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With all their “Might”, Edmonton, Canada’s Juliet Ruin spent most of 2020 during the Covid-19 pandemic writing new music. They were originally planning to just release one single for 2021, but as true musicians, the creative juices kept on flowing and the end result is the band’s new EP “Dark Water”, due out on Friday, March 26th.
Like her last two singles, “I Don’t Even Care (Pick Me Up)” and “Ur Ex From College,” “Talking to Myself” is propelled by vivid, transparent lyrics about maneuvering the self-sabotaging tendencies of our early 20s. It showcases the raw talent that has allowed the indie darling to build such a unique and strong connection with her listeners, earning her 32 million streams, more than 10 million views on TikTok, and the cover of Spotify’s Fresh Finds Playlist.
With his critically acclaimed debut project No Love Lost amassing over 150 million streams worldwide, rising hip-hop artist Blxst teams up with fellow West Coast icons Tyga and Ty Dolla $ign for the music video of their hit single, “Chosen.”
GRAMMY® Award-winning and Country Music Hall of Fame members, The Oak Ridge Boys swing into Spring with the announcement of their new album, Front Porch Singin’, to be released on Friday, June 11. This is their fourth collaboration with Grammy Award-winning producer, Dave Cobb. Recorded during the pandemic, it was imperative to create a project that offers up just what the lead single details; love, light, and healing. Building anticipation for the upcoming album, the first single, “Love, Light And Healing” is available to download and stream on all digital services today and is premiered exclusively by People.com!
“We were sitting in the studio when David Cobb walked in and asked, ‘If you were sitting on the front porch, just singing songs you know, what might you sing?’ Well, we started singing The Unclouded Day… and he said, ‘Let’s go to the microphones.’ That’s how this album was recorded,” says Duane Allen.
Linda Perry Releases Music For The 1st Time in 15 Years- The Letter
Iconic Singer-Songwriter, Producer and Pop Culture shape shifter Linda Perry releases her own music for the first time in over 15 years. Perry best known for her groundbreaking song-writing career for artists such as Pink, Adelle, Christina Aguilera, etc has now set her sights on film and tv lending her musical prowess to two significant documentaries.
The Pink Stones will release their debut album Introducing…The Pink Stones on April 9th via the New West Records imprint Normaltown Records. The 10-song set was produced by Henry Barbe (Drive-By Truckers, Deerhunter) and was recorded at Chase Park Transduction and the Barn in Athens, GA. Mixing elements of classic cosmic country, raucous rock’n’roll & indie rock, and fresh humor & heartaches, The Pink Stones are authoring a new chapter in the annals of Cosmic American Music and are within a new wave of young artists from the same college town that gave the world R.E.M., The B-52’s, Drive-By Truckers, Pylon, The Elephant 6 Recording Company, Widespread Panic, Vic Chesnutt, The Whigs, and more.
The Rare Occasions Shares New Single “Stay”
LA-based and New England-bred indie rock band The Rare Occasions have released their first single, “Stay” via Northern Transmissions. Integrating sweeping orchestral arrangements into a gritty lo-fi garage rock soundscape, “Stay” delves head-first into the psychological turbulence of a relationship unravelling. On the writing process, lead singer Brian McLaughlin shares: “The three of us took a real collaborative journey creating this song, embracing electronic and orchestral elements as an extension of our usual indie rock sound. It will make you wonder whether or not to dance, cry, or maybe both.”
Ambient Country Vibes: The New Live 24/7 Streaming Radio Channel for Ambient Country Artists and Their Fans
When SUSS and Northern Spy first considered launching a 24/7 Ambient Country Vibes channel on YouTube, we had no idea that we’d be losing a founding member of SUSS before it came to pass. Gary Leib’s amazing synth work has become a defining element of both SUSS and the ambient country sound. When his passing and the proposed date for the launch of the streaming channel collided, we decided to hold back, as we felt that it was more appropriate to honor Gary rather than all the great artists we would be featuring. We can’t say that the shock has worn off yet, but we realize that Gary would want all this great music out in the world and appreciated by a whole new audience. With that intention, SUSS and Northern Spy Records humbly announce the launch of Ambient Country Vibes in honor of Gary’s memory and his musical legacy.
Problemattik Delivers A Second Round Knockout With New “56 Bars Of Death” Video
MA’s heavyweight Problemattik delivers a second round knockout with 56 Bars Of Death video. The close range visuals are directed by Sando Films and are filmed ringside at The Bridge Sound And Stage. Turntable cutman DJ Slipwax slices up some outro cuts for the final blow. “All I can say is I was inspired by people who doubt me” says Problemattik. Check it out now on YouTube.
