45 to Argos Release Official Music Video for “Dreamcatcher”
Southwest Michigan based, Alternative Rock trio 45 To Argos has released the Official Music Video for their uplifting single, “Dreamcatcher.” Directed by front-man Brandon Garrett and filmed by Chase Krueger, the video was shot in the garage of bassist Brandon Cromer, in Watervliet, MI over the course of about 7 hrs.
Chicago multi-instrumentalist composer/rapper/artist Sen Morimoto has announced his debut LP, Cannonball!, due May 4th via Chicago tastemaker label Sooper Records (Nnamdi Ogbonnaya, Longface, Options). Born in Kyoto, Japan, he grew up in western Massachusetts where he studied saxophone under Charles Neville whilst honing a production skill set that would bring him to Chicago to work with the likes of Joseph Chilliams (Pivot Gang), KAINA, Qari, and Nnamdi Ogbonnaya and eventually record Cannonball!. Sen wore every hat in the making of the album; producing, playing, engineering and mixing everything you hear to create an ambitious debut that’s as winding and complicated as it is accessible and pop-leaning, a juxtaposition not easily achieved. You can listen to a track off the album for “People Watching” up top and check a previously released video for “Cannonball” below.
Ari Roar Shares New Track “Implode”
Following the recent announcement of his debut album Calm Down, due for release on 5/25 through Bella Union, the release of its title track and a breakout week of performances at SXSW 2018, Dallas singer-songwriter Ari Roar (née Caleb Campbell) is pleased to today debut a new track from the record titled “Implode”. Listen to it HERE.
Following years of searching in vain for local collaborators, Ljuboja resolved to do everything himself and began to lay down demos. Encouraged by Sas?a’s initiative and music he was producing, longtime friend and Los Angeles producer David Jerkovich (Novi Split) flew to Croatia to record Pedlar 76’s debut single ”Try”. Ljuboja and Jekovich completed the production via Skype, adding drums from Peter Straub and Justin Pizzoferrato did the mixing. Ljuboja cites Sonic Youth and The Cure as musical heroes and the influance can be heard in his alt-rock sound, but the finished product is ultimately the self-taught Ljuboja’s own.
The Parlor share darkwave “You”
Multi-instrumentalist producer-songwriters wife and husband duo Jen O’Connor and Eric Krans are fearless in their willingness to explore new sound palettes for their intimate brand of art-pop. Throughout their progression from indie-folk, to stomp and clap trance-folk, to “campfire disco” -as Pitchfork described their sophomore release, Wahzu Wahzu -The Parlor continues to experiment with new instrumentation and blend their set of genre and stylistic songwriting influences. Today the duo share the darkwave-inspired “You” with Culture Collide. Culture Collide says of the track: “The result is the kind of contemplative, artistic anti-pop the music scene needs more of these days.” You can listen on Soundcloud. The duo will embark on a U.S. tour next month. Details are below.
Created and animated by Jeff Scher (whose work is in the permanent collection at MoMA and who has created work for HBO, PBS and The New York Times) and produced by Rick Litvin (Associate Arts Professor, New York University), the video is the first unveiled as part of a forthcoming “visual album” of distinctive short films. Created in collaboration with NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, each film will accompany one of the ten songs from Baez’s acclaimed new album, Whistle Down The Wind.
NETFLIX ORIGINAL DOCUMENTARY SERIES – RAPTURE RELEASES G-EAZY TRAILER!
From Mass Appeal, Rapture stares directly into the bright light that hip hop culture shines on the world and doesn’t blink. Throughout 8 episodes and featuring a diverse swath of artists — Nas and Dave East, T.I., Rapsody, Logic, G-Eazy, A Boogie wit da Hoodie, 2 Chainz and Just Blaze – Rapture dives into the artists’ lives with their families and friends, to sitting front row in the studio and grinding on tour, to experiencing the ecstatic power of moving the crowd. All episodes launch globally March 30.
Introducing Adam French!
Adam is one of the most interesting singer-songwriters currently operating, and 2018 will see him touring throughout Europe and the UK. Having already supported and shared the bill with the likes of Jack Garratt, Jake Bugg and Rat Boy, Adam is currently on the road as support for Jacob Banks on his European tour. February saw Adam play sold out headline shows to crowds in Manchester and London, and with a new headline tour freshly announced, he’s not one to miss.
L.A. based pop duo Only Bricks release new single “Twisted”
Southern California based pop duo Only Bricks have just premiered the first single from their debut EP, ‘Foundation.’ The track, “Twisted,” was premiered on Substream Magazine, who called it a “pop jam…[that] moves and dances with pop sensibility.” “Twisted” is featured on Only Bricks’ forthcoming debut EP ‘Foundation,’ which drops on April 20th.
Legendary Producer JOHN FRYER Releases New Video “La diosa y el hombre”
While the term “legend” is often bestowed quite liberally these days, few would argue that producer / artist JOHN FRYER carries that title quite appropriately. With a musical fingerprint that shaped the sounds of labels 4AD, Mute, Rough Trade and Beggars Banquet and bands as seminal as Cocteau Twins, Nine Inch Nails, PRAYERS, Mary and The Ram, HIM, Yaz, and Depeche Mode, Fryer has been the sonic architect for four decades of alternative music. Currently masterminding the new artist collective BLACK NEEDLE NOISE (like the iconic supergroup of sorts, This Mortal Coil, which he was co-founder), Fryer is creating a whole new direction for alternative music to forge ahead.
Interscope Recording Artist Mitch Drops A Visual For “Jersey”
Interscope Records’ newcomer, Mitch, teases listeners over a mellow, bass-filled track: He’s a “player” who just might be ready to hang up his Jersey. But you’ll have to wait and see…
Provocative and clever, the Thriller-esque video serves as the perfect introduction to Mitch’s forthcoming project, Space, due out April 20. The young songwriter/producer, who has impressed with hits such as “IDGAF” and “I Ain’t Lyin” is now taking his talents to the mic. While he may be willing to settle down in one sense, rest assured that when it comes to the music, he’s just getting fired up.
Delivering a groove-drenched style of psychedelic metal through nine sprawling tracks, REALMS OF VISION’sThrough All Unknown reveals a combination of influences such as Alice in Chains, High On Fire, Type O Negative, and Black Sabbath; an amalgamation of darkness, melody, and esoteric intensity, potently paired with modern slam/death metal tendencies. The album was recorded by Donald Scully, mixed by Scott Goodrich, and mastered by Paul Miner.
Alice Merton has broken into the pop radio top 40. This occurs just weeks after she reached #1 on the alternative charts. She held #1 for 2 consecutive weeks at alternative radio and held it for 8 weeks in Canada. NBC will also be re-airing her ‘The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon’ performance on 3/30. In recent months “No Roots” has reached #1 on the AAA charts 5 weeks in a row.