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Ambient Composer Mattia Cupelli shares his latest video ‘IRIS’
Ambient-electronic producer Mattia Cupelli has released RUINS LP on the 9th of July via MC Records. On the LP, listeners will find, ‘IRIS’ accompanied by a conceptual video, as well as the previously released singles, ‘MONOLITH’ which was accompanied by an eerie video, the second provocative single ‘EGERIA’ which was playlisted by NPR Music radio stations and the gently nourishing ‘CHANT’. Cupelli has received support from the tastemaker publications including CLASH Magazine, XLR8R, Son Of Marketing, Mxdwn, and XS Noize, to name a few. In total, the producer has earned over 76 million plays on Youtube and Spotify alone with features on the Sir Chillicious and Reveral Music Youtube channels and La Belle Musique’s Spotify Playlist to boot.
ICYMI: Oompa Serves Up Euphoric Summertime Love on “GO” (ft. Dan DeCristofaro)
Buzzing Boston rapper, spoken word poet Oompa has returned with her new single and video “GO” featuring Dan DeCristofaro. Produced by Dephrase, “GO ” was written with carefree Summer vibes in mind, or as Oompa affectionately explains “real Gemini season energy”. It’s the perfect soundtrack to those fun-filled, warm Summer days and euphoric new love feels. With an undeniable reference to Chaka Khan and the classic, West Coast G-funk sound, “GO ” is an upbeat, bop with a “catch you on the first listen” hook: “We go, and go, and go”.
Fresh off the release of her wildly successful fourth album, Batidão Tropical, which debuted as the #6 most streamed album globally on Spotify, as well her international MAC Cosmetics and ADIDAS campaigns, Pabllo Vittar is taking her Brazilian heritage on the road with the announcement of her 2022 North American & European tour dates.
Sam Himself, the fondue western indie rocker, shares “What It’s Worth,” a poignant, 80’s-infused anthem
“What It’s Worth” is the swan song to a past relationship that crumbled in the wake of Sam’s father’s death. This reckoning with the past was inspired by the Swiss-born artist’s unexpected homecoming in early 2020 after a decade of living in Brooklyn, NY:
“My own history caught up with me during my time back in Switzerland. That’s where I grew up, and living there again brought back a lot of memories; home doesn’t forget… One ghost I kept running into was that of an old relationship that fell apart when I lost my dad a few years ago. My hometown is the place where all of that happened, his death and all its casualties, and “What It’s Worth” is about one of them.”
HARD FEELINGS (Amy Douglas & Joe Goddard) announce debut album + share new track & video “Dangerous”
Earlier in 2021, HARD FEELINGS, the brand-new collaborative project between New York City’s singer/songwriting powerhouse Amy Douglas and Hot Chip’s Joe Goddard, brought you their introductory single, “Holding On Too Long”. Today it is with great pleasure that HARD FEELINGS announce their self-titled debut album, due for release on November 5, 2021.
Son Volt Captures The American Consciousness With New Song “Livin’ In The USA”, Album ELECTRO MELODIER Out July 30
Son Volt’s Jay Farrar is an iconic alt-country/Americana pioneer and one of the genre’s most vital and beloved songwriters. With his thoughtful, raw and honest lyrics, Farrar is once again speaking to our social consciousness in a way that only he can with new track “Livin’ in the USA.” The song questions the notion of the American dream as many continue to grapple with the reality of what that is. Is it actually attainable for all, as many of us were taught? Is the land of the free and the brave free for everyone? And at what cost? In the spirit of the great activist artists before him, Farrar asks, “Where’s the heart from days of old? Where’s the empathy? Where’s the soul?”
LEVIATHAN PROJECT RETURNS WITH THEIR SECOND DIGITAL EP ‘EDGE OF TIME’
Leviathan Project is a powerful new Metal ensemble, featuring, Bobby Koeble (Death), Matt Nardo (Producer), Tk (Britny Fox) and Tim “Ripper” Owens (guest vox, x-Judas Priest) exploring the ongoing study of our human condition through music, writings, and visual communication. The result is an aggressive and captivating sound that combines traditional Heavy Metal with catchy melodies, haunting vocals and other worldly guitars.
Today, rising Canadian pop artist Olivia Lunny has released her anticipated self-titled debut album. The project dropped via the 22-year-old talent’s imprint label, Infinity & Recordings, distributed in partnership with Universal Music Canada and globally through Virgin Music.
“Windshield” is the seventh single from Carrie’s 2021 Showgirl Series. With bright and cheerful lyrics like I feel everything that matters is right here, in front of me, all I wanna see is through my windshield, Carrie’s positive energy shines through the music.
Canadian Pop Singer/Songwriter Gabriella Verdugo Is Out to “Finish Strong” with New Single — Available Now!
Canadian pop singer/songwriter Gabriella Verdugo embraces living life to its fullest with the release of this, her new single “Finish Strong” — available now!
Produced by Grammy-nominated and multi-award winning producer Roy Hamilton III, the song is inspiring, radiant, and refreshingly reflective.
Sections and Arrests lead to Ben Weyman channeling his emotion into music
It’s a difficult thing to articulate one’s struggles with such flair and character but that’s exactly what South-East London’s most raw and honest upcoming rapper B-Wey does on his debut album: Section 1.
