Debut single from St. Louis musician Summer Magic
Kevin Bachmann, the force behind Summer Magic, comes from a long pedigree of St. Louis bands. A former member of Lapush, on the Carson Daly-owned label 456 Entertainment, he has also been in the shoe-gaze group Troubadour Dali, and spent time in Jon Hardy & the Public. “Hey!” finds Bachmann as the captain of his own ship, and was the catalyst for the record itself. The glowing melody is saccharin, ripe, and ready to eat. Drenched in bright harmonies, its fuzzy guitar riffs and aqueous shimmer are poolside summer-ready.
Sarah Calvert is merging her love of making music with her passion for yoga and spirituality on her latest album of devotional chants. An avid seeker and life-long traveler, she composed the album while walking the Camino de Santiago in Spain in 2014. The album reflects a sense of contemplation and movement. In today’s world many of us don’t have time to sit and meditate for an hour and a half, so this album is in response to that — the music is perfect for walking, dancing, yoga, or sitting in gridlock traffic. It’s possible to tap into peace at any given moment.
“I wanted to chant every day, but had to be on the road really early, so I chanted as I walked. The intention of the album is to be able to drop into a state of meditation and healing, particularly while in motion,” Calvert reflects.
IAN FISHER TO RELEASE HIS NEW ALBUM “IDLE HANDS” AUGUST 31ST | PREMIERES NEW TRACK
Raised in rural Missouri and living in Europe for the last 10 years, singer-songwriter Ian Fisher has written over a thousand songs and played almost as many concerts. This self-taught indie musician was schooled by his dad’s record collection in the songwriting of the 1970s and is inspired by his love for country and folk music. With a degree in political science and a decade’s worth of touring around the world behind him, Fisher’s unabashed voice sings words that hide complexity in simplicity and blur the line between personal and political.
With its shimmering beats and delicate guitar tones, “Maradona Riddim” features the captivating vocals of Niniola—a Lagos-born singer hailed as the “Nigerian Queen of Afro-House” nominated in the Best New International Act category at the 2018 BET Awards. The track arrives as the latest in a series of culture-spanning singles from DJ Snake, whose India-inspired early-2018 hit “Magenta Riddim” shot to #1 on the U.S. Dance charts.
Sofi Tukker x Mr Little Jeans: “Forgetter” Remix | “a dance floor heater”
“The remix breathes a sexy new club bounce into the track while still celebrating the hypnotizing sultriness of Birkeness’ vocals. A stunning remix that’s hard not to keep on repeat.”
A band records a cover of a song they adore by a beloved artist from a previous era they cherish. Four years later, the band is invited to share the stage with that artist as an opening act. Is it the happiest of happenstances, or sufficient evidence for serendipity?
Buzzing Los Angeles singer-songwriter duo Dauzat St. Marie had no clue when in 2015 they recorded their triumphant take of Pat Benatar’s 1984 mega-hit anthem “We Belong” that they would eventually join the rock icon on stage as part of a 2018 summer tour – especially when their recording of the song sat on a hard drive for more than three years.
Healing Tide was produced by Buddy Miller (Emmylou Harris, Patty Griffin, Wood Brothers) and was recorded at Miller’s home studio over five days in March 2018. It includes 11 songs written solely by Michael and features Tanya (vocals), Michael (vocals, piano, Wurlitzer, Rhodes) and Miller (guitars, banjo) as well as Brady Blade (drums), Adam Chaffins (bass), Jim Hoke (organ, saxophone, autoharp, harmonica), Russ Pahl (pedal steel, banjo), Sam Bush (fiddle), Bill Huber (trombone), Matt Slocum (cello) and special guest vocalist Emmylou Harris on “Here Is Where the Loving Is At.”
MØ’s new album Forever Neverland out 10/19, “Sun In Our Eyes” with Diplo debuts today
“Diplo and I are long time collaborators now, says MØ. “One of the many reasons I love working with him is because I always feel like it’s a free and creative process and I always like the end product. We both loved ‘Sun In Our Eyes’ from the beginning and what makes it special to me is that it’s a combination of the two ingredients I’m always craving in music: uplifting and melancholy vibes.
