STOLAR Announces New Single “Erase You’
STOLAR, the Brooklyn-based songwriter whom Village Voice called a “poly-genre multi-instrumentalist,” announces his latest single, “ERASE YOU”, a soulful, R&B-tinged piece replete with guitars and 70’s style vocal synthesizers, which is a piece mourning the loss of a love through heartbreak, the agonizing feeling of memories of that love popping up, and the understandable desire to erase it all to ease the pain.
Ralo Gets Ready to Take the Next Step in “I Swear to God” Video
Channeling his melodic yawp into emotional and resonant trap music, Ralo is a respected rapper in the ATL scene. One of the thematic centerpieces of Ralo’s Diary of the Streets 3, “I Swear to God” is an aspirational epic–an expression of Ralo’s faith in himself to transcend his environment and become a success: “Got a charge, beat the charge, never see me unemployed/I am always on the job, young n*gga working hard/I deserve what I’m getting, I deserve what I got/Even when I got shot, I walked out the parking lot.” In the video, Ralo lives a boss life, mobbing with SUVs, flexing in a hangar with private planes, and playing the role of a CEO in the boardroom. “I Swear to God” is Ralo’s first visual since “Die Real,” a trippy clip featuring Young Dolph and Trouble, which has already earned over 593,000 YouTube views.
Culture Abuse and WAVVES Collaborate on “Big Cloud”
Hailing from the Bay Area, Culture Abuse signed to Epitaph Records earlier this year. The band formed in 2013, releasing their debut album Peach in late 2016. Infusing its distortion-heavy garage punk with keyboard melodies and the occasional string arrangement, Peach fully embodies the Culture Abuse mission of “being free, enjoying life, and sharing love.” Culture Abuse is planning to release new music this year and will tour this spring with Turnstile and Touche Amore.
XAVIER RUDD Shares “Walk Away”
Xavier Rudd returns with the euphoric new single “Walk Away,” his first new material since 2015. Poignant and uplifting “Walk Away” is one of Xavier’s most powerful songs to date – seamlessly weaving philosophy and music.
Worhol Releases Official Music Video For “Already Forgotten”
Worhol is a female fronted symphonic rock band out of Texas, but some mistake them for a European band because of their overall sound and appearance. The band delivers a unique style of dark, theatrical, orchestral music that showcases Ashley Worhol’s dynamic mellifluous voice.
Worhol is taking 2018 head on with a brand new music video that was filmed in Los Angeles, California by Multi Mojo Productions for their latest single titled “Already Forgotten” and plan to release their EP later this year.
10 O’Clock Chemical debut single ‘Babylon Is Fallen’
‘Babylon is Fallen’ is a slick foray into cutting-edge synth pop. The thematic conception of the song occurred to singer Rhys, who, at 23 years old has been writing songs in his bedroom for many years while also having a background in social activism. Describing their sound as ‘Gritpop’, the group have here created jagged and danceable electro-pop that directly expresses the edgy uncertainty of contemporary life. ‘Babylon is Fallen’ is about the cultural malaise that has led to a culture that it’s easy to be cynical of. With production by electronica wizard Matt Johnson (best known for his work on Jamiroquai’s latest album Automaton) and mixed by Adrian Bushby (Muse, Foo Fighters, etc) it’s as slick a debut single as any band could hope for. Restless funk elements, slippery bass grooves and a lysergic dance outro make for a profound and danceable exploration of the current and troubling state of our international media neuroses.
Phish is following the recent announcement of their upcoming summer tour by unveiling plans to stage their 11th festival, Curveball. Slated for August 17-19 at Watkins Glen International in Watkins Glen, NY, Curveball will see Phish offering a series of unique live performances, alongside an array of activities, attractions and art installations. Located amidst the rolling hills of Central New York’s Finger Lakes region, the festival site offers an abundance of campsites just a short drive from numerous Northeastern cities.
One of the most innovative artists in recent years, Iranian-born Dutch artist Sevdaliza announces her new ‘The Calling’ EP is set for a March release and shares a single from it, “Human Nature,” today. Continuing with her solar concept, this song falls on the arrival of the “Black Moon,” which only occurs every 20 years. Along with the return track “Soul Syncable,” which dropped on the arrival of the first complete “Blue Moon” eclipse in over 150 years, both songs follow her breakout debut album ISON. It garnered mass acclaim and debuted at #1 on the iTunes Electronic charts in the US, Poland, the Netherlands and landed in the top #5 in several other regions, including France, Canada, Germany and the UK. The new project sees Sevdaliza continue to put forth unapologetic art as an autodidactic singer, songwriter, record producer, director and composer that’s lined with her abstract and frequently minimalistic brand of music fused with breakbeat, triphop, grime, punk and experimental elements.
Spaceman Jones and The Motherships premiere their video for “Make A Slaughter”, the first single from upcoming album Spaceman Jones and The Motherships Vol. 2 – dropping March 2, 2018. Big thanks to Mountain Xpress for the premiere, the feature can be seen HERE.
Pop Singer-Songwriter MEEKHA Releases Latest Single “chains”
Produced by Matthew Heath and Gray Griggs, “chains” is a slick pop song showcasing her strong vocals while addressing universal themes. Of the track, Meekha says, “We began writing ‘chains’ on a very personal level to me, based on specific times in my life where I have felt stuck and powerless but realized my life is only in my hands and I can make any change I set out for and work hard for. We quickly realized this story was a very relevant and universal theme in our society as of late. I hope it can give hope and strength to people in any and all types of difficult situations.”
In addition to his minimal two-piece band with Jacob Rubeck, Surf Curse, Nicholas Rattigan has been releasing a prolific catalog of heart-wrenching no wave ballads via Bandcamp under a handful of names. He started writing the material for A Different Age, his fifth solo album, in 2015, shortly after moving from Reno to New York City and releasing Me Oh My Mirror (the limited-edition cassette of which is now sold out, along with all his other tape releases). Rattigan’s work on the new release spans across almost three years, primarily due to the success of his other project Surf Curse, who released a new critically acclaimed LP, multiple tape re-issues, and toured across America and Europe since he began making A Different Age; last year, Current Joys and Surf Curse played back-to-back sets at Coachella.
A trip oversees is overdue for Darius Rucker who has announced a UK tour this fall.
Rucker is no stranger to the devoted country faithful in London, Germany and Amsterdam. Since signing with Capitol Records Nashville and releasing his first country album Learn to Live in 2008, the three-time GRAMMY winner has made multiple trips overseas including Country to County (C2C) festival at the O2 in London in 2013 where he declared he “couldn’t wait to get back” before making good on that promise and returning again in 2017 to rave reviews.