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Grunge-noise duo GHXST will release their new EP ‘Dark Days’ on 16th November.
They have now shared a new track taken from the EP. Even if ‘U R My Night’ moves at a somehow slower pace than what the band got us used to, it still showcases their signature sound of haunting, drown out vocals blending into a wall of reverb and heavily down-tuned guitars.
Legendary Dutch death doom elite ASPHYX finally returns with their new, 10th full-length studio album entitled Necroceros. The new album was recorded at Tom Meier’s Tom Meier Studio and at Paul Baayens’ The Mörserstudio, then it was mixed and mastered by Sebastian “Seeb” Levermann at Greenman Studios. Necroceros, which once again features front cover artwork by Axel Hermann, will be available worldwide on January 22nd, 2021 via Century Media Records.
Jesse Mac Cormack is keeping busy during these strange times and is thrilled to unveil today two brand new songs titled “Let It Go” and “Incomplete.” These fresh tracks follow the release of the single “LBTA” last June, as well as the “NOW RMX” EP, a collection of remixes done by CRi, Ryan Playground and Jesse himself, from his award-winning album Now.
About the new material, Jesse shares the stories behind his songs: “Let go of the things you can’t change. Two individuals have entangled themselves in a relationship that from the outside is clearly based on manipulation and control. What can you do? After such a long time, you wonder if they can still remember what feeling free feels like.”
Much of the Nordhem’s dual themes of family and nostalgia draw as much from Lindstrand’s life as from poetic literature. His inspiration came variously from a small grove near his childhood house to a fantasy novel his mother read to him as a child, and which he in turn has read to his own son. A string of singles preceded its release: “Dungen,” “Hallonlandet,” “Stora Huset” and most recently “Jum-Jum.”
Twin sister duo, The Bowmans, are proud to announce the release of their timely first single, “Digger,” from their forthcoming Fall 2021 release, Scrutiny. The new release explores how they are dealing with forced separation due to the pandemic, Claire lives in Colorado, Sarah in Switzerland.
The album explores the twin’s most challenging truths and exposes their darkest secrets. Each song will be discussed at length in their new podcast, A Bit*Challenging, which will be available on their YouTube channel.
Introducing Alia Lene – The First Signing To Haqq Islam’s Contra Worldwide Recordings
Alia Lene is poised to make her mark on the musical landscape. The Minneapolis born singer songwriter has just six singles under her belt and is starting to see some impressive social media plays and radio spins across the country with the track ‘Morning’ seeing over 500k views on Facebook and over 250k streams on Spotify. Her current single ‘Die For You’ and the single before it, ‘You Ain’t Ready’ have both surpassed the 200k mark on Spotify. Her soulful voice and sharp production make her a stand out in the pack. Her creations are all her own, she is a multi-instrumentalist as well as a producer and engineer and people are already starting to take notice with some key placements: Her music can be heard in Tyler Perry’s hit comedy Sistas on BET, as well as their holiday movie ‘Twas the Chaos Before Christmas’ for which she wrote three songs, including the title track ‘Christmas Morning’ – the highest rated Christmas movie in BET history.
I wrote “The Child” to console myself in my 28th year on earth, this year. When I was born, my mother was 28 and some strange part of me thought that I would have a child aged 28, or at least hold some kind of significance to that year. It turns out that this particular year has brought with it the COVID-19 pandemic, Brexit, and my own personal discovery that I had become somewhat of an anxious wreck.
Still Corners Share New Track “Crying”
Written during the pandemic, Tessa from the band says of the track: “The only constant in life is change, this song is about a breakup during a difficult time but it’s also about coping with a fast-moving, uncertain world. Our video shows the immense universe and inevitable change of the seasons. Everything is in flux and that’s the only thing that is certain.”
VREID Shares Entire ‘In the Mountains of Sognametal’ concert
In the beginning of June, Norwegian hard rock icons VREID streamed a unique live performance that took place against the breathtaking backdrop of the mountains in their hometown of Sogndal, Norway. VREID played a classic set from their entire Sognametal history, including songs that have never been played live before as well as several WINDIR tracks. Vegard, the brother of late WINDIR vocalist Valfar, and former MISTUR vocalist Odne made a guest appearance during the concert. The live stream was an immense success with over 130,000 people viewers across the globe! Now, the band has released their entire ‘In the Mountains of Sognametal’ concert via Youtube.
Out Friday: Signals Of Bedlam – “Take The Crown”
NYC-based heavy prog group Signals Of Bedlam return today with furiously-angry new single “Take The Crown”. A track that sporadically and frantically shits restlessly throughout it’s four minutes and forty seconds. “Take The Crown” finds Signals Of Bedlam back in full force with howling discordant guitar lines, rumbling low end, and frenetic drumming. Cero Cartero’s vocals which are more vital than ever; running the gamut from hushed sneer to frustrated howl.
