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It’s been over two years since Bernice released their celebrated LP Puff: In the air without a shape, a major milestone for the Toronto band that arrived a full 7 years after their debut and received a rapturous response. The band, whose members are noted for their work (together and separately) with artists like Andy Shauf, Lido Pimienta, Martha Wainwright and Beverly Glenn Copeland, earned a Polaris Prize nomination for the album, which also saw major international attention, being described as an “analytical, self-dissecting monument to ephemerality” by The New York Times, and “a fascinating musical conversation” that blends pop and R&B influences with C86 aesthetics by Pitchfork, alongside high praise from outlets like NPR, FADER, VICE, and Stereogum, among many others Today, the band have returned to announce their third full-length, Eau de Bonjourno, which will be released out March 5th from Telephone Explosion and figureeight records, and share the album’s first single “Groove Elation.”
Kacy & Clayton and Marlon Williams are set to release their debut collaboration Plastic Bouquet next Friday, December 11th, 2020 via New West Records. The 11-song set was produced by Kacy Lee Anderson & Marlon Williams and was recorded in Saskatoon, SK and Nashville, TN. Plastic Bouquet has been met with wide critical acclaim. Uncut Magazine awarded the album 8 out of 10 stars in their lead review, calling it a “cross-hemisphere collaboration between two teams of very distinctive artists,” while Mojo stated in their 4 out of 5 Star review, “Both acts keep country tradition close to their hearts, and Anderson’s crystal-clear voice wraps itself around Williams’ Roy Orbison croon like a modern Gram and Emmylou. Linthicum’s guitar adds texture and twang, as the interplay between the trio delivers their Plastic Bouquet close to country perfection.” Shindig called the album “Perpetually gorgeous” while Rolling Stone Country stated, “Williams’ otherworldly croon leads the way, blending beautifully with Kacy Anderson’s voice in a winning combination of diverse talents.”
Architects Share New Track/Video “Black Lungs”
England-based post-metalcore quintet, Architects share the second single off their forthcoming ninth studio record For Those That Wish To Exist. “Black Lungs” follows the colossal single “Animals,” which to date has amassed 6M+ streams and 3.5M+ YouTube views.
Today, the band share the post-apocalyptic video for “Black Lungs,” directed by Jeb Hardwick. The track calls for us to examine the role we are currently playing in the destruction of the world with barren landscapes and foreshadowing of extinction.
Gary V Shares Video For “Nostalgia”, His Final New Single of 2020
“Nostalgia” is the latest in a series of ten consecutive singles since my sophomore record Mamba,” Gary V explains. “I saw these singles as an ‘album in slow motion’ with “Nostalgia” being the closer to that album. I’m incredibly proud of these songs and felt like the process gave me room to experiment and develop as a songwriter, producer and engineer. I look forward to taking what I’ve learned and going even deeper into discovering new sounds and songs in 2021…”
Owen Meany’s Batting Stance unveils striking & cinematic video for “Krakow”
Slovakia Pop Artist Karin Ann Released Single “i yearn for agony” With Wonderland Magazine
Slovakia Pop artist Karin Ann released the audio and video for her new single “i yearn for agony” last week with Wonderland Magazine and 1883 Magazine respectively. This single mixed and mastered by British producer Matt Schwartz (Yungblud, Massive Attack) follows a slue of successful single releases from Karin in 2020 as she builds up to the release of her currently untitled debut EP.
Atlanta-based artist Andy Mineo has released his new EP, Happy Thoughts, today via Reach Records. Set to inventive, boundary-pushing beatmaking, with a focus on positivity, the record is a perfect salve for anyone struggling through the many challenges 2020 has brought us all.
What began as a journey to Japan last autumn in search of new experiences and a connection to our common humanity, ultimately brought Mineo back to lessons learned from his mother, who passed away in 2018. Stream the single, “Momma Taught Me” + the Happy Thoughts EP via all digital platforms.
Declan McKenna Releases “Rapture” Music Video
“Rapture – though it seems to touch on the current state of the world – was born early last year, and reflects some of my thoughts on the end of the world and the threats that humanity will face in the future, and on common fears for the future. The problem we face now seems to be that for each common fear there is a contrasting view that at least appears to have wide support, I guess my worry now is how such huge numbers of people can move forward without unity under immediate threat. The new music video isn’t the most serious in concept, for a song based around the end of the world in times so hard for not just myself but all those involved in making it, we had to seek some joy and humour… and we had to shoot outside in the cold.”
“We wrote most of our debut EP, ‘Always,’ in the fall of 2019 coming off of major changes in our team and personal lives,” shares vocalist Avery Silvernagel. “The songs reflect the feeling of breaking out of the rut I had felt trapped in before and the sense of optimism I had (and still have) for the future.” Avery continues, “Because of this, the EP is high energy and radiates positivity and hope. We’re thrilled with how the project turned out and can’t wait for our fans to hear it!”
CEO Trayle Releases New Project ‘1080 Trademark Records Presents: CEO Trayle’ Today
Atlanta rapper CEO Trayle released his new project, 1080 Trademark Records Presents: CEO Trayle, today via 1080 Trademark Records. Fresh off the heels of the 3rd installment of his annual Happy Halloween series, 1080 Trademark Records Presents: CEO Trayle is the latest offering from the Atlanta trapper. Alongside the project, comes the visual for lead single “Didn’t Know”. “Trap game easy, rap game treacherous, I didn’t know,” CEO Trayle raps on “Didn’t Know,” touching on the plight of navigating the industry as a truly independent artist, dodging finnessers and slave deals.
