Rising Australian producer KITO’s HAANI EP out now
Kito’s most recent single “Strawberries” featuring Trinidad James, Elley Duhe and Kodie Shane was released to critical praise: Complex proclaims, “Kito has returned with a bright new single…that should add some warmth to your playlists before fall arrives,” while Ones To Watch furthers, “Underneath transfixing, wobbling production, each and every vocalist finds their own place to shine.”
Faintlife Premieres “The Skin” via New Noise Magazine
In a desert shadow of cityscapes and Midwest dreams, three caged children found themselves in a mathematical wave of wet tar. The collision of volcano steam and needles dragging across blank stitching allowed for a moment of transcending, simple communication systems. Faintlife’s music fuses together like a spinning top floating between obstacles; gently bouncing between dilated ears and elates the inquisitive soul.
“The music on Look was not created with the intention of ever being heard,” Mills explains. “In the spring of 2017 I discovered a small collection of vintage guitar synthesizers that Roland made at the end of the 1970’s. These machines were totally unfamiliar to me but immediately intuitive and inspiring. Since they rarely produce the same results twice, my process of learning how to play these instruments was through recording them…Look is a document of that experience; improvisational and exploratory music elaborated upon with the help of musicians Natalie Mering, Rob Moose, Joseph Lorge, Sam Gendel, Matt Chamberlain, and Kane Ritchotte.”
Belle Mare’s ‘Liars’ EP Out Today (stream)
Brooklyn duo Belle Mare has released their new EP, Liars. A follow-up to 2016’s debut LP Heaven Forget, it features five tracks of shimmering, mid-tempo dream-pop from longtime collaborators Thomas Servidone and Amelia Bushell.
Today, Poppy releases her latest track, “Hard Feelings” off her upcoming sophomore album, Am I A Girl? due out October 31st via I’m Poppy Records/Mad Decent. Continuing to build the hype for the forthcoming album, “Hard Feelings” features Poppy’s signature airy voice building over an infectious beat.
LIL WAYNE RELEASES “UPROAR” MUSIC VIDEO
TRAVIS SCOTT SHARES VIDEO FOR “SICKO MODE” FEATURING DRAKE
THE FRONT BOTTOMS SHARE NEW SONG “END OF SUMMER (NOW I KNOW)”
The Front Bottoms have shared “End of summer (now I know),” a brand new track which was produced by The Front Bottoms and friends in a basement in New Jersey. “End of summer (now I know)” is streaming now at all DSPs and on The Front Bottoms’ YouTube channel.
Yes You Are releases new single ‘Blacklight’ + music video
Have you ever been so terrified of something that it literally haunted you for over a decade? Have you ever decided enough is enough, and believed in yourself so much that you changed the course? Yes You Are’s Kianna Alarid has. And that terrifying experience was the muse for the new single, “Blacklight”.
Novo Amor releases debut album ‘Birthplace’, US tour begins Nov 12
Written and recorded in the home studio of Ali Lacey (the Welsh multi-instrumentalist/singer/producer behind the moniker of Novo Amor), Birthplace is a collection of beautiful melancholic songs which effortlessly transport the listener to another realm.
NOTHING BUT THIEVES RELEASE NEW EP “WHAT DID YOU THINK WHEN YOU MADE ME THIS WAY?”
Nothing But Thieves’ guitarist Joe Langridge-Brown says about the EP: ““These songs were largely both written and recorded in a month between playing festivals and our Australian/Thai tour which meant we were forced to make decisions quickly. The energy in that is great. Sometimes recording a song can feel like redoing a demo, like an imitation of yourself. Writing and recording so quickly kept the whole process creative, it’s an exciting way to work.”
Singer-Songwriter Mitch Bradford Releases Debut Full-Length Album “Love Is Kind”
“The record is called Love Is Kind but could’ve been called gradations of love. Each song explores love from a different angle: good, bad, hard, easy, fun. It’s hopeful. But it no longer belongs to me. It’s yours. And I hope you’re able to connect with it in some way. And it brings some joy to your life,” says Mitch Bradford.
In speaking about the EP, Au/Ra says: “I’m so excited to have a collective piece of work out. It’s filled with songs that are all little stories with their own worlds and themes – from ‘Emoji,’ which talks about the difficulties of online communication, to ‘Ultraviolet,’ which describes a James Bond-like toxic relationship. I constantly get inspired by so many things in life, not even from my experiences, but from books, manga, TV shows, and movies. There are glimpses of those elements and emotions in each track. I hope everyone finds their own characters to play within the plot lines.”
Speaking about the album Tom says: “I wrote this album in a house on a quiet terraced street in East London. The lyrics are inspired by the lives of the friends I made whilst living there. I recorded most the songs in the living room of the house and if I listen back closely, I can still hear the sound of the old man’s television shows coming through the walls from next door, the kids from the house opposite playing football in the street below and the sound of my girlfriend’s footsteps on the wooden floorboards above. I don’t live there anymore, my life has changed somewhat, but I will always remember the time fondly and I hope you enjoy listening to the album as much as I did making it”.
Underground Johannesburg rapper Yugen Blakrok caught mainstream attention when she was featured alongside Vince Staples and Kendrick Lamar on the Black Panther soundtrack; now she’s back with “Carbon Form” the first single from her upcoming album Anima Mysterium.
My Brightest Diamond is excited to announce the November 23rd release of her new full-length studio album – A Million And One – via Rhyme & Reason Records. My Brightest Diamond’s Shara Nova produced the new LP along with Grammy-nominated producer Anthony “The Twilite Tone” Khan (Gorillaz, Kanye West, Common) and the 10-song set was mixed by Grammy-award winning engineer Andrew Scheps (Adele, Lana Del Rey). Nova really honed in on her song form, a purposeful move after previously pushing herself to break out of traditional song writing devices. She wrote more than fifty songs in the process ultimately narrowing this down to the ten that are A Million And One.