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The new LP from Water From Your Eyes, the New York duo composed of Nate Amos (he/him) and Rachel Brown (they/them), is set for a release almost exactly a month from today. Entitled Structure and out via Wharf Cat Records on August 27th, the album has so far received a hugely positive reception, with the lead single “‘Quotations” being selected as the best song of the week by Stereogum, landing a spot on All Songs Considered, and recognized as one of the 27 Best Songs of The Year So Far by NPR Music. Today, the group are returning with their final single from the record, a track called “Track Five” (which in the band’s typically esoteric style is actually the new album’s 6th track), that is premiering via The FADER.
Nu-punk band Cherie Amour share new single and video “Orlando”
Baltimore, MD quartet Cherie Amour has shared their new single “Orlando”, out today via Equal Vision Records. On “Orlando” the band blends an infectious mix of pop-punk and hip-hop, as vocalist Trey Miller flows seamlessly from high-definition choruses to an emotionally-charged rap. The track depicts a conflicted relationship centered around the feeling of being used but still all in for the other person, as the video taps into a futuristic spin of this lyrical story between shots of the band performing. You can watch the video for “Orlando” here now and stream the song here.
HOLY DEATH TRIO: watch wild “Bad Vibrations” video right now!
In anticipation of the fall release of their debut album on Ripple Music, Austin’s badass rock’n’rollers HOLY DEATH TRIO celebrate the summer with their punk-driven new single and video for “Bad Vibrations”. Go wild and lose your mind now!
Today, The Colorist Orchestra shares their new track “Sweet Pretender,” feat. Pieta Brown. The track has been featured on NPR’s All Songs Considered. On the track, Howe Gelb says, “Being a friend and a fan of Pieta for a quarter century has its perks .. visiting each other in song is like having a dance 1500 miles apart with the best backing band money can’t even buy – it’s a dream and a splendor, some sweet pretending & a delirious upender.”
BLEACHERS RELEASE “SECRET LIFE” FT. LANA DEL REY
Today, Bleachers release “Secret Life” ft. Lana Del Rey. This is the latest track to be released off Bleachers’ highly anticipated 3rd album Take the Sadness Out of Saturday Night which will be released this Friday, July 30th via RCA Records.
Cakvero – ‘Black Rain’ – @Skopemag
“Hey! I’m Calvero (my real name is Gabe Liebowitz) and I make pop music! I’m a songwriter (I’ve also co-written nine songs with pop duo Terror Jr including four of their singles), a singer, and a producer. I’ve also been known to get into heated arguments on Tik Tok with people over whether or not Pink Floyd is prog (I don’t think they are…)
My earlier singles were pretty indebted to ‘80s pop & arena rock, Springsteen, Meat Loaf, a lil’ Celine Dion, among others. I had a song with guest vocals from Chicago group Ohmme, too!”
FLETCHER DEBUTS THE OFFICIAL VIDEO FOR EMPOWERED NEW SINGLE “HEALING”
V Magazine said, “In stunning new visuals co-directed by Fletcher and Ava Rikki, the rising artist enters a new era…Your next summer anthem has arrived… FLETCHER isn’t just a pop star but an artist and this music video is her testimony…A simplistic trap beat backgrounds (her) airy light vocals as she declares herself on the journey of self love and recovery, unlearning false self perceptions and entering the next phase of a glow-up journey.”
The Glorious Sons share new single “Hold Steady,” touring this winter
“The chorus is one of the oldest things I had kicking around in my head,” says vocalist Brett Emmons. “We actually tried to find a home for it on The Union, but it wasn’t until a few months back, when I finished writing that bluesy, acoustic riff that you hear at the top of the song, that the melody and chorus just kind of popped back into my head and found its forever home.”
LESOTHO: New Noise Magazine Premieres “Plusone/Timestwo” By Boston Post-Rock/Metal Trio
LESOTHO’s Summer Wars EP is a largely heavy and precisely orchestrated body of work, driven by clean, emotive guitar melodies juxtaposed by thundering bass and drum work. Each moment stands together, holding the listener and demanding their attention with every note. The record was recorded last Fall by Alex Allinson at The Bridge Sound & Stage in Cambridge, Massachusetts, mastered by Magnus Lindberg of Cult Of Luna at VRTKL Audio/Magnus Lindberg Productions, and completed with artwork by Manol Chitadze and Benjamin Bardou. The genuine artistry behind Summer Wars is undeniable
Watch THe LYONZ perform in the Montreux mountains in surreal AP 360 live set
The complex scenography puts this live concert in the footstep of the creative challenges set to emerging music artists as part of the AP miniseries 180, in which the Canadian duo took part.
For the occasion, a circular reflective stage provides a 360° view of the surrounding environment, alternating between mountain peaks and lake.
Close collaborators phonewifey and AVA AKIRA are set to link up for their first joint EP project ‘phoneAVA’: a 5-track EP that combines the styles and sounds that have been important inspirations to both of them. Ranging from sensitive emo-rap, to giant EDM drops, to shuffly UK house, ‘phoneAVA’ is a whirlwind tour of their shared musical influences. The project also features appearances from underground UK Hyperpop icon Kid Trash and LA Based Rave-Queen Snowblood.
Taylor Janzen Shares “Push it Down” + Plays Lollapalooza
Twenty-one year old Winnipeg singer/songwriter Taylor Janzen is reemerging with “Push it Down,” the glossy, unhinged, (and frankly) necessary cathartic anthem of our post-quarantine summer out now on Glassnote Records. She’ll premiere the track during her Lollapalooza sets this weekend, official side show with Orville Peck and later on this fall when she tours North America in support of X Ambassadors.
