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Chicago’s One-Woman Electro-Industrial Act I YA TOYAH Unleashes New Video: “Flashback (Rhys Fulber Remix)”

Chicago’s one-woman electro-industrial army, I YA TOYAH is very proud to announce the new video release for “Flashback (Rhys Fulber Remix).”

“FLASHBACK” was remixed by Rhys Fulber (Front Line Assembly, Delerium) and the music video was filmed by Lumbra Records. Original mix appears on I YA TOYAH’s full-length album CODE BLUE.


The band’s highly regarded live shows have elicited much praise. KEXP remarked how they “nail every three-part harmony and hard-stop ending with conviction,” while The Independent described their performance as “a blistering, steamrollering set from a well-drilled troupe with talent to burn.” Of a recent LA show, Consequence of Sound said, “they sounded better than they ever have. With often eight people onstage, four different lead vocalists, and a wide arrange of auxiliary instrumentation, the sound was impeccably mixed to highlight just the right Pornographer at just the right time. It was a performance that their history and music deserved. It was simply great.”

Joyero (Andy Stack of Wye Oak) announces debut album, shares “Dogs” music video

Andy Stack has rightfully earned a reputation as a generous collaborator and musical polymath, both as half of the beloved duo Wye Oak, and on the road and in the studio with Lambchop, Helado Negro, and EL VY. As a multi-instrumentalist and producer, he has an uncanny ability to construct the precise musical architecture to frame and support unique and compelling voices. With Release the Dogs, his debut solo record as Joyero, Andy puts his own voice front and center.

new Ajani Jones track / video

Check out the next single and video for “Lucid” from Ajani Jones forthcoming, debut LP Dragonfly. In it, Jones describes a nightmare, an everyday reality for many Chicago south siders, via classic horror movie tropes. Strung along by a boom bap-esque style production, Jones proves he’s one of the most skilled and thoughtful MCs coming out of Chicago currently. Check the video below. The debut LP is coming July 16th via Chicago tastemaker label Closed Sessions.

Ali Barter Shares New Track “Backseat”

Two years on from her blistering debut A Suitable Girl, Ali Barter has announced her triumphant return with Hello, I’m Doing My Best, a revealing collection of songs that track her most formative relationships: to her body, her instincts, sobriety and the old vices it counteracts, and the people she loves most.

Ali Barter shares the Origins of new single “Backseat”: Stream

Singer/Songwriter, Hayley Orrantia, Premieres Stunning New Music Video For Her Latest Single, “If I Don’t,” Exclusively On Billboard.com

Country music singer and songwriter, Hayley Orrantia, has released the striking music video for her latest single, “If I Don’t” from her recently released EP, The Way Out, today exclusively on Billboard.com.

New release: Bony Macaroni – Atlas Fugged (single)

Bony Macaroni are making self-loathing cool again. At least, they hope so. Because, after previous failed attempts at life in general, these dudes want to give a fuck again.

New single Atlas Fugged is the first new track after the release of their debut EP, and it is a highly contagious anthemlike emo/punk rock track with provocative lyrics:

“this song is about the fact that politics are inescapable. I would like for it to not be a thing at all, to not get in the way of relationships I have with some people, but it f*cking should. Over the years, I have realized I oughta get into nasty arguments with family and friends. my privileged @ss may never be a victim as a result of bad ideas, sh!tty policies, and insufferable politicians, but lots of people are. So yeah, punch your local nazi and enjoy this poppy political take by your dudes of Bony Macaroni. here’s to many more (most likely).”

ORM To Release New Album, Ir, Via Indisciplinarian In August; Artwork And Trailer Posted

Danish black metal ensemble ORM announces its second album, which has been given the title Ir, and is now set for release through Indisciplinarian on August 30th. With the announcement, an album trailer including artwork and the first album sounds has been released. ORM has also announced several Danish shows, among those a release show in Copenhagen.

Indie-pop outfit Janice Prix tackle terror and tragedy with impassioned ‘Glitch’

Janice Prix expand their sound further on ‘Glitch’ – an impassioned elegy for victims of violence from the perspective of a brutal murderer. Inspired by the 2015 school massacre in their hometown of Trollhättan, the new single reaches stratospheric musical heights with poignant lyrical content to match.

FINNEAS Reveals Official Music Video For “I Lost A Friend”

To date, the song has racked up more than 5 million streams globally on Spotify. Filled with poignant lyrics, “I Lost A Friend” perfectly showcases FINNEAS’ knack for effortless, heartfelt storytelling, paired his simplistic and rousing signature production.

FINNEAS releases heartfelt new single “I Lost a Friend”: Stream

THE PIANO GUYS Debut Music Video For “Avatar (The Theme)” Out Now

Of the new track and video, THE PIANO GUYS say, “Working with Disney inside the imagination that thrives in Disney World was a dream come true for us. We felt immersed in magic. And to simultaneously pay tribute to the master musician James Horner was also a humbling opportunity. Inspired by Disney’s innately limitless creativity, we included some creative elements of our own that we’ve never before attempted, including the first ever ‘bioluminescent’ cello and piano keyboard! We felt we were experiencing ‘Avatar in real life’ as we performed Mr. Horner’s theme in front of the majestic floating mountains and bathed in the light of Pandora’s bioluminescence. It was an experience unlike any other and we hope people who watch and listen feel the same spirit of boundless imagination we felt as played.”