Hundred Acres finds Carey at his most confident, mature, and grounded, writing the strongest songs of his career. At its core, the album is a poetic treatise on what is truly necessary in life, a surprisingly utilitarian art project that underscores the power of enduring. Carey challenges himself and the listener to strive for a near-utopian ideal of returning to a simpler way of life, and loving those around you, to heal personal wounds.
Walking Papers (Duff McKagan, Jefferson Angell, Benjamin Anderson, Barrett Martin)
Seattle’s Walking Papers, featuring Jefferson Angell (The Missionary Position), Benjamin Anderson (both of The Missionary Position) Duff McKagan (Guns N’ Roses, Velvet Revolver), and Barrett Martin (Screaming Trees, Mad Season) and will release the moody and carnal WP2, their second album with Loud & Proud Records on January 19, 2018.
Houston, Texas-based OMOTAI has issued the first of several new videos from their recently-released A Ruined Oak full-length, releasing the visual accompaniment for “Last Of The Green Vial” through a debut hosted by Invisible Oranges.
Alison Wonderland releases ‘Happy Place’
An internationally recognised DJ and producer, Alison has played at some of the world’s biggest festivals, including the mainstage of EDC Las Vegas, and will head to South America this spring to play Chile, Argentina, and Brazil for Lollapalooza. In addition to touring, Alison Wonderland is also putting the finishing touches on her second album, set for release in 2018, the follow up to 2015’s breakout success ‘RUN’
The Detroit-based Design and Manufacturing Brand, Shinola, announces its new Canfield Headphone Collection is out today. Two years in the making, Shinola’s in-house team carefully tuned and engineered the Canfield Collection (4 different styles of headphones) with the same rigor and craftsmanship they employ across their growing number of product categories. Long known for their impeccable fine watches, it was developed with the same high-quality materials, finishes, and processes they use to make their watches, and the sound signature is rich, warm, and expansive. This is an approach to personal listening that’s anything but disposable. This marks the brands second entry into the music space, following their debut in 2017 with their stunning Runwell Turntable and Bookshelf Speakers created with music connoisseurs in mind.
Post-Black Metal Outfit NULLINGROOTS Stream Entire New Album, “Into The Grey”
Recently signed Prosthetic Records post-black metal group NULLINGROOTS are gearing up to release their upcoming five track album, Into The Grey, this Friday, November 17, 2017. In celebration of this week’s release, the band is streaming the entire album now, exclusively via Decibel Magazine.
STONE SOUR ANNOUNCE NEW NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES
Internationally acclaimed rock band Stone Sour has announced new North American tour dates for early 2018. The new dates include a co-headline tour with Halestorm and special guests The Dead Deads set to commence on January 27th in Abbotsford, British Columbia, followed by a string of headline shows with support from Red Sun Rising and The Dead Deads which get underway February 16th in Grand Rapids, MI (see attached itinerary). Tickets for all dates go on sale November 17th. Stone Sour are currently traversing Europe on the ‘Hydrograd World Tour’ which kicked off earlier this month with support from The Pretty Reckless.
Someone unveils delicate, autumnal new single ‘Forget Forgive’
First single The Deep had a warm, brooding groove, Say Something brought the fuzz, and now third cut Forget Forgive ushers in a more delicate, contemplative and personal side to Someone’s sophisticated songwriting.
‘Playing the song to other people actually always feels a bit icky’ Someone, AKA Tessa Rose Jackson, explains ‘like reading an excerpt from my diary out in public. It’s super naked, about battling some pretty nasty demons and, in overcoming them, figuring out the kind of person you want to be. I wrote and recorded it all in one night (between the hours of 11PM and 4AM). Some songs take ages to fine-tune and hone, but this one felt like I was just solidifying a strain of thought that had been flowing around inside my head for ages.”
