“Crystal Clear” is a newly released track from Nebraskan act Shy Spell
Shy Spell is a music project from an artist with extensive playing experience on the Los Angeles live circuit, now based in the Lincoln/Omaha, Nebraska area. One day, he stumbled upon a free piano from Craigslist, meant for someone else. “I kept walking by it everyday, then moved it to an unattached garage, still walking by it and never touching it,” Shy Spell explains. “Then one day I stopped, sat down and started playing. Immediately the songs started flowing. I recorded them on my phone so i wouldn’t forget them, but it was overwhelming to organize them, and I couldn’t keep up. At the same time friends were still encouraging me to write again; one even advised me on equipment that I needed to get going again. It turns out the technology was a perfect fit for me. So I got started, and wrote and recorded 16 songs in a year. I put 12 on this album, and saved 4 for the next album, which is well underway.”
Francis is Metalcore/MDM band that originates from Tiraspol, Moldova in 2010 and although they began writing material throughout 2011, the first full line-up was only complete in 2012 when serious rehearsals began. Originally the group was called Guitarra del Dyablo but the decision was made to rename the group into something more memorable and easily pronounced. After much searching, Francis was officially born.
Marylou Mayniel – aka Oklou – is a French producer, vocalist and composer currently based in London.
‘The Rite of May’ is written and produced by Mayniel herself and is her most pop-orientated work to date. The tracks range from the beautiful intimacy of ‘Samuel’ to the expansive club-pop track ‘They Can’t Hear Me’, led throughout by her vocals. Additional input was provided from Bok Bok (Kelela, Night Slugs), Rodiah McDonald (The XX, Sampha), Sega Bodega and new Paris engineer Krampf.
Limbohead represents a shift away from a narrow psychedelic expression towards a more eclectic sound. The end result is described by the band as a “punk-inspired, and more hands-on, record” replete with explosive stoner riffs and electric slide-guitars.
Every state is known for its own virtues and vices. But harmful behavior on the individual level can result in staggering economic costs, considering that gambling addiction costs the U.S. $5 billion per year and smoking costs dwarf that with over $300 billion per year.
With Mardi Gras coming up and sure to be full of drinking, drug use, and sex, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2018’s Most Sinful States along with its Mardi Gras Facts – Booze, Floats, Money & More infographic. To determine where the U.S. has the most moral growing to do, WalletHub compared the 50 states based on seven sinful behaviors: anger and hatred, jealousy, excesses and vices, greed, lust, vanity and laziness.
Manchester electronic band OKLO unveil new video ‘Acedia’
Electronic band OKLO have released their second single ‘Acedia’ off debut EP ‘International Waters’ out April 3rd 2018. The single, out today, is accompanied by striking visuals by director Nicholas Delap.
MIDAS FALL: Cvlt Nation Debuts “Soveraine”
This April, MIDAS FALL — the Scottish duo comprised of Elizabeth Heaton and Rowan Burn — will release their fourth studio offering, Evaporate.
Donegan Releases New Single, “Candles”
Donegan have released Candles, the second single from their debut concept album, “First XI”, a collection of songs which has taken 20 years to write, record and curate. Donegan is an eponymous family band: songwriter Thomas sings and plays piano, organ, guitars and synths, with Emmet on guitar, mandolin and vocals. The new album and its singles prosper from collaboration with renowned producer Chris Coulter, who recently took Arcane Roots to no. 1 in the UK Indie charts.
Bishat explores destructive infatuation in her new IAMDDB-esque song ‘Unholy Romance’
Bishat is a rising Swedish artist, songwriter and producer with roots in Ethiopia and Eritrea. She writes and performs dark soulful pop with influences from contemporary R&B. Compared to the likes of Lykke Li and IAMDDB, Bishat’s sound is familiar yet all her own.
Brit-pop-inspired rock band KITTEN releases their new video for “I Did It!” today via RED MUSIC. The colorful and energetic video premiered yesterday on i-D alongside an interview with lead singer Chloe Chaidez. The outlet called the song “a vibrant, 80s alt-pop gem” and stated that the video “matches the energy of the track, featuring lots of bold eyeshadow, gummy bear confetti, and women dancing while sensually eating fruit.”
EELS’ “TODAY IS THE DAY” OFFICIAL VIDEO UNVEILED
Directed by Gus Black, the video stars Mike Mitchell of Netflix’s LOVE on a journey of intense purpose. But where is he going? What’s driving his extreme focus and joyous resolve to seize the day? Find out in this video accompaniment to one of EELS’ most uplifting songs to date.
Bazzi’s massive single “Mine” currently boasts over 70 million streams and a top 25 position on the Billboard Hot 100 (#22 the week of 2/24). Following incredible editorial support from Apple Music, the track hit #1 on their Pop Streaming chart and soon-after climbed to #1 on Spotify’s US & Global Viral 50 charts (currently #3 on Global Top 50 chart). “Mine” has received co-signs by the likes of BTS via Twitter and Taylor Swift on Spotify as the first track on her latest “Songs Taylor Loves” playlist, in addition to reaching top 30 positions on iTunes and Shazam (#1 worldwide this week). The song was also used by millions on Snapchat thanks to a worldwide lens featuring the track on Valentine’s Day.
Dillon Francis Releases New Single “We The Funk”
“I’ve been really focused on having fun while making music,” shared Francis. “Fuego is a fun dude, so when we cut the song in Mexico all the pieces fell together pretty quickly from there.”
Swiss indie/dark-folk/trip-hop trio dIVA shared new album ‘SOL’ on YouTube
A few weeks after the official release of its debut album ‘SOL’, Swiss indie-pop/dark-folk/trip-hop trio dIVA just shared the whole effort for free streaming on YouTube while physical/digital editions are still available through Division Records (HEXIS, Impure Wilhelmina, Unfold…), Bandcamp and the main legal platforms (iTunes, Deezer, Spotify…).
LET’S EAT GRANDMA Share Video For “Hot Pink”
The band said the following about the video:
“We’re trying to navigate through a city where people’s perceptions of reality are becoming more and more distorted in the fear that we’ll end up the same way.”
Chicago/Minneapolis-based quintet WOLVHAMMER has completed their fourth album, The Monuments Of Ash & Bone, for release in early May through Blood Music. The album’s artwork, track listing, and more has been revealed.
While things have seemed quiet for WOLVHAMMER in recent years, the band has been hard at work behind the scenes and are now set to strike. Four years since the Profound Lore release of Clawing Into Black Sun — which was supported by tours with the likes of Shining, 1349, Origin, Taake, Revenge, and Young And In The Way – 2018 looms heavy with the vengeful return of WOLVHAMMER. Brandishing a revamped lineup, the imminent release of their fourth full length album, The Monuments Of Ash & Bone, is on the horizon with new label partner, Blood Music.