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RED CALLING New Single “Torture”
The female-fronted band Red Calling is a modern/metal hard rock quartet with a slight trigger pull on the side of an electronic metal-based in Tampa, FL, Red Calling has a collaborative sound and stadium-level volume that electrifies its audiences. Lending their unique uptake on metal on their latest release, “Torture”, the listener is tantalized by the strings, and then in full cock loaded gears it grinds the explosion of vocalist Jessica Pons. “Torture” leads the listener closer to throwing the metal horns over and over again. Clearly, Red Calling is here to drop their solid metal sound right where it belongs… in a stadium of metalheads. The band features Jessica Pons on vocals, guitar, and keys; Javier Pons on lead guitar and synth; Deven Starr on drums; and Luis Pons on bass and synth.
Video: Baker Aaron x Manny Houston – Lost
Baker Aaron and Manny Houston release the visuals for their single “Lost” off their collaborative EP “Miles from Home”.
Written and inspired during a crazy 2020, “Lost” details the thoughts of young man going from a handful of hope, to seemingly hopeless in an instant. Manny skilfully articulates the reality of going from a sure thing to shaky ground (emotionally,financially and so on…).
My new single, “Crossing Over,” carries the feeling of a road trip gone awry and the ambivalence of the long distance relationship, full of both joyful anticipation and frustration, that inspired it.
The city summer blossomed later on this year, sitting by the water like when you were here.
Wye Oak announce two singles, share “TNT” music video
New year, new Wye Oak! The hymn-like “TNT” is one of two new songs from the Baltimore-born, Durham-based project, both of which inspect the ways we get to understand ourselves better, even when it’s least expected. Listen to the first single now and watch its Spencer Kelly–directed music video, rooted in Jenn Wasner’s lyrics of reflection:
DIVE INTO THE ECLECTIC WORLD OF PROFESSOR PAWS WITH HIS LATEST RELEASE ‘TO THE BAG’
Praised by Notion on his previous release ‘Southside Girl’, Professor Paws keeps his finger on the accelerate button as he shares ‘To The Bag’. There is no confine when it comes to his musical expression and he has a diverse sound that glides between melodic R&B to a raw rap sound. In his latest release we find a myriad of both of his signature sounds as he blends melodic hooks with his refined yet punchy bars. His latest release outlines an eagled eyed Professor Paws as he has his sights set on getting ‘straight to the bag’ and he ‘gotta get straight to the money.’
Graham Nash & Jeff Scher’s Animated Short Film “Dirty Little Secret” to Premiere at Tribeca Film Festival
Legendary musician Graham Nash’s 2002 song “Dirty Little Secret” about the 1921 Tulsa massacre has been turned into an animated short film by New York-based filmmaker, animator, and painter Jeff Scher and will premiere at the 2021 Tribeca Film Festival this June. In addition, the film will be screened as part of Remember & Rise, an event commemorating the 100th Year Anniversary of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre on Monday, May 31 at ONEOK Field (201 N. Elgin Ave., Tulsa, OK).
GoreThrone (USA) “The Descension” @ Blackened Deathcore
Gorethrone from Grand Rapids, Michigan. We play Blackened Deathcore, we just released our first EP Discention. Our members are: vocals – Kyle Thomson, Lead guitar – Tony Burnett, Rhythm guitar – Brandon Vargas and Drums – Zac Wisner.
AFI shares new track “Tied To A Tree” | new album ‘Bodies’ due June 11
The band also recently unveiled The Ritual Collection, a new line of merch that can be found exclusively in The Bodies Experience. This includes a special deck of oracle cards (with one card for each song), soy prayer candles and incense — all fitting counterparts to the dark and brooding new track. The artwork for the “Tied To A Tree” visualizer is based on the art found on the oracle card deck.
Evan Wright (Solitaire Recordings, ffo Kurt Vile, Cory Hanson) | Shares single and announces album
This new body of work comes entirely mixed, produced and recorded by Evan, partially in his NY apartment before he had to decamp to his parents’ place in NJ due to Covid (which is where he ultimately completed it). It’s a lovely fusion of country-folk-tinged psychedelia, it definitely holds some comparison with the likes of Andy Shauf and Cut Worms, but also with the slightly more psych-indie shades of Beach Fossils, Jacco Gardner and Cory Hanson. It’s a pretty fun sound, and I think this first single is a really great intro to what Evan is trying to do with this record. His voice has this great way of gleaning over pools of washy guitar and electronic drum beats to present a somewhat hypnotic feel. Lyrically it presents this rearview reflection of friendships and why people disappear and how close friends suddenly become strangers all of a sudden – it’s a nostalgic, pensive look at the ineluctable changes in relationships.
Parody Metallers NANOWAR OF STEEL Reveal New Song + Hilarious Video “Gabonzo Robot”
With their recent comeback to metal after temporarily transforming into a pop boyband, NANOWAR OF STEEL are back with their beloved brand of comedy infused heavy metal, taking their fans on a journey through the roots of their beautiful homeland of Italy on their new album, Italian Folk Metal, out July 2 via Napalm Records!
NANOWAR OF STEEL have proven themselves to be on the frontlines of comedic heavy metal, gathering millions of cross-platform views and streams and releasing legendarily hilarious music videos! The new single “Gabonzo Robot” is a joyful power metal anthem dedicated to Gabonzo, the popular Japanese cartoon series. A catchy chorus and razorsharp guitar solos display NANOWAR OF STEEL’s sense of humor and immaculate musical talent in top form!
