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Heavy Metal Warriors MAJESTY Release Brand New Video
Last summer saw heavy metal warriors MAJESTY release their critically acclaimed, ninth studio album, Legends, via powerhouse label Napalm Records – a metal rollercoaster that delivers pure steel and takes you on a trip into a post-apocalyptic wasteland where mankind fights for a brighter future. Legends bravely continues down the path its predecessor paved and mixes MAJESTY’s trademarks: blistering riffs, soaring guitar solos and anthemic choirs with modern soundscapes and a massive, crystal-clear production. That`s how real legends gotta sound!
The Grateful Dead announced that it would take an extended break from touring in 1974 when playing large venues with the fabled Wall of Sound PA system had become a physical and financial burden. Two long years later, the drought finally ended when the Dead returned to the road to continue its long, strange trip. The Wall of Sound and stadiums were out. Rented equipment and theaters were in. Mickey Hart was back and the repertoire was dramatically different.
Madeline Finn Releases New Single “Love Me Like I Love You”
The moody, midtempo “Love Me Like I Love You” showcases Finn’s musical range. Her voice is open and honest–resigned, disappointed, and melancholy–as she comes to the realization that it’s best to let a partner go, since their emotions just aren’t aligned (“You don’t bend me like I break you”). And while driven throughout by brittle piano, “Love Me Like I Love You” is bolstered by sighing backing harmonies, heartbeat-steady drums, and a thundering bridge full of scorching electric guitar fuzz.
Frequent collaborators and quiet stalwarts of the London jazz scene, the duo have been racking up vast acclaim performing independently and alongside the finest the genre has to offer. Having performed together in Jamie Murray’s solo project “Beat Replacement” just two years ago, they discovered a natural symbiosis and appreciation for free-flowing experimentation. This inspired them to explore their individual playing styles and influences and work together to refine their collaboration into something more precise without compromising on the pliability that their recently found connection has afforded them.
“Minimum wage is a track for all the people that struggle to pay their rent. For everyone who knows the feeling of not being able to pay their groceries at the register, to then lie about how they’re going to the bank to withdraw money, only to never return to that supermarket. An ode to the rat in our hallway that we used to call Ratatouille. For everyone working dead-end jobs, trying to make something of themselves. Because the end of the month is a son of a bitch”
Seafret release their hypnotic new single Magnetic on February 14th. The new single demonstrates the Bridlington duos ability to create a killer pop chorus. Magnetic is the final single to drop ahead of the release of the east-Yorkshire bands highly anticipated second album Most Of Us Are Strangers which is set for release on March 13th.
JULIA STONE ANNOUNCES CHARITY ALBUM PROJECT ‘SONGS FOR AUSTRALIA’
‘Songs for Australia’ is an extraordinary album made by a collection of global artists who have each donated their time to record a cover of an Australian song. ‘Songs for Australia’ was made to raise money for organisations in Australia who are working towards creating a better future for the country and helping to rebuild during and after the bushfire crisis. It will be digitally released Thursday March 5 through BMG. The album will be released on vinyl and CD in June.
TEAMWORK. X JOHN K X LOOTE SHARE VIDEO FOR NEW SINGLE ‘WASTED SUMMER’ – WATCH HERE
With ‘Wasted Summer’, teamwork. (Phil Bentley and Taylor Bird) explore the emotions behind that first great love. It’s a universal experience: love is lived in the moment and all that matters is being together. But transitioning into adulthood often means that reality gets in the way of the passion of youth. Suddenly those romantic ideals have evaporated and what remains can’t live up to that initial spark. The video is filmed through the lens of an Instagram Story.
Norwegian electronic duo KREAM has teamed up with NYC duo Black Caviar for a new deep house cut “Jack” out Friday, February 14th through Big Beat Records. An instant classic from the first beat, the song fuses elements from all over the house spectrum, including progressive house and bass house, featuring the best of both respective duo’s signature sound.
Ani Glass releases her debut album MIRORES on the 6th of March
In 2020, Ani Glass’s debut album MIRORES finally sees the light of day. The follow up to her debut EP FFRWYDRAD TAWEL (2017, Recordiau Neb) is the culmination of over four years developing her own sound and visionary artistry. With its tapestry of electronic sounds, elliptical melodies and samples threaded into a song cycle, MIRORES is based around the idea of movement and progress – one which takes us on a journey around her hometown of Cardiff. You can hear Ani’s recorded sounds of the urban landscape throughout; the movement of traffic and people and the magical yet infrequent sounds of nature coming together to create the score of a city’s symphony.
Low Cut Connie Release Video for New Protest Song “Look What They Did”
This President’s Day, Low Cut Connie release a protest song and video for “Look What They Did,” their first release of new music since 2018’s acclaimed Dirty Pictures (Part 2). On the song and accompanying video, frontman and songwriter Adam Weiner explores the effect Donald Trump had on Atlantic City almost 40 years after Bruce Springsteen’s “Atlantic City,” which appeared on 1982’s Nebraska.
The video was shot on location in Atlantic City, NJ by acclaimed photojournalist Alex Wroblewski. In addition to footage shot in Atlantic City, the video also features photo and video footage shot by Wroblewski in Ferguson, MO and Puerto Rico.
