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Today, experimental psych indie act Blood Cultures lifts the veil on their anticipated eight-track project, LUNO, out now on Pack Records. Having long been an artist centered around anonymity, LUNO marks the birth of a new era for Blood Cultures, one that shines a light on their Pakistani-American heritage and provides a deeper, more personal understanding of their world. Exploring identity, change, and self-discovery, LUNO sets forth the revitalization of Blood Cultures as an artist and the messaging behind their music.
HIGH SEASON features the latest singles “Losing Control” by German house music producer Satin Jackets, which Stereofox called “mesmerizing,” and yesterday’s early teaser “High Season (with Buscabulla).” Buscabulla share their excitement about the new release saying, “Poolside is a project we’ve dug for a long time. The textures, vibes and production have always been immaculate in their music. Ironically we were particularly inspired by some of their remixes, including their classic for Sade’s ‘When am I Gonna Make a Living.’ It’s a pretty cool twist of fate to now be able to put our spin a track with the Poolside name.”
ERICA BANKS TAPS DREAMDOLL FOR SEXY “TOOT THAT” REMIX
Flaunting a sharp, percussive flow and lusty wordplay, DreamDoll matches Banks’ libido stride for stride on the track. “Wanna call this woman up, tell that hoe good luck/She gon’ f*ck him like she like him/I’ma f*ck him like a slut,” she raps on the infectious Sgt J-produced beat. Banks’ rhymes ring off like usual as she offers blunt commands: “Throw it in rotation, make that nigga get up on it, b*tch/Do it like you nasty, do it like you own it, b*tch.” The remix comes complete with throbbing bass, Insta-caption-worthy bars, and an instructive hook that begs to be repeated.
cktrl shares new video ‘mazes’ directed by Yasser Abubeker
Speaking on the video, Yasser said: “The Mazes video is a love letter to my tribe, those of us fighting to exist and live authentically”.
SCHISMOPATHIC: Polish Grindcore Veterans Release First Album In Their Thirty-Three Year History With The Human Legacy, Out Today Through Selfmadegod Records
Founded in 1987 under the name Schismopathic Torment, in 1988 the band changed its name to SCHISMOPATHIC under the lineup of bassist Jacek B., guitarist Robert F., and vocalist/drummer Robert G. A year later, they released their debut demo, Kharkharamapathic Regurgitator, resulting in a plethora of shows throughout Poland with bands from the top tier of their country’s underground. In 1991, SCHISMOPATHIC recorded their debut album, D.E.M.O.C.R.A.C.Y., which, due to the band’s inactivity, was released with the first demo and live recordings in 2013 on CD, and then a few years later on LP via Selfmadegod Records.
She 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.”
HOP IN THE “GETAWAY CAR” WITH DAVE KOZ & CORY WONG!
As Memorial Day weekend gets underway, the new single “Getaway Car” taps into the escapist fantasies that summer inspires. Today, saxophonist Dave Koz and hipster funk/jam band guitarist Cory Wong (Vulfpeck, the Fearless Flyers, Cory and the Wongnotes) shared the official video for “Getaway Car,” which features footage from Creation Audio in Minneapolis, where the pair recorded their first full-length collaboration, The Golden Hour. They’re backed by Wong’s 10-piece band, which includes a five-piece horn section arranged by Michael Nelson, Prince’s chief horn arranger.
OUT TODAY: Alt-Electronic Rock Project CYVELLA Releases Savage snd Melodic EP/Video via XS Noize
Greek/Brit Angelides is a graduate of London’s Royal Academy of Music, and previously experienced massive success as vocalist of chart-topping Greek pop band, Hi-5. She has been a West End performer; a representative of Cyprus in the Eurovision Song Contest; and a background vocalist for world-touring acts. She brought her cosmopolitan experience from Greece by way of London to New York, where she has been involved in musicals, Shakespeare, voiceovers, and is the current front-woman of the all-female Lez Zeppelin (which is endorsed by Jimmy Page himself). Her melodic prog rock project, Ascending Dawn, has gained accolades from notable media outlets, such as Metal Injection, Loudwire, Alt Press, Huffington Post, Pure Grain Audio, and more.