“The video is a visual representation of what, to me, is lush, visceral, spiritual Tulsa, OK. Most of what you see was shot on the North side and at the historic Colony. Featured is Lydia Cheshewalla (Roots and Ash, Holy Mother Collective) along with several other resident Tulsa artists and musicians, sculpture by Chris Wollard,” explains Price. “Those who live or have lived in the area will gladly attempt to describe it. Its sky. The way the winds rip and shift. Green country and how alive it is. Insects. The pull to come back. The heaviness that seems to always be in the air. It’s an area that is in part progressing, yet is so acutely preserved. The song itself is more or less a person acknowledging patterns in their life. And the setting holds the heaviness of those patterns and the lightness of their revelations.”
Rock-n-Soul artist Olivier St. Louis previews debut LP with ‘Wondering Wanderer’ following tours with Laura Mvula and Oddisee
Washington DC-born, UK-bred, and of Haitian and Cameroonian heritage, Olivier St. Louis developed an appreciation for a range of different cultures while studying in the remote countryside of England through his early years. Now residing in Berlin – a prolific European hub for music, previewing the upcoming album, he releases Wondering Wanderer.
A respected behind-the-scenes mover-and-shaker and a wildly talented artist in his own right, Bobby Brackins’ supernatural facility with hooks helped him rack up a Grammy nomination and a win at the BMI Pop Awards. Stepping back onto center stage with his appealingly raspy vocals and unshakeable melodies, Bobby Brackins announces …To Kill For, his upcoming EP. The second in a planned EP trilogy, following 2016’s …To Live For and preceding …To Die For, …To Kill For is a breezy summertime listen, packed with radio-ready bangers, romantic jams, and rider’s anthems, all tied together by Bobby’s impeccable songcraft. Featuring appearances from Jeremih, G-Eazy, Marc E. Bassy, Olivia O’Brien, August Grant, and Joy, and with production from Nic Nac,, Count Bassy, and Davidior, …To Kill For arrives on August 3rd via EMPIRE.
Dirty Heads Release Fan-Generated “Visions” Music Video in Partnership with Cinebody App
Dirty Heads have partnered with crowdsourcing content app Cinebody and let their fans take the reigns when putting together their new music video for the single “Visions.” Initiating a call to action during their recently wrapped Summer tour, the band invited their fans to upload footage of themselves before, during and after attending their concerts and clips featuring “Visions” through the Cinebody app. After receiving a record number of submissions from over 1500 fans from 99 cities across the world, the official fan generated music video for “Visions” is out now.
gabriel black RELEASES NEW SINGLE “light my fire” TODAY
Pennsylvania-bred gabriel black blurs the lines between alternative rock/post-punk and hip-hop. gabriel writes and produces everything himself and draws his own animated lyric videos. He has quickly developed a fervent fan base due to the personal touches he lends to every fan interaction, including a texting service where fans can reach out to him directly. His most recent track “Jump,” which was released just four months ago has already amassed over 1 million plays on the official video and reached #1 on Hype Machine. The Line of Best Fit ranked gabriel’s track “Sad Boy” the #12 Best Song of 2017 and named him as one of their “Ones To Watch” in 2018 where they said about his music, “the missing link between emo, rock, and hip-hop you need to hear.” Pigeons & Planes also included gabriel in its Artist Recommendations list stating, “If you like both Blink-182 and Kid Cudi, listen to gabriel black.” They have also praised gabriel calling him “a genre-blending singer making a positive impact with his music and art” and stated, “On their own, each of his songs are impressive, but the world he’s creating around his music with illustrations, animated videos, and heartfelt vlogs adds additional layers to explore.”
he new single, which will receive a very limited 7” release on July 27, is the latest to be taken from the band’s debut album ‘Preservation’, which is due out via Clubbed Thumb/Barrie Cadogan’s (The The, Primal Scream) ‘Non-Delux’ imprint on August 3. The band have also today announced details of a UK tour for autumn 2018, including London’s Water Rats on October 12 – full run of dates below.
The 405 has shared LFZ’s video for the track “Naturalistic.” LFZ is an ambient, experimental act and the pseudonym of guitarist Sean Smith. The single is the latest off his upcoming record, Name Plus Focus. When speaking on the video, Sean stated, “For the visual accompaniment to ‘Naturalistic,’ I handed over the reins to Wes Johansen, a video artist from Los Angeles with whom I’ve worked in live performance settings before. Wes’s sensitivity to the music and his ability to react in real time, to create moving images that at once support the sounds and expand on it, is matchless. His imagery is wildly sideways and psychedelic and for this video, he kept it fairly simple in order to interpret the subtle and driving movement of the piece.”