Stoutty makes his New Noise debut with “Quit Playing Games,” a sharp single that blends eerie, suspenseful build ups with dizzying trap drops.
Following two Dim Mak collaborations with Riot Ten and Bok Nero on “All The Smoke” and “Buck,” as well as a track on Excision’s new Subsidia label, Stoutty is back with “Quit Playing Games.” The new single sees the California-based producer showcase the bass-heavy club sounds he’s been polishing since 2016. This summer he premiered the action-packed track via a Dim Mak Studios guest mix, raising excitement around its official October release. With its deep bassline and riveting hybrid trap patterns, Stoutty makes a powerful statement on “Quit Playing Games,” taking listeners on a captivating, ear-jolting experience.
Artist: Ato-Mik – EP: Just Watch
‘Just Watch’ speaks to fake friends and false prophets as it is easy to be mislead by people who don’t have your best intentions in mind. People tend to just watch and talk behind peoples backs when they are trying to do something different. Until that said person takes off leaving all the non-beleivers and nay sayers behind who eventually become fans as to say they once knew them. Sometimes no-one seems to cares about you until its too late.
Joshua Van Tassel Releases “Shadows Smile For You” Video, Album Out Now on Backward Music
Here’s a quote from Josh on the track: “Shadows Smile For You” is a piece written for my son, who has a great conversational relationship with shadows. A shadow can be seen as a companion, a follower, a guide, or a dark reflection of yourself. The video features dancer and choreographer Kate Holden exploring the intimacy and mystery of light in relation to three body parts moving very slowly, extremely close up.
Heather Porcaro’s latest single “All Hands on Deck” is a rallying cry for community and creativity in the face of never ceasing challenges. Porcaro’s clever writing reflects years spent in the works, paying homage to the obstacle of self-acceptance through a lighthearted lens: “I’m not who I once was, I’m kind of on the run,” she sings with unabashed vulnerability. Sultry vocals and layered instrumentals balance a playfulness with Porcaro’s mature perspective, brilliantly reflecting the common desire, young or old, to be seen.
Kat Duma – New Single: ‘System’
The message is whatever you interpret it to be. Lyrically it feels very of-the-moment and while that wasn’t my intention, it does grapple with a sense of uncertainty – it being both fearful and liberating.
FARER create an imposing discord of severe, caustic bass textures, harrowing vocals and winding drums. The band, featuring members of Ortega, was originally founded as MENHIR in 2013, but chose FARER as their new moniker mid 2019, after spending two and a half years of writing and recording their debut record “Monad”. By taking time to further explore the possibilities of being a band with two bass players and the absence of a guitar, the record exhibits the bands evolution into a new entity thoroughly. Meaning, carefully crafted, drawn-out, oppressive and compelling songs.
out next month: TWISTED MIST (Fra) “Orbios” @ Folk Metal
Twisted Mist is a French Pagan Folk Metal band founded in 2014 in Reims. If at first, the formation included four musicians with the objective of composing technical death metal, it has been composed since 2016 of only two members: Olivier and Nicolas, Studio musicians.
Substance810 Finds Balance Based On Chess With New Video “Lay Your King Down”
The Port Huron Michigan native Substance810 is that perfect blend of lyricism, charisma, and authenticity that the game has lacked for years now.
He aims to deliver relatable content and transparency rarely seen in today’s rap music. Mixing in all the elements of true boom bap, the DJ, high-level lyricism, and insane hard hitting beats, its honest Hip Hop with SUBSTANCE.
Icona Pop and Sofi Tukker Enlist Jordan Firstman and Mia Khalifa For Official Music Video For ‘Spa’ – Out Today
Global chart-topping duo Icona Pop are back today with the official music video for their latest single, “Spa”; a new collaboration with global electronic duo SOFI TUKKER. Directed by Lauren Dunn, the video features cameos from writer, comedian and viral internet sensation Jordan Firstman and model, activist and internet superstar, Mia Khalifa.
KAASH PAIGE RELEASES OFFICIAL VIDEO FOR “PROBLEMS”
French Multi-Instrumentalist Orava Releases “Going Backwards” Video
Orava – the French-born, London-based multi-instrumentalist, singer-songwriter and producer – has just released a captivating new music video for “Going Backwards,” the fourth and final single from his debut album ‘Behind The Wave,’ out November 20th. A graduate of the Musician Institute of London, Orava draws inspiration from French touch, classic electronic, DnB, and traditional rock, blending analog with digital, homemade recordings with elaborate production, and vintage instruments with synthetic textures.
Curtis Waters Releases Official Video For “Shoe Laces.”
