The Dales and Parade Magazine – video premiere
Los Angeles based band THE DALES premiere the live video for the single “I’ll Get By” from their debut album Marie. Watch exclusively via PARADE MAGAZINE. Written by multi-platinum songwriter and co-founder Drew Lawrence, “I’ll Get By” is one of the twelve emotional tracks from Marie that resounds with strength, faith and perseverance.
Andrew Bayer announces new album, releases video for esoteric indie-electronica track ‘Immortal Lover’
Grammy nominated through his production work with Above & Beyond, D.C. Native Andrew Bayer has released a new video for ‘’Immortal Love’ (featuring folk-rock singer Alison May) to announce new album In My Last Life (released August 24)
The track owes very little to the dancefloor that Andrew is often associated with – instead drawing its inspirations from influences as far and wide as Kate Bush, Atoms Of Peace, Aphex Twin and Talk Talk. The new visuals for the track are a hypnotic, contorting expression of connection between two people.
HAAi announces debut full length EP
Speaking about the EP, HAAi says: “This EP was made after I realised that what inspired me most was to combine my love of electronic music with the music I enjoy outside of the club. I decided to collaborate with friends from a couple of my favourite bands, including Fay Milton (Savages) who provides live drums on Motorik Bush Doof Musik and Taigen Kawabe (Bo Ningen) who performs on I Never Cared That Much For Jungle. For me, having live instrumentation on the EP adds an extra depth to the tracks & has given me a vision of how to I’d like future releases to sound.
Berlin’s Ay Wing soundtracks the heatwave with new pop pearl ‘Ice Cream Dream’
Rapidly becoming known for releasing videos as colourful and whip-smart as her songs, Ay Wing’s brilliant promo for ‘Strange’ caused an online stir when unveiled this spring. The Berlin-based pop polymath has followed it with perhaps an even more memorable accompaniment to ‘Ice Cream Dream’, the title track of her EP, which pokes a little fun at the expense of contemporary fitness fads and the seriousness with which we now seem to take our leisure time. As hapless retro gym-goers contort and sweat in technicolour, what appears to be a tribute to the humble ice cream evolves into something of a more comically sensual (and, at times, downright sleazy) nature.
The Viable – ‘Safety Man’ Single & Video
Garage rock band The Viable have released the lead single Safety Man from their latest album Seed.
The Viable’s single Safety Man is for all those hard-working people who have dealt with work place bureaucracy gone mad and want to shout about it! The lyrics express an addictive truth along with strong rock sounds and attitude that will get in the head of any lover of rock.
J.F.K ‘Feel It Again’
Meant to be played loud and belted out with a certain confidence and braggadocio, ‘FEEL IT AGAIN’ from Perth rock band J.F.K is the perfect antidote to anything sweet or playing it safe.
‘He only likes me when I’m there, you know I really shouldn’t care,’ Knox sings, giving ‘Feel It Again’ a slight contemplative edge, even when the music is rollicking through some insatiable, banging melodies and hooks. From the onset, frenetic guitar riffs take the reins, while lead vocalist James Knox charges forth with an urgency similar to the likes of Howlin’ Pelle Almqvist (The Hives), Elliott Hammond (The Delta Riggs) and James Bagshaw (Temples).
KOBRA AND THE LOTUS Streaming New Video For “Velvet Roses”
Last week the band released a new music video for their new song “Velvet Roses”. In less than a week the video has over 60,000 views and shows no signs of slowing down anytime soon. Video shows around the country have been adding and featuring ‘Velvet Roses’ heavily as well!
“Our new music vid for ‘Velvet Roses’ is out and we couldn’t be more stoked! This is, across the board, one of the band’s most favorite vids we’ve ever made. High impact, pure rock adrenaline packed with our sense of humor. In a world so full of sh*t, it feels great to not take everything so seriously and let the moment run wild. I hope we inflict some serious smilage!” says Kobra.
Alternative / Electronic Duo FITNESS Release New Single “In The Clear”
“’In the Clear’ is about imagining something or someone who’s ‘got it all figured out,’ who knows it’s possible for you to overcome your demons even when you feel hopeless,” vocalist Max Collins explains. “Ultimately that something or someone is you or your better nature. Anthropomorphizing that feeling into a separate entity is something I do to find strength when I don’t feel like I have it.”
Jay Rock Announces The Big Redemption Tour
In September, L.A. rapper Jay Rock will embark on a 29-date North American tour in support of his new album, Redemption. Up-and-coming rapper and Carson, California native, Reason will join the tour as a special guest. See below for Jay Rock’s full itinerary.
Kicking off in Lawrence, KS, on September 12, The Big Redemption Tour will wrap up in Los Angeles on October 29. All tickets are on sale this Friday, with select pre-sales scheduled for Thursday. Ticket packages include VIP/meet-and-greet options.
VHS Collection share their new single “Animal” via Ones To Watch. They praised the single, stating it’s “filled with urgency, fuzzed-out synthesizers, infectious hooks, and galvanizing vocals, “Animal” surges, elevates, and brings a rush of much-needed adrenaline for this unforgettable time of the year.” The song was recorded in Los Angeles with 6x Grammy Nominated producer Tony Hoffer (M83, Phoenix, Beck, The Kooks). The single is from the band’s upcoming record, due out later this summer.
Post-punk trio Fufanu explore split personalities on infectious new single / video ‘Listen To Me’
Named ‘Iceland’s most exciting young band’ by Pitchfork after the release of their celebrated sophomore LP Sports last year, enigmatic trio Fufanu have returned, dropping a brand new single and video today – Listen To Me. The band recently announced a series of three EPs to be released throughout 2018, Dialogue I-II-III, with the first being dropped this Friday (tomorrow).
The Musician’s Guide to IGTV (Instagram video channels)
IGTV is Instagram’s new app centered around consuming long-form, vertical videos from Instagram creators. Users can also access the platform on the Instagram app by clicking the TV button in the top right corner next to the messages button (if you don’t see this on your Instagram app update it!)
Instagram has designed IGTV to emulate an actual TV by hosting channels of videos created and uploaded by Instagram users. These videos differ from those on Instagram Stories in that creators can upload up to 10 mins of content. The platform is also designed to view videos vertically, in the same way you use your phone, making a more natural viewing experience.