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CYN Releases “What Are You Doing New Years Eve?”

CYN returns today with a festive cover of the Frank Loesser-penned 1947 holiday classic, “What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve?” Shot in Los Angeles at the YouTube Space, the video sees CYN serving up pure elegance and old fashioned glamour—decked out in a gorgeous floor-length emerald green dress and clutching a vintage mic while bathed in a spotlight’s warm glow, green velvet curtains serving as the backdrop.


The video, which was directed and written by Tommy and his long-time creative partner Anna Himma (who also creative directed and styled the clip), shows off another conceptually brilliant piece of film by the pair; filtering Tommy’s skewed take on the world through a soundtrack of left-of-centre, trap-pop. The track, which was produced by Umru (Charli XCX, Dorian Electra, A.G. Cook) and Tommy himself, moves forward from the ideas presented on last record ‘¥€$’ and looks ahead to new releases coming in 2020.

Tall Tall Trees (of Kishi Bashi) shares triumphant new single

Tall Tall Trees is the pseudonym of songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Mike Savino. Moving to New York in the early aughts with aspirations of being a bassist in the city’s vibrant jazz and experimental music scene, Savino soon switched his focus to banjo and writing songs, resulting in the eponymous 2009 debut, Tall Tall Trees. In the decade since, Savino has toured non-stop, pioneering a world of psychedelic electric banjo music, captivating audiences with his loop-based one man shows, as well as alongside frequent collaborator, Kishi Bashi.

THE NIGHT WATCH: Metal Injection Premieres New Costin Chioreanu-Animated Video

Canadian progressive instrumental quartet, THE NIGHT WATCH, featuring Musk Ox guitarist/Agalloch collaborator Nathanael Larochette and Musk Ox violinist Evan Runge, today unveils their visual accompaniment to “The Summit (Part I).” The hymn comes by way of the band’s latest full-length, An Embarrassment Of Riches, released last month.

THE NIGHT WATCH Beautifully Brings Classical & Metal Together On “The Summit (Part I)”

TOUR ALERT: Bedouin Soundclash Currently on U.S. Tour

Toronto rock duo Bedouin Soundclash just released their critically-acclaimed fifth studio album MASS via Easy Star Records/Mr. Bongo/Sony Canada. The duo is currently touring with Matisyahu with a handful of northeast dates to close out 2019.

Tour Dates:
Thu, Dec 26 — Ridgefield, CT @ Ridgefield Playhouse
Fri, Dec 27 — East Greenwich, RI @ Greenwich Odeum
Sat, Dec 28 — Londonderry, NH @ Tupelo Music Hall
Sun, Dec 29 — Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel

Higher Bros. Rapper KnowKnow Transforms Into the Jet-Setting “Mr. Bentley” in a New Video

A globe-trotting sensation with a Gold-record under his belt, KnowKnow of Higher Bros. loves life’s finer things. Opening his garage to unleash his fleet of pristine luxury vehicles, KnowKnow introduces “Mr. Bentley” in a brand new music video. Based on a sped-up sample of Beethoven’s “Für Elise,” “Mr. Bentley” establishes KnowKnow as the epitome of sophistication, turning the world of high society on its head with his brazen flexing. In the video, the second from KnowKnow’s debut solo album Mr. Enjoy Da Money, a suit-clad KnowKnow tours Los Angeles in his Bentley, where he finds himself in a street race with a Lamborghini.”Mr. Bentley” follows the video for “R&B All Night,” an ultra-smooth slice of ’80s-style R&B.

Rising Star, Lloren Releases Stunning Video for Hard Hitting New Single ‘Warriors’

Having reached the final of The Voice UK, Lloren has since reinvented herself in a darker more edgy style and has been growing as an artist with every release.

As a long-time advocate for women empowerment and LGBTQ+ rights, it should come as no surprise that Lloren’s forthcoming single has a video which goes straight for the jugular. Having suffered verbal and physical abuse herself by men within the music industry, Warriors is a no holds barred message to those who are using positions of power to discriminate against women that enough is enough.

PORNOHELMUT: Texas-Based Extreme/Experimental Act To Release Bang Lord Album Through Atypeek Music

PORNOHELMUT is the work of one Neil Barrett, formerly of BLK OPS, The Dead See, and others. With this outfit, Barrett fires point-blank on all cylinders blasting a debilitating alloy of explosive drums/percussion, synths, vocals, and more at the listener. Live, the performance is doused in hyperbizarre visuals.

Wildstreet Release New Single “Three Way Ride”

Wildstreet began in 2006 and released their self-titled debut album in 2009 with Retrospect Records. The band spent the next 4 years touring nonstop and performing at US festivals including: Rocklahoma (5 consecutive years), SXSW and M3 Rock Festival. Wildstreet rocked alongside Black Veil Brides, Vains of Jenna, The Bouncing Souls, The Last Vegas, Twisted Sister, Michael Monroe, Crashdiet, Diemonds, Kix, LA Guns and more. The band won the Best Buy/Ernie Ball Battle of the Bands for Rockstar Energy’s Uproar Festival and opened for Avenged Sevenfold, Sevendust and Three Days Grace in Camden, NJ.