Following the release of his genre-defying debut album ‘Pity Party’, Curtis Waters returns today with the official music video for the song “Shoe Laces.” Co-directed by Curtis and Vancouver-based artist and animator, Jovy Bergen, the colorful and imaginative video (which pays playful homage to the popular live-action/animated children’s series, Blue’s Clues) further cements the talented 20-year-old as the one to watch innovator and break out artist from 2020.
XIXA Shares “May They Call Us Home” Song & Video via FLOOD | New LP ‘Genesis’ Out 2/19
“From the track’s rolling rhythm and opening twang, XIXA’s “May They Call Us Home” strikes a very specific vibe: the rolling hills and sprawling plains of the Sonoran Desert, which range from Northern Mexico into Southern California. It’s beautifully captured in the new visual for the track, the second to be released from Genesis, the group’s sophomore studio effort. It’s due out February 19 via Julian Records.” – Scott Sterling, FLOOD
$NOT & Denzel Curry Connect for New Single “Sangria” Off Of ‘Beautiful Havoc’
Known for his tightly-wrapped hoodie and his indelible hooks, Florida rhymer $NOT commands a cult following with his sharply-written anti-social jams. Teaming up with Denzel Curry, a kindred spirit and fellow South Florida-born trickster, $NOT shares “Sangria,” his propulsive new single. Marked by a hypnotic flute riff and trampoline 808s, “Sangria” is a pugilistic and hedonistic heat rock. Plowing through the halting percussion with an unbreakable flow, $NOT gives a stern warning to steppers: “Yo, I’m all up in my bag/Please step back/This could be a murder case I pull up with a mack.” In his verse, Denzel Curry complements $NOT’s deadpan with a hyperactive delivery, toe-tagging the beat with a rising cadence: “I came up with the sauce, I feel like Kel Mitchell/Drake on the side, I’m runnin’ with y’all’s nickels.” Premiered by Zane Lowe for Apple Music’s Beats 1, “Sangria” is the latest single from Beautiful Havoc, $NOT’s upcoming album.
Osees Share “Scramble Experiment” Video
Today, prolific garage-psych outfit Osees share the music video for “Scramble Experiment”, off their upcoming Panther Rotate LP out December 11th on Castle Face Records. Says frontman John Dwyer on the track:
The opening track on Panther Rotate a squishy, grinding & throbbing remix of Scramble Suit complete with samples of farm equipment and some found sounds from a zoom recorder i found in a drawer.
Jasmin Rodgers Reveals Gorgeous New Single “Flies”
“Flies” is a lyrical study of survival and mortality and the minutiae of life that signpost hopes and frustrations. Building slowly from its guitar- and vocal-led core, Rodgers gradually and subtly elevates the track through the introduction of piano and layered-reverbs.
RISING STAR AUDREY MIKA RELEASES THE MUSIC VIDEO FOR “RED GATORADE”
“Red Gatorade” follows Audrey’s latest track “Just Friends” which was released earlier this year and met with Billboard praising her “top-notch vocals,” Idolator calling it a “perfectly-crafted pop song,” Ones To Watch said it’s “a certified bop” and E! News declaring it an “irrepressibly catchy track.”
$NOT & Denzel Curry Connect for New ‘Beautiful Havoc’ Single “Sangria”
Known for his tightly-wrapped hoodie and his indelible hooks, Florida rhymer $NOT commands a cult following with his sharply-written anti-social jams. Teaming up with Denzel Curry, a kindred spirit and fellow South Florida-born trickster, $NOT shares “Sangria,” his propulsive new single. Marked by a hypnotic flute riff and trampoline 808s from producer Powers Pleasant (Juice WRLD, Joey Bada$$), “Sangria” is a pugilistic and hedonistic heat rock. Plowing through the halting percussion with an unbreakable flow, $NOT gives a stern warning to steppers: “Yo, I’m all up in my bag/Please step back/This could be a murder case I pull up with a mac.” In his verse, Denzel Curry complements $NOT’s deadpan with a hyperactive delivery, toe-tagging the beat with a rising cadence: “I came up with the sauce, I feel like Kel Mitchell/Drake on the side, I’m runnin’ with y’all’s nickels.” Premiered by Zane Lowe for Apple Music’s Beats 1, “Sangria” is the latest single from Beautiful Havoc, $NOT’s upcoming album.
Atlanta Hitmaker, K Camp Shares Video For “Top 10 ft. Yella Breezy”
Bodies of Water share new single & video “Every Little Bird” + announce first LP in three years via American Songwriter
Today, Bodies of Water share their new “Every Little Bird” video & announce their first LP in three years via American Songwriter. Check out the premiere here. (link) The music portion of the video is immediately followed by a comedic job interview bit where things go awry. Is This What It’s Like is due out on February 12, 2021 via Thousand Tongues.