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Oscar Lang Releases New Single and Video For “Write Me A Letter”
The new track, which is taken from his debut full length Chew The Scenery, out August 13 on Dirty Hit, is an ode to the softer side of Lang’s music. “It was written about my girlfriend just before she was about to leave to go on tour for a few months,” he admits. “I think the notion of a handwritten letter is old fashioned, but oddly charming.”
Paul Warren’s New Solo Project, LIGHT THEORY, Releases Unique Cover of “MISSION IMPOSSIBLE”
Paul Warren’s new project, Light Theory, is taking on the challenge of re-envisioning some classic songs as well as introducing some original high energy instrumental music. Paul arranges and records all parts in his home studio. He was the director of the Raleigh Music Academy for 18 years and is a founding member of the rock duo, Infinite Eve. He also produces and records solo artists in various genres to help them bring their music goals to life. He actively teaches in person and virtual lessons, and also records lessons for Youtube and Instagram.
Yebba Releases New Single & Lyric Video for “Louie Bag” feat. Smino – Featured on her Forthcoming Debut Studio Album “Dawn” out September 10th
Today, Grammy winning singer/songwriter/arranger/producer Yebba releases a brand new single with accompanying lyric video “Louie Bag” featuring rapper/singer Smino.
Nordista Freeze, the Nashville singer-songwriter returns with “All I Wanna Do”; album ‘Big Sky Pipe Dream’ out 9/10
Nashville-based psych-pop singer-songwriter and showman extraordinaire Nordista Freeze has announced today’s premiere of a stellar new single. “ALL I WANNA DO” which is available now at all DSPs and streaming services; an official music video – directed by Nashvillian Hayes Harmon premieres today via YouTube.
“My Time is losing all your money in the summer, then taking it all back in September. Drive fast, take chances, kind of music. Letting the wind dance off your smooth bald head. Risking it all for a weekend in the valley fun. Pull the arm and pay back your bookie. You’re like a brand new seed. Start it over again.” – Kevin Basko
Foamboy shares the music video for “Better” & announces their debut LP via Week in Pop; ‘My Sober Daydream’ is due 10/1
Today Portland duo, Foamboy, are announcing their debut LP and sharing the lead single/video, “Better.” Check out the premiere via Week In Pop. The dance-filled video was choreographed & directed by Monika Felice Smith, who has collaborated with artists such as Olivia Rodrigo, Finneas, and Bella Poarch. My Sober Daydream will be self-released on October 1st.
Following the cancellation of the 2020 edition, Defected is set to return with the biggest Croatia festival yet this August, as further additions are made to the already colossal line-up. Making up for lost time, the award-winning festival will return to The Garden, Tisno from Thursday 5th – Tuesday 10th August 2021 for six days of sun-drenched house on the Adriatic coast. A further ten artists, including Carl Craig, Floorplan, Louie Vega, Jamie 3:26 and Jaden Thompson, join 90+ DJs and live acts heading to Tisno this summer for the event, with headliners including Armand Van Helden, Honey Dijon, Jayda G, Moodymann and Purple Disco Machine.
The group’s songwriter, singer and guitarist, Lowell Hobbs, endured the loss of his mother after a gruelling cancer battle during the recording of Everyone Hates Us (2019), but it is now, on Burn My Body Clean, where he has had the opportunity to truly process and explore the experience. These songs represent five stages of the grieving process; each written at a different time and each contributing to the furious catharsis that is borne out in the arrangements. While not clearly delineated into denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance, each of the five tracks tackle distinct periods in their own ways. From the self-imposed depressed isolation of “Room”, through the visceral anger of “Clean”, to the more acceptant “inst”, which features a sample of the voice of Lowell’s mother.
NCOGNITA HITS ‘EM WITH THE “SMOOVE”
NCognita continues to serve summertime SoCal bars with her Short N Sweet series with “Smoove.” The South Central spitter calls her squad to the backyard in the Jonathan Benavente-directed companion visual. First up in her Short N Sweet series, “Blame It On The Hip Hop” took us through the Crenshaw streets and brought her lyrical dexterity and ability, while effortlessly switching flows in the official visual, also directed by Jonathan Benavente. Her Short N Sweets showcase how NCognita’s strengths translate exceptionally well from pen, to paper, to the mic. The series quickly follows the hard-hitting “Gangsta Lean,” which served as a follow up to 2020’s high-energy “Hallucinogen (Trippin)” and “Clap Clap.”
POISONING WAVE: New Track From Project Featuring Members Of Agalloch And Eye Of Nix Now Playing At Treble
POISONING WAVE is a new project created by Jason Walton (Agalloch, Sculptured, Snares Of Sixes) and Joy Von Spain (Eye Of Nix, To End It All), bringing together elements of dark ambient, noise, and vocal music. Combining electronics, guitar, bowed steel with both melodic and harsh vocals, the duo creates an intimate rumination upon tragic themes.
Today Sweet Nobody are sharing “Other Humans” from their forthcoming sophomore record. Under The Radar has the premiere. Sweet Nobody’s We’re Trying Our Best is due out on September 17th, 2021 via Daydream Records. ICYMI: Check out Sweet Nobody featured in this GQ article about Sublime fandom.
Latin Soul Songstress Ambar Lucid takes viewers on an adventure in the “Un Animal (Divina Existencia)” music video
The video for the already entrancing track takes viewers on a journey to a mystic forest where magic and music intertwine. Exploring the constraints of the mind and the concept of breaking through the bounds of societal and individual expectations, the video highlights the act of both thinking and getting out of the ‘box’ we are often placed.
Hell & Hollar New Single/Video “Siberian Hunter”
Rock band HELL & HOLLAR are back with their latest single/video “Siberian Hunter” with The Label Group. An idea born on a three-string guitar found in a local dumpster many years ago was enough for this band to encapsulate their neural efforts and form the perfect conjunction to bring a mythical transcendental story into a musical work of art on multiple levels. The blending of this triangular junction came in the form of lyrics, songwriting, and animation. “Siberian Hunter” takes you sonically and visually on a trip.
Canadian Latin Pop sensations, Delon Om & BenAnthony Lavoz released “1 More Time” to rave reviews. Om and Lavoz wanted a single that fans would play over & over again. The kind of song that stays in your head. “1 More Time” is that song. Om & Lavoz are the ultimate performers, they know what their fans want & how to deliver it. The raw energy of “1 More Time” will have you singing along in your car and dancing at your next beach party.
Howlin May Queen Release New Single “Heart to the Universe”
Howlin May Queen release new Single “Heart to the Universe”, taken from upcoming album “Tapes from the White Ballroom” (to be released on September 24th).
“Heart to the Universe” is a heavy hitting guitar driven hard rock track that goes from the energetic-ground shaking main riff into a psychedelic and dreamy verse, like a ride on a roller coaster. It is the opening track of the band’s first album “Tapes from the white Ballroom”.
With rich vocals and intimate songwriting skills at the forefront, Sydney musician Southey presents a gorgeous debut single in ‘Run River’. A single marked by delicate acoustics and a knack for enveloping lyricism and presence on record, ‘Run River’ is Southey’s first release for 2021 – and a strong one to lead with.
As an introduction to Southey’s broader sound, ‘Run River’ gives listeners an insight into an artist comfortable in his own skin, creatively: a natural storyteller, led by experiences and influences stemming from life as it goes around him.
James The Fifth “Pure Imagination”
The psych-jazz instrumental is accompanied by a goofy and surreal music video, in which James travels through a desert in a Mozart costume, meets visions of himself performing the song, and has a nervous breakdown when his friends call to help.
WOMB RELEASE MUSIC VIDEO FOR ‘DUST TO DUST’
“This video for ‘Dust to Dust’ has been a long time in the making, with lots of ups and downs in between its initial dreaming and its release. In the end, we wanted to take our dear friend and trusted collaborator Martin Sagadin to some of our favourite and most special places in Pōneke: the landscape of Pariwhero/Red Rocks; the green lights along the harbour at night; the inner city carpark that looks out over Wellington. ‘Dust to Dust’ is a song about cycles and transitions; about how closing one door opens another <3 ” – Womb
Little Galaxies Drops “Waking Sea” Music Video