Garth Adam New Single ‘Seawall’
In a consumerist, media-obsessed culture it can take a brave artist to seize those elements, make use of them, and turn them in on themselves. In exciting news for both old fans and new, artist Agent X recently announced the early release of a piece from his forthcoming 2018 Fall Collection, incorporating abstract art and music icons. Since this year has been such a pivotal one for women in so many regards, Agent X is giving us an early look at one of his most revered female subjects, Aaliyah. The entire Collection of 17 pieces will debut in September both on his website and in art galleries worldwide. Other subjects within the collection Missy Elliot, Cam’Ron, Madonna, TLC and Salt-N-Pepa.
AVOID Release Debut LP, ‘Alone’; Stream Video For “Shapes” Out Now
Seattle-based heavy rock outfit, AVOID, is excited to release their debut label LP, Alone, today. Talking about the band’s excitement and the album’s release, vocalist Benny Scholl states, “It’s finally here, we’re so excited to debut ‘Alone’ as a whole. We already can’t thank everyone enough who has been jamming the singles and pre ordered the album, and please please if you can go pick it up during this first week. There’s a song on here for everybody, and we’re really proud of the work that went into this. We hope you enjoy!”
Even More will boast singles such as “Honest,” a record that climbed to #5 on the Billboard Adult R&B Charts. A remixed version of “Why I Love You,” – the original release currently acts as a global nod to love with over 55 million views, has evoked tears from superstars such as Halle Berry and Sam Smith and is proclaimed by Stevie Wonder as “wedding song of the year” since its release.
One of Atlanta’s freshest, fiercest, and fieriest voices, Kodie Shane is a 19-year-old hip-hop maverick that has quickly become a unanimous fan and critical favorite. Poised to be one of 2018’s biggest break-out stars, the First Lady of Lil Yachty’s sailing team offers a fresh take on Hip Hop, with tightly-wound rhymes, clever lyrics and ear-worm melodies over buoyant, genre-blurring beats that have become her calling card.
Becky Warren shares “The Drake Motel” video via American Songwriter
Country rocker Becky Warren is set to release her second solo album, Undesirable, on October 19, 2018. With the 11-track set, Warren relays the essence of the human experience and shines a spotlight on the relatable, common ties that bind us together regardless of our demographic. It’s a record about humanity, as Warren distills the stories of a group of entrepreneurs trying to work their way out of poverty in her homebase of Nashville, Tennessee. The video for her new single, “The Drake Motel,” is premiering today at American Songwriter and tells the story of one such entrepreneur, Shawn Lesley. Lesley is one of many Americans sometimes referred to as ‘motel homeless’ — meaning they make enough money to afford basic housing but are unable to meet other requirements needed to obtain an apartment.
Today the duo shares the new single “The Resort Beyond The Last Resort” via their own Metropolitan Indian label with a premiere at Self-Titled Magazine. The song features the always amazing Mary Lattimore on harp. The single is backed with remixes by Acemo, Uniform and MLML.
Brant Bjork (ex-Kyuss) Debuts New Song “Charlie Gin”
Legendary California-based singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and founding member of Kyuss, Brant Bjork, will release his new album, Mankind Woman, on September 14 via Heavy Psych Sounds Records. The LP, Bjork’s thirteenth solo effort, was engineered by Yosef Sanborn and tracked at Twentynine Palms, CA’s Zainaland, a creative Villa owned by Brant’s wife, Zaina. With Mankind Woman, Brant Bjork once again delivers a record that reminds the listener that it is often the ingredients of jazz, blues, and funk that makes rock music feel so good.
Steve Aoki Debuts Music Video for “Lie to Me” and New Remixes from Nicky Romero, Curbi and Maurice West
Today, 2x Grammy-nominated DJ and Producer Steve Aoki, releases the visual and four new remixes of the club ready smash “Lie to Me” featuring Norwegian singer Ina Wroldsen (most notably on Calvin Harris’ “How Deep is Your Love”) via Ultra Music. The first remix package released last Friday as seen on Billboard here, one of which was done by Aoki himself.
Today, surging dancehall/hip hop powerhouse HoodCelebrityy releases her new EP Inna Real Life via Epic Records/KSR Group. The 5-track offering showcases the Jamaican born/Bronx-based breakout star’s surefire delivery and melodic Reggae flow. The EP includes a Fabolous and Trey Songz-assisted remix of her hit “Walking Trophy” and title track “Inna Real Life,” which melds her roots and ferocity with a trademark, culture-moving authenticity.
