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Fire Follows Latest “Father O’ Father”
“Father O’ Father” (7/16) is the latest single from Fire Follows and showcases a completely different side of the band. A stripped-down “piano version”, it lends itself to Chris and Tim’s vocal intricacies that have refined over many years of working together. The track also features a beautiful string composition that helps bring a tremendously compelling dynamic range to an otherwise unplugged version. The track can be thought of as a prayer of desperation… a sort of cry-out in a moment of utter desperation. The band hopes that the lyrical message deeply resonates with their current fanbase and that the song as a whole brings in an entirely new audience.
– Chris Watt Fire Follows
TEEZO TOUCHDOWN VOWS TO RID THE MID// WATCH HERE
Beaumont,Texas hybrid Teezo Touchdown continues to cement himself as a special artist with the reveal of new single Mid, his promise to rid the streets of mid in his own inimitable way. His first new single since collaborating with Tyler, The Creator on Call Me If You Get Lost cut RUNITUP, Mid arrives with a playful video in which Teezo campaigns as the ‘Mayor of Midville’, shot in the Beaumont based garage where Teezo has created his own visual universe. The track showcases the unique, genre fluid sound that has seen Teezo gain widespread acclaim from areas such as DAZED, Givenchy, Rolling Stone, Pigeons & Planes and develop a genuine fan base since revealing Strong Friend last year.
Nate Mercereau Announces New Solo Album SUNDAYS & Shares Two Tracks “Start With You” & “Shared Reality”
Today multi-instrumental virtuoso, songwriter, producer & music executive Nate Mercereau announces his second solo album, SUNDAYS, which will be released on his own How So Records, a partnership with Nice Life Recording Company, on Sept. 24, 2021. Today he has shared the first two tracks from SUNDAYS, including “Start With You” and “Shared Reality.”
AZRA Shares Upbeat and Introspective New Single “Solo”
“The process of creating this song was a mix of introspection and genuinely connecting with my listeners (aka Azradeities) about their own struggles in living their truth, finding self worth, and dealing with societal expectations in the midst of all the external pressures,” shares AZRA. “It’s an empowerment song claiming that we own our individuality and path through our lives.”
Tom MacDonald Opens Up About Addiction & Mental Health On New Single & Music Video “Withdrawals”
As unapologetically honest as ever, the most controversial rapper in the world Tom MacDonald wrestles his inner demons and gets real about addiction and mental health on the new single and music video “Withdrawals.”
For Skope: Skytech teams up with LILO and Cappa on “Beggin’ For Thread” (cover of BANKS’s hit single) [out now on CYB3RPVNK]
Canadian Doom/Punk/Psychedelic band Slowpoke premiere the first single – “Sid The Cat” from their debut self-titled album via Doomed & Stoned.
JD Reynolds Releases New Music Video For Latest Girl-Power Anthem “WHATEVER”
Country singer/songwriter JD Reynolds sets the scene for a carefree, feel-good summer with the release of her music video for “WHATEVER”. The music video features Reynolds and her girl gang headed for a night out, enjoying each other’s company because it’s simply all they need. The classic country storyline turns dynamic and powerful with pop/rock influence, making it the perfect tune to add to every girls-night-out playlist.
Midwestern Singer-Songwriter Bradley Allen Coco Released his Debut Single “Closer to You”
For many years Bradley Allen was the man behind the drum kit, laying the groove down for hard rock bands such as Autumn Rove and 745, but a desire to do more with his music and not be held back by the ability/availability of others forced him to the front of the stage, sometimes performing drums, playing guitar and singing all at the same time!
FULCI: Cvlt Nation premieres new album “Exhumed Information” by Italian death metallers
“Exhumed Information” continues the paradigmatic experience of the band as a tribute to (cult Italian film director) Lucio Fulci’s filmography. The album is a concept based on the film “Voices from Beyond” (1991). This is not one of the most established and praised Fulci’s works, having actually been made in the final (low budget) phase of his career, yet it is still a very interesting giallo / horror enhanced by a peculiar dark aura.
Alphanaut shares energetic new music video ‘Virtual Love’
“The chorus ‘come on man be my woman, come on woman be my man’ came out of nowhere but once locked in it helped form the rest of the tune,” says Alphanaut’s Mark Alan. “It wound up being a playful statement about freedom of sexual expression and fantasy in a virtual space apart from conventional social norms.”
Luna Luna shares new single “Early Morning” and announces upcoming LP
Dallas four-piece Luna Luna is grounded in their perfectly self-described world of “sweetheart jams.” They’ve bested the local climate, bending the scorching Texas sun to their will across emotion-drenched, euphoric throwback synth-pop grooves.
Today they share a new single “Early Morning” and announce their upcoming third LP “Flower Moon.” The track opens portal into a psychedelic dimension, with a luxurious funk bass that stokes feelings of romance and longing. The mood is comfortable yet sensual, like two lovers embracing on an empty dance floor.
