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VIOLENT IDOLS Set to Wreak “REVENGE” in 2021!
VIOLENT IDOLS blazes into 2021 for REVENGE with the official music video for their blistering sequel to 2020’s Idolatry, that featured AEW Jon Moxley’s theme song, “UNSCRIPTED VIOLENCE,” as well as collaborations with hard rock heavy weights such as Andy James (Five Finger Death Punch), Aaron Nordstrom (Gemini Syndrome), and K.A.Z (VAMPS). The single was produced and mixed by KANE CHURKO at The Hideout Recording Studio in Henderson NV with the video directed by Steffen Orozco, “REVENGE” showcases the raw intensity that the band has become known for while blending industrial and electronic elements into a style that has become uniquely their own. “REVENGE” sounds exactly like you want it to, exploring the dark side of humanity within a track that is both powerful and heavy while confidently flirting with commerciality via the sonic wizardry that Churko is well-known for.
Mastermind/multi-instrumentalist Tamás Kátai comments on the new album and track: “‘Vadak’ is the tenth album of Thy Catafalque. The state of the world affects all of us, in my case I think it means more escapism. We, like all living creatures are like forest animals chased by death through time and many of these songs are about fleeing, hiding and running either to the past or to the unknown. The record is very colourful, with more guest musicians than ever but also pretty dark and heavy other times. The first song however is a light, nostalgic one about old summers, lost gardens and the colours of the sun, with Armenian duduk, tabla, dumbek, riq and brass.”
PAYSAGE D’HIVER release third single ‘Schtampfä’
Swiss underground black metal act PAYSAGE D’HIVER have unleashed the third single ‘Schtampfä’ (“Stomper”) taken from their forthcoming album “Geister” (“Ghosts”), which is scheduled for release on April 23, 2021. Please view the full-length’s details below.
MASON HILL Release Official Music Video for “D.N.A.;”
Glasgow, UK based Rock band MASON HILL has released the official music video for their blistering metal single, “D.N.A.” Directed and produced by David Barras and Scott McKay for Strangeboat Productions, “D.N.A.” is the third single off the band’s chart dominating debut album, Against The Wall.
DEINE LAKAIEN release lyric video single ‘Unknown Friend’
DEINE LAKAIEN have released a lyric video for the song ‘Unknown Friend’ as the sixth single taken from their forthcoming double album, tellingly entitled “Dual”, which is scheduled for release on April 16, 2021.
CHARLIE CLARK – Releases Video For ‘A Bridge To Your Idol’ + An Interactive Livestream Gig
The natural successor to recent single “Don’t Have A Cow Man” which documented Charlie giving up his life in LA to come home and care for his terminally ill father; this latest track “A Bridge To Your Idol” offers a humbling tribute in his father’s memory. As Clark says:
“After losing our Dad last Summer and becoming a Dad just months later myself I have so much gratitude about how lucky Kevin (Clark’s brother) and I were to have such an incredible father. I’d written this song before my Dad died but with the mindset it was coming sooner rather than later… The video was filmed over the last month of Dad’s life when he had all of his family around him, which was him at his best.”
TED WHEN CONTINUES VIDEO SERIES WITH A SCENIC VISUAL FOR “GOOD THINGS”
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. Now, past the halfway point comes the fourth video for “Good Things.” In the new video, a character as followed through striking wooded landscapes with an ever-changing visual perspective.
“$to0d Feat Joe Francisco – This Game”
TAMPA-BORN RAPPER STEF DEBUTS TRIPPY, #NSFW ‘MAKE YA HOLLA’ OFFICIAL VIDEO
Today, amid the growing, viral success for his debut single “Make Ya Holla,” Tampa-born rapper, entertainer STEF makes his mark with the accompanying video for the #DGAF, braggadocious-banger via 10 CITY/ MOKA.
Social Scream – single “Spartan Blood” from album “From Ashes To Hope”
On January 15th of 2021, a double cd collection entitled “From Ashes To Hope” WAS released in digital format and on 1st April will be out in psychical cd by Soman Records, containing re-recorded versions of old demos and tracks of the first two band’s albums. The recordings took place at Think Recording Studios and Dimons Studios. The album was produced by Dimitris Sakkas and the artwork was created by Giannis Stergiou and dtopgraphics.
BELGIUM’S OSCAR AND THE WOLF IS BACK WITH “JAMES”. FIRST NEW MUSIC IN 3 YEARS
“James” is pure pop brilliance, characteristically blissful, and far from minimalist. The atmosphere is deliberately set in the golden haze of the French and Italian Riviera – Colombie was inspired by their slower way of living, the clothing, the aesthetic, the photography, and films. He combines this with the vampire sounds that he has held a reference to since his European breakthrough debut album, Entity.
Shadow Puppet Theatre, (or ‘SPT’ for short), is a 4-piece Malaysian rock band based in Kuala Lumpur. From a musical perspective, they amalgamate both narrative and what they call “the feels”: a quintessential element that adds a little sparkle of life into each, and every, musical note they play. The band got together in 2016, with some degree of changing personnel ever since. Fan favourite track ‘Stargazer’ – is available now across all download and streaming platforms.
New > Yoshinori Hayashi single “I Believe In You” > album “Pulse of Defiance” Out 9th April
Today, Tokyo-based producer Yoshinori Hayashi releases a new single, “I Believe In You,” from his forthcoming album, Pulse of Defiance, out next Friday, April 9th on Smalltown Supersound. It’s the follow-up to lead single “Touch,” which “signals a voyage through labyrinthian jungles of the Tokyo producer’s making, one where splendor looms at every corner” (The FADER). Album closer “I Believe In You” is built from staccato, percussive beats, and echoes of sampled vocals. It’s a taste of Pulse of Defiance’s ecstatic jungle breaks, club-ready techno, and free jazz’s unpredictable gait.
