Portland’s dreamy psych band, Ezza Rose, share powerful song about addiction via Culture Collide
Portland’s dream rock / psychedelic pop band, Ezza Rose, are gearing up to release their forth album, No Means No, on September 21st. The band shares their second single, “Baby, Come Down” via Culture Collide, and shows the incredible range this album encompasses. Culture Collide says, “While the band’s previous single [“No Means No”] is a biting post-punk demand, “Baby, Come Down” is a vintage dream pop ballad, straight from that aforementioned decade [the ’60s] we love so much. More the observation than a battlecry, the tune is a stripped and wistful take on society’s obsession with distraction.”
TOM PETTY’S “YOU AND ME (CLUBHOUSE VERSION)” VIDEO PREMIERES TODAY!
“You And Me (Clubhouse Version)” follows the release of “Keep A Little Soul”—a previously unreleased recording from 1982 sessions that resulted in Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers’ classic album, Long After Dark. “Keep A Little Soul” recently entered the top 10 on Billboard’s Adult Alternative Songs chart, making Tom the first artist in the history of the chart to reach the top 10 posthumously.
“Strawberries,” the new single from rising Australian producer Kito, premieres on Complex, who proclaims, “Kito has returned with a bright new single…that should add some warmth to your playlists before fall arrives.” The track—featuring collaborations with Elley Duhé, Trinidad James and Kodie Shane— will appear on her forthcoming EP HAANI out on September 7.
OTM Frenchyy Recruits Fellow Floridian Rod Wave for “Seen It All”
Delivering slice-of-life maxims in a drawly sing-song, OTM Frenchyy is a leading purveyor of Southern-fried street rap. Returning with a piano-laden piece of gospel rap, Frenchyy drops knowledge on “Seen It All,” his latest video. Recruiting Alamo labelmate Rod Wave, who contributes a passionate and infectious chorus, Frenchyy dramatizes his legal issues in the HipHopSince1987-premiered clip, standing up to police interrogation and refusing to snitch on his OTM brethren. “Seen It All” follows the raucous video for “Bricks To The A,” premiered earlier this month by Dirty-Glove Bastard, and last week’s poignant “Trials & Tribulations” clip.
Axel Flóvent announces brand new EP ‘Youthful Hearts’ and shares heart-wrenching single and video ‘Years’
“I was quite overwhelmed by fear as a kid, the smallest things seemed so big…” compelling musician Axel Flóvent remarks. “Anxiety threw me off the boat – I had created a world of fear, and I got stuck in it. But I was lucky enough to have a loving family, who made everything less terrifying for me.” The complex and introverted singer-songwriter attempts to put into words the meaning behind his stunning new single Years, which will feature on his brand-new forthcoming EP Youthful Hearts, announced today.
Donna Missal To Release Debut Album ‘This Time’ On September 7
American singer-songwriter and musician Donna Missal is set to release her debut album, ‘This Time’ on September 7 via Harvest Records. Produced by Tim Anderson (Solange, BANKS, Halsey), ‘This Time’ features her latest single “Keep Lying,” which has been steadily climbing the charts at Alternative radio with 18 stations adding the track. Following Zane Lowe’s premiere of Missal’s original demo version of “Keep Lying”on Beats 1, the song shot to the top of the Spotify Viral and HypeMachine charts. Fans that pre-order the album now will instantly receive 5 gratis tracks, including “Keep Lying,” as well as “Transformer,” “Girl,” “Driving” and “Thrills.”
Inuits might have over 50 words for “snow,” but Bay Area natives have hundreds of terms for “broke boy.” On his latest video single, Vallejo’s KiingRod introduces the world to the word “Chimmy,” a word that describes a special breed of broke boy–the kind that has nothing, yet hates those who shine. Kicking off with a reckless and aggressive verse from DaBoii of SOB X RBE, “Chimmy” finds the two rappers shouting down lames and finding ways to fill their bags, attacking the “Eye of the Tiger”-esque instrumental. In the video, the two rappers glow up under neon lights, throwing cash and showing off their jewelry. Premiered by L.A. Leakers, “Chimmy” is KiingRod’s latest video since the release of Just The Beginning, a compact set of slappers that helps KiingRod standout in the crowded landscape of Bay Area rap.
New > Skip Marley Covers Bob Marley Classic ‘Johnny Was’
August 31st sees the release of YARDIE, the directorial debut from Idris Elba (OBE), one of Britain’s greatest actors. Produced and distributed by STUDIOCANAL, and based on the 1992 book by Victor Headley, the film is released nationwide in cinemas across the UK – watch the trailer here.
Set in 1970’s Kingston, Jamaica and 1980’s Hackney, London – Island Records UK will release the Original Soundtrack, spanning music across two decades including reggae legends Dennis Brown, Yellow Man and Black Uhuru, plus a special bonus track by Skip Marley, a cover of the Bob Marley classic ‘Johnny Was’. Released on CD, digital and vinyl on 24th August, the album is available for pre-order now.
