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Watch Spacette’s new “Sweat” video via BTRtoday; debut EP out next Friday, 12/11
Today Spacette are sharing their new music video for “Sweat” and BTRtoday has the premiere. Spacette will be self-releasing their debut Spacette EP next Friday, December 11, 2020. BTRtoday gave high praise to the video stating: “Spacette has created a beautifully therapeutic music video and song for everyone to dance away their 2020 troubles” and that the track “breathes fresh air into ’80s dance music.”
Hoorsees Share “Videogames”
Parisian indiepop group Hoorsees share “Videogames” in anticipation of their self-titled debut LP, due out on February 19th, 2021, via Kanine Records. The album is available for pre-order here, and also features the previously released single “Overdry”.
“Videogames” is a hazy, laid-back, cut that dives into the escapism of video gaming when facing emotional turmoil. This subject of melancholia is rarely far from the surface amongst the tracks that are collected on Hoorsees. It is, however, somewhat lightened by the shimmering guitars of Alex Delamard and Thomas Gachod, the sweet vocal interplay of Delamard and bassist Zoé Gilbert, and the gently insistent drive of Nicolas Conte’s drums.
New Holiday Video! Emily Rae “Come On Home” – New Release!
Emily Rae,18, is a rising singer/songwriter from Derry, New Hampshire. Coming from a military family, Emily has relocated from city to city, but for her, music has always remained a constant. Being self taught on guitar, and piano and developing her own voice, songwriting came naturally at a young age.
Emily’s latest single “Come On Home” is an original Christmas song released on 11.26.20.
CAM RELEASES ACOUSTIC PERFORMANCE OF “CLASSIC (LIVE FROM THE RYMAN)”
LESTWEFORGET PRESENTS GRANDIOSE PROGRESSIVE NEW SINGLE “MESSIAH COMPLEX”!
Progressive powerhouse LestWeForget debuts the mesmerizing “Messiah Complex” – the latest sound opus created by the formation, which also marks the group’s current status of continuously pursuing musical excellence! Induced with rapidly presented and constantly alternating guitar motifs that are equally melodic and heavy, colossal transitions and futuristic atmosphere, “Messiah Complex” establishes an impressively immersive soundscape through its instrumental structure, which masterfully combines technical proficiency and compositional talent into one cohesive, monumental musical palette that only a few other scene participants can associate with nowadays.
LEECH is the first musical project to be revealed from the newly minted Anonymous Club platform and creative studio.
Anonymous Club is a rhizomatic, multi-tentacled alignment of like-minded artists, musicians, dancers, producers behind Hood By Air. LEECH is the first project manifested from their collective unconsciousness, born of their objective psych, with porous boundaries of contributors held together by an idea only.
“WRIST” is a speaker-rattling trance-fuelled chant – also featuring in the latest Hood By Air drop H13A, the 13th anniversary releasing over the last two months.
Sir Sly lead singer and guitarist Landon Jacobs said of the track, “To put it simply, “Little Deaths” is a song about letting go. For as long as I can remember I’ve been obsessive about habits, relationships, and most everything else in my life. When I started writing the lyrics for “Little Deaths,” I wanted to talk about quitting smoking, but it quickly transformed into a song about quitting a myriad of things. Ultimately it became a song about quitting the way I tell myself negative stories. Music has always been the most immediate way I feel connected, but the story I’ve told myself for so long is that I’m alone, inherently bad, and generally prone to screwing things up for myself. This song turned into a breath of fresh air, a commitment to being easier on myself and the people around me, and a celebration of the human ability to grow, learn from our mistakes, and change over time.”
T9INE SHARES THE VISUALS TO HIS HEARTFELT TRACK “GO HARDER”
Today, T9ine released his latest video for slow burning banger “Go Harder”. Directed by DrewFilmedIt, the 19-year-old emcee enjoys the fruits of his labor as he shares a glimpse of his new life in Miami full of palm trees, seaside views and late studio nights in the aesthetically pleasing new video.
The new release showcases a band in full form, with an original style and striking messages to boot. The Late Ones consists of brothers Tui Avei and Tau Avei, along with their cousin Josh Brunson, originally from Laie, Hawaii, and now based in Gardena, California. Rooted in both their Samoan culture and their African-American Heritage, the familial bond between the three members comes through in their harmonies and give-and-take with the mic, while each of them brings their own conscious lyrics and unforgettable melodies.