Spooky Cool shares interview and live video for single “Black Wine”
Ahead of the band’s upcoming Richmond show,the band has premiered a new live video for their track “Black Wine” filmed by Good Day RVA at Ravelin Magazine with an interview and Richmond photo shoot with the band. The outlet says of the video, “The track we’re featuring today was performed live for Good Day RVA, which not only highlights Spooky Cool’s Richmond pride but also gives an opportunity for us to see complexity in action.”
Black Lips UK tour dates begin this week in Glasgow
During the recording the band isolated themselves from the outside world, infusing the album with a focused liveliness similar to the spirit that brought them together in the first place. On Satan’s Graffiti or God’s Art? founding members Cole Alexander and Jared Swilley teamed with former guitarist Jack Hines (who played in the group from 2002-2004) and recent additions Oakley Munson on drums and Zumi Rosow on saxophone. The album also features contributions by Saul Adamczewski of Fat White Family and guest vocals by Yoko Ono.
KODIE SHANE SHARES NEW TRACK “SIRENS”
One of Atlanta’s freshest, fiercest, and fieriest voices, the 19-year-old hip-hop maverick has quickly become a unanimous fan and critical favorite. The First Lady of Lil Yachty’s sailing team has garnered praise from The Fader, Pitchfork, Complex, Noisey, Vogue, Pigeons & Planes, Billboard, Paper, Nylon, W Magazine, Mass Appeal, and more. In 2016, Kodie Shane’s Zero Gravity EP served up a series of hits. “Sad” [feat. Lil Yachty] generated over 2.9 million Spotify streams followed by the runaway success of “Drip On My Walk.” Earlier this summer, Kodie dropped her latest EP “Back From The Future.” With a debut album due next year, Kodie has headlined a packed cross-country tour and supported the likes of Lil Uzi Vert, Lil Yachty, Snakehips, SYD from The Internet and Jhene Aiko.
UK No.1 charting Producer iSHi (Tinie Tempah, Stormzy, Rihanna etc) new project ‘The Alley’
iSHi has worked with an incredible array of artists including the likes of Pusha T, Stormzy, Craig David, Rihanna, Swedish House Mafia’s Sebastian Ingrosso and has had 3 number 1 singles in the UK and produced numerous platinum selling hits such as ‘Written In The Stars’ with Tinie Tempah, ‘Read All About It (feat Emeli Sandé)’ with Professor Green and ‘Waiting All Night’ with Rudimental.
The Women’s International Music Network (the WiMN), proudly announces the 2018 She Rocks Awards honorees. Paying tribute to women in the music industry, the sixth annual She Rocks Awards at the NAMM Show will debut at its new home, the House of Blues Anaheim, on Friday, Jan. 26, 2018 at 6:30p.m.
The follow-up to her 2015 self-titled debut EP, Discussions With Myself sets a sprawling dreamscape set to lushly detailed alt-pop, constructed with a newfound sense of self-possession. With her ethereal yet commanding vocals, Soren sings of paper dolls and plane crashes with equal intensity, infusing the album with moments of bruising honesty and fragile wisdom. Working with producer Justyn Pilbrow (Halsey, The Knocks, The Neighbourhood), Bryce ended up sculpting a sonic universe that’s moody yet luminous, delicate yet volatile. While she notes that Pilbrow took on a mentor-like role in honing her production skills, the 20-year-old artist mostly handled the album’s pre-production on her own.
As WAR Records prepares to issue STRIFE’s Live At The Troubadour, No Echo has debuted the crushing classic “Lift,” from 1994’s monumental One Truth, is now playing alongside an interview with STRIFE guitarist and WAR Records founder Andrew Kline.
Tangerine is an alt-pop trio based in Los Angeles consisting of sisters Marika and Miro Justad and their best friend Toby Kuhn. The band combines real drums and bass with sparkly guitars, synth, and expressive pop vocals to create a sound that blends the past, present, and future.
