Introducing Bishop Gunn – debut album Natchez out May 4!
Bishop Gunn recorded four songs for Natchez (named after the band’s hometown in Mississippi) during their 2017 Muscle Shoals Sound sessions with producer Mark Neill (The Black Keys). At MSSS, the band recorded simultaneous live tracking of guitars, drums, vocals, bass—something they’d never done before. The album will also feature a song tracked at Muscle Shoals’ FAME Studios as well as six songs cut at The Purple House, a Leiper’s Fork, TN home studio operated by Grammy-winning producer Casey Wasner.
Iconic Reggae Artist SNOW Releases the Official Music Video for “Informer 2018”
Darrin Kenneth O’Brien, the Canadian reggae artist known as SNOW, has debuted the official music video for his latest release, “Informer 2018”. The music video for the re-worked version of his chart-topping single from 1993 continues the 25th anniversary celebration of the release of Snow’s song “Informer”. The brand new version of Snow’s breakout reggae single is currently available on all digital music retailers and streaming platforms.
Danish synth-pop duo GENTS release new AA side ‘Moments’
The Danish concept of ‘feinschmecker’ (or ‘bon vivant’ as the French have it – to mean “one who lives well’), permeates the music of GENTS: the sound of sensual sorrow, nestled at the midway point between the vainglorious decadence of early 80s sopista-pop and the more introverted likes of Japan and Tears For Fears. Romantics, never ironists, and as if eternally heartbroken by the inherent sadness of life itself.
ABSTRACTER: Oakland Blackened Doom Act To Release Cinereus Incarnate LP In June
Oakland, California blackened doom destroyers ABSTRACTER present their third album, Cinereus Incarnate, scheduling the new LP for June release. Perhaps now assuming their ultimate and ghastliest form, Abstracter return with their most astonishingly telluric, bleak, and hopeless material to date. The band has issued the artwork, track listing, and a trailer which showcases the album’s wrath.
After their first full-length record was named “best post-punk debut LP of 2017” by Post-Punk.com, While the songs from this newest release retain the sheer power and intensity of the band’s previous two releases, Equals sees Second Still evolving their sound and progressing forward into sonically uncharted territory. The four main components of the band’s signature sound are still there –chorus and delay-heavy guitar, hypnotic bass grooves, heavyweight drum machine beats, and hauntingly beautiful vocal melodies– but they have added a couple analog synthesizers into the arsenal for Equals, mixing a whole new element into their already uniquely realized style of post-punk. Commanding synth bass, subtle ambient soundscapes, and forceful lead synth hooks now supplement and enhance the distinctive sound that Second Still had already crafted on their first two releases.
Brothers Osborne have announced the details of their sophomore studio album, the follow-up to their Pawn Shop debut, now certified gold in the US.
Titled Port Saint Joe and featuring 10 new tracks including lead single ‘Shoot Me Straight’, this anticipated release from the Nashville-based duo was recorded away from the sometimes sterile environs of the studio, in a Florida beach house in the town of Port Saint Joe – a beach house stacked with cool equipment and the desire to craft music built on energy and vibe.
Watch > Eku Fantasy ‘Living on The Outside’
Following the release of glitchy, shimmering single ‘We Got The Power’, fast-rising electronic duo Eku Fantasy release their debut EP on the 20th April 2018.
Originally meant to be a one-song, cloud-based collaboration, Olugbenga Adelekan (Metronomy) and Gareth Jones (Jumping Back Slash) found a musical chemistry that has blossomed into a longer creative partnership, their methods defying distance with the help of Ableton and messaging services.
Three Kings High new single BONE DRY released 25th May- Announcing UK tour
Three Kings High are a bunch of foot stomping mongrels from around the UK who currently reside in Bristol city, making music you can sexy-dance, row and drink to. Their sound is modern Sleazo-Indie-Rock and Roll that has been influenced and molded by 90’s hip hop, as much as British rock history.
Snakehips have unveiled their new ‘Stay Home Tapes’ EP, reminiscent of more old school hip-hop sounds and a nod to their day one fans. A 6-track production which embodies the diverse and dynamic nature of Snakehips’ classic sound, the release preceded the pair’s Coachella appearance last weekend, where the likes of Jay Prince joined the pair on stage.
Ever since U.S. Attorney General, Jefferson Beauregard Sessions, rescinded an Obama-era policy used as a protection for states that have legalized marijuana, U.S. marijuana stocks have decreased significantly and have continued on a downward trend. Meanwhile, our neighbors to the north have see significant increases in Canadian-based marijuana stocks.
Liverpool Psychedelic Rockers The Vryll Society Share New Single ‘Andrei Rublev’ & Announce Debut Album
Liverpool psychedelic rockers The Vryll Society announce the arrival of their latest psych-driven single Andrei Rublev, creating further anticipation ahead of the release of their debut album this summer.
ELIZA SHADDAD returns with meditative new single ‘White Lines’
Eliza Shaddad is back with ‘White Lines’, the first preview from her long-awaited debut album Future.