ALT-POP SONGSTRESS WENS SHARES NEW TRACK & VIDEO “love blind”
WENS explains, “falling in love for the first time is completely terrifying, its all consuming and the most beautiful thing until it isn’t. i wanted my relationship to work so badly that i slowly chipped away at myself til i lost who i was without that person. and i so desperately wished that we could go back to the beginning before we had experienced any kind of friction. i was trying so hard to bring us back to life but my harsh reality was that it’s nearly impossible to repair something that is past the point of being fixed.”
James shares the inspiration for the track and the challenges of writing collaboratively yet physically apart saying, “We wrote the song this past summer over Zoom after a long talk about everything that’s been going on in the world.” Adding “It’s truly inspiring to see that so many people are showing up and demanding change. ..With so much division, both physically and emotionally, this song is about healing and hope for a better world.”
CARRiNGTON MacDUFFiE Releases “Run Rudolph Run” Music Video
Standout Indie singer/songwriter CARRiNGTON MacDUFFiE ignites the Christmas scene with her “Run Rudolph Run” exclusive music video. Putting an electric spin on the timeless classic originally recorded by Chuck Berry, MacDUFFiE sounds off the season with an EDM Rock flare. This rare interpretation reflects the building energy of 2020 as all are gathering momentum for needed cheer. Like a rocket taking off, this release shoots spirits high and illuminates the night just in time for holiday happiness. The “Run Rudolph Run” music video was exclusively premiered by Digital Journal on December 4th.
Crocodiles Share “Christmas In Hell” Video Via Brooklyn Vegan
Today, indie-rock duo Crocodiles share “Christmas In Hell”, a gritty new Christmas tune perfect for the 2020 holiday season alongside a music video directed by Kate Clover. Brooklyn Vegan premiered the song, praising it as a “new tiding of yuletide cheer” and detailing some backstory to the track.
Tony Goff & The Broken Colours release uplifting funk-rock video ‘Rearrange’
Sometimes you need to Rearrange, and that’s what Tony Goff & The Broken Colours have done. When you find yourself in a dark place for whatever reason, like they found themselves. “You need to find the light so I write this song to Motivate me and others to give us the strength to not give up and chase our dreams no matter what.” Rearrange was written pre pandemic, but it makes more sense now than ever before. For many of us are forced to Rearrange.
Collie Buddz New Song ‘Close To You’ Out Now
“New World Order” by Faithless Town
BABY FUZZ RELEASES THE ENVIRONMENTAL GLAM ROCK ANTHEM “WELCOME TO THE FUTURE”
Austin by way of Los Angeles artist Baby FuzZ releases the environmentalist arena rock anthem “Welcome To The Future., ” the title track from his forthcoming full length album due out early next year. “‘Welcome To The Future,’ is a glam rock environmentalist song, “ says Baby FuzZ. That sounds like a paradigm, but that’s kind of the point. The lyrics comically inhabit the carefree lives of a Karen, a Kevin, and even an alcoholic orca to point out the fleetingness that is earth. I wrote it with Scott Harris (Taylor Swift, Shawn Mendes) and Eric Nally (Foxy Shazam, Macklemore – “Downtown”), so it has this incredible arena rock energy that conveys the scale and importance taking care of the planet, but also hyper lowbrow lyrics that make the idea feel more like a dada indictment of our current outlook rather than a didactic ‘We Are The World” spinoff. ‘ I wanted it to set a more forceful tone for my newer music that raises the stakes and makes the things I’m pointing out feel more actionable.” Weaving elements of 100 gecs, My Chemical Romance, and Queen, Baby FuzZ creates something wholly original that seems to set an important tone for his sophomore effort that’s at once both apocalyptic and fun.
Oscar Lang Releases Antidote to Being Bored EP
Fueled by wobbly synths and jangly guitars, the psychedelic folk-rock sounds of Antidote to Being Bored intensifies Oscar’s transition from scuzzy, self-recorded experimentation towards fuller, warped and shimmering landscapes of noise. His experimental approach to songwriting – which is highlighted on the album’s title track, “Antidote to Being Bored” and “Something Has Changed” – feature Lang’s ability to intersect the whimsical melancholy of Elliott Smith with the menacing intensity of 1990s indie bands like Neutral Milk Hotel and Sonic Youth, tinkering his sound until it screams with teen angst.
ARMNHMR’s A Thousand Dreams guides listeners into a euphoric universe filled with goosebump-inducing hooks and ethereal soundscapes on this six-track EP. From the shimmering synths on “Fragile (feat. Melanie Fontana),” to the thumping bass drops on their KLAXX collaboration “Somebody To Love (feat. GLNNA),” to the grabbing vocals blanketing “Coming Home (feat. Linney),” ARMNHMR once again prove their mastery of emotive sonics.