AMPLINE TO RELEASE THEIR NEW “PASSION RELAPSE” ALBUM JAN. 26TH
Montgomery, along with The Breeders’ Kelley Deal, is currently a member of the duo, R.Ring, who’ve recently released their debut LP. Mike also plays in Mike Vallely and the New Arms alongside iconic professional skateboarders Kristian Svitak (The Heartaches / Swami Recs) and Mike Vallely (Black Flag / Good For You with Greg Ginn). The group has been touring the States and overseas this past year. Vallely’s Skateboard company, Street Plant, has featured quite a few Ampline tracks in their video edits. The cuts document the riders’ lives, travels and skating around the globe. The Ampline tracks are a natural pairing for the raw, aggressive energy of the skating.
Mimicking Birds — the Portland, OR-based group of songwriter Nate Lacy (guitar/vocals), Aaron Hanson (drums), and Adam Trachsel (bass, synth) — today premiered new single “Another Time,” off their forthcoming album Layers Of Us — via The FADER. “‘Another Time’ deals with the concept of human-caused climate change, and how those in places of power seem to be perpetually postponing resolution,” says Lacy of the song’s poignant lyrics (“To so blatantly deny what’s proven real / When the ruins flood and the road no longer leads to home”).
Saintseneca Share “Moon Barks At The Dog”
Acclaimed Ohio group Saintseneca are releasing a new song today entitled “Moon Barks at The Dog.” The band’s singer and songwriter Zac Little describes the cathartic Appalachian folk ballad as “a lullaby for the stoned prophets, nostalgic for the future.” Listen HERE .
Winning a legion of fans with his honest, hooky, and emotional songwriting, Vancouver’s SonReal is a major talent. Paying tribute to his father, who passed away while SonReal was away on tour in 2016, SonReal shares the video “My Friend,” a sparely elegant ballad. Produced by Charlie Handsome (Kanye West, Young Thug) and Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds, “My Friend” is a loving portrait of SonReal’s relationship with his father–who was the most important person in SonReal’s life until he died. In the heart-wrenching video, premiered by VIBE, SonReal slings an acoustic guitar in the rural British Columbia area where he grew up with his father, taking refuge in an unfinished house with a portrait of his father on the wall.
Noiseheads, Unveil NEW Track on Idobi Radio
Hailed as “one of America’s most promising young rock bands” (AlternativeNation.net), Noiseheads breathe new life into alternative music with their forthcoming new full-length entitled Sitcoms for Aliens, a self-produced release under the band’s own label, Silly Monkey Music. Noiseheads’ debut album was featured in several top album lists of 2013 and, alongside their 2015 EP release, has been streamed and sold in nearly 40 countries. The band have toured around the US and shared bills with Fuel, K. Flay, Collective Soul, Murs, SOJA, Psychedelic Furs, and many more.
Oscar Jerome Shares new single ‘Subdued’
This new track, which finds Oscar assimilating electronica and hip-hop with the influence of musical touchstones including Gil Scott Heron and Jay Dilla, arrives just ahead of his sold-out headline show at London’s Servant Jazz Quarters tomorrow night (Nov 15). Oscar will also support Songhoy Blues across their forthcoming UK headline dates.
Epitaph Signs Teenage Wrist
According to the band, “for us, signing to Epitaph felt like the thing that was always supposed to happen for this band. We all grew up with the label and know how important their influence has been on the alternative and punk scene. To now be a part of it is truly a dream come true!”
G-EAZY RELEASES TITLE TRACK TO FORTHCOMING ALBUM
G-Eazy continues to unleash new music as the December 15th release of his forthcoming 20 track double-album The Beautiful & Damned on BPG/RVG/RCA RECORDS draws closer. Today he drops the title track to the album as a free instant-grat track download upon pre-order of the LP. Just last week G-Eazy dropped the second single and video for the first instant-grat track titled “The Plan” along with the release date of the album and guest features including Halsey, Cardi B, A$AP Rocky, Kehlani, E-40, Charlie Puth, Anna of The North and more. He also released the trailer for The Beautiful & Damned short film that will be released on the same day the album drops, giving a sneak peak into the narrative of the multi-media project that is based on the duality of the tumultuous rock-star life.
