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MEET ME @ THE ALTAR TO RELEASE MAJOR LABEL DEBUT EP MODEL CITIZEN ON AUGUST 13 VIA FUELED BY RAMEN
“We are SO incredibly excited about Model Citizen being our first major release on Fueled By Ramen – these are absolutely our best songs to date,” the band shared. “Model Citizen was originally a different set of songs, but we decided to throw it all out just days before the EP was due because we knew we could write a more cohesive story with lots of energy. With a heavy easycore influence, we hope Model Citizen knocks everyone out of their seats!”
Rosie Tucker Shares “Ambrosia” Video + Announces Tour Dates
Rosie Tucker (they/them) has just shared an animated video for “Ambrosia,” directed by Los Angeles based animator DaAe Kim. The song is off their recently released third studio album Sucker Supreme which FLOOD called “a capsule of self-exploration and detailed, diaristic revelation.” The album has also earned acclaim from NPR, Stereogum, them., GLAAD, KCRW “Today’s Top Tune”, Music Connection, Under The Radar, The Luna Collective, BrooklynVegan and more.
Vote For Rah Swish: The BK Rapper Shares ‘Mayor Of The Streets’ Project
The NYC mayor’s race might be a tossup, but there’s no question that Rah Swish would win the neighborhood vote. Celebrating his status as the city’s next up, Rah shares MAYOR OF THE STREETS, his new project. Crackling and action-packed, Rah Swish’s new project is packed with a fast-moving, aggressive, and danceable strain of the drill sound that’s currently sweeping the Five Boroughs. Slickly sliding between wobbly 808s and skittering snares, Rah Swish proves that he’s one of NYC’s most charismatic emcees, projecting a supernatural aura of confidence with his nimble flows and energetic ad-libs. The Canarsie native peppers his rhymes with references to songs by previous NYC superstars like Jay-Z and 50 Cent, signaling his intentions to become the Big Apple’s top dog.
Darrin Bradbury Announces New Album ‘Artvertisement’, Watch Video For New Track “Exile On Myrtle Beach”
Today Darrin Bradbury is announcing a new album that explores where art and commerce meet. Titled Artvertisement, the album will be released on August 20 via ANTI- Records.
Some people collect stamps or baseball cards or instruments, but born-and-raised Florida musician Matthew Fowler is well on his way to perfecting the art of collecting memories, displaying them not on a shelf but in musical verse and melody for the world to hear. “I moved to Denver. I quit my job. My grandfather died. I fell in and out of love. I toured all over the place. I spent a month living in Mauritius, the island country off Madagascar where my mom grew up,” says Fowler about the ingredients of his upcoming album The Grief We Gave Our Mother—out September 10th via Signature Sounds Recordings.
Efterklang Announce New LP “Windflowers”, Out 10/8/21 on City Slang
Today, celebrated Denmark trio Efterklang have announced a new album, Windflowers, which will be released on October 8th through City Slang, and have shared the album’s first single and accompanying video, “Living Other Lives”. On June 27th, Efterklang will hold a live-stream concert from the first edition of their Sommertræf (Danish for Summer Meet-Up). Viewers can expect a handful of new songs to be premiered. Tickets are available here. Efterklang will tour Europe throughout late 2021 and early 2022 before heading to the US for tour dates in Spring 2022 (all dates TBA).
Slothrust share their big summer single “Once More For The Ocean” + video today; New LP ‘Parallel Timeline’ out Sept 10
Slothrust share their big, summer single, “Once More For The Ocean,” today from their highly anticipated fifth album, Parallel Timeline, due out September 10, 2021 via Dangerbird Records. The new track is accompanied by a brand new music video that mirrors the song’s love for the ocean and questions the mysticism and duality of self and through a quest for meaning — and it comes complete with yet another epic guitar solo from Slothrust bandleader Leah Wellbaum. On the new song, she says:
Gaspard Augé (Justice) takes on bass sniper in “Captain” visual
Gaspard Augé, best known as one half of two-time GRAMMY award winning electronic duo Justice, has just shared the new single “Captain” from his impending debut solo album Escapades (out June 25th via Genesis / Ed Banger Records / Because Music). The single expands the mythos behind the man, revealing a sunnier, almost Balearic sensibility in contrast with the hypercharged prog-dance maximalism that is his signature. The single comes accompanied by yet another ostentatious visual directed by Filip Nilsson, one of several the duo filmed in Turkey in the runup to the album (including shorts for previous release singles “Force Majeure” and “Hey!”)
Whitehorse keeps us guessing with “Why So Cruel,” out now.
Whitehorse is full of surprises in “Why So Cruel” a new single that puts Melissa McClelland’s vocal prowess front and centre. With a feathered nod to Debbie Harry and Luke Doucet’s instantly identifiable guitar riffs, Whitehorse minces no words. – Photo credit: Lyle Bell
French folk/nu-classical one-man-project Farewell unveiled new music video “I am multiple”
A few days after the official release of its third full-length album, French folk/nu-classical one-man-band Farewell just unveiled a brand new music video illustrating the song “I am multiple” (feat. vocal guest Emma Cauvin) and available right now on YouTube.
