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Checkmark (Skitzofreniks) Is A Father Against Dead Beat Dads With New Video “Thanks For Life”
Hailing from Cambridge, MA, Skitzofreniks have been a staple of the Boston Hip Hop scene since the mid-90’s. CheckMark & Eddie Bones (RIP) epic live shows were revered as that of playground legends; while their grassroots method of promo, boom-bap beats, and clever rhymes earned them lifelong supporters.
KOJEY RADICAL RELEASES NEW SINGLE “SAME BOAT” (FEAT MEREBA)
After the release of his first single of 2020, “Proud Of You,” East London’s KOJEY RADICAL continues his run with his emotive, reflective and uplifting new single “Same Boat”‘ featuring Atlanta singer, songwriter and producer Mereba.
ANNA CLENDENING MAKES ATLANTIC RECORDS DEBUT WITH “GET ME”
Atlantic Records is proud to announce the singing of rising pop singer-songwriter Anna Clendening, alongside the arrival her new single “Get Me” – available now with a stunningly shot visual companion. “This music video is one of the most personal videos I’ve shot,” explains Clendening of the video. “To be able to use my home and my most intimate spaces to convey a song written about an ex relationship was amazing.”
LIL KEED & GUNNA Join Forces For New Single “FOX 5”
Today, rapper Lil Keed releases his new single “Fox 5” via 300 Ent./Young Stoner Stoner Life Records. For the record, Keed links up with fellow YSL recording artist Gunna whose smooth monotone delivery serves as a stark contrast to Keed’s sharp and high pitched flow. The video for the song, which releases today at 3 PM EST was shot in the projects in Atlanta on Cleveland Ave where Keed once lived before making it out. The location for the video also serves as the inspiration behind the name of his forthcoming album Trapped On Cleveland 3. In addition to “Wavy”, released last month, “Fox 5” will also appear on the album set to come out this summer.
NICK PERRI & THE UNDERGROUND THIEVES ANNOUNCE DEBUT LP
Nick Perri & The Underground Thieves, a Philadelphia-based rock band led by artist/songwriter/producer Nick Perri, announced a pre-order today for the group’s anticipated debut album, SUN VIA. Along with the pre-order, the group released the LP’s first single, “Feeling Good.”
Recorded and produced by Perri, SUN VIA is comprised of 10 original songs—a cohesive mix of rock-, alternative-, Americana-, and psychedelia-infused tracks.
Las Historias – “Mayhem and Sex”
Electric Valley Records presents heavy psych/doom entity Las Historias’s tranquilizing s/t album, which comes on July 24th digitally and on LPs —150x Red Vinyl, 100x Transparent Vinyl, 50x Black Vinyl, and 25x Ultra LTD “Mayhem Edition.
Arising from Córdoba, Argentina, Las Historias is a young power trio that take their cues from stratospheric guitar madness of Jimi Hendrix and the bluesy psychedelia of the ’60s to the funeral riffs of Black Sabbath and Electric Wizard.
The title track is an Atomic Rooster song from the 70’s and the flipside is a cover of Daniel Johnston’s “Rock ‘N’ Roll / EGA” that’s a total rager, but it’s also a bittersweet song for Death Valley Girls as they had the rare privilege to briefly serve as Johnston’s backing band
Head to Revolver to read an interview between DVG’s Bonnie Bloomgarden and Damien Echols of The West Memphis 3 to learn more about how he inspired the band to record this song and pursue their own practice of astral projection.
Venus Furs, the moniker of Montreal’s Paul Kasner, has shared the latest video “Paranoia” directed by Hart. Beginning with a heavy guitar riff “Paranoia” carries a tenacity that matches the song’s theme. A powerful exploration of mental illness examining the isolation and pain brought on from depression and anxiety. “Paranoia” offers solace to those struggling with mental illness. The track was premiered exclusively with Stage Right Secrets.
Oracle Drops New Album ‘Hindsight Is 2020’
Three-piece metal band Oracle is proud to bring you their latest release, Hindsight Is 2020, via Pavement Entertainment. Hindsight Is 2020 is the follow-up to the band’s 2019 release, entitled Forgotten Songs from Camp Yeti.