The track was produced by Wolfgramm, Fredro Odesjo (multi-platinum producer for Tohoshinki/TVXQ) and Joshua Sadlier-Brown (John Legend, Gogol Bordello, Kelly Buchanan). Already making waves in her genre,she has shared the stage with Ziggy Marley, Incubus, Dirty Heads, Tribal Seeds, Sublime ft. Rome and New King. The track is slated for a film soundtrack, Paper Year, starring Eve Hewson(Bono’s daughter/The Knick) and Avan Jogia (Tut). Jamsphere raves, “[Wolfgramm’s] voice isn’t matched by anyone else in pop right now, in terms of how she mixes high class elegance with lowdown and dirty grit. She’s the devil and a queen all wrapped in one.”
Colorado-based band Gasoline Lollipops shares new track “Mustangs” via No Depression. “Robert Louis Cole, who traveled the South on a one-car tour with Gasoline Lollipops frontman Clay Rose a few years ago, wrote ‘Mustangs’ as a sparse acoustic blues,” the band explains of the track, “we’re honored to give it a rollicking full-band treatment on Soul Mine.”
Paradise Drive “Come Together”
LA Rock band Paradise Drive has dropped a new video for their take on the Beatles classic “Come Together”. Check out the visual below, directed by Douglas T Green for W2W entertainment.
Becca Mancari Premieres ‘Good Woman’ Official Video with UPROXX
Last month, the Nashville-based singer and songwriter Becca Mancari released her debut album Good Woman via her imprint Gold Tooth Records. Today, UPROXX premiered the video for the album’s title track and said, “…she’s perfected a cosmic roots sound that has its origins in the earthy sounds of traditional music, but that spreads ever outward, into the future.”
Platinum B Love “I Don’t Know Em”
Platinum B Love releases his new record, “I Don’t Know Em,” produced by Futune. Here’s what he had to say about the record;
“The song is about how you put your trust in someone and think you know them, but when they cross you, you find out you really don’t know them.”
New Music from Atlanta Rapper, Tommie King
Tommie King releases his second single, “Dead Up” produced by BeatzCraze. His sound on “Dead Up” is a world apart from the humble sound of his viral debut single, “Diamonds.” The flow and delivery showcase his ability to be melodic while keeping a keen sense of depth and substance. Tommie King’s, “Dead Up” is a clear statement he’s ready for stardom. The record serves as another solid release from his debut project titled, “Axiom” still yet to be dated for release.
As Paradise Falls reveal new Captive to the Creation music video
Brisbane’s As Paradise Falls have revealed a crushing new music video for their latest single Captive to the Creation. The video captures the awe-inspiring energy of As Paradise Falls in a live setting. Directed by Colin B Cadell, the video features Clint Curtis (Down Royale) on guest vocals, and was filmed at Crowbar in Brisbane.
Singer-songwriter Jonathan Cavier has announced his third solo album, Blue Room Remix, which will be released on December 1, 2017 via iTunes and all major digital outlets.This new take on the songs from Cavier’s latest album Blue Room features all-new mixes by renowned engineer NicoEssig (Katy Perry, Paul McCartney, Goo Goo Dolls) in addition to being fully re-mastered with Cavier at Capitol Studios in Hollywood, CA. Vocals throughout the album are reworked from their earlier versions, and the new production results in a warm, full, and rich sound that echoes the multidimensionality of Cavier’s songwriting.
Stacked Like Pancakes Take On Trump in New Video “45”
In these days of Donald Trump’s Presidency, it can be hard to find reasons to smile when we are constantly bombarded with his backwards policies and ways of thinking. From his thoughts on immigration to his “plans” for a wall across the border of Mexico to his backwards thinking on women’s rights and healthcare reform, Trump has created a climate of unrest and uncertainty.
Mavis Staples – “Ain’t No Doubt About It”
Mavis Staples is premiering a brand new song care of culture site GARDEN AND GUN . Ain’t No Doubt About It,” is from Mavis’ highly anticipated new album If All I Was Was Black, which arrives in stores this November 17th.
