KEHLANI INTRODUCES NEW VIDEO FOR “HONEY”
GRAMMY® nominated R&B singer Kehlani has revealed a new video for her latest track “Honey.” The acoustic ballad is now accompanied by a companion visual available for viewing here.
Jamaican Callaloo Sessions
Rebel Sound Records is proud to partner with United Reggae on the Jamaican Callaloo Sessions. United Reggae is ten years old and to celebrate the international online reggae magazine presents a unique musical experience; Jamaican Callaloo Sessions, one day in Kingston with seven bands. It features 22 acoustic performances and several additional videos recorded while preparing Ital rasta food for musicians and guests.
Earlier this year, Fetty released his smash records, “Aye” and “There She Go.” Shortly after, he teamed up with label mates, Cheat Codes (“No Promises Ft. Demi Lovato”) for their bubbling winter jam, “Feels Great.” In between releasing official singles, Fetty gifted his fans with two mixtapes, Luck No. 7 and For My Fans II. Through out the FMF Tour, Fetty will continue recording his highly-anticipated sophomore album, King Zoo. The For My Fans Tour will kick off in Silver Springs, MD on January 13th of 2018 and conclude in Raleigh, NC on February 18th. Fans will get an intimate show with “Trap Queen” rapper and a chance to get to know Fetty, the performer. Additional show dates and acts will be announced at a later date.
MEERNAA New Single
Based in the lush, interconnected Oakland music scene, four-piece experimental band Meernaa – featuring members Carly Bond, Rob Shelton, Andrew Maguire, and Doug Stuart – have been longtime collaborators in a plethora of projects. Now, with renewed dedication and sights re-focused, the band is gearing up for some big things.
Geowulf Share New Track “Hideaway”
After an immensely successful run of singles, today Geowulf are pleased to announce details of their full-length debut album, Great Big Blue, due for release on February 16th, 2017 through 37 Adventures. Alongside this exciting news the band have shared brand new track “Hideaway”.
Poppy’s long-awaited TV pilot, “I’m Poppy,” will be premiering at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival, as part of their “Indie Episodic” section.
Join Internet sensation Poppy as she enters the real world for the very first time and quickly realizes that fame and fortune comes at a price, with secret societies, dangerous fanatics and a very envious mannequin named Charlotte.
KLP shares Official Video for new single ‘Never Be The Same’
The multi-talented KLP has today released the official video to accompany her third single of the year, dreamy summer tune ‘Never Be The Same’. The track is the third in KLP’s ambitious mission to deliver new music every three months.
CROHM Release Official Video For ‘Alien’
Alien is the new official video from Italian group Crohm. It’s taken from their recent album released through Sliptrick Records called Humanity. The album is a mixture of styles that interweave the music with lyrics, mixing power and melody in order to create an aggressive base from which the voice of Sergio Fiorani can continuously launch messages that describe humanity.
Australia’s Electronica Genius Eztain
Eztain (aka Jake Colson) was inspired to create his own music from a very young age, the inspiration coming via the unlikely form of free software given away with his breakfast cereal! Learning the guitar whilst at school to ground him in the mechanics of melody and structure, he was influenced by the likes of Deadmau5, K.Flay and Amon Tobin, music that, while relying on modern technology, could be created as easily in a bedroom as in a state of the art studio.
JZMN JYN – ‘Going Under’ Single & Video
JZMN JYN (pronounced Jazmine Jane) is singer/songwriter based in Sydney, Australia. JZMN has spent the last 3 years traveling the world, writing and recording her experiences into musical works.
Inspired by the lyrical story telling of females songwriters such as Alanis Morissette & Stevie Nicks and the performance of hard rockers such as Courtney Love & Joan Jett. JZMN JYN presents as a 90’s punk/rock front woman promoting girl power and unapologetic self expression. Her catchy hooks, poetic lyrics and classic rock n roll sound tell the stories of her personal tragedies and triumphs. JZMN JYN’s sonic creations are bound to connect & empower.
Vundabar Share New Single “Diver” via The Fader
Boston duo Vundabar have shared an infectious and haunting slacker-pop track, ‘Diver’, via The Fader today, and announced headline tour dates for Spring 2018.
Talking about the track, vocalist Brandon Hagen said: “Diver’ is one of those songs that pours out. I wrote it in about 5 minutes after 2 years of impasse and refusal to giving certain feelings shape or acknowledgement. The levy broke and the song is what came out of it. It’s a document of grief, sitting in the wake of loss and taking note of ones location with acceptance but without resolve.”
Midlands four-piece Go Primitive have released the brand new video for ‘A Different Person’ the explosive second single taken from their forthcoming debut album, Choices, out February 23rd 2018.