Melvin Gibbs Releases ‘4 + 1 equals 5 for May 25’ — Shares Music Video for “Message From The Streets” (featuring Kokayi)
Composer, musician, artist, and writer Melvin Gibbs today released 4 + 1 equals 5 for May 25, an EP of incredibly affecting material reflecting on the murder of George Floyd from various points in time over the past year. Alongside the release, Melvin Gibbs shared a Cam Christiansen-directed music video for “Message From The Streets” (featuring Kokayi) and issued the following personal statement:
THY CATAFALQUE Reveals New Single, “Köszöntsd A Hajnalt”
Hungarian mastermind Tamás Kátai comments: “‘Köszöntsd a hajnalt’ means ‘Greet the Dawn’ and it features Martina Horváth on vocals and although the song has some folky vibes, we used redpipes here which is a sort of electronic pipes, delivered by Andrei Oltean.”
Haze Da Martian drops brand new visuals to “Eulogy”
Rising up from Bradford’s notorious Holme Wood estate, Haze Da Martian crashes into the UK rap scene as an innately talented, disruptive force.
Andre Ethier (ex-Deadly Snakes ffo Randy Newman) | Shares new single / Album out Friday
André initially grew as a musician as part of the Toronto band, the Deadly Snakes who ran a couple of decades ago at one point earning singing duties at the Dodger’s stadium, singing the Canadian national anthem (he shared a name with a Dodger’s player) – since those days, Ethier shifting his attention to this intricate, dreamy folk music as well as developing a notable career as a painter with his artwork here adorning the cover of the new album (as well as Joseph Shabason’s recent work) and also placements in galleries across Canada (Toronto & Montréal), the US (Derek Eller in NY & Honor Fraser in LA) and Italy (Torino).
Danny Elfman Shares 3D Video For “Insects”, New Double Album ‘Big Mess’ Out June 11
“In the beginning of 2020 I was preparing a live show for Coachella. I’d been looking for old Boingo songs that connected to the dystopian nightmare I found myself immersed in at that moment in time living in America,” Elfman explains. “As I played around with different songs it occurred to me that ‘Insects’ made sense. Who were the ‘Insects,’ the blood suckers of today? It was obvious to me – they all hived together in Washington and seemed to thrive on sucking the rational sense of reality out of our brains.”
Like You Used To
I’m Daneliya Tuleshova from Kazakhstan, and I’m excited to share my debut single “Like You Used To.” I know most girls will be able to relate to the emotions in this song, the confusion and hurt when a seemingly romantic relationship takes a turn for the worst.
This is my first major release signed to a label and it’s been four years in the making to get to this point! I started my musical journey at 8 years old, participating in vocal competitions including The Voice Kids Ukraine where all four chairs turned during the blind auditions and I became the youngest person to ever win. In 2020, at age 13, I became a Top 6 Finalist on America’s Got Talent. The other contestants were much older, so for me to be able to keep up vocally with artists who were far more seasoned really boosted my confidence.
Electronic music with a human pulse: Nother shares nostalgic “The Distance”, announces ‘Future Is Bright’ LP out 7/22 on Abyond
Nother is the solo project of Stefano Milella, created after years of collaboration as a producer, drummer and composer for movies and tv, working on many documentaries for National Geographic, History Channel, Fox, and writing several soundtracks for short films and the movies such as South Is Nothing, Only For the Weekend, and There Is A Light.
Rarin Releases New Single “Toxic Ends”
“The best part about life is that you can live however you want,” says Rarin on the inspiration behind the single. “So, live it. The only restriction is your own mentality.” – (photo credit: Marcello Peschiera)
Marty Stuart Shares New Song “Skip A Rope”
Today, Marty Stuart shares his new cover of Henson Cargill’s “Skip A Rope” the third single off Songs I Sing In The Dark , a collection of songs recorded acoustically at Marty’s former home outside of Nashville. Watch the video for “Skip A Rope” here.
Transit Tapes (for women who move furniture around) by Lucy Kruger
Written by Lucy Kruger and forged in a tiny 34°c rehearsal space in Berlin, ‘Transit Tapes’ melts dreamy indie rock with dark folk and returns 12 pensive tracks exploring restlessness and a yearning to feel alive. This project is the first time Kruger has worked with drummer Martin Perret, guitarist Liú Mottes and bassist Andreas Miranda, who form The Lost Boys.
Moneybagg Yo Shares Video For Title Track “A Gangsta’s Pain”
Multiplatinum recording artist, Moneybagg Yo shares the video for his track “A Gangsta’s Pain”. In the video directed by Ben Marc the Memphis superstar celebrates the victory of his recent No. 1 album, also titled, A Gangsta’s Pain. After spending two weeks at No. 1 he took to Instagram to share a message on his continued success, “Took my pain and turnt it to some millions.”
Nick Pagan Releases New Single “Hardly Use My Hands”
LA based Latinx crooner, composer, psychonaut, and storyteller, Nick Pagan is a fast rising musician with an old soul. Pagan’s sound is what he describes as “new-wop,” encompassing lean songwriting, catchy hooks, colorful sonic palettes and classic sounds ripe to be sampled. From the opening hook of “Hardly Use My Hands,” his upcoming single, you get a sense that Pagan’s heart is rooted in the past with his fingers firmly on the pulse of the future. It’s no wonder that his debut singles have already caught the attention of KCRW’s Morning Becomes Eclectic, KROQ, Remezcla, and Talkhouse. His latest single drops May 21, 2021 on Pagan’s Yellow Stucco House imprint in association with Mixto Records and will be followed by a music video directed by Humberto Howard (whose credits include GRAMMY-Award Winners La Santa Cecilia, Juanes, and Phish).
Peter Drucker Releases New Single “Pathetic”
His brand new single, “Pathetic,” is a powerful pop duet with Alyssa Messina that feels like a conversation had between two people that were spending too much time together, worried that they might be suffocating one another.