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OHTWO release new album A Time To Be So Small
lorida post-pop duo OHTWO have released their third album and first as a duo, A Time To Be So Small, today on all digital platforms. To celebrate, the band spoke in depth with Jammerzine on making the record pre-COVID and its blend of trap and post-punk.
“When it comes to ‘A Time to Be So Small’, we have what I call a timestamp for this moment in history,” Jammerzine’s Ryan Martin writes. “The album is a genre-hopping melting pot that spans the gambit and surrounds the ears with sonic bliss and oral education in the age of the pandemic and in the face of global change.”
New Releases for July 31, 2020 – Here are the AllMusic editors’ picks for the most noteworthy releases this week. Looking for more? Visit our New Releases page.
Artist: Scott St Louis – Track: Agenda
Hailing from California, Scott sound blends a mix of rock, alternative, soft rock and punk elements into potent melodies replete with fluid stylish rhythms. Scott achieved worldwide acclaim with the notorious Ditch Bank Okies, playing on seven international releases, and was the main singer-songwriter in Boss Tweed.
The collaboration with British DJ, producer & artist Shift K3Y has been a long time coming. A close friend of the band and school friend of Linden, Shift K3Y felt like a natural choice to remix one of the bands favourite tracks.
New single from Front Country Entitled “Amerikan Dream”
Entitled “Amerikan Dream”, the track is a meditation on the mythos versus reality of America. Singer Melody shares, “From our racist colonial roots to our economically divided present, the “American Dream” has never really been accessible to all. Since it is a belief more than a fact, the first step in changing it is to dismantle the dogma within ourselves so we can be free to imagine a better country together.”
BLACK MAGNET: “Punishment Map” By Industrial Metal Outfit Now Playing
20 Buck Spin prepares to release Hallucination Scene, the debut LP from industrial metal outfit BLACK MAGNET in September, today unveiling preorders as well as a new single, “Punishment Map.”
The sonic magnitude of industrial metal and post-punk muscularity, heavy synth textures and rhythmic militance imbue BLACK MAGNET’s Hallucination Scene with a frenetic pulse acutely attuned to the head on collision of alternate dystopian timelines that is 2020.
Arlo Guthrie & Jim Wilson Release Poignant Portrait of the Times with “Hard Times Come Again No More”
Legendary folk music icon Arlo Guthrie releases today in collaboration with acclaimed solo pianist Jim Wilson a hopeful anthem for a world in crisis with a stunning rendition of the Stephen Collins Foster classic “Hard Times Come Again No More” (Release Date: Friday, July 31, 2020). A companion music video coincides with the single release featuring Guthrie performing in quarantine along with Wilson and featured special guests including vocalist Vanessa Bryan, multi-GRAMMY Award-winning bassist Stanley Clarke, guitarist Andy McKee, a gospel choir, and other notable artists.
Eric Anders & Mark O’Bitz share new indie folk album
For Folk’s Sake debuted the album’s lead track “Matterbloomlight (Revisited)” calling it a “beautiful expression of the cyclical nature of life and death.” The track was a new version of a stripped-down demo the duo had recorded a few years earlier when ‘American Bardo’ was in its infancy stages. Next Came “Bury Me” a track Glide Magazine pegged “a standout track.” “Old Theory of Love” highlights the duo’s farthest reaches of their sound with a sweeping expanse of guitars and powerful vocals. Jammerzine praised the single’s “sensual slow build…”
Local H Share “8:46” Video, New LP Out Now via AntiFragile
Alt-rock pillars Local H have shared their latest single, “8:46”, following its performance and video debut at their two-night sold out drive-in concerts in Illinois last month. The intense instrumental piece is a wordless tribute to George Floyd and the Black Lives Matter movement.
Signals (A Skylit Drive, OM&M) Drop “Not If I Save You First” Video — WATCH
SIGNALS, featuring Michael Jagmin (A Skylit Drive) and Jonathan Kintz (ex-Of Mice & Men) have shared the video for their new single “Not If I Save You First.”
Kimbo Takeoff – ‘First Day Out (ft. Joe Green)’
“This is a song I wrote when I was doing a short stint in the county. I put the original version out last year. I’ve been feeling Joe Green’s music for a while. I told my manager let’s get a feature. I think Joe and I have similar styles. And his verse on “First Day Out Remix” fits like a glove. Video shot by Tower World Films.”
Kaigo Kioku Kyoku (which translates into “Caregiving Memory Songs”) was built from his experience as a caregiver for his grandmother with Alzheimer’s, and uncle with terminal cancer. In a further nod to the circular nature of life, the house that Hiroki cared for his relatives in was also the house he was born in.
Artist: Fatima Revne – Track: Se på meg
Fatima Revne is a true passionate rnb and pop singer that puts real emotions into every word of her lyrics.
