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MTRSS is the LA-based project, an audio-visual voyage, a collaborative journey, exploring what happens when artists and digital alchemists get together to create order from chaos and chaos from order. “Cali High’s” journey started in the Sea of Japan, somewhere between Tokyo and Vladivostok. The team came up with a beautiful melody, as if they were plotting a course. New Zealand became their next destination, then made their way to California. The group of artists finished the original record there, then sent it all the way to Berlin where Farben added his dynamic touches.
Reminder: 》Lo-Fi R&B songwriter Maritza Merk releases debut album ‘X’
There is an old soul that lives in the lo-fi R&B music Maritza Merk. Born in Brooklyn New York and raised in New Jersey, Maritza’s background is a huge element to what you hear, with a big up to her grandmother who held a part in her style of writing. Coming from a Haitian background, her grandmother always shared her memories with her, with beautiful people just enjoying their youth feeling an old Hollywood movie. It’s romantic and simple, and can be heard throughout the 10-track debut album released today, X.
UNDER ATTACK Raise The Alarm With ‘Virus Alert’
Virus Alert is a concept album set in a dystopian future, the themes are very current such as the danger derived from a society where finance dominates, a world where mass manipulation techniques increasingly prevail. In this struggle for power all the wickedness that can inhabit man is manifested. In this Orwellian and apocalyptic world, the war for oppression occurs above all on an economic and social level.
Anabel Englund and MK drop ‘Underwater’ remix package
Anabel Englund and MK have dropped a remix package for their collaborative single ‘Underwater’, which came out 8th January.
Rising UK talent Redfield kicks off the five-track release, delivering an emotion-tinged progressive house rework, fit with euphoric drop. French DJ and producer Dombresky then channels feelgood, 90s house energy on his remix before Melbourne party starter Benson drops a pumping, stripped-back interpretation of the track. Next up, there’s a big room edit from Nightlapse, who previously linked up with MK to remix Anabel Englund single ‘So Hot’, and things are then closed out by Andre Salmon and Freedom B, whose club weapon remix centres around the deepest of basslines.
As she gears up for the release of her debut album ‘The Garden’ next week, Tender Central has shared soaring new single ‘Galloper’. Tender Central is the electronic folk-pop project of classically trained cellist and Ben Howard collaborator, India Bourne. Her new single ‘Galloper’ refers to her racing heart and the physical symptoms of anxiety and panic attacks. A powerful piece of dance-pop, ‘Galloper’ describes the way anxiety can feel like hooves thundering through your body like a horse, capable of great power, but with gentle compassion and refocusing can be calmed and be brought to peace. Though at times heavy, the songs on ‘The Garden’ are full of hope. ‘Sunlight touches on the echoed plains, raking fingers through the silver ash, phoenix stretches out a new born wing, feel the vigour ring’ the lyrics to ‘Galloper’ read, a sense of calm and growth is on the other side.
Father Before Me Release Teaser For Upcoming Video “Until Lambs Become Lions”
Father Before Me kicks off their sophomore EP, Ruby, with the anthemic “Until Lambs Become Lions” accompanied by a brand new music video. Immediately, the song opens with an in your face shred, followed by the skate punk drums and the catchy melodies characterized by Father Before Me’s earlier work.
The song and EP are both self-released by independent artist Father Before Me. Songs were mixed and mastered by genre veterans Grant McFarland and Carson Slovak at Atrium Audio (August Burns Red, Carousel Kings). The music video was shot by Tom Flynn.
Soulful Jazz Four Piece, The Fabulous Red Diesel Share Visuals For New Single ‘Butterfly Mind’
The Fabulous Red Diesel are a collective quite unlike any other and their new album, The Queensbury House Sessions, looks to introduce them into the hearts and minds of music fans everywhere. A husband and wife on vocals and drums; a transgender trumpeter and double-bassist; and a synth player and guitarist named Rabbi Jaffa Delicious – on paper unconventional but their sound will hypnotise you, a beguiling mix of smoky jazz and achingly swooning soul, their latest single is Butterfly Mind, a track which says that no matter how your mind flits from one idea to the next, true love remains constant.
Experimental, energetic boom bap documenting the new era
Presenting “The Cabin Fever EP” – the long-awaited first instalment of Carpetface, the award-winning London rapper, producer and songwriter whose eclectic new EP series “FRIENDS IN HIGH PLACES”.
As produced in collaboration with French beat smith DJAR ONE (of Beats House Records), The Cabin Fever EP is a brutally honest 7-track depiction of a single dad’s struggle to keep it together under 2020 lockdown, stuck in an isolated cabin missing fun and funerals as the world outside goes nuts.
The story of the Swedish post-punk/goth pioneers The Bizarre Orkeztra.
Chapter III : Visions On The Wall
In 1985 The Bizarre Orkeztra released their first full-length album on the Swedish indie label Ambush Records. The album established them as one of the most important and influential Swedish bands in their genre.
In the early ’80s, The Bizarre Orkeztra arose from the ashes of the cult punk rock band PF Commando and the avant-garde post-punk band Modaern Art. The band was one of the early goth bands in Sweden and released three albums and several singles before disbanding in the late ’80s.
