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YaSi shares new single “World Is Burning”
On the new single, YaSi shares “While I wrote this song in Jan of 2020, the feelings of anger, confusion, disillusion, and the clear hypocrisy of how the world treats its citizens were the reason I wrote this song. We’re all watching people around us get ‘high’ on their vices, but how can we blame people when our backs are against an unpredictable wall?”
Meet Iceland’s Ægir; ambient electronics meet punk roots on “Forgetting That It Could Kill Me”; Album in 2021
Ægir has been an active presence in the underground music scene in Reykjavík, Iceland since the age of fourteen; drumming in a wide variety of bands – from explosive hardcore outfits World Narcosis and Dead Herring to dream-pop sweethearts bagdad brothers and jangly indie rock band Laura Secord (& many more) – as well as releasing music as the label Why not Records and running the city’s most active all ages venue in his basement since 2017.
Brooklyn psych rockers Acid Dad share new track “BBQ”
“BBQ was one of the first songs written for the album,” says the band’s Sean Fahey. “I wrote it after reading about the woman who called the cops on an innocent Black family having a barbecue in Oakland. It’s been a permanent fixture on our set list for a hot minute.”
TED WHEN DELIVERS NOSTALGIC VIDEO FOR “GUIDE ME HOME”
Motown/Blacksmith Recordings artist Ted When has teamed up with award-winning Canadian filmmaking collective Black Lake (Martin Garrix & Khalid, 30 Seconds To Mars, Shallou) to create a surreal series of six videos to accompany the songs from his debut solo EP, morning. In “Guide Me Home,” the third video of this series, viewers are introduced to a new pair of characters and the feeling of a sentimental home video. Like the first two videos, (“Edge Off” and “Nothing Left”) the protagonist is following an orb of light that helps him to discover something along the way.
Rockshots Records: Finland’s Mysterizer New Music Video “Burn Witch Burn” Off Upcoming 2021 Album
From cover band to full-on heavy metal originals, that’s the story of Finland’s Mysterizer who made their debut with their 2018 EP “Tales From The Mystery Days”, followed right after by their 2019 full-length “Invisible Enemy” (Inverse Records).
Thrash Titans EVILE Joined by Comedian Brian Posehn on Raging New Track!
April 30, 2021 will see British thrash titans EVILE release their brand new studio album, entitled Hell Unleashed, via Napalm Records – the band’s first album in eight long years! Since their formation in 2004, EVILE have been turning heads and taking names, delivering four pure thrash offerings blended with an uncompromising death metal assault. Hell Unleashed, the long-awaited successor to their 2013 release Skull, will make no exception – but this time, the album features a new exciting line-up formation of Ol Drake on vocals/guitars and new member Adam Smith of RipTide as rhythm guitarist.
Super8Music Out Today! – Wolfgang and Christian Muthspiel Celebrate Their Musical Heritage.
“Twenty years ago, on March 18, 2001, our father Kurt Muthspiel passed away. We remember with great joy a man who instilled in his four children a passion for music,“ explains Wolfgang Muthspiel, accomplished Austrian guitarist, composer and label founder. He and his brother Christian Muthspiel, trombonist, conductor and composer, are releasing a 50-minute video honoring their father. The premiere is scheduled for today!
BlabberMouf, Ellmatic and MpDrees are “Back 4 More”
In a time like the crisis we are facing right now, good music is needed more than ever. So BlabberMouf, Ellmatic and MpDrees teamed up to create a new project entitled ‘Back 4 More’, a 4 track EP which will be released on all digital platforms on March 24th 2021.
FUATH, the atmospheric black metal offshoot of SAOR’s Andy Marshall, is now streaming the brand new full-length, ‘II,’ in its entirety ahead of tomorrow’s release!
Reminder: Eric Slick, Wiseacre Vinyl out 5/28 from Org Music
Eric Slick is the drummer of Philly band Dr. Dog. Org Music is going to repress a couple of his solo studio albums, starting with Wiseacre which came out last year and got a lot of amazing press, but was only released physically on vinyl as a crowd funded Bandcamp Exclusive. This album is available for the general market for the first time coming up from Org Music in May.
A leader of the global “folktronica” movement, Galician producer Baiuca (aka Alejandro Guillá) returns to the scene with a brand new single, “Luar.” Over Baiuca’s dark and brooding beat, the Galician folk group Lilaina offers a stunning, melismatic vocal performance, with beautifully haunting harmonies that complement the instrumental timbre. Baiuca displays his technical prowess by sampling and chopping the preceding vocal line, like a Dilla or Burial technique but with a Galician folk twist.
Vancouver-via-Peckham’s Soulful Hip-Hop infused EP
Vancouver-via-Peckham’s Rian Peter’s aka IAMTHELIVING and rapper/producer Teon Gibbs have announced their new Soulful hip-hop infused, collaborative EP JNGL, set for release this June.
Inspired by the UK RnB scene in the early 2000s, JNGL is an embodiment of both their different backgrounds colliding. “We wanted to create a project that embodies who we are, where we’re from, and shows what we can do. The word “JNGL” just seemed to capture it all,” says Teon.
With comparisons to Gillian Welch and First Aid Kit, the indie-folk trio The Ladles have just released “Nobody Knew,” the “entrancing” new single from their upcoming ‘Springville Sessions’ (OffBeat). The premiere follows the release of “Sunset Pink,” which Glide Magazine described as “a dreamy otherworldly atmosphere that draws audiences in and demands attention,” and that American Songwriter called “gorgeous,” adding, “When all three voices come together, the sound lights up the space like a firefly in the night.”
Mandy Rowden Teams with American Songwriter For ‘Parachute’ Album Premiere
Austin, TX-based Americana artist Mandy Rowden has teamed up with American Songwriter to exclusively premiere her fourth full-length studio album, Parachute, along with a track-by-track breakdown of the songs.
Out everywhere tomorrow via Howlin’ Dog Records, the 10-song Parachute rides a spirited line between Americana instrumentation and ‘70s-inspired storytelling, wrapped in an authentic modern Texas delivery.
About the track, band member Devon Portielje shares, “I remember feeling confused and uncomfortable as a 20 year old, and I find myself feeling sympathy for that younger version of myself now. I also feel sympathy and concern for people living through that metamorphosis between adolescence and adulthood in the modern world.”
DREAMER BOY AND MELANIE FAYE SHARE LOVE SONG “LET’S HOLD HANDS”
Nashville singer/songwriter Dreamer Boy teams today with bedroom R&B artist Melanie Faye on the psychedelic love song “Let’s Hold Hands,” a sunlit, soulful cut that celebrates the fuzzy feelings at the start of a new relationship. It arrives with an appropriately colorful video, which features an animated version of Zach Taylor—the Washington-raised artist behind the Dreamer Boy moniker—walking through the wilderness, basking in the beauty of a trippy landscape. It’s another wide-eyed teaser from his second full-length album. All The Ways We Are Together, out on Earth Day, April 22, via slowplay.
Brothertiger shares first single/video of 2021, “Dancer on the Water”
Following up an incredibly prolific 2020, John Jagos aka Brothertiger is sharing his first new song of 2021, “Dancer on the Water.” Influenced by ’80s synth-pop visionaries like Scritti Politti, Prefab Sprout, and The Blue Nile, “Dancer on the Water” finds Jagos leaning deeper into his pop sensibilities than he ever has before.