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TRAVIS THOMPSON RELEASES PARKED CARS FEATURING KOTA THE FRIEND AND KYLE
As told by Travis Thompson: So Parked Cars happened like halfway through the pandemic just on accident haha. I remember being locked inside the crib all day like damn…what can I even do? I just felt mad antsy and like I had to go somewhere. So, in turn me and my girlfriend just started going on mad drives. It felt like high school. Linking up, getting some terrible food, finding an overpass or lookout to smoke at; and having really long-drawn-out conversations about nothing haha. But I realized that exact energy is something that not only makes people young AND old feel nostalgic…but it might even hit way harder after not being able to do shit for a whole year.
“Tonight” features a murky soundscape and driving vocal flow, exploring themes like religion, Pagan rituals, druids, and horror movie themes. The spacey vibes have drawn comparisons to Shabazz Palaces.
The emerging talent Slowpalace makes his debut on Night Mode with an emotive and hazy house single by the name of “Blurred.”
Since stepping out into the scene in 2018, the L.A-based producer has injected pure emotion into a quickly growing discog that has transcended genres, earning him recognition from industry greats like Excision, Illenium, Louis The Child, Quix, Luca Lush and LICK, the last of whom he’s collaborated with twice already.
Label: Night Mode
Release Date: June 18
Just before Los Angeles musician and songwriter Thomas Monroe started creating music as My Autumn Amor, he lost people close to him which left him in an almost catatonic state. Monroe lived with an extremely numbing feeling, as if he was like a zombie for half a year. He was able to find a voice and purpose again and created My Autumn Amor to be a positive light for those in darkness.
Oakland Legend Dru Down (Bootsy Collins’ Son) Shares “What” Video
On the video, Dru says “hey y’all, what’s hanging with it, it’s Dru Down, the one and only, no phoney, mac without the roni, my new video What Are You Lookin At, check it out. Hellooo!!!”
The Color Forty Nine Share Official Music Video for “Another World” Today
It’s difficult to place The Color Forty Nine into a simple box. Their music is an elegant mystery, spacious and lush, haunting and jubilant. It’s a balance of divergent themes and soundscapes, subtly unmoored to predictability. The lines between fiction and confession are blurred as the stories unfold hypnotic. The songs explore the pace and passage of hours, the struggles and joys in the process, the underbelly of intimacy, touch, the flood and rush of life, all delivered with a calm patience that conveys landscape and time. The music is a desert reflection on the border town complexities of San Diego and Tijuana, the unwanted fences, the blending of culture, the sprawling skies.
Elina Filice Releases an Ode to Queer Youth for Pride Month with “Let’s Get Lost”
The dance-pop anthem celebrates the coming out experience, and getting lost to find yourself. Elina hopes the song can help those struggling to come to terms with who they are, as well as all of those on the lifelong journey away from shame, and into love and pride.
Megan Wyler Shares Luminous New Single “Starlight”
Today, singer/songwriter Megan Wyler has released “Starlight,” a new single co-written with seven-time Grammy Award-nominee Anoushka Shankar from her upcoming album Upside Now (out July 9). Wyler’s first new album in eight years, Upside Now sees the singer collaborating with Through The Noise producer Adem Ilhan (Fridge, Silver Columns) as well as Grammy Award-winning mixer Mark Rankin (Adele, Florence + The Machine, Harry Styles), and multi-award-winning composer/producer Peter Raeburn (Under the Skin, Sexy Beast) as executive producer (and co-producer on three tracks).
JESS YAFFA RELEASES SONG & VIDEO FOR “TAYLOR”
Nineteen-year-old singer and songwriter Jess Yaffa releases the second song and video from her upcoming sophomore EP produced by Grammy-winning producer Scott Jacoby (Coldplay, Janelle Monáe, Jason Mraz, John Legend) and mastered by Grammy-winning engineer, Emily Lazar (David Bowie, Foo Fighter, Sonic Youth.). “Taylor” will be released on June 18.
Ready for broadcast… Save Some from renowned soul band D’Sound and R&B superstar Macy Gray
Save Some is the brand new single and collaboration between Norwegian R&B / neo soul band D’Sound and R&B legend Macy Gray. D’Sound wrote this funky summer track with Macy Gray and Autumn Rowe (who wrote the mega hit Salt with Ava Max) during the pandemic and recorded it in Oslo and LA. The single Save Some is now out on radio in three different versions: Save Some original single version – and the EDM version from producer duo ZIDA and a laidback jazzy live version produced by D’Sound. Save Some (ZIDA Remix) will officially be out Friday, June 11th and the Save Some (Live Version) will be out Friday, July 16th.
