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Oxford’s leading sludge metal force DESERT STORM premiere a brand new song taken from fifth full-length ‘Omens’, due out this May 1st on APF Records. Stream “Pain, Grief and Suffering” right now on The Sludgelord website!
After their nearly prophetic “Black Bile” video and bleak second single “The Machine”, DESERT STORM unveil a brand new song called “Pain, Grief and Suffering”. Instantly gripping the listener’s guts with its dantean grooves and frontal riff onslaught, it also shows a whole new aspect of the band’s songwriting, with its piano bridge taking you to emotional peaks… only to crush all hope during its grand and fearsome solo-driven finale.
ROD WAVE RELEASES VISUAL FOR NEW SINGLE “THE GREATEST”
Rapper-singer Rod Wave (Alamo/Geffen Records) has unveiled the video for his newest song, “The Greatest,” directed by All The Smoke. The video provides a more intimate look into the St. Petersburg, FL native’s world, intermingling tour and performance b-roll. The song, which fans will find to be a riveting anthem, will appear on Rod Wave’s sophomore album, Pray 4 Love, due April 3rd.
Grammy and CMA Award nominated singer-songwriter, Dave Barnes, released his wildly anticipated new album, Dreaming in Electric Blue, today on all digital streaming services. Making this his tenth studio album, Barnes puts a flare on his typical songwriter skills in seven new eclectic tracks.
Sex People Explore Emotional Connections in Surreal Video for “Sling Slang”
Sex People released from the Cal-Island series, their debut EP Cal-Island Season 1, to a positive critical reception. They immediately followed up by beginning work on their second album but unfortunately a hotel smashing, binge drinking individual involved in the project took the Season 2 recordings hostage. During that time a discouraged Knarfy began work on the third installment of Cal-Island. By the time Sex People were in the studio to record half a year later, Sex People had finally gotten the recordings for Season 2 back unharmed. Over the next few months Knarfy, along with samUIL and Hobyn Yi, polished up both EPs and prepared them for release. Though intended to be released separately, Sex People decided to not hold up future production and release both at the same time.
The Squirrel Nut Zippers today have released a recent re-recording of their song “La Grippe” which originally appeared on the band’s debut album The Inevitable. The song “La Grippe 2020” is available on all download and streaming services.
Band leader Jimbo Mathus commented, “Inspired over 25 years ago by no less than real life events, historical research, (Spanish flu), (Edgar Allen Poe’s “king pest”), and other sources including “Popular Delusions & the Madness of Crowds”. The Squirrel Nut Zippers are here for you and we shall return triumphant.”
BEYOND THE BLACK Releases New Single and Lyric Video for “Golden Pariahs”
Today symphonic metal outfit BEYOND THE BLACK presents their new single, “Golden Pariahs”, off their upcoming album, Hørizøns, to be released via Napalm Records on June 19, 2020.
Hip Hop Artist Charle$ Drops Debut Mixtape ‘Statement Piece’ ft. Sage The Gemini
After having successfully flooded YouTube with content across multiple channels, gaining over 12 million subscribers across his main two channels with over 1.7 billion total views as WolfieRaps, the artist has been working hard over the past year to sharpen his songwriting, before presenting his music under the moniker Charle$, effectively beginning his transition to music from comedy vlogs by releasing a string of singles and videos including last year’s hard cuts ‘Ghost Me’ feat. Kofi and ‘Whip It’ and the most recent confessional ‘Know No Better’. Whilst lead single ‘So Lo’ features a strong hook by rapper Sage The Gemini.
ETHER COVEN RELEASE MUSIC VIDEO FOR “AS THE NOOSE OF THE EVER CHANGING WORLD TIGHTENS AROUND YOUR NECK”
Sonically expansive, aurally depressive metal band Ether Coven release the music video for “As The Noose Of The Ever Changing World Tightens Around Your Neck” today.
MADISON BEER RELEASES “STAINED GLASS”
Today, after her dedicated fan base mobilized on social media, Madison Beer released “Stained Glass” via Sing It Loud/First Access Entertainment on exclusive license to Epic Records. Upon hearing the song in an Instagram Live session last week, which had over 350,000 unique viewers, fans flocked to Epic’s most recent Instagram post leaving over 2,000 comments demanding the song be released.