“Ain’t No Doubt About It” is a lilting and warmly poignant country soul track featuring vocals by Wilco frontman Jeff Tweedy, who also serves as the album’s producer and songwriter.
MANGOO: The Obelisk Premieres “Relief” Video
The Heat is the forthcoming full-length from Finnish rockers MANGOO (pronounced “man go”), slated to drop next month via Small Stone. On the Turku-based outfit’s third full-length, they come backed by a wall of thick, fuzz-fueled guitars and hard-hitting drums with an added sprinkling of analog synth sounds. Combined they result in a sound truly the band’s own – someplace between grunge, classic heavy rock, and a progressive psychedelic spaciousness that refuses any and all boundaries of style between rock and metal and beyond.
The 405 has premiered the new single from Quicksilver Daydream entitled “Ferryman”. It will be featured on the forthcoming EP ‘A Thousand Shadows, A Single Flame’ out 2/9/2018. When talking about the track vocalist/composer Adam Lytle says, “I wrote Ferryman a few years ago after reading [Herman] Hesse’s Siddhartha, in the story, young Siddhartha meets a ferryman (Vasudeva) who acts as his guide, both across the river and towards enlightenment. In one beautiful moment he asks Siddhartha, ‘Have you also learned that secret from the river; that there is no such thing as time? That the river is everywhere at the same time, at the source and at the mouth, at the waterfall, at the ferry, at the current, in the ocean and in the mountains, everywhere and that the present only exists for it, not the shadow of the past nor the shadow of the future.’ This song is a reflection on the meaning of that idea.”
Shelley Segal releases new single ‘Somebody Like You’
Somebody Like You is a soaring and emotive song about Shelley’s personal struggle when at 18 years old, her family rejected her boyfriend as he wasn’t of the same religion, Jewish. Shelley fought for her relationship, moving out of home to live with her partner, and although she is not religious now says “I know that many people still experience this tension between their families, traditions and the person they love for various reasons, religion, race, gender, orientation. The truth is, you cannot help or control who you love.” Though Shelley’s own struggle was religion based, it flares up the same emotions and feelings bought upon by the current same sex marriage vote of which Shelley is passionate supporter of, a very fitting and timely reminder for everyone to get your vote in before it closes on November 7.
Delsinki releases new single ‘Wishing Upon a Star’
Delsinki returns. Like a brother from another planet exploring his earthbound condition, this cultural zigzag wanderer defies convention again, with a rumination in the journey of life.
Delsinki thinks journeys are for Hobbits, ‘Wishing Upon a Star’ brings Delsinki’s alien Middle Earth persona into the bright light; but like a chameleon in the shadow of the night, everything is open to interpretation. A Canned Heat shuffle precedes a glorious build, then a Nancy and Lee workout with the gorgeous Brooke Taylor, and a magnificently elegant and energetic harmonica solo from Things of Stone and Woods’ Justin Brady. It’s got a stadium-esqe chorus with more hooks than a ghost net. A life examined in three and a quarter minutes. Judge for yourself.
After a stellar 26-year musical journey, Ville Valo and his fellow band members of HIM are now out on their last journey together. They have allowed celebrated photographer Ville Juurikkala to be up close and personal, and vividly document the tour preparations, specifically for this unique collection of photographs. These exclusive pictures of HIM are a fitting tribute to what has been one of Finland’s greatest bands.
Previously shown at the Helsinki Art Museum (HAM) and used in the band’s tour advertising, the photographs in this exhibition and sale celebrate the extraordinary entity that is HIM, in one of the last photo shoots they did as a band. In an exclusive addition to this exhibit, some never-before-seen images are being included. All of the prints in the exhibition are limited-edition and available for purchase at Morrison Hotel Gallery in SoHo and on the gallery’s website.
LA buzz-band Smoke Season is fresh off their UK tour where they debuted new music. The new material features a shift in creative direction which showcases anthemic melodies, rocksteady grooves and hard hitting beats – including their latest single, “Wolves.” The indie-electronic duo, once referred to as “Fleetwood Mac with beats” has upcoming singles featuring Mix Master Mike of the Beastie Boys and a collaboration Sonny Diperri (Animal Collective, Portugal the Man).