The new release is a fusion of heavy bass/dubstep with rap/hip-hop rhythms with Shaq himself on vocal duties.
DRO KENJI RELEASES ‘FUCK YOUR FEELINGS’ VIA INTERNET MONEY/MIRATOUCH/10K PROJECTS
Today, South Carolinian rock rapper Dro Kenji releases his FUCK YOUR FEELINGS project, along with a music video for highlight single “TRANCE,” out now via Internet Money Records/ MiraTouch/ 10K Projects. The first artist signed to multi-platinum producer Nick Mira’s new partnership, Dro Kenji has become a near overnight sensation, rising from just 400 Spotify monthly listeners to over 600K in a year. A prolific writer, Kenji has dropped over 25 songs in the last six months, including breakout hits like “Kill Cupid” and “SUPERSTAR”, with nearly 5M combined Spotify streams. As the latter title suggests, the rapper is ready for global stardom this year with the release of FUCK YOUR FEELINGS.
Independent alternative singer-songwriter Hunter Lyons recently released his debut EP Trust In A Stranger on May 28th. The 5 songs on the EP, which were written over the course of 3-4 years in Lyons’ early 20’s, tell the story of Hunter’s journey as a young man transitioning into adulthood socially, romantically, and professionally. Sonically, drawing from years of experience creating music in a variety of different genres, Lyons is able to incorporate all of his influences into this record. Trust In A Stranger is indie-rock meets soulful americana; a perfect combination to disrupt Nashville’s crowded country music scene.
For Skope: Low Blow release debut single on Nicky Romero’s Protocol with their funky house single “Losing Control” (out now)
They say you have your whole life to write your debut album and Edmonton alt-pop artist Robin Cisek has done a lot of living in her 20 short years on this earth. And those experiences – good and bad – shine through on Delicate Minds out today on all digital streaming platforms.
COMPTON’S WALLIE THE SENSEI DELIVERS IN NEW VISUAL FOR “LAMB”
The lush throwback finds Wallie effortlessly singing over a buttery beat, showcasing his one-of-a-kind flow and knack for incisive lyrics about his come-up. “B*tch, nobody had it in my fam, I put my foot down,” he sings. “Put my other foot down like I could drive this car, let the motherf***kin hood down.” In “Lamb,” Wallie walks through his rise from hustling street grinder to global rap star. His narratives are poetic and detailed, rivaling rap’s most vivid writers.
Prog-Rock Group IMITATOR Release High-Octane Single Via V13.net from Upcoming Debut EP
IMITATOR was formed by guitarists Vincent D’Eletto and Anto Gabriele, bassist Rich Albergo, and drummer Peter Koronios. The bandmates had pursued other music-based interests as well as touring and performing with other bands before deciding to collaborate together in 2019. After a jam session between D’Eletto, Gabriele, and Koronios, IMITATOR was born. According to the group, their name was chosen after a clever realization about the music industry.
Jewelia is a London-based singer/songwriter and producer, performing a mixture of indie-pop and piano-powered fairy tales. Last year, Jewelia challenged herself to write and share a song a month with close fans. Half of these were officially released as singles and garnered a warm welcome from listeners, with one music video reaching almost 100k YouTube views, her Spotify growing from 100 monthly listeners to 15k today, garnering support from local BBC Introducing, and over 20 regional UK stations.
California Dreamin Official Video OUT NOW
Kilter release “The Turing Test” video
Metal jazz trio KILTER have released a trippy new video for their song “The Turing Test”. The track is from their upcoming EP “Sys” which will be out next week.
The band commented “This is the second part of the story of “SyS”. The creature is now in a strange world, half real / half digital, and is looking for a way to exit from it. There is only one way to make it : pass the Turing test.”
SCREAMING SHADOWS: single/video “Free Me” out now
Heavy/power metal traditions are strong in Italy, so it’s no wonder that, when guitar local virtuoso Francesco Marras (currently also a guitarist in Tygers Of Pan Tang) formed his own band in 1997, the chosen genre was the most obvious. Now, two decades and a half later, SCREAMING SHADOWS is one of the most established names in the heavy/power metal European scene. “Free Me”, the first song from the upcoming album of the band, foreshows what makes Screaming Shadows such a fantastic offering: a perfect mixture of classic heavy metal, melodic power metal, solid technical arguments, and punchy production.