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Chicago-based art-rock project Alicia Walter to release new album
Having already gained enormous notoriety as the lead singer behind the Chicago-based art-rock outfit Oshwa, singer and songwriter Alicia Walter has now announced her plans for her first solo studio album ‘I Am Alicia’. It’s like Animal Collective meets Tuneyards meets eccentric pop, it’s so weirdly great.
Cold Hart Announces ‘Every Day Is A Day’ Out August 27 + Shares “Wild Wild West”
Alt-rapper Cold Hart has just announced his forthcoming sophomore album Every Day Is A Day out August 27 via Epitaph Records. Every Day is A Day is the follow-up to his 2019 his full-length debut studio album Good Morning Cruel World.
MARK SOLOTROFF: New Video From Bloodyminded/Anatomy Of Habit Founder Now Playing At Captured Howls
Recorded and mixed by SOLOTROFF during April and May of 2021 and mastered by Collin Jordan at The Boiler Room in May in 2021, Not Everybody Makes It is SOLOTROFF’s most restrained and controlled synth recording to date. While he anticipated creating a hybrid of more primitive and aggressive sounds balanced by more subtle ambient textures, by the time he finished mixing the six new songs — each one exactly ten-minutes in length — he realized that he had made significant strides in evolving his recent style. Not Everybody Makes It functions as a sonic elegy to the countless losses that so many of us have suffered over the last year and in the recent past, and its shimmering and crumbling frequencies and textures enter into a tense balancing act with elusive melodies that slowly drown in and then emerge from the shifting and eroding dronescapes.
Viral Phenomenon $NOT Releases New Music Video for “Red” + Announces Tour
Rising rapper $NOT might be an introvert at heart, but he’s an extremely charismatic performer in his shows and music videos. Coming through with an inventive clip for his latest single, $NOT shares the video for “RED.” Produced by ToryOnTheBeat, “RED” fits the laid-back, yet aggressive mode that $NOT has perfected, delivering effortless flexes and promising to lay down the law if he needs to: “Get the f*ck up out my way, b*tch, I got a strap/Body on the ground, we gon’ leave you where you lay.”
Pop Artist Megan Nadin Releases New Music Video For Heartless Heartbreak
Rising pop star Megan Nadin stands strong beside co-star Nathaniel Hardy in her newest music video for Heartless Heartbreak. The video, directed by Megan Nadin and Jeremy Ryan, switches between loving date scenes with the two and a power pose of Megan on her throne. In her empowering red ensemble, Megan places herself in the front and center of her emotional seat as she makes it clear not to mess with her unshakable boundaries. Making herself the lone queen and ruler of her feelings.
The beautiful new video for Low’s “Disappearing” from director Dorian Wood is out now
Low have announced two album release shows on September 10th and 11th at Square Lake, outside the twin cities in their home state of Minnesota. The group has invited a diverse group of artists to join them including Joe Rainey Sr., Gaelynn Lea, and Lord Friday the 13th. These shows are in addition to the previously announced 30-date world tour beginning in March 2022, with UK and European dates to follow in May. See below for a full list of shows.
Ryan Trey Is Willing To Risk It All In New Video “It’s About a Girl”
Last Friday, #JUSTAREGULARLABEL/Interscope Records was thrilled to announce the return of rising R&B star Ryan Trey and his new single “It’s About a Girl.” The precocious songwriter proved that he is back in rare form by penning a calm, moody anthem for independent women to indulge on. Teen Vogue lauded Trey for his “giving us another R&B hit that’s hard to get off the brain.” Today, he takes things a step further with the song’s dark visuals. The video follows Ryan arriving to a party and seeing a girl that he’s into. As the night progresses, he realizes that everything is not what it seems. Through hallucinations and realizing the girl from the party is now a paramedic. It then becomes clear that Ryan never made it to the party in the first place.
