L.A. Girlfriend Shares “Ex” Track Via BlackBook
LA-based, fuzz pop artist L.A. Girlfriend shares her new single, “Ex,” off her forthcoming REGINA EP. BlackBook exclusively premiered the track praising it stating, “Indeed, with its thumping rhythm, somber synths and piercing guitar blasts, it’s a thoroughly absorbing electro-pop archetype.” Lead single “Possession,” was debuted by LA Weekly, who also announced the record, stating, “Deeply personal and unrelentingly caustic, the song beautifully illustrates why this project is so highly rated right now.” REGINA EP is due out June 15th.
Kamasi Washington Debuts “Street Fighter Mas”
Of the song, Washington says: When I was younger, I was in between the end of the arcade generation and the beginning of the console generation. We used to go to this place called Rexall to play Street Fighter. At Rexall, there would be different people from different hoods there playing the game. It was the one place that was like an equalizer. It was just about how good you were at Street Fighter…for the most part. In other places, you were afraid of these dudes; there, you would just play the game and it was what it was, you know? I was really good at Street Fighter, so where the song really came from was me jokingly saying I was going to have my own theme song so that when I showed up to play Street Fighter they’d play my theme song before I came in, like a boxer. In the context of the album, it was the connection that we got with those guys in our neighborhood. We used to call them OGs, the older guys that we looked up to.
In a lot of ways, for me, video games was the way I connected with them because I was never affiliated with any gangs, but I knew them and I was cool with them and that was mainly through the video games. At an older age I thought how amazing would it be if the OGs could just play the game and solve their problems that way. The meaning within the scope of the record is a connection to the past and all of the many ways we can connect.
When I was young, I was obsessed with Street Fighter! I thought I was going to be a professional gamer, so I made a theme song. I still imagine it playing when I walk into a tournament, kind of like I'm entering a boxing ring. Street Fighter Mas is available everywhere now! Link in bio. ?: @a.g.rojas
The Savannah Georgia rock trio Cusses have returned with a new single and video, and we’re excited to be partnering with Revolver for the premiere of “Critical”, off the forthcoming Golden Rat. The track see’s the band juxatposing dark, moody atmospherics with pure adrenaline rock, and the video’s stark treatment only strengthens these elements effectiveness, using spectral, cult-like visuals to transport the viewer. “It invokes the spirit of a range of different bands, from Soundgarden to No Doubt. It’s heavy, pretty, and will haunt you for a time to come.” writes John Hill at Revolver.
Check Out the Official Video for Marshmello x Juicy J’s “You Can Cry” featuring James Arthur!
Hitmaker, producer/DJ Marshmello and influential hip hop titan Juicy J release the official music video for their track “You Can Cry” featuring chart-topping British artist James Arthur today. The video was directed by Daniel Malikyar and shot in Los Angeles.
Warmduscher frontman Clams Baker: the man with the golden tongue. Fast-talking, no nonsense networker. The ‘legitimate’ front to the great rock ‘n’ roll swindle. No time for fact checking. No need for building regulations. Heading straight to the top. Consequence be damned. Lightnin’ Jack Everett is his man on point. The rhythm. The brains. The brawn. Let’s make lots of money. The Saulcano, Mr Salt Fingers Lovecraft and The Witherer operate in the shadows. The cogs. The machine. The bootleggers
Another slice of brilliance, “All Your Love” is further proof of Hugo and Jimmy’s ability to craft timeless songs. Today’s collaboration with Dustin Tebbutt is a dreamy match, bringing together celestial vocals and weightless synths to transfix in its seamlessly produced landscape. Tebbutt’s voice alongside the undulating bassline, echoing guitar licks and cascading synths see “All Your Love” offer a floating momentum.
Compass Records is excited to announce that The Boot is currently streaming in its entirety the new album, TO RISE YOU GOTTA FALL, by renowned singer/songwriter Nicki Bluhm. TO RISE YOU GOTTA FALL was recorded in Memphis at the legendary Sam Phillips Recording studio and features two co-writes with Ryan Adams and a Dan Penn cover. For these live band analog sessions, Bluhm brought in producer Matt Ross-Spang (Margo Price, Jason Isbell), and the studio band included Will Sexton (guitar), Ross-Spang (guitars), Ken Coomer (drums and percussion), Al Gamble (Hammond B3), Rick Steff (piano) and Dave Smith (bass), with Reba Russell and Susan Marshall (background singers), Sam Shoup (string arrangements) and various special guests.
“City Love” is inspired by long drives on summer nights. I had a friend growing up who I’d go out on drives with. It was so hot during the day that we’d wait until 8 or 9 p.m. to go outside. We would just pick a direction and drive for hours exploring cities and towns and neighborhoods we’d never been to. It was the summer after high school and we were still living with our parents, nervous and excited waiting for the next part of our lives to start.” – Occlusions
AD.UL.T Share New Single Off “A Dainty Bit”
The Boston to Western Massachusetts areas have always been breeding grounds for truly bizarre, insular basement rock scenes. Acts like Fat Worm of Error, Guerilla Toss, and Bugs and Rats have paved the way for self-identifying freaks to make intensely aggressive, often hilarious, and conceptually off-the-walls sonics. AD.UL.T fits somewhere in that camp; It is loud, it is noisy, and while it is squarely rooted in pop music we can expect this duo to distort any conventional notion of “pop music”. I’m truly glad for that, because I’m not really in the mood for convention these days, and I hope the same goes for you. With that, I’ll leave you to bask in AD.UL.T’s certifiably boisterous EP A Dainty Bit.
