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Curtis Walsh and Anna Pancaldi deliver the official video for their stunning new single ‘Bend’
Working in collaboration with director Morgan, the new visuals look to create a reflective awareness that we are all experiencing due to the pandemics restrictions. Because of the lack of social contact and everyone forced to wear face masks, seeing another human being has become a rare sight in these times and this new video looks to remind us of the simple beauty of merely seeing another individual.
Multi-Platinum Cypress Hill Drop Brand New Single “Champion Sound”
Hip-hop pioneers Cypress Hill surprised fans today with the release of a brand-new song, “Champion Sound,” via eOne. The track, which was produced/mixed by Black Milk and is available now on all streaming platforms, is their first bit of new music since 2018’s critically acclaimed Elephants on Acid. If you happen to be a gamer, the song might sound familiar as it’s featured on the soundtrack of the recently released R.B.I. Baseball 21, the eighth installment of the R.B.I. franchise developed by Major League Baseball.
Today British songwriter Florence Arman releases a story about a friend that just dropped off the face of her world, aptly named Out Of The Blue. It is available everywhere via AWAL Recordings. This song will also be the title song for her debut EP out this Spring.
Tom Odell Announces New Album “monsters” Out June 25
CLASH described “monsters v.1” and its accompanying video as “rustic and intimate…A song developed out of distaste, anxiety and personal responsibility, ‘monster v.1’ is a plea to better oneself despite pain. The video is starkly personal and filmed by Odell himself at home. Presented as personal diary tapes, ‘monster v.1’ feels like watching someone’s most confidential moments of mental turbulence.”
Recording Artist and Filmmaker, RHYAN LAMARR Releases Visuals to “DISTANCE” (REMIX) featuring JACK RED & DATIN
The beautifully-shot black and white “DISTANCE” (REMIX) music video was directed by Rhyan LaMarr and it showcases a short-musical that profiles a groom-to-be in the week before his wedding. The conversation amongst friends takes an interesting twist when a question is raised and every one shares their perspectives on relationships. The group includes men who are divorced, single, married, and engaged. “DISTANCE” (REMIX) was written by Rhyan LaMarr, Datin, Kia Rayford and co-written and produced by Andrew Fridge and Jabari Manu Rayford and is available on all streaming and download platforms now. “Distance” (REMIX) is the lead single from Rhyan LaMarr’s upcoming sophomore album.
Introducing: DENM – New Single “Fallin” Out Now
Southern California-based singer, songwriter, and producer DENM has released the official music video for his new single “Fallin” off his forthcoming debut album, Slum Beach Denny, out later this year. A next generation artist, DENM’s signature sound features a unique blend of alternative rock, reggae, and hip-hop to embody who he has always wanted to be as a musician, creating music that he truly believes in. While the video for “Fallin” features silhouetted overlays of DENM backlit by the SoCal sunset, the acoustic jam describes the uncertainty of confessing your feelings to someone while wanting to make the transition from friends to lovers with the rising artist declaring, “I think I’m falling for you, what am I supposed to do? Tell me you feel the same too.”
WODE: English Black/Death Metal Outfit Issues “Lunar Madness” As Burn In Many Mirrors LP Nears April Release Via 20 Buck Spin
English black/death quartet WODE has issued the new song “Lunar Madness,” the latest preview of the band’s impending third LP, Burn In Many Mirrors, which is nearing early April release via 20 Buck Spin.
Now into the second decade of existence in the material plane, WODE’s definitive melding of black metal’s ecstatic desecration, death metal’s sharply attuned sense of violent purpose, and classic anthemic ‘80s metal instills Burn In Many Mirrors with the elements necessary to sear itself into the fervent heart of the faithful.
Pathfinders (Fra) “Ares Vallis” @ Groove Metal
Pathfinders is a French Groove Metal band formed in 2018 in Fontainebleau. Their name comes from NASA’s space probe ‘Mars Pathfinder’ launch in December 1996, and the band’s universe is mainly inspired from this.
The band’s lineup has been the same since the beginning. Members were all parts of metal bands when they got to know each other long before Pathfinders was created, and they have already shared the stage a fiew times due to their geographical proximity. Some members were endorsed by brands. So they all have a good stage and music experience when creating Pathfinders.
HOT SUNDAY BLOOD – single “No Way Out” from album “Kein Licht”
Hot Sunday Blood is an Italian band, formed in Turin in 2013. The sounds are inspired by alternative rock music, with heavy rock influences. Each band member affects the sound in a unique way, coming from different backgrounds, such as metal, stoner, grunge, black metal, prog and new wave.