Marty Friedman Presents “Kaze Ga Fuiteiru” From Forthcoming New Album
Friedman shares, “While keeping intact the essence of Ikimono Gakari`s ‘Kaze Ga Fuiteiru’ melody that I loved, I tried to destroy it, reconstruct it and create five minutes of new music that might bring a tear or a chill, and decidedly lifts your spirits. Whether I accomplished that or not is entirely up to you, but when I just finished the recording of ‘Kaze Ga Fuiteiru’, someone who’s opinion I respect very much called it ‘grand and elegant’, so I`ll go with that!”
JVCKJ dropped surprise new track “Full Court” yesterday, in honor of his 25th birthday. He premiered the song in advance for PSTL coin holders via Discord as a way to celebrate his birthday with his fans. In addition, yesterday the track lived exclusively via Audius for the entirety of his birthday. “Full Court” is officially available today on all digital retailers.
FICTION SYXX Release ‘Innocence’ Music Video
US progressive hard rock band, FICTION SYXX feat. former members of BILOXI, XYZ, KING KOBRA, have released a music video for ‘Innocence’, it’s the 3rd single out today and taken from the upcoming 3rd album ‘Ghost of my Fathers Past’, which is the follow up to their 2 acclaimed prior releases ‘Tall Dark Secrets’, released in 2017 & ‘The Alternate Me’ released in 2019. The YouTube video can be viewed here:
VOKONIS Streams New Single “Azure”
Vokonis will release their fourth studio album “Odyssey” in spring 2021. More dynamically diverse than ever, the 6 new tracks feature guest musician Per Wiberg (Opeth, Spiritual Beggars, Kamchatka) on Keyboard. Odyssey is Vokonis’ first true prog-record. A record for the new decade.
Ruby Bones Announce New Album ‘Laser Tooth Tiger’ Out April 30th via Mint 400 Records
Today, New Jersey’s Ruby Bones return to announce album Laser Tooth Tiger, due April 30th via Mint 400 Records (Sony). Under The Radar premiered the video for the single “Don’t Lose Your Head” and said it “…brings buoyant melodies and upbeat songwriting to the fore, penning a brilliant indie rock rager with a hopeful core.” The video was written and directed by Brian Lonano (Gwilliam), received Music Video of the Year at the Coney Island Film Festival, was nominated for an Audience Award at the Georgia Film Festival, and became an official selection at the Oscar-qualifying Hollyshorts Film Festival. Laser Tooth Tiger is now available for pre-order.
20-year-old Toronto-based artist, Distant Matter, is a multi-instrumental producer trained in piano, guitar, drums, bass, harmonica, and talk-box. Growing up, he learned to channel his energy into music as a creative outlet. He began producing music at age 17 and is currently working on his debut EP, scheduled for release in the summer of 2021.
LARRY PINK THE HUMAN Share “ELEVEN11_GTR_SONG”
“If the last year has shown us anything it’s that we can live without many things, but to be away from our closest companions is the biggest challenge of all,” shares duo LARRY PINK THE HUMAN on their new song. “We wanted to write about the ones that are with us and the ones that are not, and show how much we appreciate them. When it’s all said and done, everybody needs someone.”
Kentucky brother duo RAGS AND RICHES
Kentucky brother duo RAGS AND RICHES are set to release the video for their new pop/rock anthem with Cody Morgan. “CROSSFIRE” is a mantra for staying mentally strong through life’s battles and anxieties.
Chrystal Für & Echo Collective team up for epic 11-minute “I’ll Rise At Dawn Once More”, out today; Ambient orchestral LP ‘Elusion’ out 5/28
Chrystal Für’s upcoming album Elusion is an elegy to the cycle of loss, acceptance, and the promise of restored life. Christopher Vibberts’ reflective piano interweaves with droning waves of sound and intermittent shards of static that is equal parts nostalgia and hope. The music operates in a mind-frame occupied by like-minded artists Colin Stetson, Christopher Willits, and Tangerine Dream, with slow-moving pulses, orchestral flourishes, and ambient ebbs and flows. It’s set for a May 28th release via What Are We Records.
Make-out music makers I M U R announce third album and share “Case of You” single
Vancouver’s genre-blending make-out music-making trio, I M U R, is back with the announcement of their third album, My Molecules, due out June 25, 2021. The unsigned band, who serves a mix pop, electro-pop and R&B, is once again bringing their music to the world their way as they continue to “tackle unconventional sexuality and timeless R&B grooves,” as Noisey puts it.
CANNIBAL ACCIDENT: Finnish death-grind unit premieres “Delete the Elite” lyric video
After various splits, EPs and three impressively brutal albums, CANNIBAL ACCIDENT are getting ready to return to the scene stronger than ever. The band is going to strike back with their typical blend of raw, groovy grindcore and death metal that reeks of that unmistakable stench, away from modern trickery and trends.