Jessi Mac share video for new single ‘Bedroom Years’
London trio Jessi Mac have shared the video for their new single, ‘Bedroom Years’, the latest track to be taken from their upcoming debut EP, Border Lines, out on February 4th.
An artistic and surreal depiction of disconnection, the video provides an illustrative accompaniment to the track; an infectious and emotional anthem exploring existential feelings of insignificance with its roots equally spread between hook-laden pop and the distorted expressions of grunge.
Leeds-based art-rock, Mush (Memphis Industries-signed ffo: Girl Band, Stereolab) | Share new single, “Seven Trumpets”
Lines Redacted sets a different tone from their 2020 debut, 3D Routine (tipped in Rough Trade’s Best Albums of 2020 and at Stereogum, BBC 6, Loud & Quiet, Uncut, Q, Paste, DIY, etc) – the first record was very much a product of its environment – in part sculpted by the band’s often fraught live shows with Girl Band, The Lovely Eggs and Stereolab – looking to weigh in on the very real socialist option that was on the table in the UK at the time, this new one is something of the present-day dystopia, documenting the redacted and confusing environment that we now live in. We announced the record in November 2020 with the first single “Blunt Instruments” which had some nice tips at NPR, The Line of Best Fit, Brooklyn Vegan, Alt Citizen, Loud & Quiet, etc – it also bagged the 6 Music playlist and was tipped by Jack Saunders at Radio 1 (tipped the band as his “Next Wave”).
KABBALAH: get under a spell with new album ‘The Omen’ streaming in full!
Spain’s most exciting occult rock trio KABBALAH team up with The Obelisk to finally unveil their compelling new album ‘The Omen’ in full today. The album will be landing in all households this Friday 15th January through Rebel Waves Records and Ripple Music.
video: TASSHO PEARCE, “BROKEN WINGS”
“We were able to flip something negative into a positive because the scenery fits the vibe of the song with Mark Nazal’s kind of like haunting vocals on the hook, but it’s also a time stamp,” Pearce says. “When people see this video years from now they will know exactly where they were at that time.” HI Story is out now on Flip The Bird Entertainment.
Following the release of “They Poisoned Our Fathers”, featuring guest vocals by Lydia Loveless, Divided Heaven is back with a beautiful single titled “Baby in the Band.” The song reflects on all of the delicate relationships that are formed and sometimes lost while following your passion of playing in a band. It’s a vulnerable and heartfelt ode to the good, the bad, and everything in between. “Baby in the Band” is available everywhere today courtesy of Bearded Punk Records.
Home Counties today (12/01/2021) release their new single “Modern Yuppies”, the first of two self-produced singles to be released via Alcopop! Records – following hot on the heels of the band’s debut EP ‘Redevelopment’ which arrived in September 2020.
“Modern Yuppies”, premiered earlier today on Matt Wilkinson’s Apple Music 1 show, sees the band move away from the indie guitar-laden sound of their debut EP, and instead embrace their playful aptitude for synth-driven, post-funk hooks.
Young Cooley | Yes I Did | [Music Video]
Pop or Die Record’s Young Cooley displays why he’s “ovalit” in his his new single, “Yes I Did”. The artist raps about different experiences he’s had coming up in Atlanta, like shooting sticks and dropping the top on the whip. Young Cooley pops it every time he hits the track and “Yes I Did” is no different. To stay up to date with new music and more, follow Young Cooley on all social media platforms.
“Music heals, especially now. I wrote Live in the Light during my time home in quarantine when the pandemic hit. It started out as basically a journal entry and I had to share what was on my heart and that piece of me with the world.” explains Lauren.
Following her success in 2020, Lauren Davidson was named a country newcomer to watch by PopWrapped, Country Sway, and Cliche Magazine. When she’s not selling out her own shows and opening for A-list acts across the US, Lauren is in the studio and constantly crafting new music. In keeping with her brand, Davidson promises that her new songs will be “anything but traditional.”
Chicago punks Counterpunch have just dropped a new track titled “We, The Role,” which is the B-side off the band’s upcoming 7″ “Handbook For The Recently Debriefed” out Jan 29th via Thousand Islands Records (North America) and SBÄM Records (EU).
“King of Thieves,” by Milton, Ontario’s Trauma Lanes, sounds like a burning Cadillac El Dorado ripping down a wintery Canadian Highway. Blending the sassy emotions of post-hardcore and the chaotic distortion of punk, “King of Thieves,” explodes right out of the gate—with its heavy, palm-muted guitar chug intro—into an incendiary and aggressive track peppered with complex riffs, thundering drum fills, and cheeky harsh vocals.
“It’s the sassiest sounding thing since Peter Venkman,” says vocalist Brendan “Sinco” Sincovich.
Labyrinth of Thoughts records will reissue Black Pyramid’s self-titled album on February 12th, 2021.
Black Pyramid play doom with the rumbling down-tuned tones of stoner metal gods, but with the epic arrangements of old school metal and doom acts. Add to the sonic brew perfectly executed forays into vintage psych and progressive rock, along with the apocalyptic lyrical ravings about war, the occult, and general alienation, and you’ve got an accurate picture of what the band is all about.
Labyrinth of Thoughts records are reissuing the band’s self-titled album, a true gem of the metal scene which has been out of print and unavailable for many years now. It was originally released via MeteorCity in 2009.