New single “Pendulum” – Nelson Sobral
“I was on my way out the door to run some errands when the song jumped into my head so I had to stop and grab my guitar instead, quickly writing the verses and chorus in about ten minutes. I play every instrument myself, with co-writer Mattie Leon on organ and Selcuk Suna on horns.”
#ATLTop20 #Certified !!! – Presents: Kissie Lee – “Sheesh” feat. Lightskin Keisha Prod. by Mr. Hanky
As the second season of Mind Wide Open continues, Lily Cornell Silver welcomes iconic singer, songwriter Ann Wilson to her much-lauded IGTV series and podcast.
The pair talk about struggles with body shaming, specifically Ann’s experience as the singer of a band during the 80’s MTV era when most female artists felt pressure to not only be great singers but to look like models
Dark Tea Dives Into Queer Underwater Romance with “Finally On Time” Music Video
Los Angeles-based Dark Tea returns with a new track and magical realist video from their forthcoming, self-titled second album out April 30 on Fire Talk Records. “Finally on Time” is the fourth single and video from the new album, following instant fan-favorite singles “Highway Mile,” “Deanna,” and “Down for the Law.” Co-directed by Dark Tea bandleader Gary Canino and Frankie Carino, the “Finally on Time” video is a southern California retelling of Hans Christen Andersen’s Little Mermaid fairy tale, re-envisioned as a queer love story of redemption and transformation. The video costars Canino friends Chloe Saavedra (Chaos Chaos) and Bailey Wollowitz (Sloppy Jane) as skater and mermaid, two lives interwoven across time, space, and water, risking everything for a glimpse of immortality.
Acid-laced pop SUNFIELDS is the brainchild of singer-songwriter Jason Kent. Although the quartet was born in 2009, three quarters of its members have been playing music on and off together since they were teens. Their tunes carry a classy bombast of chamber rock, the intimacy of a singer songwriter, and the easy-breeziness of vintage pop with some psychedelic undertones thrown in.
L’Orange & Namir Blade Announce New Album “Imaginary Everything”
“I wrote this song after making an exuberant purchase at a corner store, sometimes you just have to allow the mundane to be extravagant”
MIDDLE KIDS – Release new song & video ‘Today We’re The Greatest’ // New album out this Friday
The Sydney-based three-piece Middle Kids (Hannah Joy, Tim Fitz and Harry Day) today release “Today We’re The Greatest”, the cinematic title track from their hotly anticipated second album, out this Friday March 19th 2021 via Lucky Number (pre-save it here).
Simultaneously haunting and experimental, “The Journey To Zero” embarks on a journey into the confines of Enda’s artistry, with contrasting stylistic flares and free flowing narratives.
HURRICANE ON SATURN Release New Single And Lyric Video ‘Outsider’!
Italy-based HURRICANE ON SATURN self-released their debut album “Killing Field” on November 13th 2020. Today the band has released a brand new single, entitled ‘Outsider’, available now on all best digital stores.
As an exclusive premiere on Bandcamp the first 100 followers get a free code to redeem the song https://hurricaneonsaturn.bandcamp.com.
‘Outsider’ was mixed by Matt Dougherty and exceptionally sees the drums performed by Dakm. Released alongside with the lyric video available on the band’s official YouTube channel.
French producer NTO releases powerful new single ‘Invisible’
NTO himself says: “This track is for all those who already felt « Invisible » in the eyes of the world. The whole atmosphere is inspired by the idea of a drop out and introverted teenager who is unconsciously looking for this one person who will make him feel « visible », true to himself, alive. The melody is at the same time very melancholic and full of hope as it definitely lies on a powerful dancefloor rhythmic. Throughout the track, it evolves in various chapters that symbolise the different states this « Invisible » goes through.”
Chateau Chateau releases video for single Come On Steven (single)
Come on Steven is a relaxing indie-pop song about watching the scenery change through a car window while thinking of the happy memories shared with friends along the way. From the desert’s teeth jutting from green cacti ribs to beach sands and tide pools, Come on Steven is the soundtrack to next summer’s road trip adventures.
“The video was shot and directed by: Chill Boys Productions. It shows performance footage of our practice space, which we have converted to a live-streaming performance space.”
Model Child Gets Dancey With Experimental Beats On Electro-Punk Single “Icicles” – Out Today
Today, Model Child shares his latest single “Icicles,” the first new music since his acclaimed debut album Dropout released last year. The song finds LA-based songwriter/musician Danny Parker (aka Model Child) pushing his sound in new directions, as he injects the pulsing, guitar-driven grunge/pop of his debut with more experimental electronic beats.
