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Messiah Releases Summer Anthem “Bahamas”
Harlem bred-Dominican-born Latin trap pioneer Messiah, returns with summer anthem “Bahamas” out today via GStarr Entertainment. Produced by Grammy award-winning duo, Play-N-Skillz (Lil Wayne, Daddy Yankee, Becky G, Pitbull), the track is an up-tempo Afro-beat that showcases a softer more sensual Messiah as he croons his way through the record.
Rochester, NY, Alt/Pop/Synthwave Artist, Arena, released a brand new single “Promise” to all major platforms via Imagen Records/ Warner ADA .
“Think back to your first love. That first kiss on the hood of your car or laying under the stars with someone that meant the world to you. Ditching class or pool hopping, living without a care in the world. “Promise” is the soundtrack to that time and now your Summer. It’s the feeling that never went away, although life may have made other plans for you” says Joey Arena.
Brooklyn-based post-punk outfit Fair Visions announces their sophomore EP Modern Kids, out September first. The lead single of the same name is now out, prasied by Under the Radar and Indie88.
“Modern Kids” deepens the band’s chronicle of New York’s interior worlds against a tense backdrop of the city’s eternal four-on-the-floor rhythms.
Magic Wands Explore a Desolate Los Angeles in Their Music Video “Wash the Tears Away”
Written when most cities became ghost towns due to when tighter restrictions were in place, “Wash the Tears Away” took Magic Wands out into the streets of the home city, Los Angeles. Magic Wands went out into the night seeking signs of life in the City of Angles. The video is a montage of images that capture the mood and vibe of the song it was really spontaneous and filmed one night while the band was hanging out with a friend and driving around the city. Both the song and video is about capturing a mood, processing a moment in time. Washing the tears away and letting it go, still having hope for the future.
[Single] Dirty Needles – Kojima prod. by Kollectiv
Cleveland artist Dirty Needles drops “Kojima,” the first single from his upcoming EP “The Loot Box.” The Kollectiv produced banger is a lyrical exercise filled with punchlines, figurative language and references from pop culture that’ll make anyone familiar nostalgic. If you’ve listened to previous work from Dirty, then you know he and Cincinnati beatsmith Kollectiv have worked together seamlessly in the past, which is why “The Loot Box” is also executive produced by Kollectiv. Stay tuned for more music and visuals from this upcoming project due out late summer/early fall.
Ryan LeVine: “Signs” Video Out Now!
About the first single “Signs,” Ryan shares, “It speaks to feelings of self-doubt, lack of faith, and apathy. I’m vulnerable here, even wounded, and unsure of how to move forward. I like how the song doesn’t exactly resolve or answer any of its questions. There’s an awareness of the state I’m in and a desire to move through it, but no real answers yet. Ultimately, I’m okay to sit with that uncertainty.”
Chicago’s Sonta Releases New Project ‘Chocolit’
In 2021, Sonta is leaning into vulnerability and playing to her creative strengths. With Chocolit, Sonta is reintroducing herself. After being stuck in what she calls a “love loop” during quarantine, she is set on proving her music can’t be contained in one category. Chocolit, showcases her multi-faceted personality as both an artist and a woman as she straddles the line between sweet, shy chanteuse and sultry, seductive dominatrix. The title itself is a nod to her sexy alter-ego and her embracing and unveiling her love life and friendships as a beautiful Chocolit woman.
“‘I Miss You’ is that one song for someone we always miss. We hope this song brings back great memories of whoever that is, as it did for us during the creation of it.” – Pushing Daizies
Karaboudjan Shares “Falling Forwards” Via Backseat Mafia
Southern California-based indie psych-rock artist Karaboudjan shares his new single, “Falling Forward” via Backseat Mafia. “Falling Forward” is the fourth single off his solo debut, IMAGO, due out September this year. You can read more about it in the new features by Northern Transmissions and Buzzbands LA.
Check Out Industrial Band PANIC LIFT’s New EP, ‘Split’: First In A Five-Part Themed Series
Industrial band PANIC LIFT return after a three-year hiatus with Split, the first in five thematically connected EPs: a release cycle that will span into 2022. The follow-up to 2018’s End Process, PANIC LIFT presents two blistering new songs on Split with each harkening back to different corners of the dark music spectrum.
Each EP in the five-part series features two original tracks and two remixes from different artists. PANIC LIFT intends to have each new release be accompanied by a limited-edition physical product, which will change with each release. Split was released as a limited-edition physical cassette tape limited to 50 copies worldwide.
MAX AND ALI GATIE TEAM UP FOR JEAN TONIQUE “BUTTERFLIES” REMIX
Pop visionaries MAX and Ali Gatie have revealed a new remix to their collaborative summer anthem “Butterflies” by none other than French neo-disco/house producer Jean Tonique. The upbeat electronic remix comes on the heels of the original “Butterflies” track by MAX and Ali that features a captivating video that brought both artists together. “Butterflies” has racked up over 8.6M streams to date with more than 2 million video streams and counting. Stay tuned for more action from two of the most exciting artists to watch in 2021 and hit the dancefloor with the new Jean Tonique remix of “Butterflies” asap.
Dark Station Release Re-imagined Version of Their Single “Locked On” + Official Music Video; Announce Tour Dates!!
Dark Station released the re-imagined version of their single “Locked On” to all major platforms. This version of the single will be included on their upcoming 5-song EP titled Afterlight that features re-imagined songs from their previous album Down in the Dark. In addition, the band announced the “Afterlight Tour” in support of the EP that begins on September 11th in Las Vegas, Nevada at Taverna Costera.
“Sweet Garmai” Official Video OUT NOW
Today, Mai Moxi, a Liberian-American R&B, Neo-Soul, Hip Hop artist based in Brooklyn, NY released the official video to “Sweet Garmai” ft. Young Paris, a Congolese singer-songwriter born in Paris and raised in New York. This song was produced by MisterrCha, a UK based producer who has helped hand craft Mai Moxi’s RnB, Neo- Soul and newly Afro beat sound by handcrafting beats for her experimentation and artisty.
Chuck Berry’s extraordinary life will be explored in an episode of PBS’s new primetime special, IN THEIR OWN WORDS, premiering tomorrow, Tuesday, July 27. IN THEIR OWN WORDS, which kicked off last week with Pope Francis, the Argentian cardinal who made histoty by being the first pope from the Americas, examines the lives and impact of some of the most intriguing figures in recent history. Combining exclusive interviews with archival footage and each subject’s own words to help tell the story, IN THEIR OWN WORDS sheds light on these compelling personalities and examines their continuing influence.
After using 2020 to the best of their advantage in honing the sound of a brand new chapter for the band, Melbourne alternative rock group Okay Dane re-emerge for 2021 revitalised and primed for a long overdue return to stages.
With their new single, ‘Different Waves’, the band demonstrates that their dynamic as songwriters and performers has continued to strengthen over their last year of writing and studio sessions, building consistently off the back of 2020 releases ‘Someday’ and ‘Erase’.