Video premiere: KANTICA “And Then There Was Pain”
The power/symphonic metal band Kantica are proud to present the first official videoclip for the song “And Then There Was Pain”, taken from the album Reborn in Aesthetics (released by Revalve records).
Bonny Doon shares “A Lotta Things” music video and US tour dates
Arriving in the early months of 2017, Bonny Doon’s self-titled debut was a warm introduction to the band for many. Hazy and bright, the album’s woozy melodies and swirling webs of summery guitar textures were easily ingested as low-key slacker pop, blissfully awash in lo-fi sensibilities and dreamy ambiance. But the nonchalant breeziness belied a serious attention to songcraft that beckoned careful listening, and hinted at depths yet unexplored. Lo and behold, before the ink was even dry on the first record, work had already begun on its follow-up Longwave, a conscious about-face from the sonic experimentation of the first album, and a journey inward.
Experimental-pop band A Delicate Motor debut music video for “Fall Out”
Fresh off their performance with The National at this year’s Homecoming Festival, Cincinnati experimental-pop band A Delicate Motor has a released a new music video for their single “Fall Out.” Premiering with CityBeat, the track is from their upcoming album Fellover My Own, which is set to be released on June 29th via SofaBurn Records. Partway through the song, you can hear the sounds of a bicycle, which belonged to the deceased childhood friend of vocalist and sole composer Adam Petersen. As such, it’s one of the most intimate and introspective tracks on the album, and the video offers an almost therapeutic accompaniment.
JUSTICE ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM WOMAN WORLDWIDE
Having shared a brilliant animated video for new single ‘Stop’ earlier this week, Justice, the Paris-based duo aka Xavier de Rosnay and Gaspard Augé, today announce their forthcoming album Woman Worldwide, set for release on August 24 via Ed Banger Records / Because Music. The duo created the album as a result of Xavier and Gaspard adapting their songs to be played on tour, in the process discovering a new dimension in their live form. After one year of testing, performing, refining, and recording them on the road, they went back to the studio in Paris to give them the polish and precision that live performance doesn’t always allow.
dick clark productions and NBC announced today that the legendary female rap trio Salt-N-Pepa will shoop onto the stage to perform several of their monster hits at the “2018 Billboard Music Awards!” Joining them for this one-of-a-kind special performance will be the highly celebrated female vocal group En Vogue. Salt-N-Pepa’s “2018 Billboard Music Awards” performance marks the 30th anniversary of them becoming the first female rappers to crack the Top 20 on Billboard Hot 100. The renowned group burst onto the hip-hop scene in 1987 with their debut Billboard chart hit “My Mike Sounds Nice,” and then notched their first crossover pop smash with “Push It” the following year.
Vilde releases hallucinogenic video to accompany latest alt-pop single ‘Flash In The Pan’
Having last year blossomed into the world with a debut collection of tracks, self-descriptively entitled Study / Dance, Australian alt.pop artist and ex-Kins frontman Thomas Savage, AKA Vilde, returns with the stylish, sophisticated and invigorating Flash In The Pan.
Drug Cult reveal video for new track ‘Reptile Hypnosis’
With the ever-growing anticipation for Drug Cult’s debut rite to see light of day this summer solstice (June 21st), the occult-doom collective now offer a new video for the track ‘Reptile Hypnosis’.
‘Reptile Hypnosis’ is a seriously intoxicating dose of Drug Cult’s hallucinogenic heaviness and alluring prowess with smouldering riffs and captivating, bewitched vocals. Directed by Nat Collins, the video harkens to a dystopian nightmare that blurs the distinction between fiction and reality, where (sub-)consciousness is suppressed via surreptitious schemes. Remain alert, manifest your own power and watch the full video, now streaming over at THE OBELISK…
Following a highly successful Kickstarter campaign to fund the album, Electronic Dance Music pioneers LORDS OF ACID are gearing up to release their HOTLY anticipated Pretty In Kink! Available 5/18/2018 via Metropolis Records, the first track to be revealed, “So Goddamn Good,” originally premiered on tastemaker site The Music Ninja.
Years & Years Release Official Single “If You’re Over Me.” “Palo Santo” Album Out July 6
Years & Years have released their first official single titled ‘If You’re Over Me,” which is out on all digital platforms worldwide from today. The new song is from their highly anticipated sophomore full-length “Palo Santo,” out on July 6 via Interscope Records. Listen to ‘If You’re Over Me” HERE.
PREP ‘Snake Oil’
‘Snake Oil’ is the latest track lifted from PREP’s new EP ‘Cold Fire’ (out now), featuring guest vocals from recent Kitsuné signing Reva DeVito.
The ruminative new clip for the track – made by a Korean production team – taps into frontman Tom Havelock’s cautionary lyrics. Says director Jiwoon Kwon; “We wanted to illustrate the idea of a person being bothered by memories that the happiness of the past and the pain of the present co-exist. The ‘snake oil’ that is expressed here as water forces our character to retreat into his inner-side, becoming trapped within a Möbius strip. It’s hard to escape from these memories – but the choice is either being trapped by it or escaping from that.”