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Maths Time Joy x Rich share the intoxicating ‘Cut The BS’
Penned from the aftermath of an abusive relationship, the track is a cathartic vessel for the head-spinning after effects. Sharing more behind the track Rich Shared: I wrote this song after the fallout from the abusive relationship I sing about in Change. I would see my abuser’s friends every once in a while at parties and different social situations. My conversations with those friends always felt surface-level and overly-cordial. I felt like they weren’t being completely upfront, which led me to question who I could trust.
GOIN DUMMI was written by JOSH X and FAVIO FOREIGN and produced by DJ Swanko. The music video was directed by Picture Perfect. “I wanted to create a vibe that was going to inspire others to simply live a lil and go out and have a great time with friends. Be it a club, a party or whatever makes you happy, just “go dummi”, even for one night and celebrate the gift of life,” mentions Josh.
Dpart teams up with KINNOHA for laid back single ‘Divine’
Fresh from having his previous single ‘Showboat’ played on SkyTV’s SoccerAM. Dpart is switching it up with his next single ‘Divine’ a laid back Summer banger on the importance of having pure intentions.
Just a few days following the most anticipated theatrical release of the summer, Loxen Productions and Loud And Live announce the arrival of the acclaimed musical In the Heights to the prestigious stage of the Adrienne Arsht Center in Miami.
Based on the award-winning musical created by Lin-Manuel Miranda, the show will take place from July 23 to 25 with five performances. Tickets are available at www.arshtcenter.org and at the theater box office.
ÆNIGMATUM: “Disenthralled” Single From Oregon Blackened Death Metal Quartet Now Playing
“Disenthralled,” the decimating new single from Portland, Oregon-based death metal outfit ÆNIGMATUM, is now streaming. The track precedes the band’s second album, Deconsecrate, nearing August release through 20 Buck Spin, who today issues preorders for the record.
“’Times Have Changed’ is a full circle journey full of nostalgia in the most bittersweet facet,” shares Rosa. “From drowning in substances and anxiety to finding clarity and calmness; from constantly fading to wanting to slow down time.”
Paper Jackets show their darker side on new single “Bones” – out now
LA based alternative-pop band Paper Jackets have released their new single titled “Bones” today from their upcoming collection of songs Souvenirs Part Two. The single was produced/co-written by Wolves (Sabrina Carpenter, Lostboycrow) with additional co-writing by Jordan Frye (The Unlikely Candidates, Welshy Arms) and mixing by Jim Kaufman (Atlas Genius, Night Riots). Different in nature compared to previous Paper Jackets songs, “Bones” sees the band leaning more into an inclination towards darker material, with themes of getting out of your head, overcoming fear and finding faith – not in God but in yourself.
Pennsylvania hard rock/metal powerhouse THE LETTER BLACK has released “Born for This,” the hard-hitting second single from their highly anticipated self-titled album – and heaviest release to date – due out August 6 on Rockfest Records.
Phoenix Arizona black metal band GHOST HORIZON released their new album ”The Punishment of Life” today !
Ghost Horizon was formed late in 2015 in Phoenix, AZ, by multi-instrumentalist and vocalist, Dan Stollings. The atmospheric black metal band’s new album ‘The Punishment of Life’ follows their 2016 debut EP ‘Astral Possession’ and 2017 EP ‘The Erotics of Disgust’. This album will be the first and last full-length album to feature just Dan Stollings and Frog Magus. A more major revamp to the band is coming and will be announced in near the future.
Bas Teams Up With J. Cole and Lil Tjay For Summer Smash, “The Jackie”
Dreamville’s Bas has delivered a summer anthem like no other with “The Jackie” feat. J. Cole and Lil Tjay. The title is inspired by the well-known Jackie Robinson Highway in New York–a lovely ode to Bas and Lil Tjay’s hometown as well as a second home for J.Cole . The hat tip to NY is also the perfect tune for the outside turn up this summer and an elite addition to any “Drop Top” playlist!
FREDO BANG AND POLO G DROP VIDEO FOR NEW SINGLE “BLESS HIS SOUL”
Hard rock band The Lonely Ones released a new single titled “Gettin’ High” to all major platforms via Imagen Records today.
“We’ve seen the opioid crisis ravage the world and unfortunately every single person in America has been touched by it in some way. Either with our own struggles or people very close to us. It’s a national emergency and the lyrics describe one of many experiences I’ve had with this drug taking away people I cared very deeply about” says Marty McCoy, the band’s vocalist/guitarist.
unreleased George Harrison recording “Cosmic Empire” from famed ‘All Things Must Pass’ sessions released today
The sessions for George Harrison’s All Things Must Pass began just six weeks after the April 1970 announcement of The Beatles’ break-up. Two days were spent recording thirty demos that were being considered for his new, as yet untitled, album, in Studio Three at EMI Studios, Abbey Road in St. John’s Wood, London. The first day, May 26, saw Harrison record fifteen songs backed by Ringo Starr and his longtime friend, bassist Klaus Voormann, beginning with “All Things Must Pass.” The following day, May 27, George ran through an additional fifteen songs solo for co-producer Phil Spector on his own.