Ah-Mer-Ah-Su Shares Feel-Good Summer Jam “We Got It All” Video
Ah-Mer-Ah-Su, whose debut album Star was lauded by the press as “mesmerizing” and “lyrically captivating” returns with a feel-good EP. Aptly titled Hopefully Limitless, this EP, due July 26, is a glimpse into a world of Ah-Mer-Ah-Su’s creation. Like most of her work it is emotional, with lyrics that evoke vivid imagery. Recorded with producers Vice Cooler (Peaches, Stereo Total, etc.) and So Drove in LA, it takes her work squarely into the realm of Alt Pop. With most of the material written before the Covid-19 global pandemic, as the world returns to a sense of hopeful wonder, so has she.
Falling Through April is no stranger to boldness. The band’s first single with lead vocalist Mikaela Salazar, “Desperate Measures,” debuted @ #13 on YouTube’s Alternative Hotlist playlist and won Alternative Rock Song of the Year at the Hollywood Music in Media awards. Their latest single, “Over and Done”, has been playing on terrestrial radio stations across the United States.
“If There’s A Heaven” is the third single from Lockhart’s upcoming album, Santa Rosa. Mixed by Chris Coady (Yeah Yeah Yeahs, TV on the Radio, Grizzly Bear, Beach House, Blonde Redhead), the song’s soaring guitars, shimmering production, and vocal hooks paint a scene of life’s beautiful fleeting moments, while the chorus ponders the existence of an afterlife
By Popular Demand! ‘STAND UP AND SHOUT FOR RONNIE JAMES DIO’S BIRTHDAY’ Global Virtual Concert/Fundraiser Extended Through July 18 Benefiting Dio Cancer Fund
Due to overwhelming demand, Rolling Live Studios is presenting an encore broadcast of the STAND UP AND SHOUT FOR RONNIE JAMES DIO’S BIRTHDAY global virtual concert now through July 18 at 11:59PM Pacific time. The original event, which premiered on what would have been the heavy metal icon’s 79th birthday on July 10, has been expanded to include exclusive performances and interviews that were only shown during the VIP After Party. Ticketholders who purchased tickets to the original broadcast can log into their Rolling Live accounts to view the expanded event.
Maggie Andrew’s “Survival Mode” graces the cover of Spotify’s “It’s a Bop”
From 90s Pop Star to Billboard Charting Family Artist, Twinkle Time Celebrates Individuality With NEW Single ”Its Ok 2 Be Me”
Peruvian American Family Musician Twinkle states, “In a world of social media, following trends and filters to be perfect I’m here to let the world know, march to the beat of your own drum!
Industrial Band MALICE MACHINE Turns A Hostile World Into ‘Chemical Violence’
Pennsylvania-based industrial band MALICE MACHINE have just unleashed their highly-anticipated new full-length album, Chemical Violence.
The lyrics on Chemical Violence express some of the the darker sides of our nature. cold landscapes combined with twisted and tortured concepts of what reality is or what the human experience can be for some of us. It’s not always a pleasant journey. One thing is certain. This sick machine will grind down all of us eventually.
Recently releasing her new single “She,” Teressa brings a strong and powerful song to the table. Teressa Mahoney has heard the roar of the waterfall and felt the buffeting of the waves, and her songs reach into the deep places, offering hope. Perceptive lyrics lay bare the yearning and grappling of an earthly journey, while Teressa’s achingly-sweet vocals echo the beauty and safety of a long-awaited home.
The “One Human” project is an international initiative that seeks to foster global unity through music. The “One Human” song/video features 123 Artists from 110 Countries around the world. The proceeds raised through the release of the song and associated fundraiser will benefit UNICEF. “One Human” aims to spread a universal message of peace and solidarity, as well as help those in need by supporting UNICEF, the humanitarian organization working globally in over 190 countries and territories to save children’s lives, to defend their rights, and to help them fulfil their potential, from early childhood through adolescence. UNICEF is working to slow the spread of COVID-19 and minimize its impact on children and communities worldwide.
AUTOGRAMM TAKE YOU A ON A JOURNEY THROUGH BERLIN WITH NEW VIDEO-SINGLE “I AM A SITUATION”
Autogramm, the synth-driven, power-pop trio from Chicago and Vancouver have premiered a new video for their latest single via Louder Than War. “I Am A Situation”, created by Berlin film maker and artist Dana Tucker (Peaches/Saskia Hahn) is featured on the band’s sophomore album, No Rules via Nevado Records. The black and white video portrays a Kraftwerk-like, day in the life of actress Kim Kraczon in mid-pandemic Berlin. The video echoes the sentiment of the song’s despondent lyrics. Discussing the video bassist C.C. Voltage admits, “we originally wanted to have friends from all over the globe filming parts in their respective cities, but we ended up asking people to delay their parts due to the virus. We were surprised and delighted that Kim and Dana filmed in Berlin regardless.”