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DC The Don is a Shark in the Water in “Megalodon” Video
LIONSGATE RELEASES OFFICIAL TRAILER FOR THE JESUS MUSIC RELEASING IN ALL THEATERS FALL 2021
The Jesus Music – The Soundtrack of a Movement – With stirring songs of faith, love, and hope, Jesus music rose from America’s 1960s counterculture movement to become a worldwide phenomenon. This fascinating documentary reveals the music’s uplifting and untold story — from its humble beginnings at the Calvary Chapel in Costa Mesa, California through its transformation into the multibillion-dollar industry of Christian Contemporary Music today. Directed by the Erwin Brothers (“I Still Believe”, “American Underdog: The Kurt Warner Story”), THE JESUS MUSIC is the definitive love letter to CCM fans that features intimate interviews with the genre’s biggest stars including Amy Grant, Michael W. Smith, TobyMac, Kirk Franklin, and Lauren Daigle. With stories of trials and triumphs, the universal power of music from these artists shine through from their messages of passion, sacrifice, and redemption that inspire millions of devoted listeners.
Modern metal band “Death Ingloria” have released their video “Battle Stations” via Ghost Cult Magazine. The song is from their upcoming album “Death Ingloria II: Death By Admin”
Front woman Galina Rin commented: “Of all of our videos this one means the most to us. It depicts true, lived through events and ones that could very easily be repeated. By normalising public violence we cause it to seep and stain our collective identity until it becomes so ingrained in who we are that we give it it’s own annual celebration.”
Nightwatchers launch new single ”White Fathers” (in case you missed it)
Following the release of 2019’s conceptual album “La Paix Ou Le Sable”, French melodic punk outfit Nightwatchers are back. The band launch the single “White Fathers” on July 9 – a track criticizing the French state for its historical and present exploitation of minorities.
After returning in May to deliver his fantastic single ‘Where Were You’, his first offering since the release of his brilliant EP ‘Close To You’ at the end of last year, which garnered support from the likes of This Song Is Sick, Wonderland and Spotify’s New Music Friday Germany playlist, emerging producer Joseph Robson aka Indigo Eyes is back once again to unveil his shimmering new delight ‘One More Night’.
NGAIIRE Shares Final Single + Video ‘Him’, From Upcoming Album
Following NGAIIRE’s recent single ‘Closer’, today the Sydney-based, Papau New Guinea-born future-soul artist shares her emotional new track ‘Him’, taken from her forthcoming album ‘3’ out Friday, 27th August via Majestic Casual. Watch the lyric video for ‘Him’ below.
British-Iranian artist Farrah incorporates Western & Middle Eastern influences on her evocative single, ‘Glow’ from her forthcoming debut EP, ‘Night Light’. After her most successful year yet, following on from 2020 releases ‘Back to You’ & ‘ID’, Farrah received continued radio support from tastemakers on BBC 1Xtra, BBC Radio 6, Rinse FM & more, placed on her first Spotify editorial playlists alongside a Complex video premiere and also landed her first big US TV sync on Disney & ABC Network’s hit series, ‘Good Trouble’.
With the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics approaching but no foreign spectators allowed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its Tokyo 2020 Olympics By The Numbers Report and expert commentary to help fans both get fired up for the athletic action and better understand the unique issues surrounding this Olympiad.
Alt Bloom Releases New Music Video for “Old Kick Drum”
The video depicts Ethan Thompson (aka Alt Bloom) reminiscing on memories of his life as he plays back old footage of himself as a child up through adulthood. Whether it’s aimlessly playing the piano in his adolescence or singing in a choir in his teens, the “Old Kick Drum” music video succinctly charts the lifelong journey Alt Bloom has had in regard to his music career. In a classic Alt Bloom fashion, he bridges the imagery of the video — cascading projections of his younger self on tape — with the lyrical inspiration of the song.
Alice Pisano has released a lyric video for her new single ‘Open Up’. The video premiered with Wonderland who described the track and visuals as, “Exuding pure love while candy hues and neon lights fill the screen, the upbeat nature of the song is only furthered… Euphoric in nature and boasting a captivating production that promises to transport listeners to sandy shores, the track is an ode to summer. And, with Alice’s powerhouse vocals driving forward the matter-of-fact lyrics penned by the artist with love in mind, the song’s infectiously positive nature is solidified.”
