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George Jones’ “He Stopped Loving Her Today” Hits #1 40 Years Ago Today
Today marks the 40th Anniversary of Country Music Hall of Fame member George Jones’ iconic song “He Stopped Loving Her Today” reaching #1 on Billboard’s Hot Country Chart on July 5, 1980. This was Jones’ first solo hit in six years and paved the way to winning the Country Music Association’s Song of the Year in 1980 and 1981. Written by Bobby Braddock and Curly Putnum, “He Stopped Loving Her Today” has been preserved by the Library of Congress in the National Recording Registry since 2008. After Jones’ death in 2013, “He Stopped Loving Her Today” entered the Billboard Hot Country Charts once again at #21.
Henry And The Waiter Releases ‘Little Paradise’ Single + Announces EP
German indie-pop artist Henry And The Waiter celebrates the announcement of the new ‘Hidden Spirit’ EP with the release of the first single titled ‘Little Paradise’, out July 3rd.
With over 12 million streams on Spotify alone, and successful tours around Germany, Switzerland and Austria, Henry And The Waiter mixes indie and electro pop, combining vintage guitars, smooth key sounds, electronic beats and catchy yet melancholic lyrics. His music is thoughtful and it radiates courage and hope.
‘YELLOW YELLOW YELLOW’ is real and relatable from the get-go: opening track ‘Born Into Pain’ reminisces on school days and his childhood and sets up the ongoing themes on the EP about Yxngxr1’s exes and everyday life with friends and family, whilst also wondering if people will remember him one day. The post break-up single ‘Something (Demo)’ is “a lead up to summer single, just about my exes and being a little sad boy still”.
Plastic Barricades single ‘Tunnel’
London alt-rock duo Plastic Barricades is releasing Tunnel, the third single from the upcoming LP Self-Theories.
The track comes with a trippy music video that continues the tradition of unaltered DIY approach and was shot using a digital microscope.
Sometimes it feels like life is this winding road with plenty of tunnels. You go in, it is dark and uneasy, and pretty soon you start wondering how long this tunnel is. Visibility is reduced, you cannot increase your speed or turn back. It starts to feel claustrophobic. Your thoughts are amplified, loudly reverberating in your head.
KINGNOMAD: stream new track “The Creation Hymn” now!
Sweden’s prog rock warlocks KINGNOMAD unveil a new track taken from their 70s-infused new album ‘Sagan Om Rymden’, coming out this July 10th on Ripple Music. Travel through the ages of rock and psychedelia with “The Creation Hymn” exclusively over at It’s Psychedelic Baby Magazine.
There’s an emanating glow, a retro feel, a psychedelic hand keeping things loose and airy, a breeze through hazy mornings throughout the music of KINGNOMAD. New album “Sagan Om Rymden” recalls the more playful doom-rock of Witchcraft, leading into a fair stomp of times past, with guitar solos and organ creating a nostalgic 70s prog and proto-metal, offering an uplifting and shimmering journey through the ages of quintessential rock. Are you ready to teleport to the end of the universe… and beyond?
single: ELBOE, “DRUMLINE”
Elboe says he made the track “as an ode to the excitement of HBCU banging horns and drums that standout at classic games played by the bands while still bringing hard and street conscious lyrics.”
sir Was x Casper Clausen (Efterklang) – Share Collaborative Single, ‘Flyder’ | Out Now
sir Was drew global attention with his recent album Holding on to a Dream – the follow-up to the EP, Letters – scoring support at BBC Radio 1, BBC 6 Music, Hypebeast, KCRW, Clash, Complex, Notion and more; the record also found the producer selling out London’s Scala and he was supposed to perform alongside Tame Impala and Caribou at London festival, All Points East until it was canceled. He has dates planned for later this year opening for Little Dragon across Europe – obviously, these dates are a little touch and go right now.
Oxnard-based artist Los Retros has released his new EP Everlasting via Stones Throw Records. The project is a vulnerable, yet stylistically-rich collection of songs built around his impeccable curatorial ear and a natural instinct for updating vintage hooks and song structures. Across Everlasting, he reflects on a newfound sense of spirituality, love and positivity through five intimate, nostalgia inducing songs that channel a variety of influences from soul and funk, to psychedelic rock.
Announcing itself with delicate guitar chords, the ‘Acoustic Version’ of ‘Nightcrawler’ trades in the dancefloor energy of the original and allows the emotion-steeped vocals of Say Lou Lou to take centre stage. It follows recent remixes of the track from German DJ and producer Tensnake and Scottish duo Illyus & Barrientos. The original track has amassed over 3 million streams on Spotify alone.
Lauren Crosby and Griffin Sherry (The Ghost of Paul Revere) Team Up on New Single “Biloxi”
“Musically, ‘Biloxi’ is as intriguing and appealing as its implied conceptual impulse. While the song beings with a touch of edginess thanks to Griffin’s mildly ragged vocals and full dynamic push that includes drums, acoustic and electric guitar, bass, organ and even the occasional tonal punctuation of toy bells, over time, Crosby’s gentler, rounded, slightly twangy vocal tone balances out Griffin. (Think slightly more vocally assertive and defined First Aid Kit).” – American Songwriter
Sparks are excited to share the new video for the song “The Existential Threat,” from their new album A Steady Drip, Drip, Drip, which was released on CD, vinyl and cassette this past Friday, July 3. The video was created by the iconic animator Cyriak, known for his subversive and surreal work.