LORD OF THE LOST Releases Single & Official Video For “A Splintered Mind”
LORD OF THE LOST’s new classical ensemble album Swan Songs III proclaims its mission statement almost immediately. A surprising piano intro and Chris Harms’ dark and distinctive voice quickly gives way to “A Splintered Mind”, subsequently unfolding with the rich sounds of a full ensemble. The second single is lyrically driven by a torn apart and desperate protagonist in search of recognition and love. This theme is showcased in the songwriting, instrumentalization and general atmosphere of the song, which has been released today in conjunction with an official music video.
Leah Kate Releases “Fuck Up the Friendship” (Co-written with Sophie Simmons + Louis Schoorl)
Leah Kate says, “‘fuck up the friendship’ was inspired by my experience falling for a friend who I never thought I would fall for. I really valued our friendship, but the feelings were just too strong to ignore. And yet again, I created another home made video during quarantine. It’s supposed to take you through the mental state of falling for someone – I used abstract objects that are representative of love and friendship while also providing a nostalgic, vintage vibe. At the end of the day, I wanted to bring good, fun vibes to people during this time. Music unites people and I hope someone can get a good dance out of it :)”
Jess Knights Unveils ‘Best Kind of Light’ Title Track
Co-written with Donovan Woods in a Toronto diner over slices of pie, the ballad about a graceful end to a relationship presents Knights’ luminous voice in its rawest form. “I know you’re lonely/I’m lonely, too/But I won’t dare call you/Even though I want to,” she sings, channeling that yearning tug-of-war to go back. It’s a relatable sentiment to anyone that’s left a relationship and chosen instead to move on.
RAEDIO, ATLANTIC RECORDS AND HBO RELEASE INSECURE: MUSIC FROM THE HBO ORIGINAL SERIES, SEASON 4 SOUNDTRACK
Raedio, Atlantic Records and HBO are proud to release the full INSECURE: Music From the HBO Original Series, Season 4 soundtrack. INSECURE: Music From the HBO Original Series, Season 4 soundtrack is available today at all DSPs and streaming services.
Watch the INSECURE Season 4 finale this Sunday, June 14th episode at 10:00 p.m. (ET/PT) on HBO®. The series will also be available on HBO NOW, HBO GO, HBO On Demand and partners’ streaming platforms.
Multi-platinum selling rapper, producer, activist, and philanthropist, G-Eazy has released a visual for the new version of his song “Love Is Gone” from his album The Beautiful & Damned.
The latest version of the song, which was originally released in 2017 featuring Drew Love, includes a new verse from rising California rapper JAHMED and finds G rapping through striking verses that evoke images of American discord, racism and police brutality.
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. The movie also stars Will Forte, Maya Rudolph, Terry Crews, Martin Short, Jane Krakowski, Sean Cullen and Ricky Gervais. Convinced they’d be better off raising themselves, the Willoughby children hatch a sneaky plan to send their selfish parents on vacation. The siblings then embark on their own high-flying adventure to find the true meaning of family.
The Imaginaries Premiere Short Film / Video For “Revival” Today With American Songwriter
The video shows the duo on the run after quitting their outlaw lifestyle to live up to their true calling of spreading their newfound message of love, faith, perseverance, and positivity through their music. “‘Revival’ is a spiritual song about finding hope and salvation,” says Maggie and Shane. “Our faith has an impact on our everyday lives and in our songwriting. ‘Revival’ is complete with biblical references from ‘not storing up treasures on earth,’ the warnings of ‘the love of money,’ and the mission of ‘spreading the good news.’ We all need a revival now more than ever!”
A rework of the Latin smash of the same name (a track that has amassed more than 2 billion YouTube views) ‘Te Boté’ maintains the iconic vocals of the original while ramping up the bass and dance elements. It follows Alok’s massive remix of Meduza’s ‘Piece of Your Heart’ (over 80 million streams) that was released through Universal Music last year.
Arichussettes is a New England based rapper born and raised in Arizona and combined the states to create his stage name. He’s been able to establish a particular style with a mix of west coast roots and east coast boom bap. Over the years he’s been prolific and able to drop a three part mixtape series, appear in multiple Grind Mode Cyphers, and release numerous videos and projects including a collaborative LP with Block McCloud. In addition, he has performed coast to coast including headlining his own show in LA. Arichussettes is an artist that pushes hard getting his music out there by any means neccesary.