Every so often a song comes along that leaves you completely entranced and absolutely captivated. Today, that song goes to rising Los Angeles singer/producer In.Drip., whose debut single “Titles” is premiering via Billboard and out now worldwide.
Tom Baxter | Announces new album, shares first single
Admired by the likes of Tom Waits and Rufus Wainwright, ‘The Other Side Of Blue’ follows the self-funded ‘Skybound’ and a turbulent decade for Baxter – years which have seen him divorce, re-marry, pen an Ivor Novello-nominated track, and travel to the far stretches of the world – India, Spain, Brazil and LA (amongst many others) to boot. The forthcoming record finds Baxter stripping his sound to the bare essentials, free from what he terms “production camouflage” – performed entirely solo using just piano and guitar.
Belgian duo Esther & Fatou release glorious folk-tinged second single ‘Home’
Belgian duo Esther & Fatou release new single Home, a captivating and dreamy folk-pop track, perfectly tuned-in for long upcoming summer evenings. Written over the course of last summer, it’s the follow up to their wintery debut single At Night.
Social House Release Debut Single “Magic In The Hamptons Ft. Lil Yachty”
Signed to SB Projects/Interscope Records, a joint venture between Scooter Braun’s SB Projects and Interscope, Social House features creatives Michael “Mikey” Foster and Charles “Scootie” Anderson who have written and produced songs for prominent artists ranging from Ariana Grande to the recent Jennifer Lopez track “Dinero Ft. DJ Khaled & Cardi B.” Produced by Mikey and Scootie, “Magic In The Hamptons Ft. Lil Yachty” also features production by multi-platinum producer Tommy Brown.
Columbia Records recording artist, DeJ Loaf, releases uplifting new song “Liberated” featuring Grammy nominated label mate Leon Bridges. The title track from her forthcoming Columbia debut album finds DeJ confidently rapping over an uptempo beat, anchored by a hook from Leon Bridges, who sings in a higher register than audiences know him for. Listen to the song here.
“Black and Supersonic”, second Monolith Grows! (Ex Monolith) record is a violent and angry disc. Stoner and grunge sonority that progressively blend together. It’s Seattle that projects itself into the hyperspace, into the cold lunar deserts, through rains of monolithic meteorites. It’s a comics tribute to the superheroes of Rock’n’Roll, to the fallen deities but also a grim and grotesque look at the contemporary society. “Black and Supersonic” is the first chapter of a marvellian saga and its protagonists are scratchy riffs, edgy rhythms and a powerful and cornellian voice.
“I wanted to do a Spanish language album for all my Spanish and Latin fans,” says Lanez of the new music. “That’s how the El Agua project came together. I want to be the biggest artist in the world, and I’m not letting anything stand in my way…not even language barriers. Ozuna was naturally who fit the vibe best. I’m going full in on this…it’s not just a side project.”
Tom Misch has announced a new set of tour dates across the US throughout October. His previous tour in April sold out before it began, and included his Coachella debut plus two sold out Los Angeles shows with British singer Jorja Smith. Tom’s debut album Geography was released earlier this spring to fan and critical praise and has earned over 214 million streams worldwide to date. The album was written and produced by Tom in his bedroom studio and features guest collaborators GoldLink, De La Soul, Poppy Ajudha and Loyle Carner. Tom’s penchant for connecting the dots between genres without boundary has earned him critical acclaim and solidified him as a sought-after producer. The album dances between disco, soul, jazz, and hip-hop, a testament to Tom’s diverse sound and genre fluidity, and the reason why Geography is such an evocative, exciting listen.
Today, Orions Belte have premiered the video for their new single ahead of the release of their debut album ‘Mint’ which is due out via Jansen on August 17th. Band members Chris Holm and Øyvind Blomstrøm make a living out of touring and creating for Norwegian names such as Sondre Lerche, Young Dreams, and Nathalie Nordnes and so are almost always on the road and exploring different sounds wherever possible. The lo-fi sizzle and compression gives it the feel of an artefact, a lost treasure transmitted through decades of overdubbed tapes which matches the stunning and occasionally unsettling artwork for the video by VICE-featured illustrator Steph Hope.
Cincinnati experimental-pop band A Delicate Motor will be releasing their debut album Fellover My Own on June 29th via SofaBurn Records, but today you can watch the music video for the single “Durham.” The video premiered at PopMatters and takes a live session approach, adding even more atmosphere to the already ambient track. The gentle, soothing sound patterns act against the worried, existential lyrics from frontman Adam Petersen.
“I can’t even hold a grudge even more…so I think I’ll call him up.” The song unfolds with direct honesty and the dynamic instrumentation the pair remains renowned for. THEY. continue with, “How I feel Pops? To see your young boy getting money, Got that deal Pops, Put a little back up in ya pocket, Here Pops, I can pay you back for college now for real, Pops, Finally living like you live.” “Pops” is the first new music from THEY. since the release of “Thrive” and “Ain’t The Same” just ahead of their performances during Weekend 1 and Weekend 2 of Coachella.
