As MAMMA MIA! HERE WE GO AGAIN The Movie Soundtrack holds the #1 position on Billboard’s soundtrack charts for the third week in a row, this Amazon Alexa Skill engages audiences everywhere to flaunt their ABBA musical knowledge with a brand new Finish The Lyric game, created for Capitol Records by Telescope, the leader in fan participation experiences. The skill makes history as the first game-based Alexa skill to support a movie soundtrack, and launches on all Amazon Echo devices beginning August 27, 2018.
Finish The Lyric plays songs from both the MAMMA MIA! and MAMMA MIA! HERE GO AGAIN Soundtracks with key lyrics missing. Users must then finish the lyrics in order to advance. Seven games are available at launch, featuring four songs each and 28 lyrics in the initial iteration. Among those songs are timeless ABBA anthems such as “Waterloo,” “Angel Eyes,” “I Have A Dream,” “Dancing Queen,” “Take A Chance,” and more.
Serious Klein releases hard-hitting, Rascal produced new single “Voodoo Money” (Majestic Casual)
Germany-based, Ghanian rapper Serious Klein releases new single “Voodoo Money”, from upcoming debut album You Should’ve Known (out Oct 19th via Majestic Casual).
Part two of a trilogy of tracks ending in “money”, “Voodoo Money” follows on from the more consciously themed “Coochie Money” to narrate the story of someone who’s moving in the wrong direction – revolving around the “things you would do for money without any remorse – being greedy, ignorant and obstinate: getting money by any means necessary”.
L.A. punks Girl Friday have released their genre-defying new single entitled “Decoration / Currency” which you can stream now via Bandcamp.
Girl Friday is a self-described “genre-confused rock band” made up of Vera Ellen, Libby Hsieh, Sierra Scott, and Virginia Pettis. Taking inspiration from a plethora of influences ranging from the SCUM Manifesto, socialist propaganda, pro-women rallies, The Breeders, witchcraft, mall goths, and surf rock of the 70’s, the foursome have effortlessly fused together a seemingly clashing collage of musical styles with intelligently poetic lyrics wrapped in a pro-active, political mentality.
shallow pools Rise Above Water In New Single “Sinking”
In contrast to the track’s title, Boston-based alt pop/rock trio shallow pools stay high above water with their new single “Sinking,” out TODAY. The follow up to their debut single “It’s A You Thing.”, which was released earlier this summer, “Sinking” focus on the daily struggles that come with general anxiety. Their sound continues to expand on influences of both pop rock and alternative, while maintaining meaningful (and painstakingly relatable) lyrics. shallow pools has kept busy as of lately – the trio has played a slew of shows with national touring acts, such as Smartpunk Records’ RIVALS, around the state of Massachusetts, premiering their upcoming Fall EP tracks to new audiences. “Sinking” kicks off with a pulsing guitar riff, demonstrating the band’s clear alternative inspirations, but quickly mellows out throughout the verses, eerily replicating the emotional rollercoaster experienced in anxiety. It’s clear that shallow pools knows what they’re advocating, but especially seeing as the band strives to promote inclusivity in their art, the trio are undeniably authentic in their lyricism and instrumentation. Recorded at Reclaim Studios, the trio hopes to continue promoting their brand of inclusion through their 5-track EP later this fall. About the release of “Sinking”, the band states:
“”Sinking” is about the struggles of dealing with anxiety and the challenges it brings on a daily basis. The song explores the fear of opening up to others and asking for help.”
Yungeen Ace Revisits a Recent Tragedy in the Poignant “Pain” Video
Rhyming about his trials and tribulations with a compelling melodic drawl, Jacksonville’s Yungeen Ace is a rapidly rising star on the Southern rap scene. Revisiting a recent life-changing tragedy, Yungeen Ace bares his soul in “Pain,” his latest video. Beginning with news coverage of a recent shooting that killed three of Ace’s friends and left him gravely wounded (“I lost my best friend, my mud brother, and my blood brother,” says the rapper in the video’s intro), Ace ruminates in his apartment, where he is currently under house arrest, revealing his wounds on his left arm and his wrist. In the song, Ace describes the immense hurt he feels and dares the listener to empathize with his turmoil–three of his closest friends are dead and he has to be the one to tell their mothers.
In a continuation of dropping some of the most stacked releases in underground House music, in 2018, Atlanta-based label Psycho Disco! records has recruited everyone from marquee acts like DJ Craze and LA Riots, to burgeoning up and comers like Ocean Roulette and MkJay for the label. Today, the imprint founded by veteran DJ / producer Treasure Fingers, is unveiling one of their biggest releases this year with a new EP titled ‘Up Down Left Right’ from Sage Armstrong and Astronomar.
Isak Danielson who has a lovely new track with a killer chorus entitled ‘Always’
Only 20 years old and already pushing 11 million Spotify plays, he has the same mature tone of a George Ezra / Lukas Graham (Once I Was 7 Years Old) and writes a great pop song and ballad. A real talent with Bjorn Borg good looks and a Swedish super cool temperament to boot.
