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While there have been many highlights – appearances on late night TV shows, incredibly rewarding collaborations with charities and electrifying performances in legendary venues among them – there have also been tests: Losing band members, battling with the stress of constant touring and maintaining their friendship, trying to remain both grounded and optimistic when things go amazingly well and when they don’t. But there have been benefits of creating deep bonds and close relationships, not least the marriage of singers Katie Jayne Earl and Josh Hogan in 2017. “Being in a touring band is hard work,” says Katie, “but inspiring. It only works because people care about the band and we have a core who support us, people who have both been there since the beginning and joined along the way. Those supporters keep us motivated.”
Speed Metal Band Stalwarts RABID FLESH EATERS Reveal New Video for “The Fall”
“The Fall” follows the video’s main character as he partakes in mind-altering drugs and begins seeing zombies and monsters. In his altered state, the character begins taking on and killing these enemies, only to find out – once sober – that his victims were innocent people.
“’The Fall’ video can be viewed as a self-reflection on damaging yourself and others while suffering in a state of total psychotic turmoil,” says guitarist Mike Taylor. “Your perception of reality can be twisted and dangerous to your health and others.”
Ghost Cult is pleased to unveil “I Am Davy Jones,” the latest video from French melodic death metal collective TEMNEIN. The track comes off their third full-length, Tales: Of Humanity And Greed, set to drop May 22nd.
KOSA & LIL DURK — New Track “Off White” Out Now!
Today, rising Belizean rapper Kosa has unveiled a brand new track “Off White” featuring Chicago rapper Lil Durk. The track has all the markings of a trap hit but with Kosa’s injection of dulcet melody work amps up the single to be a repeat listen! The video, shot in the neighborhoods of Belize showcases glimpses of Kosa’s upbringing in the Central American country. Signed to Rich Immigrants/Interscope Records, Kosa proves to put his hometown on the map, and more importantly his undeniable star power.
SKOOLY HAS “COACHELLA” COVERED
The multi-faceted artist has set loose a string of recent releases displaying his dexterity such as the bouncy “Pop Off” and its brilliant harp recording companion piece. Skooly enlisted Quando Rondo and NoCap for a spirited remix of “How I Feel” as the second #TRUsday release leading into the imprint’s No Face No Case album. Helmed my 2 Chainz, the 15-track compilation project showcased street-certified talent from Atlanta’s various zones, including Skooly’s Quavo-assisted “Reliable” and his frenetic feature on “Jefe Shit.”
Austin, TX dark rock / post-Americana band Lord Buffalo released its new LP, ‘Tohu Wa Bohu’, on March 27 via Blues Funeral Recordings. Recorded in Lockhart, TX with producer Danny Reisch (Chelsea Wolfe, Okkervil River) and mastered by Dave Shirk (Mastodon, Sun Ra), the album sees Lord Buffalo tackle the fears of looming end times not with analysis and commentary but by an embrace of the feeling of oblivion in all its incomprehensible majesty. Purchase ‘Tohu Wa Bohu’ at this location.
THE DEARS RELEASE NEW SINGLE “HEART OF AN ANIMAL”
Discussing “Heart Of An Animal,” Lightburn says: “I’ve been trying to get ‘Heart Of An Animal’ on a Dears album for a very long time, but for whatever reason it just never fit. Now it kicks off and sets the overall tone of Lovers Rock. It was by far the most difficult song to sing for me, as it hits the very top of my range.”
Singer, Songwriter & Actor Quinn L’Esperance Releases Timely New Single & Video “Human Connection” Today, April 10th!
On April 10th, singer, songwriter and actress Quinn L’Esperance released her new single “Human Connection,” a song that is more appropriate than ever in today’s world. “Human Connection” was written by Quinn, Matt Wilder and Rick Beresford, produced by Matt Wilder and Art Webb and recorded in Nashville. A lyric video was also released simultaneously with the music on April 10th!
Decent Criminal // New Music Video – “Bleached”
California-based rock quartet, Decent Criminal instantly transport you back to the 90s with their nostalgic surf-rock sound and single “Bleached.”
On the song, lead vocalist, Tristan Martinez shares, “‘Bleached’ is a non-fiction long distance love story: two dreamers infatuated with each other, romanticizing what could be if only distance and circumstance weren’t in the way,” which is oddly fitting for this time.
LATIN-POP RECORDING ARTIST, SARAH SILVA, DROPS SASSY VISUAL FOR “FALSE ILLUSIONS”
Seventeen-year-old Latin-pop crossover Sarah Silva releases an exciting visual for her single “False Illusions” off her upcoming EP. The bass driven track is a classic retelling of boy-meets-girl, but with a Gen Z twist. A stereotypical player, he sends her mixed signals and presents a “false illusion” of himself. Everything that he says to her doesn’t seem to be fully true, especially when they meet in person.
“In the video, I invite a guy I’ve been talking to online, to one of my performances and right off the bat, I notice he’s a flirt with every girl he sees, so I’m like “nope” and tell him that I don’t need his False Illusions!” says Sarah.