Daytym – “I’m Only Free When I’m With You” (Music Video)
Daytym ?tells a tale of fleeting love, while blending his love for poetry and Hip Hop on his latest drop, “I’m Only Free When I’m With You.” Unlike most music videos that are only loosely tied to the track, “?I’m Only Free When I’m With You?” tells a mind bending love story, complementary to the song’s intricacies, shocking twist at the end and all. Of interesting note, the visual was crafted as one continuous, uninterrupted shot, showcasing beautiful, flowing frames and fluidity of motion, courtesy of director, ?Cody Lee Brown? and director of photography, ?Chris Hadland?. With hundreds of views already in a 3 day period, Daytym’s proving he has what it takes to be the future of the Midwest thanks to thoughtful lyricism, professionalism and most of all, heart.
Symphony X Guitarist Michael Romeo To Release First Solo Album On July 27th
Internationally acclaimed guitar hero Michael Romeo has announced the release of his eagerly anticipated first official solo album, War of the Worlds / Pt. 1, on July 27th thru Music Theories Recordings / Mascot Label Group. The wildly ambitious 10-song disc sees the founder, chief songwriter and prime mover of the progressive titans Symphony X furthering his reputation as one of the world’s preeminent axe slingers and composers of adventurous, multi-faceted orchestral metal.
“It’s me putting all the things I love about music in a blender,” says Romeo. “Somebody might listen to it and say, ‘What is this guy thinking?’ But it’s all about being creative and having a good time with it.”
Bob Moses debuts “Heaven Only Knows”
Bob Moses, is the Vancouver-bred, Los Angeles-based duo of Tom Howie and Jimmy Vallance. Born from the Brooklyn underground scene in 2012, the band’s early single releases on taste-making electronic label Scissor & Thread and captivating live performances led to signing with Domino and the release of Days Gone By. A standout performance on “Ellen,” a pair of nominations at both the Junos and the Grammys (and a Grammy win), and a top 15 US Alternative radio hit with “Tearing Me Up” soon followed.
Sudan Archives “Nont For Sale” video
Sudan Archives has just released a video for “Nont For Sale” from her sophomore Sink EP (which dropped this past Friday via Stones Throw). Speaking on the clip, which she co-directed with Ross Harris and creative director Leonardo Volcy, the 24 year old singer/producer/violinist states, “When I make songs I always have a visual in mind which Ross, Leo and I brought to life. I hope to continue to direct in the future and am grateful to have worked with such an amazing team.”
The follow up to Edwards’ 2017 debut solo album, Lemon Cotton Candy Sunset, Verdugo is deeply connected to, yet thematically and tonally different, from its predecessor. Both were recorded over a six-month period in Los Angeles, CA with the same band and producer Rob Schnapf (Kurt Vile, Elliott Smith, Beck); but whereas Lemon… was about loss and letting go, Verdugo is about recovery and finding one’s footing. Roughly half of Verdugo’s songs were intended for Lemon…, but backburnered and replaced with more strictly autobiographical songs when Edwards’ marriage fell apart and he was diagnosed with debilitating intestinal ailment C. Diff during recording. Edwards resurrected these original songs for the new album, and wrote additional, more character-driven and less autobiographical ones to accompany them. The resultant Verdugo’s 10 varied, yet cohesive songs showcase Edwards’ considerable and longstanding talent as a writer.
Umi Copper shares new single “Requiem” from forthcoming EP
Enigmatic singer-songwriter and producer Umi Copper is pleased to announce his debut EP, Requiem, due for global release on June 15, 2018 on Black Acre Records.
The new album takes one of McKenna’s signature themes—family—and builds a tapestry of experiences she has lived and overheard, been told and dreamed up. Of the album, McKenna comments, “I love people’s stories about their families—the way they tic and the ways we’re all crazy and love each other. I hope my songs shine a little light on that for a second. Maybe our stories remind us of our families and what they give us. It’s beautiful, and sometimes we take it for granted.”
WOLF ALICE RELEASES MUSIC VIDEO FOR “SPACE & TIME”
Today, London-based rock band Wolf Alice releases the music video for their track “Space & Time,” which was directed by the band’s lead singer Ellie Rowsell. “Space & Time” is included on Wolf Alice’s latest album Visions Of A Life, which is available now at all digital retail providers via Dirty Hit/RCA Records.
Snow Patrol Debut Music Video For “Soon”
“….a fantastically ambitious collection of songs, one more direct and intimate than many previous Snow Patrol offerings…”Wildness” signals a triumphant Snow Patrol return.” -Associated Press
Ana Rab, better known by her stage name GNUČČI, is an exuberant Yugoslavian/Swedish artist and performer. Proudly self-made, Rab is establish-ing a worldwide presence for herself and is currently making appearances and performances in Mexico, Europe and more. Her debut album ‘You Know I’m Good Lets Be Great’, captures Ana diverse style that can be described as pop for a new decade; rich with textures and beguiling sounds created with synth, vocal instrumentation, and bombastic bass.