NPR Music explains, “The passage of time has brought unforeseen blessings: distance from others’ notions of what she ought to sing and how she should be presented…Without making any fuss, Willis proves that she can have it both ways, and that’s a source of pleasure for us listeners, too.”
Sweden’s Many Voices Speak returns with “Necessaries”
Featuring the dreamy singing and songwriting of Matilda Mård, Many Voices Speak was born out of Mård’s move from Stockholm to the smaller Swedish industrial town of Borlänge. Less distraction gave way to creative rejuvenation and a revitalized approach to music.
In the Spring of 2017, Saint Marilyn’s Che Houston and Kevin Marksson quit their day jobs and holed up in their shared Bushwick practice space to write a debut record. The duo spent the better part of the summer writing and rewriting lyrics and music, exploring new ideas and refining songs already in live rotation.
Iranian-born Dutch artist Sevdaliza shares a special Portuguese rendition of her track, “Human”, aptly titled, “Humana”, from her breakthrough debut album, ISON. After showing her immense support last year, Sevdaliza wanted to address her Portuguese speaking fans with this song. It follows the release of her EP ‘The Calling’ that saw her further evolve her abstract and frequently minimalistic sound and expand her 100% unapologetic art. “Human” is Sevdaliza’s biggest song to date with its companion video amassing over 11 million plays on YouTube alone and growing.
New Jersey hardcore act WORLD DEMISE will release their eponymous debut EP through Flatspot Records in early June, this week issuing preorders for the record alongside a new song.
Juno Award-winning act Keys N Krates are back to share the official music video for “My Night,” the closing track from their debut album Cura (Dim Mak, 2018), premiered today on Hypebeast. The single features vocals from 070 Shake, who Paper Magazine featured in their Beautiful People issue last year. The visual follows 070 Shake on a lonely bus ride that evolves into a trippy adventure for one. Coinciding with the video, exclusive behind-the-scenes photos from the video shoot will be debuted by Paper Magazine.
Revolver Magazine has taken the lead on issuing the opening title track to Manor Of Infinite Forms, the noxious second album by Ontario-based putrid death metal horde, TOMB MOLD. The album lies rotting, awaiting its release in early June through 20 Buck Spin, when the band will caravan it across the continent on tour with their brethren in Of Feather And Bone.
Raymix and Juanes continue to leave a massive international impact with their collaboration on “Oye Mujer,” the mega hit that has become the most successful electrocumbia track in recent years. Taking Mexico by storm and garnering the number one spot on Billboard Tropical and Regional Mexican charts week after week, it’s no secret that the track has transcended genres and captivated listeners from all over the musical spectrum. The official video for the collaboration was directed by graphic artist and cinematographer Adrian Gonzalez, aka @UglyPrimo, using animation and graphics designed to bring a touch of pop-art to the production, filmed in Miami this past April.
This morning, Shannon Shaw debuts her new music video for “Freddies ‘n’ Teddies” via Noisey, who call it “a slow-burning slice of pop noir, like a lost Nancy Sinatra recording cut after a night sleeping in Donna Summer’s satin sheets.” The video, for the second single off Shaw’s forthcoming debut album Shannon In Nashville (June 8, Easy Eye Sound), was directed by Hannah Lew and features Shaw backed by a full band of animatronic teddy bears. Shaw reveals: “I think that there is no better backing band for me….seriously cannot think of one better idea than a full blown teddy bear band! This song was probably the furthest from my wheelhouse and I’m so glad we did it. It’s kind of the ultimate example of the variety on this record. In Nashville it’s tons of experimenting, bits and nuggets of everything I love in music.” Watch the music video for “Freddies ‘n’ Teddies” via Noisey here.
Telluride Mountainfilm has announced that on May 25th, 2018 it will host the world premiere of Return to Mount Kennedy – an 80-minute documentary film that follows the sons of Senator Robert F. Kennedy and mountaineering icon Jim Whittaker as they embark on an expedition fifty years after their fathers’ historic first ascent of the remote mountain. Directed by Eric Becker, this compelling, intimate story artfully weaves past and present into a narrative that spans generations.
What I initially thought would be a short film about our expedition turned into the biggest project I’ve ever undertaken. After four years of work it’s really satisfying to be able to premier it in front of the Mountainfilm community. – Eric Becker