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Jessie Lee – “BODY SINGS” out now!
“Body Sings” started off with a groovy bass line from producer Daniel Espina, one of those songs that just flowed because it felt so right! Colourful, and light, it’s meant to emit love and encourage the vibrations we give off in that pure state of love embracing a real connection.
Swedish artist JÁNA has announced her second EP ‘Works’. Due for release later this year, the EP follows standalone single “Green” featuring Nigerian-American duo VanJess, and her widely acclaimed (The Fader, Lyrical Lemonade, COLORS) debut EP ‘Flowerworks’ – both released in 2020. Accompanying the new EP announcement, today JÁNA is also releasing the EP’s first single “Outsider”.
Co-produced by Little Dragon drummer Erik Bodin, “Outsider” elevates JÁNA’s hybrid of alternative pop and bedroom R&B to exciting new levels. Uniting lucid synths with chugging industrial percussion, the song portrays a scenario of feeling lost, or feeling like an “outsider” amidst the fallout of a relationship.
LOW ISLAND release ‘I Do It For You’ | Debut Album April
Featuring additional production from lauded electronic artist Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs – with whom they finished the track together with in his LA studio – ‘I Do It For You’ owns its own subtle swagger, pushing and pulling at the limits of sonic space. Taut drums, solid bass and Carlos Posada’s languid vocals are the only constants. The rest of the instrumentation buzzes with unpredictability, snaking off in random directions, before miraculously syncing up for the rhythmic silences that punctuates the song. The resulting cloud of pop-leaning electronic art-rock follows the traditional Low Island footprint, and is reminiscent of Radiohead, Caribou, or TV on the Radio.
MOON COVEN: stream new single “Further”; third album coming on Ripple Music!
Take a trip into the dark and ethereal realm of Swedish psychedelic doom unit MOON COVEN with the first single off their third album ‘Slumber Wood’, due out May 7th on Ripple Music. Listen to “Further” now exclusively on The Obelisk website!
Hot Breath Release New Single – “Right Time”
Rockers Hot breath premiere New single “Right Time” as well as answer some questions via The Independent Voice in Europe and The Ripple Effect in North America
Today iZotope, the experts in intelligent audio technology, and Native Instruments, the leading manufacturer of music creation products, announced that they have teamed up to form a new technology group backed by Francisco Partners and EMH Partners. Both companies hold a shared vision of a seamless creative experience and arcreating this unprecedented alliance to shape the future of music making and audio production.
With strong identities of their own, Native Instruments and iZotope will each continue to operate independently, serving the global creator community with the strength of their unique capabilities. There will be no structural changes to either entity, with both continuing under the same leadership, and with the same accomplished teams. Mark Ethier, co-founder and CEO of iZotope, and Constantin Koehncke, CEO of Native Instruments, will work alongside each other on the future and vision of this new alliance as co-presidents of the group.
Exciting Italian newcomer Axel Black & White makes his debut on the legendary Polydor imprint with new single ‘Somebody To Love’, out now.
A 21st century reimagining of the 1977 Jefferson Airplane classic of the same name, ‘Somebody To Love’ sees Axel Black & White pair the iconic vocal of the original with a rousing, high-energy bassline – delivering a track that’s simply made for the dancefloor.
#ATLTOP20 #Certified!!! PRESENTS: Road Runna Rio – “First Day In Atlanta” feat. OJ Da Juiceman Prod. by ZAYTOVEN [DJ Pack]
Premiered last night by Annie Mac on BBC Radio 1, ‘Anything Could Happen’ is the upbeat release from North-East England’s alternative hip-hop and indie crossover rising star Dylan Cartlidge. Out now on Glassnote Records, the track is the first offering from Dylan’s collaboration with producer Eg White (Adele, Florence + The Machine, Sam Smith).
