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CRASHING WAYWARD RELEASE -“DISCO KILLS”
Sonically there is something different here, whether it provokes or invokes an emotion, a beat, an attitude, “Disco Kills” delivers from beginning to end. The vocals arouse the groove calls and are all timely matched with the sex appeal of the band. Add their storytelling video and in its completion “Disco Kills” leads to some cool rock n roll. “Disco Kills” has been produced to create a message in a way that only true rock can. A solid vibe, and a direct correlating throb that grinds this single and delivers. A single written to make you want to turn it up loud and play it on repeat.
Boston Calling tells music fans to mark their calendars for next spring. The acclaimed three-day festival is excited to announce its return to Allston, MA next Memorial Day Weekend, May 27-29, 2022. As the only major U.S. music festival to officially announce its headliners for next year, Boston Calling shares that Foo Fighters and Rage Against the Machine are slated to top the bill. The two globally iconic rock acts will join a lineup of over 60 performers, including an additional headliner, all of which will be shared in the months to come.
Daniel Davies shares “Spies” ahead of EP release this Friday
Daniel Davies has just shared a visual for the title track of his forthcoming EP Spies, set for release this Friday from Sacred Bones Records. Well known as a frequent collaborator to John Carpenter, Davies’ solo work is stirring and unsettling in equal measure. “Spies started with the uneasy feeling of being watched,” he states. “By cutting, altering, and reshaping various sonic repetitions, a sound emerged that reflects loss of humanity in a dystopian world where machinery is used to track individuals from a distance. Machines created by man themselves – always growing, always watching, always hunting.” Davies composed the five track EP in isolation in the fall and winter of 2020. The resulting songs feel at once intense and intimate, bolstering his trademark guitar and synthesizer lines with double bass, cello, viola, and violin to craft his most sonically expansive solo material yet.
Vintage Pistol Shares New Track “Be Careful” via Live For Live Music
In honor of the long-awaited festival season, electro-jam explosions Vintage Pistol offer a fresh groove with the release of a new single “Be Careful,” premiering exclusively today via Live For Live Music. A spirited anthem described as “a breath of fresh air in a stuffy apartment from the opening synth notes” and boasting a guitar intro “reminiscent of a Jerry Garcia envelope filter from many a deep dive into ‘Fire on the Mountain'” (Live For Live Music), “Be Careful” will hit digital streaming platforms on Friday, May 31st.
Southwest born, London-based rising star Zola Courtney has enlisted California rapper Caleborate for new summer jam ‘Superstar’ – a track penned as a “punch-back” to arrogance and self-righteousness. Zola will also be supporting James TW in August (London) & Dermot Kennedy live in September (Glasgow.)
Brutal pop artist SUN shares new single “Golden” + video, out now
Franco-German brutal pop artist SUN shares her new single, “Golden,” today along with a music video, and announces her upcoming EP, Brutal Pop II, due out in Fall of 2021. The new release is the follow-up to her first EP, Brutal Pop, where SUN gave birth to her unique genre. Brutal Pop II pushes the boundaries even further, as SUN tastefully blends shades of pop, rock and metal in her relentless pursuit of powerful, beautiful music. SUN recorded the vocals and instruments on her own at home and multi-Grammy Award-winning engineer/producer Andrew Scheps (Adele, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Ziggy Marley) co-produced and mixed the EP. They worked together long-distance via Zoom.
Janette King (ffo Sudan Archives, Victoria Monet) | Shares new video / Album out June 25
The new track, which found tips at Clash, Beats Per Minute and more, comes off the back of previous singles that have earned support at Complex, Consequence, Exclaim, NPR, KCRW and more, acting as the latest installment from her forthcoming debut album, What We Lost which is out via Hot Tramp on June 25.
MOSARA STREAM NEW ALBUM IN FULL
Sonoran doom metal band MOSARA are streaming the entirety of their new self-titled album via Cvlt Nation. The album is set to be released this Friday via Transylvanian Recordings.
The band commented “The year 2020 was bittersweet to us as a young band. In late 2019, we had just released our demo and we started to get into a rhythm playing some nice shows and had some others lined up. We were also starting to garner some attention and then the pandemic hit and put a halt to all of that. Once the initial lockdowns were lifted, we got to work and wrote the songs “Earth God” and “Cocoliztli” Those songs unequivocally represent the overall mood that 2020 had beset upon us. During the fall we recorded every song that we had at that time, and after a few more months of mixing and mastering, we are finally releasing our debut album. We couldn’t be more stoked with the result.”
On “MYSTERY,” TURNSTILE search for beauty and find peace in the unknown as they reject the notion of ‘normal.’ For TURNSTILE, there is no ‘normal,’ only their truth, and the endless possibility of magic when you remain open to the truth of others; singing praise to the infinite mysteries of the universe.
Experimental Alt New Single – Reminiscent of Glass Animals
Nine years ago, three six-graders ignored all the other trappings of ascendant teenagers and dedicated themselves fully and feverishly to making music. Growing up in the serene town of Vernon, BC, daysormay not only mastered their songwriting and playing skills, but they also became production wunderkinds with the release of their EP, Talk Peace To A Wolf. Now 21 years old, in Vancouver, with a full album in their arsenal, the members of daysormay (the English phonetic of the French “désormais” meaning “from now on”) have the wind at their backs with no intentions of slowing down.
The Effens Release Raucous New Single “Venom Denim”
The Effens are now following with new single, “Venom Denim,” which captures the energy of the band’s live show. The recording process came down to the wire, which ended up giving the band freedom to trust the process. The final product is a raucous, buzzing track about finding your way out of a relationship that feels like quicksand and hoping your partner finds their way out too.