Approaching the cusp of 30, Ben Weyman examines the tragedies that defined his twenties; familial loss and mental health struggles that saw him sectioned are all on bare display across the album and perhaps on no track more so than on the single Psych Police.
Essex newcomers LOWLIFE Share New Track “Friends”
“Friends,” is a gnarly, confrontational beast, with grinding guitars, clouting beats and bass that delivers a bulging heaviness and a gloating groove. The Essex-accented rhymes and gang call vocals pay tribute to every kind of friend imaginable: lowlife felons, failed criminals, creatives who break the mold, friends who secretly hate you, and others who will keep you in your thoughts even if you rarely see them. It’s a complete tapestry of life in three-and-a-half minutes.
Volbeat Share New Music Video For “Wait A Minute My Girl”
Today, Volbeat, the multi-platinum Danish band, share their new music video for “Wait A Minute My Girl.” The music video was directed by Sean Donnelly, founder of AWESOME+modest, with collages by Mengqing Yuan, and animation by Steve Yeung. AWESOME+modest is an animation studio based in Los Angeles, California that specializes in mixed media techniques. They most recently created all of the animation in the HBO documentary miniseries “The Lady and the Dale”, Marvel’s “Behind the Mask” and Showtime’s “The One and Only Dick Gregory.” The band said of the video: “After seeing the work they did on The Lady and the Dale we knew that Sean and the team at Awesome+modest could do something trippy and creative for “Wait A Minute My Girl.” This video exceeded even our wildest expectations. It’s weird, fun and crazy – we absolutely love it.”
REVEREND JACK released their debut album A MILE FROM HOME along with a new single “Crimson Seed” via Resurgence America on July 9, 2021.
Reverend Jack is based out of Madisonville, Kentucky, and led by singer Eric Harmon and guitarist Dustin Back. After several years of performing and writing songs, the band was discovered by Resurgence America while performing at the Bourbon Music Hall in Louisville, Kentucky.
Mel Incarnate Shares “Bit Tits” via Popwrapped, Read Them Feature, Debut ‘Tranic Attack’ Out September
Tranic Attack, the first EP from self-titled “tranny pop-star” Mel Incarnate is the first exposure the world has to the mind inside the demon. Throughout her life, Mel has struggled with alcoholism, drug addiction, OCD and gender dysphoria. Her mind has been a playground for friends like depression, anxiety and dissociation. Through sobriety and transitioning, Mel has found a light source, one that takes her from darkness and pain, to happiness and celebration. Producer Jack Hoffman (BAD the Band) would listen to Mel’s vision, the noises and colors she would describe in the head, and do his best to match those ideas. Mel would literally say “grrr grrr gaahhrrr” to describe a certain sound, and together they would find a match.
Industrial Metal Band CONTROVERSIAL Drops Visualizer For The Track, “Violence”
Belgian industrial band CONTROVERSIAL has just dropped the visualizer for their song, “Violence.” The track appears on CONTROVERSIAL’s most recent Cleopatra Records release, Second Genesis.
The song, “Violence” is based on a documentary from the 1990s about human violence.
LUCIENTE & FRANCO EL GORILA LANZAN SU NUEVO SENCILLO Y VIDEO “XXX” ¡YA DISPONIBLE!
Luciente está de vuelta. Tras el exitazo que obtuvo con su última canción “En Miami”, esta vez vuelve a redoblar la apuesta y en esta oportunidad nos presenta su nuevo single “XXX” junto a la estrella urbana Franco El Gorila. Esta es la primera colaboración que realizan juntos estos artistas que, con sus características voces, su ritmo urbano, y melodías contagiosas pondrán a todos a bailar y a cantar con esta canción.
Alyssa Joseph Drops Lyric Video for Emotional Song “Leaning”
“leaning” describes the period after she graduated college when she was forced to move back home with her parents in New Jersey and face judgment from the world while she longed to move to Nashville. The lyrics candidly expose the difficulties young millennials go through post-grad, as she declares “all my money goes to student loans and the god-damn government”.
Born in Sardinia but having developed his sound across the carribean, Gabriel Poso is a virtuosic multi-instrumentalist and director of the Yoruba Soul Orchestra for Grammy award winning producer Osunlade. His sophomore album “Roots of Soul” (INFRAcom!) was awarded Best Jazz Independent Production in 2012, and he has only continued to grow as an artist since, earning more accolades for his ancestral and evocative sound, including support from Gilles Peterson’s renowned show on Worldwide FM.
TIAGO PZK AND LIT KILLAH DROP “ENTRE NOSOTROS” A STORY OF BREAKUP AND HEARTBREAK
Little by little, Argentina’s fast-rising star Tiago PZK reveals samples of what will be included on his first album, including Entre Nosotros (Between Us), the third single to be released from his maiden disc, due out before the end of 2021. “Entre Nosotros” was penned by Tiago and Lit Killah, the latter of whom is a freestyler from Argentina, whose songs have enjoyed increasing success in different digital platforms. The slow-grooving track’s eye-catching video, which was released on July 8, unexpectedly snagged over three million views on its day of release on YouTube and over one million streams on Spotify.