Nate Husser of The Posterz Salutes the Spirit of Creativity
With an intensely personal aesthetic and influences from all over the musical spectrum, Nate Husser is one of the most uniquely creative emcees on either side of the US/Canada border. Blending his widespread musical and personal influences, including Beck and Rage Against the Machine, into a a hard-edged and lyrical dose of industrial rap, Husser shares Geto Rock For The Youth EP, his first solo EP. An invigorating release with a dark sonic palette, the Noisey-premiered GRFTY showcases Husser’s off-kilter charisma, nimbly weaving his high-pitched rasp through spaces in the beat. A member of the critically acclaimed rap group The Posterz, dubbed “best new rap group” by Jeff Weiss and the “pillars of the new wave of Montreal rap” by Complex, Husser establishes a compelling solo identity, sometimes aggressive, sometimes aspirational, but always defiant and clever. A compelling counterpoint to the dark, aggressive waves emanating from South Florida and SoundCloud, Geto Rock For The Youth is an impressive debut, positioning Nate Husser as a vital underground artist for the internet age
Single: Maxo Kream – “Bussdown”
Rhyming with infectious cadence about the gruesome realities of street living, Maxo Kream is one of the most talented up-and-comers in the rap game. Returning with a sparely-produced, bass-heavy new single, Maxo flexes on the menacing “Bussdown,” produced by Wlderness. Winding his flow around the rubbery bassline, “Bussdown” is an impressive lyrical exercise, with the Houston rapper having a blast finding new ways to describe gangsta life: “Neck wet like I’m baptized/MJ with the 4-5 (fadeaway)/Trap house strapped, no bungee/Wrappin’ up a pack like a mummy.” “Bussdown” is Maxo’s first single since “Mars,” his collaboration with Lil Uzi Vert, premiered on OVO Sound Radio. “Mars” followed “5200,” which spent a few weeks on Spotify’s Most Necessary playlist, and “Grannies,” an intensely personal track that has been streamed over 5M times on all platforms.
The 405 has premiered the new track from MXMS entitled “Something In The Way”, which is a cover of the Nirvana song from their 1991 hit album ‘Nevermind’. When talking about the track the duo says,”‘Something in the Way’ is our favorite piece of Kurt’s writing. The numb, submissive feeling has been glue for other frightened humans like us. Our re-creation of the song is our interpretation of Ariel’s daily cyclic journey through mental illness, depression and the drugs that sometimes work. The song is meant to postpone the inevitable face-to-face with reality that’s en route.”
TOURIST — UK PRODUCER / COMPOSER — RELEASES VIDEO FOR ‘HUSH’
UK producer and composer Tourist unveils the beautiful accompanying video for “Hush” – the instrumental track from his acclaimed Wash EP [listen here] which came out last week. Directed by Dillon Moore, it focuses on William Phillips aka Tourist playing piano at the houses of various LA musical friends, including Benny Blanco, Rostam from Vampire Weekend and RL Grime. The audio is a mixture of William playing the track on the piano and the final version of the track on the EP.
Brooklyn singer/songwriter Olivia Noelle pulls absolutely no punches. She’ll call out an ex with her middle finger raised over nineties Pop/R&B production in one breath while urging for equality with a powerhouse vocal run in the next. Her Columbia debut is direct and unapologetic, leaving politeness and cute metaphors at the door.
If a debut LP is an artist’s introduction to the world and their sophomore release is their now-or-never moment, their third is their most cathartic: they’ve made it out, they’re here. Glasgow, Scotland’s indiepop optimists The Spook School, despite personal and political obstacle, made it out, and their latest full-length Could It Be Different? is here. It’s been a journey of self-discovery and feel-good realism; modern, dance-friendly indiepop fueling the fun. They made a name for themselves for their exultant and empowering pop, and now, they’ve shown real growth in nuance.