KALEO’S HIT SINGLE “ALL THE PRETTY GIRLS” CERTIFIED GOLD
GRAMMY® nominated rock band Kaleo’s “All the Pretty Girls,” has officially been certified Gold by the RIAA for sales equivalents exceeding 500,000 in the U.S. alone. The hit single – the band’s third consecutive top 10 – is the second song off of their landmark debut album A/B to receive an RIAA-certification stateside, joining the chart-topping, Platinum-certified, “Way Down We Go.” The news marks the latest milestone in the band’s impressive streak of global success, which includes 23 certifications in 13 countries around the world.
Sons of Raphael announce debut EP and share “A Nation Of Bloodsuckers” video
In waltz time, brothers Loral and Ronnel Raphael – aka Sons of Raphael – from North West London deliver a fully-fledged modern epic in the shape of new single: “A Nation of Bloodsuckers.”
The video, directed by Loral with cinematography by Manuel Alberto Claro (Melancholia, Nymphomaniac), invites us to inhabit multiple-overwhelming realities.
Dutch Producer Eelke Kleijn Shares Title Track ‘Moments Of Clarity’ Off Impending Album
Deep house savant and world-renowned composer Eelke Kleijn has released his latest single “Moments Of Clarity,” out now on his rapidly ascending DAYS like NIGHTS imprint. Landing as the third single and title track off of his much-anticipated third album out this fall, the talented producer continues to build momentum as he touches down in New York, Mexico City, and Burning Man this August.
Brooklyn Indie Pop Band Gamblers Releases New Track “Heavenly Mouse Routine”
Today Brooklyn-based indie pop band Gamblers released their single “Heavenly Mouse Routine.” Premiering at New Noise, the track is off their upcoming Corinthian Order EP which is out September 7th.
The band draws on the eclectic musical backgrounds of its members to put a unique spin on a rock and roll fundamentals. Frontman Michael McManus is an accomplished hip-hop producer who has worked extensively with Heems (Das Racist, Swet Shop Boys) and has production credits on Viceland’s Gaycation and Anthony Bourdain’s Parts Unknown. The line up is rounded out by Gary O’Keefe (lead guitar, backing vocals, production), Boris Palacios (guitar, keyboard, production), and Evan O’Donovan (guitar, keyboard, backing vocals).
Combining lyrics celebrating female empowerment with an irresistible groove, the track’s hypnotic hook — “I’m not your toy, stupid boy”— proves timely and topical. A one-two punch of rapid fire beatboxing, bold body movements, and seismic vocals, the single vaulted to #1 on Spotify’s Viral 50 chart around the globe, claiming the top spot in the U.S., UK, and Australia, to name a few. Its wildly wonderful music video has generated over 89 million YouTube views to date.
Sydney’s Boydos has premiered “a wonderfully chaotic visual” for his debut single “Plans” at Billboard. The man behind the indie rock madness – Eddie Boyd – says the song is about “telling yourself you’re going to get your shit together but not really going out of your way to do anything about it.” Boydos has just signed to Cooking Vinyl Australia (John Prine, Gogol Bordello, At The Drive In) and is already receiving key support from Aussie tastemaker, triple j.
Moonbeau Releases New Single “Lover/Fighter” from Self-Titled Debut Out Sept 7th
On September 7th, indie synth-pop duo Moonbeau will release their self-titled debut Moonbeau via Old Flame Records. Today, Moonbeau releases their explosive third single off of the upcoming LP, “Lover/Fighter.” New Noise Magazine said, “The sensations pouring out of the melodies are backlit by enegetic progressions and a downright beautiful pop sensibility.”
GRAMMY award-winning DJ/producer David Guetta delivers the final tracklist for his long awaited new seventh studio album titled ‘7’ – see enclosed below – which arrives officially on September 14th via What A Music LTD/Parlophone/Big Beat/Atlantic and is available for pre-order today.
Carl Broemel (of My Morning Jacket) Releases “Dark Matter” from New LP ‘Wished Out’ Available 9/21
On September 21, Carl Broemel will release Wished Out via Stocks In Asia / Thirty Tigers. The album marks his third solo release and follow up to 2016’s acclaimed 4th of July. Today, Broemel released the video for “Dark Matter,” the second single to be released from the forthcoming album.
COMMONWEALTH DEBUTS VIDEO FOR NEW SINGLE “FEAR”
Recent SharpTone Records signees, the critically acclaimed Orange County based alternative rock band Commonwealth have dropped a video today for their brand new single “Fear.” The new song is a taste of what’s in store for fans on their forthcoming full-length.
(New) Calvin Valentine feat. Illa J
Los-Angeles based producer, multi-instrumentalist, singer, and emcee Calvin Valentine is preparing to release his Mello Music Group solo debut album Keep Summer Safe on September 14th. In anticipation, today he releases new single Vhs featuring Detroit-based musician Illa J with HipHopDX. About the new track, Calvin comments: “I wrote ‘Vhs’ at my dad’s house after he broke out all the old home movies. We sat on his porch smoking purple trinity and reminiscing on old times. The song is the soundtrack to my childhood. I had recorded the hook but it just wasn’t exactly how I wanted it. So I had my dude Illa J come through and he killed it.”