Tom Odell Releases Brand New Single/Video “Half As Good As You”
Today, Tom Odell releases the video for his brand new single “Half as Good as You,” featuring the vocals of rising star Alice Merton. “Half As Good As You” is featured on Odell’s forthcoming third studio album Jubilee Road, set for release October 26 via RCA Records.
Three-time GRAMMY®Award-winningmulti-platinum band Maroon 5 have announced new details of their Red Pill Blues World tour. International run with opener Sigrid on sleet dates is produced by Live Nation and will kick off on February 19thin Brisbane, Australia and wrap on June 11th in Paris, France.
US indie-punks The Nectars return to UK & unleash ‘Holy’ video
Following the release of their debut album Sci-Fi Television, New Jersey’s hottest rising indie-punks The Nectars have shared the video for the opening track ‘Holy’.
In less than one and a half minutes of frantic guitars and energetic beats, the video sees lead vocalist Jessica Kenny in a chaotic truck ride, surrounded by personifications of lust, addiction and capitalism who ultimately suck her in and bring her to the dark side. It’s short n’ sharp but sweet.
UK hard rockers BIGFOOT Release ‘Uninvited’ Lyric Video
UK hard rock band, BIGFOOT, have released a new lyric video for ‘Uninvited’, it’s the finale video/single from their 2017 released debut album. BIGFOOT will be heading out on tour in a few weeks through the UK and Europe and hope to see you all at a show very soon!
BIGFOOT are one of the new crop of great bands coming out of the Uk & one to watch, with great live performances & sellout shows in the UK. The band are growing in popularity both in the UK & Europe.
As Sensory Records prepares for the release of The Persistence, the new LP from Italian prog outfit KINGCROW, the bandhas issued the album’s first video single. The video for the song “Father” has been premiered through an exclusive at PROG Magazine as the band prepares to begin their European tour supporting Pain Of Salvation this week.
Swapping the clubs for the sun-kissed Caribbean beaches, Hollie Cook puts her lovers rock spin on the UK garage classic “Sweet Like Chocolate” by Shanks & Bigfoot, ahead of her forthcoming UK tour.
TILIAN (PEARSON) SHARES NEW VIDEO FOR “HOLD ON”
This month, Dance Gavin Dance frontman, Tilian (Pearson), released two brand new singles, “Cocky” and “Hold On.” Today, Tilian is pleased to unveil the accompanying music video to “Hold On,” which explores two different father-son dynamics within a family. Watch it HERE.
E-40 Recruits Vince Staples and G Perico for the Rowdy “Ain’t Talking Bout Nothin” Video
Cruising into his fourth decade of rap stardom, Vallejo’s E-40 only gets better with age. Strutting his stuff above a filthy hyphy instrumental, E-40 comes down hard on bullshitters in “Ain’t Talking Bout Nothin’,” his latest single. Recruiting two Los Angeles rappers for a quick drive up The 5 to Oakland, 40 spars with Vince Staples and G Perico on the single, creating a fascinating contrast of styles: 40 uses his unlimited vocabulary and unique flow to create a nursery rhyme of sorts, while Perico aggressively reps for South Central and Vince mocks mumble rappers with his nimble flow. In the video, the three emcees wild out in a dark room, lit only by neon and the fire in their eyes.
Alkaline Trio Share “Demon and Division” + New Album Out Friday
Alkaline Trio have shared another track “Demon and Division” from their forthcoming album Is This Thing Cursed? out this Friday on Epitaph.
Is This Thing Cursed? hearkens to the creative process of the early days, when the band rehearsed in a tiny apartment on the edge of Chicago’s Humboldt Park in the band’s hometown, at the intersection of Damen Avenue and Division Street, near D&D Liquor. The appropriately titled “Demon and Division” recalls the vibe of the song “San Francisco,” one of the beloved tracks from their very first album, Goddamnit.
OneRepublic Release Music Video For “Connection” Today
“Connection” is the new single from multiplatinum, Grammy-nominated band OneRepublic. The video for “Connection” was shot at The Oculus in New York City and was directed by Joel Pront with choreography by Matthew Peacock. The song had its premiere on Beats 1 World Record with Zane Lowe on Apple Music and is available now at all digital retailers. “Connection” is also featured in Jeep’s annual Summer of Jeep Campaign.
The Man Who Loves To Hurt Himself, the powerful documentary about TODAY IS THE DAY’s Steve Austin, sees its official release through global entertainment distribution operation Gravitas Ventures on all digital platforms as well as DVD and Blu-ray TODAY, August 28th. In conjunction with its release, a new clip from the film has been issued through an exclusive premiere at Revolver Magazine.
Since its initial release, “Soy Bonita” has seen a wave of praise as French Horn Rebellion continues their tour of Mexico with Indie Shuffle saying simply, “There. Is. So. Much. Energy. In. This. Track.”
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