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Brooklyn-based producer Slug Father makes a groovy return on his latest single “How Ya Feel” via Casablanca Sunset Records.
“How Ya Feel” kicks off with a lively bass line complemented by funky club rhythm, bright groovy guitar chords and rhythmic dance textures. The song is a dancefloor weapon mixed for DJ sets and mastered for the mainstage. The release comes on the heels of Slug Father receiving a nod from house-music heavy weights Disclosure when his single “Keep On” was featured in the prolific duo’s BBC Radio 1 Residency Mix, last month. His previous single, “Think Of U,” also peaked at #1 on the Hype Machine popular charts and is currently featured in Spotify’s “Feelgood Indie” playlist.
Sydney indie pop artist ASTRALS weaves magic with new single ‘Daylight Drip’
For Sydney songwriter and performer Claire Simpson aka ASTRALS, music is a way to escape and to explore some wonderful sonic realms that match a vibrant imagination.
With her new single ‘Daylight Drip’, ASTRALS has written a dream pop track that evokes hope and glimmering times ahead as we make our way back to normal life.
Carly Tefft Announces Upcoming Releases Of Second Half Of LP Project “Songs After Dark”
Singer-songwriter Carly Tefft has announced the upcoming release of the second half of her new acoustic LP, “Songs After Dark”. The remaining four LP songs, consisting of two originals and two covers, will be released in two sets of two songs each on 11/20 and 12/11. The project was lead in by four songs in October, all accompanied by their own music videos. Stripped back and raw, “Songs After Dark” places a strong emphasis on story telling, Carly’s songwriting forte. With elements of both country and pop, the second half of “Songs After Dark” finds Carly at her core.
Like A Motorcycle Drop New Album ‘Dead Broke’
Like A Motorcycle is a melee attack with a soundtrack. They deliver poignant earworms for their fellow disenfranchised rejects; working minimum wage jobs while dodging five-figure debt. With their frighteningly explosive performances, LAM are here and ready to unleash their sophomore album, Dead Broke, out now.
A rock and roll vagabond at heart, bassist, vocalist and songwriter Marta De Leon cut her musical teeth in Seattle indie bands before relocating to NYC, where she fronted Brooklyn-based art-pop band The Meaning of Life. Tucson based band Weekend Lovers marks a return to De Leon’s desert roots, a street smart modern indie rock band kissed with dark clouds and creosote, combining infectious hooks, soul-wrenching lyrics and punch-to-the-gut rock swagger, and laced with just enough 80s pop and new wave magic to make the songs seem both brand new and achingly familiar.
Fresh off the back of the release of their fired up single ‘Two Brains’, Dunedin-based rock group Hot Donnas release their new EP, The Adventures of E-WAN
Across six tracks, the EP dives into a rich blend of indie, grunge and surf-rock sounds that provides a definitive picture of the band Hot Donnas have flourished into over their last year of performing, writing and recording.
Having already laid strong foundations throughout 2020 with the release of ‘My People’ and ‘Over & Over’, Adelaide musician MANE now celebrates the release of her brand new EP, Coping Mechanisms.
THUNDER announce official video for ‘Last One Out Turn Off The Lights’
British hard-rock heroes, Thunder, have announced the release of their 13th studio album ‘All The Right Noises’ on March 12th, 2021. The band have also shared the first single ‘Last One Out Turn Off The Lights’.
Today, Patriarchy shares “Hell Was Full” (Nitzer Ebb Remix), the first single off an upcoming remix album of her 2019 debut Asking For It LP. Brooklyn Vegan premiered the track and video, alongside an exclusive Q+A with Actually Huizenga. When asked about the project, Huizenga said “this bundle of precious-gem-remixes is my own fantasy-reality gathered up like a treasure in the backyard.”
Patriarchy is releasing an album of remixes early 2021 with the label Dero Arcade. All of the remixed songs come from the first Patriarchy album, Asking For It, released in November of 2019.
Perth’s Big Orange prepare for the release of debut album An Ode To Odious with new single ‘I Wanna Know’
Firmly establishing themselves as a bright force in indie rock music out on the West Coast, Perth’s Big Orange return with their third release for 2020, ‘I Wanna Know’. Taken from the band’s forthcoming debut album An Ode To Odious, Big Orange’s new single comes packed with strong tempos, instrumentation and heart alike.
Led by vocalist and songwriter Daniel Davis, ‘I Wanna Know’ is delivered with passion and dedication to not just producing catchy hooks and melodies, but landing that alt-rock power punch in the lyrics reminiscent of contemporaries including Something For Kate, Sonic Youth and Cloud Control.