SANYA N’KANTA RELEASES SONG/VIDEO FOR “EASY BABY” FROM HIS UPCOMING NEW ALBUM LOVE IS FREE
Kingston, Jamaica-born, and North Carolina-based Sanya N’kanta to release a new set of songs and live video series leading to the release of his new album Love Is Free, co-produced by Chuck Alkazian (Tantric, Madonna, Soundgarden, The Romantics) at Pearl Sound Studios in Detroit.
VINCENT CROWLEY “Beyond Acheron” Album Premiere
ODIUM RECORDS proudly announces the premiere of the debut album of an underground legend – VINCENT CROWLEY “Beyond Acheron” which released on 9th of July.
SINGER-RAPPER MILES UNVEILS TIMELY NEW SINGLE “MOSH PIT”
Elektra Records artist MILES has unveiled his timely new single “MOSH PIT,” available now at all DSPS and streaming services. The track arrives alongside an official music video streaming now on his official YouTube channel. With many people not having been to a show in over a year and craving live music, the well-timed track hears MILES “Fiendin’ for the show” while the official video, directed by Nicholas Jandora (24kGoldn, Lil Skies, Bankrol Hayden) and co-concepted by MILES himself, sees him jamming to a Rock Band-type video game and eventually getting transported into a mosh pit.
EVAN GIIA: NEW SINGLE, “IN MOTION” FT. REO CRAGUN & MEMBA, OUT TODAY
“‘Put it in motion, chasing endorphins’ is one of my lyrics that describes who I am the most. I have always believed that everything can be fixed with a little movement,” explains EVAN GIIA. “That lyric was written about two years ago but it stuck with me. It was too good to be forgotten so we decided to bring it to life with a new beat and ‘In Motion’ was born. Reo’s vocals were added on top and it’s a pretty banger.”
RISING RAPPER TOKEN RELEASES “SIP,” NEXT SINGLE OFF OF UPCOMING PROJECT
On the single’s meaning Token says, “Sip”‘ is a drunk text to my ex that I never sent. It’s me toasting and celebrating what’s going on in my life, but just wishing she was here to celebrate with me.” “Sip” also displays Token’s range as an artist, showcasing his softer vocals with a lyrical tone that’s more introspective and vulnerable from his past work.
Today, Winnipeg-based, indie-pop powerhouse collective Royal Canoe release their new album, Sidelining, and celebrate with fans around the world in connecting hundreds of people to play their new single, “Surrender” together, at the exact same time. Regardless of where they are are in the world, the band has asked humans to unite in one coordinated gesture, and play “Surrender” from their front porch, from a speaker pointed out of a bedroom window or with the windows down in your friends car at 6:45 pm ET. The idea is to spend 3 minutes and 58 seconds, apart but together in this one shared action. Fans have signed up from across Canada and the U.S., Germany, Norway, Austria, the U.K., Brazil and Taiwan and many more. Let’s connect in the way we safely can, and celebrate.
Out Today: NOA’s Entrancing Music Video for Second Solo Single “Window Pane”
NOA’s second solo single “Window Pane” is a breezy reggae fusion number inspired by the ambiguity of romantic attraction. Accompanied by bubbling offbeat guitars, synthesizer pads, and assertive drumming, the track was forged from the fire of a freestyle lyrical part that morphed into an introspective journey gazing into assessing what is real and happening in the moment. A long-time collaborator cutting her teeth in several projects across multiple genres in the Austin, TX music scene, NOA’s solo project finds her stepping out amongst ranks of bold and multi-faced frontwomen such as Ama Lou, Hope Tala, and Melanie Faye.
Speaking of the track’s meaning, frontman Bobby Bentham says “Jungle is a reflection of the mind prison which we feel sometimes locked up in. Anger and self doubt, when it seems like everything is falling apart. It’s finding that strength and loophole to try to take control of reality and be ready for anything.”
A queer celebration of confidnce, Jessy Jones announces upcoming EP with new single
“This is my favorite song on the EP. I struggle with anxiety and mild depression and this track reminds me that all the answers I seek are within me,” Jessy Jones (whose real name is Jessica Vaughn) explains. “Sometimes the best remedy is to dance through the bullshit you’ve been selling yourself. Nothing feels more cathartic than moving your body and letting it all go.”
Portland’s Dolphin Midwives releases her gorgeous new experimental LP Body of Water, produced by Tucker Martine, today on Beacon Sound!
Bandcamp named it their Album of the Day yesterday, stating “The trauma that shaded her past work seems to be melting away, helping lift her above sea level. On “Capricorn,” Fisher repeats the line, “When I get to the top of the mountain” over and over, layering it into a delirious chorus that sends her into the skies. Body of Water overflows with triumphal moments like it, as Fisher soars and splashes through this exciting stage in her artistic evolution.”
