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Quicksand Share New Track “Inversion”
New York City post-hardcore band Quicksand have made their long-awaited return with the new single “Inversion.” The track follows the band’s successful album from 2017, ‘Interiors.’ Thoughtful, driving, and powerful, like the long-lived band itself, the song has an emotional resonance that is only amplified by the events of the past stressed-out, locked-down year.
FEED THEM DEATH: Cvlt Nation premieres new track by avantgarde extreme metal project
Acclaimed avantgarde extreme metal project FEED THEM DEATH conspires with Brucia Records to release “Negative”, the project’s third full-length album, on May 7th 2021.
Anthemic Agency, home to FLOOD Media, FLOOD Magazine and Louder Than Bombs Productions, is very proud to announce today’s official launch of FLOOD Frequency Modulations (FLOOD FM). The new 24/7 commercial-free global streaming indie/alternative/electronic radio station spearheaded by legendary San Francisco DJ Aaron Axelsen is online now exclusively at Flood FM.
Video: Key Glock – “Move Around”
With three Billboard Top 20 albums in the books before his 24th birthday, Key Glock is the type of guy who gets things done. Touting his myriad accomplishments on a chilly Memphis evening, Glock shares his latest video “Move Around.” Casually annihilating a minimalist instrumental, Glock methodically proves that he was born different, with the mentality and personality to conquer the rap game: “Diamonds hittin’, diamonds dancin’ like James Brown/Yeah, I’m young and rich, and I’m Black and I’m proud,” spits Glock. In the video, Glock shows off his ice as he delivers his rhymes in front of his signature Bart Simpson-yellow Lambo truck. “Move Around” is a highlight track from Dum & Dummer 2, the acclaimed and successful collaborative album from Key Glock and his Paper Route EMPIRE boss and frequent sparring partner Young Dolph.
Stunning Video Lands For Love Harder, HUGEL and Tobtok’s Hit ‘My Bed’ Featuring RBVLN
Award-winning producer Will Simms quickly established his new dance music alter-ego, Love Harder as a force to be reckoned with, gaining Radio 1 support and huge streaming numbers. HUGEL is simply one of the biggest dance artists in Europe, heading towards a billion streams of his music with no signs of slowing down. Seriously hot talent, Tobtok’s latest single ‘New Levels’ is still all over radio and shaping up to be a crossover smash. RBVLN steps up to deliver an emotive and memorable vocal for ‘My Bed’ topping off a quality production destined to be summer anthem.
Alt-pop artist Amiena just released her new single, “Flare.” This song delivers dark synths alongside bold and raw lyrics intent on closing a chapter in her life no matter the cost and owning the past while letting go of toxic relationships. No regret. No “what ifs,” simply closing a chapter and setting fire, so there is space for new life. “Flare” is the second single off of her upcoming album Flares & Halos.
BrooklynVegan is hosting an exclusive video premiere for “Crime Scene Designers,” a new single from Dismemberment Cabaret – the collaborative album between New York harsh/experimental soloist GRIDFAILURE and world-renowned and multi-platinum trumpet player MAC GOLLEHON. The video precedes the album’s looming May release through Nefarious Industries.
At the start of “A Different Kind of Love” bell tolls of a detuned guitar clang out a warning. “I need a different kind of love,” Lott sings, but what reads as a self-serving plea turns on its head as the song becomes a confession.
She has been putting out new videos every Sunday, and most recently her take on “Ain’t No Sunshine,” featuring Melodicka Bros, already has over 100k views since its release on March 7th. Orlandi states, “High Priest Daughter was written over the darkest period of my life. I didn’t even know I was doing it but writing these songs definitely helped me exorcise some of the demons that were taking over my life at the time. I started writing the album a year before my mom passed away and finished it a year after her death. Even though the album doesn’t sound as depressing as it seems, it explores death and coming to terms with it, depression, trauma, and a healthy dose of nihilism.”
BIPOC Musician Swaray Drops Infectious Single “Glacier” w/ Famous Dex
With an infectious beat, unique flow and lyrics celebrating the streets, Swaray has just collaborated with Famous Dex to release his new single, “Glacier.” Maryland raised, Los Angeles-based, rap artist and songwriter Swaray wrote the song to remind people of the money and danger associated with “trap” life. Featuring a hypnotic alien synth loop and sporadic pitch changing 808s, Swaray uses clever lyrics and one liners and their intoxicating flow oozes street knowledge, drip, excess and opulence. The psychedelic street visuals of the accompanying music video are a teaser for what’s to come in the future. “Glaciers” is available across all of the major streaming and download platforms, with links available directly on his official website.