VORONOI Announce Debut Album The Last Three Seconds + ‘Gamma Signals’ Video
Small Pond and Art As Catharsis are proud to announce the release of Leeds, UK trio Voronoi’s new album The Last Three Seconds—a complex and remarkably ambitious foray into the realms of progressive metal and jazz experimentation, set for release on 7th May 2021.
New Video: Ormiston’s Top of the Pops inspired music visuals for ‘Rebel’
‘Rebel’ exudes with a retro fascination for disco rhythms and indie-pop melodies, making this old-meets-new music video the perfect visual accompaniment to Ormiston’s debut single. Already praised by the likes of The Rodeo, Our Culture, and When The Horn Blows, ‘Rebel’ has set itself out as the alternative chillwave gem that all the cool kids are sticking on their playlists.
Tantzz combines poetic wordplay with an electric flow on new single ‘From Nothing’
‘From Nothing’ is an essential heater from Manchester-based artist Tantzz. The track is the lead single from Tantzz’ upcoming EP release and explores themes such as overcoming hardships, striving for greatness & making the best of a bad situation. His wordplay on this track is poetic and his flow electric over a memorable hook.
Belle Tower – ‘she moves in phases’
The first verse in “She Moves in Phases” is about realizing my heart had the capacity to love beyond binaries, and therefore also be broken beyond binaries. The rest of the song followed after processing the end of the relationship, coming into my own and embracing my queer indentity. It took a lot of patience, love and care. As I moved through additional challenges – with my mental health, and burnout – the song took on a new form as a love song to myself.
SPIRIT OF THE BEEHIVE DROP NEW VID + ALBUM OUT APRIL 9TH
SPIRIT OF THE BEEHIVE has released an epic, four-part video that features the work of three different directors for their newest single “I SUCK THE DEVIL’S COCK” off their forthcoming LP and Saddle Creek debut ENTERTAINMENT, DEATH. The six-minute + song is a labyrinth of different sounds and influence through the incredible lens of the Philadelphia shape-shifters where everything is upside down and inside out taking the listener through different planes of reality. Budding from the concept of creating a workout video in hell the band enlisted directors Ada Babar, Documavision, and Powered by Wind to do just that. On the video, the band notes “it’s our take on “a day in the life.” A man, overworked and undervalued discovers a portal to another time and place where he hears a familiar song on the radio. In the context of the record, this track specifically encapsulates the dread of required performance, ultimately leading to a freeing death.”
Julian Lage announces Blue Note Records debut; shares first song
Guitar virtuoso Julian Lage has signed with Blue Note Records and announced a June 11 release for his label debut Squint, a striking new album that weds incisive, expressive songwriting with the profound interplay Lage has honed over the past few years with his deft trio featuring bassist Jorge Roeder and drummer Dave King (The Bad Plus). The album’s lead single “Saint Rose” is available today to stream or download. Squint can be pre-ordered on vinyl, CD, or download.
STARRAH DROPS DEBUT ALBUM “THE LONGEST INTERLUDE”
Grammy Award-winning songwriter Starrah, born Brittany Hazzard, has dropped her debut artist project The Longest Interlude via Platoon. The 13-track opus describes an emotional and vulnerable story that young lovers can relate to and serves as Starrah’s deeply personal diary. The Longest Interlude features production from Nile Rodgers, Skrillex, June Nawakii, Giorgio Tuinfort, Patrick Greenaway, Velous, Nana Rogues, James Blake, Bas, Suburban Plaza, Boi1da, Vinylz, Jason Evigan, and Wondagurl. It was recorded by Brad Bustamante and Starrah and mixed by Alex Tumay and Rich Costey. On the album, Starrah says: “I put everything into this album because it’s my diary, the raw soundtrack to my life. The Longest Interlude describes a love story from the highs in the beginning, to the lows and hardships that most can relate to so I am super excited to share this with you all. This is a moment in time and a period of transition and possibilities.” The album arrives alongside a visual for “Miss This,” a flirty take on lovers playfully challenging each other in a relationship.
GOD IS AN ASTRONAUT Releases New Video “In Flux”!
Reigning as one of the most well-known and highly critically acclaimed experimental instrumental groups out there with a respected musical legacy spanning nearly 20 years, Irish four-piece GOD IS AN ASTRONAUT just reached a career benchmark with the release of their critical acclaimed 10th studio album, Ghost Tapes #10, a little over a month ago.