THE SILENCIO return with new song + video for ‘Apology’
Powerful and emphatic, four-piece alternative rock band, The Silencio make a bold return with their new single ‘Apology’; a song penned through compassion and seeing the light during dark times.
An honest single inspired by a friend struggling with sobriety, the band hope the new song encourages strength and comradery when people need it the most. Releasing alongside a video clip that flips between the band and a narrative that evokes the very sense of the lyrics detail: repentance and retrospect.
DAVIDO RELEASES ANTICIPATED THIRD STUDIO ALBUM “A BETTER TIME”
Nigerian Afropop sensation DAVIDO has officially released his eagerly anticipated third studio album A BETTER TIME out now via Davido Worldwide Entertainment/ Sony Music U.K. /RCA Records. The 17-track album is available on all DSPs and streaming services –
Secret Tekashi69 Doc From Director Vikram Gandhi (KUMARÉ) Revealed
Part investigative documentary, part real-life gangster movie, 69: THE SAGA OF DANNY HERNANDEZ unpacks the life of polarizing rap sensation and internet troll Tekashi69. One of the most controversial figures in contemporary pop culture, 69 repeatedly broke the internet with his sensationalist music videos and social media beefs before infamously testifying against Brooklyn gang the Nine Trey Gangsta Bloods in a landmark trial. Director Vikram Gandhi (KUMARÉ, BARRY) gets up close and personal with the neighborhood locals who knew 69 when he was still just Danny Hernandez—before the hard-core persona and the face tattoos—to chronicle his meteoric rise and fall from fame and probe the harsh extremes of addiction to fame in the digital era.
“I kind of wrote this song not knowing exactly what it was about. I knew it was about my faith. Looking back, it’s kind of wrestling with God. Asking him to take away the things in my life that aren’t good for me and to even take away the things I hold dear. My idols. Whether that be my music, money, etc. I don’t necessarily even think it’s a song about salvation, but more likely a recommitment to putting my focus back on him where it matters. A renewing of my mind. I think other listeners, they could interpret the song completely differently. To me, it’s a special song for that reason. This song has a few different layers to it and is even a bit ambiguous at times. That wasn’t on purpose, but I think it’s appropriate considering we all go through different struggles and it’s nice when a song can speak into those struggles.”
“Faith is about finding the courage to fall in love again after a series of heartbreaks and being left to feel a bit jaded about love and happy endings.” explains Rayana.
Rayana’s debut EP, godless, features past releases including Rock Bottom, Scorned, and Why Mama Why.
A year since his last full length project, Spirals Heaven Wide, and following the second instalment of his Spa Commissions series in May, Yamaneko closes off 2020 with the sixth and final release this year from 1000Doors — an uplifting ode to the collective’s once was headquarters and formative years in London.
“The song came from a really personal place for me. I have always struggled with anxiety and feeling like it would never get better. My family goes to Florida every year and this song was born when I was standing on the beach two summers ago,” explains Madison. “I remember I was annoyed that I couldn’t go out and paddleboard because I was not experienced at all and the water was too rough for a beginner! The day before, though, the water was completely still, but there were no paddle boards available. I stood at the shore and the waves crashed into my feet and the song was born.”
Dave Alvin Shares “Inside”; ‘From An Old Guitar: Rare and Unreleased Recordings’ out 11/ 20
GRAMMY award-winning guitarist, singer, and songwriter Dave Alvin today shares “Inside,” the third track revealed from his first album of solo material in eleven years, From An Old Guitar: Rare and Unreleased Recordings, out November 20 on Yep Roc Records.
“The late, brilliant songwriter Bill Morrissey was a very close and treasured friend of mine, offers Alvin. “I was also honored to play lead guitar on his last album before his untimely death in 2011. We actually got to be close pals years before because he approached me one day claiming that a song of mine, “Bus Station,” was a rip off of his beautiful composition, “Inside.” I just laughed and said, ‘I wrote Bus Station in 1982. What year did you write Inside?’ Bill started giggling in his charming way and then said, ‘Hmm. I wrote “Inside” much later than that so I guess I ripped you off.’ We were tight comrades ever since. After Bill’s passing I started performing “Inside” at some of my shows and eventually went into the studio to record my version with my band, The Guilty Ones. I wanted to pay tribute to Bill and his amazing talents as a songwriter by recording his bittersweet ballad that cemented our friendship forever.“
EYES: Copenhagen Hardcore Quintet Releases “Off” Angry Music Sessions Live Video Via Mathcore Index
Denmark’s twisted hardcore mongers EYES released their debut album, Underperformer, in September, scorching everything in earshot with their unique fusion of punk and metallic hardcore, leaving no confronted soul unstirred through their fantastically entertaining music videos. As every other band on planet earth, they have not been able to tour due to the ongoing pandemic, but now there’s some action available for the hungry hardcore hordes out there.
