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AIDAN BISSETT UNVEILS OFFICIAL VIDEO FOR “MORE THAN FRIENDS”
Today, Aidan Bissett shared the official video for “More Than Friends.” Amplifying the song’s summery vibe, the official video finds Bissett and his friends heading to a Tampa beach, where their easy camaraderie fuels a day of carefree fun.
GRAMMY Award-winning vocalist Mitch Grassi launches new solo project, Messer
GRAMMY Award-winning vocalist Mitch Grassi today reveals “Machine,” the first original music from his new solo project, Messer.
Messer is about freedom in identity, independence, confidence, queerness, the theatrical, and living your fantasy and romanticizing your life. Basking in beautiful solitude, embracing the darkness we carry within ourselves, as well as celebrating the moments of bliss, humanization, empathy, self-awareness, and global awareness.
The Cadillac Three release brand new video ‘Bridges’
The Cadillac Three have released the new video for ‘Bridges’, which is taken from their latest album TABASCO & SWEET TEA (Big Machine Records), which came out last autumn. The band joined forces with Red Bull and the Music Venue Alliance Nashville (MVAN) to transform esteemed Nashville venue Exit/In into a private pop-up skate park for a series of socially distanced skate sessions as the band filmed the unique video.
Georgia Country Rap Duo The Lacs Get Fans Tipsy With New Music Video For “Drink Too Much”
With a heatwave spreading across America ahead of the July 4th holiday weekend, The Lacs are getting you ready to pre-game with a brand new music video for “Drink Too Much” online –
ONCE HUMAN Release New Single “Deadlock” Feat. Robb Flynn of Machine Head
Pieced together over the last two years, ONCE HUMAN’s upcoming album Scar Weaver represents a massive step forward for the band. Blessed (or perhaps cursed) with plenty of additional time during the last year’s lockdown situation, the band have been able to refine and redefine their sound, inspired by a sudden creative surge from latest recruit, Max Karon. The result is a gloriously idiosyncratic modern metal record, with Lauren Hart’s career-best vocal performance just one of its dazzling revelations. With ONCE HUMAN’s most intense and explosive music to work with, the singer has pushed herself to new heights, showcasing a vastly expanded vocal range in the process.
SONS OF SOUNDS Release ‘Frequency Of Life’ Music Video
German progressive heavy rock band, SONS OF SOUNDS, have released a music video for their new single ‘Frequency Of Life’, taken from their forthcoming album, wich will be released later this year via El Puerto Records.
Neo-French Touch frontrunner releases new single and visuals for ‘Never Give Up’
The intoxicating, high-octane hit is set to soundtrack a surge of pent-up revelry and romance throughout the summer of 2021, as it ushers in a bold new chapter for the band. Lifted from the new album HUFFY – also announced today for release on October 8, 2021 – the band have revealed the secret ingredients of the lead single’s winning formula…
Villagers unveil new song + video for “So Simpatico”; Fifth album ‘Fever Dreams’ out August 20
As the release of Villagers’ fifth album Fever Dreams edges closer – due August 20th via Domino – Conor O’Brien is delighted to unveil the second song from the upcoming record. The new track, “So Simpatico,” begins with twinkling glockenspiel and intimate vocals, before swelling to a transformative and mesmerizing refrain from O’Brien: “The more I know, the more I care”.
Golden Boots (Ex-Dr. Dog) release “Eye in the Sky”
For the past 20-years, Dimitri Manos and Ryen Eggleston have been writing, recording, and touring as Golden Boots. While collaborative members have joined in and moved on during that span of time, it’s always been Dimitri and Ryen as the central beating heart of the endeavor. Their unique blend of deconstructed American roots music, indie, and punk country is threaded with soulful harmonies which originated in Tucson, AZ as a 4-track home-recorded art project, and has evolved into a band that is both undeniably listenable, while also keeping with the unpredictability of their earlier shadow selves.
CAL Teams Up With Party Pupils For “In the Water” ft. Quinn XCII Remix
Today, platinum-selling singer, songwriter, and producer CAL drops an epic remix of his feel-good summer anthem “In the Water” ft. Quinn XCII via Photo Finish Records. Teaming up with Party Pupils, the future funk duo consisting of pop star MAX (Max Schneider) and producer Ryan Siegel, CAL keeps the momentum strong with a fresh take on the infectious hit, which American Songwriter named as one of their “30 High-Energy Songs To Celebrate This Post-Lockdown Summer.”
David Ferguson—Grammy Award-winning recording engineer, studio owner, video game soundtrack composer, and collaborator with the likes of Johnny Cash, John Prine, and Sturgill Simpson—knew exactly where to start on the production of his first ever music video. “Ferg called to ask if I’d direct a video for a song from this new collection, and I said yes,” recalls director Will Oldham, who music fans will likely know better as Bonnie “Prince” Billy. “He called a week later and said the song was to be ‘Boats to Build’ and that he had an idea: he and my 2-year-old daughter, Poppy, would sit on the floor building boats out of Legos.”
Your Grandparents Announce Album, Share Smooth Single “Sunlight”
Fresh off the recent announcement that they will be making their debut festival appearance at the esteemed Day N Vegas 2021 this fall, the rising Los Angeles-based R&B/Hip-Hop trio Your Grandparents — composed of vocalists DaCosta, Jean Carter, and producer ghettoblasterman — have announced today that their long-awaited full-length debut album, Thru My Window, will be released independently on July 16th via The Orchard.
