Tennessee Musician Bogues Releasing Sophomore EP ‘Life Slowly’ on March 2
Bogues is a stripped down indie project from Nashville, TN musician AJ Gruenewald. He draws influence from artists like Phoebe Bridgers, Julien Baker, and The Hotelier. His sophomore EP ‘Life, Slowly’ is out March 2nd and is available for pre-order.
WEAK13 Release New Viking Inspired Video For ‘Loyal Coward’
British independent band WEAK13 have released the ‘Loyal Coward’ music video set in the Viking Age today (January 13th 2018) featuring the Svartland Living History Society. who hail from Wordsley, West Midlands. Their latest music video, taken from their album ‘They Live’, is definitely the most commercial sounding WEAK13 song to date but nothing is ever quite what it seems in regards to how the band functions.
Crafting a sound that inspires introspection, vigor, and hope with a shot of adrenaline is the goal of Columbus, OH natives The New Age. The heavy rock/alternative quartet will be releasing their debut full-length album Placebo on February 23rd and have released the single “To Be Alive” early via PureGrainAudio.com.
Play/Embed Interactive Video Game + Mavrick’s New Single ‘Kids’
‘Kids’ sets a new landmark as Mavrick’s first post-major label release. His previous work on his album Atlantis earned praise from Clash Music and Impose Magazine, and plays on BBC Radio 2. Shifting from a major label to an independent label is an important step for Marcus in regaining control over his musical career. Marcus tells us, “I reached a point where I had completely lost myself both as an artist and as a person in the whole major label structure…They don’t care about you as a person and they don’t care about your music! Not as long as you don’t provide a profit to the company, it’s that simple.”
Marcus is optimistic about this new opportunity for him to own his music, effectively giving him more freedom and creative control. He adds, “I can put together a team of people that is as passionate about my music as I am, and work together in the same direction – not pulling in ten different directions.” Music comes first for Marcus. He can’t be bothered with mandatory social media maintenance or corporate bureaucracy.
Charlottesville,VA Sythwave/Synthpop artist The Rain Within announce the release of their second album Atomic Eyes
Atomic Eyes is the latest release for The Rain Within and is easily the band’s most ambitious work to date.This album merges Synthwave and Sythpop while breaking every rule for each along the way.The record manages to be more aggressive,visceral,and upbeat, all the while maintaining a sound that is uniquely The Rain Within. They have successfully built a bridge between the 80s and today’s audience.
Houston’s Rocky Banks Confronts His Demons on Big Little Brother Project
Wrapping his modular, metronomic flow around expansive instrumentals, Houston’s Rocky Banks has a gift for charismatic introspection. Shifting his flow from meter to meter and his voice from octave to octave, Rocky Banks opens up about his life experiences on Big Little Brother, reflecting on how he’s changed since quitting drugs. A smooth and versatile new effort, Big Little Brother tells the story of Rocky’s life as a rising rapper and a recovering drug addict, complete with weaving internal rhymes, infectious vocal modulations, and insightful bars. Premiered by Mass Appeal and featuring appearances from Ripp Flamez, LVFromCle, Mufasa Enzor, Big Brandon Willis and Tiara Jewel, Big Little Brother is a powerful effort, packed with well-crafted story-songs about Rocky’s life before and after hitting rock bottom.
🚨 PREMIERE: Rocky Banks 'Big Little Brother' LP 🚨"The inspiration for 'Big Little Brother' came from me now confessing…
Fresh off hosting their sold out second annual Love You Down Festival celebrating the East Los Angeles creative community, SWIMM have dropped the video for “Kim K”, the latest single from their highly-anticipated debut full-length, Sentimental Porno. “Kim K” premiered this morning with Paper Magazine.
Teamworx and Sunstars Prepare for Festival Season with New Track “Playin’ Around”
Protocol’s newest release from the talented Teamworx and Sunstars, “Playin’ Around” is an automatic party anthem that is sure to heat up even the most dreary of days. Teamworx and Sunstars both brought their supercharged production skills to the collaboration, from its introductory strobing melodies that build anticipation to the heavy, electro-house climax of the track. With its unbridled energy and dancefloor-friendly beat, “Playin’ Around” will have you reminiscing about stomping and dancing at the festival stage surrounded palm trees and ocean breeze. Listeners of Protocol Radio may recognize “Playin’ Around” from its ADE special, where it was premiered as an ID. “Playin’ Around” is difficult to classify into one of dance music’s many subgenres, but that’s the beauty of it – it carries elements of progressive and electro house from earlier in the decade while remaining fresh and relevant to today’s listeners. We can’t wait to see this one tear up clubs and festivals!
Successful songwriter, recording artist, DJ and producer 3LAU is set to release his new album Ultraviolet February 16th! The album features “On my Own” feat. Nevve which was released on February 2nd.
Low Swans – ‘Ostfront’ single
There’s plenty to see. First, there are core members Jon Scarpelli and Scott Simon. Scarpelli writes lyrics, sings, and plays guitar. Nothing unusual there. Simon handles synths and mallets, playing percussive electric sounds over elaborate soundscapes. Behind them plays a drummer, a violin/synth/auxiliary member, and finally, an honest-to-god DJ, supervising all sound. “Everybody has a very specific function that you could hone in on for a good chunk of time,” says Simon, “and then just turn your head and see something different.”