Frøkedal shares spirited new folk-rock single ‘David’
As the release of Oslo-based Frøkedal’s much anticipated second album ‘How We Made It’ draws closer (set for release August 31st via Propeller Recordings), today she’s sharing new single ‘David’ – a spirited, folk-tinged indie rock song, that lyrically appears to focus around the general notion of, “hope”.
Dutch producer Vato Gonzalez has unveiled his brand-new track, ‘Whiskey Riddim’, a vibrant production which serves as the follow up to his massive mainstage stomper ‘Bump & Grind (Bassline Riddim)’, which has amassed over 6 million Spotify streams, and received the support of a wealth of names in the industry, including Heldeep boss, Oliver Heldens.
Bell The Band Releases New Single “Lay Me Down” Today!
Bell The Band is excited to announce the release of new single, “Lay Me Down,” out today July 13th, 2018. Bell The Band is led by vocalist and songwriter Caitlin Marie Bell. Raised in Georgia on American folk and country music, Caitlin picked up the guitar at a young age before enrolling at Oberlin Conservatory of Music to study opera. After graduating, she spent time in Seattle, WA where she immersed herself in an intensive private study of world folk music. Eventually she made her way back to the east coast, reconnecting with her Americana roots in New York City. When not performing with Bell The Band, Bell can be found composing music and lyrics for the new musical, Sam’s Room.
The film – from writer/director Bo Burnham, making his feature directorial debut – and starring Elsie Fisher and Josh Hamilton, is also opening in select theaters today. Eighth Grade chronicles the tidal wave of contemporary suburban adolescence endured by 13-year-old Kayla (played by Fisher) as she makes her way through her last year of middle school, searching for confidence and connection in an over-connected age. The film garnered rave reviews at its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival in January and recently won Top Audience Awards at London’s Sundance Film Festival and the Seattle International Film Festival.
Pink Martini’s new song “I Am Woman” premieres today!
Of the track Forbes says, “Helen Reddy’s ‘I am Woman’ is having its moment again, and we are so lucky to be a conduit for this message of womanly power, sisterhood and unity. Singing this duet with my Pink Martini sister, Storm Large, underscores how when women raise our voices together, our message of equality and pride is magnified beyond calculation. We are so excited for this new version of ‘I am Woman’ to join the #metoo movement and #timesup. Because it is.”
K. ROOSEVELT DEBUTS NEW SINGLE “ADRENALINE” ON DEF JAM RECORDINGS WITH SELF-TITLED EP, ARRIVING JULY 27th
Multi-talented L.A.-based singer, songwriter, musician, and producer K. Roosevelt has been signed to Def Jam Recordings, and will release his debut EP for the label on July 27th, titled K. ROOSEVELT. The countdown to the July 27th release is on as “Adrenalin” arrives today, the first track and video from the new project; followed by the release of the second track and video, “Blinding My Vision”, on July 20th.
WET RELESASES SOPHOMORE ALBUM STILL RUN
Directed by Kelia Anne MacCluskey and Wet’s Kelly Zutrau, the color saturated video finds Wet in a sun soaked field, with frontwoman Zutrau ruminating on love. Says Zutrau of the song, “It was like I had been searching for an answer about love and in that moment that I wrote this song I had grown so tired of myself and my ambivalence that I decided to believe in it. Even if it was somewhat fleeting, it was a happy thing to catch and held this special place for me on the album.
“Wishing You Away,” is a song about self-reflection, an inner dialogue about wanting her father to stay in her life despite the pain he brought. Juxtaposing its heavy nature, “Wishing You Away” is energetic, brimming with euphoric dance vibes, and impeccably produced. The song is moving – in all senses of the word.
oday, Slightly Stoopid release their highly anticipated 9th studio album Everyday Life, Everyday People.
Slightly Stoopid inspires a collective and community based atmosphere conducive to everyday life, and embedded in their craft. Embracing the art of collaboration, the band is often joined by an arsenal of guests both on stage and in the studio. Special guest appearances on this LP include Ali Campbell (UB40), Alborosie, G. Love, Chali 2na(Jurassic 5), Don Carlos, Yellowman, Sly Dunbar (Sly and Robbie) and more.
DeVotchKa Return with Rhythmic Track “Straight Shot” / Announce New Album
The genre-defying ensemble DeVotchKa announce their return today with the new song “Straight Shot” from This Night Falls Forever, their August 24 album release on Concord Records. In addition, they share a string of tour dates for the fall season throughout the U.S. and Europe.
