OBJECT AS SUBJECT is an LA-based art punk band led by classical violinist turned punk singer, Paris Hurley (composition, vox, dance, drums, // Kultur Shock). This feminist battle cry is a call to action fueled by raw wailing vocals, a barrage of floor toms, gritty bass riffs, and exacting choreography that shifts from explicit gestural iterations to relentless phrases of wild abandon, featuring Emilia “Pony Sweat” Richeson (dance, drums, vox), Gina Young (bass, vox // SORORITY), Patty Schemel (drums // Hole) and Megan Fowler-Hurst (dance, drums, vox // Tales Between Our Legs). Today OBJECT AS SUBJECT share their polarizing and captivating debut LP, ‘PERMISSION’ in full with INTO Magazine.
Ladytron Delve into Disquiet on “The Island”
A day ahead of its release, Ladytron share “The Island,” the second single from their upcoming album, which finds the synth-pop quartet in fighting form.
The euphoric song opens with a meditation on desolation —“Farewell, farewell dreams we once knew” — chilly Italo synthesizers and emphatic drums that swirl into a driving, haunting rallying cry. The Island is lyrically expansive, both autobiographical and social, and narrates the disquiet we all feel. “These past two years, during which we’ve been making this record, have been an accelerating turmoil, traumatic for everyone,” Helen Marnie explains. “I think only by confronting and embracing this reality do we stand a chance of getting beyond it”.
Parlaying a sizable online fanbase into a spot on the 2018 XXL Freshman List, South Florida’s wifisfuneral wins fans with his cerebral lyricism. Presenting a fantastical picture of his daily routine, filled with cough syrup and Xanax, wifisfuneral takes a memorable trip in “Genesis,” his new video. Kicking off the day on his couch, wifi lifts his spirits with some illicit substances before traveling down his ethernet cable into a vibrant digital world, eventually surfacing in a barren desert for the song’s climax. Premiered on NOISEY, “Genesis” is wifi’s first release since his XXL Freshman Freestyle, which reached #1 on YouTube’s trending chart, and his XXL Freshman Cypher, in which he traded verses with YBN Nahmir and Stefflon Don.
Southern California’s favorite reggae/alt/hip-hop band Dirty Heads have released the official music video for their latest single, “Visions,” exclusively on Billboard.com. Vocalist Jared Watson discovered Chilean director and animator Esteban Bustos online and recruited him to helm the creative direction for the music video. The track is the product of a collaboration between hip-hop producer Blueprint and Dirty Heads’ Jared Watson and Dustin Bushnell. Originally intended for the bands latest album Swim Team, “Visions” caught the attention of Maroon 5 vocalist Adam Levine who requested to record and release the track on their 2017 album Red Pill Blues. A year later, Dirty Heads put their own spin on “Visions” and released it as an official single that is currently climbing the charts. The band also recorded a version of the track with Kitten vocalist Chloe Chaidez and will be releasing additional alternate versions including a remix from Dan The Automater.
New Video! Darrell Kelley “Storm Is Coming”
Darrell Kelley presents a powerful message about the storms of life that are inevitable but surmountable. The message behind Darrell Kelley’s music inspires others, touches hearts, feeds the souls, and influences lives for the better.
Soulful RnB from Son of Baptist Toliver – its about having sex with strangers
Raised as the son of a Baptist pastor and a gospel singing mother, Tolliver grew up in the ‘wild 100s’ on the South-side of Chicago – an area associated with large-scale gang wars and a sickeningly high murder rate. He set out on his own secular path to LA to pursue music further. He sought inspirations from anonymous sex and the tides of emotions that come during and after. With its Alt-R&B kinks, his songwriting encapsulates mélanges of anxiety and breakdowns; releases and recoveries, and his experiences of hedonistic in-the-moment pleasures – and suffering the consequential repercussions.
‘Everybody Talks’ sees Jefferies pairing her characteristically warm, poised vocals with delicate guitar work, building incrementally to a crescendo of crashing symbols, layered vocals and dueling guitars, seemingly foreshadowing the catalyst of a simmering argument. The new single exemplifies the duality of Jefferies as a musician; vulnerable as a songwriter and possessing the emotional fortitude of woman mature beyond her years.
Writer, producer, and multi-genre artist Yoshi Flower has shared a new single titled “Just Cuz We’re Paranoid Doesn’t Mean They’re Not Onto Us.” Available on GRDN/Interscope Records via all digital retailers, the track is set to appear on the Detroit native’s forthcoming release Brown Paper Bag (Maxi), which is due out on September 7.
YOUNG THUG’s Young Stoner Life Records Release ‘SLIME LANGUAGE’ Compilation Project
Following the viral mailing of pet snake promo packages, Young Thug is ready to share his catalog of Young Stoner Life artists. The Atlanta, GA based-record label introduces their dynamic signees: Gunna, Duke, HiDoraah, Dolly, Lil Keed, Tracy T, Strick, Nechie, and Karlae. An imprint of 300 Entertainment, Slime Language is Young Stoner Life’s debut compilation project. Slime Language also features guest appearances from Lil Baby, Lil Uzi Vert, Jacquees, and Trapboy Freddy.
Wheezy, Keyyz, K Bangerz, Kacey Khaliel, DY, Charlie Handsome, Smoke, Matt Mattazik, Super, Billboard Hitmakers, and Turbo all bless Slime Language with their forward-thinking production.