The glamrocker of JOHN DIVA & The Rockets Of Love released their new single and video for the song “American Amadeus” today. The song is taken from the upcoming album “American Amadeus” and is available on all digital platforms:
LISTEN: Walker & Royce’s ‘Need2Freek’ is their 1st Original of the Year
Walker & Royce have reunited with their breakout label, DIRTYBIRD, to deliver ‘Need2Freek’ to the masses. The silky new single—the pair’s first original release of the year—is a testament to the polished house sound they’ve built out over the years, landing on the deeper side of their artistic spectrum.
Pushing Veronica New Single/Video “Cancel Cult”
Rock N Roll was meant to say something, to be something, to scream – It is time to hit the BALLPIT! Pushing Veronica is a band of youthful new blood rebellion and their latest single “Cancel Cult” cuts through the red tape of control and slashes the tires of authoritative regime. The story sung in “Cancel Cult” along with the visual overtures of A Clockwork Orange found in their video creates a surgent force that displays exactly where in the realm of castigated directives one can just jump. Let’s just hit the Ball Pit Rock button, shall we?
MISTERWIVES SHARE “3 SMALL WORDS” OFFICIAL VIDEO
Indie-pop group MisterWives have shared the official music video for track “3 small words,” off their latest album SUPERBLOOM. The video premiered via V Magazine this morning and follows frontwoman Mandy Lee’s burgeoning relationship with a mysterious flower monster (whose costume was personally designed by Lee from sketch to construction). “3 small words” is streaming now on the band’s official YouTube channel.
YFN Lucci Releases ‘Wish Me Well 3’
Wish Me Well 3 feels like a passing of the crown. Legendary DJ Bigga Rankin serves as Lucci’s muse throughout, offering sage advice and preparing him for the bright lights. Lucci stares down that stardom, sometimes reveling in it, other times struggling with its demons. On bluesy songs like “Man Down,” “Back And Forth,” and pensive single “September 7th,” Lucci pours out his soul. “I swear I used to have a heart, it went ghost on me,” he raps on the latter track. A slew of diaristic Southern MCs join him, from legends like Jeezy and Boosie to promising up-and-comers like Yungeen Ace and Jackboy. Elsewhere, Lucci leans into the sensual and seductive —the “Wet” remix returns in all its X-rated glory, while “Both Of Us” is a lush tapestry of R&B featuring Rick Ross and Layton Greene. In the companion video, directed by Edgar Esteves, YFN Lucci showers love on his leading lady, Reginae Carter. Watch it HERE.
Seattle hardcore punk collective FUCKED AND BOUND are pleased to unveil their angst-ridden cover of Sonic Youth’s “Kool Thing.” The track appears on the limited-edition reissue of the band’s Suffrage LP, set for release December 18th via Quiet Panic.
NEW MUSIC: ALVAKINE “HEROES”
Christmas comes early for every fan of Blackmore’s Night this year.
Today, the traditional Folk-Rock band, founded in 1997 by legendary guitar icon Ritchie Blackmore and award-winning vocalist Candice Night, releases their brand-new holiday EP “Here We Come A-Caroling” and launches their wonderful new lyric video ‘O Little Town Of Bethlehem’ on earMUSIC’s official YouTube channel.
The brand-new EP features four beautiful reinterpretations of classic Christmas carols reimagined in the unique Blackmore’s Night sound.
COME CLOSER RELEASES DEBUT SINGLE “GET IT WRONG”
While time has seemed to stand still over the past year, this has given Come Closer’s J. Wang the time to put together this debut record that will undoubtedly be turning heads very quickly.
Embodying the quintessential DIY spirit from years in bands such as Dan Padilla, Tiltwheel, Altaira, and more, Wang produced the record in the back room of his house with some help from an all star cast. Davey Quinn (Tiltwheel, Dan Padilla) and Chris Prescott (Pinback, No Knife, Rock From The Crypt) lend their musical and engineering talents that helped bring this record to life.
BREEZE has just released their debut single “Slowly Fading Away”, recorded and produced at Mestre bedroom during COVID lockdown!
Indie Pop Trio Night Lights Release New Quarantine-Inspired Music Video “Revolution”
While studying in college together, the multi-continental band Night Lights bonded through the power of music and common world-views. The band is comprised of vocalist Mau Jimenez (Mexico,) guitarist Yusuke Sato (Japan) and drummer Dag Eirik Hanken (Norway,) who together use their colorful indie retro-future rock-pop to address and celebrate the duality of human emotion.
