Boise rapper Zero Releases Music Video for Provocative “Top of the World”
Boise rapper Zero has just released his provocative new music video. The video, which was directed by Mario Nolasco, is for his song titled “Top of the World” and is the first video release after the rapper signed to Imminence Records back in January. The label debut from this promising up-and-coming emcee is slated for a release this winter.
KID CADAVER Release Single “Sleep Touching”
Following in the grand organic electronic music traditions of The Postal Service, Passion Pit and Looper, Los Angeles’ KID CADAVER serves a slice of humanistic electronic pop with their epic single “Sleep Touching.” Premiered last Friday on BuzzBandsLA, the track “tenderly and tunefully lays bare a trail of dashed hopes over a romance that seemed oh-so-close to the real thing. It’s a pop song that finds Kid Cadaver at their most wistful and wounded.”
Erika Wennerstrom shares her new video, “Staring Out The Window,” today on Relix. A contemplative, self-loving and relatable song — the lyrics say it all: “Want to be among good people that make you feel good / That don’t make you feel so misunderstood / And sometimes it’s so much easier said than done.” The new video release comes with new tour date announcements, as well, starting on the east coast, and heading down to North Carolina.
Samsaruh releases ‘Speaking Fire’
Returning with force, Samsaruh today unleashes powerful new single ‘Speaking Fire’. Building on the success of her debut releases, Samsaruh’s new single showcases her commanding vocals with a base of striking guitars, lyrically touching on the madness of the world around us. Produced by Melbourne based production duo nightflare; ‘Speaking Fire’ is a strong and powerful statement from the young artist.
Demi Mitchell Delivers the Melancholic Album ‘The Overflow’
Lead singles ‘Medicine Woman’, ‘Man of My Mind’ and ‘Fiction From Fact’ gained support from Life Without Andy and Little Indie Blogs with plays on triple j, FBi Radio, 2SER and SYN. Debut track ‘Man of My Mind’ charted at #9 on triple j unearthed and was added to rotation.
BASTIAN Delve Into The Dark On For Their 4th Release ‘Grimorio’
Italian group Bastian, led by Sebastiano Conti, return with their 4th album, the dark and heavy Grimorio. The album was recorded toward the end of 2017 and it has a pure Black Sabbath sound (Ozzy era) with the power and harmonics of modern days. It’s a sound that draws its breath from the oldest and darkest metal roots. Witches, wizards, black woods, voodoo rites, and much more …… all these are contained within the themes and lyrics of the album to produced a devilishly powerful beast.
“I had come in with just this repeating chorus: ‘Too lost in love to see what’s going on,’” says singer-songwriter Lucas Fitzsimons. “It just went ’round and ’round in circles because it felt so good to sing and play. It was like a mantra. The lyrics express the kind of subjectivity that comes with a person’s individual experience. You could be having the most wonderful time falling in love with someone while the world crumbles around you and you wouldn’t even notice.”
New > electronic duo Thool > new mixtape ’Total Nobrum’ on Don’t Delay
Oddball electronic duo Thool are set to release a mixtape of brand new music via new label Don’t Delay on August 17th, following releases on Bullion’s imprint DEEK Recordings. Titled ‘Total Nobrum’, the mixtape captures a cross section of the duos interests – from re-heated prog rock, to jungle, italo disco, Balearic, percussive new-wave and playful pop ambience.
NYC based artist Rotem announces the new album My Favorite Monster. PopMatters premiered the video for the first single “Indian Ocean” saying “The song’s trippy and tripped-out rhythms are funky, soulful and a bit mysterious, recalling contemporary experimental electronic music as well as the deft rhythm work of Jimi Hendrix and Steve Vai’s alien leaps and bounds along melody lines with flecks of spiritually glazed jazz lines added in.” My Favorite Monster is due for release on August 31st and is available for pre-order on iTunes here.
Anthemic & empowering indie-pop ‘Think About Me’ from Northern Irish artist D.A.N
Following up on preceding single ‘0300 (Human)’, a tale of insomnia and emotional turmoil, this next release from the Northern Irish talent D.A.N is like tearing back the curtains to welcome the morning light and opening yourself up to whatever the day may bring. At the core of ‘Think About Me’, there’s still heartbreak, but unlike the defeated tones of ‘0300’, this single is a reclamation of one’s own independence, as D.A.N himself tells us:
Dead Ceremony release pulse-pop title-single from ‘Heartache’ EP
Dead Ceremony is a four-piece from Tunbridge Wells Kent, made up of Christopher Stewart, David Trevillion, Neil Allen and Harry Pearce. Originally the solo-project of lead-singer and songwriter, Christopher, Dead Ceremony became an outfit and have cut their teeth releasing a steady run of acclaimed singles. They have honed their live show, including performing a sold-out debut London gig at St Pancras Old Church, playing to a full tent at the BBC Introducing stage of T in the Park, and supporting the likes of Wolf Alice and Sam Sure. A carefully delivered mixture of the digital and the organic make Dead Ceremony a special act to watch live, with a dynamic arrangement of beat driven dance tunes and fragile ballads.
Maggie Rogers will kick off a North American headline tour on October 15 at The Fillmore in San Francisco, CA. The run will include shows at The Observatory in Santa Ana, CA (October 18), The Vic Theatre in Chicago, IL (October 30) and Royale in Boston, MA (November 5). Mallrat will support on all dates- see below for itinerary. The outing marks Rogers’ first headline tour since her summer 2017 outing, which sold out in minutes.
A ticket pre-sale launches today at 10:00 AM local time.
Charismatic singer-songwriter Jaira Burns (Upscale Music Group/Interscope Records) has just released her impressive debut EP, Burn Slow. Filled with the angst and edge that fans have come to expect, the 8-track project also showcases the young star’s range; flowing effortlessly between fiery up-tempo tracks and driving pop ballads. The EP highlights the soulful quality of Jaira’s distinct voice, as heard in previously-teased singles, “OKOKOK,” “Sugarcoat,” “Burn Slow” and “Low Key in Love”. Featuring production by Stargate, Andrew Goldstein and executive produced by Ryghteous Ryan (Ariana Grande/Wiz Khalifa), the EP is now available at all digital retailers.
Spinal Tap bassist Derek Smalls premieres “MRI” video from debut solo album “Smalls Change (Meditations Upon Ageing)
Smalls Change is a poignant and oftentimes furious contemplation on aging that explores the passing of time and all things loud. With styles that cross the gamut of musical genres, the album possesses the edgy rawness and Rock God sensibility that was always shared by Derek and his fellow former band members, Nigel Tufnel and David St. Hubbins. The album also features some of the greatest talents of rock and roll music and beyond including Donald Fagen, Dweezil Zappa, Rick Wakeman, Richard Thompson, Steve Lukather, Joe Satriani, Waddy Wachtel, Michael League, Jeff “Skunk” Baxter, Paul Shaffer, Steve Vai, Larry Carlton, Judith Owen, Jane Lynch and The Hungarian Studio Orchestra. Smalls Change is produced by CJ Vanston (Spinal Tap, Def Leppard, Toto, Joe Cocker).
Pusha T stars in the new alt-J video for “In Cold Blood (feat. Pusha T) (Twin Shadow version)”
Today, alt-J debut the video for “In Cold Blood (feat. Pusha T) (Twin Shadow version)”. Starring Pusha T and directed by Osean, the clip takes the viewer into the hazy digital world of REDUXER. The album was first hinted at last month when Pusha T and Twin Shadow both joined alt-J for a performance of “In Cold Blood” on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert, before swiftly releasing the studio version of the collaboration.