It premiered with Punktastic, where frontman Tomm E. Williams spoke about the video, “It is a lighthearted play on people’s ‘different person’ or alter ego. It’s a fun play on what could be a serious subject, showing that people have different sides to them.”
ST. BEAUTY RELEASE NEW MUSIC VIDEO FOR “CAUGHT” OFF OF FORTHCOMING EP
Atlanta duo, St. Beauty released the new music video for “Caught” this morning via Wondaland Records. The highly anticipated video was shot in Brooklyn, NY and directed by Lacey Duke. The video follows the single’s first appearance on Season 2 of HBO’s Insecure, episode seven “Hella Disrespectful”.
Fresh off Jhene Aiko’s Trip tour with Willow Smith and Kitty Cash, St. Beauty release the video ahead of their highly anticipated EP RUNNING TO THE SUN to be released in January 2018. The EP will be available on all digital retailers.
SYRRA release sublime track ‘I Can Be Mean’ this week
Syrra have just released their debut track ‘I Can Be Mean’ this December – along with a wonderfully mesmeric video directed by Laura Brown – and you might not hear a better track all year.
The duo’s signature brand of dark pop was conceived in London, where Swedish singer Aneta and Berlin-born producer Ea Akilat first came together to write. As long time friends, the pair discovered the best way to be there for each other was to create a musical world of their own, where they can let go of their day-to-day struggles. Due to unforeseen circumstances, the duo later moved their production to a shed in the shadows of the Portuguese mountains, creating a truly inimitable atmosphere.
Continuing his run of impressive career milestones, Michigan rapper NF’s focus single, “Let You Down,” one of the fastest selling and highest consumed tracks of the year, has been certified Gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) in less than two months, marking the rapper’s first ever RIAA certification. As recognized by the RIAA, the Gold certification denotes that the track has reached the threshold of 500,000 singles sold combined across equivalent traditional sales and on-demand audio and video streams.
Son Lux Share Reworking of First Single “Dream State (Brighter Night)”
Son Lux — the LA and NY-based band Ryan Lott, Rafiq Bhatia, and Ian Chang — today shared “Dream State (Brighter Night),” a reworking of the thrilling first single from their forthcoming new album Brighter Wounds, out February 9, 2018 via City Slang. Stripped back to showcase the song’s indelible melody and dynamics, “Dream State (Brighter Night)” features string arrangements by Rob Moose of acclaimed NYC instrumentalists yMusic (who appear throughout Brighter Wounds).
“Let Me In Again,” which is coupled with “A Fine Surprise” on the latest offering in Louise Goffin’s ongoing digital singles project, might seem like a plea to an old lover, but it is really a plea to our tech-centric world. The song was inspired by Goffin noticing we spend so much of our time online that we “miss out at being present to what’s available around us.” She delivers this highly relevant message for our time in a beguiling ballad that deftly balances a raw simplicity with a subtly sweeping arrangement.
Irish singer/songwriter, Dermot Kennedy, has finally released the video to his buzzed about single, “Moments Passed.” Directed by Nabil Elderkin (Kendrick Lamar, Frank Ocean, Kanye West), the visual brings to life the song’s impassioned symbolism framed by Dermot’s raw lyrics and natural talent for storytelling – a trait that has garnered the young artist a legion of supporters. Shot in black and white, the short is a gritty tale of long lost love weaving between the past and present all while spotlighting Dermot’s powerful voice as it takes center stage. The First premiered by V Magazine, Dermot sat down with to talk more about his music and upcoming project.
Bandsintown, the popular concert discovery platform, has launched ‘Big Break’, the first and the most ambitious data-driven program designed to spotlight and support emerging artists in live music.
Live performance now often precedes an artist’s recording career and is a key indicator of growth. Bandsintown has the inside scoop on who’s racking up Trackers at warp speed with its touring data for more than 440,000 artists and 38 Million live music fans. Because an artist’s growth on Bandsintown is organic, their “trackers” are authentic trendsetters. Bandsintown will offer Big Break artists massive exposure across its concert discovery network for a 12 month period, allowing fans to be the first to discover music’s most promising up-and-comers.
Rapper Dee-1 Releases New Video for “Hood Villains”
To cap off the morning, Dee-1 turned into a “Man on Fire” when he rose to the occasion and demolished the infamous “The 5 Fingers of Death.” With excitement and versatility, Dee-1 approached the mic with so much confidence as DJ Wonder threw everything he had making him the “People’s Champ.”
