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Vancouver Singer-Songwriter Larissa Tandy Releases New Single DRIVE >> Watch Video Now!
“I wrote ‘Drive’ in East Nashville with my friend, Texan songwriter Van Darien,” says Larissa. “Another friend had set us up to write together, and this was the first day we met. I sat in Van’s living room tuning my guitar, and she brought me an iced coffee to which she had added coconut flavoured La Croix. I was so confused and fascinated by it, I was taken with it! The moment felt almost psychedelic. And when my mind finally came back to the room we were sitting in, Van was playing a C chord and singing the word ‘drive’ over it. I asked her, ‘where is she driving?’ and the song started to unfold. While we were writing it, I was imagining Roy Orbison singing it, because I love him and I’m always trying to write for the way he sings.”
OUT TODAY: 15 Year-Old AP Tobler’s Grunge Inspired Single “Eye For An Eye”
Annapurna “AP” Tobler is a multi-instrumentalist musician, singer, and songwriter based in San Jose, CA. Often described as a “grunge poet,” AP writes music with heavy riffs and complex themes, holding mental health topics as vital influences in her songwriting. AP aims to share her experiences with anxiety and depression by crafting songs rooted in grunge and alternative rock, with hopes that these thematic elements will speak to listeners who are going through similar experiences.
New Music Video: Dawson Fuss’ “Right Person, Wrong Time” is cathartic dreamscape
Dawson Fuss’s latest video is a collection of impassioned cinematic vignettes expertly capturing the range of emotion in this latest single from the indie pop singer-songwriter.
Following on from the enormous hype he earned for his previously shared single ‘Nevermind’, which was picked up for Spotify’s Indie Hits 2021 playlist, fast-rising artist Tanzos is back once again to share his uplifting new offering ‘Too Easy’.
North Carolina-based instrumental electronic/ambient outfit INTERSTITIA is preparing to unveil its second album, Hermes Slips The Trap, through Pax Aeternum on July 16th. With the album now less than a month from release, the new single “Rye Wolves” has been issued through an exclusive premiere hosted by BrooklynVegan.
Hawaiian Alt-Rock Artist MDMP Reflects on Personal Turmoil in Emotional New Single, “Kneeling Scars” — Available Now!
Nearly seven months after his last single, the enticingly frightening “Chosen One” — where he pays homage to veterans, living and fallen, by delving into his own harrowing memories of serving time in the military — Jeremey Meyer, front man for MDMP, has appropriately returned to the alternative rock scene with a brand-new single, in which he discloses more of the torments he’s faced throughout life. Fittingly, it’s called “Kneeling Scars,” and its available now.
The single is an homage to the 90s, and Vaughn also crafted a playlist of her influences, evoking nostalgia for that simpler time. “My life has been a series of extreme highs and lows, and the last time I can remember being actually happy was in the 90s. When I still had the ability to be present and live an analog life,” she says. “Take me back to ’96 and my VCR please and thank you.”
Fayn | “Came Up” | Music Video
Joyner Lucas releases new video featuring Rick Ross
“Legend (feat. Rick Ross)” is among the many highlights of Lucas’s acclaimed recently released album, EVOLUTION, available now at all DSPs and streaming services via the Worcester, MA-based artist’s own Twenty Nine Music Group label. The album also includes such powerful tracks as “Like A River (Feat. Elijah James),” “Snitch,” and “Fall Slowly (Feat. Ashanti),” all joined by official music videos streaming now on YouTube.
CEREBRAL ROT: Excretion Of Mortality Full-Length From Seattle Death Metal Quartet Streaming In Its Entirety
Soaked in the swamp of radioactive sewage, CEREBRAL ROT’s tumor-like growth on Excretion Of Mortality bludgeons with a hammering heaviness that few can manage or survive. A methodical focus on attaining maximum barbarism through every aspect of the production, from the meaty, dripping guitars to the immense rhythm section and Schwab’s nuclear travesty vocals, to the deceptively straightforward bludgeoning of the songs, exposes a scalpel-like cutting precision to this seemingly base display of horrid malevolence. Before leaving Jack Endino’s Soundhouse Studio in Seattle permanently uninhabitable for the next 500 hundred years, the pungent bubbling mess they set to tape on Excretion Of Mortality lingers there, and everywhere, like a malodorous putrescence at the crossroads of the excremental and the existential.