“‘Wind is Gone’ highlights the evolution of good listening. The song is about observation and being strong with less to say and more to show while enjoying good times and reflection. The tune alludes to understanding what’s important in life and the people around you that make it what it is. It’s about taking a step back, enjoying the journey, sifting through all the nonsense and being comfortable with what you have, like the people in your life which you share your time with.” – Lucid Phase
Today, multi-platinum producer DJ Snake unveils his latest release with new track “You Are My High”. On this record, the boundary-pushing disruptor fuses elements of traditional dance music with classic R&B funk to create a woozy electronic soundscape sure to be heard across the world this summer.
Over a decade into their career, Vancouver’s Said The Whale have won a JUNO Award, topped the alternative radio chart, and amassed a devoted fanbase – all the while maintaining their resolutely independent spirit. Recent single “Honey Lungs” cracked the Top 10 on the Canada Rock Chart and was also the #1 Most Added release week-of-release on the NACC North American singles chart.
GA Rising Star Chino Cappin Announces Ladders Project, Recruits Metro Marrs for New Video
Building an audience with his honeyed tenor, Chino Cappin’s style walks the fine line between streetwise rap and silky smooth R&B. Ready to take the next step in his ascension to stardom, Chino announces Ladders, his upcoming project. Steeped in hip-hop and R&B history, the upcoming project gets its power from Chino’s relatable lyrics. The upcoming project is home to recent singles like the aspirational “Shine,” and the sultry break-up anthem “Fake Love,” and explores new dimensions of his character on introspective songs like “Feelings” and romantic tracks like “Sunshine.” Imbued with Chino’s deep love of music and gratitude for escaping out the mud on the back of his talent, Ladders finds the 20-year-old artist as he’s ready to explode out of his hometown in rural Georgia and draw new connections between rap and R&B on a national scale. Ladders arrives on August 11th via Alamo Records.
New Music – Elektric Voodoo Releases New Single + Video “Children Are the Revolution”
For Scott Tournet, “‘Children Are The Revolution’ was initially inspired by how the children from Stoneman Douglas High School responded by taking political action after the ‘Parkland school shooting’. It was further inspired by Greta Thunberg and others who are doing incredible things for the future. Beyond that, it’s the concluding thought from the main character of the album. After all the internal searching and spiritual questions, he/she comes to the conclusion that “love shines through it all”
SALLY BOY ANNOUNCES HIS SIGNING TO LOUD ROBOT/RCA RECORDS / NEW TRACK “BAD HABITS” OUT NOW
“I’ve been keeping touch with my younger self the past few months and he’s hyped. This is what we wanted way back when I started making music, so it’s surreal to say I’m a signed artist. I’m ecstatic to work with a label like Loud Robot/RCA that can keep stride with my hyperactive energy — I’m glad we’re doing it together :)”
NOGA (aka Noga Shefi) Premieres ‘The Alchemist’ with Atwood Magazine, New EP Out Friday 7/30 [download enclosed]
After years of touring the world on bass with Cass McCombs, Delicate Steve, Renata Zeiguer, and many others, NOGA (aka Noga Shefi) has regrouped to bring listeners The Alchemist — streaming exclusively at Atwood Magazine today ahead of its official release this Friday, July 30.
Singer/songwriter Skyler Day announced her third EP Songs from The Greenhouse today, set to release Friday, September 3. The announcement was paired with the release of the EP’s debut single “The Best Worst Thing.” Listen to the track .
The five-song EP was written, recorded, and produced entirely by Day from her LA home during the pandemic. Since the idea of working with a producer via Zoom felt too impersonal, Day decided she would produce the EP herself. She transformed the rotting shed in her backyard into a tiny music studio and got to work studying and creating. She turned to her social media followers for help naming the studio, and an unexpected fan, Dashboard Confessional’s Chris Carrabba, recommended she call it The Greenhouse, because, well, every inch on the inside is painted green.
TALK Returns with Brand New Single “Train” – VIDEO OUT NOW
An immediate illustration his sonic versatility, the track simultaneously stays true to TALK’s rock sensibilities and confessional lyrics while having an entirely different sound than “Run Away to Mars.” His musicianship is on full display as the track builds with multiple instruments, all played by TALK himself – guitar, bass, drums, and the organ. “Train” was written by TALK alongside Connor Riddell and French producer Saavane.
Bradford rapper HAZE DA MARTIAN unleashes captivating visuals for “Hussla”
The Yorkshire rapper and SOFU Collective member continues to build momentum from his hugely popular ‘One Mic’ GRM Daily freestyle which received support from the likes of Giggs and serves up an enthralling up-beat banger primed for summer dancefloor motives. Showcasing an array of percussive elements, “Hussla” blends effective acoustic strings with stunning vocals and lyricism throughout.
OVTLIER Releases Official Music Video for Single “BULLETPROOF”; On Tour Now with Gemini Syndrome!!
OVTLIER premiered the official music video for their newly released single “Bulletproof” on Decibel Magazine last week. The band released the single on July 25th via Zoid Entertainment.
Malaysia’s Award-Winning Artist Lyia Meta Looks to the Future with Spellbinding New Music Video “Daylight”
Sultry, bluesy, and jazz-influenced, “Daylight” sees the acclaimed performer accepting the past and looking toward the future. The video is a finalist at The Rome Music Video Awards 2021 in the Original Song category.