Continuing to break stereotypes and showcase new sides of him with each release, “Sex on the Beach” (co-written with Alex Vujic) is the perfect cocktail of an earworm complemented by retro 80s beats, sensual sonics, and his provocative vocals. An intimate letter jam packed with tantalizing lyrics, Tyler Shaw reminisces on an unforgettable night with the love of his life in this new single. “What can I say about this song that’s not in the title? It’s a fun, playful vibe – the way summer songs should be post pandemic. It’s like putting a sexy sunset in song form,” Tyler jokes in a statement.
TEEJAY3K ISSUES A WORD OF WARNING IN “NO ATTEMPTS” FT. OMB PEEZY
Following the release of INTROVERT: SIDE A and INTROVERT: SIDE B, rising South Florida rapper TEEJAY3K has unveiled his latest musical offering. “No Attempts” features OMB Peezy and arrives with an official visual which shows TeeJay3K rapping against a desert backdrop as he attempts to best the police in a high-speed chase sequence.
MasonRoseGray is a singer/songwriter based in Florida. Creating music with the sole intention of shining light into the dark and exposing the truth, her sound blends indie, folk and blues with honest and raw lyrics, unlocking a whole new world; the good, the bad, the ugly. Inspired by the likes of Miranda Lambert, Billie Eilish and David Bowie, Gray evokes a unique and infectious sound which encourages self-love and ultimately provides the key to happiness.
“The poetic, bewitching ‘I Dreamed I Was Awake For A Very Long Time’ continually turns itself inside out, a little like an Escher diagram being sketched out in real time.” – Clash
.wavrunner ‘MAGIK’ – Lyric Video
US pop hip hop trio .wavrunner (pronounced waverunner) release their fourth single ‘Magik’ via Elevation Recording Group today (16th June). The track was self-produced by group member JJ and mixed by Mixed by Joe Grasso (Old Town Road Remix – Lil Nas X with Billy Ray Cyrus).
Today, Arizona-based Emby Alexander shares “Protect Your Rings” (Gaudy Bauble). Under The Radar premiered the track and video, praising how “Michael Alexander’s delivery is dense and wordy, an abstract stream-of-consciousness barrage that is met by darting instrumental hooks and striking percussion”
COMPTON RAPPER JEHKAI UNVEILS EMOTIVE NEW TRAP CUT “THIS AIN’T THE LIFE” ALONGSIDE OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO
“This Ain’t The Life” sees Jehkai detailing the hardships of growing up in poverty from being homeless to losing loved ones to gang violence. Produced by HoodWithAnotha1 (Boosie Badazz, OBN Jay) and JM Productions Worldwide, the track reveals another side to the up-and-coming Compton emcee, with his vocal abilities and meditative bars at the forefront.
Watch: ‘Oh Yes!’ – new video for English-Turkish rap track from London artist Janset
Directed by Ben Brook, the video opens following Janset in an off licence as she explains the Turkish phrase which helped inspire the track, ‘Tabii Ki De Gelecek’ (which translates as ‘Of course it will come/happen/become real’). The visual then sees Janset performing the track across various locations, showcasing her undeniable swagger and impressive flow.
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TORA release trippy new electro-pop new single “Call On Me”
Australian band Tora today release their new single “Call On Me” – the third track to be shared from upcoming album A Force Majeure, out September 3rd.
Endlessly playable, the richly layered track pulls together the band’s eclectic influences, fusing bubbling electro-pop, hushed electronica and trippy atmospherics to form something wonderfully unique, and unmistakably Tora.
Spirits Having Fun Share “Hold The Phone”
Spirits Having Fun have travelled an unusual path to their second full length. Initially percolating in the Boston DIY scene before forming as an multi-city project that is now split between Chicago and New York, the band brings together musicians who have been involved in the jazz, punk and noise rock scenes of their respective cities who originally would only work together during marathon weekend visits and the occasional Midwestern touring loop.
Love transcends time, age and death in the new Flora Cash take
HIRAKI: Treble Premieres “Peach Lung” Animated Video
Stumbling Through The Walls was recorded and produced by HIRAKI at their Cube Of Eternal Doom Studio, constructed in an old farm on the outskirts of Aarhus. The record was mixed by Klaus Q Hedegaard Nielsen (Oxx, Fossils, Beta Satan), mastered by Emil Thomsen at ET Mastering, and completed with artwork by Jon Gotlev/No Heroes, and features guest vocal contributions from Cara Drolshagen (The Armed), Rikke Fink, and Anders Jørgen Mogensen (Gullo Gullo, KLoAK).
Monokino Shares New Single “Your Underground” via MXDWN
Monokino (alias for Dutch composer George van Wetering) is a protean artist of sorts. Refusing to be placed in a box, his music slips and slides between sonic pallettes and tropes, transcending genre and creating an entirely new sonic landscape of its own. And his art has not gone unnoticed. Hailed as “a free spirit that finds harmony with disparate elements and a pattern without a formula” Monokino’s uniquely rock/pop has already struck a chord with audiences across the globe. His music has been released by labels in the US, Europe and record company Modern Sky – a major player in the Asian music industry. His latest singles “Bend or Break” and “No Return” made a splash internationally, getting airplay on BBC radio and received mainly positive press.
ERDVE Shares Third New Single, “Pragulos”
ERDVE comments: ”The video for the song ‘Pragulos’ (meaning: Bedsore) is about finding the key for your own personal meaning, transforming into someone you always wanted to be and breaking free from dogmatic societal structures and their imposed rules. It is when denying the existing dogmas of society, religion and politics, you are able to find your true self and grasp the reality between knowledge and superstition. ‘Pragulos’ is one of the most essential pieces of the upcoming album, a necessary balance for the anxious wall of sound.”
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”.