Watch now: SHIRT reveals Woman Is God
“WOMAN IS GOD” was filmed in Freetown, Sierra Leone and various surrounding provinces this past year. SHIRT spent ten days exploring the region, having conversations, and witnessing first hand the complexities and perseverance of its people and land. The experience was both the most beautiful and heartbreaking of his life. The stories of daily struggles for food and water, of hiding for your life from militant rebel forces, of friends and loved ones falling ill, unimaginable kindness, resilience, and overall rich history have inspired this video.
LUCKY BASTARDZ Release New Official Video For ‘Tear In The Wind’
In the video for Tear In The Wind, a young girl learns about the power of goodbye and of music, thanks to an old and kind homeless man. Time goes by and memories fade, but thanks to a dream, todays grown girl gets contact with her inner child once again. This is the first ever acoustic and orchestrated ballad from Italian rock band Lucky Bastardzand gets a delicate and intimate videoclip to go along with the track, taken from their recent album, Be The One.
JUSTICE SHARE NEW VIDEO FOR ‘STOP’
Justice have today shared a brand new track ‘Stop’ along with a brilliant neon-hued animated video created by Mrzyk & Moriceau, the French creative duo who have previously animated music videos for the likes of Air and Sébastien Tellier.
Jordan Lomeli debuts with “No Wrong”
R&B and Soul singer/songwriter Jordan Lomeli brings us her latest single, “No Wrong”. The track is classy, a perfect balance between modern influences and the timeless presence of classic instruments and the original R&B vocal harmonies. The vocals, melodic and with just the right amount of attitude, are backed up by a solid bass and delicate drums, making the track fit it equally well on a dance floor as it would in a business or your own headphones.
Vivian McConnell from Chicago, who performs under the name V.V. Lightbody (and also plays in Chicago bands Santah & Grandkids), has made a gorgeous dreamlike album, layering her songs with dense vocal harmonies, clouds of flute and vibraphone, finding a space that fuses contemporary songwriting with the relaxed feel and complex harmony of the Brazilian music that inspired the project.
Protocol Recordings Ventures into R&B on New Track “Devil in Disguise”
Protocol Recordings brings us a mold-shattering new track titled “Devil in Disguise” by Marc Benjamin and JPB in collaboration with Yung Fusion and Syon. With its unique and captivating blend of experimental electronic melodies and R&B-influenced vocals, “Devil in Disguise” breaks genres like they’re made of porcelain, leaving the listener in awe of the seamless fusion of sounds. Marc Benjamin and JPB’s slow-burning basslines and futuristic drops serve as the canvas for Yung Fusion and Syon’s effortless rhymes, altogether weaving the story of a lover who wore her angelic façade to hide a more sinister side. “Devil in Disguise” is a superb fit for Protocol’s mission of creating forward-thinking music from emerging artists, and Marc Benjamin, JPB, Yung Fusion and Syon are welcome additions to their admirable roster of talent.
PETE INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT TOUR WITH BRMC
Pete International Airport is the brainchild of Peter G. Holmström. Its name is borrowed from a song title by his other band, The Dandy Warhols. Pete International Airport’s new album, ‘Safer With The Wolves’, is a meticulously crafted psych rock journey into the dark heart of electronica. The album’s 11 tracks feature guest singers from like-minded allies such as: The Black Angels, Daydream Machine, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Dark Horses, Hopewell and more, and is available now.
What’s in a name? For a band like Sharp/Shock, it’s an apt descriptor, a manifesto, and a perfect primer for the band’s melody-meets-malice sound. The formidable power trio—comprised of Davey Warsop (Beat Union, Suedehead), Dan Smith (The Dear & Departed; world-renowned tattoo artist) and Jared Shavelson (The Hope Conspiracy, Paint It Black)—continues to tease their sophomore album Youth Club with a new single, “I Don’t Want A Nuclear Family.” Listen to the track in full via PopMatters today.
