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The world changes so fast it’s scary. In different circumstances, NoMBe would have been releasing his sophomore album CHROMATOPIA, this Friday, a stunning body of work which explores the spectrum of sexuality and relationships. As we all know now, the world was then wrapped in a pandemic it’s struggling to break out of, we were all locked in our homes and tours, such as the one that would have supported the release of NoMBe’s album, were cancelled or rescheduled.
BrooklynVegan is currently streaming the debut EP from ERRANT, the introspective new solo project led by Immortal Bird’s Rae Amitay, in its entirety. Set for release Friday, April 3rd via Manatee Rampage Recordings, ERRANT is a look at self-loathing, confusion, and searching for strength in an enervating world.
On lovable, the full-length debut of Roz Raskin’s NOVA ONE, the solo performer examines queerness, femininity, and gender through a gorgeously moody ’60s-inspired pop lens. Following the release of secret princess, a six-track EP released through Community Records, the Providence-based artist returns, unveiling a collection of musical gems that practically sparkle, thanks in large part to a spirit of constant sincerity and a tender boldness.
Returning for a brand new year of new music, Perth’s The Gusset present their latest indie charmer, ‘Never Let Me Know’.
Driven by a warm sense of nostalgia, ‘Never Let Me Know’ is another example of The Gusset’s solid delivery of tight surf-rock sounds that make us yearn for those summer days and hazy nights. Music to make soundtrack memories with.
New Music From Rod Wave “The Greatest” Out Now On Alamo / Geffen Records
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. The album also features singles “Thief in the Night” and “Pray 4 Love,” both of which were released last month.
Made while meditating on a new love and relationship, “Soar” opens with a heavy, plodding bass line and works in layers of long tone swells and shimmering sequencer spirals amidst climbing synth and vocal melodies. As Chami explains: “This improvisation had me reflecting on my new relationship. Was he grounded enough for me? Were we living contradictory lifestyles? Would we be able to find balance together? Was our happiness just a facade? I think all of my uneasiness came out in this song in an ominous kind of way.”
Mexican-American bilingual indie Pop songstress, producer, musician and fashion designer, Tatiana Hazel, releases second single “Don’t Care” from forthcoming EP via Downtown Records. The intimate breakup bop was premiered exclusively with People en Español’s CHICA yesterday.
The Grateful Dead have announced a new streaming concert series “Shakedown Stream” that will feature a weekly live stream of one of the band’s classic live performances on the official Grateful Dead YouTube channel. The series kicks off this Friday, April 10, at 8PM EST with a screening of Truckin’ Up To Buffalo, their classic July 4, 1989 concert from Rich Stadium in upstate New York. The screening will be preceded by a live, on-camera pre-show with Grateful Dead archivist David Lemieux and historian Gary Lambert. The “Shakedown Stream” live broadcast will also feature a “Donate Now” button for viewers to directly support the MusiCares® COVID-19 Relief Fund to help support the music community during these challenging times.
SOJOURNER Releases Second Single “Fatal Frame” Off The Upcoming Album Premonitions
“Fatal Frame”, the second single off the upcoming album Premonitions, to be released on May 8, 2020 via Napalm Records, is yet another marvelous sample of SOJOURNER’s unsettling sonic storytelling. The maestros of levitating bleakness subdue the demonic gloom and invite the listener to their cruel narrative. An opaque parallel world, inspired by the famous Japanese survival horror video game “Fatal Frame 2: Crimson Butterfly“, opens the eclipse for the cursed story of two sisters being drawn into a somber vortex of possession framed by paranormal activities. From an extensive folky opening to the cascades of riffs and blastbeats – this track has it all, mystically enchanting the listener with its perfectly measured expressive sublimation of horror and despair.
BAAUER ANNOUNCES NEW ALBUM + DROPS NEW TRACK / VIDEO
The first single “Planet’s Mad” begins the story of the album with a visual directed by Rick Farin and his studio Actual Objects. Built within game engines, the video sees Baauer in his apartment, making a beat, while news of the Planet rings out across news stations. He takes to the streets amidst the panic, to find creatures amongst us in Times Square. In the second half of the video, soundtracked by B-Side “Magic” – we get a glimpse of the cast of weird and wonderful creatures that occupy the planet itself; and take a fly-by tour of the planet Baauer’s been dreaming about.