New Madrid Share “Queen For A Day” From Self-Titled New Album – Produced by Drew Vandenberg (Bambara, Faye Webster) & Out April 30 via Lemonade Records
Athens, GA four-piece New Madrid is set to return with a self-titled new album on April 30, 2021 via Lemonade Records, with the second single “Queen For A Day” arriving today. Flood Magazine calls the track “a quick dose of intricately finger-picked indie folk-rock that interrogates this overwhelming world we live in,” adding, “[Lead singer Phil] McGill gets at the hunger technology has stirred in us for more information and the underlying fallacy that more knowledge might make us feel better. ‘Yes, be informed, but still feel scorned, manipulated,’ he sings during the opening verse.”
FLV – Fore (Album) & “Love Stress” (Single)
Yet, the second album of a young new artist, FLV – “Fore”, bringing a different vibe and a substantial vision around his actual feelings. Also, the whole album vibe is moderated and sustained by “LOVE STRESS” which was the main song and topic for the album. This song emphasises the nature of contemporary relationships between young adults.
Produced by my old bandmate Martin Leather, we recorded in his home studio in one afternoon. Headphones on right before bed would be the perfect time to listen.
XL The Beast & Slaine Make A Fearless Inventory About Alcoholism With New Single “Wreckage Of My Past”
After the relaunch of the Credibility Remix featuring Sean Price and Rockness Monsta of Heltah Skeltah, XL The Beast (The Kreators) addresses issues of alcoholism, drug addiction, and inner demons with a new single Wreckage Of My Past featuring Slaine of La Coka Nostra. Both Massachusetts emcees have a long history of friendship and have worked with each other numerous times over the last two decades. This most recent collaboration was originally recorded over a different track where Slaine was too intoxicated and slurring his words. After he got sober and reevaluated the song, it was clear that the verse shouldn’t be released. Wreckage Of My Past is produced by The Arcitype and was originally recorded and intended for Slaine’s “One Day” LP but he struggled to create a chorus and finish it. Once XL heard the unfinished song and concept, he vigorously came up with the hook and compelling second verse. “Its a fearless moral inventory of our lives as alcoholics. The brutal truth from us about us, about who we once were and the damage and chaos we left behind” says XL. Check it out now on your preferred digital streaming provider.
Boston Ballet presents BB@yourhome: The Art of Classical Ballet, an approximately one-hour long program featuring a curated look at the foundations of the artform with excerpts from classical ballet favorites newly filmed in the studio. The Art of Classical Ballet premieres on March 25 and will be available until April 4. Subscribers will receive a streaming link prior to the premiere.
“This program resembles a special, mini gala, showcasing a wide variety of iconic and a few seldom seen masterpieces captured with all new footage,” said Artistic Director Mikko Nissinen. “The audience will experience a breadth of classical ballet excerpts and see the dancers excel and shine in this challenging choreography.”
Vola & Mascot Present “Light Years” In Front Of New Studio Album Witness
The animated video was created by Nicolai Mogensen and Anne Nørkjær Bang. Mogensen shares, “We are very excited to share the music video for ’24 Light-Years’. This song is one of my favorites from the forthcoming album, and it has been such a joy working on the track from a visual perspective. Anne and I have been making videos together for a while. We like to try out new techniques and explore different styles of drawing and animation. For this one, we went for a more digital, spacy, and fluent look and vibe. Anne has made the drawings for the video while I worked with the animation. We still consider ourselves novices in this field, but we put a lot of time and love into this little piece of work. We really hope that you enjoy it!”
OUT TODAY: PUSSY RIOT RELEASES “PANIC ATTACK” (DIR. AR CREATOR ASAD J. MALIK) + PANIC ATTACK EP
Today, the protest art collective Pussy Riot, which has been the world’s most prominent art group in recent years, revealed the official music video for their latest single, “PANIC ATTACK.” Directed by award winning augmented reality creator, Asad J. Malik and produced by his hologram company Jadu, the video shows Pussy Riot’s Nadya Tolokonnikova, a Russian conceptual artist, political activist and founder of Pussy Riot, in hologram form journeying through various virtual worlds.