“Confession,” for such as time as this
Confession is a song that is inspired by Daniel’s prayer, recorded in Daniel chapter 9.
It is a call to all Christians to join together and pray Daniel’s prayer, for such a time as this.
Please watch and listen to the Music Video at the link above, and if it moved your heart, as it moved the heart of many others, then please share this song with your listeners.
5 R V L N 5 Announce “World of Filth” Maxi-Single With Remixes from Justin Broadrick & Sanford Parker
Post-Industrial/Metal upstarts 5 R V L N 5 (Surveillance) release their maxi-single World of Filth, featuring remixes from top artists and producers with in the genre.
World of Filth is found on their debit album The Black Mark, which was released earlier this year to much acclaim by Decibel Magazine, Invisible Oranges, Post-Punk.com and other media outlets.The World of FIlth maxi-single serves as the perfect companion to their debut. The song gets the remix treatment by Industrial Metal icon Justin Broadrick (Godflesh, Jesu, Napalm Death) and Doom/Drone Metal artist/producer Sanford Parker (Corrections House, Eyehategod, Statiqbloom ) Both take the song to new disturbing and brutal realms with their touches. Founder/Songwriter Chuck Clybourne explains why they choose to focus on this song..
(Skope) Glaswegian songwriter Crawford Mack explores music-evoked nostalgia through new artistic visuals
Taken from his recently released debut album ‘Bread & Circuses’, Glaswegian songwriter Crawford Mack performs with a sense of purpose and ardour in new video ‘Turning’. An ode to the legacy that people leave through their art, the new abstract visual directed and animated by Alex Uragallo opens with a record spinning, which flourishes into everyday objects; a cleverly crafted metaphor capturing the idea that music evokes nostalgic memories.
Mat Kearney Shares Music Video for New Track “Can’t Look Back”
Multi-Platinum recording artist Mat Kearney has shared the simple and serene music video for his latest song “Can’t Look Back” today – watch now! The video captures Kearney gliding through a wooded area near his home in Nashville, TN, on a bike, enjoying the last days of fall. Written, recorded and produced in its entirety during quarantine, “Can’t Look Back” is about letting go of life’s “what ifs?” and believing that the best still lays ahead.
Miles Brown Releases Video for “Kid” Featuring Slick Rick and Angelo Arce
Multi-hyphenate Miles Brown released a new music video for “KID” featuring Grammy-nominated hip hop legend Slick Rick and singer / songwriter Angelo Arce today. The song appears on Miles’ debut hip hop album We the Future, out now via Acme Music Co. On the fun and upbeat bop, which is accompanied by a playfully animated video, Miles rhymes about wanting to stay a kid and enjoy every minute of his childhood.
Rising r&b and soul singer, Ley Vara, releases her new single entitled “Red Flag”
Toronto-based r&b and soul emerging artist Ley Vara is excited to announce the release of her sixth single “Red Flag.” Written by Ley Vara and produced by Josh Polasz, from KYNGS, “Red Flag” reflects on heartbreak and being cheated on. The lyrical styling focuses on how there can be various “red flags” within a partner that people often miss because they are in love. Ley Vara wants to inspire feelings of empowerment within her listeners by giving them a voice in a toxic relationship.
On the track, a steady lo-fi beat slips into ethereal pedal steel guitar as his delicate timbre takes hold. It bridges the gap between bedroom pop heart and Nashville tradition. Stay tuned for the music video due out later this month.
Romy shares “Lifetime” remixes EP featuring Jayda G, Planningtorock, Anz and HAAi
The original version of “Lifetime,” which Romy unveiled in September, received widespread critical appraise, with Vulture calling it a “revelation for Romy: huge and life-affirming, featuring some of her most confident singing ever, with lyrics that rise to the current moment…the perfect song to lose yourself in, especially now.” Additionally, Stereogum praised it as “an undeniable jam…a pure explosion of energy” and The FADER said, “The exuberance on Romy’s debut single feels hardachieved…vaulting toward ecstatic love.”
HipHop’s Best Rap Group is NOT The Lox or Griselda
When Cellus Hamilton decided to launch his new marketing company with his wife in 2019, he didn’t know he was creating a future launching pad for artists. He started advertising his artist development package and quickly begin getting connected with artists from all over the country looking to take their careers to the next level. Two of the artists that he would begin working with were New York City’s BlessThePen & Trubl3. After a full year of intense writing sessions, artist development, and Bible study, the three emcees have formed a group. They call themselves “The Row Men”; named after their songwriting inspiration peaked while reading the biblical book of Romans.
Skeleten Shares New Track “Biting Stone”
On “Biting Stone”, Skeleten says, “I was thinking about how important it is to do things that aren’t necessarily good for you but deepen your world. Like the vibe of never leaving the party because you want another moment. I feel like it’s hard to experience transcendence if you’re too focussed on your ideal self. ” Drawing from a seemingly limitless creative well, Skeleten contributes all design and visual components for the project, including the “Biting Stone” visualizer, offering an all-encompassing visceral experience for his listeners.
Today, 2020 “Best New Artist” Grammy nominee and critically acclaimed band Tank and The Bangas debut the lyric video for their track, “Fluff,” which features Duckwrth and Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah.