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Listen to Sweet Nobody’s “Why Don’t You Break My Heart” via Austin Town Hall; ‘We’re Trying Our Best’ is due 9/17 via Daydream Records
Today Sweet Nobody are sharing a new single from their sophomore record, titled “Why Don’t You Break My Heart.” Check out the premiere on Austin Town Hall. Sweet Nobody’s We’re Trying Our Best is due out on September 17th, 2021 via Daydream Records.
Amiena Releases Zealous New Single and Video “Great Escape”
FUNERAL CHASM was formed in February 2020 as a spontaneous reaction. Morten “Sjaelepest” Lund (ex-Devil, ex-Kaos666) and Danny Woe (Altar of Oblivion, ex-Woebegone Obscured) have been friends for over twenty years and both play in black metal band Above Ravens – but they felt like experimenting with more atmospheric and slow music – so the idea for FUNERAL CHASM had begun.
Ross Nicol Shares Vulnerable New Single “Faults” via Telefono Records
Today, Nashville/New York-based, indie-alternative artist Ross Nicol is sharing “Faults,” his first single in five years out via Telefono Records. Blending soundtrack-oriented rock with indie production and sensibilities, Nicol aims to create catchy rock with cinematic choruses and instrumental sections fit for the film world.
Los Angeles-based progressive metal band Kesem stream the new single ‘No Future’ via Ghost Cult Magazine. They will released their new album ‘Post Terra’ via Sentient Records on 24th September 2021.
The band comments:
“This last year has sucked, we’ve watched people die. The economy collapse and an elected official lead an insurrection against its own people. Rather then just sit at home and do nothing we did the only thing we could… Write an album about getting the fuck outta here. Hope you enjoy”
Just to give you a quick recap, ‘Looking Up’ is the first taste of her forthcoming EP set for release later this year. It’s an uplifting beacon of hope that was born from the desolate loneliness of the pandemic, bursting with vibrant synths and emotive powerful vocals to help remind us that these times are temporary with better days right around the corner.
Elias Bendix Shares New Album + Read Exclusive Interview
Danish songwriter and guitarist Elias Bendix is overflowing with stories. A natural storyteller with a knack for drawing in audiences from far and wide with his captivating lyrics and catchy hooks, there is always a common thread of intrigue that ties his songs together: the desire to bring people together through music. And his latest venture, a pure pop single “Superheroes” does exactly that. Bursting with colorful guitar melodies and triumphant hooks, “Superheroes” is a song about surrendering to love, and celebrating the joy it brings.
Matilda Mann ‘Bloom’
Armed with Matilda’s distinctive soothing vocal, ‘Bloom’ is a confident return for 21-year-old Matilda who has been making waves with her open and honest song-writing, tapping into emotions, experiences and perspectives that are usually her own or inspired by others. The track follows recent single ‘My Point Of You’, ‘Doomsday'(currently BBC Radio 1 Introducing ‘Track Of The Week’) and last year’s acclaimed ‘Because I Wanted You To Know’ EP which has amassed over 6 million streams globally.
Poppy shares new single/video “Her”
Poppy has just dropped her third major release in the span of five weeks with the new single “Her,” which arrives paired with an instantly iconic video by stop motion animator/director Chris Ullens (Rex Orange County, Lee Ann Womack). The song marks yet another stylistic pivot for the post-genre polymath, featuring a stream-lined songwriting approach that puts her indelible earworm melodies at the foreground of a dense mosaic of power pop guitars. “Her” was produced by Justin Meldal-Johnsen (M83, Air, St. Vincent), who had Poppy and her band record live to tape, lending the song a warm, organic feel that lends a decidedly personal touch to this new era.
KALI CEMENTS HER STATUS AS A RISING STAR WITH “MMM-MMM” THE FOLLOW UP TO HER VIRAL TIKTOK HIT
The phrase is often overused, but with upwards of 500k creates on TikTok since the release of the song snippet, it is safe to say that “MMM-MMM” has broken the internet. Fans and notable rap stars such as Mulatto have joined in on the trend with their own reenactments of the sound. The record is joined by a high energy video that shows Kali fleeing the woes of office life to party poolside with her girls. A homage to the summer we would all like to have.
Kat Von D’s Cathartic New Video for “I Am Nothing” Explores Love, Loss, and Healing
Today, multifaceted tattoo artist, TV star, beauty entrepreneur, author, fashion designer, and singer/songwriter Kat Von D continues her musical journey with the cathartic new video for her synthwave slow jam, “I Am Nothing,” the second single from her forthcoming debut LP Love Made Me Do It out August 27.
JoJo Pellegrino New VIDEO “Let Me Kno”
LOTUS THRONES Premieres “Diametric Retrograde” Video At New Noise Magazine
New Noise Magazine is hosting an exclusive video premiere for “Diametric Retrograde,” the new single from Philadelphia-based LOTUS THRONES – the solo project formed by former Wolvhammer and Across Tundras drummer Heath Rave during the 2020 quarantine. The song for which the video was created is found on the outfit’s impending debut album, Lovers In Wartime, nearing release through Disorder Recordings.
Seth Glier Releases Title Track “The Coronation” From Forthcoming Album
The complex rhythms, upbeat hooks and call and response harmonies are the bedrock of this song about hope and new beginnings, as Glier penned: “When this storm is all over/And there’s no risk of exposure/Will we still stand where we stood/Will it be back to business as usual/Or can we build a world more beautiful/Than we ever thought we could”.
LORD OF THE LOST Releases Third Single And Video “The Gospel Of Judas”
German visionaries LORD OF THE LOST set free another visually stunning piece of art with the impressive music video for their third single “The Gospel Of Judas”, cut from their brand new double album JUDAS, to be unveiled this Friday!
Hip Hop Artist MoThoro Releases “BODY LANGUAGE” OUT NOW!
As an entrepreneur, community leader and musician, the 24-year-old MoThoro has already begun to create a name for himself within the music industry. The co-founder of his own label, LFTFLD RECORDS, the multifaceted rapper took the reins on the production of his upcoming album Now or Never through mixing and mastering the entire project. Set to release on Friday, July 16, 2021, the 13-track album spotlights several universal themes including living up to expectations, chasing your dreams and challenges in love.
LOLO ZOUAÏ IS BACK WITH HIGH-OCTANE NEW SINGLE “GALIPETTE”
San Francisco-hailing musician, creative and model, Lolo Zouaï has returned with the hard-hitting “Galipette”, alongside a true visual masterpiece, directed by Amber Grace Johnson (Jorja Smith, J Cole, Kali Uchis). The video sees Lolo boxing underwater, crashing a mattress store, and synchronized dancing with UCLA Women’s Gymnastics team champion gymnasts. The video features multiple national champions from the team (Margzetta Frazier, JaNay Honest, Angi Cipra, Chae Campbell, Sekai Wright, Paulina Tratz, and Norah Flatley), notably featuring the ever-inspiring Nia Dennis, whose incredible floor routine went viral last year.
Moneybagg Yo Delivers Highly Anticipated Video For “Wockesha”
The breezy visual kicks off with a cameo from hip-hop legend Lil Wayne, who divulges his infamous speech on dismissing those who can’t mind their business. Frame by frame, we see Moneybagg Yo become disillusioned by a lover which includes him seeing a mirage that equates to a complicated relationship.
New Music: Kydd Jones – Crispy Sprite
Kydd Jones is an Austin-born singer-songwriter/producer/emcee. He has worked with artists such as Kirko Bangz (300 Entertainment) & Max Frost (Atlantic Records) and has performed at festivals like the Billboard Hot 100 Fest, Austin City Limits Music Festival, NXNE, the Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival and more. Kydd’s next live performances will be July 31st with the Round Rock Express at Dell Diamond and will be accompanying Grammy Award winning guitarist Gary Clark Jr on the southwestern leg of his nationwide US tour this fall.
Curt Ramm is excited to announce the release of the fourth single ‘Pontchartrain’ off his stellar and critically acclaimed island influenced, Reggae instrumental album Rogue Island. The new song mixes Curt’s swinging horns with classic reggae riffs to create an ode to the Big Easy and the resilience of the city. The forthcoming album is due out July 2nd on Rocktorium Records.
Today, Tel-Aviv based Trace Kotik releases his highly conceptual music video for ‘Chaos’ with a premiere on IDIOTEQ. Inspired by a tale of a past unrequited love, the zine praised it for “Echoing the myriad of emotions running through his [Jonathan Kotik’s] mind, the track starts out introspective with acoustic guitar and piano, drawing to a soft lull and then building up to heavy distortion and a noisy array of ‘chaos’ towards the end.”