FAMOUS DEX, TYGA, & RICH THE KID JOIN FORCES ON NEW SINGLE “WHAT I LIKE”
Today, Chicago’s turn-up king Famous Dex releases a new single and music video for his song “What I Like” off of his forthcoming sophomore album. For the single, Dex also taps fellow multi-platinum recording artists Tyga and Rich The Kid — adding layers to the already vibrant track. Rich The Kid provides the infectious hook and Tyga laces the beat with his trademarked flow, making you subconsciously bounce in your seat. On the opposite side of the sonic spectrum from his first single off of the album, “Proofread” ft. Wiz Khalifa which took a more melodic approach, Dex returns back to his signature sound with “What I Like”.
Ant Saunders Releases Debut EP “Bubble” With Arista Records
Ant will perform the new music to fans across North America when he joins GRAMMY Award-nominated and multi-platinum singer/songwriter, Camila Cabello, on the Romance Tour this fall.
LBS KEE’VIN RELEASES NEW SONG & MUSIC VIDEO “MARIAH FROM CALI”
LBS Kee’vin shared “Mariah from Cali” a new song and video today via Visionary Records/Columbia Records. Produced by DJay Cas For Honorable Court and Yung Fokus, “Mariah from Cali” is one of the first songs from his upcoming project to be released this year from the Pensacola, FL native. His breakout hit “Boston George” accumulated over a million streams across all streaming platforms
“The real Chappell is here and her enchanting vocals give off dreamy-disco realness,” writes V Magazine. With its glittery hook and booming beat, “Pink Pony Club” marks a major new direction from Chappell Roan. The nostalgic pop track – produced by Dan Nigro (Carly Rae Jepsen, Sky Ferreira) and featuring not one but two epic guitar solos – chronicles the acclaimed singer-songwriter’s flirty and fluid journey of self-discovery, from growing up in America’s heartland through her inspiring first visit to West Hollywood’s world famous gay bar, The Abbey.
Like previously released tracks “Listen” “Apollo” and “Church,” Fauna hoped “Always You” might influence the harmony between life’s euphoric swells and unmistakable despairs and serve as a call to arms for us to actively embrace community…especially now, in a time where we find ourselves practicing social distance. The single notes the loneliness of our storyteller through an intensely intimate letter home, designed to help her worried parents back on Yonder understand our protagonist choices. She describes why, at the risk of her own sanity, she felt she had to abandon her old life and how life on Yonder left her unfulfilled. However, as she pens her confessional, each word unravels the realities and desperation of her situation – alone and without food on an alien world. The song ends as she finally yields, and wishes she was home, whatever that means, and fades into a deep sleep.
Listen Now – “Guérir les hommes”
When my daughter, Charlotte, came up with the visuals for “Guérir es Hommes,” I never thought the concept would be so relevant to what would be happening today with this virus and the self-isolation the whole world is going through.
MOUNTAINEER OFFERS FIRST TASTE OF NEW ALBUM WITH STUNNING DOOM-GAZE TRACK/VIDEO “SHOT THROUGH WITH SUNLIGHT”
Bay Area post-metal, doomgazers MOUNTAINEER recently unveiled plans to release their highly-anticipated, third full-length album, “Bloodletting,” on May 22nd with Lifeforce Records. Today, the band has unveiled the record’s first new track, an intense, crushing song titled “Shot Through With Sunlight.”
Los Angeles-based artist, Albert Kass–also known as the Young Old Man–elevates his listeners with his newest single, “Darling,” off his upcoming album, Young Old Man. Influenced by the irresistible desire to transcend superficiality and materialism, Kass cocoons his listeners in sincerity. Melodic guitar strums and mellifluous vocals make the euphonious single a lamentation about the woes of the human condition.
Speaking on the track Chester comments: “I would say thematically “At Times” follows the rift “It costs a lot to live free.”. It takes a lot of hard work to have the freedom of time, freedom of opportunity, and freedom on space. I think freedom is something a lot of people with privilege or status take for granted. Most times those freedoms aren’t available to people of color or to the lower / middle class. They are stuck in poverty and a cycle of working key hours of the day, living from paycheck to paycheck, or not making ends meet at all. Some people end up homeless some people resort to substance abuse or other ways to cope. It’s a sad truth about society.”
