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Tom Macdonald Trolls “Snowflakes” & Then the Charts, Crashing The Billboard Hot 100 & Scoring Three Billboard #1 Entries This Week
The independent rapper, internet-breaking firebrand, and counterculture force of nature has landed on multiple charts this week with his viral smash “Snowflakes.” Without any traditional label or distribution, it crashed the Billboard Hot 100 at #71, while he clinched the #1 spot on the Emerging Artist Chart, R&B/Hip-Hop Digital Song Sales Chart, and Rap Digital Song Sales Chart. He also hit #2 on the Digital Song Sales Chart and #8 on the Canadian Digital Songs Sales Chart. Not to mention, it held the #1 spot on all of iTunes for six days in a row. Once he found out his competition Nightbirde is battling terminal cancer, he actually encouraged his followers to buy her song “It’s OK (Live Maple House Sessions),” and lifted her up to #1. – Press Photo (Credit: Nova Rockafeller)
CREEPER SHARE THE NEW VIDEO FOR ‘MIDNIGHT’
As CREEPER prepare to make an emotional reunion with their fan community when they headline the second stage at Download Pilot this Saturday, the band today share the new video for their current single ‘Midnight’. Continuing CREEPER’s unique ability to subvert rock tropes while maintaining a theatrical zeal, the song received widespread fan adoration plus coverage from DIY, Dork, Kerrang!, Louder, NME and The Line of Best Fit.
TATE MCRAE X KHALID RELEASE “WORKING” TODAY
Rising global singer/songwriter/dancer Tate McRae and multi-platinum selling global superstar Khalid release their new single “Working” today via RCA Records. The upbeat summer jam was produced by Joel Little (Taylor Swift, Imagine Dragons).
Baba Ali (ffo The Kills, prod by Al Doyle of Hot Chip, LCD Soundsystem) | Shares new single
We found tips last month from Paste, NPR, NME, The Line of Best Fit, Clash and more. Baba Ali is now London-based but initially hails from Fort Lee, New Jersey – the record comes informed by the sounds of adolescence, absorbing No Wave and the hip hop on NYC’s Hot 97, his time immersed in the techno scene in Berlin, and the experimental punk spirit of his current base in East London whilst also tracing his Nigerian heritage. Baba Ali found tips in the UK previously from the likes of DIY, The Line of Best Fit and BBC Radio for his EP, This House which was released on Danger Mouse’s label and produced by Jamie Hince of The Kills.
Digital Punk Duo Stice Signs to Ramp Local, Shares New Single “I Need Cash!!!” (electronic, hardcore, punk)
On June 17th, the digital punk duo Stice celebrate their signing to Philly indie label Ramp Local with the release of a dizzying ADHD-ASMR-breakcore-punk single “I Need Cash!!!” The track channels the frenetic energy of noise-punk contemporaries Machine Girl and Deli Girls, while also incorporating modern house sensibilities a la Against All Logic. Better yet, it’s paired with another addition to Stice’s vault of unhinged greenscreen’d music videos, all directed, edited and starring Stice’s vocalist, Crab.
JINJER reveal First Single “Vortex”, Announce New Album: “Wallflowers”
Teased over the last few months with just the hashtag #JINJER4, JINJER have now dropped the biggest heavy music news of the year: The band will release their long-awaited new studio album, entitled Wallflowers, on August 27, 2021 via Napalm Records.
THADEUS GONZALEZ: get feverish with new single “Ripe”!
Oakland hard rock and post-punk artist THADEUS GONZALEZ teamed up with Riff Relevant to present a catchy and raucous third single taken from his new album ‘Opposites Faces’, out next month on Rebel Waves Records. Feel the fever with “Ripe” now!
AKIAVEL Premiere Grizzly New Video “Comrade” via Decibel Magazine
French death metal up-and-comers Akiavel are now unveiling the grizzly second video from their recently released sophomore effort, “Væ Victis”, released April 23rd, 2021. “Comrade” is based on the notorious and truly horrifying serial killer: Andrei Chikatilo. Chikatilo – also known as the Butcher of Rostov, the Red Ripper, and the Rostov Ripper – murdered at least 52 women and children in the 70s and 80s.
PARLIAMO release swaying indie jammer “Paul & Barry”
With a heady live-reputation preceding them, Parliamo have already been hailed as one of Scotland’s most exciting young prospects. Drawing from a plethora of influences from Groove Armada, The Avalanches and Massive Attack to Super Furry Animals, The Beta Band and Primal Scream – their witty social commentary–styled lyricism partnered with a unique songwriting approach suggest a band working beyond their years.
It’s a Full “June” as Canadian Folk-Rocker Deanna Drudge is ‘Killing Time’ with New Single + Album
Settling soundly within this month of “June” comes Canadian folk-rock recording artist Deanna Drudge’s new single, video and album, Killing Time — available now!
At eleven tracks strong, the release is woven together with a lifetime of earnest experience left bare between the bars of song. The indie singer/songstress hails originally from Ontario farmlands, but has found herself among the wooded scenery of Squamish, British Columbia — a juxtaposition she says she leans on in her lyrics.
Oscar Anton brings summer vibes with “ophelie” music video
Closing the great year he had building his « Home Of Sanity » where hundreds thousands people came to ease their ears and rest their souls, Oscar Anton offers us one last home-made music video for his latest single « ophelie ».
Pop sensation, Jessica Mar, has just released her empowering anthem, “Fighter,” an ode to overcoming adversity with unbreakable strength. Drawing on her personal struggles as fuel for the track, the lyrics are strong, powerful, and heartfelt, comforting listeners who may be feeling the way she was. For the release, she is teaming up with the American Cancer Society and is doing a special live stream tonight, June 17th, on her Instagram as a part of their Songs For Hope campaign.
Today, Rod Gator announces the September 17 release of his cinematic new album For Louisiana, via Blue Élan Records. Formerly known as Rod Melancon, Gator embraces his roots on the new album as he takes on the name originally given to him by his father. Along with the announcement, he shares the heartland-rock title track, featured this morning via The Boot.
I’ve been eight months away from my home in Canada. I wrote this song in Medellín, Colombia, on the back half of my meandering “getaway” tour during the pandemic. There were protests in the streets and the sound of reggaeton beats were everywhere in the “city of eternal spring.” It was surreal to be in a place so alive, yet serene at the same time. Everywhere I turned, there was the sound of rushing water into fast-running creeks, and shoots of bamboo and tree roots busting up the concrete. A constant reminder of nature’s resilience and power. This taught me a lot. It’s all there in this song.