Jooheon, Rapper Of K-Pop Sensations Monsta X, Releases Mixtape & “Red Carpet” Music Video
Jooheon comments “I try to express the life that I’m living these days and thirst and passion about rapping”. He emphasized that he wants to express, and show the world, everything about himself as a person, rapper, and member of Monsta X.
New Mexican Releases Lead Single “Two Hearted”
Denver-based folk-rock songster Matt Hoffman, who performs under the name New Mexican, today releases the lead single, “Two Hearted” from his upcoming debut album
Take It On Our Shoulders, out September 28th, 2018. Available now on Spotify, New Mexican describes the inspiration behind the song: “People are capable of being more than one thing at once; there’s a lot we don’t understand about ourselves, our world, and others. ‘Two Hearted’ is about trying to imagine everyone doing the best they can in their circumstances.”
TRASH DEITY Release Free Download of Title Track Ahead of Upcoming ‘Cross & Divide’ LP
Industrial Rock project TRASH DEITY, the duo of Groovie Mann (My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult) and John D. Norten (Blue Eyed Christ), release the title track for their highly anticipated debut album, Cross & Divide. “Cross & Divide” is a heavy, modern Industrial march of chaos about the divisive times we live in, compete with a driving beat, big riffs, and the distinctive vocal stylings of Groovie Mann.
Schaus Premieres Video for Unread via Austin Town Hall
“All characters and events depicted in this music video are entirely fictitious. Any similarity to actual events or persons, living or dead, is purely coincidental. Though lets be honest, no story is told without some basis in reality. Did I try to save that bird? Yes! Was I watching soap operas with my mom growing up? Of course! Was I almost stabbed in the Champ de Mars? Oui! Is asking questions and responding to yourself a cheap ploy for driving a narrative? Maybe. Did i recreate my memories and spaces I’ve been through collaged google image searches? Don’t tell anyone!
Known mostly for the moody melancholic swathed in mist and glittering strokes from his musical palette, legendary producer / artist JOHN FRYER of BLACK NEEDLE NOISE is now dipping his toes into a futuristic sci-fi pop sound with his new song “Upside Down,” featuring LA based singre Beca. Listen to “Upside Down” here.
MABEL RELEASES NEW SINGLE “ONE SHOT”
‘One Shot’ is that classic, contemporary call for girl-power from Mabel, blending her now-instantly-identifiable soulful vocals with a warm palette of global sounds. A sun-kissed live favourite over the festival season (and a track which Mabel’s expansive, impassioned young audience has long-since demanded the release of), ‘One Shot’ is – says Mabel – “so important! After ‘Finders Keepers’ and ‘Fine Line’ I wanted to make another up-tempo, playful track that people could dance to. ‘One Shot’ is about playing hard to get and knowing what you want. I do believe that when it comes to relationships that you have to set the bar high and know your worth so that you never settle, and that’s what ‘One Shot’ is about.”
Alice Smith Releases Powerful Rendition of “House Of The Rising Sun”
Today, Grammy Nominated, 4-octave range chanteuse, Alice Smith releases an arresting and breathtakingly powerful version of the American standard classic “House of the Rising Sun.”
MC ELVIS UNLEASHES NEW SINGLE “VAMOS FICAR VELHINOS”
Born in Brazil, the baile funk movement has swept around the world this year, captivating more and more fans with its sultry, undulating beats and exotic vibes. One of the voices leading the charge is MC Elvis, a young and revolutionary talent who has brought us dancefloor favorites like “Ta Rocheda,” “Seu Ze,” and “Confesso.” Now, the groundbreaking artist unleashes a new single, “Vamos Ficar Velhinos,” which translates literally to “we’re going to end up getting old.” Contrary to its name, the track is an optimistic celebration of youth and vitality. Watch the video now and fall in love with this fresh new single.
Con Brio, the San Francisco funk-soul septet known for their acrobatic, adrenaline-fueled live shows in clubs and festivals all over the world, have released their first music video, for the single “Too Lit 2 Quit,” off their new full-length, Explorer.
Dev Ray premieres new track “Palaces”, part of Dangerbird’s MICRODOSE Series
Dev Ray is the solo project from California native Devin Ratliff, former member of dream-punk bands So Many Wizards and Tomemitsu. Exploring the intersection of understated 90s Chicago indie, lo-fi, and the wide-screen melancholy of Thatcher-era alternative pop, Dev Ray’s debut 2017 single was a moody, synth-drenched take on The Pointer Sisters’ 1982 soul classic, “I’m So Excited”.
Garth Adam New Single ‘Seawall’