New Orleans-based Grosser shares the lead single “On Go” off his debut LP C, due out August 10, 2018. Grosser spoke to Highsnobiety about the track saying, “When I am stuck in a low place, I find myself writing music that fits the mood of the moment. Although that can be therapeutic, it can also keep me in that same low place. ‘On Go’ is the song for drastically altering and improving that state.” This track is a cinematic introduction to what can be expected from the forthcoming LP.
Keys N Krates’ ode to classic R&B delivers a healthy dose of electronic soul on “Music To My Ears,” featuring fellow Canadian and Grammy-nominated vocalist Tory Lanez. Taken from the Toronto trio’s debut album Cura, dynamic strings and reverberant bass provide a joyous backbone to Lanez’s uplifting hook. Today the official music video for “Music To My Ears” premieres on THE FADER. Directed by Nathan Boey, the humorous visual follows a puppet version Tory Lanez navigating a series of dates, soundtracked by puppet versions of Keys N Krates.
Once toted as “a band you need to listen to” by BUST Magazine, Vallens are an undefinable quartet drawing from Abba, This Mortal Coil, film, and more influences than one would expect of their vexing and fervid sound.
“Hard to pin dwn, their chorus-friendly sounds invoke UK bands like Lush, while their noisey breakdowns are more akin to Sister-era Sonic Youth. Vocalist/Guitarist Robyn Phillips has that rare-quality voice that sticks in your head, like the early works of Sinead O’Connor.” – Live in Limbo
MIGOS RELEASE MUSIC VIDEO FOR “NARCOS”
Straight off the heels of winning the BET Award as Best Group, superstar multi-platinum hip-hop trio Migos today release the video for their chart-topping song “Narcos.” This marks Quavo’s directorial debut, with co-direction by Joseph Desrosiers.
Cadabra Records Presents: EDGAR ALLAN POE’s The Black Cat
The vinyl-savvy ghouls at Spoken Arts label Cadabra Records present an intense reading of EDGAR ALLAN POE’s The Black Cat for deluxe vinyl-only release in August. As preorders are set to post tomorrow, an audio sample of the LP has been issued through an exclusive premiere at Dread Central.
The classic Poe tale The Black Cat is here told by stage and screen icon and regular Cadabra reader Anthony D. P. Mann and is the label’s second collaboration with famed composer Fabio Frizzi, preceded by H. P. Lovecraft’s, The Picture In The House. The album is rendered with newly commissioned art by Jeremy Hush.
The world’s first taxi that you pay by singing introduced in Finland
Fortum Singalong Shuttle is a taxi that only accepts singing as payment. The music lovers’ dream rides are emission-free and operated on electric cars. Singalong Shuttle will be introduced at Ruisrock festival in early July.
What if you could pay your ride by singing? Fortum Singalong Shuttle combines rideshares with Carpool Karaoke – and is purely run on electric cars. It is the world’s first taxi that you pay by singing. Singalong Shuttle will operate at Ruisrock festival in Finland 6-8th of July.
For Peace Band is proud to announce Always Love, their sophomore album due out on July 27, 2018 on the Rootfire Cooperative imprint. Formed in 2012 and hailing from the mighty island of Guam, For Peace Band is Ronald “RJ” Pereira (Guitar/Vocals), Freddy Bordallo (Drums/Vocals), Jacob Iosa(Keys/Vocals), and Danton Cruz (Bass/Vocals). They quickly gained prominence at home, winning the 2014 Island Music Awards for Best Original Song, and 2015 Island Music Awards for Best Reggae Band.
While the local reggae scene in Guam is thriving very few bands ever make it off the island because the cost is so prohibitive. As the only band from the island who is starting to make regular trips to North America, For Peace Band has overcome massive obstacles just to be here. On their first tours in North America, keyboardist and vocalist Jacob Iosa reflects “It was exciting to hear people sing our lyrics. That connection changed our whole lives and is probably the reason why we keep coming back. The fans are truly awesome, and everyone we have worked with from the production teams to the bands are all next level.”
PopMatters has just premiered chamber pop experimentalist Liam Singer’s video for “Test Tone,” the synth-driven new single off Singer’s fifth full-length album Finish Him, out 7/13 on Birdwatcher. Watch the video here. “I like over-the-top expressions of emotion,” says Singer. “Scott Solter [the album’s producer [who has worked with the Mountain Goats, Erik Friedlander] likes to invoke Edward Gorey and the Brothers Quay when we’re recording. There’s a sense of playfulness and high drama at the same time.”
Fittingly, the “Test Tone” video, a campy journey into ’80s VHS b-movie sci fi visuals underscored by experimental dance and a serious message about miscommunication and disconnection. PopMatters praised the song as “a haunting and haunted examination of miscommunication and disconnect within relationships.”