A classic ode to worry, Jeremy & The Harlequins new single, “Nervous Wreck,” encapsulates modern, American anxiety in all its forms in rapid fire succession. One listen and you’re shaking from the tips of your toes through the back of your neck while trying to keep things in check. A crisp three-minute release for those who are convinced the world is out to get them.
SOULY HAD RELEASES MUSIC VIDEO FOR NEW SINGLE “GONER” FEATURING AUDREY MIKA
Today, experimental and sultry singer Souly Had reveals the music video to accompany the release of his latest banger “Goner,” which features pop starlet Audrey Mika. Souly’s brand of modern R&B remains unique and innovative. “Goner” is the singer’s explosive return to the R&B/hip-hop landscape, offering listeners clever songwriting and infectious melodies that collide to reveal a danceable explosion of feelings. The music video’s kaleidoscopic chaos serves as an ode to partying, and if you are like everyone else and yearn for those messy nights out with your friends, this is the track for you. Souly Had is marking his territory and has set the bar high for future tracks.
LIL BABY RELEASES VIDEO FOR “NO SUCKER (FEATURING MONEYBAGG YO)” FROM HIS #1 ALBUM ‘MY TURN’
Today Grammy-nominated artist Lil Baby releases the video for “No Sucker (featuring Moneybagg Yo),” from his album My Turn, (Quality Control Music / Wolfpack Global / Motown Records), which has already been RIAA-Certified Gold. Upon release, the album topped the charts at number one on Billboard’s Top 200. This marks the Atlanta rap star’s turn with his first #1 album, and a milestone with the young rapper who now has as many Billboard Hot 100 Hits as Prince and Paul McCartney. The album has amassed over 1 billion global streams.
LIL LOADED RETURNS “SHOTTA SHI*T” SINGLE & MUSIC VIDEO
Loaded attacks the Ferno and Noah Cuz beat shouting, “You play I’m stop this shit…whole lotta shotta shit!” Coming on the heels of “Avatar” [feat. King Von] and “Hit Em Up,” he continues his run of critically acclaimed, hard hitting street anthems. That have been a mainstay in Complex’s “Best New Music This Week” feature.
Fredo Bang Gets Saucy in the Steamy New Video from Most Hated
Delivering hard-hitting Southern rap songs with a soulful bounce, few rappers can mix muscle and finesse like Fredo Bang. Delivering a video for one of his most melodic new tracks, Fredo shares “Saucy.” Produced by Fredo’s frequent collaborators DJ Chose and Hardbody B-Eazy, “Saucy” is a spritely and swinging for-the-ladies jam, complete with bouncing harpsichords and lush organs and explicitly tuneful Fredo Bang boasts. In the video, the rapper rocks a pink sweatsuit (and his ever-present Da Real Gee Money chain) as he romances three models in his white-on-white Lamborghini. “Saucy” is the latest video single from Most Hated, Fredo’s upcoming project.
Yella Beezy Teams with Young Thug For “Headlocc,” a Confrontational New Banger
Wielding an ability to switch on a dime from rapidfire rhymes to bluesy croons, Yella Beezy is the voice of the Dallas streets. Continuing his radio-conquering run, Yella Beezy shares “Headlocc,” a confrontational new single. Built around a lumbering piano melody and syncopated snares, “Headlocc” is a manic missive aimed at fakes and lames, who would leap at the opportunity to turn a friend into the feds. Trading verses with Young Thug, who reins in his vocal acrobatics and lets Beezy shine, the Dallas native describes his desire to get revenge in explicit detail: “Headlocc/I buss a n**** head open/Killers outside his sto’/And I put the play in motion.”
T9INE TAPS LIL DURK FOR “MIND OF A REAL” REMIX – VIDEO OUT NOW
Produced by Palaze, this song marks the very first collaboration between the Florida and Chicago emcees. While serving a gripping sense of narrative momentum, “Mind of a Real” remix comes following the release of lover’s anthem “Need Someone”, “Mind of A Real” which received over 3.1M accumulated streams and his debut project From Nun To Something.
TYFONTAINE RELEASES NEW SINGLE & VIDEO “FETISH”
“Fetish” is the follow up to TyFontaine’s March released ‘Virtual World’ EP. The EP features the standout track “tragic”, in which Pitchfork notes “Fontaine displays his newfound dynamism with a next-level performance”. Made with producers like Jetsonmade (DaBaby, Roddy Ricch), 1800 offers everything from the ’80s-inspired groove, to massively catchy melodies and mosh-pit energy.
Colorado’s DIRTY SNOWMAN SOCIETY–New Single “Eleven Days Gone”
Dirty Snowman Society, a four-piece rock band from Copper Mountain, Colorado, are set to release the road trip song of the year, “Eleven Days Gone.” The band, who pay homage to the heavy riffs and swagger of classic blues rock bands, creates an exhilaratingly swampy groove on their song of regret and escape. The track will be released digitally on April 10. The song was produced by Brian Jones at Bangworld.