Brooke Annibale Releases New Album ‘Hold To The Light’, On Tour Now
Singer-songwriter/guitarist Brooke Annibale released today her third full-length album Hold To The Light. The new record marks Brooke’s return following her 2015 critically acclaimed album The Simple Fear and features several major departures in terms of both songwriting and production. Brooke sheds a few layers of her folk-acoustic skin and introduces a new indie-pop direction offering a fusion of textured electronic and traditional instrumentation centered around her stunning voice and keen, soulful lyricism. Listen to the album now via Spotify, Apple Music, and all other streaming services.
Earlier this week, Blackbook premiered “Anybody,” and said, “With its lush, melancholy synths and wall of fuzzed out guitars, it’s veritably a new paradigm of the dark, gritty pop they’ve come to be known for (think: the sonic grandiosity of Garbage + the explosive passion of Lykke Li).” Prior to the release of “TEMPORARY THINGS TAKING UP SPACE,” Billboard premiered two highlight tracks, “UnAmerican” and “Heaven’s Got A Back Door.”
“I’ve wanted to release this song from the moment I finished writing it,” Capaldi says of “Tough,” which he co-wrote, and was co-produced by Jonathan Quamby (Benjamin Clementine, Jacob Banks), and Spike Stent (Ed Sheeran, Florence & The Machine, Frank Ocean). “For me it’s a song about trying to move on after a relationship. I was coming from a place where the worst was over in terms of missing someone and being heartbroken. I was one hundred percent ready to move on, but there are still these remnants of that person hanging around in the back of my mind. So the song is about getting on with things, wrestling with your head, and trying to get to a point where you can find normality and learn to be on your own again.”
Dagny reflects on the end of a relationship on new single
Dagny today (8/6/18) releases her new single ‘Used To You’ – another potent example of her boundless pop songwriting talent, re-establishing her position at the forefront of pop. An intoxicating blend of throbbing synths and cutting lyrics “nothing’s feeling like it used to do / is it because I got used to you?” – ‘Used To You’ is one of Dagny’s finest moments to date.
Say Lou Lou Return With Epic Single ‘Ana’
Serving as a stunning glimpse into what’s to come from the Australian/Swedish duo, ‘Ana’ offers music fans a refreshing new sound, perfectly encapsulating everything from the old Hollywood golden era, like an early 60’s John Barry soundtrack, to the scratchy beats and strings plucked right from a 90’s triphop classic. ‘Ana’ was written and recorded in a secluded woodsy Beachwood Canyon recording studio late last year, the result of a close creative collaboration between twin sisters Say Lou Lou and producers Trent Mazur and Dash Le Francis.
Lori McKenna’s new single “Young and Angry Again” premieres today
Already receiving widespread acclaim, Rolling Stone hails “People Get Old” as, “yet another deeply affecting tune in McKenna’s repertoire, which specializes in incisive emotional expression…a tapestry beautifully woven from the sensations of youth,” while NPR Music proclaims, “[it] immortalizes everyday intimacy…the album’s 11 songs deliver plenty of eloquently plainspoken gut punches like that…McKenna’s delivery is plucky and neighborly, and her compositions are framed by [Dave] Cobb’s spacious, naturalistic treatments,” and Idolator furthers, “Country music’s go-to songwriter aims that golden pen at father time on her latest, emotionally devastating anthem. Start engraving the woman’s Grammy and bring on The Tree.” Watch the song’s official music video now via Billboard.
Say Lou Lou Returns With New Single “Ana.”
“From the sisters’ renaissance year came Say Lou Lou’s forthcoming album Immortelle — due September 21 — an exploratory look at the roles women play. The album captivates the duo’s dreamy ethos and affinity for James Bond scores, letting them create their own sonic universe.” – i-D Magazine
DJ MUGGS & MEYHEM LAUREN RELEASE ‘FROZEN ANGELS’ EP
LA production maestro DJ Muggs and Queens, NY hard-nosed wordsmith Meyhem Lauren return with a new EP Frozen Angels on Soul Assassins Records, the follow up to their critically acclaimed 2017 album Gems From The Equinox. The duo also share a vivid new video for the title track with the release today. Recorded in LA, Frozen Angels materialized while recording their previous collaborative effort. Described as the more experimental output that resulted from the ‘Gems’ sessions, Frozen Angels is a dive back into DJ Muggs’ signature murky production soundscape underpinning Meyhem’s charm.
Con Brio Releases Third Single “Too Lit 2 Quit”
Con Brio, the San Francisco septet known for acrobatic, adrenaline-fueled live shows in clubs and festivals all over the world, have released “Too Lit 2 Quit.” The track, a nod to the Bay Area’s own MC Hammer, is the third single off Con Brio’s upcoming full-length, Explorer, which is due out July 6, 2018 on San Francisco’s Transistor Sound.