This afternoon IDLES have shared new material in a searing takedown of toxic masculinity entitled “Samaritans”. A live favourite for sometime, the Theo Watkins directed music video compiles archival clips displaying traditional masculine imagery. The FADER writes: “”The mask of masculinity is a mask that’s wearing me,” sings front man Joe Talbot over the top of a tight and anxiety-laced guitar riff. It’s the third single… and one of their most confrontational songs to date.”
The diabolically rowdy and contorted pop masterpiece “Noid” is Yves Tumor’s first single on Warp Records.
To see Yves step upon a stage is to be thrashed by a howling cyberpunk fiend, but filter the recorded output and be treated to a kaleidoscopic union of classic songwriting and lobotomized sound experiments.
Cari Cari offer new single “Mapache!”
The bands release history is full of praise for their past offerings “Nothing’s Older Than Yesterday” (2017) and their initial EP “Amerippindunkler” (2014). They’ve been baptized as “The Lovechild Of The Kills and The XX” (IndieShuffle, US) “with a pinch of Morricone” (FM4, AUT) or “with a grit of Cat Power” (BestBefore, AUS) respectively.
Daphne Guinness debuts video for “No No No,” new album out now
Directed by Daphne’s long-time collaborators The Fashtons (Aluna George, Maya Jane Coles, Django Django), the red-tinged, monochrome video for “No No No” centers around Guinness’ (tongue-firmly-in-cheek) lyrical put downs, bolstered by saxophone blasts from Roxy Music’s Andy Mackay. Speaking about the clip—which captures Guinness performing alongside band members including co-writer Malcolm Doherty and Terry Miles (both of Go-Kart Mozart), alongside Gary Liedeman (Thin Lizzy)—The Fashtons say, “This is just the real Daphne, the side of her that people don’t really know, it seems – a proper frontman, a bandmate, and a cutting wit. The whole video is made of two consecutive takes, uncut and un-choreographed.”
Identical twins David and Adam Moss honor a contemporary dissonance with the nostalgic tenderness of another time. Their stunning songcraft blends masterfully gentle guitar, cello and five-string fiddle with the sublime sort of two-part harmonies only brothers can carry. With palpably fraternal stage presence and wonderfully familiar heart, The Brother Brothers have earned repute among today’s rising artists, having recently opened for Big Thief, Lake Street Dive, Shakey Graves and more.
KUWADA RELEASES OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO FOR “CHERRY COLA”
Kuwada, a duo from Hawaii consisting of twin brothers Jon and Cameron Kuwada, first posted “Cherry Cola” on their Soundcloud late last summer. The track struck a chord and quickly became a viral hit, accumulating nearly 20 million combined streams to date.
CMDWN and Chief Keef Put On The Red Light, Share Demonic “Roxanne” Single
Pioneering an addictive, cross-regional approach to late night rap music, Toronto duo CMDWN Collective is the next act from the Great White North to conquer America. Teaming up with Chicago innovator Chief Keef, CMDWN sahres the sinister and entrancing “Roxanne,” their latest single. Trading verses atop a haunting, bass-heavy, and harpsichord-laden instrumental courtesy of Dnny Phntm, Chief Keef and CMDWN’s Ca$tro Guapo boast about their cash and cars and swap vicious punchlines about their womanizing ways. “Roxanne” is the latest single from the upcoming Atlantada 2, the duo’s upcoming album. “Roxanne” follows the skeletal “Strong,” released in June, and the syncopated, spritely, and NOISEY-premiered “Hit & Run,” which features an appearance from Lil Wop.
Hamilton, Ontario’s Billy Moon will release his debut LP, Punk Songs, on September 14th via Old Flame Records. He recently announced the release with a double single, the high-energy “White Shoes” b/w “Dingus”, and today he shares a second taste of the record with another punk-infused track.
Moon created an animated video for album track “DWTBA,” which PunkNews says “takes the blissed out grit of bands like King Tuff and Wavves and slides a little new wave sheen over the top.” You can watch the video on YouTube.
RL Grime shares “Light Me Up” ft. Miguel & Julia Michaels
LA producer RL Grime shares his latest record “Light Me Up” ft. Miguel & Julia Michaels off of his upcoming album, NOVA – out Friday. This radiant jam sees RL embracing his pop mastery through its graceful pairing of power and restraint. The pockets he creates for the emotive vocal performances fit perfectly atop the kinetic production.
Young The Giant Share Kaleidoscope Style Video for “Simplify”
“Everything in modern life is complicated,” explains lead singer Sameer Gadhia. “Each decision divides into possible alternatives, reflections multiplying within themselves endlessly, like a room of a thousand mirrors. We construct images of how life should be lived: how to act, dress, tweet, and vote, and often times it is easy to lose your true self to the images we create for all to see. But love is simple, and to love someone is to love all of humanity. It is the closest thing to truth, and even though love can be compromising, painful, and exhausting, we can only see our truest selves in the eyes of another. This is the essence of “Simplify”.”
88rising “Head in the Clouds” video
88rising just dropped a video for the title track off their recent, debut crew LP Head in The Clouds. The video/track features 88 member Joji floating across the universe on a cloud; imagery you might see in Dragon Ball Z or an anime outro. It’s one of many dreamlike vignettes that make up the Head In The Clouds visual album being released soon.