LOW FLYING HAWKS release second single ‘Caustic Wing’
Mexican-American doomgazers LOW FLYING HAWKS have unleashed the second single ‘Caustic Wing’ taken from their forthcoming third full-length “Fuyu”, which has been slated for release on August 27.
LANTLOS present video single ‘IDONTKNOW’
LANTLOS present the video single ‘IDONTKNOW’ taken from the “Glitchking” CD, which is included in the special edition of their forthcoming full-length “Wildhund” (“Wild Dog”). The German alternative metal project headed by multi-instrumentalist Markus Siegenhort has slated their album for release on July 30, 2021. Cover art, tracklist, and further details of the new full-length can be viewed below.
Consisting of seven intricately inter-woven soundtracks blurring the lines between indie-pop and hip-hop, TV Dinner is packed with BUSHROD’s trademark instrumental sampling and smart lyricism. With every track providing infused grooves with delicious pockets for his vocals to dance between, TV Dinner acts as a timely reminder of the young artist’s innate skill in crafting a sense of nostalgia whilst planting himself distinctly in today’s effervescent culture.
THEO CROKER DROPS NEW TRACK “HERO STOMP || A FUTURE PAST”
Today, THEO CROKER, the GRAMMY-nominated trumpeter, composer, producer, and artist, returns with his first song since 2019’s critically acclaimed Star People Nation. “HERO STOMP || A FUTURE PAST” finds Theo manipulating a crackling horn as samples are interwoven through an intense live band take, eventually curling into a wave of 27 different horns. It’s one for the jazz purists, yet still shows why so many include him in the same breath as Robert Glasper, Esperanza Spalding, Kamasi Washington, Terrace Martin, among others. He notes of the song:
To celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Rory Gallagher’s eponymous 1971 debut solo album, UMC/UMe is pleased to announce the September 3 release of a five-disc Deluxe Box Set of the album that will include a brand-new mix of the original album, 30 previously unreleased outtakes and alternate takes, a six-song 1971 BBC Radio John Peel Sunday Concert, plus four 1971 BBC Radio Sounds of the Seventies session tracks, all mastered at Abbey Road Studios.
Also included is a previously unreleased 50-minute DVD of Rory’s first-ever solo concert which was filmed in Paris for the “Pop Deux” television show.
One of heavy metal’s greatest bands Judas Priest are set to release a mammoth limited edition box set which will include every official live and studio album to date plus 13 unreleased discs. This is the most extensive release of previously unreleased music the band have made from their vast archives – a real treat for fans. Restored and mixed by Tom Allom at La Cucina W8 and mastered by Alex Wharton at Abbey Road Studios. This special release will be out on October 15th 2021 via Sony Music.
Experimental Math-Prog Metal-Rockers TSIEN Chart You Through “Storm at Sea”
Strap in; there’s a “Storm at Sea” with experimental math-prog metal rockers Tsien and their newly released single (with its own tumultuous backstory) — available now.
A sonic soundscape hurricane that threatens to wreck you the longer you hang on for dear life, this United Kingdom-based band is no stranger to doom. And they’re providing a whole new round of it on their re-released offering of their seminal album, No Two People Are Not on Fire.
“Disobedience” was influenced by the heaviness of Animals as Leaders and the rhythmic expressions of hip hop, but it also features elements of pop and the fusion style of Allan Holdsworth and Richard Spaven. “We have broken the scheme of our own music: this song is more direct, more powerful and more contagious,” explains Germán Vergara, Aisles’ guitarist. Drummer Felipe Candia adds: “this song is marked by a rebellious energy, with a hint of something that is coming, but with an uncertain ending.”
LINGUA IGNOTA SHARES NEW SONG + VIDEO + ASHLEY ROSE COUTURE COLLAB
Ludovico Technique release single ‘Poisoned’. The dynamic release is the fifth single to land ahead of their upcoming album ‘Haunted People’.