Darkoo x Blanco release new single ‘She Like’ – Darkoo announces July EP
Speaking on the EP she states, “This is a body of work that truly represents who I am. I’ve merged my two cultures, where I came from and where I am now encompassing my journey from Lagos to London. It’s literally 2 In 1”.
ALTERNATIVE ROCK BAND, THE MAINE RELEASE “LIPS”, THIRD SINGLE FROM 8TH STUDIO ALBUM
Alternative-Rock veterans, The Maine, today release “Lips”, the third single from their upcoming eighth studio LP, XOXO: From Love And Anxiety In Real Time due out on July 9, 2021 via Photo Finish Records in partnership with their 8123 imprint and distributed by Virgin Music Label and Artist Services.
Their first single “Sticky” released in March, is currently at #23 on Billboard’s Alternative Airplay chart and has been steadily climbing.
Out Now: ORKID & Adeena ‘Find Me Another You’
“Find me another you” is probably the most intimate song I have ever released. Some relationships are not meant to end in heartbreak, some are meant to teach you growth and unselfish love. When that kind of love ends, you only feel grateful for the time you shared. So as much as it is a breakup song it is also a love song. ” – ORKID on ‘Find Me Another You’
With fun-loving lyrics like surfboard riding, frisbee gliding, man, I’m loving those freckles on your nose, “Summer Style” (co-written with Andrea Renfree and Raymy Krumrei) is sure to be the party anthem of the season.
Video: Karega Bailey – No Weapon ft. SoLauren & Mali Music
“As a jazz act, we don’t just want to play hip licks and tight grooves,” shares steel guitarist, vocalist and bandleader Kale Stiles. “Our top priority is to transport the listener, like a great soundtrack would. When people hear our record, I want them to close their eyes and imagine they are lost in the jungle, or relaxing on the beach.”
Montreal Afro-Jazz Musician Erockfor Releases New Single + Video I THOUGHT YOU LOVED ME
Montreal afro-jazz musician Erockfor [eh-ROCK-for] turns the heartbreak of betrayal into art with her hypnotic new single ‘I Thought You Loved Me’ out now on all digital streaming platforms.
‘I Thought You Loved Me’ is the 1st single from Erockfor’s debut album Phoenix, which is set for release on October 1st. Erockfor wrote the song about the break-up of her marriage in 2014 which led to her moving to Korea where she gained confidence, started doing burlesque and became a jazz performer.
Rich, ambient and murky Dream Pop from Swede, Adna
Much like her work to date, ‘Black Water’ sees her channel a rich and ambient direction, filled with warm and textured aesthetics. With her smooth and seductive voice layered over a heady mix of bright and enticing production, her latest collection looks set to become one of her most praised to date.
Taken from Adna’s upcoming album ‘Black Water’, set for release on 17th
WILLOW releases official ‘t r a n s p a r e n t s o u l feat. Travis Barker’ video
WILLOW has released the official music video for her single ‘t r a n s p a r e n t s o u l feat. Travis Barker’. The piece is directed by CHILD. and features Barker and WILLOW at a punk club on a night full of strange encounters. “I’m so happy that I got to bring these two parts of myself together, this spiritual part of myself into this pop punk angsty world that I wanted to create for the video,” says WILLOW.
SIAMESE Release New Single “Rather Be Lonely” + Announce New Studio Album ‘Home’
Copenhagen’s SIAMESE have dropped a music video for their new single “Rather Be Lonely” and are announcing details for their long-awaited new album.
The new LP, ‘Home’, is the follow-up to 2019’s ‘Super Human’, and is set for release on October 22nd via Long Branch Records. Alongside the new single, the album will include ‘‘Home” (ft. Drew York), “Can’t Force The Love”, “Enough Ain’t Enough” (ft. Rory Rodriguez), and a selection of other new tracks.