On the new episode of The Radical with Nick Terzo, Nick and Jason discuss the ebb and flow at Mraz Family Farms, how he inherited an avocado orchard, filled his pool with fish emulsion, and other farming mishaps. He talks about some of the new projects he’s working on and his decision to donate the profits from his latest album to organizations and movements that are fighting for equality and change.
For Skope: Tommy Jayden debuts on Nicky Romero’s Protocol with his big-room house “Deja Vu” [out now]
The new release from the Dutch producer Tommy Jayden, out today on Protocol Recordings. “Deja Vu” is his first single on Nicky Romero’s label that showcases Jayden’s minimalistic big-room style, which ideally fits Protocol’s sound.
LÙISA Faces Her Grief On Personal New Single “To Let You Go”
Today, German indie-pop artist lùisa shares “To Let You Go,” the third and most personal single from her upcoming album that tackles head-on the sudden loss of a loved one. She explains, “I had a hard time in the past years trying to cope with the death of a very close family member who passed away in an accident. I found out that death and grief are oftentimes topics that we do not talk about very openly, which sometimes makes the process of grief even harder. Still, over the years, I found out how many people have lost a loved one that was too young to go. I found out that I am not alone with my experience. I would like to dedicate this song to these people who have lost a loved one too early.”
A two-year labor of love, Make Believe is a testament to Comisar’s creative artistry. From the serene “Inhale, Exhale” to the hyphy “Real to Us” and the beat driven “So Much,” Comisar proves his prowess as a talented and prolific music producer with an aspiring future. Painting a tapestry of funk, deep groove, world music, hypnotic beats, and glitchy sounds, Comisar’s all original production delivers a unique, stand-alone flavor.
On the track, Tee Grizzley launches into a fiery verse before Kash Doll gets fierce with one razor sharp bar after another. She also dropped an equally feisty animated video to accompany the track. “Bossa Nova” is a preview of what’s to come from Kash Doll including new music, but she is also moving into the next phase of her career. She is expanding her repertoire into more acting and solidifying herself as not only an entertainer, but a major businesswoman. 2021 will be the year of Kash Doll. Stay tuned for updates.
JACKBOY DROPS “MAN DOWN” FEAT. SADA BABY
Raised in Pompano Beach, Florida, by way of Haiti, 23-year-old Jackboy is one of the South’s most promising rising rap stars. He dropped his standout debut album JACKBOY, which generated over 50M streams and 45M views on its videos, and followed up with Living In History which garnered praise from Complex, The Source, XXL, HotNewHipHop and more.
Honeypot Share Epic New Video for “On the B Side”
“The idea for ‘On the B Side’ came about when a friend and I were propositioned for what turned out to be a pyramid scheme that got sued for millions. As with most charlatans, he promised all the trappings of wealth. The B Side is being at the bottom of the pyramid. Consequently, you are locked out of the trappings of fame and wealth that go to the people on the A Side. It never fails to amaze me how people are so easily duped with the promise of success without work. In my experience, you achieve success one step at a time.” – Frank Hartman of Honeypot
LISTEN: Route 94 Drops VIP Remix of ‘Sad Songs ft. L. Devine’
Today, chart-topping DJ and producer Route 94 has dropped the VIP remix of his latest single ‘Sad Songs’ featuring alt-pop icon L Devine. Channelling an upbeat dance floor energetic vibe, Route 94 puts a rousing house spin on the original, complementing L Devine’s glistening vocals. A club house track with serious crossover appeal, the VIP remix of ‘Sad Songs’ is set to be a huge track to close out the year.
Garage Rock Band Jet Trash Release New Music Video For “Los Angeles,” A Hazy Ode To The City
Jet Trash are concluding 2020 with a visual ode to the lonely and locked-down city of angels. The music video for “Los Angeles” follows Jet Trash drummer Eric Peters on a melancholic motorcycle joyride through an unusually barren and empty LA cityscape, tourist sites, and surrounding area. Directed by Russell Bailey (Barmy (Film)) the entire video is poetically washed in a sunset-hinged hue, as Peters revisits and ultimately tries to forget, his postcard memories of a past life in a city that once was.
Today, adam brian paul shares his debut EP wait, the path never ends? Following up on the lead singles “Moving On”, “You And Me Both”, and “2003”, creator Brian Yim’s 5-track project is a dynamic, refreshing take on the indie genre. wait, the path never ends? received a glowing review from Northern Transmissions, who praised the EP as “a diverse blast of genre hopping and hooks galore, all held together by the singular vision of its creator.” The Luna Collective featured the EP alongside an exclusive Q+A with Yim, declaring the project to be “uniquely his own and yet warmly familiar.”