ICYMI: Tomberlin releases new track “I’m Not Scared”
Of the song, Sarah Beth Tomberlin says “It is abrasive, heavy, but packaged delicately. I feel like many people view women as such — shrill and emotionally burdensome but responsible for consistently presenting themselves pleasantly. Gentle and affable – their warmth a tool to heal often with no regard for the state of the body and mind that warmth permeates from. Women, and especially queer, trans, non-binary and gender nonconforming people, have such a capacity for pain. Physical, mental, emotional, psychological pain. This is a hymn-like song in the way that it moves melodically. A reflection on that suffering. I didn’t realize the full meaning when I wrote it. The weight of the song didn’t hit me until I was listening to the final recording. It is kind of like leaving a person or situation that is really abusive and not realizing how much it affects your psyche until you’ve removed yourself completely. You look back and you realize you are strong, even though that is the last word you would use to describe how you feel.”
This past Friday Earmilk premiered the second single from astral-pop duo F I N K E L. Titled, “n e e d,” the track shows the duo getting vulnerable, addressing moments of self-doubt, questioning the expectations of those around you. It begs the question, do they even need you at all? The accompanying video is a stunningly mesmerizing animated video directed by Robbie Shilstone.
Fucked Up sign to Merge Records
It’s no hallucination: Merge just signed one of our favorite artists, the incomparable Fucked Up! The collective have outdone themselves with their forthcoming double-album epic Dose Your Dreams, out worldwide on October 5 via Merge (save for Arts & Crafts in Canada). Reserve your copy today on 2-CD, 2-LP, and yellow-in-clear “creamfruit” Peak Vinyl in the Merge store, where you can bundle any format with an exclusive Fucked Up t-shirt. In addition, all pre-orders in our store will receive a free button and a two-sided poster featuring the cover art, while supplies last. You can also pre-order the album through these participating independent record shops or your preferred digital music service.
Brooklyn-based French Songstress Livia Blanc Debuts Her Newest Single & EP
Acting as the finale of her EP, “It’s Over Isn’t It” is a gorgeous culmination of all the previous songs’ affections. With its gleefully bittersweet emotionality, it’s also deliriously poignant goodbye to lovers and listeners alike, ornamentally cinematic in its piano-twinkling grandeur and one that showcases Livia’s vocal acrobatics shown throughout the EP.
Born in the South of France and raised in Tahiti, Livia Blanc incorporates her native French with English, delivering a chanson-esque EP that swims in a dreamy sonic world that pulls reference from French icons Brigitte Bardot and Francoise Hardy.
“The songs that make up Armour Armour are written like a collection of love letters, spoken from the heart with sincerity. Love hurts, and we have all been there. This EP tells the story of the end of a relationship and is in itself the end of a chapter.”
Garrix teams up with Cesqeaux for a perfect lead remix on this first package that takes the song into explosive new territory. Further remixes on the first pack come from a hugely diverse range of STMPD RCRDS artists, with Bart B More, Cazztek, Todd Helder, Silque, DubVision and Goja serving up everything from bubbling house to epic big room sounds.
Ryan Kinder’s new single “Stay” confirms his command as a triple-threat writer, powerhouse performer and guitar wizard.
Written by Kinder, Fred Wilhelm and Luke Sheets, produced by Kinder and Sheets, this hard-hitting ballad delivers a compelling emotional message. Kinder captures the intensity of the lyric and melody with a virtuosic vocal and high-impact guitar solo, all of which heralds his place in the spotlight as a newly unfettered and independent artist.
Billie Eilish Announces North American Tour.
Darkroom/Interscope Records artist Billie Eilish has announced today she will be embarking on a North American headlining tour this fall. Starting on October 23, Billie will kick off her 1 BY 1 TOUR in Portland, OR at the Roseland Theater, then will be making 13 more headlining stops across the country, with appearances in Toronto, Chicago, New York City, Los Angeles and many more. Artist Presale and Limited VIP Packages go on-sale tomorrow, Tuesday, July 24 at 10AM local time. Tickets go on-sale Friday, July 27 at 10AM local time.
Still Corners Share New Track “The Photograph”
With the release of their stunning fourth album Slow Air due for release on August 17, 2018 through their label Wrecking Light, today Still Corners have shared new track “The Photograph” along with its accompanying video, filmed in the Arizona Desert. “The Photograph” proves an elegant, darkly-romantic torch song dedicated to a lover long gone with only a photograph left to remind.
On a roll, the Houston native is eager to share his chill sound; Kirko even previewed a clip of the song on his instagram in November, 2017 with the caption “Sumn like a anthem OTW ..jus know… @torylanez @jacquees….” “Work Sumn” will definitely keep his fans feelin’ themselves all summer. Listeners will be excited to learn this new slow-jam track brings out only the best vibes in the club.