Today, Long Island born and raised singer/songwriter/producer Jordan Bratton shares his new music video for “Pieces,” the lead single from his Driver’s Ed mixtape. The video premiered earlier today via Complex which describes the visual as “[taking] place in a church, it’s a fitting setting for a confessional as Bratton pours his heart out for that special someone he’s trying to get back.”
In anticipation of their forthcoming debut album, New Magnetic, East Coast quartet Holy Hands have released their first single of 2017. Entitled “Love Is Love,” the band wrings every bit of passion from its two-and-a-half minute runtime. A dazzling conflux of lush vocal harmonies, slick guitar riffing, and rapid-fire percussion, the track showcases the punk prowess that Holy Hands’ members undeniably share.
AMENRA Shares Moving “A Solitary Reign” Video
Offers AMENRA’s Colin H. Van Eeckhout on the background for the video, “‘A Solitary Reign’ needed to portray the universal nature of our music and message. The abstraction of man and woman to separate deities. The return to its animal-esque essence and cravings. It is an Ode to the Mother. Made by a Mother. A procession to celebrate its beauty.”
Funktronic Icon DĀM-FUNK Remixes Track From New Todd Rundgren Album!
When legendary producer/songwriter Todd Rundgren went looking for special guests to collaborate with on his newest album White Knight (released 5/12/17 by Cleopatra Records) one of the more surprising yet enormously successful choices was electro R&B superstar DāM-FunK. The two collaborated on the stellar track “I Got Your Back,” fusing Rundgren’s jazz art rock with DāM’s ultra smooth e-piano grooves. Now, DāM returns to the track and offers up a new vision of their collaboration, a “Re-Freak” that adds more bottom heavy synths and new vocals sung by DāM. The result is a delight for fans of both Todd and DāM and is currently available on all digital platforms courtesy of Cleopatra Records.
Gliding over innovative electronic instrumentals with an unshakeable sense of melody and a cerebral introspection, Rexx Life Raj uses his art to probe life’s deepest questions. Sometimes, though, he just likes to let loose. Cleverly boasting about his rhyming and earning prowess, Raj takes a break from introspection to give himself a little love on “Forever Lit,” his latest single. Produced by Mikos Da Gawd and JULiA LEWiS, “Forever Lit” is a gurgling lava lamp of an instrumental, complete with G-Funk synth, rippling keys, and clacking woodblocks, a perfect canvas for Raj to rhyme about realizing his potential. Featuring an appearance from G-Eazy, the XXL-premiered “Forever Lit” is the latest single from Father Figure 2: Flourish, Raj’s upcoming album. Featuring appearances from G-Eazy, Russ, and Iman Europe and contributions from some of the Bay Area’s most innovative producers, including Mikos Da Gawd, JULiA LEWiS, Ian McKee, Drew Banga, Kyle Betty, and more, Father Figure 2: Flourish arrives on November 17th via EMPIRE.
New Video By Dub Proof “Not Enough”
Dub Proof is a groove oriented band based in Asbury Park, NJ., comprised of Nick “Turtle” Paolise (bass), Rory “Roke” Fream (guitar & lead vocals), Pat Clarke (drums), Dave “Dr. Dave” Hollander (sax & k/b), and Joe Harvard (guitar, lap steel, k/b, Kaoss /samples, b/u voc). Formed in 2007, the band has become known for it’s hardworking professionalism, intriguingly original live sound and freewheeling shows.
Delano New Single
This new album was recorded at home between split shifts — Hempstead is a traffic reporter with CBC Ottawa. Many songs draw from his experiences as a journalist for more than two decades — stories he’s covered, murders, runaway wallabies, a man who smuggled gold out of the Mint in his bum, etc…. ‘Delano’ gets its name from Roosevelt, who not only Hempstead’s favourite president… they had some good ones, but isn’t that just the best middle name ever? The new album is out and was produced by Jordon Zadorozny of Blinker The Star. It’s an album brimming with atmosphere. Colours of indie-rock, country, fuzz-out space jams, funk grooves, and classic songwriting sit side by side. Not only does ‘Delano’ genre hop, it does so effortlessly. Never feeling forced, but always coming from the same place, from the same mind. Time to get lost in ‘Delano’!
