Austin’s Clark Twain Presents Easy Single ‘Try to Hard’
“I think of songs as little spaces. they are created to be visited: like a room in your house, a nook in your hometown, a store on your favorite street. you know where it is, have an experience with it, and can go back to it to wander around as often as you’d like. I hope these little spaces I’m creating provide some refuge, a place to dance, and maybe even a place to bring a friend and eat tacos,” says Clark Twain.
Royal Canoe return with sultry, Psych-pop jam ‘RAYZ’
Following on from the critical success of their 2016 sophomore full-length ‘Something Got Lost Between Here And The Orbit’, Canadian indie-pop outfit Royal Canoe return with the wonderfully psychedelic lead single ‘RAYZ’, lifted from their forthcoming third album, ‘Waver’.
Much like their material to date, ‘RAYZ’ aims to blend a whole universe of influences into one insatiable single. Taking influences from the swooning RnB sound and merging it with a psych-pop aesthetic, the new track emerges as a Glass Animals-meets-Animal Collective style jam that oozes summertime vibes.
PAUL McCARTNEY TO PERFORM LIVE ON YOUTUBE SEPTEMBER 7
As part of a YouTube Original special, Paul McCartney will perform a concert live on Paul’s YouTube channel to celebrate the release of his highly anticipated new album Egypt Station. Paul will perform songs from the new album alongside classics from his Beatles, Wings and solo catalogues.
Mitchell Tenpenny’s “Drunk Me” Blitzes Top 20
Riser House/Columbia Nashville’s Mitchell Tenpenny first noticed his boozy “Drunk Me” felt different than the other songs he’d released independently while on the road earlier this year with Maren Morris. However, it wasn’t until this week when the single breached Top 20 at Country radio that it really clicked for the Nashville native who grew up playing in the hallways of some of the most esteemed Music Row houses under the watchful eye of his grandmother, industry veteran and first female CEO of Sony/ATV, Donna Hilley.
“Growing up around the business of the music industry, I remember thinking some days really inspire creativity and others can just take it right out of you. I think that’s why I write the way I do as the business is like songwriting: there’s beauty and pain, it just depends on your perspective,” reflects Tenpenny. “‘Drunk Me’ is an aberration, yet we’ve all been there. We’ve had fans tell us after performing it on the road that it’s helped them – and not just kept them from drunk dialing, but it’s helped them grieve and connect in a way we never expected the song to do, so in that way, this being our first Top 20 is really special as it’s taken on different meanings with so many people.”
Surf-Pop Trio Bikini Trill Release Colorful Psychedelic “Need Me” Music Video
Southern California surf pop trio Bikini Trill have released their latest music video for “Need Me,” featuring footage of their very first live performance in San Francisco. The clip, directed by Arthur Reyna, captures the energy of Bikini Trill showcasing their colorful persona and eclectic style. The video debuted exclusively with Substream Magazine and can be viewed on Bikini Trill’s official YouTube channel. “Need Me” is the first single off of their debut EP, ‘Wassup, We Good?’ which was released earlier this year to rave reviews.
Stevens harkens back to the early 1990s, when The Velvet Underground resurged as an inspiration to a new set of bands wielding synthesizers, off-set guitars, and a political bent. The Peel Dream experience is defined by a gentle, fuzzy psychedelia —it’s a hypnotic bit of mod-ish lo-fi pop, recalling the best of early Stereolab, Lilys, and other shaggy haired kids with vintage fuzz pedals, slim trousers, and good record collections. Stevens conjures a distinctly 90s vision of the 60s. Not the actual 60s, mind you, but perhaps a 60s daydreamed about from the creature comforts of a suburban living room. An abstraction. Shag carpet turned to bowl cut. Jean jackets — disaffected but wholesome youth. It’s not irony, exactly. It’s the love that comes from loving. And a bit of whimsy. It’s the 90s, again. Post-post.
Akapellah & Fat Joe “Lost Gordos” ft. DJ Khaled
New York rapper Fat Joe is delivering the much-needed visual to his “Los Gordos” anthem. Everyone’s favorite Terror Squad boss teamed up with streaming giant TIDAL for the exclusive premiere.
In the three-minute clip, Joey turns as Akapella, DJ Khaled and Asahd play the background in a summertime paradise.
Prolific alternative rock artist Arthur Nasson shares the visuals for “You’ll Never Change” alongside his LP Whack Mythology, out now. All Things Go premiered the video writing, “The Massachusetts artist took his own talents to task on this one, opting into full studio coverage and multi-instrumentalist fervor that inspires those who can’t wait for the rest to show up. Arthur’s behind the wheel and we’re in good hands.”
The track comes off their debut album I Dreamt You In Technicolor slated for release on September 28th. The duo, comprised of producer / trombonist Jeremy Phipps and composer / singer Claire Givens, met in 2016 and began working together after realizing their shared affinity for pop production, tradition, and unique experiences of the south. Jeremy grew up learning to play trombone in NOLA marching bands and traditional jazz groups and has been able to translate his experiences and skills on tour with Solange, Rubblebucket, and AlunaGeorge.