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Elephant Gym drop a new single and music video – “Gaze at Blue”
Taiwanese trio Elephant Gym’s new one-off “Gaze at Blue” carefully synthesizes elements of jazz, ambient, and post-rock into a groove-replete freeform introspection. The interplay of its nimble, explorative guitar and bass bounces between unison and syncopation, coated with subtly glitched sample-clicks and the cool ambience of a droning synth. “Gaze at Blue” teases in and out of hints toward its enthralling climax, a drawn-out crescendo with no precise resolution, as if to evoke the illusory and ambiguous endpoints of freedom.
Pop singer-songwriter AJ Mitchell has released his brand new song “Like Strangers Do” today via Epic Records. Co-written by Jesse Fink (Noah Cyrus, Christian French) and Evan Gartner (Chelsea Cutler), the smooth, stripped-down song puts AJ’s incredible voice on full display.
Vérité Releases New Track ‘Think of Me’ Today Ahead of Sophomore Album Release on October 25th
On the meaning behind the track, Vérité said, “In the moment, being cheated on is devastating. Six years later, I can look back on it with some humor and lightness. This song was another rare look back. I can remember being so vacant from that relationship and focused on my work and career, I literally didn’t notice the person next to me crumbling. But in hindsight it feels so light and funny to me and I wanted to translate this dark thing in a bubbly, cheeky way. I walked into the studio with the lyric, ‘I hope you fuck her with your eyes closed’ and ‘think of me’ was the only way that sentence could be finished. “
Lifelong friends and musicians Evan Fraser, David Satori, and Mark Reveley have found that their music is a collaborative celebration of the planet’s musical diversity, and a combination of composition, improvisation, and psychedelics. Dirtwire comments, “We have been using psilocybin mushrooms as a tool to open ourselves to other dimensions of sounds and creativity since the first recording Dirtwire ever made. We feel it’s time to tell this story and are very excited to see that there is a change going on in the collective consciousness in terms of how we relate to plant medicine.”
JESUS IS KING BEHIND THE SCENES TRAILER IS NOW LIVE
& JULIET ROARS ON WITH “…BABY ONE MORE TIME”
Atlantic Records is proud to release a second track off “& Juliet (Original London Cast Recording),” the official companion to the hugely anticipated new West End musical featuring the music of legendary pop songwriter Max Martin. Arriving today is a stunning rendition of “…Baby One More Time,” performed by Miriam-Teak Lee and streaming now.
So Long, Yesterday serves as a reflection on growing up in Los Angeles and the band’s exploration of the diverse and expansive west coast. It’s a solid introduction to the project, rippled with infectious hooks and heavy on retro-psychedelic aesthetics. Topically, the album ruminates on the end of long-term relationships and the lessons we learn in those situations – mixing thoughtful introspection with a healthy dose of optimism.
BEAM executive produced the ten track body of work alongside Cardo—known for producing songs like Drake’s “God’s Plan” and Travis Scott’s “Goosebumps” [feat. Kendrick Lamar]. Detonating and rebuilding the idea of genre, the Kingston, Jamaica-born and Miami-raised maverick distills razor sharp raps, reggae rhythms, and otherworldly experimentation into an arresting global hybrid, steeped in the island spirit and uplifted by daring ambition into a unique sound all his own. Mixing Dancehall with Hip-Hop, Trap and Pop, he effortlessly switches between Jamaican Patois and English, and rapping and singing, with his intoxicatingly robust and adaptable voice. The result is jarring-yet-melodic, a direct-yet-diverse cohesion of colors and textures.
The Band’s New 2019 Mix Of Legendary Song “The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down”
The Band’s influential, pioneering self-titled album will be celebrated on November 15 with a suite of newly remixed and expanded 50th Anniversary Edition packages via Capitol/UMe, including a Super Deluxe 2CD/Blu-ray/2LP/7-inch vinyl boxed set with a hardbound book; 2CD, digital, 180-gram 2LP black vinyl, and limited edition 180-gram 2LP “tiger’s eye” color vinyl packages. All the Anniversary Edition releases were overseen by The Band’s Robbie Robertson and feature a new stereo mix by Bob Clearmountain from the original multi-track masters, similar to the acclaimed 50th anniversary collections of last year’s Music From Big Pink releases. The 50th Anniversary Edition’s CD, digital, and box set configurations also include 13 outtakes, featuring six previously unreleased outtakes and alternate recordings from The Band sessions, as well as The Band’s legendary Woodstock performance, which has never been officially released.
Giddy anticipation charged the atmosphere at Hollywood’s Dolby Theater when Mexican songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist Raymix took home the award for Favorite Album – Regional Mexican and lit up the stage at this year’s ceremony. Joined by Mexican singer/songwriter Georgel and Colombian artist Esteman, Raymix launched into an electrifying performance of “El Noa Noa (remix)” his hit remake of Juan Gabriel’s classic anthem.
Shaaye – Track: Ambush!
Chilled Classics is the follow-up to the chart-topping 2016 and 2017 albums Classic House and Ibiza Classics, which saw the revered DJ, broadcaster and dance pioneer rework classic tunes with the orchestra, conducted and arranged by Jules Buckley. This third collection sees Tong and Buckley introduce a number of new tracks, fitting seamlessly in amongst the classics as if they too were unearthed from the vaults. “We’re trying to make timeless music,” says Tong, “and we think these fit in.” The first taste of the album is, fittingly, one of these original compositions – “Go Crazy” featuring legendary New Jersey house and garage producer Todd Edwards, a joyous ride channeling Daft Punk via Chic and Kool and the Gang.
Today, Hamilton, ON’s Basement Revolver release their new EP Wax and Digital via Sonic Unyon Records. In addition to the album, the indie rock act has shared a video for the second single, “Have I Been Deceived.”
Drenched with the band’s alt-indie sound and brimming with riffs, “Juan Belmonte” was recorded across sessions with Rich Costey (Muse, Interpol, Biffy Clyro) in London & Inflo (Karen O / Danger Mouse, Michael Kiwanuka, Little Simz) in LA. Named after the legendary Spanish bullfighter, the track was written in the band’s practise space & quickly became known as “the big one”, before becoming “Big Juan” and eventually, following a little research into famous Juans, “Juan Belmonte’ after one of the most iconic matadors that ever lived.
ALAE Launch Springtime Banger, Alongside Groundbreaking New Video
Recorded in Los Angeles with Gray after a transformative collaboration session at the APRA AMCOS Songhubs initiative in March, “Hit Me Where Hurts” wraps a tale of one-sided love in a a springtime slice of slick soulful pop. This is Alae as you’ve never heard them before, and just a taste of what’s to come. Songwriter and vocalist Alex Farrel-Davey states; “‘Hit Me Where It Hurts’ was the first song I’ve ever written in a group situation, and with people I don’t know. The process was massively unfamiliar, but it flowed so well. It’s really opened my mind to to a more collaborative songwriting process, which is something I would have been really closed off to previously. It was a real privilege to work with such a knowedgeable collective.”