Release Alert: Venezuelan thrash titans ‘Overhate’ release new video
“‘The Penance and the Lesson’ is a song that tries to depict what luck is for everyone at certain decisive moments, the song’s aggressiveness wants to give the listener a peak at the frustration when luck, serving as our fate, doesn’t fall to our favor… Yet, if lessons are learnt out of these unfavorable situations, certain pictures can become very clear, as to how hard decisions well taken can often bring the best of outcomes. Be aware, if there’s no solution, no answer to the question or nothing you can envision, the dices fall for all, as the penance and the lesson are to resume our moments now.” – Giancarlo, Overhate
New Orleans based band, Pony Hunt is set to release their long awaited second album, VAR! on July 23rd 2021 via Wing and Wing. The album explores queerness, gender identity, and the struggle to be at home with one’s self. Pony Hunt’s hazy country-doo-wop sparkles with bits of soul, psych, and even an occasional string section.
Chris Malichak & Stealth join forces on ‘Closer Every Day’
Chris Malinchak has linked up with UK singer-songwriter Stealth on new single ‘Closer Every Day’, out now.
Steeped in emotion and punctuated by Stealth’s soaring, soul-drenched vocals, ‘Closer Every Day’ is an idyllic vocal house creation that sees Chris tap into the chilled-out dance sound that he has made his own in recent years.
The co-founder and principal conductor of The London Contemporary Orchestra, Robert Ames, enters centre stage as the composer himself. The release of his debut record ‘Change Ringing’ heralds the dawn of a new symphonic era, a welcome change from the obsession with minimalism of the contemporary classical world. Robert goes from minimal to maximal, galactic; if Ridley Scott was looking for a new interplanetary soundtrack, this would be a perfect match.
Jay Nash offers comfort to his kids in uncertain times with new song “Strange Illusion”
Today, acclaimed singer/songwriter Jay Nash is releasing his first solo music in five years. Jay Nash, who is also one-half of The Contenders, is set to release a new EP titled Night Songs later this year.
Ahead of the release, Nash is sharing “Strange Illusion,” a song he penned for his kids, and a little bit for himself.
VULTURE LORD – Release 2nd Single/Lyric Video “Stillborn Messiah”
The track was written by Nefas back in 2005, with lyrics by Sorath/Norlund, and was originally the (working) title for the new album. The cover for the single is featuring artwork once meant to be the new album cover.
Dave Herrera Releases Official New Music Video for “My First 69” – Out Now
Shot in Herrera’s garage on his ranch in Sacramento, CA, and in the surrounding public areas by drones, the video follows the story of a 15-year-old kid hustling to afford a Chevelle that he sees as his key to freedom on the open road. “My First 69” is directed and produced by Shaun Lupton and co-produced by Herrera himself. Co-written by Dave Herrera and Cory Coppin, the video hits close to home for Herrera. “My First 69” was inspired by his own story as a kid dreaming of owning the broken down 69′ Chevelle across the street.
Beach Wave Sound / RCA Records Artist Destiny Rogers today releases a brand new single and video for “West Like feat. Kalan.FrFr.” The video was shot in South Central LA and directed by Zhamak Fullad (Lil Yachty, Kodak Black).
Thompson’s silky delivery style shines on “Crossfaded,” produced by Tyler Dopps, his longtime collaborator. Though the song has the makings of a feel-good record, on wax, Thompson struggles with the dynamic of a new love interest that isn’t as eager to party as hard as Thompson regularly is. It’s about more than mixing his preferred party favors when nighttime gets exciting, however. “That’s when I exist,” belts Thompson as he describes his affinity for being crossfaded, a hint that much more is at play than previously thought.
KIDD G OFFERS FANS THE ULTIMATE “BREAK UP SONG”
On the track, the buzzing singer and songwriter waves goodbye to an ex with clever and catchy barbs and an unshakable guitar riff. He toasts on the chantable chorus, “Cheers to a breakup song, Forever 21, I’ll party all night long,” before admitting, “The worst part is I even had to make this song!”
Blueface releases new track “Patience” ft. Calboy
Platinum-selling rapper Blueface releases the new track “Patience,” featuring Calboy today. Produced by Zaytoven, the track is released via 5th Amendment/eOne and has the two artists trading verses breaking down how the long road reaps rewards. “Patience” is the first of many singles dropping this summer from Blueface.
LA alt-rock band Paper Jackets share new single “Rumors”
On the new single, Paper Jackets vocalist Aimee Proal adds, “Sometimes it’s hard to stand by your friends when it’s unpopular, but that’s what loyalty looks like in action.”