Heartour premieres new EP, Divert The Asteroid, via Spill Magazine
R U IN was Young’s return to Heartour after temporarily capping off the project with Submarine Sounds in 2011. Since then, Young has had time to reflect and sharpen his sound, touring with synth-rock titans Muse on three separate world tours with The Ruse before the band went on hiatus.
TODRICK HALL’S THEATRICAL NEW VIDEO FOR “D*** THIS BIG” IS OUT NOW
The visually-stunning clip was all shot at Hall’s home and is replete with perfectly-choreographed dance routines, stunning costumes and plenty of scantily-clad gentlemen. The anthemic, and cheekily-named song, is meant to be a celebration of self and features tv personality and LGBTQ activist TS Madison.The video was directed and executive produced by Hall.
Lena Minder releases the video to her new single «Fall Again»
LITANY SHARES THE NEW SINGLE ‘SLEEPOVER’ FROM THE NEW EP ‘ADULT MOVIES’, WHICH FOLLOWS ON AUGUST 6TH
Litany’s recent tracks ‘Playlist’, ‘Uh-huh’ and ‘Starsign’ have taken her on a series of life-affirming adventures, highlights of which have included creative collabs with Oscar Scheller and Joe Lycett, a huge growth in her following (800,000 monthly listeners at Spotify), and airplay at 6 Music and BBC Introducing.
Rising star Zanillya releases stunning visuals for ‘Alive’
Alive is the lead single taken from her EP ‘Choose Life’ – As the arts begin to drive mental illness out of the shadows, Zanillya is determined to be at the vanguard of this change. Choose Life is a record about self-belief and healing, an embrace of positivity which simultaneously acknowledges openness and vulnerability as a show of courage rather than weakness.
Garnering attention from notable publications such as Billboard, Clash and The Line of Best Fit, to name a few, as well as landing Spotify’s New Music Friday playlist in nine countries, Shay has collectively amassed hundreds of thousands of streams.
AQUILO SHARE THE NEW VIDEO FOR ‘OUT IN LA’ – WATCH HERE
Directed by Blake Temple (Niall Horan, Mabel), the ‘Out In LA’ video expands the song’s lyrical reflection of the duo’s struggles while in Los Angeles. Working with a family of model makers, they constructed an intricately detailed model village of their hometown of Silverdale which they’re using as a visual representation of their upcoming third album, set to be released later this year via AWAL.
THE REED EFFECT “FINE HERE” video release from their album, 1973 is here. Screaming rock -n- roll in your ears and laying down a heavy rolling groove with flashbacks to the hell yeah! The Reed Effect kicks it off with their first video release, “Fine Here”. With incredible riffs and a mind-bending bridge, The Reed Effect sell their brand of cool.
Check out The Reed Effect and get ready for some huge scoops of rowdy, ready rock n roll!
Masters at transforming challenging and tortuous headspace into defiant encouragement, Varley are back with another track to offer an uplifting helping hand. Penned from social anxiety and the self-critical inner voice, The Pressure is a relatable anthem ready to face things head on. Sharing more, Claire-Ann explained:
“I started writing “The Pressure” when I found myself in a situation that made me feel really awkward and in my head I started singing “Don’t mind me, I’m just waiting here for the world to make me disappear”.
Alt-rapper BUSHROD returns with an upbeat, summer-ready serenade [VIDEO]
‘Pizza Date’ is taken from his forthcoming mixtape ‘TV Dinner’, and builds upon his growing reputation as a creative force, boasting collaborations with Stussy, Barbour and more. Playful cultural observation and self awareness both come naturally to the emerging artist, with ‘Pizza Date’ tackling romance, dating, infidelity and more.