Render Sisters Growth Evident On Spirited New “Black Roses” Single
Pop-country duo Render Sisters from Pine Bluff, Arkansas continues to grow as up-and-coming singer-songwriters with their harmonious new upbeat single “Black Roses,” available across all major digital music platforms (linktr.ee/rendersisters) on Friday, April 2. However, fans can listen to the new tune now on their SoundCloud. Stella and Mary-Keaton Render co-wrote the song with hit-making Nashville songwriter Britton Cameron (Don Williams, Jon Pardi, Dillon Carmichael), who’s been writing with and developing the sister duo since their emergence in 2020.
SINOPTIK Release New Single + Music Video for “Sell God’s Number”
Ukrainian Occult-Rock trio SINOPTIK continues to march toward the release of their new full-length album, and the next mile marker on said journey has arrived with the band’s new single “Sell God’s Number”. In addition to the new single, Sinoptik have announced a release date of June 11th, 2021 for the group’s new studio album ‘The Calling’.
Kassian Remixes New York Producer Mishegas; Debut EP Out June 25th
Tomorrow, electronic duo Kassian give the remix treatment to Mishegas’ latest single, “Feel It All.” Mishegas is the project name for Mexico-born and New York City-based artist, producer, and multi-instrumentalist Emilio Quezada Ibañez. The track is off his upcoming debut EP, Temporary Love, which will be released on June 25th.
Olivia Morreale Shares Avant-Garde ‘PARASOMNIA’ Visual
A dreamy wonderland of gauzy synths, infectious bass and intricately layered vocal chops, “PARASOMNIA” is a musing on the way in which subconscious thoughts and desires are unlocked through dreams. For the music video, Olivia worked with director Sammy King to create the perfect encapsulation of what it’s like to be inside a dream. The resulting visual in an avant-garde odyssey full of otherworldly characters, vivid hues and surrealist storytelling. The video also stars a variety of local LA creatives, ranging from dancers to fashion designers. “Everyone in the video and involved in the making is also an independent artist or creative,” Olivia writes. “We gave them a huge amount of creative liberty and tried to involve everyone in the creative process which I think really made the video.”
Band Of Silver Premiere New Single “Looking for a Friend”
Breakout sibling trio, Band Of Silver, are premiering their new single “Looking For a Friend.” Listen exclusively today on PopWraped HERE. “The lyrics to ‘Looking for a Friend’ are some of the most autobiographical I’ve written,” shares vocalist and lyricist, Avery Silvernagel. “I thought of the topic while going to clubs around Nashville trying to meet new people. It was pretty nerve wracking at first. I thought I would be the outsider with everyone having their social circles already established and all around more put together than I was. Instead I realized most of the people I met felt the same way I did.”
MA’s Smokeythakid (1/2 of Smokey And Waldo) ventures on his own with a new heartache single Hold Me Down. Produced by Ross Gossage, the track touches upon love lost in true emo fashion. “I really wanted to bring back the pain that I felt after losing someone I truly loved in my past in a way that everyone can feel and relate to and I feel this song really hit the mark on that one” says Smokey. Be on the lookout for his Problem Child project coming soon. Check out Hold Me Down now on your preferred digital streaming provider.
It took a while to grasp and understand her death. “Sweet Company” helped me accept what happened; a thank you for her presence and everything that she did for us, and acknowledgement that perhaps one day we’ll see each other again.
MARIALENA – single “VANITY”
The songs “Prophesies” and “Salvation” have already stood out with great success.
Major Lazer unveils video for “Titans” with Sia and Labrinth, Music Is The Weapon (Reloaded) out now
Directed by Ernest Desumbila, the video finds Major Lazer on a mission to defeat two giant titans with the help of Baby Yoda versions of Sia and Labrinth.
Can night be a feeling? It can, suggests Jude Gwynaire with his single, “Feel Nocturno.” Similarly, darkness is a feeling. An eerie feeling, that is. It’s like those days where there is scant evidence of sun. Or rainy days, when the sun is seemingly washed away, or overly cloudy days, where the sun is obscured.
Then again, feeling nocturnal might suggest being in an isolationistic mindset. You just don’t want to see others, nor do you want to be seen. Instead, you want to travel incognito, under cover of the night. All these similar, yet differing feelings are suggested by the music Gwynaire has created with this new single.
Moe Chaieb is a Montreal-based producer whose music meets at the intersection of moody and groovy. With strong influences from the worlds of house, R&B and pop, his synth melodies are designed to evoke feelings beyond those sparked by beating kicks and rhythmic basslines.
New single, “Mismatched,” was written when Emma was coming to terms with the fact that she would eventually have to leave the relationship she was in at the time. While writing, Emma melded a lot of the experiences of her past relationships together, thinking of the specifically dramatic and mismatched, if you will, moments in previous relationships.
Olivia Rodrigo Releases New Single “deja vu;” Debut Album Out May 21 Via Geffen Records
Complete with sparkling piano melodies, buzzing guitar synths, and Rodrigo’s soaring vocals, “deja vu” further cements her status as the most promising young artist to emerge this year. Written by Rodrigo last fall, the track underscores her songwriting prowess, unique narrative voice, and talent at illustrating complex emotional spaces that often go unexplored in pop music. “deja vu” was also produced by Rodrigo’s frequent collaborator and co-writer, Dan Nigro (Conan Gray, Carly Rae Jepsen, Lewis Capaldi).