MARSHMELLO + BASTILLE, “HAPPIER”
Today, DJ/producer Marshmello and British band Bastille unveiled the new single “Happier.” By turns poignant and exhilarating, “Happier” (Astralwerks) acknowledges the uncomfortable truth that loving someone sometimes requires we step aside so they can find happiness. Bastille frontman Dan Smith penned the song with Steve Mac (Ed Sheeran, Liam Payne, P!nk).
“We wrote ‘Happier’ last year and thought it would be great as a collaboration,” explains Dan Smith. “We had a lot of fun working on it with Marshmello, who managed to find joy in the melancholy. It’s always good to step into somebody else’s world for a minute.”
Island Records artist Bishop Briggs, whose debut album CHURCH OF SCARS debuted top 10 worldwide, releases her new single “Baby” today. Produced by John Hill (“Feel It Still” by Portugal. The Man), “Baby” is an infectious and exuberant anthem that draws inspiration from an infatuation with a leather-clad lover: “My baby’s misunderstood / How could something so bad look so damn good / Yeah he’s still my baby / Yeah he’s fucking crazy but he’s still my baby.”
MONGOL Release New Single ‘To The Wind’
Canadian group Mongol have released the first single taken from their forthcoming album The Return, to be released worldwide via Sliptrick Records on October 5th. The track is called To The Windand acts as an excellent starting point to the bands new material.
Here’s how the band describe the new track; “To The Windshowcases greatly the diversity of the album. Vocalists Tev Tegri, Zelme, and Zev all have their own sections of the in which their distinct vocal styles can be heard. The band has really found our sound on this album and To The Wind encapsulates our new style perfectly. Driving verses, a melodic and upbeat chorus, and a heavy interlude keep the song moving at a consistently entertaining pace throughout the whole piece.”
London’s bitter-sweet duo Cherryade have been stirring up the internet for the last two years with their feisty bad girl pop, releasing dancefloor anthems laced with seductive hooks and punk-edge prowess.
And now they have released their debut mini album Fractured Fairytales, a tasty compilation of their addictive, beat-laden tracks. Bursting with synths and electronics, spiked with in-your-face attitude, it’s an insight into the twisted world of Cherryade.
Today sees teenage prodigy JVCK JAMES release his new single ‘WINE’, the third track revealed by the hotly tipped R&B newcomer this year following previous releases ‘On My Way’ and ‘Fears’ earlier in the summer. Working with Toronto-based collaborator LordQuest (SZA, ScHoolboy Q) for the first time, ‘Wine’ finds Jvck in imperious form and further cements his position as one of the rising stars of UK R&B. ‘Wine’ is available on all DSPs now – you can listen HERE.
Today the incredible multi-talented artist James Hersey releases his highly anticipated new single Real For You, out now via Glassnote Records. James also shares with us an intimate live performance of the feel-good track, which was filmed at Baketown Collective in Berlin. The new music follows on from Herseys successful debut EP Pages which rapidly made him into an online sensation having garnered millions of streams to date.
Working again with long-time friend and collaborator Narou who produced the track – Real For You is a captivating modern classic, its simple melodic guitar based production is enhanced by James impeccable vocal and emotive lyrics; a sound and style thats instantly recognisable.
Tom Baxter | Releases Album & Shares Video
Distinguished song craftsmen Tom Baxter is set to make his long-awaited return to record on August 17, 2018 with his first official release in a decade, The Other Side of Blue. Tom will support the release with a full UK tour throughout autumn 2018, including a stop at London’s Union Chapel on November 6, 2018.
Fresh from the success of their huge single ‘First Time’, which has so far amassed almost 30 million Spotify streams, dynamic production duo M-22 are back, this time delivering latest single ‘How Does It Feel.’
A vibrant and upbeat summer production, ‘How Does It Feel’ offers a sumptuous slice of vocal house, with M-22, made up of Manchester-based Matt James, and German native Frank Sanders adding: “We wanted to capture a classic house feeling with uplifting lyrics that sends an empowering and positive message. With a rich sounding production and a powerful soulful vocal, we feel like we have captured what we set out to achieve.”
Calvin Harris and Sam Smith Release “Promises”
GRAMMY® award-winning and multi-platinum selling recording artist Calvin Harris released his newest single, “Promises,” with multi-platinum, four-time GRAMMY® award-winning artist Sam Smith. Get it here. The single, written by Calvin Harris, Sam Smith, and Jessie Reyez, was released tonight alongside a lyric video on Youtube. Watch the lyric video here.
“Promises” follows the massive success of Calvin’s recent summer anthem, “One Kiss” with Dua Lipa, which has garnered over 830M total streams to date. Upon release, “One Kiss” hit #1 on the singles chart in multiple countries across the globe and was #1 on the UK chart for 8 consecutive weeks.
Slick Don reveals ‘Dat Boi’ visuals alongside new EP on Bad Taste
Hold Out is the new EP from Birmingham’s Slick Don, four new tracks that continue his trademark grime sound along with a title track that coalesces a positive message of resilience through the everyday struggles in 2018.
The Como Brothers Release Passionate New Single and Video “First Time”
Singer-songwriters The Como Brothers recently released their latest single “First Time” on August 10th. The single was co-written and co-produced by Andrew and Matt Como, and recorded in New York City with Grammy-winning engineer Kenta Yonesaka (Pharrell Williams, Kendrick Lamar).