Low Cut Connie reveals brand new video for ‘Wild Ride’
Speaking about the video, Adam Weiner explains, “We shot this in Brooklyn. It was in the weeks just before quarantine began. There was a dark energy all around us. Sara Fox, the director, put together some fabulous imagery here.”
Skope: Pharoahe Monch (ft. Cypress Hill) | new project/single
Today, legendary emcee Pharoahe Monch announced the new project th1rt3en with Jack White drummer, Daru Jones & renowned guitarist, Marcus Machado. Alongside announcing the debut album — titled A Magnificent Day For An Exorcism — lead single “Fight” (ft. Cypress Hill) is out today with a chilling video that explores the topic of police brutality and murder, particularly against Black citizens.
Color of Light premieres Daydream Garden early on Jammerzine
South Carolina-based shoegaze experimentalist Sean Neuse unveiled Daydream Garden, his second album as Color of Light, earlier today with a full premiere on Jammerzine.
“A lush set of transcendental tracks that won’t let up, but lets you [into a] dream state only found in that which has inner peace,” Jammerzine’s Ryan Martin writes in their premiere. “This is beautiful.”
Based in the small city of Spartanburg sixty miles outside of Asheville, Sean Neuse began Color of Light in 2014 after leaving cult indie act Coma Cinema, releasing his debut album Memory the following year to praise from Noisey. Taking influence from early 4AD and Kranky artists amidst a period that saw both of his parents’ passing, Neuse reemerged earlier this year with advance singles “My World Ends” and “Ocean of Dead Feelings.”
Smino Releases “The Hoopti Experience” in Celebration of ‘Noir’ 2-year Anniversary
Alphabet Rockers are building the just world we all want to see— one beat, one movement, one moment at a time. Creators, Tommy Soulati Shepherd (he/him/they) and Kaitlin McGaw (she/her) have built Alphabet Rockers as a collective of youth artist/activists and their adult allies with the vision of creating world-changing family-focused content across all platforms. Today Alphabet Rockers speak to Forbes about “We Got Work To Do”, an extensive Anti-Racism Course designed to give families the tools they need to navigate vital conversations with their children about racism, advocacy and more.
Welcome back, Teenage Fanclub! Endless Arcade, the legendary Scottish group’s first album since 2016’s Here, is out March 5. Pre-order today on CD, LP, and translucent pink Peak Vinyl packaged in a special die-cut jacket in the (newly relaunched) Merge shop, or wherever records are sold. The first 100 Peak Vinyl orders in our store will receive a 12” × 12” print signed by the band.
Accompanying the album announcement is Endless Arcade’s opening song “Home,” with a music video to follow tomorrow. Though the track stretches to seven minutes on the album, its coda has been saved for the record’s release day. What we are left with is an incredible display of the assured and relaxed pop that we’ve grown to admire from the group. Listen today:
JUSTICE CARRADINE “CAN’T FEEL A THING”
Chosen Music/Atlantic recording artist Justice Carradine has returned with his mesmerizing new song, “Can’t Feel A Thing,” available now at all DSPs and streaming services. The dance-floor-ready track is joined by an official lyric video, filmed back at home in Utah and streaming now via YouTube.
Dirt Cult Records Announces Daydream LP and Unveils First Single
Daydream’s sound is difficult to describe. It’s noisy and chaotic but held together by riffs and melodies that will get stuck in your head for days. It sounds like Lebenden Toten through a Jesus Lizard filter.
Mystic Operative is the band’s second LP. Their first was released by Symphony of Destruction in Italy, and seemed to go under the radar, at least in the United States. On their second LP, the band takes on the commodification of every aspect of our lives.
SHAED Drops “No Other Way” Live Video
DC trio SHAED has released a live performance video of their new single “No Other Way.” Released in October, “No Other Way” was the #1 most added single at Alternative Radio two weeks in a row, and has now climbed to #18 on the charts.
Indie record label KeyMedia Group announces they are partnering with pop vocalist ASRAM 450 to release the 5 song EP RAINBOW. The EP features 5 versions of the song RAINBOW, including a pop mix, dance remix, acapella mix and two instrumental mixes. Written and co-produced by BMG client, singer-songwriter Denise Marsa, the EP was co-produced by German producer Janosch Roth who owns Lautstumm Studios in Sonnenbühl, Germany. Tracks were recorded in both New York City and Germany. The EP was mastered by Burak Atas of Maven Mastering in Izmir, Turkey.
