New Music Friday: New Young Rising Sons Alt/Rock Anthem
New single ‘Whiskey’ is the ultimate alt/rock banger, bursting with electrifying energy, enhanced by deep, pulsating synthsand powerful dynamics. Young Rising Sons are back and ready to unleash their new statement sound.
P!NK RELEASES MUSIC VIDEO FOR “WHATEVER YOU WANT”
International pop icon P!NK releases the music video to “Whatever You Want” (click here to watch). The video follows P!NK behind the scenes in the studio, in tour rehearsals, at promotional appearances for her album Beautiful Trauma as well as personal footage of P!NK and husband Carey Hart throughout the years.
Today, Borgo announces the upcoming release of his debut full-length, Be Kind. Set for release April 13, 2018, the album matches soulful vocals with sweet harmonies reminiscent of Motown. Based in Denver, this is Borgo’s return to music following a decade-long hiatus due to a debilitating neurological disease. The album tells stories of love lost, breaking societal norms, and reflecting on life through jazz piano ballads and funk-infused guitar tracks that take listeners back in time. With the help of engineer/co-producer Marc Benning and a group of noted musicians including Erik Deutsch of Leftover Salmon and sax player Dwight Bement, the album was recorded live on tape at Hideaway Studios. The Poke Around premiered the album’s first single and title track, “Be Kind”. For those in Denver, the Be Kind vinyl listening party will take place on April 15 at Pon Pon and the album release show is on April 19 at Larimer Lounge. Be Kind is now available for pre-order via iTunes and fans will receive the first three singles instantly.
Today Tanga premiered on “Guanchaka (Afrosavile)” feat. Guanaco and Orquesta La Avellana, off the new album Reencarnación, on PopMatters who called the track “Full-scale Tropical Explosion” take a list here.
LA shoegaze band Modern Time Machines shares “Failsafe” video via LA Record
The haunting, bittersweet melodies of LA-based shoegaze outfit Modern Time Machines have been described as a “noisy, romantic hurricane for those who like their rock with intricate layers” (Buzz Bands LA). Boy/girl vocal harmonies feature heavily in the band’s feedback-laced love songs, which have drawn comparisons to acts like M83, Medicine and Sonic Youth. Today the band shares the music video for “Failsafe” via LA Record. Also, ICYMI check out their previous video for “High Noon” which is loaded with Paul Thomas Anderson references – especially timely as PTA heads to the Oscars this weekend with several nominations for The Phantom Thread.
“Providence is a sonic departure for Madeira. Where he’s spent the past 30 years principally focused on the guitar – that is, when he’s not writing songs for artists like Alison Krauss, Amy Grant, Toby Keith and the Civil Wars – Providence is anchored almost entirely by piano and leans heavy on the musician’s longtime love of jazz. It also finds Madeira singing in a conversational everyman timbre recalling Randy Newman at his most jovial. Most significantly, it allowed the 65-year-old to peel back the curtain on his feelings toward his East Coast upbringing.” -Rolling Stone Country
Ananya Birla – ‘Hold On’ Lyric Video
International pop star Ananya Birla, who has become a leading agent of social change and women’s rights in India, and today marks the worldwide release of her addictive new single Hold On on Universal Music. With her previous single Meant to Be remixed by Afrojak and nearly 15 million YouTube views, Hold On is on track to become an even bigger hit. She has already sold millions of records and graced international magazine covers, but Ananya is also known for empowering women from India and around the world by creating a micro-finance system that supports underprivileged women to achieve their dreams. Set to continue conquering the pop charts, we would love to set up an interview to share Ananya’s remarkable journey, music and message of worldwide female empowerment.
SLANDER Gets Emotional on New Track “Happy Now”
SLANDER is notorious for creating hard bass music, but they show a fraction of their sensitive side on “Happy Now,” their newest release on Monstercat. “Happy Now” is a bittersweet, nostalgic ode to the blissful times of a broken relationship; SLANDER embodies the feeling of wistfulness with cinematic basslines and airy melodies that complement its overall emotive tone. Basshead fans will still dig the sheer power of the track while its gentler construction may gain some new fans for the successful duo. On “Happy Now” and their prior release “I Can’t Escape,” (in collaboration with SAYMYNAME) SLANDER have been experimenting with different sounds, proving their ability to metamorphosize while still maintaining their authentic sound.