New Quivers Album; “Gutters Of Love” Video/Song Out Today
Australian band Quivers return with their sophomore album — and first for Ba Da Bing — Golden Doubt, out May 28th, 2021. Lead single “Gutters of Love” is carried by shimmering guitars and the harmonizing vocals of members Holly Thomas and Bella Quinlan. Elevated by the production of Matthew Redlich (Holy Holy, Husky, Ainslie Wills), the record explores what happens after grief, and how we throw ourselves back into love. On “Gutters of Love,” singer Sam Nicholson says:
Hannah Jadagu shares “What Is Going On?,” the official video
On April 23rd, 2021, Sub Pop will digitally release What Is Going On? the five-song debut EP of bedroom pop from singer, songwriter, and producer Hannah Jadagu (pron. juh-dah-goo). Today, she is sharing the official video for the EP’s title track, directed by Cameron Livesey (who directed her video for the single “Think Too Much”).
Hannah says of the video, “For the ‘Think Too Much’ video I collaborated with my friends to create a juxtaposition between the message of the song, in which I sing about anxieties and societal pressures, and the music video, which depicts my friends and I just enjoying New York. When thinking of ideas for the ‘What Is Going On?’ video, I was certain that I wanted to take a different approach. Originally, I just had a loose vision of a rooftop band scene and worked hard to make that happen. However, during the editing process, Cameron and I felt we were missing something. That something was a storyline. So, I decided to bring in actors Sarah Tie and Joseph McCain. Through their work, we were able to really bring the lyrics to life.”
TEENAGE FANCLUB – Release New Video || ‘Endless Arcade’ Album – Out 30th April
With their new album Endless Arcade due for release 30th April, and having previously shared videos for the tracks ‘Home’ and ‘I’m More Inclined’, TEENAGE FANCLUB today share another new track, “The Sun Won’t Shine On Me”, from this much-anticipated LP.
A wistful gem written by Norman Blake, “The Sun Won’t Shine On Me” comes with a visualiser created by long-time collaborator Donald Milne.
J-Pop girl-group, FAKY has released their send single of 2021, “99”. The track is the OST from popular Japanese drama Rika-Reverse and was performed by the group on International Women’s Day this year [watch it here]. The performance was part of FAKY’s participation as icons of Adidas’ WATCH US MOVE campaign; this campaign was promoted globally by K-Pop girl group BLACKPINK.
Yves Jarvis Reveals Lyric Video For New Track “Body of Work”, Listen + Watch Now
On this track, Jarvis says he’s “having fun with forms. I’m a man of many motifs!” Created with a process similar to the video for his song “Projection”, he said that the “Body of Work” video was “foolishly printed and scanned one word at a time.”
Award Winning Duo Koven Drop Extended Album
Multi-award-winning producer and vocalist duo Koven (Katie and Max) will be following their ‘Butterfly Effect’ LP and the launch of their virtual reality club ‘Another Home’ with an extended version of their debut album on Monstercat. Dropping on March 11th, nearly one year on from the original’s release, the ‘Butterfly Effect’ extended edition features brand selections as well as a host of remixes from the likes of mainstay names Ilan Bluestone, Franky Nuts, Oliverse, The Prototypes and more. It is another huge body of work to come from ‘Butterfly Effect’ and the extended version is set to have just as much new material, which are the tracks they’ve spent meticulously finishing over lockdown.
“Each song on the Southern Glitter Pop album represents a story in my life since moving to Nashville to pursue my dreams,” Sarah Mae explains. “I’ve loved like a country song, learned to sparkle like a diva, and have made some dear friends on the way to my dreams. I am filled with gratefulness because now I get to tell the world my truth, with the help of some of the most talented writers and producers Nashville has to offer. Life is beautiful and the best things are possible. Don’t underestimate the power of believing in miracles.”
Hip-hop trio .wavrunner take you on a “Joyride” with new single
Cleveland, OH trio .wavrunner are here to bring the good vibes with their new single “Joyride” out today alongside an accompanying video. Blending a mix of hip-hop verses and a pop-laden hook, the track is the perfect prelude to those summer days ahead. The group brought the vision of “Joyride” to life working with producer Manny Park (Post Malone, Ariana Grande, Travis Scott), and Joe Grasso (“Old Town Road” by Lil Nas X f/ Billy Ray Cyrus) mixed the song. Serving as the follow-up to their debut single “uh huh, i like it”, the track finds members Jack Wesley, Griff, and JJ honing in on their craft and giving fans a taste of what’s to come throughout 2021. You can stream “Joyride” now and watch the video here.
Baio Shares Video for “Take It from Me”
Synth-pop master Baio has shared an animated video for single “Take It from Me” out now. The track is featured on his acclaimed third studio album, Dead Hand Control, released earlier this year on Glassnote Records.