HILLHAR set to release dreamy new single “Time Will Wait For You”
HILLHAR look set to release their 3rd single just before the year ends. “Time Will Wait For You” is a dreamy upbeat affair with a unique outlook. The band will be following up this release with their first English language album in early 2018
Antonio Breez is back yet again , with another captivating visual from his album ” The Migration Narrative ” , which released in October . Antonio has visuals to just about every record in the album, and does not seem to be letting up. This time, Antonio teams up with Len Luciano, to deliver an Ode to his father; Entitled ” My Hero”. With lines like ” Momma had drive but at this time , momma was at her lowest lane , he was fly like a bird, no it’s a plane, it’s superman coming from Flatbush on a train “. Or the witty ” me and momma got left , made everything alright he would even risk his life to come to the crib tonight “. Antonio does not fall short of showing his lyrical capability, and this visual is surely one to see . His album ” The Migration Narrative ” can be streamed HERE: http://smarturl.it/TMN
AGRIMONIA Announces New Album
Awaken arrives ten years since the release of their first album, and AGRIMONIA has evolved notably over that period. Their sound has always been dense, immersive, ambitious even, and on Awaken, the band has evolved their prog-infused form of expansive metal into something energetic, dynamic, and powerful. On Awaken, the band digs deep into their subconscious, trying to get an elevated state of mind, to connect the mind with sound and to find the combination of notes and melodies that evolves into a feeling or mood. AGRIMONIA channels the bittersweet aspects of life, and breathe air into thoughts that cannot easily be put into words.
More FIRE from Rexx Life Raj “Where I Belong”
A favorite of tastemakers and artists alike, Berkeley’s Rexx Life Raj is one of the most profound and talented artists in Hip-Hop. Floating over a halting, soulful, sample-heavy instrumental, Raj shines on “Where I Belong,” his latest video complete with gorgeous location shots and instantly-memeable moves. Effortlessly switching between double-time rhythmics and soaring melodies, Raj announces his intentions to the world. Though he has a lot of things to figure out, he knows exactly what he wants: to conquer the rap game.
LECRAE PREMIERES MUSIC VIDEO FOR SINGLE “BROKE”
Award-winning rap artist Lecrae has released the new music video for his single “Broke.” Directed by Daniel Henry, the surreal video embodies the powerful message of the song and makes you appreciate the struggle that builds character.
“Money didn’t make me better, but struggling has developed my character in more ways than I can count,” says Lecrae. “This song is for everyone who is being molded by the struggle to become a better version of themselves and to work hard and chase their goals.”
Twentynine Palms, CA-based sludge/doom metal group ATALA recently announced the upcoming release of their full-length concept album, Labyrinth of Ashmedai, out January 26, 2018 via Salt of the Earth Records.
Of the video’s second character, Galvin says, “The mannequin is the most extreme vapid version of me that I’m afraid of becoming. On camera, the mannequin and I become indistinguishable. The more time I spend in front of the camera, the more I am asked to play the part, the more I am asked to smile, the less like myself I feel.” So he tries to fight it. “How can I say something real and worthwhile that everyone can identify with without sounding cliché?” Galvin wonders. “And conversely, how do I say something really personal, but in a way that everyone can understand? In a time of mesh, where does a sweatshirt fit in?”
“Blush arrive with beautiful immediacy… …like a small pocket of warmth in an otherwise grey world. Most importantly, however, the whole thing still feels readily significant; a subtle but wonderful taster of a suitably special record.” – Gold Flake Paint
Early this morning, Tuesday, December 5th, John Mayer was admitted into the hospital for emergency appendectomy forcing the Dead & Company December 5th concert in New Orleans to be postponed.
All tickets for the December 5 show will be honored for the rescheduled date. Information on the rescheduled date will be announced as soon as possible. Should ticketholders choose to seek a refund, they will be available at point of purchase.
A true artist’s music represents personal reflection, and still manages to express the zeitgeist. Hip Hop has always been somewhat of a voice for the silent, solace for the weak and for many a political platform. Interscope Records emcee Dreezy recently teamed up with 6LACK and Kodak Black to let out a few frustrations on a track titled “Spar.” The animated video for “Spar” uses friendly, energetic visuals to convey serious, important issues about America’s current political turmoil. The video was created by Tristan Zammit, whose collaborated with the likes of Lil Yatchy and A$AP Ferg.
Moon Honey Debut Video For “Betta Fish.”
Today, Moon Honey debuted their captivating new video for their latest sonic offering “Betta Fish.” Directed by Paul Meredith, the video is a quirky and delightful kaleidoscope of color, shot inside the California Institute of Abnormal Arts and features special guest appearances from one 100 year old dead French clown in face paint, one Chinese magician from an opium den in San Francisco, and one severed hand of a gypsy. Watch the official video for “Betta Fish” HERE.
MANICS Release 90’s-Inspired New Noise Debut “Embrace”
Paying homage to 90’s club cultures, MANICS make their New Noise debut with the infectious indie dance pop single, “Embrace.” The San Francisco duo blend new wave and classic 90’s house with modern aesthetics for a familiar yet novel sound.