Lake Street Dive’s video for “Hypotheticals” debuts today + New album Obviously out tomorrow
“With all of the uncertainties in the world and in this song, it is a comfort to know definitively that it is VERY FUN to sing and dance with your friends and bandmates,” says bassist Bridget Kearney. “How did it take us 16 years of being a band to make this discovery? It would seem, for lack of a better word…. Obvious. All in good time, though. Now we know. Hoping everyone out there has as much fun singing and dancing to this song as we did while making this video.” “Hypotheticals” is the lead single from the band’s new record Obviously, which is out tomorrow via Nonesuch Records.
Grammy-nominated singer Ruben Studdard joins singer/songwriter Alan Scott in “John Lewis Lives” video
“I was just 5 days old when John Lewis marched past our D.C. apartment,” says Alan Scott. “My mom held me in her arms as she watched. All of my life John Lewis has fought for me and people like me. This is my way of saying his legacy and example lives on wherever people fight for justice.” After raising money for the project via Kickstarter, where the goal was doubled by supporters, Scott approached Studdard through a mutual friend to record the track at a studio in Birmingham, Alabama.
Founder Michel Nienhuis comments: “Tomorrow we release our debut album; today we present to you the full album stream in collaboration with Roadburn. We are currently busy rehearsing the live set for our album premiere at Roadburn Redux. We have received quite a number of great responses on the album so far and it feels good to reconnect to people through music. It seems ‘Form In Motion’ is a fitting release considering the current times – the process of growth and transformation that the album deals with might as well be part of a transformation we are experiencing in this crisis. We are proud to finally present you the full scope of ‘Form In Motion’ and invite you to dive right in.”
K-POP GROUP, CRAVITY, RELEASE VIDEO FOR “BAD HABITS”
“We shot the performance video for “Bad Habits” using many new techniques we haven’t tried before, for example shooting with night vision or lip syncing to a lower angle camera through a glass pane. The dance routine was really fun to perform and suits the mood of the song really well” says Rapper Allen. Leader of the group, Serim, adds “We had a very short time to prepare for our B-side track promotion, but we’ve worked super hard to complete it in success.”
Honey Lung share new single ‘Something’
Talking about the new single, lead singer Jamie said; “”Something’ was the first track we ever recorded down at our mates shed in Sutton, London. We had absolutely no idea what we were doing, we were just having fun and wanted something that we could listen back to. It was written and performed in one take. It was like I was channelling some subconscious train of thought. That’s one of the things we love about lyric craft and songwriting, you’re always finding out about some weird, repressed thing that’s just hiding in the back of your mind.
Ethereal, emotional and unconventional, NEW MORNING BLUES are here to captivate you.
Comprising Joanna Backovic and Ian de Sylva, the duo weave compelling tales through a fusion of folk, country and indie, with a lush soundscape that ranges from the celestial to the cinematic.
Releasing their debut single today, “A Face in the Mirror”, is exemplary of the haunting, heartfelt beauty of NMB’s work. The track is taken from their upcoming debut album, ‘London’, set for release on the 5th June 2021.
The Nomadic have released yet another single from their upcoming album Beyond Blue called “Skaterpark”. Lead singer-songwriter Rob can’t hide his enthusiasm when talking about it! “I am so excited for fans and members of “The Nomadic tribe” to hear this one!!” Says Rob. “It’s a little different from the songs we have released so far! For a start, it is co-written by my brilliant Nephew Guy Stonor, who at 17 years old is already an incredibly talented bass player, song writer, and producer! We were rooming together on a family holiday in Australia in Dec 2018, and he turned to me and said “Hey Rob, let’s write a song!”; at first I was a little doubtful, skeptical even, because I have always written my own songs! However very quickly I realized we would work very easily together! Guy is such a natural- kids these days!! He was like “let’s try this lyric? Why don’t you come in a little earlier on the vocals there? Etc etc. a born producer/ songwriter I would say!”
The process of releasing my first solo project has been one of finally releasing all these little insecurities. Creating these songs for my new EP has been a tremendous creative and emotional release during a strange time.
Pink Noise was inspired by the messiness of life, particularly the confusion and growth that comes with navigating the shitshow of one’s early twenties.