“Straight Shot” is the first track on the new album; a rhythmic and urgent opener for the group’s resurgence. “This song is like a moonlit swim through heartbreak, in a sea of ghosts from your past,” DeVotchKa frontman Nick Urata says. “When you realize the old neighborhood may be gone forever, but you can carry it with you through the darkest of days.”
lovelytheband Releases New Video “these are my friends”
“these are my friends,” which has over 2 million streams worldwide,will appear on the band’s debut album finding it hard to smile along with their hit single “broken.” Their debut single broke the record for the longest running #1 track on Alternative Radio thus far this year at 6 weeks, has over 28 million streams worldwide and was described as “So. Damn. Good.”
Club Drive release brand new single ‘WDYD’
British guitar-pop trio Club Drive return with their brand new single, ‘WDYD’. Opening with an infectious guitar riff, the track is just under three and a half minutes of pure pop perfection featuring slick vocals, sharp lyricism and deliciously funky melodies.
The band said of the track, “WDYD is an important song to us, it was a real turning point in the writing process of the most recent record and sets the scene of the new music to come.”
TEMPESST consider impending ‘Doomsday’ on EP title track
Today (13th July 2018) London based Australian band Tempesst are sharing new single and EP title track ‘Doomsday’ . A psych-tinged indie rock behemoth, the track comments on a ‘meaning of life’ spiral which frontman and songwriter Toma Banjanin has found himself in of late. Arriving ahead of the full ‘Doomsday’ EP release, set to drop on August 3rd via Pony Recordings, this new single is another sumptuous addition to Tempesst’s already impressive catalogue of releases.
“Bad Things,” showcases the band’s strong rock influences and penchant for 90s ska-pop, with its murky and menacing retro-rock influenced tempo. Lastly, their EP closer, “Joyride” is a sweet and soulful rock ballad that still manages to hold on to its edge and grit. Reverberating throughout the EP is a certain energy, an underlying rebelliousness that seamlessly carries from one song to the next, creating a cohesive collection of songs that will simultaneously make you rage into the night while tapping into your emotions.
Jocelyn Alice Releases New Track “Still Wondering” Today
On the new track, Jocelyn says, “I wrote ‘Still Wondering’ about someone who meant a lot to me that decided to not be in my life anymore. I thought that I needed closure from that person, but this song allowed me to find it for myself.”
“Still Wondering” comes fresh off the heels of Jocelyn’s sultry empowerment anthem,”I Know,” (released January 2018) which reached Top 20 on the Canadian Hot AC charts. The I Know The Remixes EP, released in March of this year, includes a remix by Landis, highlighting the singer-songwriter’s vocal prowess.
The Davenports is the longtime project of songwriter and musician Scott Klass. Although Klass is at the helm of the writing and creative process behind The Davenports, he has always looked at the project as a collective. The collective is made up a rotating group of stellar artists creating music with regular appearances by Claudia Chopek (Father John Misty, Springsteen, Moby), Garo Yellin (The
Band’s Visit, The Ordinaires, Pere Ubu), Danny Weinkauf, Dan Miller (They Might Be Giants), Erik Philbrook, Rob Draghi and Cheri Leone to name a few. Best known for “Five Steps,” the theme song to A&E’s Emmy-nominated Intervention, Klass has also built a reputation for what Pop Matters calls “gentle compositions and earnest songwriting [that] evoke the inviting, bittersweet charm of artists like Weezer, Andrew McMahon, Ben Folds, Danielson, Loud Family, and Half-Handed Cloud.”
Kathy Mattea Shares “I Can’t Stand Up Alone” From PRETTY BIRD out September 7, 2018
Today, Kathy Mattea shares her version of “ I Can’t Stand Up Alone” the first single from her upcoming release PRETTY BIRD, out September 7. About the track, Rolling Stone Country claims, “Written by country-gospel legend Martha Carson in the ‘50s, Mattea’s soulful version is a sparkling mélange of those genres, with touches of blues and Appalachian mountain music.”
Alt Pop Band Thunder Club Drops New EP “Summer Vice”
“Thematically, Summer Vice is about giving a big middle finger to the forces in life pressuring us not to enjoy the moment. The lyrics respond to the pressures and anxieties associated with everyday life by celebrating the moments that make us feel youthful and alive. Musically, Summer Vice follows the same theme by expanding on our style present on our first EP. While writing the songs, we set out to write songs for us, without worrying about outside expectations, and for the tracks to be written as naturally as possible. We really believe in the EP’s message and vibe, and this live-in-the-moment attitude comes through in our live shows, which have a reputation for being incredibly fun and energetic.”