NAVVI’s Kristin Henry and Brad Boettger are driving through the expanse of Utah. The word “Ultra” had been simmering in the back of Boettger’s mind – prior, he thought nothing more than just liking the sound of the word, but seeing the sky turn several shades of blue and orange with solitary mountains brimming in the distance, it all began to coalesce. He throws out the idea of calling the new album ULTRA. Henry’s in the driver’s seat, watching the same sky change colors from her rearview mirror. Struck by the moment as well, she agrees without hesitation. When the band returned from tour, Boettger composed the instrumentals that would become the massive title track to ULTRA, their sophomore LP out Sept. 28 via Hush Hush Records.
The Blue Winter release debut single “Alive” – an artisanal slice of folk rock
“Alive” is an artisanal slice of folk-rock served on a bed of organic instruments with rich, soaring vocals that will make you forget that summer is quickly slipping away. The track’s sincere words come from a place of pining, that feeling of being in a relationship where things have gone stale and wishing you could go back to a time when things were better; when you felt “Alive.”
Grunge-punk trio Candy Ambulance dropped an intense music video for their song “Spray” today! The band brings their raw, energetic, and hook-ladden track to life, with a equally wild and unabashed visual cut. Fast-paced and delightfully quirky, “Spray” explores the fixation of mania and anxiety, in a frenzied and wild ride. The song comes as the title track off the band’s EP Spray, released earlier this year.
Vocalist Caitlin Barker shared, “Choosing “Spray” for the first video off our latest EP was a no-brainer. I was very agitated when I wrote the song. I started to see the narrative play out in my mind every time we rehearsed it; a sweaty drink glass, rubber dish gloves, smoking at the record player. It felt like a song I could see.” Never one to be shy, the band said their aim is to “make the viewer itch a little” – with a montage of scenarios throughout. Dying Scene premiered the video, describing it as a, “sexy, sweaty, smokey, stress-y, rubber dish-glove wearing, vinyl spinning ode to great 90’s grunge-punk” – so dive in!
Acclaimed Mississippi Bluesman Cedric Burnside Releases New Album BENTON COUNTY RELIC
Today, award-winning Mississippi bluesman Cedric Burnside releases his album Benton County Relic. Burnside is the grandson of legendary blues musician R.L. Burnside and still lives close to the Holly Springs, Mississippi home where he was raised by R.L. His first show with his grandfather (affectionally known as “Big Daddy”) was at ten years old at a juke joint. He now carries the torch of bringing Hill Country Blues to the modern day.
LENNON STELLA RELEASES FIRST SINGLE “BAD” FROM FORTHCOMING SOLO EP
Directed by Blythe Thomas (Chelsea Cutler, Grace VanderWaal), the ethereal visual follows Lennon as she reflects on a seemingly perfect relationship gone wrong.
Rising R&B artist Elias Boussnina releases his highly anticipated new single “Candy” today via Universal Music Denmark. With his incredibly charismatic, raspy voice and everyday poetic, effortless lyrics, his new single “Candy” is as in touch with his feelings as it is catchy.
no kap features guest appearances from such luminaries as Playboy Carti and Chief Cook It Up alongside the recently released tracks, “Raise The Roof (Feat. Ty Dolla $ign)” and “Want My M’s,” both available now for individual streaming or download. The latter track is joined by a K Motion Pictures directed companion visual which exclusively premiered on XXL this summer. A lyric video for “Top 5 (feat Playboi Carti), also included on the mixtape, has just been released today.
On October 12th, Southern California-based band The Brevet will release their alternative rock album titled LEGS. This week, The Brevet shared “Gateway Drug,” the third track to be released from the forthcoming record. Atwood Magazine debuted the track and said, “Gateway Drug” is the itch we won’t be able to stop scratching…Light, loving, and charmingly sincere, The Brevet’s new single solidifies this rock band as a group worth watching closely in the months to come…”
NYC pop singer Giselle is launching a 2-month fundraising campaign and ALZ Awareness Tour—beginning on September 29th and ending on November 29th—in light of ALZ Awareness Month approaching in November. Fifty percent of all profits earned from Giselle’s official merchandise, sold both online and at her live shows, will be donated to charity organization ALZ NJ. Giselle has been an advocate for Alzheimer’s Awareness, coordinating fundraising events, participating in national walks, and releasing an emotional music video for her track ‘Hazy Eyes’ which she wrote in dedication to her grandmother who was lost to the harrowing illness.
Of the deeply personal track, Carney notes, “The past few years have been quite a struggle for my family, my mum especially. She’s currently a full-time caregiver for my grandmother (her mother) who is sadly suffering severely with dementia, and has been for quite a while now. We call it the long goodbye as every day a little piece of her leaves us. It’s hard to witness a woman that was once so strong be as vulnerable as a child, but even throughout this struggle, kindness and love have never been absent.
JESS KENT RELEASES NEW SINGLE — “GIRL” — TODAY VIA ALL DIGITAL PARTNERS AND PREMIERES THE LYRIC VIDEO ON VEVO
Kent co-wrote “Girl” — a spirited commentary on the expectations society places on women — with Justin Tranter (Gwen Stefani, Selena Gomez, Years & Years) with whom she has been in the studio working on her debut album. The track was produced by CJ Baran (Panic! At the Disco, Carly Rae Jepsen) and Phil Phever (Calum Scott, Maroon 5).