KOOL KEITH x THETAN: New Noise Magazine Premieres “Let’s Take A Trip” Visualizer
Legendary Bronx, New York City-based rapper KOOL KEITH and Nashville powerviolence duo THETAN present their collaborative Space Goretex LP, featuring guest appearances from members of Gwar, Three 6 Mafia, Dwarves, Lost Dog Street Band, and more. As the album nears release through Anti-Corporate Music next week, a new visualizer video for the track “Let’s Take A Trip” has been premiered through New Noise Magazine.
ARLISSA RELEASES ACOUSTIC VERSION OF NEW SINGLE “HEALING,” VIA DEF JAM RECORDINGS
RETT SMITH PREMIERES NEW VIDEO – BETTER DAY with American Songwriter
Today, singer/songwriter/guitarist Rett Smith debuts the first single, Better Day , from his upcoming album Giving Up On Quitting. The album will be released on June 5th via Imperial/Republic. Better Day premieres today with American Songwriter and is available now on fine digital platforms everywhere.
KIALLA Premieres “Arrogant Immigrant” Music Video
Russian-Iranian duo, KIALLA continues the KOVID-19 Marathon with their third release – “Arrogant Immigrant” single along with its music video. The duo is aiming to release one song every 3 days for the entire length of the quarantine associated with the novel virus. To keep the energy flow going, KIALLA is collaborating with various artists and musicians around the globe. Both the producer and illustrator of the “Arrogant Immigrant” are in Iran, and were in lockdown way before the quarantine happened in the US. As KIALLA explains, “It is a celebration of life. As long as we are all here on this planet, we need to create. And as challenging as it is to create under pressure, that’s the only thing that makes sense right now.”
DANILEIGH RELEASES “LEVI HIGH CHALLENGE” COMPILIATION VIDEO FOR SINGLE “LEVI HIGH” FEAT. DABABY
At only 18 years old in 2013, DaniLeigh directed the music video for Prince’s “Breakfast Can Wait” after which he became her mentor and her career took off. She signed to Def Jam in 2017 and released tracks like “Can’t Relate (feat. YBN , Nahmir, YG),” “All I Know,” and one of her biggest hits to date, “Lil Bebe” for which the remix with Lil Baby has racked up over 58M streams on Spotify alone
SayWeCanFly’s New Single & Video “anxxiety” Out Today
Ontario, Canada musician Braden Barrie (who records under the name SayWeCanFly) is debuting a brand new single titled “anxxiety” today. The track is the first of 12 new songs that will be released in the weeks and months ahead via his new partnership with We Are Triumphant/The Orchard.
A two-track release, ‘Sacrifice’ opens with the EP’s title track, a pounding club weapon characterised by its siren-like synth lines. On the flip side, ‘Silicon Hex’ is a similarly thumping techno cut that pairs unrelenting kick drums with haunting vocal samples and ominous horns.
ALESSIA CARA RELEASES “I CHOOSE,” ORIGINAL SONG FROM NETFLIX’S THE WILLOUGHBY’S
Directed by Kris Pearn and based on the book by Lois Lowry, Alessia Cara makes her acting debut as the lead voice of Jane in The Willoughby’s; releasing April 22nd in 190+ countries worldwide. “I Choose,” the lead song from the film, was co-written and recorded by Alessia Cara.
Pop Singer-Songwriter Theresa Releases New Single “Bright Light”
“Bright Light” is Theresa’s follow-up to her recently released single, “Let Go.” “Bright Light is a really special song to me,” shares Theresa.
The California-born and Cape Cod, MA-raised GRAMMY® Award-winning singer, rapper, songwriter and producer teamed up with The FADER to exclusively premiere the official music video earlier this morning.
R&B/pop artist Steve Ray Ladson shares emotive, smooth hip-hop single “Calling Your Name”
Steve Ray Ladson shares an emotive new single today titled “Calling Your Name”. Blending R&B, pop and smooth hip hop, he reflects on the universal search for love, and how life as a touring musician can make relationships a struggle. It’s a warm, authentic embrace, that speaks directly to the heart, as a moving and honest reflection. VENTS Magazine premiered the track, saying, “a wonderfully catchy song that captures the 90s, especially the R&B sound of the decade, while maintaining it a bit modern.”