Sugar Candy Mountain shares music video for “Mar-a-Lago” off Do It Right
Today, Sugar Candy Mountain shares the “Mar-a-Lago” music video via LA Record, directed by Arsenii Vaselenko. Do Right is out now on PIAPTK Records. Click here to order the album. According to band member Ash Reiter, “much of the album was written during the election and inauguration of Trump. Like many, I found myself trying to understand how this could be possible, wondering what to do next. Of course as a musician I wrote a song. What I saw was a lost generation, a mass of people that felt voiceless and vaguely unsatisfied with life.
Kelsy Karter has teamed up with LADYGUNN to premiere her fiery new track and music video for “Easy Tiger,” featuring Republic Records’ artist, Hudson Thames. Kelsy’s cool and quirky style contributes to her rebel without a cause, fierce heartbreaker vibe, and the video is a 50s aesthetic dream, with switchblades and offbeat dance sequences bringing a touch of rock ‘n’ roll nostalgia to modern pop and R&B music. “Easy Tiger” is the second song off her upcoming EP, Bad Girl Sad Girl, set to drop Friday, May 18th. LADYGUNN calls the video “a sexy vintage pop cinema fete that has throwbacks to all your favorite greaser films.”
Beat Market : ALL GOOD, first single of the new EP!
After giving us a surprise treat on April 3rd, the stroboscopic and punchy live video for “Yako” directed by Bruno Destombes at Fairmount Theatre, Beat Market is back with “All Good”, paving the way towards an upcoming EP this summer and full-length album scheduled for release in 2019.
The Eiffels release music video for “Body Like That” (ft. in Rock Band 4)
Los Angeles indie-pop band The Eiffels have released the official music video for their latest single “Body Like That” and it’s just as fun as it is hip-shaking. The video is ripe with 80’s nostalgia, complete with VHS tapes, corded phones, and a retro aesthetic that hearkens back to MTV’s golden age.
Colorado black metal artisans WAYFARER present the new single from their Profound Lore Records-bound third LP, World’s Blood LP, as Revolver Magazine debuts the massive “Animal Crown.” The band has also added their special performance at Fire In The Mountains to their upcoming tour schedule in support of the album.
HALFNOISE dropped its new Flowerss EP this past Friday via artist collective Congrats Records. Spearheaded by multi-instrumentalist Zac Farro, the release follows the critically acclaimed sophomore LP Sudden Feeling and last year’s The Velvet Face EP. On top of premiering the EP stream with BrooklynVegan last week, HALFNOISE also dropped a vintage-tinged video for its single “She Said,” a track that NPR’s Lars Gotrich said “could just as easily appear on a Phoenix record, but has the added benefit of Farro’s aerobic drumming, adding a sparkling snap to its fizz.” The band recently kicked-off its EP release tour in Chicago and will be making stops at select cities across the East Coast this week, including the Music Hall of Williamsburg in Brooklyn, NY and Songbyrd in Washington, DC, before wrapping at the Exit/In in Nashville on May 13th.
French Alternative/Blues Rockers shared new video for “Coney Island”
About three weeks before the official release of its debut full-length effort, American/French “Transylvanian Voodoo” alternative-rock band Hooka Hey just unveiled a new music video illustrating the song single “Coney Island” available right now on YouTube.
Moodie Black share political “Freedom” video in response to Kanye West
Minneapolis noise rap duo Moodie Black recently released their highly anticipated LP, ‘Lucas Acid’ on 4/6/18 via renown indie hip-hop label, Fake Four Inc. (Open Mike Eagle, Astronautalis, Ceschi). Today they share the political video for “Freedom” in response to the latest Kanye West Trump controversy. You can watch on YouTube. ‘Lucas Acid’ is out now on Fake Four Inc.
Cut-Ups was produced by the band and Geoff Sanoff (Nada Surf, Luna, Jets To Brazil) at Renegade Studios in New York City with additional recording done by the band at their Brooklyn practice space and homes. This is an album for listeners who don’t seek authenticity, but intuitively know it when they hear it; for people who are interested in language and sound. This is not lifestyle marketing. This is not going to cover your bald spot or shrink your waistband. This is not this year’s model. Or last year’s model dressed up as tomorrow’s hope. This is the sound of four adult men in Brooklyn, New York, sharing their world as they see it. They are not afraid to write about politics or personal failings. They are not afraid to celebrate love. Or yearn for a better world. They may be cut up, but they are here to stay.