TRIPPIE REDD “HOLY SMOKES” FT. LIL UZI VERT MUSIC VIDEO OUT NOW
“HIGH TIME FOR A GOOD TIME” HILLBILLY VEGAS ROCKING SINGLE/VIDEO with TLG Entertainment/INgrooves
New Music: JW Francis’ “Holy Mountain” | LP Out 10/1
He briefly emerged from his trek along the Appalachian Trail with a breezy new single + video: “Holy Mountain.” Taken from eagerly anticipated sophomore album WANDERKID, JW explains, “Holy Mountain’ is a song about going out and doing whatever you want to do right now. It’s addressed to a lover you haven’t met yet.”
Melbourne’s CLOWNS continue to revel in what’s been a powerful return, following up the release of May’s ‘Does It Matter?’ with the energetic new track ‘Sarah’.
As fans anticipate the band’s return to stages around the country throughout the second half of 2021, Clowns are making sure that the appetite for their new sounds is more than satisfied.
An Ode to Pastries: Nu Disco Canadian Love
She further confides, “It turned into this electronic bop when producer J3P0 got his hands on it. I was born in Montréal and am an avid pastry consumer so I’m excited to finally put out a track in French that is also a nod to one of the great passions in my life: baked goods. This song is an ode to every croissant loving, pastry packing, dance floor crusher! May you eat well and party on.”
Combing electronic with industrial, ‘Raptus’ is the new single from the experimental project WaxWorm. This single lands ahead of the new album, ‘Mea Kulpa’, releasing via Trepanation Recordings on the 23rd July 2021.
Today Vera Ellen shares a second sensational single, ‘I Want 2 B Boy’, from the upcoming album ‘It’s Your Birthday’ out October 8th via Flying Nun Records.
‘I Want 2 B Boy’ explores the depths of identity — and the incertitude that can arise from opening a can of this particular brand of worms. Sonically, the track makes immaculate use of synthesizers, and scratches our itch for a spirited sing-a-long. Equal parts triumphant and ambivalent, the sonic delivery oscillates between the two, showcasing Vera’s incredible song-writing prowess.
Paul Thorn Releases “Holy Hottie Toddy” From Upcoming Album Never Too Late To Call
The fourth single from Mississippi-renaissance-man Paul Thorn’s upcoming album Never Too Late To Call may be his most joyous to date. “Holy Hottie Toddy” takes a simple-but- groove and a resounding chorus to get a very basic, but all-too-important message across; “Love everybody.” The song’s last verse sums up the idea succinctly: “Let go of any grudges while you’re still around / You can’t say you’re sorry when you’re laying six feet in the ground / The best time is right now.”
Here’s what singer/guitarist Noah Kardos-Fein has to say about it:
“I was mindlessly playing chords through a pitch shifter, and then a goofy drumbeat came through, and I laughed at how mainstream and pop-oriented it all sounded, so I began facetiously singing a vocal line I thought would match this fake pop track. When I stopped, I realized I’d actually stumbled on something catchy, melancholy, and kind of weird. It became a song about taking a chance.”
Kanye West revealed the July 23rd release of his tenth solo studio album – DONDA – tonight during Game 6 of the NBA Finals, in a new Apple spot featuring Sha’Carri Richardson. Scored and edited by West, the spot features “No Child Left Behind,” a brand-new song from the forthcoming DONDA.
DONDA will make its global premiere on Thursday at a sold-out listening event at Mercedes Benz Stadium in Atlanta. The event is being livestreamed globally via Apple.
KLAE Releases second track “LOVE” off upcoming EP
KLAE is a widely diverse musician specializing in drums and percussion, with over twenty years of experience writing, recording, performing, and producing . He began developing his skills by watching and listening to the greats and air drumming along. This defined the work ethic that he would take further into his career allowing him to play in varying situations ranging from rudimental, concert, musical theatre, pop, electronic, country, and hard rock. Having toured across North America and Europe, KLAE is continually defying expectations every step of the