PINC LOUDS SHARE VIDEO FOR ‘AIRE ACONDICONADO’ / TAKEN FROM NEW ALBUM ‘LA ATÓMICA’ OUT JULY 16TH
With this song, the self-proclaimed “imaginary band” with members from Puerto Rico, Chile and the US, adds new styles to their already diverse musical palette. Is it a psychedelic “bomba”? A topical-indie fusion? No! It’s Pinc Louds! And the best thing to do is just enjoy the ride. Like the song says: “Turn on your AC and start dancing around. In a matter of seconds, you’ll be on your way to heaven.”
KINGG BUCC RELEASES LATEST TRACK “WE ON IT”
After the release of his recent EPs, SWIPER SEASON and SWIPER SEASON, STILL SWIPING, the Haitian-born, Miami-raised artist KINGG BUCC has returned to unleash his latest musical offering. “We On It” is available at all DSPs now and arrives alongside a lyric video also available now.
NAYANA IZ Shares New Track “Breaking Point” || Out Now On Different Recordings
“Breaking Point” heralds a new chapter in the singer/rapper’s already-distinguished career. A confessional diary entry, the bruised vulnerability serves as both a rebirth and a prelude to this latest era of plaintive keys and jazz inflections paired with wistful vocals and hushed rap verses. What first began as an ode to her boyfriend manifested into something far more profound; the consciousness of a British-Asian woman reconciling with her past self. The accompanying video provides a snapshot into the 20-year-old Londoner’s world, mostly set against the low-lit nightscapes of the city.
JW PARIS – Watch Official Video For: “Sober” (ft. Gemma Clarke (ex-Babyshambles)
Capturing a day in the life of JW Paris as they head to a gig, the “Sober” video finds them caught between conflicting perspectives of a world observed with rose tinted glasses, versus that in the cold light of day. As the band explain:
MURRAY MCLAUCHLAN Speaks to Racism and Privilege on New Album “Hourglass” out July 9
Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame inductee, Order of Canada recipient and 11-time JUNO Award-winning artist Murray McLauchlan challenged himself to look within himself for issues pertaining to systemic racism, privilege, and economic disparity on his landmark 20th album Hourglass, released on July 9, 2021 through his long-time record label partnership with True North Records.
“Pathetic” is out!!
“Pathetic” is my brand new duet & video with Alyssa Messina, a sweet and tender love song that discusses insecurity, jealousy, volatility and hope.
BODYSNATCHER: Brutal Deathcore Practitioners Unveil “King Of The Rats” Single + Video Via Entertainment One
Comments vocalist Kyle Medina of the track, “I wrote this song mainly about how people act high and mighty, talk a ton of negativity and trash, but are essentially not as holier than thou as they present themselves. Not only that but these people tend to associate themselves with others who are similar in this aspect. Hence the name ‘King Of The Rats.’ Not necessarily about someone directly, but more so if the shoe fits, wear it.”
Vân Scott “What’s Coming Next?” Out Today
The song was written out of Scott’s frustration and anxiety about the future. Says Scott, “I left my full-time church job in 2018 to devote myself wholeheartedly to my music career, and I was growing impatient, wondering where all of this was going – if anywhere at all. I went to Nashville with just this chorus in 2019 and was able to finish it up with Jay Speight and Jorge Mhondera. I had never met either of them before, but the chemistry was instant. The song embodies a prayer more than anything else. It’s a raw and honest questioning of faith that I believe is universally felt, whether you’re religious or not. The driving and powerful pop production in this song helps to capture its earnestness, especially in the climactic bridge, which is filled with lush strings and a passionate vocal.”
After releasing a series of songs over the last several years which collectively racked up nearly a quarter-million streams and earned both a Top-30 and Top-40 on the Texas charts, singer/songwriter Austin English is slated to release his latest single “In the Mix” to the country mainstream this Thursday, May 27. Produced by Grady Saxman and written by Zach Abend and Casey Twist, and former Waterloo Revival members George Birge and Cody Cooper, “In the Mix” is a clever blend of music and romance with contemporary, uptempo groove, and a perfect addition to your summertime playlist.
HANNAH SLAVIN – Unveils new lyric video for existential-pop anthem ‘I Don’t Have A Clue’
Occupying a space somewhere in the middle of Sigrid & LOVA meets Baby Queen & ELIO, Hannah may have already made a name for herself as the winner of BBC One’s Pitch Battle, where she performed alongside Will Young and Kelis; but it’s her anthemic-tendencies and lyrical ability to capture the feelings of an entire generation which are set to see her soar.
After taking people by surprise last month by releasing “Out of Touch,” his first new song since 2018, Toronto rapper Shad is at it again and unveils today a surprising punchy track and its video titled “Work.” Complex called it a “heavy-hitting song,” and said “digging deep into the politics of labour and hustle culture, Shad ponders the endless cycle of work.”
Today, singer/songwriter, Mereba returns with her seven-track EP AZEB. Titled after her middle name– which means where the Sun rises – AZEB represents “LIGHT” and will help provide refuge for those looking to move away from the darkness in their lives.
wifisfuneral’s JetsonMade-Produced “CC Demon” Plunges Into His Paranoid Mind
He’s a willing experimenter and a connoisseur of bass-heavy instrumentals, but wifisfuneral is a natural emcee at heart. Flexing his lyrical muscles over a beat from JetsonMade, wifi shares “CC Demon,” his new single. Working his auto-tuned flow atop Jetson’s trademark trampoline 808s, wifi falls into a toxic relationship, giving into attraction and plunging headfirst into his latest affair without dwelling on the potential consequences: “I was lost in the past, finding you was a mission,” says wifi. “CC Demon” is the latest single from Smoking Mirrors, wifi’s upcoming EP, following “Where I’m Going” and its haunting music video.