“Ludovico Technique exude monstrous gothic energy” – Alternative Press
‘Poisoned’ is the fifth single released from their forthcoming full-length album ‘Haunted People’. Ludovico Technique fuse gothic aesthetics with their music combining metal and industrial aspects with goth. Delving into intense and deeply personal themes, their music explores the human condition, personal self-expression, and dealing with mental health issues.
The new album from Daniel Romano’s Outfit, Cobra Poems, is out September 10th
Cobra Poems, the upcoming album from Daniel Romano’s Outfit, is out September 10th on You’ve Changed and you can watch a wonderfully entertaining video for the album’s lead single now:
The Booklights Announce New EP; Single Premiering Now on Entertainment Focus Country
“Into a Ball is a collection of songs that pull from the sounds and genres that we in the Booklights love: Americana, backwoods folk and roots, a quick dip into 1930s-style novelty music, and finally, dark psychedelia,” shares vocalist/guitarist Rob Morrison. “Recorded remotely in 2020 during lockdown, the EP is made up of songs that journey through seasonal changes and cycles, traditional and futuristic textures, all rolled into a ball.”
David Starr Releases New Single “Magnolia” Ft. John Oates
The song and video premiered on The Rocking Magpie, Alan Harrison notes, “[Starr’s] version of J.J. Cale’s ‘Magnolia’; which features the legendary John Oates too, really took my breath away; most especially his vocals; breathing new life into this beautiful classic.” In addition to Starr on vocals, acoustic guitar, and grand piano, and Oates on vocals, the track features Mark Prentice on bass and keyboards, Matt Bubel on drums, Dan Dugmore on pedal steel guitar, John Prentice on electric guitar, and Martha Ditto on cello.
NEEDTOBREATHE release new song ‘Carry Me’
“It feels so special to have Jon on the album with us. He’s an old buddy, and we share so much mutual respect for one another as artists and friends,” NEEDTOBREATHE frontman Bear Rinehart shared. “He was one of the only people who came through the studio when we were making the album. He took a COVID test, joined the band for a day, and helped us make a campfire song.”
French instrumental post-metal project DDENT teamed up with Invisible Oranges to present the intriguing and ultimately disturbing music video for “VOLEMOI”, the bonus track on the band’s third album ‘Couvre-sang’.
Introducing Ynes Mon; Listen to “Walk On Water feat. YUNGMORPHEUS”
Ynes Mon is a mercurial producer, songwriter and studio rat based in Los Angeles. Sidestepping normal genre conventions, they pull from elements of R&B, experimental electronic music, and more to spin a web of falsetto laden indie that is unconcerned with the algorithm.
LION BABE RELEASES “GET UP” VIDEO / ANNOUNCES RAINBOW CHILD ALBUM DATE
Adding to an already stellar run of stand-out singles and visuals, today drop the psychedelic, retro-inspired visual for their latest single ‘Get Up’ ft Trinidad James, which sees Jillian rocking an array of throwback looks, moves and flamboyant hairdos.
INTERSTITIA: Cvlt Nation Exclusively Streaming Hermes Slips The Trap
Asheville, North Carolina resident Graham Scala is a punk/hardcore lifer who plays with Harmonic Cross, Bleach Everything, Collapse Culture, Arepo, US Christmas, and more, with Souvenirs Young America, Highness, Forensics, and many other bands also featured on his resume which now spans more than two decades. Scala’s solo project INTERSTITIA is his first foray into the world of electronic music.
“Talk To Me” packs energy and angst, a heavy-hitting indie rock song for head thrashers and melancholic dreamers alike. Balancing heavy emotions with stifled logic, it’s an ongoing battle about doing something wrong that feels right because you want it.
Calista Kazuko releases evocative new art-pop offering, ‘Uchi’
The FunkLabb & Myah Marie Release “Pretty Please” Music Video
Brooklyn-based producers/songwriters The FunkLabb – Ed Lawson and Wes Davis – has once again teamed up with singer, songwriter, and background vocalist Myah Marie for their latest single “Pretty Please.” Propelled by a symphony of horns and thumping bass, the funk-infused 70s inspired track features TV personality Ruba and rapper Young Dinero Banks with an appearance by Sarina The Violin Diva.