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Liverpool-based BANNERS, fronted by Michael Nelson, whose music has earned over 1.8 billion global streams, offers a lament for love both requited and unrequited with the transcendent new single, “Serenade.” The track, along with the recent “If I Didn’t Have You” (released in March) will be included on BANNERS’ upcoming new EP, due this summer, followed by a US tour kicking off in the fall.
BRUXOS – meaning sorcerer in Portuguese – refers to the belief that Pongo was confronted with when growing up in Angola, that jealous people would cast spells on those who succeeded. Pongo grew up with this idea stuck in her head, purposefully aiming not to succeed too much in whatever she undertook, for fear of being caught by the curses of these sorcerers, dissatisfied with their own lack of success. Today, she frees herself from these BRUXOS, and urges her audience to get rid of the constraints, even those self-imposed, that lead to doubt and taint success. ‘BRUXOS’, this new ode to resilience in Pongo’s signature style, resonates with everyone and will leave no one indifferent.
The 5th Suwannee Roots Revival takes place Thursday, October 14 – Sunday, October 17 at the renowned Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park (SOSMP) in Live Oak, Florida. A plethora of incredible musicians are slated to perform including Sam Bush Band, Leftover Salmon, The Infamous Stringdusters, Steep Canyon Rangers, Donna the Buffalo, Keller & The Keels, Peter Rowan Free Mexican Airforce featuring Los Texmaniacs, Larry Keel Experience, Jon Stickley Trio, Jim Lauderdale, Darrell Scott, Verlon Thompson, Joe Craven & Painted Mandolin, Rev Jeff Mosier Ensemble, Bowregard, Sarah Shook & The Disarmers, The Grass Is Dead, Nikki Talley and Jason Sharp, Ralph Roddenbery, Nicholas Edward Williams, Quartermoon, and Tania & Magic Moon Traveling Circus.
New single from Sevenn, Flaremode and DLAY, which just has been released on Purple Fly label. “The Hills” is a progressive house-influenced cover of The Weeknd’s 2015’s hit single, and it has been officially cleared by Warner for a release on Purple Fly. Would you be interested in supporting Sevenn’s interpretation of it.
Moxie Raia to Release New Single and Video for ‘Love Language’ Ahead of Fiery Upcoming EP Project
Having toured with one of the world’s biggest superstars, Justin Bieber, Moxie is poised to shift the narrative that capable women can and should make industry noise. Her ability to create music with artists across various genres such as Post Malone, Pusha T and Wyclef Jean solidifies her as an indomitable chameleon in this game.
Vocalist / guitarist Justice Tripp commented on the new release sharing, “wrote these songs and they’re pimp and chill at the same time. Rob Schnapf is my uncle now and Shlohmo was kind enough to jump behind the turntables like DJ Lethal for ‘Love Is The Greatest.’ I hope you fuck it up in the pit.”
“My music has always been a combination of a few things: storytelling, motive, and reflection. I tell stories that speak on the motives of those I grew up with and why they’re such, and then reflect on how those things impacted us all, both my inner circle and subconsciously, the listener. With “All The Brilliant Things”, the idea was to truly try and tackle the realities of gentrification and this new era of cultural appropriation, commonly known as “culture vulturing”. The way they intertwine with one another, parallel at times, and how us as the residents of our long standing homes and creatures of these cultures have been stripped of it, or at times let it happen, and even in some cases sadly helped it happen, all for what we assumed was our best interest. The irony of it all is, despite how it all makes us feel in hindsight, one would have to admit that the orchestration of it was truly brilliant. Brutal, and heinous, but somehow pretty brilliant. Hence the title of the album.”
LISTEN: Avant-Pop Experimentalist Wuh Oh Releases ‘Daddio’
The infectious track embodies Wuh Oh’s signature experimentalist style, and laces disco synth sounds with glitch hop edits, creating a hyper modern clash of jubilant energy and off-kilter melodies. Today, also marks the release of the psychedelic official video directed by long-term collaborator Joe Crogan AKA ZONES Productions.
FARGO Releases New Single and Video!
German Hard Rockers FARGO have dropped a video for their new song “Rain Of Champagne.” The track is off of their new studio album “Strangers D’Amour” due June 25th via SPV/Steamhammer.