Eliza Shaddad’s singular artistry was not formed in any one crucible alone, her work is the flourishing product of modernity without borders. Born to Sudanese and Scottish parents, she’s the descendant of a long line of progressive artists and poets dating back to the 1800s. She also speaks four languages and holds an MPhil in Philosophy and spent a postgraduate year at the Guildhall School studying Jazz Vocal Improvisation. Not beholden to the politics of indie or commercial regionalism, every facet of her music, from vocals to lyricism to performance and production, is the purest distillation of herself.
NABERUS announce new album ‘Hollow’ out June 29, and new music video
Aussie melodic death-thrashers Naberus will release their upcoming sophomore full-length album entitled Hollow on June 29, 2018 via Eclipse Records. The album was produced by James Ash at Kremation Studios, mixed by Henrik Udd (Bring Me the Horizon, Architects, A Breach of Silence) and mastered by Ermin Hamidovic (Architects, Periphery, Devin Townsend) at Systematic Productions. The album art was designed by Chris Sheppard.
VENDETTA RED Release Highly Anticipated New Album, ‘Quinceañera’
Seattle Alternative Rock Band VENDETTA RED has released the official lyric video for their single, “Entantado,” off of their first full length album since 2005, Quinceañera, via Cleopatra Records. VENDETTA RED is also finishing up their tour with PUDDLE OF MUDD through April.
Noel Gallagher Mini-Documentary Exclusive Out Now Via Discogs
Discogs has teamed up with Noel Gallagher to introduce an exclusive mini-documentary delivering a behind the scenes look at the recording of Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds 2017 release Who Built The Moon? (Sour Mash). The mini-doc features Gallagher with Producer David Holmes, Engineer Ernre Ramazanoglu, and Guitarist Johnny Marr traveling with Gallagher as he takes a very different path to recording his third studio album, Who Built The Moon?.
Vanessa Zamora’s “Hbls Mucho” Featuring Chetes (Laid Back Mix) out April 20th
Vanessa Zamora’s emotive vocals coupled with her personal lyrical style has captivated audiences in her native Mexico.
Only in her early 20’s the Tijuana, Baja California native has already created the aura of an artist who has been around for quite some time. She’s quickly positioned herself as a steadfast interpreter of alternative pop who has two feet firmly planted in the Indie DIY world.
He Is We Releases Highly Anticipated New EP, ‘Hold My Heart’!
Washington alternative rock band He Is We has released their long anticipated new EP, Hold My Heart.
Italian dirty doomers TONS are streaming their new album “Filthy Flowers Of Doom” exclusively via the Sludgelord, ahead of its official release this April 20th on Heavy Psych Sounds Records.
Introducing: Magique – ‘Unexpected Friends’
Today, 17th April, Magique releases a stunning new single entitled ‘Unexpected Friends’. Swirling dream-pop which rises and falls with simplistic grace – it’s a hugely impressive offering from the new artist.
The album is now streaming in full as part of NPR Music’s “First Listen” series. Listen HERE. Of the album, NPR Music proclaims, “…while many listeners focus on Hedley’s otherworldly vocals (and who could blame folks, with that flawless vibrato), his lyrics are quietly powerful,” and goes on to assert, “After years playing behind the songs of others, his dream of introducing the world to his own voice has been realized, and beautifully so.”
ZAK ABEL UNVEILS VIDEO FOR “LOVE SONG”
Directed by Ivana Bobic (Sigrid/Bloc Party), the video sees the 23-year-old dancing through an abandoned city in the dead of night. Moving his way through deserted streets and empty clubs, the young soul-pop singer’s passionate performance takes centre stage in a video that’s back drop is meant to embody the emotion in the track, celebrating both freedom and being alone.
The Boot premiere Arkansas Dave’s Bad Water
“I’ve seen a lot of friends come and go, and even move on to the next life,” the artist tells The Boot. “With not many options growing up in a small, conservative Southern town besides getting into trouble or go to church, I participated in both. There’s sort of an evil that lingers in the air like buzzards circling in the sky, and if you’re not careful, it’ll latch onto you like a leech.” Arkansas Dave decided to use the waters of the Ouachita River to tell that story. “Throughout the tall pines, fields of green grass and cypress trees growing in the bayous, swamps and along the banks of the muddy Ouachita, there is “Bad Water” everywhere,” he explains. “A metaphor for the culture of small, rural Southern towns, “Bad Water” reflects my life growing up in a town where death always seems imminent.”
The Rare Occasions (LA) share stop-motion animated video for new single
The Rare Occasions formed in Providence over five years ago, and have been steadily churning out new music ever since (all streaming via Spotify if you wanna dig in), but Into The Shallows is their long-awaited proper debut. Primarily recorded in their rehearsal space, the album brings their northeast indie rock sensibilities with them to their new home base of Los Angeles… the record delves deeper into the musical and lyrical concepts which have come to define the band’s aesthetic, drawing inspiration from each successful wave of garage rock.
Shamanistic electro pop maestro East Forest has premiered his latest music video for “Fresh Start” via Popdust who noted the music is “…compact and mellow, glowing with luminous energy.”