ALL TIME LOW ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM WAKE UP, SUNSHINE
After building anticipation for new music and selling out tour dates across North America, All Time Low have announced that they will release their new full-length album, WAKE UP, SUNSHINE, on April 3rd via Fueled By Ramen. Pre-orders for the LP are available today, with exclusive bundles including vinyl, and the band’s very own RISE “Wake Up Sunshine” Nitro Cold Brew Coffee available at their webstore. All orders will receive an instant grat download of WAKE UP, SUNSHINE’s first single, “Some Kind of Disaster.”
“for anyone who feels stuck in the wrong place, the wrong hometown, the wrong school, the wrong job, and have dreams of something bigger – this song is for you.
two years ago, alone in san francisco on a sunday afternoon, sitting on a bench in the embarcadero overlooking the bay, i wrote “dreamin’.” i was at a very lonely point in my life; dreaming about leaving san francisco and moving to LA to pursue music, but feeling stuck where i was. i found myself alone on the weekends. life was passing me by.”
johan lenox Releases Stellar cancel the party EP via Island Records
Having revealed EP cuts with Yung Pinch and Wifisfuneral over the past months, hotly tipped Boston born artist johan lenox today releases his stunning sophomore EP cancel the party via Island Records. Premiered via COMPLEX, the EP title track features singer/songwriter/producer Landon Cube and is a study in intricately crafted hip hop inspired pop. A classical musical prodigy, johan lenox constructs innovative soundscapes, creating music that sounds wholly unique in the process. Drawing upon his suburban Boston upbringing, johan lenox brings to us an EP full of the emotional displacement that many feel as they work through their twenties.
Announcing the upcoming release of “Rebel Moon Blues” by Sass Jordan
Sass Jordan is one of the premiere female rock singers in history, selling over one million albums worldwide. While she has touched upon Blues over her 40-year career, this is the first time she has focused exclusively on creating an album of songs in this tradition, that showcase her talent as a Blues singer. As Jordan acknowledges: “The blues has always been a huge part of my life. It’s a big part of what I grew up with. It’s been there through my entire career.”
Oslo-based Jouska are the musical and artistic partnership of Marit Othilie Thorvik and Hans Olav Settem. Taking influence from the likes of The Internet, Grimes and contemporaries Sassy 009, their brand of bedroom RnB encourages the listener to explore the furthest reaches of the emotional spectrum.
With production from Sunniva Lindgaard of Sassy 009 along with Andrew Murray, new single ‘Bring You Back’ focusses on obsessing over a former love, pouring over old photos and yearning for their return.
Dutch band Certain Animals serves you melodic rock filled with vocal harmonies. The members aren’t afraid to show which records they’ve been listening to. Musical giants from the ’60s and ’70s are spinning on their turntable on a daily basis. The Beatles, The Beach Boys, Neil Young, Crosby, Stills & Nash and Electric Light Orchestra are regular companions in their musical life, but also the fuzzy and phasey sounds of contemporary bands like Tame Impala influence the music of Certain Animals.
MEDICO PESTE Release New Song, “All Too Human”
Polish black metal formation MEDICO PESTE are now releasing “All Too Human,” the second new song of their upcoming album, ‘ב :The Black Bile!’ “All Too Human” can be heard at THIS LOCATION.
Whiskerman is a rock-and-roll overture to the great unraveling. Over the last 7 years the Oakland band has developed an underground reputation for tackling the sublime with their ambitious songwriting, thunderous stage show, and acute lyricism. They have since emerged as an engine of the Bay Area’s revitalized psychedelic and festival scenes. Frontman Graham Patzner, who will crow like a medicine show preacher and then coo you into the arms of his lovesick eternity, might be a spitfire protege of the underworld himself, though, through and through he will remind you that there is no rapture without artistry. On the surface this is splendid rock-and-roll, rooted in the classic, psych and glam rock tradition, but the pageantry and chaos of Whiskerman’s performances will leave you describing an experience more than a sound.
Lil Durk Announces ‘No Auto Durk’ Project, W/ Metro Boomin
He’s known for his melodic mastery, but Lil Durk unleashes his rawest lyricism when he ditches software and raps. Today, Durk announces the long-anticipated No Auto Durk, executive produced by Metro Boomin, coming soon. Providing a gift for fans who clamored for a project with less singing and more rhyming (his 2018 single “No Auto Durk” has more than 44 million views on YouTube), No Auto Durk finds the 27-year-old Only The Family label boss proving his mettle as an emcee, flexing his myriad flows over atmospheric trap and sinister drill beats. On Friday, as the NBA prepared to celebrate All-Star Weekend in his hometown of Chicago, Durk unveiled two Billboards beside the city’s Dan Ryan highway, announcing the album and his Metro Boomin co-sign. No Auto Durk arrives later in 2020 via Alamo Records.
Redwood Hill unveil new video “Polar”
Post-metal band Redwood Hill share a first piece of their new album Ender, which is due in March 2020. Ender represents the third and final chapter of their emotionally sombre trilogy, which began with Descender (2012) and continued with Collider (2014).