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Lulu James unveils video for ‘Zim Zimmer’

Lulu James has dropped the official video for new single ‘Zim Zimmer’, out now following premiere with Complex earlier today.

The back-to-your-roots style video see Lulu reconnecting with her cultural heritage by revisiting the Arusha tribe she grew up in. The visuals are a perfect match for the track itself, which is a collaboration between DJ MAX, Rudimental’s Amir Amor, local musicians and the Masai warriors of Lucas camp in her hometown. ‘Zim Zimmer’ is a product of Lulu going back to Africa to reconnect with her family, her roots and the music – returning with a fresh new sound that bridges the two worlds.


Directed by frequent collaborator Trey Fanjoy, the mud-slinging clip was filmed outside Nashville and features Lambert behind the wheel in an off-roading adventure, and a subsequent trip to the car wash to clean up.

Yoshiki Donates To Earth Alliance Amazon Forest Fund; $100,000 To Prevent Destruction Of the Amazon Rainforest

YOSHIKI–internationally renowned, composer, classically-trained pianist, rock drummer and leader of the rock group X JAPAN–has announced his support for Earth Alliance and its Amazon Forest Fund.

YOSHIKI has donated $100,000.00 to Earth Alliance and its Amazon Forest Fund in support of local efforts on the ground that are working to support the indigenous and local communities that are protecting the land and biodiversity. After hearing about the increasing fires throughout the Amazon region, YOSHIKI discovered the newly launched Earth Alliance and reached out to make the donation through his 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization Yoshiki Foundation America.

Sweden’s Per Störby Jutbring shares self-directed animated/mixed-media video for “The Thief Bunny Society”

“In this stressful place of today, I think we all need to affirm naiveté and escapism, to practice imagination; to inspire them pictures to be made, to float away with the undertow, among the dugongs. So, switch the phone off. Join the Thief Bunnies. I’ve made you a soundtrack.”

Peach Pyramid (produced by The New Pornographers) and Skope Mag?

The first single from their new EP, Bright Blue, it is co-produced and featuring keyboards from Kathryn Calder of The New Pornographers. It’s a super catchy, hazy slice of dream-pop, totally perfect for this warm summer’s day.


Internationally-acclaimed, GRAMMY-nominated duo Galantis have dropped a collection of remixes for their collaborative single with Yellow Claw, “We Can Get High.” The package, available now via Big Beat Records, features reimagined mixes by Snavs, RetroVision & more.

SKULLSHITTER: New York City Deathgrind Unit To Release Split LP With Bleeding Out Via Nerve Altar Records; New Track Streaming + Preorders Available

New York City-based deathgrind unit SKULLSHITTER will release a split LP with Toronto’s Bleeding Out next month.

Expertly recorded in their practice space by Nolan Voss (Anicon, Pyrolatrous) and mastered by Greg Wilkinson (Brainoil, Deathgrave) at Earhammer Studios, the band distills their grinding malevolence delving deeper into psychotropic hellscapes and hallucinogenic body horrors.

Mimika – A “Civil War” With No Clean Lines

“I first fell in love with writing as a child, penning countless scripts, poems and stories. Right before entering my teenage years, I began transitioning into songwriting. Having recently turned 20, I’m so excited to start a succession of new music that all leads up to the release of my debut EP early next year!”

Song Premiere : “Civil War” – Mimika

Rising Appalachia Releases Official Video for “Cuckoo” via Billboard

America’s adored World-Folk music group, Rising Appalachia, have already had a career-defining year and it’s not yet September. Sisters Leah Song and Chloe Smith have led the band to new heights in 2019; releasing their much-anticipated LP Leylines which was met with high praise from fans and critics alike. Today, the band released the official video for the song “Cuckoo” via Billboard Magazine, who called the song a “perception changer” that “channels their southern roots.” Later next month, the band will showcase at AMERICANAFEST in Nashville, TN before kicking off a two month Leylines release tour in Telluride, CO on Sept. 2o.


The video encompasses nostalgic summer vibes, following the singer around her hometown of New York with appearances from Dave East. The video also features an appearance from fashion legend Dapper Dan. The video premiered today on HYPEBEAST with the outlet calling her “a one-of-a-kind talent who showcases her electric signing prowess and top of the line songwriting ability on her new record.” The video also premiered on broadcast today on BET Jams and BET Soul.

ICYMI: KOBRA AND THE LOTUS Begin US Tour With Sebastian Bach

Calgary-based hard rock quintet KOBRA AND THE LOTUS are back on the road in the states! The band will release their new studio album, Evolution, on September 20th via Napalm Records. In support of the upcoming release, Kobra And The Lotus have kicked off a two month tour supporting legendary Skid Row frontman Sebastian Bach. The trek begins today (Aug. 29) in Nashville, TN and concludes on November 1st in Ft. Myers, FL.

PISSED REGARDLESS: San Diego Metallic Hardcore Act To Release Imperial Cult LP Through Creator-Destructor In October

Having released a demo and two vicious 7″ EPs since their formation in 2013, Imperial Cult marks the first full-length offering from PISSED REGARDLESS. Featuring ten tracks of unrelenting thrash-fueled hardcore, the band has expanded upon their darker influences to create an album that feels thematically cohesive and unapologetically heavy, and primed for fans of Ringworm, Integrity, No Warning, Darkest Hour, and labelmates Light This City.


America’s bad ass sweetheart Chanel West Coast reveals the smoke and mirrors of social media with her emotionally charged, melodic single, “Anchors.” Shot in Lake Pleasant, AZ, the video is a creative mirage that follows Chanel through a desert terrain into a watery plunge. Co-directed by Chanel West Coast and Gilbert Sosa, the video focuses on beauty, drive and the fictional reality of our lives.

THRIVE MUSIC PREVIEW: AMMO Set to release New House Single “I LIKE IT A LOT” ft Sir Bloke

Tomorrow (August 30), Pop producer savant–AMMO–delivers his highly-anticipated novelty house track, “I Like It Alot” on Thrive Music. From being one of the most in-demand producers in pop music, AMMO branches out into the global DJ scene with a debut song that has all the ingredients to become a breakout global hit.

New Music This Week – Lana Del Rey, Tool, Bon Iver, Common and More

New Releases for August 30, 2019 – Here are the AllMusic editors’ picks for the most noteworthy releases this week. Looking for more? Visit our New Releases page.