Following “Tern It Up,” his late 2017 track with Dillon Francis, FLOSSTRADAMUS is banging out the year with a brand new single. Today (9th February) it’s a return to the sound that put FLOSS on the map with ‘2 Much’ featuring 24HRS (Ultra Music). Currently on the come-up via red-hot tracks like “What You Like” ft Ty Dolla $ign & Wiz Kalifah and his own EP Night Shift, 24HRS sets the scene of things that have all become ‘2 Much’.
Brooklyn’s Wild Kid returns to burgeoning new label 48k with ‘Scream Tape’ — a bold, six-track stream of self-consciousness, written in the midst of “a dense cloud of negative emotions” and inspired by the promise of “emerging healthier on the other side”.
WATCH: Ciaran Lavery Unveils Official Video for ‘To Chicago’
Ciaran Lavery has unveiled the video for his single ‘To Chicago,’ taken from his upcoming third album Sweet Decay, set to be released on the 13th April.
Catherine McGrath releases acoustic version of ‘Thought It Was Gonna Be Me’
Catherine McGrath has shared a new acoustic version of ‘Thought It Was Gonna Be Me’, the latest track to be taken from her upcoming debut album, to be released in spring this year.
Towkio > ‘2 Da Moon’ ft. Teddy Jackson & Grace Webber
Chicago artist Towkio has announced his debut album ‘WWW.’ coming February 23rd via American Recordings / Republic. The first rapper to be signed by Rick Rubin in over 20 years, the entirety of the project was recorded at the legendary producer’s Shangri La studio and was executive produced by Norwegian producer Lido with additional production from Knox Fortune, Peter Cottontale, Nico Segal, Carter Lang, Nate Fox and features from Vic Mensa, Teddy Jackson and more.
Dante Elephante released their new single “Call Me (on the phone)” today, produced by Jonathan Rado of Foxygen (The Lemon Twigs, Whitney).
“The song is about my first 6 months being single after a 3-year relationship,” shares Ruben Zarate, frontman and founder of Dante Elephante. “The verses are positive about going out and having a good time. Then, when I was writing the song, my ex called me while I was sitting on the piano just to “talk.” It was a pretty average talk. She rambles about how she’s been since the break up and I gave short responses on how I’ve been. We hang up, I sit at the piano again, and then the first thing that came out of my mouth was “call me on the phone / cause you know what it does / it says, I have to be someone I’m not”.”
Today, February 9, Amazon Music adds 30 new songs to the Amazon Original playlists “Love Me,” and “Love Me Not.” Each playlist offers original songs and covers from artists of various genres to help satisfy the lovers and the haters this Valentine’s Day. The pair of playlists, available on Amazon Music Unlimited and Prime Music, offer recordings that embrace the love – or in some cases – ease the pain of heartbreak.
An anthem for the modern wanderer, “Home” channels the complexity of emotions that travel stirs up into a pure, energizing song of reflection and hope.
Raised on backyard jam sessions and good surf, the man behind the music Matt Gresham is a down to earth Aussie artist who dreams big. Though a talkative and sunny personality, Matt wields a quiet intensity on stage that can truly hold a room, his audiences enthralled by a feather-light falsetto that skips the ears and flies straight to the heart.
Vincent Van Great produces and raps on his new Single “Hot $H!T”
Milwaukee is full of poets, painters, among many other performing arts, but its hidden gem is the underground music scene. Vincent Van Great aims to silence any voices that say, “you cannot” and breakout with his diverse and memorable style.
NUE Doesn’t Care About Your Expectations of Toronto Artists
Toronto’s NUE delivers “Deadman” and “Nightfall.” Unconcerned with co-signs and social media, the narcotized newcomer emotionlessly parties through his music with little regard for lovers, friends, and opps of his past and present. Noisey referred to the records as “nasally harmonies reminiscent of “Lollipop”-era Lil Wayne.” The cadence of NUE’s effortlessly mixed R&B/hip-hop tracks draws you into his paralyzing carelessness. Current, but not trendy, NUE understands who he is and his sound. Following an impressive debut with his Iroquois mixtape, the melodic songsmith has everyone from Complex, The Fader, to Pigeons and Planes watching his next move. Space out to NUE’s “Nightfall” and “Deadman” and please share with your readers.
NPR has shared the new LP from The Low Anthem entitled ‘The Salt Doll Went To Measure The Depth Of The Sea’. It will be out 2/23 on Joyful Noise Recordings. In support of the new LP, the band will be touring North America.
Veronica Bianqui Challenges Social Pressures With “Sunday Cups”
Veronica Bianqui has released a soulful new single, “Sunday Cups” that infuses elements of blues with her traditional garage-pop wheelhouse. The single is stripped-down in nature, helping to emphasize the solemn mood in Bianqui’s understated vocal delivery. The highly metaphorical lyrics are a satirical stab at the social pressures preventing many from wearing their heart on their sleeve. “Sunday Cups” is available for download and streaming on digital music platforms worldwide.
On April 13th psych-pop artist The Goldberg Sisters will release their new album Mood Swing. Known as the musical alter-ego of actor, musician, filmmaker and photographer Adam Goldberg, (and his mythical sister-twin “Celeste”) The Goldberg Sisters today have shared the new track “The Kids Are Alwrong” via an exclusive premiere on Under The Radar.
Acclaimed Country singer-songwriter Cam has released the video for “Diane”, the first single off her highly anticipated forthcoming sophomore album coming later this year via Arista Nashville/RCA Records. The video was shot in Los Angeles, CA and directed by Daniel Carberry (Betty Who, Rise Against and more), who also directed the video for Cam’s breakout hit “Mayday” released in 2016.
Marsicans show a different side on new single ‘Wake Up Freya’
Leeds’ premier purveyors of infectious indie-pop, Marsicans, unveil latest single Wake Up Freya, showcasing a more sensitive side to their harmony laden sound. The arena-sized hooks and trademark joyful warmth remain, aided and abetted by emotional reflection on the part of lead-vocalist James Newbigging. Whereas previous singles Friends and Throw Ourselves In were invigorating in their hyperactivity, Wake Up Freya revels in slowing the pace down, watching the world spin around it removed from its chaotic speed.
Lauren O’Connell New EP Stream
Lauren O’Connell has recorded songs in sparse rooms across the American coasts – it’s all she has ever known. Capturing musings
from her frigid Upstate NY hometown to a quiet, rural home of musicians in the grassy outskirts of Sonoma, to a bustling corner
San Francisco apartment with the Golden Gate tenuously discernible in the hazy distance.
Magic Hat Brewing Company is announcing a new collaboration with legendary Boston band, the Dropkick Murphys. The brewer met the band after learning about their non-profit charity, the Claddagh Fund, and soon after, the band visited Burlington, Vermont to try their hand at brewing alongside Magic Hat’s brewers. The result of their mutual love of charity and ale is Barroom Hero.
Fresh Since ’97, SoCal Rising Star Yung Pinch Shares a Breezy New Track
With a innate sense of hooky melodies and hip-length hair, Yung Pinch is cutting an imposing figure on the SoCal rap scene. Delivering another effortlessly infectious jam, Yung Pinch reveals his mission statement on “1997,” his latest single. Released as part of Pinch’s #4EVERFRIDAY series, “1997” is a bite-sized slice of bubblegum rap brilliance, with Yung Pinch rocking an addictive cadence over a beat from Charlie Handsome (Post Malone, Travis Scott): “1997 til my dyin’ day/Imma get this money, Imma ride my wave/Blunt town beach boy, who ya tryna play?/I can’t lose, gotta be successful, Imma find a way. “1997” is an excellent distillation of what makes Pinch special: sugary melodies and clever rhymes over breezy, beach-ready instrumentals. Earlier in 2018, Pinch shared the honeyed “Smoke & Drive,” which samples Weezer’s “Island In The Sun” and features appearances from fellow Cali hitmakers blackbear and P-Lo, and cashed “Big Checks,” a celebratory jam with a guest spot from YG, and “Juicy Fruit,” which is currently listed on Spotify’s Most Necessary playlist.
Peter Kernel share must-hear new single ‘Men Of The Women’
Peter Kernel is a Swiss Canadian post punk band formed in 2006 by graphic designer Aris Bassetti (Swiss) and filmmaker Barbara Lehnhoff (Canadian). The two met in visual communications school in Switzerland and quickly launched the band and their own label On The Camper Records. Now the duo is preparing to release their third album ‘The Size Of The Night’.
Exclusively through Tidal, Guided By Voices has shared its new single “That’s Good,” which will be featured on its new LP, Space Gun, out March 23rd. The band also announced a new live album, Ogre’s Trumpet, on Magnet. Along with the announcement, Magnet featured the live cuts for “Steppenwolf Mausoleum” and “Gold Star For Robot Boy.” The limited edition live LP is out March 9th on GBV, Inc.
Watch El Perro Del Mar’s Video For New Single “Mirrors”
Acclaimed Swedish artist El Perro Del Mar (née Sarah Assbring) today premiered a video for her latest single, “Mirrors,” from her new six-song EP We Are History set for release February 23rd, 2018 on The Control Group (North America) / Ging Ging Recordings (Europe). The “Mirrors” video directed by Connor Hurley (who directed the video for first single “Fight For Life”) captures three women in different ages mirroring each other or not – going through the pains and joys of life, circling around each other and time.
“I was at my local coffee shop thinking about all of the bullshit, all the problems in my relationship. I was exhausted,” explains Rozzi. “But what I found was despite all of the things I was over…I wasn’t over him. I channeled those feelings that day and wrote this song. Since breaking up the words have taken on an entirely new meaning.”
Leah James Releases New Song “Love Me With Madness”
Singer/songwriter Leah James will release her solo debut album While She Sleeps on March 30th. The daughter of renowned Eagles guitarist Don Felder, James steps out on her own for the first time, writing, recording, and producing the album solely by herself. The result is a sweeping indie-folk record, decorated with symphonic strings, tenor guitar, piano, and the soft swoon of Leah’s voice. Today, she releases her new single called “Love Me With Madness,” an elegant pop-noire inspired by loss and longing.
Mimicking Birds today shared a new video for the NPR Music Heavy Rotation track “Sunlight Daze” from their acclaimed new LP, Layers of Us, out now on Glacial Pace Recordings. The twisted and darkly humorous video sees a stranded merman captured by an onlooker and exploited for social media likes, highlighting the hypocrisy and unwillingness from those in places of power to enact positive change upon human-caused issues — a recurring theme on Layers of Us. Director Jeremy Cloe — an award-winning filmmaker whose credits include videos for On An On and others — says, “The idea of a Sunlight Daze is what struck me the first time I listened to the song. I imagined someone stranded in the desert, not understanding how they got to that point. There’s something dreamy and surreal about the song that I wanted you to feel in the video. This was a highly collaborative effort with the band, the lead Luke Jones and my producer Mike Langer. We were inspired by environmental and social themes from the record and knew with Luke Jones starring we could push it in that direction while still having fun with an absurd, but sincere idea.”
New Brian Fallon album ‘Sleepwalkers’ out now
Brian Fallon has released his much-anticipated new record, SLEEPWALKERS (Island), available now. Recorded in 2017 at New Orleans’ Parlor Recording Studio with producer Ted Hutt – the man behind the board for The Gaslight Anthem’s breakthrough, THE ’59 SOUND – the album is yet another sterling example of Fallon’s always adventurous artistry and, as emotionally powerful as it is musically exultant, SLEEPWALKERS sees him once again pushing timeless rock ‘n’ roll into the modern era, recasting British Invasion rock, first generation UK punk, and American pop and soul into a near irresistible sound he’s dubbed – with a nod and a wink towards The Who – as “Heavy R&B.” SLEEPWALKERS is Brian Fallon at the very top of his game, now as ever pushing and kicking the rock ‘n’ soul sounds he grew up on into the future.
