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BABY QUEEN RELEASES NEW SINGLE “YOU SHAPED HOLE”
Baby Queen aka Bella Latham says: “I was super heartbroken when I wrote this song, and my ex was dating this beautiful supermodel after dumping me in Clissold Park in North East London. I went through a bit of a wild phase, as one does, and was doing everything I could possibly do to feel better. At the time I had this image in my mind of a hole inside my body that was shaped exactly like my ex, and it was as if I was trying to fill that hole in any way I could, but the things I was filling it with never reached the corners or made me feel any better, they just cluttered my life.”
Unafraid to blur the lines between genres, Pulpa de Guayaba is a band hailing from Milwaukee, WI prepared to break out and play their music to the world. Meaning “Guava Pulp”, their namesake is a nod to their diverse roots and the ritual that is their blending of fibrous raw sounds together to concoct intoxicating jams, honoring their countless influences. Leaning primarily into rock, soul, and reggae, their vibes also draw from psychedelic cumbia to smooth jazz and everything in between.
DUNGEON SERPENT: No Clean Singing Streams Entire Debut Album From British Columbia-Based Death Metal Act
World Of Sorrows was written by DUNGEON SERPENT’s architect Arawn, who performs guitars, vocals, and bass, and programming. The record was recorded January through March of 2021 at 6085 Productions by producer J. Hook who provides additional programming, mixed by Andrew Lee, and mastered by Dan Lowndes at Resonance Sound Studios. The record features interior Illustrations by M. Lin, photography/graphics by Arawn, layout by Arawn and Brandon Corsair, and Thomas Cole’s “The Course Of Empire: Desolation” as the main cover.
Cryptozoo is an animated feature-film drama, written and directed by Dash Shaw, featuring the voices of Lake Bell, Zoe Kazan, Michael Cera and Louisa Krause. The film won the NEXT Innovator Award at Sundance and premiered internationally at the 2021 Berlinale. It will be released on August 20 in theaters and on demand.
Polars Collide (DK) – Grotesque @ Progressive Death Metal
POLARS COLLIDE is an original progressive metal band, with its roots deep in the Northern Jutland soil of Denmark. Known for their asskicking live shows and grooves that will give you a crick in the neck!
Their first EP ´One to Rise´ from 2017 has led to events such as Aarhus Festuge, Death to Aarhus, Wacken Metal Battle, Skive Næst Festival, etc. and has been support for Red Warszawa, Xenoblight and Unseen Faith.
TOPIC & BEBE REXHA UNVEIL OFFICIAL VIDEO FOR “CHAIN MY HEART”
Topic and Bebe Rexha take viewers into a shadowy, sexually-charged world in the official video for their hit single, “Chain My Heart.” Jason Lester – who directed the feature film High Resolution and has helmed videos for such artists as Lauv, Julia Michaels and Cautious Clay – unfurls a bold, noirish clip that chases the two artists and a crew of leather-clad dancers through an industrial Los Angeles location, with a nod to 80s videos and action films and a wink to Berlin nightlife. View the video HERE.
New Video! Slumnatra “Affiliate”
Rolling Stone France premieres new video from Trapper Schoepp
“The song is about a rare but real psychiatric condition that afflicts tourists when the City of Lights does not meet their expectations,” Schoepp says. “When I visited Paris for the first time on tour, I heard about a 24-hour hotline for those suffering from the disorder. I thought it was partly tragic, partly humorous, which struck me as a good metaphor for relationships and the Hollywoodization of love stories. The black and white video is a nod to a bygone era and picturesque life in Paris. It reflects those kinds of grandiose expectations one might have of Paris versus the realities.”
As the world emerges from lockdown and the Bahamas reopens for travelers, people across the country are searching for hope and assurance in these unprecedented times. Answering this call, Dave Stewart of the Grammy-winning Eurythmics, who has a deep connection with the country and its people and who has also made a home here, was moved to write and produce a special song, “Love’s Coming Back,” as a gift to the Bahamas and the world, released today, via Stewart’s label, Bay Street Records, Tuesday, July 13, 2021.