Slothrust release new single and video ‘Once More For The Ocean’
Slothrust have released the brand new single ‘Once More For The Ocean’, which is taken from their forthcoming album Parallel Timeline, out September 10th via Dangerbird Records.
The song drives along a pulsing alt-rock vibe with lead singer Leah Wellbaum’s heartfelt tones steering the song to its soaring climax, whilst exploring the theme of searching for clarity in a time of chaos.
Shannon & The Clams Announce Tour And Share New Song And Video For “Year Of The Spider”
Today, Shannon & The Clams share “Year Of The Spider,” the second single from their 6th studio album of the same name. The band shared the song’s influences with Consequence, which include The Muppets, disco floors, the Hindu goddess Durga, and Os Mutantes. Shannon Shaw said about the song, “‘Year of the Spider’ is essentially the summation of my 2019 and 2020. I was being stalked by a peeping Tom for months and months all while my dad was going through radiation treatment while the mountains around us were being ravaged by wildfires. It was an extremely intense time in my life and just could not dampen the desperate desire to feel safe. I became really obsessive and was seeking comfort wherever I could find it.” Read the full interview and watch the Loren Risker directed music video for the song here.
UNTO OTHERS SIGN TO ROADRUNNER RECORDS — SHARE NEW SINGLE “WHEN WILL GODS WORK BE DONE”
Portland, Oregon’s Unto Others have announced their signing to Roadrunner Records and shared a brand-new single, “When Will Gods Work Be Done.” Available today on all streaming platforms, “When Will Gods Work be Done” was produced and mixed by Arthur Rizk and is joined by an official music video directed by Brock Grossl.
WANDERER: Echos And Dust Streams Entire Liberation From A Brutalist Existence Debut LP By Minnesota Hardcore/Grind Quartet
This Friday, Minneapolis-based hardcore/grindcore outfit WANDERER will unleash their damaging debut LP, Liberation From A Brutalist Existence. With its release just days away, Echoes And Dust is hosting an exclusive stream of the entire album, paired with an interrogation of the band.
SMITH & MYERS (Brent Smith & Zach Myers) Release “Bad At Love” Music Video
Smith & Myers – the duo comprised of multi-platinum artists Brent Smith and Zach Myers – has released the official music video for their single “Bad At Love,” off their 2020 full-length album Smith & Myers Volume 2 (Atlantic Records).
HONNE SHARE OFFICIAL VIDEO TO NEW SINGLE ‘WHAT WOULD YOU DO?’ FT. PINK SWEAT$
Directed by Ian Robertson, the video tells the story of a love story unfurling in the heart of pastel-toned suburbia, with HONNE members Andy Clutterbuck and James Hatcher cast in supporting roles; Andy as a paper boy and James as a gardener. Pink Sweat$ also features, performing his verse through the dashboard screen of the protagonist’s soft-top convertible, with the video matching the warm, summer glow of the track itself.
Section H8 Announces Debut LP on Flatspot Records and Unveils First Single & Video
In the summer of 2021, Section H8 comes with their most definitive statement yet in the form of their debut full-length Welcome To The Nightmare, due out July 30th through the dependable Flatspot Records. The video for the first single, “Nightmare”, features footage of a recent guerrilla gig that drew a crowd of over 2,000 and was shut down by LAPD….
“Four Years Later” is about the experience of high school and moving on from that chapter of our lives. “They said you’re gonna need it for the rest of your life, kid” – our teachers drilled the importance of getting our diplomas into us if we wanted to succeed in anything.
Unpublished 1981 No Sleep ‘Til Hammersmith-Era MOTÖRHEAD Interview Unearthed by Esteemed Journalist Malcolm Dome
A never-before-published interview with legendary MOTÖRHEAD frontman Lemmy has been unearthed by veteran journalist Malcolm Dome, who conducted the interview in 1981 and recently happened upon the handwritten transcript in his personal archive.
Today, Art d’Ecco shares a cover of “Angst in my Pants,” the classic song from the idiosyncratic glam rock duo, SPARKS. Their new LP In Standard Definiton is out now on Paper Bag Records. FLOOD premiered the cover, praising how “d’Ecco’s familiar sound lands somewhere between the accessible glam of early Killers records and the icy coldwave of Drab Majesty on the cover.”
New York Artist Paris Bryant Links Up With Jay Gwuapo On Melodic New Track “Proud Of You”
Bubbling newcomer, Paris Bryant joins forces with Brooklyn drill rapper, Jay Gwuapo on a brand new single, “Proud of You” today via Cinematic Music Group/Geffen Records. On the track produced by Cinematic’s own, Jonnyshipes, the duo teams up to deliver a powerful message about self-reflection and making it through life’s difficult times while bearing out the stories he’s collected leading up to this moment. The track showcases a different side to Paris’ flow alongside Gwuapo’s signature vocals.