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Kidd Kenn New Video ‘Moves’
Kidd Kenn, the 18-year-old critically acclaimed Chicago hip-hop sensation who has forged his own unique path and has created a safe space through his music for himself and his fans, releases the official music video for his new single, “Moves” featuring Rico Nasty. “Moves,” produced by OG Parker and Pooh Beatz (Nicki Minaj, DaBaby, Migos) served as the first single from Kidd Kenn’s new EP, PROBLEM CHILD, out now. The music video is a dance-heavy visual that is sure to have you showcasing your own moves and premiered at 6:00 a.m. EST today with a MTV World Premiere (MTVU, MTV Live & MTV Biggest Pop) and will play every Hour on the Hour. “Moves,” a certified summer bop with a bouncy production and catchy hook.
BLACK-ISH STAR KATLYN NICHOL REVEALS MUSIC VIDEO FOR “LIAR”
Asserting herself as a dynamic presence beyond standout turns on television shows such as American Soul and Black-ish, North Carolina-born and Los Angeles-based singer, songwriter, actress, and performer Katlyn Nichol unveils the sultry music video for her debut single “Liar” today via CMNTY Culture RCRDS/Republic Records.
MAYDAY PARADE RELEASE NEW SINGLE, “KIDS OF SUMMER”
The anthemic single is a nostalgic ode to the band’s carefree summers on the Vans Warped Tour, with a stadium-sized, hands-in-the-air chorus that fans have come to expect from Mayday Parade. Just in time for the season, the accompanying music video, directed by Guadalupe Bustos, evokes the same joyful, summer feeling.
Over the past twelve months, the duo have collaborated on a monumental series of 52 cinematic instrumentals inspired by the Universe. These works will be presented across four 13-track, individually named albums, as the Astronomia project. The first release ‘The Fall of Saturn’ dropped on the Spring Equinox (March 20, 2021) and ‘The Rise of Lyra’ will be followed by two further records, released on the Autumn equinox and Winter solstice of this year.
IN VEIL TO RELEASE NEW EP
Gothic rock/metal band IN VEIL will release their debut release “Lunatic” on August 6 2021. The EP will be released on CD and all digital streaming platforms.
Watch the video for the album’s title track (Featuring Sam Astaroth):
Seattle-based producer Ferris Pier just dropped his new single, “Everything (feat. Galen Disston),” an upbeat summer track that showcases the conflicting emotions of being in love. The song represents how love can be amazing one second and challenging the next, while other times, it can be both all at once.
Tommy Stewart’s Dyerwulf have just released a video for “Shadow In the Well”. The song is from the upcoming album Doomsday Deferred which is out on September 3rd via Black Doomba Records.
Tommy commented “‘Shadow in the Well’ is based my great-grandmother sharing some country folklore when I spent summers with her at her old farm complete with outhouse, no electricity, and a well. She told me that if I threw a rock in the well, the images would show what’s coming to me someday in the reflective ripples.”
AKACATS is the project of Chilean MC and singer-songwriter Catalina Rojas. After releasing a mixtape in 2019, she has now developed her personal sound; heavily influenced by Latin R&B, Lo-fi rap, and digital rhythms.
The Black Dahlia Murder’s Trevor Strnad has added guest vocals to a new song, “The Wraith”, by New York black metallers Viserion. The song is a crushing onslaught of raw black metal made even more powerful by the addition of Strnad’s voice.
“The Wraith” is taken from Viserion’s upcoming album Natural Selection, which will be released on August 13.
VAN MORRISON RELEASES THE DOUBLE A-SIDE SINGLE ‘UP COUNTY DOWN’ / ‘WHERE HAVE ALL THE REBELS GONE?’
Van Morrison’s new double-album ‘Latest Record Project: Volume 1’ went straight into the charts at #5, making it the 16th Top 10 solo album of his extraordinary career. It was released to widespread critical acclaim, with the consensus being that his one in a million, straight-to-the-heart baritone is as exemplary as ever. The album was previewed by the lead single, ‘Only A Song’, which was named Record of the Week at Radio 2 and added straight to playlists at Jazz FM and Radio 2.
HUSSY is South London-based multi-instrumentalist and producer Sophie Nicole Ellison. Originally hailing from the middle of nowhere in the North East of England (Northumberland), Ellison moved to London, playing around in a number of bands as a multi-instrumentalist and drummer, whilst working as a studio engineer. It was during this time that she started writing for HUSSY from her bedroom; playing, recording and layering all of the instrumentation entirely on her own. She wrote, played and produced every element of the forthcoming EP, making her entirely self-sufficient in her work as HUSSY.
If you’ve been looking for a song to be the soundtrack to start your summer, look no further than “Without You”. Produced by collaborator Eric Lam and inspired by the celebratory feeling of finding someone and diving in head first, “Without You” is a song that Skylar hopes will give people an escape — a feeling that he felt when creating the song in the middle of the pandemic. “Making this music made me feel lighter during a time that was pretty dark around the world,” he says. “If I can make other people feel lighter and bring some positivity & good vibes when they listen, my job is done.”
Charismatic indie specialist Charli Adams shares whimsical new cut ‘Seventeen Again’ (feat. Novo Amor) – the latest track taken from forthcoming LP ‘Bullseye’, set for release July 16th via Color Study (Haux, Lav, Rosie Carney).
