Get Ready to Sing Along to this Infectious Anthem
When a band makes their entrance into the scene, it takes finding a song that perfectly encompasses the sound they are trying to achieve. Ottawa’s Write Home, makes a strong debut with the infectious “Overgrown” that the band is proud to premiere at Alternative Press.
AP LIVE PREMIERE: WRITE HOME – “Overgrown”
Posted by Alternative Press on Friday, February 16, 2018
FUTURE FEATS Return with “Same Mistakes”!
A quick intro…
Los Angeles-based alternative pop outfit, FUTURE FEATS, returned with a dazzling sophomore track entitled “Same Mistakes” today. The band set the bar high with the release of their debut single “Cities Of Wonder” last year and, on “Same Mistakes”, they’ve managed to exceed expectations with a track that will surely please the band’s ever-growing fanbase that has been clamoring for new music since first laying ears on “Cities Of Wonder”. From the moment the drums sequencing and vintage synths kick in on “Same Mistakes”, listeners are treated to an indie pop anthem that calls to mind the New Wave classics that are staples of all our record collections while simultaneously coming across as contemporary and innovative.
Austin-based trio Greyhounds has announced the upcoming release of their new LP Cheyenne Valley Drive on April 6th. They’ve also shared the first single from the record, “No Other Woman”, which is currently streaming via Rolling Stone Country who writes, “On ‘No Other Woman,’ the guys fire twin barrels of sticky Memphis soul and swampy, old-school rock & roll.”
Earmilk has shared the video for Geographer’s single “Read My Mind”. When talking about the track Michael Deni says, “For this video, I got David Dutton, the mastermind behind and director of the “Kites” video. He really connected with the main theme, of two people who love each other just not being able to treat each other well, because of always misinterpreting what the other says, or not being able to properly explain their thoughts and feelings. That’s one of the toughest things to do. Most people feel pretty positively towards each other, especially when they’re in love, and generally, the purity of love and respect that people have for each other becomes a casualty of the gauntlet of insecurity and uncertainty that their thoughts and feelings go through from their heart to their mouth. I think David illustrated this idea so poignantly, and Frankie Tan and Tristan Sean Grimm’s choreography is breathtaking.” Geographer will be releasing the ‘Alone Time’ EP on 4/13. A 2018 spring tour will support the release. Those dates are below.
Joel Taylor – the Sydney-born, LA based multi-instrumentalist described as “a masterfully talented singer and songwriter” by PopDust -has released the new single, “Give Myself Away.” This song is the follow up to 2017’s double single, Two Sides, and gives listeners a taste of what’s to come when his debut EP is released later this year.
Xavier Omar ‘Blind Man” Reworked by Berel & Aabo
Just in case you missed it, I’d like to share with you Xavier Omar new enriched, soulful cut to “Blind Man,” by singer/songwriter Berel. Created with the help of LA/SF producer Aabo, where he uses a few live instruments, to give the original trap-soul electronic track a live band feel.
Mia LJ Drops First Collaboration, “Human x Love Bomb”
Mia LJ is a jack of all trades. Self-taught as a six-instrument multi-instrumentalist, producer, engineer, and artist, Mia LJ is redefining both gender roles and musical norms at large as she blazes a fierce trail ahead of her debut album. At just 20 years old, the New York native envelops her listeners with infectious musicality and subtle darkness, creating introspective youth anthems that represent her generation. Mia has been praised by top music publications including Triple HQ, EARMILK, Hype Magazine, CelebMix, among others.
The EP is preceded by singles “Slenderman,” “What’s Your Basement” and “Poolhouse” amassing over 10k calmative streams on Soundcloud and receiving praise from New Noise Magazine, Decibel Magazine and Paste Magazine, respectively.
Grandmas Shred and Party in New Polyphia Video for “40oz.”
Genre-blending instrumental heavyweights, Polyphia, treated fans to a hilarious new video for “40oz” – one of several singles off their 2017 The Most Hated EP – today. The video stars three grandmas shredding and partying their way through a beautiful afternoon. The elderly friends enjoy decadent desserts, malt liquor, tasty riffs and banger drum fills as they dance and roll through their neighborhood on 4-wheel scooters. Somewhere in Miami, Blanche, Rose, Sophia and Dorothy are undoubtedly nodding their approval as they watch a new batch of Golden Girls jamming out. There is no better way to kick off the weekend than by partying with these ladies on Polyphia’s YouTube this afternoon.
Jax Jones Releases ‘Breathe (Acoustic)’ Feat. Ina Wroldsen
Grammy nominated artist, songwriter and producer Jax Jones delivers the acoustic version for his single ‘Breathe’ featuring Ina Wroldsen. ‘Breathe’, released December 1, 2017 on Interscope Records, has amassed over 37 million streams to date and was the most Shazamed track in the UK and Germany for 2 weeks running. Directed by James Slater (Major Lazer, Jamie T, Pixx), the video for ‘Breathe’ follows dancers, Shaadow Sefiroth and Shala Sarah Haruko as they run wild in London’s Natural History Museum.
PUREST OF PAIN Release ‘The Solipsist’ Lyric Video
Dutch melodic death metal quintet PUREST OF PAIN have released a lyric video for ‘The Solipsist’, a track from their debut album ‘Solipsis’, to be out on March 1st, 2018. PUREST OF PAIN launched a successful Indiegogo campaign for the ‘Solipsis’ album. Only one plug-in, and not a single digital effect or synth was used for the recording of ‘Solipsis’.
About a year after the official release of its second EP ‘Moonshiner’, French acid/fuzz-rock/psych/stoner duet Electric Jaguar Baby announced a new EP called ‘Old Songs From Beyond’ and coming out on February 28th for CD & Digital editions.
In the meantime, the band just unveiled a first audio excerpt from this upcoming EP with the single “El Diablo” available right now on Bandcamp.
DOLL SKIN Announce ‘Manic Pixie Dream Tour’ German Dates
US female punk rock band Doll Skin announce German live dates as part of their European “Manic Pixie Dream Tour”. A tour teaser video can be viewed here.
Dean Daly’s new album ‘Boy on a Hill’
The track begins with an alluring brightness, a gently trickling guitar and emotive strings leading way into a haunting whistling.The vocals show ample emotion and a quivering beauty, alternating between yearning lyrics and the whistling bit, which signals the re-emergence of strings as a major player in the second batch of verses. It’s a memorable track I think you’ll enjoy quite a bit.
Dean recorded the 8-track album ‘Boy on a Hill’ in five days in Brooklyn, at the minimalist Rose Studios. Rose Studios was built by Danny Rose, the engineer, by hand, and sort of peers out at Manhattan from an unassuming building complex in Greenpoint.