UPSAHL Reveals Her Next Single “Kiss Me Now”
Late last year, 19-year-old rising indie pop phenom, UPSAHL released “Can You Hear Me Now” to critical acclaim. It’s no surprise that Nylon called it “a girl-power anthem you’ll want to play on repeat all summer long.” Today, UPSAHL reveals her sophomore single, “Kiss Me Now.” Produced by Max Frost, UPSAHL seamlessly blends elements of Indie Rock, Pop, and Electronica.
“This Shirt” is the second track unveiled from Carpenter’s highly anticipated new album, Sometimes Just The Sky, which will be released March 30 and is now available for pre-order (Lambent Light Records via Thirty Tigers). A celebration of her acclaimed 30-year recording career, the landmark record features new versions of some of Carpenter’s most beloved songs as well as one newly written song, which became the title track.
Introducing Thandii with retro-futuristic cosmic jazz jam “Another One”
Beginning with “Another One”, Thandii is taking a great leap forward. From the rippling harp, through the beats which cross jazz into disco, right into Thandii’s gorgeously echoing vocal and a wah-wah heavy guitar solo that’s right out of 1970s there’s music which matches where it was created. Not quite pastoral, but a natural feel which bends to the inevitable modern surroundings.
Au/Ra reflects: “‘Panic Room’ is probably the darkest song I’ve written. It’s about anxiety – something I feel like not a lot of songs talk about, although so many people feel it every day. The song, to its very core, is about battling self-doubt and fear, and how sometimes you can be your own biggest enemy. The phrase ‘panic room’ ties into the song by highlighting that when fear consumes you, you are automatically transplanted into a panicked head space. It’s kind of ironic because usually panic rooms are places people go to when a catastrophe has happened – but in this case it’s a promise of fake security.”
SAINt JHN announces debut project ‘Collection 1’
Brooklyn-based melodic rapper SAINt JHN has announced his debut project, Collection 1, and shared his new song “I Heard You Got Too Litt Last Night”. The 12-track collection is out March 9th and features his previous booming singles “Roses”, “Reflex”, “3 Below” and “Some Nights”. Born the son of a preacher and one of nine siblings, SAINt JHN split his youth between Guyana and Brooklyn, drawing inspiration from both Caribbean music and the hip-hop his brother was listening to and making while growing up in New York. This merge of influences led to a unique and hypnotic delivery and songwriting style that earned him writing credits on Usher’s 2016 hits “Crash” and “Rivals”, Joey Badass’ “Teach Me”, Jidenna’s “Helicopters / Beware” and “Safari” and more.
With over 45 Million streams on Spotify and a rapidly climbing single on the Triple A charts, rising singer and songwriter, Noah Kahan recently released his debut EP, Hurt Somebody. Produced by Joel Little (Khalid, Lorde), the five song EP includes Kahan’s most recent single and title track, “Hurt Somebody” featuring two time Grammy nominated artist JULIA MICHAELS. Kahan, who has previously performed and toured with Anderson East, The Strumbella’s, Milky Chance, and Ben Folds, was recently announced as one of Bandsintown’s “Top 5 Fastest Growing New Artists” and will be hitting the road again this month with LP – dates listed below.
Today, global fashion publisher i-D has unveiled Cardi B as the latest cover star for their Spring 2018 issue. The Radical Issue is a celebration of the visionaries changing culture from the inside out.
The lovable Bronx rapper, Cardi B, is the latest Spring 2018 cover star for i-D, shot by photographer Oliver Hadlee Pearch. In a new interview with Hattie Collins, the breakout star of 2017 discusses the importance of feminism, her first lap dance and riding a white horse through Manhattan.
RIVVRS has released his new single, “Don’t Wanna Know”, the second offering from his upcoming album, Cosmic Dream. The song brings out the best in RIVVRS’ raw and honest songwriting to shed light on the time apart in a relationship. Use of his raspy tone along with bluesy melodies, makes for a beautifully dark record. “Don’t Wanna Know” is now available to stream or download worldwide from your favorite digital music outlet.