NCOGNITA WILL ALWAYS “BLAME IT ON THE HIP HOP”
You know where she at…You can catch NCognita riding down Crenshaw. The South Central spitter serves bars with “Blame It On the Hip-Hop”— the first from her Short N Sweet series. With summertime Cali vibes, the 20-year-old rapper brings her lyrical dexterity and ability, while effortlessly switching flows in the Jonathan Benavente-directed official visual. Her Short N Sweets are set to showcase how her strengths translate exceptionally well from pen, to paper, to the mic. “Blame It On the Hip Hop” quickly follows her hard-hitting track, “Gangsta Lean,” which served as a follow up to 2020’s high-energy “Hallucinogen (Trippin)” and “Clap Clap.”
A few years back, a DJ with a dream named Claude VonStroke decided to break away from corporate raves to produce a crazy, far-out summer camp showcasing the spicy independent flair of his record label. This new independent festival was fueled by the best music and a sense of silliness that gave his small but mighty community a place to call home. Seven years later, Dirtybird Campout shines through as the best boutique festival in the world, where wild ones and weirdos, music heads and party animals come to create their own destiny. Come see what it’s all about at the Modesto Reservoir Campgrounds in Central California October 15-17.
The Rare Occasions share a music video for their single “Origami” via Glide Magazine, who praises its “throwback style that sounds entirely familiar yet noticeably vanguard.” In the video, the characters wear origami-style paper animal masks while playing instruments and throwing punches. It isn’t until the fighting resolves that the masks can come off and all can dance to the “beat rock, surf, and ’60s squonk” sound that is “Origami.”
Bosnian/Swede Berliner, Adna to release new album 17th Sept
Following on from the album’s heavily praised lead singles ‘November’ and ‘Don’t Know’, which arrived earlier this year, ‘You Are’ sees the artist continue her pursuit of rich and dynamic soundscapes with her effervescent vocal style. Breathing life into this broad and shimmering new effort, her newest release adds another passionate layer to what is already expected to be one of the most eagerly-awaited new full-lengths of the year so far.
Mia recently released her debut single “hide and seek” and is now following with new single “Friend To Me”. The song is a moody pop track about not taking care of your emotional health and realizing, maybe too late, that you should have cared for your well being and hoping it’s not too late.
Bad Bad Hats new single + announce album (Don Giovanni)
Lead single “Detroit Basketball” is out now alongside a video that charmingly depicts the band’s delightfully absurdist perspective, delivered with the utmost sincerity, as they make their valiant return to the spotlight. Pistons fans will recognize this song’s title as the call-and-response chant that fills the Little Caesars Arena on game night, but the simple phrase stuck in Kerry’s head, who drew on it for inspiration for this searing power-pop track.
Indie/Electronic Artist friend slash lover Tackles Hollywood Culture with New Single Premiered via V13.net
After a seven-year hiatus, LA-based, Indie Rock/Electronic project friend slash lover announces his fresh new single, “”As Seen On TV (I’m the Actor Playing Me), ” off his new concept EP, Mugged on Memory Lane slated for release later this year. The album explores the protagonist’s feelings of displacement and disillusionment in Los Angeles. An artist drawing inspiration from their city is nothing new, but Hollywood is much more than just a city. It is a purveyor of culture worldwide, so the themes explored here are relatable to people everywhere. MOML is a love letter to Hollywood, and also a critique. At times, funny, sarcastic and dark, but like all good Hollywood narratives, it has a character arc with highs and lows, and lessons learned.
NYC-based indie act D’Arcy previously shared “Bad Habit”. Pounding 808s score the dramatic track, flaunting her powerful voice and lyricism. Under The Radar premiered the track, praising it as “the type of pounding nocturnal alt pop that acts as the perfect complement to both a neon-lit night out or an introspective drive.”
RÜFÜS DU SOL have been quiet. Quietly looking inwards, quietly crafting a new world to explore with their fans, quietly relearning what it means to be Alive…
Today the band continues its legacy as global leaders of the live-electronic movement, releasing the first new music since their Grammy nominated 2018 SOLACE album. Alive, out now on Rose Avenue and Reprise / Warner Records, is a transcendent take from a group that have built a career on defying expectations.