Her love for music has followed her since young age into adulthood, where she has now developed an incredible smooth voice that easily can be put side by side amongst world leading musicians.
GRAMMY-AWARD WINNING COLLECTIVE CLEAN BANDIT IS BACK WITH A NEW RELEASE
Grammy-award winning collective Clean Bandit has released their latest banger, perfect to raise your spirits and make you dance this weekend! Real Love x Sunchyme (ft. Jess Glynne) [VIP Mash-Up] sees the DJs rework their massive global hit “Real Love (ft. Jess Glynne)” with the classic dance smash “Sunchyme,” released in 1997 by renowned UK DJ Dario G.
Vancouver Musician Lola Parks Set To Release New Album on September 25th
Vancouver musician Lola Parks is making her dreams a reality with the release of her new single ‘Dreamer’, out today on all digital platforms. The track is the first official single from her new album No Apologies, which is set for release on September 25th.
WATCH NOW: Electro/rock band LOWBORN tormented by a familiar ghost in grim new video “The Grave”
Burning bridges to free yourself of a toxic situation can sometimes be easier than anticipated. Light the match and turn your back, leaving your past behind. What will you do when your past, and those you left behind there, learn to swim? Electro/rock band LOWBORN is haunted by a ghost in their latest dark video “The Grave”, a type of torment that rattles your bones after each encounter much like LOWBORN’s polished talent does through each release.
ELLEFSON, FEATURING MEGADETH BASSIST/CO-FOUNDER DAVID ELLEFSON RELEASE FULL TRACKLISTING FOR COVERS LP ‘NO COVER’
ELLEFSON the eponymous solo band of Grammy-Winning Megadeth bassist/co-founder David Ellefson has announced the tentative tracklisting for NO COVER, out 10/2 on Combat Records, featuring 17+ cover songs including classic tracks from Motorhead, WASP, Def Leppard, Cheap Trick, Queen, Judas Priest, Twisted Sister, Fastway, Fight, Dead Kennedys, and more, with cover art by Melody Myers (Ellefson, Altitudes and Attitude, Escape The Fate), an homage to the legendary Def Leppard debut On Through The Night.
For Skope: Trilane & YARO’s new progressive vocal gem “Way Out” ft. Sarah De Warren
Trilane and YARO once again join forces for their deep progressive gem “Way Out,” the newest cut from Nicky Romero’s Protocol Recordings. Opening with breathy vocals by Sarah De Warren over an ethereal sonic backdrop, “Way Out” gradually melts into a groovy, progressive bassline that is both suited for dancefloors and radio play. The skillful fusion of emotive lyrics and soft but driving melodies make “Way Out” a multifaceted masterpiece. This is yet another all-star collaboration between Trilane, who mark their 9th release on the label at present, and the young YARO; the two have previously teamed up for “Miss Out” – YARO’s debut single, which received an edit by Nicky Romero himself, as well as singles “Dum Dum,” “Hot For U,” “Horatio,” and “Dollarz.” “Way Out” is Sarah De Warren’s first release on Protocol, and hopefully not last; she has worked earlier with Kaskade, Mike Perry, Ilan Bluestone, and many more.
Suzi Ragsdale’s New Release Ghost Town Arrives October 9th
Produced by Ragsdale’s long-time collaborator, Sam Frank, and in part by her father, the legendary songwriter Ray Stevens, Ghost Town kicks off with the rollicking and infectious “Bonfire,” an ode to decluttering and simplifying both the mind and the home, which ends with a celebratory dance around the flickering pyre. On the EP’s affecting title track, lingering memories of “fairytales, fantasies, and lies” haunt the present. Throughout the instantly memorable “Loved and Won,” Ragsdale recites a litany of famous couples, both real and fictional—“Johnny and June, Scarlett and Rhett, Yoko and John, Romeo and Juliet” in the opening verse—and turns the oft-heard “it’s better to have loved and lost” on its ear. The percussive and thoroughly uplifting “Live Until You Die” assures us in its opening line that even the daily rigors of “Eat, drink, sleep, wash, rinse, repeat” are preferable to the alternative.
WizTheMc Releases “For A Minute” Music Video
The latest signee of 10K Projects and Homemade Projects, 21-year-old rapper-singer-songwriter WizTheMc, has released a music video of his break-out hit single “For A Minute.” With nearly 4M streams on Spotify alone and placements in playlists like Good Vibes, Anti-Pop, Lorem, Front Left, and Alternative Hip Hop, WizTheMc is the genre-fluid, feel good artist set to redefine what it means to be a modern popstar.
Your Grandparents Share Trippy “So Damn Fly” Visual
On their new video, Your Grandparents share, “Most everything we do is DIY. To create this video with a limited crew of just us and the ladies featured in the video (they killed it) speaks volumes to the dedication we put towards our work. We’re proud to release this to the world and we hope the joy that went into this is passed on to everyone who watches it.”