Molly Joyce’s debut album “Breaking and Entering” out June 5 on New Amsterdam Records
Composer and performer Molly Joyce will release her debut full-length album, Breaking and Entering, on June 5 through New Amsterdam Records. The album features Joyce cultivating disability within the human body through a series of electro-acoustic works written and performed by Joyce on her instrument of choice — the electric vintage toy organ.
Delivering moody alt-pop with magnetism, merging shoegaze with post-punk, noir rock and dream pop, ‘Movement’ revolves around a turning point, both physically and mentally, in Dutch frontwoman Michelle Hindriks’ life, as she moved back to her adopted hometown and gained inspiration to write the songs that form the band’s debut EP.
Legendary guitarist Gary Lucas today shares his upcoming retrospective album THE ESSENTIAL GARY LUCAS, moves it release date to September 11 through Rare Lumiere/Knitting Factory Records.
IMPERIAL TRIUMPHANT ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM ‘ALPHAVILLE’
New York’s nebulous avant-garde metal outfit IMPERIAL TRIUMPHANT announce their forthcoming studio album, Alphaville today. The album is set for release this July and was produced and engineered at Menegroth Studio in New York by Colin Marston (Behold… The Arctopus, Dysrhythmia, Krallice and Gorguts), Trey Spruance (Mr. Bungle) and IMPERIAL TRIUMPHANT. The album also features a number of special guests such as Tomas Haake (Meshuggah) on the taiko drums, Phlegeton (Wormed, Altarage) on guest vocals, Yoshiko Ohara (ex-Bloody Panda) as part of the choirs, RK Halvorson as part of the Barbershop quartet, Sarai Chrzanowski as part of the choirs, Andromeda Anarchia (Folterkammer, Dark Matters) as part of the choirs, J Walter Hawke on the trombone, and Colin Marston on guitars.
Swirling in a loop where talent and ambition fuel one other, Melbourne’s IV Dante look set to live up to the promise bestowed upon them by so many. Perfectly described by triple j’s Dave Ruby Howe as “Glossy but energetic rock”, IV Dante’s first single #800080 beamed like incendiary light through the night sky, shimmering with epic, delay-soaked guitars and ethereal, heartfelt vocals. Next single Napping In Night Clubs took it all one step further with its marriage of arpeggiated synths and toneful, overdriven guitars – two ’80s staples given a new lease on life.
Produced by Jonathan Coddington (The Magic Gang, Joanna Gruesome), Orpine release their second single ‘Two Rivers’ via Heist or Hit (Her’s, Pizzagirl, Nature TV); another taste of the forthcoming full-length ‘Grown Ungrown’.
Orpine is Eleanor Rudge and Oliver Catt. Separated by 300 miles of British countryside, the pair spent brief stints in different bands and singing on one another’s records, but they lost touch.
Swedish artist/producer Mei River shares “Peter Parker” video, debut EP forthcoming
Born Fredrik Eriksson, Mei River is a multitalented singer and producer whose music asks a simple question: why is it so easy to feel so lost? After years of producing for other artists, he decided to do something about his persisting feelings of confusion and loneliness and put his own voice into songs. He ended up with music that helped him process his emotions more readily than talking about them ever could. “I use music to say things I don’t dare say in real life,” he says. “Instead of just saying, ‘I’m sad, boohoo,’ I try to build up that space of how I’m feeling and also channel how I felt.”
One-woman DIY-pop project Madge, today (April 8th) returns with a ten-tonne, sonic boom of pop in ‘Ethanol’. Having just been announced as an artist in residency for ‘Future Classics x Dropbox’ , as well as receiving enormous press and radio support for her previous single Headshot – Madge now looks to establish themselves as one of the most audacious and essential artist/producers working at the moment.