Today, March 2nd, 2018, singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Kip Nelson makes his debut with his carefree single, “Mexico.” Hailing from the beach town of Santa Barbara, Kip embellishes his slacker-rock style with twinges of psychedelia and lo-fi pop that will transport you to a desert festival dream-state. Surf & culture magazine, What Youth, premiered the tripped out music video today calling it, “a warm breeze of a jam that’ll get your mind and body ready for summer.”
Lostboycrow Releases New EP ‘Traveler: The Third Legend’
LA-based pop artist Lostboycrow has finally completed his Traveler trilogy with his new EP, Traveler: The Third Legend, out everywhere today. The new EP “defies the rules of most standard genres and musical classifications,” says Josh Chesler of OC Weekly. “Falling somewhere between electropop and R&B, the long-haired musician has rapidly carved out a niche for himself as an equally catchy and poetic voice of the youth.”
All Things Go has premiered Mobley’s new track entitled “Selfsame”. It’s the third single off his forthcoming project ‘Fresh Lies, Vol. I’ — out April 27th. ‘Fresh Lies’ will be presented as a song cycle, a living compilation, that will see future volumes added (and sent to invested fans) over the months and years to come. Mobley recently premiered the tracks “Torch” on Magnet and “Tell You,” exclusively on The 405. Coming off a Consequence of Sound-celebrated ACL Fest performance and winning a Black Fret grant, Mobley released “Tell You” as the companion to his last single, “Tell Me” which premiered via Billboard last year. The full release will expand upon the growing canon of Mobley’s multimedia work and immersive live performances with several conceptual, live and interactive videos to follow.
Max Portnoy Forms New Band Tallah Featuring YouTube Sensation Justin Bonitz
Pennsylvania metal band Tallah is comprised of 5 members who share a passion for playing intense, heavy, and intricate music combined with an insane live show, unlike any other!
Influenced by bands such as Code Orange, Slipknot, Korn and Deftones, Tallah relies on the spirit of innovative metal realized through panicked guitar screams treated with industrial elements and distortion. Screaming vocals provided by YouTube sensation Justin Bonitz mixed with melodic choruses create a dreamlike vision in which the audience can live. Driving bass fills the room with deep and dirty tones that sync effortlessly with the thunderous bellows of the drums.
Sir Cadian Rhythm released their first single of the year, “Headstands.” It’s undoubtedly a strange time to be alive, and sometimes can be hard to fathom how certain people can think, let alone, operate, in this world. This idea is where the members of Sir Cadian Rhythm felt frustrated, and began writing “Headstands,” a song about accepting that your thoughts and beliefs might seem upside down to others, and it’s hindering to cling onto those ideals too tightly without being able to see things from another perspective.
Norwegian Indie-Pop Group Kid Astray Returns with “Joanne” + Music Video
Today, Norwegian indie-pop act, Kid Astray, makes a triumphant return with the release of new single, “Joanne.” Showcasing an array of infectious melodies that weave between thumping bass lines and sizzling synths, this breakout group continues their trademark of catchy hooks and joyous arrangements. After an intense period in the studio before the new year, the band is now ready to “get it right” in 2018 with a wealth of new music on the horizon with their upcoming EP being released before the summer.
IRON REAGAN And GATECREEPER Split Out Now + Streaming
East Coast crossover titans IRON REAGAN and rising Sonoran death metal legion GATECREEPER have united for a split recording of cranium crushing proportions. Across eight new tracks of auditory and lyrical venom, both bands showcase why they’re two of the most talked about groups in extreme metal today! The split LP, mixed by Kurt Ballou at Godcity Studios, is out NOW on CD, LP, and digital formats via Relapse Records.
Alteras Releases New Single, “Myself on Fire”
Ohio rockers, Alteras, has released a brand new single, “Myself on Fire.” The track was premiered alongside a music video on the Alternative Press Facebook page and is now available to stream on all digital platforms. “Myself on Fire” is the first new music that Alteras has released since their single, “Best Mistake,” last year. When talking about the track, vocalist Jake Clasen said, “Myself on Fire was an epiphany track for our entire band. This song was actually being worked on before Best Mistake was even conceptualized and it’s sound and form has guided us into a new chapter of music together. We’re extremely excited to be turning the page and embarking on this new adventure with everyone. We couldn’t be more thankful for all the support we’re receiving, nothing would be possible without it.”
POCKET RELEASES “VLT B” EP feat DAVE SMALLEY
After 5 years of silence, Pocket dropped VLT A in January and now, just a few weeks later, Pocket’s dropping another in a series of EPs featuring previously unreleased tracks and remixes with a host of guest musicians.