PROJECT YOUNGIN RELEASES MUSIC VIDEO FOR “PRIVATE”
On the track, his smooth flow glides right over the beat as his raunchy and voyeuristic verses detail a tryst in motion. The music video brings this story to life as he cruises in a classic car with his lady by his side. The visual intercuts this footage with steamy moments of intimacy, serving up an appropriately NSFW complement to the song. It illuminates his impressive melodic bars and undeniable star power on screen.
Jade Bird Shares Motivational Anthem “Now is the Time”
“If I had a penny for all your potential, I’d be left drowning in my mouth full of metal,” Jade sings on “Now is the Time.” The new track is a testament to Jade’s maturity and evolution with her songwriting; now able to identify and process her emotions more effectively, Jade’s storytelling ability is unmatched. She talks of the new single, “Now is the Time is the only song to have me smiling and laughing listening to it back in RCA. We had the Beegee’s in mind and soul, triple tracking the vocals and putting a load of chorus on the guitar. I wrote it at the foot of our hotel bed in Mexico City, it’s a big motivational anthem for someone I want to put my arms around or lift them in the darkest time. Given that I wrote it mid pandemic, the sentiment to getting to the backend of this hell is heavily felt now, when I play it live and do a two step with my bass player!!!”
Stoner/Doom metal band “10,000 Years” stream upcoming album – “II” in its entirety!
10,000 Years stream their brilliant upcoming album titled “II” in its entirety via The Obelisk along side an amazing review. The album will release on June 25th via Interstellar Smoke Records.
Lil Gotit and Young Thug Share the Video for the Hypnotic “Playa Chanel”
With his unique sense of melody and capacity for effortless flexing, Lil Gotit is establishing himself as the heir to ATL’s trap throne. Getting the seal of approval from one of the scene’s heavy hitters, Gotit shares “Playa Chanel,” a new video featuring Young Thug. Over a hypnotic beat produced by Supah Mario (Lil Uzi Vert’s “Myron”) and Luca Starz, Gotit and Thug flash complementary styles, Gotit switches up see-sawing melodies and staccato rhythms as Thug uses his higher register to spit outrageous bars.
Today, Montreal-based artist Julia Daigle (co-founder of Paupière) shares “Usage Domestique” the lead single from her debut album, Un singe sur l’épaule (due out November 5th via Lisbon Lux). “Usage Domestique” is sleek French alt-pop track with a Kate Bush-meets-Soft Machine energy. Produced by Dominic Vanchesteing, mixed by Alex Crow, and mastered by Shags Chamberlain (Drugdealer), “Usage Domestique” has the glossy production of a Top 40 pop hit with an underground indie edge.
WRECKNO DROPS DEBUT EP PANSY
Detroit’s fast rising queer rapper, DJ, and producer Wreckno has released his long awaited debut EP Pansy. Wreckno has made a name for himself, creating a safe space for queer people across the EDM/Bass Music genre, a genre typically lacking LGBTQ representation so it only makes sense his EP in June in honor of Pride Month. The EP honors self-exploration, queer empowerment, self-love, and reclaiming his identity with celebratory art doused in pride.
Opus Orange Announces New Album + Releases “Breaking Mirrors” w/ Video
Santa Monica indie-rock outfit Opus Orange – the recording project of classically-trained musician and esteemed film/television composer Paul Bessenbacher – has announced their new album Object Lessons, due out August 27th. The eight-track release was recorded in confinement at Emoto Music, mixed by Tucker Martine (My Morning Jacket, Sufjan Stevens, Modest Mouse) and mastered by Doug Van Sloun (Bright Eyes, First Aid Kit, Damien Jurado).
The Connells Share First New Music in 20 Years, Announce New Album ‘Steadman’s Wake’
Today the long-standing (still standing mostly) Raleigh-based alt rock band The Connells are back after a 20 year long hiatus with the release of their new single “Really Great.” The group has also announced their upcoming album Steadman’s Wake, which is out on September 24 via Black Park/Missing Piece Records. The Connells have been teasing a new album for the past years, giving fans updates and occasionally playing new songs during shows and live streams. They’ve announced a run of summer US tour dates with tickets available this Friday.
Cork indie rockers, Rowan, share “Nothing’s Gonna Change” single + video, out now | New EP due out July 23
Rising Cork trio, Rowan, are sharing their brand new single “Nothing’s Gonna Change,” an addictive, shimmering indie anthem, laced with soaring melodies and call-and-response guitars. Accompanied by a new music video that shows the band playing live, there’s an intimacy and quirkiness to being invited into their practice space for a private show. It’s the second track to be lifted from their upcoming EP Everybody Talks, due on July 23rd via their new label home, LA’s Beverly Martel. The first single and title track, “Everybody Talks,” is out now with a music video.
Petey Announces Debut Album ‘Lean Into Life’ out 9/3 via Terrible Records // Releases Title Track
Today, the Los Angeles-based artist Petey announced his debut album Lean Into Life with the release of the album’s title track. The album was written and performed entirely by Petey, and was co-produced by Phil Hartunian. Lean Into Life will be released on September 3, 2021 via Terrible Records and is now available for pre-order.
Today Occurrence are sharing the title track from their forthcoming LP, I Have So Much Love To Give, via Vents. Check out the premiere here along with an exclusive interview. I Have So Much Love To Give is due out on 8/20 via Archie & Fox Records.