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Taylor Swift Homes New York to Nashville to Beverly Hills
While Taylor Swift’s meteoric rise to music stardom is impressive, so too is her growth as a real estate mogul. As of 2020, she owns approximately $81 million in mansions and penthouses in Nashville, Rhode Island, Beverly Hills and New York City and is presently looking for a home in London to be near her boyfriend, British actor Joe Alwyn.
As a tween music prodigy, Swift’s parents moved from Pennsylvania to Nashville to help jump-start her career. A few years later at age 20, Swift embarked on her ten-year real estate adventure purchasing her starter home in the center of Nashville’s Music Row for $1.99 million. The 3,240-square-foot condo overlooking the city kept her close to the recording studios and her new peer group.
LA-based Grunge Rock Revivalists, Broken Machine, Announce Video for “Kaleidoscopic Jam”
Central figure and songwriter/vocalist, Schyler Douglas, states that the song is about “taking LSD and going through the transformation of shedding one’s own skin: burning everything that was oneself and remembering one’s unity with the universe.” Additionally, the song and EP hold weight for the band in that they are looking to exhume grunge rock and rekindle an appreciation for melodies, harmonies, meaningful lyrics, and real instruments. With a past stained by indulgence, debauchery, and substance abuse, Broken Machine channel their inner demons into their brand of brooding Post Grunge.
SORGE: The Obelisk Streams Debut From Washington, DC-Based Psychedelic Doom Quintet; Sorge EP Sees Release Friday
Rock/doom gateway The Obelisk is hosting an exclusive stream of Sorge, the eponymous debut EP from Washington, DC-based psychedelic doom outfit SORGE, as the record approaches its official release this Friday. Sorge was recorded with Kevin Bernsten of Developing Nations Recording Studio (Full of Hell, Noisem, Ilsa), mastered by Mike Monseur, and completed with artwork by Ellie Yanagisawa and Bonner Sale.
POWERMAN 5000 Release Their Single & Video “BLACK LIPSTICK”
Two months ago, industrial metal icons Powerman 5000 announced they were readying a new album for 2020, The Noble Rot, and now the band is ready to share the very first single from that album, the goth club-inspired “Black Lipstick.” The song is a loving homage to dark ’80s music like Depeche Mode, The Cure & Siouxsie Sioux, heavy on atmosphere and bass with frontman Spider One sneering melodically of a fly-by-night romantic encounter. A stylistic departure to be sure, but PM5K have always been an adventurous band. Spider shares, “I believe this was the first song we wrote for the album. It kind of laid the groundwork for the sound of the whole record. Kind of more experimental and electronic than the previous one. I think I may have been trying to channel Peter Murphy with the vocals.”
Madame Mayhem Releases New Single “Breaking Down”
“Breaking Down,” is the follow up to 2019’s “Broken.” Madame Mayhem enlisted the help of Keith Wallen (Breaking Benjamin), and Billy Sheehan with Jason “J Bomb” Harrison on drums to create her vision. Madame Mayhem co wrote “Breaking Down” with Brian Vodinh (10 Years) and it was Produced by Grammy Nominated Producer Johnny K (Disturbed, 3 Doors Down, Staind, Megadeth).
SOLARIS: watch terrific animated video “Podio” now!
Italian noisy post-rockers SOLARIS present a dark animated video taken from their upcoming debut album ‘Un Paese di musichette mentre fuori c’è la morte’, out on June 19th via Bronson Recordings. Watch “Podio” exclusively over at New Noise Magazine.
SERPENT OMEGA: Swedish Doom/Sludge Metal Unit To Release II Full-Length
Melding sludge, doom, metal, and crust into a unique and sordid brew SERPENT OMEGA’s self-titled debut full-length sold out in a few short months back in 2013. Long-awaited sequel, appropriately titled II, was recorded in Stockholm, Sweden by Jonsson at Dark Prod Studios, mixed at Studio Humbucker by Robert Pehrsson (Runemagick, Death Breath, Robert Pehrsson’s Humbucker), and mastered by Magnus Lindberg Productions (Cult Of Luna). To suggest the final product is grotesquely heavy and good is an understatement. With II, the Stockholm-based quartet offers a perfect soundtrack to what may well be the end of the world as we know it. It’s all here: despair, hopelessness, fury, and perhaps a glimmer of bloody triumph and distant hope in the inevitability of a new beginning. The songs are a pile of bleak upon bleaker riffs that move from a slow and low crawl into d-beat and black metal territory with a smattering of NWOBHM in for good measure.
Oumou Sangaré Releases Video For “Djoukourou” First Single From New Album ‘Acoustic’
Today, Malian superstar Oumou Sangaré released her song and video “Djoukourou,” the first single released from her new album Acoustic. The forthcoming full-length is a re-imagining of her much-praised release Mogoya, totally unplugged, in live sessions captured over just two days. Acoustic will be released by Nø Førmat digitally on June 19, 2020, with physical formats available on August 28, 2020.