SCALP is Southern California’s most violent and unpredictable new outfit, bred on a wide range of influences from across and beyond the realms of extreme music. Facets of classic and technical death metal, West Coast crust, and modern hardcore unite in an explosive attack in the vein of Nails, Dead In The Dirt, Dystopia, Homewrecker, and Terminal Nation. With their demo on the shelf for one year, SCALP now unloads their brutalizing debut full-length, Domestic Extremity, unloading ten tracks as devastating as they are lyrically pressing in the current state of the country.
Sounds like Mac Miller! Cale Dru’s ‘Kids At School’
Debuting at a transformational moment in American history, Cale Dru’s ‘Kids At School’ speaks to the unsung story of today’s students across the nation.
‘Kids At School’ is a hair-raising production by Massachusetts’ WilliamH, with art contributions from Louis Herbert and Hazey-Eyed.
Jaah SLT & Young Nudy Vibe Out in the Eye-Catching “Right Now” Video
Coming out of Charlotte with a head full of steam, Jaah SLT is ready to bring his playful, sing-song flow into rap’s mainstream. Setting a psychedelic vibe, Jaah shares “Right Now,” his latest music video. A vibey and aquatic bit of laid back trap, “Right Now” finds Jaah sinking into the sumptuous production while radiating quiet confidence, before Young Nudy saunters in for the song’s anchor verse with a melodic drawl. In the video, directed by Motion Picture Sh*t, Jaah heads out to the North Carolina wilderness to reflect, as the camera transforms him with kaleidoscopic visual effects. Meanwhile, Nudy, styrofoam cup in hand, romances a model on a remote road. “Right Now” is a highlight track from 9-25-20, Jaah’s latest project.
SHEFF G, THE ONE AND ONLY, RETURNS WITH NEW FIRE SINGLE AND VIDEO, “LIGHTS ON”
Sheff G, leader of Brooklyn’s beloved label and crew, Winners Circle Entertainment releases a new Great John produced single, “Lights On.” The video, directed by Sheff G with cinematography by Ryan Lynch flaunts of Sheff’s lifestyle from private jets to stacks of cash and even a cameo made by a goat, reaffirming Sheff’s GOAT-like status. As he plays between a smooth flow and subtle guttural beat, Sheff continues to lead beyond the Brooklyn drill movement.
U.K. Artist Keeley Forsyth Releases New Single Today “Glass”
Keeley Forsyth releases today a new single “Glass” featured on her forthcoming EP, Photograph, due out on The Leaf Label on November 20, 2020. Written and recorded during lockdown in collaboration with Trestle Records’ Ross Downes, “Glass” finds Forsyth looking to the horizon, searching for something beyond her four walls. It’s a mantra for those coming to terms with a daily pattern without release.
Ted When X Skope
Ted has toured with Wiz Khalifa and Mac Miller and worked in the studio with The Neptunes. All of these elements and experiences in form his new, genre-defying sound. He built his own home studio in Nashville- and built this new phase of his creative life completely from scratch, no previous solo releases, no social media profile, just leading with the music that has now been featured in The FADER, Wonderland, American Songwriter, SPIN, and Flaunt.
BOI returns with new single ‘SO LONG’.
‘So Long’ is the latest release of the bold and boisterous BOI. The Sydney-based pop artist delivers one of her most raw and honest songs to date.
The track walks you through an intimate and personal recount of dark emotions. The consistent walking beat throughout the production really emphasises the desperation for surviving, reclaiming your power as you find a way to get back up again and moving forward one step at a time through muddy waters.
Yours to Lend, the debut album from transcontinental duo, Dutch Monks, is a complete and polished body of work that showcases the band’s incredible musical connection. It contains a vast mixture of emotions, grooves, tempos, and textures. Jesse Rudd-Schmidt’s tactful lyrics take the listener through the emotions of relationships and loss, while Thijs Flinsenberg’s intricate piano lines are a stand out, ducking in and out of the lyrical journey and providing melodic highlights throughout.
For SKOPE / Zachary Kibbee
Los Angeles rock artist Zachary Kibbee who just dropped his new music video for the live acoustic version of his single “Don’t Fade Away.” Kibbee’s combination of modern alternative rock elements combined with his authentic gritty, bluesy style and large vocal range captivates listeners. “Don’t Fade Away” is off of his album, Life In Low Fidelity, released early this year.