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Bedroom Pop Artist Aunty Social Shares Video For Her New Single “Aunty Depressants”
Toronto-based bedroom pop artist Aunty Social shares her hypnotic new single, “Aunty Depressants,” from her upcoming EP, It Looks Friendly, out September 24, 2021. On the inspiration for the tune, she says, “During the withdrawals of my antidepressants, I realized how reliant my mind/body were to these pills I had been taking for years. During withdrawals, basic human needs like eating and sleeping became a chore and forced, my emotions only functioned in extremes and in response to the deregulation, I went into a state of dissociation for a long period of time. After producing the instrumental of this song, I needed a vocal melody. I decided to flip through my journal and only found substance in the pages I had catalogued my withdrawal symptoms. These observations helped form the melody while also adding an ironic lyrical spin. It became a love song to my antidepressants, imagined as a lover I couldn’t bear living without.”
Nashville quintet Future Crib announces new album, shares “Most Likely Never Going To Die” video
“This tune is kind of a tongue in cheek realization that nothing lasts forever, even when you feel like you and the people in your life are invincible,” says vocalist Johnny Hopson. “It’s been elating to see people at shows singing along with the song without it even being released. It feels surreal to have a room full of people singing to each other ‘you and I are never gonna die!’ At least right then and there in that moment, you’re indestructible.”
[New Video] Beni-Hana “Masters Degree” Off His New Mixtape “Black Magi” Out On Goon Musick
Fresh off his second mixtape release with Goon Musick “Blackwater Magi” – Beni-Hana shows no sign of slowing down with his latest banger “Masters Degree”.
In addition to inlisting frequent collaborators Destro (Battleship) and Kato Thraxx (Kamikaze) there is a new face on the Carolina Underground Hip Hop scene in none other than Smeag Sceintist.
Sally Decker (fka Multa Nox) Premieres “In The Tender Dream” via Ears To Feed
Sally Decker—the Oakland, CA based composer, performer, writer, and Mills College graduate—today shared “In The Tender Dream”, the buzzing and euphoric titular centerpiece of her forthcoming album releasing August 13, 2021 with NNA Tapes. The track debuted earlier today via Ears To Feed and is now available here.
Today The Umbrellas are sharing their new single/video “Pictures,” the second single from their upcoming self-titled debut. Watch the video and read about 10 things that influenced the making of the upcoming record via Brooklyn Vegan. The Umbrellas is due out on 8/6 via Slumberland Records.
Oscar Lang Releases Video For “21st Century Hobby”
“‘21st Century Hobby’ is a tune based on the idea of society’s obsession with sharing your life online and comparing yourself to other people,” Lang shares. “There was one point where I was spending 13 hours a week on social media, which equated to about a month every year. That was a really dark time for me – I always thought that it would never affect me, but it took some time to realize that it was subconsciously affecting my mental health.”
Today, guitarist and composer Cameron Knowler shared “Kuyina” from his forthcoming debut solo album Places of Consequence, releasing July 16, 2021 via American Dreams. Knowler’s desert upbringing informs his willingness to use silence as a compositional tool, which is perhaps most evident on “Kuyina,” a sentimental track derived from Congolese accordionist Camille Feruzi and late, legendary fiddler Jon Bekoff, who passed moments after playing the song in his backyard. In Knowler’s arrangement of the song—a tribute to his late mother—one senses the depth of his consideration, where something as small as a bent note nearly tears a hole in the song. Listen here.
Jaffna, the electronic music duo made up of Bravin and Stan will finally release their first album on October 22, 2021. “Oslo” which comes out this week is the first single from the album, a melodic deep-house gem highlighted by an incredible, premiered in one of the main American electronic music blogs, Dancing Astronaut, and early recognition in Germany, rare for a young French group!
Junior Mesa announces upcoming EP with new single “Paranoia Dreams”
Today, multi-disciplinary artist Junior Mesa announces his new EP Cirque Du Freak, out August 13th via Nice Life Recording Company, and shares the second offering from the project, his new single “Paranoia Dreams.” Recorded across late 2019 and early 2020, the project finds Junior creating a world of his own in the form of a freak show, complete with characters and a ringmaster that he manifested as a means to confront an epilepsy diagnosis that had an adverse effect on his ability to create and record music. “Paranoia Dreams” is a document of the moments where Junior felt out of control and at the whim of his condition, crescendoing deeper into the freak show he built.
MA’s Ea$y Money Takes It Back Yet Moves Forward With New Video “Every Night (A1)” Video
Massachusetts Ea$y Money returns with new clean visuals for his latest single Every Night (A1). Directed by Watsyn Filmz, the video is realistic with no filler. “The rhymes are straight forward so we didn’t get conceptual with the vid” says Ea$y. This song plays the notable role as the intro to his latest 2090 EP produced entirely by Nozs. “Everything I do is 90s inspired. But the beats I got from Nozs sounded like they actually fit in the 90s. They gave me a real DITC type vibe so 2090 represents taking it back yet moving forward at the same time. And I decided to pay homage to the great Grand Puba with the artwork because he certainly is a Hip Hop icon I don’t believe people appreciate enough” says Ea$y. Check it out now on YouTube and your preferred digital streaming provider.
A.D. 2020 Release New Single “Ricochet” + Official Lyric Video
A.D. 2020 released their new single “Ricochet” to all major platforms today. “Ricochet”, written by Mark McNelley, Dan Reed and Todd Thanhauser, is the first single from the band’s forthcoming album Lockdown Diaries due out independently on August 10, 2021.
Los Angeles based pop-quartet SZNS premiered the music video for new single “Build A Boy” recently with People Magazine. Now SZNS are following up with the TV debut of the music video for “Build A Boy” with MTV’s Spankin’ Brand New. SZNS give a fresh take on the classic 90’s girl group music we all know and love with blending elements EDM, Latin-synth, and House inspired beats.
Our new video ‘Sweat’ + ‘Born 2 Boogie’ LP
Our brand new record, Born 2 Boogie, is out! It’s a collage of influences and stories which playfully reflect rock’n’roll cliches. We hope you can peer into the pastiche and find something that suits your mood.
The album includes “Sweat,” a track that takes the mundanity of the material world and reshapes it via the subconscious, contorting into abstract dreamscapes.
SURFACES “LET ME KNOW” MUSIC VIDEO OUT NOW
Alternative metal band, ALBORN, released a brand new single titled “HINDSIGHT” to all digital outlets via Imagen Records. In addition, the band has announced new show dates for this summer!
Dropout Kings Release Video for PitUp & Announce Tour Dates with Hedpe
Phoenix-based trap metal outfit DROPOUT KINGS have hit the road in support of their Suburban Noize debut and premiered their new video for “PitUp” online. The video was directed by Dylan Toon from Under Society and perfectly captures the chaotic energy of a Dropout Kings live show, as a whirling circle pit rages around the band while they perform. “PitUp” is the latest single from the DROPOUT KINGS GlitchGang EP, which was just released via the legendary California independent label. Watch “PitUp” online –