Out Now: Welsh alt-rockers Melin Melyn announce debut EP, share new video
Today, April 13th, Welsh band Melin Melyn share their new single ‘Lucy’s Odyssey’ and announce their signing to Sheffield based independent label Bingo Records, who will be releasing their debut EP ‘Blomonj’ on July 9th.
A high-energy/high-anxiety anthem, “skeletons” is an instant-classic from easy life, a group forging a new path (and expanded sound) for UK bands on the world stage. “skeletons’ plays with the idea of a slightly mysterious and potentially terrifying past,” says front-man Murray, introducing the track. “Everyone has baggage and everyone has skeletons. Falling head over heels with somebody who may be bad news, we’ve all been there.”
DRMAGDN teams with Velvet Revolver and Matchbox 20 For New Music Video and Single
DRMAGDN has dropped his new music video, “Not Alone!” The video is the perfect visual companion to the uplifting folktronica single. The track features members of Velvet Revolver and Matchbox 20. The music video shows fun times on live tour dates with friends and family and is sprinkled with some star-studded cameos from: Steve Aoki, Alan Walker, Zedd, Mark Cuban, Jason Momoa, Lisa Bonet, Gala Rizzato, Thalia, Ramin Karimloo, DJ Paulie D, Kirill Was Here, MIMS, Melisizwe Brothers, 88 Rising, Joji, Rich Brian and August 08.
Big Jade Shares Charged Up “Bonnet” Freestyle
With a commanding mic presence and a take-no-prisoners attitude, Big Jade is one of the most vital voices in a bustling Texas rap scene. Today, she’s back with a brand new freestyle, titled “Bonnet.” While coming in at just under a minute and fifteen seconds, Jade is able to pack a heavy punch with her swift bars and lyrical flow. Sampling the Missy Elliott classic, “Hot Boyz,” BeatKing comes through with a perfect canvas for Jade to talk her sh*t. In the self-directed video, we find Jade at home, cooking breakfast and getting her daughter ready for school. Its moments like these where Jade is at her realest and rawest, finding no reason to sugarcoat anything as she aims to snatch the Texas rap crown.
MULTI-PLATINUM PRODUCER, EMERGING ARTIST DOMINIQUE RELEASES “THE PLAYER WAY” OFFICIAL VIDEO
As he readies the release of his eagerly awaited debut project, Dominique p.k.a Mitch Mula unleashes the official music video to “The Player Way” via Win 1st Records. Available to watch here, “The Player Way” served as one of the string of singles the Florida-born Guyanese American has made his mark with in just a few short months. The cinematic, raw, and expressive visual gives audiences a view into the emerging artist’s world as he effortlessly delivers bodacious bars over a bass-knocking, smooth-sailed production (self-produced).
Oscar Lang Announces Debut Full-Length Chew The Scenery // First Single “Stuck”
Written to capture the emotions and complicated feelings that are often attached to the embarrassing situations we replay in our minds, Lang describes “Stuck” as “the point where you feel overwhelmed with all the voices in your head.”
NEW SONG ALERT! Tommy’s RockTrip “Make Me Smile”
Tommy’s RockTrip, the new band from drummer Tommy Clufetos (Ozzy Osbourne, Black Sabbath), have released a second single, ‘Make Me Smile’! Eric Dover, known for singing and playing guitar with Jellyfish, Slash’s Snakepit, and Alice Cooper, handles lead vocals on the album (though Tommy grabs the mic for three tracks). Eliot Lorengo (bass), Hank Schneekluth (guitar), and Nao Nakashima (guitar) round out the supporting cast.
DEMPSEY HOPE RELEASES “on my mind” ALONG WITH THE MUSIC VIDEO
Seattle-based artist on the rise Dempsey Hope releases “on my mind” along with the music video via RCA Records. The music video is presented by Overcast and directed by Daniel Jordan K.
Dempsey says, “”on my mind” is that feeling when you meet someone special and they are all that is occupying your thoughts. everything that you think about circles back to this special person. it’s a total celebration of being able to fall in love finally after taking your time to find yourself. being able to share this with you guys on my birthday is the greatest gift i could ask for.”
D.I.Y. Band Vacations Goes Viral (Again) With Shares From Lizzo, Noah Beck, Rosalía, And More
Australian band Vacations are going viral for the 2nd time in a year with their song “Young” from their debut EP Vibes, this time with the TikTok knock trend. This past week alone musicians like Lizzo , Rosalía , Tomorrow X Together and TikTok influencers like Noah Beck, Bella Poarch , Anna Shumate, Sienna Mae, Brooke Ashley Hall, Jackson Dean and more jumped on board along with over 120K others. The nine influencers mentioned tallied over 25 million views and growing on their own. This saw an 169% increase in Shazam’s for the track (over 25K for just last week), a 12% increase in Spotify streams to over 250,000 streams per day now and around 2 million new streams total last week at just the start of the trend.
