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Eskimo Joe releases video ’99 Ways’
After announcing they will be hitting the road for a national tour in March & April 2022, and releasing their single ’99 Ways’ on February 12, Indie rock icons Eskimo Joe unveil their new video for ’99 Ways’ today.
Whether you believe that Hip Hop started at a party at 1520 Sedgwick Avenue or literally out in the park, there’s no doubt that the culture has surpassed fad status to becoming an international phenomenon. We still find that decades later, her infinite power helps oppressed people and brings more them together with communal camaraderie.
CHARLOTTE JANE SHARES THE NEW SINGLE ‘DOWN DAYS’ – WATCH THE VIDEO HERE
Charlotte Jane started 2021 in style with her first play at Radio 1 for her recent single ‘Get It Right’ plus an inclusion in The Sun’s 21 Artists To Watch Out For In 2021. The 22-year-old had already been tipped as becoming “one of the biggest fucking things in the world” by Lewis Capaldi. He’s one of the leading artists that Charlotte Jane has performed with, others including Jess Glynne, Dennis Lloyd and Tom Odell.
ADE – NYC songwriter & producer announces debut album ‘Midnight Pizza’ // Hear new single ‘The City’ (FFO: M83 // Toro Y Moi // Caribou)
ADE will release his debut album ‘Midnight Pizza’ this Spring.
Marked for release on the 23rd April 2021 (via Trickwork), the record is preceded by the cinematic illusion of lead single: “The City”, plus an exclusive album teaser trailer.
VERITAS – single “Starlight” from album “Threads of Fatality”
In 2012, Greg Wenk started looking for members and decided on Veritas, which means truth, when looking for ideas. Deciding it needed a logo to make it more recognizable, he found the awen symbol which means creativity.
Singer and songwriter Ashton Russell pens a track that isn’t the standard Valentine release, it says it all in the name and ‘Not A Love Song’ details the demise of a relationship. With patience running thin, the track talks about miscommunications, as expectations and actions become mismatched.
Motorbike James Shares New Video + Single for “Automatic”
Motorbike James is a stream of consciousness writer; he writes through pure emotion and what he feels in the moment. What comes out the other side is a unique offering of music that is hard to pin under any one genre. Elements of electronic, indie rock, psychedelic, and R&B poke through each song.
Cosmic Lorette West, MB’s Balladeer MISTER K Is Prepared For Anything: Debut LP ‘In Event of Moon Disaster’ Is Available Now
Lorette West, MB’s folk-pop musician Kevin Roy Kratsch — known professionally as the cosmic Canadian balladeer that is Mister K — has just released his debut album, In Event of Moon Disaster, and single “Tamarack” — available now!
Leslie Jordan Announces Star-Studded Duets Album (Out April 2) With Debut Single “Angel Band” Feat. Brandi Carlile
Emmy-Award winner and unlikely viral sensation Leslie Jordan has announced his debut album Company’s Comin’, out April 2 via Platoon. Inspired by his weekly “Sunday Mornin’ Hymn Singin’” live stream, the album finds Jordan performing southern gospel hymns with a slew of special guests including Tanya Tucker, TJ Osborne (Brothers Osborne), Travis Howard and Katie Pruitt, with more surprise guests to be announced. The announcement comes with the first single, “Angel Band” feat. Grammy-award winning singer/songwriter Brandi Carlile, and the launch of his Apple Music Country show Hunker Down Radio with Leslie Jordan, premiering Sunday, February 28.
MYLANE present their debut single SAVE YOURSELF
Mylane is an Italian alternative metal band formed in 2019 and composed by guitar player Andrea Curti, Fulvio Santarpia on drums, frontman of the band is Pietro Canette and Luca Maddonini as bass player.
Their style is characterized by the wise succession of dynamic guitar sounds and powerful riffs a la Breaking Benjamin, which enhance a clean and enveloping voice reminiscent of Matt Walst, lead singer of Three Days Grace, assisted by electronic and orchestral parts a la RED.
AMERICAN TEARS RELEASES VIDEO FOR “WOKE”
Mark is often asked about the track he co-wrote and recorded with Michael Bolton which is, for melodic rock fans, one of the better tracks from the singer. As he is holed up in Stockholm, Sweden during the current pandemic, Mark took the time to walk us through how he got that classic 80’s keyboard sound. Mark looks back, “A nice memory of recording Fool’s Game with Michael…ah those chops and power chords. I didn’t want to settle for just piano…wanted to push the envelope a bit.”
The Rumjacks share new track ‘Goodnight & Make Mends’
It’s the latest track to be taken from their upcoming album Hestia, which is out on March 12th, and is a touching and poignant ode to a late friend, whose poetry was used in the song to form a punk rock mourning song of acceptance.
You know the feeling when you’re lying awake at night in a spiral of anxiety and can’t understand why the regular stressors of life are so intense for you? When you begin to compare your problems with others and find yours unworthy of the 3am despair you’re feeling?
“Drugs in California is a song about a toxic relationship. Specifically, it’s about a toxic relationship between fame and adoration. I’d always felt sort of ambivalent to fame. it always just seemed like an inconvenient side effect to making music that I might have to endure one day if things went really well. I felt like I could prepare myself for it. I’ve had small tastes of fame now, but it’s nothing like I anticipated.
it’s weird because I wouldn’t think of myself as famous, but the truth is, to some people, I am famous. I won’t lie to you, it feels amazing to have people connect with my work so deeply- to feel so seen, understood, and appreciated- to be adored. However, that feeling can be really addictive, even destructive. it’s made me question myself- who I am, my intentions, my integrity; at times it’s made me feel isolated and disconnected from people. it’s fucked with my head more than anything else I’ve ever experienced. should I want this? should I not want this? I still don’t know.”- Sarah McTaggart (Transviolet)
Chicago’s Damon Locks & BME announce new album & share new single International Anthem
Chicago’s Black Monument Ensemble announce a new album, NOW, out July 9th physically on International Anthem, and present lead single/video, “Now (Forever Momentary Space).” Originally conceived as a medium for Chicago-based multimedia artist/activist Damon Locks’ sample-based sound collage work, Black Monument Ensemble has evolved into a vibrant collective of artists, musicians, singers, and dancers making work with common goals of joy, compassion, and intention. Galvanized by Locks’s conceptualizing, poeticizing, and guiding vision, the contributors come from all facets of the diverse wellspring of Black artistic excellence in Chicago, bringing their unique perspectives and experiences to uplifting, anthemic, and highly animated musical performance.
Today The Juliana Theory share plans for their first album, A Dream Away, in over 15 years as they continue to release music after their surprise return last fall. Due out March 26th via Equal Vision Records, A Dream Away sees the duo – Brett Detar and Joshua Fielder – reimagining some of their most beloved tracks through a fresh lens and a new perspective. Along with the news, the band has shared the first of those arrangements with a stunning stripped back version of “If I Told You This Was Killing Me, Would You Stop?” from their seminal 2000 album, Emotion Is Dead.
In university, I enjoyed getting to know different people to see if it felt right; I was slow to know. One day, it seemed like the right person came along and I was finally ready to pour myself into a real relationship, but the other person wasn’t there with me.
Post Punkers PAST FIVE start a revolution with their new “Dop(e)amine” music video and single out now!
The track is a soaring rock anthem about the will to change the world, and the consequences thereof. For some, a change can be positive but for others, that same change can tip the balance of the universe and affect others with devastating consequences. Will the changes you make in life improve or destroy the lives of others? The track was produced by Jonathan Wallin.