Hewlett Foundation Announces First 10 Awards in $8 Million Arts Initiative
The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation announced today the first 10 recipients of its Hewlett 50 Arts Commissions, an $8 million commissioning initiative that is the largest of its kind in the United States. Reflecting the foundation’s longstanding commitment to sustaining artistic expression and encouraging public engagement with the arts in the San Francisco Bay Area, 10 local nonprofit organizations will receive grants of $150,000 each to commission major new musical compositions from world-class artists in genres including chamber, electronic, jazz, opera, and hip hop.
Whiskey Shivers Release New Video For “Reckless”
The video for Whiskey Shivers new song “Reckless” continues with the bands tradition of creating visually arresting and innovative videos. Wadleigh’s concept was simple – find a way to make a room that could spin in order to generate enough force to make the band stick to the walls – all while playing the song. Enter a couple of MIT educated mechanical engineers, an army of volunteers, a 360 camera rig, and a bunch of breakable dinnerware and you get “Reckless.” The band admits that contraption was a “DIY carnival ride that could have gone way wrong.”
After teasing with the mellow protest anthem “Mind on Fire,” urban folk singer-songwriter Aisha Badru gifts us with a heartwarming video for her new single “Bridges.” Directed by Nathan Presley, and premiering exclusively with Ones To Watch, the visual creatively tackles overcoming obstacles in a relationship in a creative way that will leave viewers on the edge of their seats. “Bridges” serves as the lead single on Aisha Badru’s forthcoming debut album due early 2018 via Nettwerk Music Group.
L.A. Witch’s long-awaited debut album is out now on Suicide Squeeze Records! To announce their upcoming European tour, watch their new video for “Drive Your Car” that premiered recently on NYLON.
San Francisco producer/DJ, Giraffage, releases his new ‘Too Real’ Remixes EP today. His highly-acclaimed dreamy synth-pop debut album, Too Real, was recently released via Counter Records and features artists Japanese Breakfast, Body Language’s Angelica Bess and more. Specifically curated by the producer, the new project features dynamic renditions of select songs off of Too Real by artists such as RAC, Carpainter, Masayoshi Iimori, Onra and Hiko Momoji.
Chilean Prog ensemble Aisles, South America’s most acclaimed prog band of the last 20 years, is releasing their “Live from Estudio del Sur” sessions. The first of four videos is for the song “Clouds Motion” from Aisles’ debut studio album, “The Yearning.” Says Aisles guitarist, Germán Vergara, “The reason why we chose to record ‘Clouds Motion’ is because, even though it’s one of our oldest tunes, to this day it still represents all of us and it is one of the favorite songs of the audience that has followed us from the beginning of our career.”
Pure Mids Premiere “Under The Cover” On All Things Go
This is a song about anyone who can relate to feeling trapped and lost or in a funk, avoiding obstacles and challenges, wanting to just hide away and bury themselves ‘Under the Cover(s)’.
Sweet Apple – consisting of members of Dinosaur Jr., Cobra Verde and Witch – has released the mini-movie “Everybody’s Leaving.” Described as a “buddy story,” the short film stars Mark Boone Junior, the actor whose 150 credits include acclaimed roles in “Sons of Anarchy,” “Batman Begins,” “Last Man on Earth”, and “Memento.” “Everybody’s Leaving” co-stars Harry Sinclair (Isildur from “Lord of the Rings”) and a very talented and adorable chicken named Baby Dee. The song also features backing vocals by Guided By Voices singer Robert Pollard. View Sweet Apple’s “Everybody’s Leaving” at this location (via The A.V. Club).
Elle Exxe just premiered her 2D video for ‘Catapult’
Dramatically stylized, Elle’s self-directed video highlights how people see each other as 2-dimensional. “Too often people define and judge one another based on basic outlines – what clothes someone wears, who they’re friends with, what colour their skin is etc. Those judgements become beliefs – creating the same kind of instinct that tells you when something is flat or has depth. I wanted to mess with people’s minds in video format by creating a 2D illusion with high-contrast black and white makeup and clothing.”
Sam Fischer who just announced his debut EP Not A Hobby slated for release on 1/19. Today, he shared a new single titled “Getting Older” with NYLON alongside an intimate live performance of the track with Mahogany Sessions. The track is highlighted by Fischer’s soulful, R&B-flecked vocals, and was produced by Morgan Taylor Reid.
Mleo New Video for “Echo”
The song hooks you in with a catchy intro and heavy drums and bass. Fast-paced acrobatic vocals soar over a heavy rock beat, as the levels build to a powerfully climactic refrain. A poppy guitar solo leads into a rhythmic breakdown, closing out the energetic track. I’d love to set up a feature or interview.