Marshmello Launches New Sign Language Video of ‘You Can Cry’ for ASL Challenge
The world’s most in-demand electronic producer, Marshmello, has delivered a very special sign language video for ‘You Can Cry’; his latest single, featuring critically acclaimed singer/ songwriter James Arthur, and Three 6 Mafia member, Juicy J.
The platinum-selling producer wants to break down communication barriers and connect with all of his fans, using sign language to make the track accessible to the deaf or hard of hearing. The video coincides with the launch of the #YouCanCryASL challenge on video sharing app Musical.ly, and it encourages all fans to learn and share their sign language interpretation videos of the single ‘You CanCry’.
Pop singer, Tiffany Young, today released her powerful new song, “Over My Skin” which trended worldwide with the hashtag #overmyskin upon release. Pop culture bible, Rolling Stone, called the song a “sensual, bold, English-language song” in their feature story about Tiffany, out today.
EXTREMITY: “Like Father, Like Son” Playing At No Clean Singing
Founded by members/ex-members of Vastum, Ludicra, Agalloch, Repulsion, Cretin, and more, Oakland-based EXTREMITY burst like a pustule onto the death metal scene in 2017 with their Extremely Fucking Dead mini-LP. Its five ferocious tracks gave the first taste of what was to come, and now the band returns with its debut full length album, Coffin Birth, a hideous ode to the genre’s past and present.
LA-based indie rock/pop 5-piece act Massage is guitarist/vocalist Alex Naidus, formerly of Pains of Being Pure at Heart, drummer Michael Felix, guitarist/vocalist Andrew Romano, bassist David Rager, and keyboardist/vocalist Gabrielle Ferrer. Critics call Massage an “exceedingly appealing form of jangly indie-pop” (Stereogum) with songs that will “knock around your skull for days” (Raven Sings the Blues).
Noelle Tannen shares soulful new single “Proof” via Live For Live Music
Noelle Tannen combines her powerhouse vocals with soulful jazz and a touch of rock and roll to explore what it means to exist in the modern world. Recording a string of singles she plans to release throughout the year, the first track she will release is titled “Proof.”
‘Just Survive’ By The Hope State
“Despite always feeling thankful to have steady work in the music industry, I felt as if a large part of my artistic freedom and general happiness were being comprised through my work as a ghostwriter. I longed to write more personal, meaningful songs and to perform them live. With that, I began writing and playing under The Hope State.” – The Hope State
‘Technicolour’ continues the bands thrilling upward trajectory, finding the sweet spot between huge choruses, poignant lyricism and thrilling electronics. The track is anchored by the off-kilter drums of Alex Nicholls, effortlessly pushing the track along, building tension before the release of the chorus.
Low Swans – ‘End of the Line’ single
The first thing you might notice about Chicago duo Low Swans is how remarkable their live show is. As visual as it is sonic. As uplifting as it is visceral. As energetic as it is engrossing.
There’s plenty to see. First, there are core members Jon Scarpelli and Scott Simon. Scarpelli writes lyrics, sings, and plays guitar. Nothing unusual there. Simon handles synths and mallets, playing percussive electric sounds over elaborate soundscapes. Behind them plays a drummer, a violin/synth/auxiliary member, and finally, an honest-to-god DJ, supervising all sound. “Everybody has a very specific function that you could hone in on for a good chunk of time,” says Simon, “and then just turn your head and see something different.”
Mammoth Grinder Share “Cosmic Crypt” Music Video; Announce Pacific Northwest Shows
MAMMOTH GRINDER have returned after five long years with their fourth full-length Cosmic Crypt, a non-stop, meteoric force of aggression and mayhem. Self-recorded by the band at Trax East in South River, NJ, mixed by Arthur Rizk (Power Trip, Sepultura, Inquisition) and mastered by Toxic Holocaust’s Joel Grind, Cosmic Crypt is an 11 track slab of primitive, punk-inflected death metal. Frontman Chris Ulsh (Power Trip, Impalers) recruited Mark Bronzino (Iron Reagan) and Ryan Parrish (Iron Reagan, ex-Darkest Hour) to take MAMMOTH GRINDER to new heights of misanthropic rage and blazing songcraft.
Smokescreens began as a love letter to the Flying Nun scene of the 1980’s and it’s outlying bands. Chris Rosi and Corey Cunningham had become friends when the pair toured together in their bands Plateaus and Terry Malts in 2011. By 2015 both had moved to Los Angeles where they began the band in earnest with Rosi on guitar and Cunningham on bass. After getting their sea legs playing the bars and bowling alleys of Southern California, the duo recruited engineer/drummer Jon Greene to help them commit their shambolic paeans to kiwi pop onto tape. Recorded in a disused dairy factory and mixed in mono, their self-titled debut came out on Cunningham’s label Parked In Hell in February of 2017 and was reissued by Spain’s Meritorio Records later that summer.
[Video] Sareem Poems x Ess Be x Finale “Shallow”
Sareem Poems & Ess Be drop a new music video from the Mind Over Matter release out now via Illect Recordings. Detroit based emcee Finale guests.
“Shallow is a song reflecting on the ups and downs of life, and how those ups and downs pull us away from core values. Values that we as humanity were rooted in. Being faithful, hard working, loving & committed,” shares Sareem Poems.
He continues, “Personally, I feel little is valued outside of self. This flows through all forms of entertainment. Making everyone’s favorite form of escape or hobby very shallow. I’m thankful for those working to change that direction.”
Mammút Share Video For “Kinder Versions” || ‘Kinder Versions’ Out Now On Bella Union
Directed by Viðar Logi, the clip juxtaposes three characters as they rush, writhe, and glide their way through time. Speaking on the meaning behind his artwork, Viðar said; “The inspiration behind this film are the different layers of a person, each scene represents one. The inside, the middle and the outside. How they connect, progress and expand. The lady is the inside, the spiritual side of a person. The middle is the blood scene, emotions and suffering. The hats is the outside, man amongst men and the animalistic side of a person.”
Dirtwire, the genre bending, African ngoni and jawharp plucking, harmonica and trumpet blowing, electric guitar slinging, violin and banjo bowing, blues singing, Siberian ghostcatcher playing trio of cowboys from California are headed to Kazakhstan in the heart of Central Asia to play in the national world music festival “The Spirit of Astana,” July 6-8.
Kristina Murray Readies Release of Second Full-Length Album, ‘Southern Ambrosia’
One thing is certain, singer-songwriter Kristina Murray loves the South — for better or worse. Her new album Southern Ambrosia encompasses this duality and tension, incorporating praise to the elements she cherishes, while also wrestling through the dark and afflicted legacy and current reality of her home region. The album is set to release on September 21.
Murray grew up in a working class neighborhood of Atlanta — “Pink Azaleas” is her childhood set to melody — and the South’s heavy influence is threaded throughout Southern Ambrosia, her second full-length record. When Murray was in her mid-20s, her father died unexpectedly in his sleep after a full day of work. This tragedy — and other recent heartbreak — is felt throughout Southern Ambrosia both sonically and lyrically. Produced by Michael Rinne (Caroline Spence, Kelsey Waldon, Erin Rae), together the pair created a collection that sounds as comfortable on a lazy front porch as it does a rowdy honky-tonk stage. Resplendent with pedal steel and electric guitar, the project draws equally on her love of classic country and Southern rock, with the album title gleaned from a lyric in “Strong Blood,” nestled between references to the famous peaches of her native Georgia and The Allman Brothers’ iconic album, Eat a Peach.