Run the Jewels (Killer Mike & El-P) release RTJ4 two days early
Run The Jewels, the duo of Killer Mike and El-P, have just released their new album RTJ4 two days ahead of its planned release date as a free download and across all digital platforms. The album features collaborations with & contributions from Pharrell Williams, Zack de la Rocha, Mavis Staples, 2 Chainz, Josh Homme, DJ Premier, & more.
will hyde debuts with “easy for u.”
20-year-old Australian wunderkind will hyde makes a memorable first impression today with sky reaching indie pop offering easy for u. Showcasing will hyde’s dreamy vocals over a summer ready arrangement, the lovelorn cut finds the newcomer in reflective mood.
THE TOXIC AVENGER “MIDNIGHT RESISTANCE” LP is out !
Midnight Resistance is The Toxic Avenger’s fourth studio album and is undoubtedly his most adventurous and accomplished. It features high profile collaborators like Jay-Jay Johanson, Maxence Cyrin, Look Mum No Computer and many more to make it an album full of gems. This French artist is a sound designer and producer of high repute who has won awards for his computer games soundtracks, has DJed all over the world and written many scores in his time (Furi, Ubisoft, Mutafukaz the anime movie). The last year has seen him release four EPs that were recorded at home with only a singular modular synth with Greg Kozo, and each one picked up support from the likes of Laurent Garnier, DJ T. and Maceo Plex.
Produced by Dan Book (Britney Spears, Selena Gomez, Miley Cyrus, Shania Twain), “We Should Break-Up” explores the feeling of knowing the situation you’re in isn’t right and needing a change. Sparkling with a Mellow Dance Pop vibe that makes you want to cry and dance at the same time “We Should Break-Up” has an undeniably unique sound that audiences are craving. From real lyrics (our world is full of stress) to groovy production, the song has it all!
Ren Harvieu Shares Video For “This Is How You Make Me Feel”
Of the track and video Harvieu says: “This is How You Make Me Feel was recorded during a steamy, hot summer, a feeling we wanted to capture in the song and the recording. It’s all about the beginnings of new love where it all feels so new and exciting. I wanted it to sound like really late night / early morning with the sun coming up after a beautiful night of sexual awakenings. The video was filmed from my bedroom during
New film, “Rolling Stone Life and Death of Brian Jones” due out June 12th
Dudeski/Chip Baker Films is proud to announce the official release date of their latest project “Rolling Stone Life and Death of Brian Jones”, a Danny Garcia film. It is the first documentary about the founder and original leader of The Rolling Stones.
“Beautifully put together and engrossing from start to end”.
Irvine Welsh – Author of “Trainspotting”
RELEASE DATE CHANGE TO JUNE 19TH: MATT LOVELL’S DEBUT LP “NOBODY CRIES TODAY”
All but one of the album’s songs were recorded in 2016 – just months before Lovell nearly lost his life. On January 20, 2017, he was shot in the chest in Nashville by a sixteen-year-old who attempted to steal his car. Miraculously, he lived. “This moment created a new center of gravity and re-ordered my understanding of everything I’ve experienced in this lifetime,” he explains. “Many people who experience acute trauma go through somewhat of a euphoric period immediately after the incident occurs, and this was definitely my experience. The level of peace I felt was something I had never touched before. I wrote profusely, I gardened, I brought new life and vigor to my musical ventures, and I made peace with complicated friendships. More than anything, I found a level of great self-acceptance, and this created space for me to begin to learn how to live this life.”
Avant-pop/rock artist Will Wood releases new single “Love, Me Normally”
“Love, Me Normally” is drawn from Will Wood’s upcoming third album, The Normal Album, due out on July 10th via Say-10 Records. Produced by Jonathan Maisto (Dillinger Escape Plan, Foxy Shazam) with a guest appearance from multi-platinum producer Matt Squire (Panic! At The Disco, Ariana Grande, One Direction), The Normal Album is an enthralling, 10-track statement on normality and conformity.
Out Now: 3uki Drops Summer Ready Single “Glow” On Embassy One
“By producing, I have a mental balance. I think of it like writing a diary, except that the piano keys are my pen.” – 3uki
When 3uki released his first single “Lose Control”, he was just 18 years old and doing his final exams in school. That was in 2016. The song climbed to the top 50 viral charts on Spotify and today has over 1.3 million clicks. Lukas Kwoczek from Braunschweig at that moment became a promising EDM newcomer.
Bob Mould returns with 14th solo LP, ‘Blue Hearts.’
Legendary singer-songwriter-guitarist-bandleader Bob Mould has announced the release of an explosive new album. BLUE HEARTS arrives via Merge Records on Friday, September 25; pre-orders are available now on LP, CD, and tri-color Peak Vinyl in the Merge store, or your favorite independent record shop.