Polyphia Release New Track “G.O.A.T.” & Start US Tour Tonight!
Wanted to give you a heads up that the instrumental progressive metal group, Polyphia, are sharing their brand new track “G.O.A.T.” and accompanying music video today! The bold new stand alone single indicates an exciting new direction for the band. Produced by Y2K (Killy, Yung Bans) and Judge (Migos & Mashmello, blackbear, Young Thug), “G.O.A.T.” sees the band making a move towards a more electronic approach to production, bending genre lines even further than they’ve previously done. Polyphia are also be main support on the highly-anticipated Super Chon Bros Tour 2 that stars tonight with Chon, tricot, and TTNG – a lineup consisting of the best of the best from the worlds of math and experimental rock. Below is a press release with more info!
Bridge Nine is excited to welcome a new edition to its roster: New Jersey’s Beach Rats.
Beach Rats are a brand new band featuring an all-star cast of scene veterans including Brian Baker (Minor Threat, Dag Nasty, Bad Religion), Ari Katz (Lifetime), plus members from The Bouncing Souls and more. Beach Rats play a brand of hardcore/punk that stays true to their members’ roots while creating something completely fresh and urgent.
Jim Suptic, who sings lead on the track, said the song is “about making a choice. A choice that you think is right at the time, but then it turns out there really isn’t a right choice. Every decision has consequences good or bad. The best we can hope for is being able to live with the fallout. Relationships can be hard and need to be worked on. That goes for husband, wife, friend, family, etc. I think this song is hopeful, some might not see it that way. A glass filled to the middle is either half full or half empty. Sometimes it’s just nice to have something to drink.” Director Shawn Brackbill explained the video’s inspiration to The FADER: “We wanted to do something that incorporated a foosball table as a nod to the cover art of the Kicker EP. The track really brings us back to the classic Get Up Kids sound, and we wanted the video to have a nostalgic feel. I spent a bit of time digging around for inspiration, much of which comes from the ‘80s and ‘90s.”
“If you’re gang, tat my name on your b-tch,” raps Johnny Oz in his new single “Tat My Name,” which has just been given some brand new visuals. South Florida’s hip-hop scene is among the most booming out of the United States as it seems as though many of the most prominent young rappers are coming out of Miami’s surroundings. The Lil Pumps and XXXTentacions of the world are joined by Johnny Oz who, coming off of an energetic performance at Rolling Loud, is ready to let the world know his name.” – Hot New Hip Hop
Texas three-piece Corusco have been flying under the radar the last few years while writing new music and performing around the country. They recently announced what they’ve been working on, their debut album Wake, set for release this Friday, May 25th, 2018. Produced by Aaron Gillespie (Underoath, The Almost), Wake was inspired by the idea that each song on it’s own is a piece of a larger mosaic that comes together to recreate a variety of memories encapsulated within the album. Ahead of the album’s release, today Corusco has teamed up with idobi Radio to stream Wake in full!
E-Saggila announces debut LP for BANK Records, shares new single ‘Viper’
Rita Mikhael is the woman behind the E-Saggila project. The Iraq-born, Toronto based musician has been churning out jarring dancefloor gems over the past few years influenced by noise, techno and hardcore. As a child growing up in Toronto during the Gulf War she witnessed the destruction of her homeland from afar. Singled out as an immigrant from the Middle East she was cast as an outsider.
Andy Jenkins (Spacebomb) shares new song co-written with Phil Cook
“I wrote this song within a day or two of discovering that I might be into somebody and they might be into me too. I wrote it out of an instinct for self-deprecation, the only instinct that hasn’t failed me yet. The words and music came through in a flash, but it wasn’t a done deal so I drove down to Durham one January day and played it for my friend Phil Cook. There’s a nice thing that can happen to a song, moving it from guitar to piano, it can really help you figure out what you’ve got. I don’t play piano so it’s also an excuse to be social. We worked out a bridge and he added a shining riff at the top and suddenly there it was, ‘Genuine Heart.’ It came together so naturally, it felt inevitable. I remember we went to pick up his son and ate Wisconsin-style chili for dinner over at his parents house after that, three generations of Cooks in a room is a blessing, and I drove home that night with a smile. He sent me the demo that night and all the email said was, ‘from today the day you ate at my parents house.’ Phil came back up to Richmond to do the session, playing keys and singing backing vocals on the final cut. Thank you so much.”
NOVAREIGN Unveils Lyric Video For Epic Track ‘The Builder’
After building a strong local following in the Los Angeles area with powerful live shows that feature stunning musicianship, the progressive power metal quintet NOVAREIGN – whose new album, “Legends,” has been praised as “a bombastic mix of epic metal” (BraveWords) and “an instrumental fireworks show” (Metal Bandcamp) – will hit the road this summer for a West Coast tour with the power/thrash group Railgun. In addition, the band will also perform at select shows alongside Angra, Powerglove and label mates Graveshadow in the coming months. All of the group’s currently confirmed tour dates are listed below.
Cam Maclean, one half of Montreal duo Vesuvio Solo, returns with his first solo LP, Wait for Love. The record drives forward the soft rock aesthetic honed on Vesuvio Solo’s last two releases, but with greater lyrical introspection and nods to disparate influences and genres. Featuring intricate guitar parts and an impressive falsetto, Maclean draws on personal experience to explore heartache, loss, contemporary masculinity and redemption.
Lyric Michelle – New Single “Boot Straps” & SoulPancake Interview
Inspired by words of Martin Luther King, Jr. and Malcolm X, “Boot Straps” heeds the struggle, strength, and visibility, or lack thereof, of black women. Lyric Michelle fends off eye-roll worthy questions from newly sanctioned leftists and tears down double-edged masculine support with one bar, “I got your back, but who’s got mine?” It’s tough and aggressive, but you can feel the delicate pain from which it derives. Known for fusing southern charm, a touch of poetry and a blast of ferocious lyricism, Lyric Michelle is pushing boundaries and opening doors for female emcees. “Boot Straps” is no exception.
Terra Lightfoot Releases “Ruthless” Video
As Terra Lightfoot’s New Mistakes tour continues to roll onward around the world, the artist released the third single from her critically acclaimed album, “Ruthless”. The single is paired with a video directed by Lightfoot’s trusted creative collaborator, director Dustin Rabin (Foo Fighters, Eagles of Death Metal, Billy Talent), who previously directed the videos for Lightfoot’s singles “Paradise” and “Pinball King”, and was also responsible for the album photography on New Mistakes (Sonic Unyon).
Hi, I’m Alec Benjamin. My new song “Let Me Down Slowly” comes out today and I’d love for you to give it a listen. Here’s a little about me: I’m from Phoenix. I live in L.A. I got into music. I play guitar. I play piano. I sing. I tell stories. I’m a narrator. I went to school. I got signed. I made an album. I got dropped. I played a fuck ton of shows. I toured with Jon Bellion, Matisyahu, and Hoodie Allen. I played parking lots and lines during Shawn Mendes and Troye Sivan concerts to get fans. I handed out a ton of business cards. My Staples bill was insane. I wrote a bunch of new songs. Now, I’m putting them out. The first one is called “Let Me Down Slowly.” That’s only Chapter 1.