Van Morrison’s upcoming double-album ‘Latest Record Project: Volume 1’ is set to be his 42nd studio set, but its lead single ‘Only A Song’ demonstrates that his distinctive flair for timeless blues, R&B, jazz and soul remains as singular as ever. ‘Only A Song’ has already been named Record of the Week at Radio 2, where it was added straight to the playlist, with further airplay coming at Jazz FM.
Following on from the release of his critically acclaimed debut single ‘Obey’ last year, a release that was added to influential Spotify playlists; Alt-Pop, A Breath of Fresh Eire, An Alternative Eire, and The Best of Fresh Eire, and found tastemaker support from Hot Press, Earmilk, RTE, Buzz.ie along with being picked up by stations 2fm, Spin 103.8 & BBC Radio London, Dublin-born genre-defying artist Marcus is back once again to deliver his reflective new offering ‘Redemption’.
Fiddlehead (members of Have Heart & Basement) share new single “Heart To Heart”
Fiddlehead – the punk powerhouse featuring members of Have Heart, Basement, and more – recently announced their upcoming second full-length, Between The Richness, and today the band are back with the album’s second single, “Heart To Heart.” Due out May 21st from Run For Cover Records, Between The Richness finds Fiddlehead expanding on their dynamic blend of hardcore energy and undeniable melody, and crafting their most immediate set of songs to date.
Sunny Bones release striking ‘Echoes Of You’ video
The video is a glorious piece of animation capturing a top-down West Coast road trip with the band. Along the way they pick up the perilous hitchhiker Death and his chain-smoking habits cause disaster, cutting the drive short in an eruption of flames. The video has been created by Phil Whitton, a local up and coming artist from the band’s Norwich hometown, and is interspersed with a performance from the band.
Following the release of his highly-praised Maths Time Joy-produced single ‘Somewhere, Out There’ and subsequent Musiq Soulchild collaboration ‘Come To Me’ in recent months, which received plaudits from the likes of Wonderland, NOTION, CLASH, Earmilk, Under The Radar, and Hip Hop DX, the fast-rising male face to the UK’s R&B scene James Vickery has now delivered the third cut lifted from his forthcoming as yet untitled debut album, ‘Hourglass’.
Tommy Newport & EarthGang “Stargazer”
Born in Manchester, England, Tommy Newport relocated to the United States with his family at six years old where he bounced around from Dallas to Seattle before settling down in Wichita, Kansas. After picking up the guitar as a teenager to ease the boredom that comes with the idyllic, but monotonous life in the Midwest, Newport submerged himself into music and hasn’t looked back since.
Becky G is a force to be reckoned with. Boasting over 20 million monthly listeners on Spotify, 26 million Instagram followers and collaborations with Bad Bunny, J Balvin, Burna Boy and more, Becky has really made her mark. On the collaboration, she states:
TOTO Announce Live Album – With A Little Help From My Friends – Out June 25th
TOTO and The Players Club / Mascot Label Group have announced the global release of With A Little Help From My Friends on June 25. The performance captures one special night on November 21, 2020 when Steve Lukather, Joseph Williams and David Paich appeared with the new line-up of Toto for a global event originating from Los Angeles, CA. Joining Lukather, Williams and Paich for this next chapter in their indelible history are new band members bassist John Pierce (Huey Lewis and The News), drummer Robert “Sput” Searight (Ghost-Note / Snarky Puppy), and keyboardist / background vocalist Steve Maggiora (Robert Jon & The Wreck). Keyboardist Dominique “Xavier” Taplin (Prince, Ghost-Note) and multi-instrumentalist / vocalist Warren Ham (Ringo Starr) segued over continuing their tenure in the ensemble. This marks the fifteenth incarnation of the Toto line-up in consideration of band members or sidemen who joined or exited.
Will and I started writing songs together for the last Okkervil River album In the Rainbow Rain, and we’ve done a lot of really rewarding writing together since then. There’s something so evocative and elemental about the music Will pulls out of the ether, and it tends to inspire and push me to places I don’t always go otherwise. We also bond a lot about the natural landscapes and the spooky ambience of New England, where we both grew up and which his music really calls to mind for me. I hear a lot of that in “Dead Reckoner,” which Will and I wrote remotely through a lot of conversation about the people and places that were running through Will’s head when he had the seed of the song. The title refers to the practice of dead reckoning, which is a navigation technique that involves finding your way when you’ve lost your bearings by fixing some point based on the wind or the moon. My grandfather was a naval aviator during World War II, and he used to tell us a story of having to use dead reckoning to find his way back to his aircraft carrier when he went astray deep in the vast blackness of night over the pacific ocean. The person doing the reckoning in this song is even more lost than that.