Cheat Codes track “Heaven” gets a fresh take with remix package ft. Tep No, Shift K3y, Denis First, Niiko x SWAE
Cheat Codes release a remix package around their newest single “Heaven”. The feel-good anthem welcomes four fresh remixes that range from progressive house, classic club mix, Eastern European radio hit, and beach-waves chill. There’s music for every occasion as Tep No, Shift K3y, Denis First, and Niiko x SWAE put their unique twist on the track.
EVERY OTHER YEAR Release New Single + Video for Single “GHOSTS”
High energy Rock/ Pop Punk band, Every Other Year, released a new single with an accompanying video for their latest single “Ghosts” today. The single was produced by Mikey Doling (Channel Zero, Snot, Soulfly) and Dave Fortman who has produced for bands such as Simple Plan, Evanescence, and Mudvayne.
QUEEN NAIJA UNVEILS OFFICIAL VIDEO FOR “PACK LITE” DIRECTED BY TEYANA TAYLOR, AKA SPIKE TEY
Today, Platinum-certified R&B singer and songwriter Queen Naija shared the official video for her new single, “Pack Lite.” Set in 1960s Atlanta, the clip was directed by fellow R&B artist Teyana Taylor, aka Spike Tey (Macy Gray, Schoolboy Q, Wale, T.I.), who was named Video Director of the Year at the 2020 BET Awards. Queen took to YouTube Live following the premiere to chat with fans about the making of the video.
Treva Blomquist’s “Snakes & Saints” out Today
Every so often, great songwriters will take a leap of faith, allowing the songs themselves to steer the ship. When longtime Americana-leaning artist Treva Blomquist started recording her new album Snakes & Saints, she learned firsthand the scary-but-rewarding process of letting go and giving the songs what they deserve—and the result is stunning. Available everywhere today, Snakes & Saints finds Blomquist, along with producers Nathan Johnson and J. Brandon Owens (ENJOYER), departing from her more traditional sound and exploring a musical world more akin to indie-pop, complete with lo-fi drum loops and polyphonic synth soundscapes; different, but never distracting from Blomquist’s heartfelt delivery of ten new original songs.
Young Dolph announces Rich Slave, his upcoming album and his first solo album since 2018. The follow-up to Dum & Dummer, last year’s joint album with Key Glock that debuted in the Top 10 of the Billboard 200, Rich Slave will include recent singles “Blue Diamonds” and “RNB,” Dolph’s Juicy J-produced collaboration with Megan Thee Stallion. Rich Slave releases on August 14th via Paper Route EMPIRE and is now available for pre-order.
Critically acclaimed, gold-selling Chicago rapper, entrepreneur, and philanthropist G Herbo, along with preeminent artist-first streaming platform, Audiomack, launch Swervin’ Through Stress—a multi-tiered program, committed to connecting Black young adults with therapeutic resources that help inform and improve their mental health in pursuit of a better quality of life.
These resources include free 12-week therapy sessions to all Black youth between 18-25, a helpline and a crisis text line.
Melodic Metal Band TENSION RISING Reveals The End Of Days With New Single & Lyric Video, “Doomsayer”
New York-based melodic metal band, TENSION RISING has unleashed their brand-new single & lyric video for the song, “Doomsayer.”
“Doomsayer” appears on the forthcoming release, Penumbra, due out in early September.
Marlana (Milo Greene) Shares ‘At Least I Tried’ EP
In the track-by-track, Marlana details many of the ideas and backstories behind each song. For “I Don’t Want To Fall In Love” she explains, “I had one of those magical moments that almost NEVER happens. I was taking a bath and the chorus came to me. Simultaneously I also knew exactly how I wanted the production to sound. I got out of the bath immediately to grab my phone, sing the melody into it and then speak instructions to myself on how the production should go…. “and then the bass will go ‘bah, bah da ba bum bum”… “and the drums will go like this”. I have to record ideas quickly or they are gone forever.”
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Listen to Jacksonville rapper BROKEASF’s latest track “Off The Map”
18-year-old newcomer, Brokeasf has released a steady stream of bangers in the past few months – he kicked off the year with his single “Comments,” which sparked a major trend on TikTok and now has over 200 thousand creates to the song, released “Glock In The Lake,” which has nearly 200 thousand views YouTube, followed by “Za” and “Tooley,” which both premiered on Worldstar. Today the Jacksonville native continues the streak of cutthroat and painfully honest lyrics with “Off The Map” watch the video –
New Release: ‘Friends’ by Deadhead Daisies
Regarding “Dynamite,” the band previously unveiled via livestream that it’s an upbeat song sung in English. BTS further mentioned: “We also needed a breakthrough during these unforeseen times, so we worked on this new song. This is a new challenge for us as well. When we first heard and recorded the song, we were energized and our spirits were lifted up. We can’t wait to share this song with you all and enjoy it together.”