My new single “Hide Me Like You Do”
“Hide Me Like You Do” was the first song I wrote with my friends in the Toronto-based band, VALLEY (they also produced it!)
It tells the story of being hurt by a significant other and feeling hidden by someone you love and trust.
American Terror Stream Brand New Video!
Punk/hard rock band American Terror stream their brand new video for their track “Attitude” via V13.
American Terror adds:
The song was written and recorded during Covid lockdown. Between racial, class and political tensions and not to mention police issues, it felt like the world was going mad and everyone is all the sudden turning on each other.
STEREO TRAGEDY Unleash First Single ‘A Bridge Too Far’ Ft. Bjorn “Speed” Strid!
Los Angeles based metalcore rockers STEREO TRAGEDY have unleashed their first single ‘A Bridge Too Far’ taken from the upcoming self-titled debut album, coming out end of summer/early fall 2021, feat. Bjorn “Speed” Strid on all vocals.
For Skope: Skytech and Fafaq as All That MTRS remix R3HAB, Luis Fonsi, Sean Paul’s hit “Pues” (out now on CYB3RPVNK)
GODSIZE RECORDS Sign REIGN OF Z; Release New Single “IGNITE”
Pittsburgh, PA to Los Angeles, CA transplants, REIGN OF Z have signed to GODSIZE RECORDS. The band released a brand new single, “IGNITE” to all major platforms on July 2, 2021 alongside the official music video.
The video was filmed and directed by Tom Flynn (All That Remains, 10 Years, Body Count) and is “an anthem for all of those that have been burnt in a relationship”, says RoZ frontwoman Zosia West. The track, which saw RoZ working with Steve Sopchak & Justin Spaulding of Square Studios in Syracuse NY and Sid Riggs of Riggs Records in Pittburgh, is the first single from their forthcoming debut EP to be release in early 2022.
Rebelution Releases Official Video For “2020 Vision” ft. Kabaka Pyramid | New Album ‘In The Moment’ Out Now
Rebelution – one of the most successful reggae bands of the 21st century – has dropped the official video for their latest single “2020 Vision” ft. buzzy Jamaican artist, Kabaka Pyramid (who was just announced as a special guest on the band’s summer tour) and produced by Calvin Valentine, from their recently released seventh studio album, In The Moment.
Kane Brown x blackbear Release “Memory” Today
Produced by Andrew Goldstein and blackbear and written by Brown, Matthew Musto (blackbear), Andrew Goldstein, Joe Kirkland and Ernest Smith, “Memory” will officially impact Top 40 radio on Monday, July 12 via RCA Nashville in partnership with RCA Records. The song follows Brown’s 2X Platinum hits “Be Like That” ft. Swae Lee and Khalid and “One Thing Right” with famed DJ Marshmello, which have amassed over 567 million and 1.01 billion on-demand streams worldwide, respectively.
DWN2EARTH CONNECTS WITH TY DOLLA $IGN ON ‘ DON’T PLAY WITH ME’
Atlanta based artist Dwn2earth makes a stunning return today with the reveal of his self- produced new single, Don’t Play With Me, a striking R&B cut featuring hitmaker Ty Dolla $ign. Showcasing the velvet tones of Dwn2earth over shapeshifting production and the inimitable flow of Ty Dolla $ign, the track serves as indisputable evidence that Atlanta has another star on the rise.
SEBASTIAN JAVIER RETURNS WITH BRAND NEW SINGLE AND MUSIC VIDEO “CRYSTAL BALL” (SPANISH VERSION)
On “Crystal Ball” (Spanish Version), soft acoustic guitar underscores Sebastian’s dynamic delivery before a bouncy R&B chorus. “You wish you could tell the future, so you know if she’s going to stay with you or not,” Sebastian shares. “The song directly correlates to my 14-year-old self wishing I knew the future.”
The Cutthroat Brothers and Mike Watt Release New Video From Collaboration LP: Out Everywhere Today
Hound Gawd! Records recently released the new album by The Cutthroat Brothers and Mike Watt. Titled ‘The King is Dead’, via vinyl LP for Record Store Day. It is officially out streaming today for anyone who missed their chance to pick up the limited release. The venomous blues-punk, swamp-rock sounds of The Cutthroat Brothers and Mike Watt conjure bands like The Gun Club, The Cramps, The Stooges and The Hives.
POORSTACY RELEASES NEW SINGLE “CHILDREN OF THE DARK”
Today, South Florida rock artist POORSTACY releases his latest single “Children of the Dark,” out now via 10K Projects. The second single released ahead of his forthcoming album Party at the Cemetery (set to release this fall), Stacy considers “Children of the Dark” to be a precursor to the full album. “‘Children of the Dark’ kind of sets the tone for the album more than anything. It was the record I recorded that really helped me guide the full project. It’s a tribute to the lives of my friends who have died, but it’s also very live and energetic,” he says.