Dispatch Release “Pour Into You” – Listen Now
Marking the band’s eighth studio release, the songs on Break Our Fall speak not only to Chadwick Stokes’ and Brad Corrigan’s personal evolution, but to human nature itself, charting a course from denial and resistance to growth and acceptance through deep introspection and empathetic character studies. For Stokes and Corrigan, the only constant these past few years has been change: marriage, birth, death, departure.
Genre-Jumping Indie Rockers Arts Fishing Club Ready New EP, ‘The Show’
An alternative rock band with pop hooks, indie sensibilities, and indie-folk roots, Arts Fishing Club built its audience the old-school way; by piling its members into a van and hitting the road. As Arts Fishing Club’s touring schedule grew, so did the band’s sound. It was a natural evolution of a band whose members had begun to turn up their guitar amps, dig into their 90s’ rock influences, and create new songs that were every bit as electrifying as their shows.
The Beehive, the subterranean Boston icon synonymous with food, libations, art and, most notably, music, has had its stage silenced for over a year while dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic. This Saturday at 10:00PM, that silence ends with the first act to take the stage post COVID-19 restrictions. The Beehive is pleased to announce that Texas guitar slinger, songwriter, and vocalist Willie J Laws will perform on Saturday, March 27, 2021 from 10:00PM – 12:00AM.
Willie J. Laws has over 25 years of performing experience and has traveled the world making music. The influences heard in the music of the Willie J. Laws Band are many and eclectic. There are deep roots in Texas music tradition and uniquely American roots music.
Arkells Team Up With K.Flay on Brand New Single “You Can Get It”
Radio mainstays, sport-sync shoe-ins and curious students of culture, Arkells, return today with a brand new single, “You Can Get It” featuring K.Flay. Announcing itself from the first note, the song asks a very simple question: “Tell me what you want?” The sentiment, much like its sound is both fearless and steadfast. They want you to think big.
Dispatch | New Single | “Pour Into You”
Break Our Fall was produced by Mike Sawitzke (The Eels) and John Dragonetti (The Submarines) and mixed/mastered by Emily Lazar (Beck, David Bowie, Vampire Weekend, Dolly Parton). The band was inspired by the emotional stages of grief and transition when they were writing this album, and the songs speak not only to the band’s personal evolution (becoming fathers, losing loved ones), but to human nature itself, and the process of growth, moving forward, and enacting positive change.
Halifax Punk THE BLOODY HELL Shares Stop-Motion Music Video “When You’re Gone”
Halifax, Canada’s The Bloody Hell has a new full-length in the works to follow their award-nominated 2018 self-titled debut album (Loud Recording of the Year” – Nova Scotia Music Awards 2018), and as they currently work on the sophomore release, they are sharing with fans a new music video for the single “When You’re Gone”.
Electro Pop Single from Italian Billboard Chart Topper
Entitled “SAFE” Sergio’s new Electro Pop single with Italian singer Ivana Lola is a robust, rhythmic pop dance song with which focuses on the battle we all have in our life between the pressures of life and loves.
The single was produced by Mister AC, Co-produced by Vincent Arena and recorded at the Mister AC Recording Studio in Los Angeles and produced at the Mister AC Recording Studio in New York.
Authentic Yard Sounds as Clip C delivers ‘The Waters EP’
A solid mix of influences and tempos, the EP explores explosive rap moments in ‘One Order’ and switches pace to the melodic, soulful singing of ‘Only You’ before ending on the EP’s crescendo ‘Dream It Possible’, which has a strong reggae core. Each record exposes a new layer of artistry to Clip C, and the EP envelopes the talent he has for submerging his music in the diverse Jamaican music culture, which lays in his roots.
DOMKRAFT release title track ‘Seeds’ as second single
Swedish psychedelic doom-riffers DOMKRAFT release the blistering and surprisingly sinister title track ‘Seeds’ as the second single from their highly-anticipated third full-length “Seeds”, which is slated for release on April 30.
Transit Tapes (for women who move furniture around) – Lucy Kruger
Written by Lucy Kruger and forged in a tiny 34°c rehearsal space in Berlin, ‘Transit Tapes’ melts dreamy indie rock with dark folk and returns 12 pensive tracks exploring restlessness and a yearning to feel alive. This project is the first time Kruger has worked with drummer Martin Perret, guitarist Liú Mottes and bassist Andreas Miranda, who form The Lost Boys.
When a once-thriving connection turns dubious, acknowledging the signs can be a tough experience — and “Doubts” says it all. Everything from the innocent piano intro to the mellow rhythm sections that follow, the arrangements send the notion of a fond farewell wrapped in a melodic package