Rough Trade Records announces the Debut EP from Pica Pica
PicaPica features the vocal interplay of Josienne Clarke and Samantha Whates, dual front women who create powerful harmonies atop layers of texture created by Adam Beattie & Sonny Johns, a tiding of magpies picking shiny moments of tone and timbre from 60s west coast, sunshine pop and indie folk. Josienne and Samantha met on the London acoustic music scene several years ago and immediately shared a love of singing and writing. They have been unofficially collaborating for years, often singing backing vocals for each other’s projects or just singing harmonies together for the pure enjoyment of it.
WATCH: ANNA LEONE UNPLUGGED (1 MILLION STREAMS)
Swedish singer-songwriter Anna Leone today unveils a stunning, stop-you-in-your-tracks live unplugged video of her debut single My Soul I, out now via indie-label Half Awake in collaboration with AllPoints/Believe.
SECT shares the caustic, riotous “Stripes” through a premiere at Punktastic. The track is taken from their second album, No Cure For Death, due out through Southern Lord next Friday, November 24th. Fueled by socio-political vitriol, for SECT, the purpose of hardcore as they know it is to convey an urgency that transcends age, credentials or scene politics, to convert desperation into real talk and action.
The Retroaction – Premiere: These Things For You
The lyrics for the song were written about the idea of loving a stranger, the brief moment of imaging life with them. The inspiration came when Keith had a large crush on a neighbour, the opportunity to speak with her never came up, but there was an energy , looks, and an obvious attraction. Once on a stormy night he witnessed her running from her car in their shared parking lot to her apartment below. “Tonight I seen you running, running in the rain. Thats how I know theirs something, I hope to see you again. But ill just keep on waitin’, waiting for you. My heart is slowing breaking, I guess i’m drinking for two.”
A few days after unveilling a first audio excerpt witht he song “Shield Wall”, French ‘mountain’ stoner-metallers General Cluster just officially released their debut full-length effort called ‘Greetings From Black Mountains’ and available right now for physical and digital.
In addition to the official release-news, the album is also available for full streaming on Bandcamp.
Squalloscope is Anna Kohlweis, who exists as a songwriter, music producer, multimedia artist, illustrator and singer based in Vienna, Austria. ‘Exoskeletons for Children’ is her fifth full-length album after ‘Soft Invasions’ (2012, Seayou Records) and three releases under the Paper Bird moniker. Today, Squalloscope shares her incredibly personal and captivating new album ‘Exoskeletons for Children’ with The Big Takeover ahead of it’s release.
“Sleight Of Hand” is the second single from the band’s “Infinite Singles Collection,” which will deliver new releases from POP ETC in batches of one or two songs every four to six weeks. In his interview with Atwood Magazine, Chris Chu says of the collection: “We just didn’t want to wait around another year or two or three making and planning the release of an album. We make music so often, it just doesn’t feel natural anymore to wait that long. We love the idea of being able to put out new music every month. It just feels more natural to how we operate as a band.”
alt-J release sweeping new video for “Pleader”
alt-J have released a new video for their track “Pleader” off of their new album RELAXER.
The sweepingly cinematic video was directed by award winning director Isaiah Seret (MGMT, Norah Jones, Edward Sharpe) and stars Sophia Cookson (Kingsman: The Golden Circle, The Hunstman: Winter’s War, Netflix’s Gypsy) and Morgan Watkins (Kingsman: The Secret Service, BBC’s The Hour.)
Today, rising star Ebenezer releases his visual for his track ‘Ask Around’. Directed by Bafic (Mabel/Lily Allen) and his signature style, the video follows Ebenezer on a night out with his friends through a fly on the wall perspective around his city. The video premiered earlier today via The FADER and the song is available at all digital retailers.