Remember Jones Releases Body Positive, Catchy Track, “fat jeans,” Along With Vibrant Animated Video
After a year of isolation took a toll on our collective minds and bodies, queer musician Remember Jones is here with a feel-good, body positive anthem “fat jeans,” along with its playful video animated by Tyler March. Featuring horns from Turkuaz, the relatable track promises to boost your mood and make you move. Through an animated video, which unites all couch and screen-lovers alike, Remember Jones hopes to put you back on the dance floor feeling your best, most authentic self.
ADAM DOLEAC DROPS NEW SONG “KEY TO THE CITY”
Doleac played college baseball at Southern Miss, which is where he also wrote songs with his teammates and taught himself to play guitar. The baseball player turned singer-songwriter competed with his team in the 2009 College World Series.
Chart-topping R&B Soul Duo RUFF ENDZ Releases Visuals To Their Summer-Smash Single, “HOPELESS”‘
“Hopeless” was written and produced by David Chance. “My Guyanese roots inspired this beautiful song. It takes me back to the West Indian rhythms that you would hear all throughout the streets of Guyana,” mentions David. “Hopeless is a simple love song about a man that is a “hopeless romantic” and has found the girl that matches his “fly”, so he is expressing his love for her through this island inspired rhythm,” he adds.
GRAMMY AND ACADEMY AWARD WINNER H.E.R. TO RELEASE NEW ALBUM, BACK OF MY MIND ON JUNE 18 – NEW SONG “WE MADE IT” OUT NOW!
Fresh off the heels of an epic, genre-blending performance of “Hold On” with country music mega star Chris Stapleton at the 2021 CMT Awards, Grammy and Academy Award winner H.E.R. announces that her full-length album, Back of My Mind, is set for a June 18 release via MBK Entertainment/RCA Records. The album is currently available for pre-order at several digital service providers.
Ahead of next week’s release, today H.E.R. drops the crescendo-building “We Made It” from the long-awaited album.
EVAN GIIA SHARES HER UPS AND DOWNS ON NEW SINGLE “MOOD SWINGS”
“Mood Swings” is the follow-up to “Stay Up,” which was released earlier this year along with a Mynxii White-directed video that took fans on a whirlwind tour of some of GIIA’s favorite nighttime haunts in her hometown of Brooklyn. Praising the exuberant clip, PLNKWIFI said, “EVAN GIIA always seems to be going on the coolest adventures, and hey, her music can easily make someone feel as if they’re on one too!” Her late 2020 single, “tiny life,” was recently heard on MTV’s “Siesta Key.” The track was also tapped for an ESPN college football campaign.
Kidd Kenn, the 18-year-old critically acclaimed Chicago hip-hop sensation who has forged his own unique path as an artist and has created a safe space through his music for himself and his fans, celebrates a milestone in his career with the release of PROBLEM CHILD, his new EP via 4th & Broadway/Island Records. The raw and hard-hitting EP is true to Kidd Kenn’s witty grit but also finds him experimenting with new sounds, cadences, and melodies. On the release of the EP, Kidd Kenn states, “With this EP, it was me having fun, being myself, and showing my growth as an artist. On PROBLEM CHILD, you can really hear the growth in my music from the first two projects. Fans can get a glimpse of where I’ll be going in the future.”
Kate Clover Shares “Tearjerker” Video Via Buzz Bands LA
Today, LA-based rocker Kate Clover shares the video for “Tearjerker” off her debut EP, Channel Zero, out now on SongVest Records. Buzz Bands LA premiered the video, praising it as “a caper/double-cross story transpiring in the desert with a stylish all-female cast.” Rebecca Knox of Orange Is The New Black directed the video.
OUT NOW: The Late Ones Release New Music Video for “Fake Reggae”
Conscious reggae/hip-hop hybrid band The Late Ones are known for using their music as a tool to speak out against oppression and injustice by bringing a youthful and powerful presence to the reggae community, along with a unique spin by bringing in old school hip hop to the mix. Think of the Pharcyde, Souls of Mischief, and A Tribe Called Quest collaborating with The Mighty Diamonds or Culture, and you get a sense of what this band’s sound is like.
Kamka – The Greatest Beast II Promo
My name is Kamka and I present to you my latest track, which is called ‘The Greatest Beast’.