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Paul Jacobs announces North American tour dates & shares new video for “Most Delicious Drink”
Released on April 30th via Blow The Fuse, the most recent opus from the Montreal-based musician gained attention from several prominent music publications, including Pitchfork, Stereogum, NME, Brooklyn Vegan and Exclaim!. On the radio, the album peaked at #2 on the earshot! Top 50 chart as well as on Ferarock in France, while also landing at #4 on the Canadian NACC chart. Two tracks off Pink Dogs on the Green Grass have also made their way onto CBC Radio 3’s top 10.
Bay area thrashers NEGATIVE SIXXX are carrying on the region’s legacy with their latest track, “Thrive,” an uncompromising advocation for survival through adversity.
Today, LA-based dark-synth pop artist, L’FREAQ, shares battle cry title track, “Showgirl,” from her sophomore EP, Showgirl, due out on September 23, 2021 via Position Music. Furthering the story from the debut single and music video for “Gimmick,” it’s clear that the upcoming EP is absolutely stacked with metaphor, all-star fashion, witchy vibes and an important message about the role media plays with children — especially young women. L’FREAQ is turning trauma into triumph, tapping into her heart and getting out of her head.
Fly Golden Eagle Share “Stepping Out” Single + Video | ‘Almond Milk’ out now via Telefono
Nashville/New York-based band Fly Golden Eagle have shared their new single “Stepping Out”, premiered by It’s Psychedelic Baby Magazine, along with a music video by Tame Impala collaborator, Yoshi Sodeoka. Their double single release, Almond Milk, is out now via Telefono.
The Linda Lindas Release New Track “Oh!”
Los Angeles-based, all-female punk band The Linda Lindas have released their highly anticipated new single “Oh!” “’Oh!’ is one of the first songs we collaborated on during the pandemic, masked and distanced on the front porch,” recalls the band. “It started with the main riff and progression Bela brought to the band. Eloise wrote the verses and Lucia and Mila wrote the choruses. The song deals with trying to help out someone and having it blow up in your face.”
GRAMMY® Award-winning multiplatinum artist LORDE has released new song “Stoned at the Nail Salon”. The song is the second track from Lorde’s highly anticipated third studio album, Solar Power, which will be released via Republic Records on August 20th. The album includes 12 tracks and is produced by Jack Antonoff who she collaborated with on her chart-topping last album, Melodrama.
BriaR Releases Debut Single and Video for “Breathe Fire”
“The song came about during the pandemic. I was going through a tough time and I felt as though I wasn’t being heard. I created ‘Breathe Fire,’ an autobiographical record, explaining who I am and what I can bring to the table,” shares BriaR. “Although the record contains personal lyrics, I still wanted this to be a groovy track that makes you want to dance, hence the bass heavy record in the background.”
MA’s Ea$y Money Links With Statik Selktah On New Video “Peep The Language”
Massachusetts self starter Ea$y Money keeps it consistent with new video Peep The Language produced by Statik Selektah and directed by TDVISUALZ. The track is straight classic boom bap with a legendary cut chorus paying homage to Gang Starr. “The song kinda happened on accident. I heard the beat and I was in the lab spitting some freestyle rhymes. I asked Statik to scratch Guru on 1/2 & 1/2. When I got back Statik scratched Moment Of Truth and I loved it. He made the right call” says Ea$y. This solo record appears on the Fabeyon collaborative album Beyond Ea$y featuring Ransom, Nems, Termanology, Buckwild, Ufo Fev, Chilla Jones, DJ DeadEye, and more.
SOMETHING HEAVY – You, Me, And Everyone We Know Turn Decade of Growth into New Album out 9/17
On the heels of their latest single “draggedacrossconcrete,” You, Me, and Everyone We Know is offering another sweat-soaked-house-show filled window into the upcoming album with the music video for title-track “Something Heavy,” out today.
PFM/Aqua Fragile Vocal Legend Bernardo Lanzetti Releases Solo Album “Horizontal Rain”
Conceived and recorded over a few years with outstanding musicians and special guests, Bernardo Lanzettiʼs new work is presented as a collection of musical episodes that sail from Progressive Rock to Vanguard, making port of call at Modern Opera, Art Rock, Rock & Soul and Classix 2 B.
KADIATA & KNUCKS drop brand new visuals to “Guess What”
The Pimlico rapper delivers another flawlessly skippy beat laced with soft piano key samples throughout, laying the foundations for an exceptional back-to-back approach from two of the UK’s hottest rappers right now. Providing an addictive slow-tempo soundtrack intertwined with soft vocals and lyricism from the pair, “Guess What” provides a timely reminder of Kadiata and Knucks’ positioning in the very upper echelons of the UK rap scene.
Reggae-fusion artist Ammoye shares new single “Journey Home” ft. Lord Sassafrass
Fresh off her JUNO Awards performance, Canada by way of Jamaica reggae-fusion artist, Ammoye, shares her new single and video “Journey Home”, out today. The track is her first release since signing with Toronto label Lulaworld Records and displays a unique confidence of being comfortable with and within oneself. The smooth island vibe of the song is complemented by electronic effects and guest vocals from Lord Sassafrass (Black Scorpio Sound System), who makes a feature in the music video for the song.
KHALID — “NEW NORMAL” OUT NOW
Multiplatinum selling global superstar Khalid launches his new era today with the release of his first single “New Normal” out now via Right Hand Music Group/RCA Records. Written by Khalid and Active Child and produced by Active Child and John Hill, “New Normal” comes alongside a music video which premiered on MTV Live, MTVU and across MTV’s global network of channels, as well as on the ViacomCBS Times Square billboard.
ENNY shares new “Keisha’s & Brenda’s” video; debut EP out now
Fresh off the back of releasing her debut EP Under Twenty-Five, 25-year-old rapper and singer ENNY releases a brand-new video for new single “Keisha’s & Brenda’s”. Directed by KC Locke and ENNY herself, the video and track is a stirring, powerful and important meditation on sexual assault and was taken from her debut EP Under Twenty-Five which is available to stream/purchase HERE.
Out Today: Drew & Ellie Holcomb “Feels Like Home” Music Video
Today, BXB LOVE — the nom de plume of Canadian-born, Los Angeles-based singer, songwriter and artist Natasha Pheko — shares the official music video for her second single, “IGNORANCE SONG,” premiering on FLAUNT.
Grateful Dead Announce 20-CD St. Louis Box With Seven Live Shows From Early ‘70s, Available October 1
From the first show the Grateful Dead played in St. Louis in 1968 – when “St. Stephen” made its debut – local fans knew the Gateway City’s rich musical heritage had a unique way of coaxing the best out of the band. The seven complete concerts collected in LISTEN TO THE RIVER: ST. LOUIS ’71 ’72 ’73 capture the shows that cemented the bonds between St. Louis and the Dead.
The set includes previously unreleased concerts recorded on: December 9 and 10, 1971 at the Fox Theatre; October 17-19, 1972 at the Fox Theatre; and October 29 and 30, 1973 at Kiel Auditorium. Each show was restored, and speed corrected using Plangent Processes with mastering by Jeffrey Norman.
Metro Marrs (QC) Shares “French Drip” Video
Atlanta-based rapper and singer-songwriter Metro Marrs is back with his first visual since the release of his debut mixtape Popular Loner, which has since accumulated millions of streams across platforms and garnered press praise from COMPLEX, HOTNEWHIPHOP, XXL, OKAYPLAYER, and more. Today, he shares “French Drip” which showcases Metro living lavishly at the Casa Casuarina, also known as the Versace mansion – highlighting the luxuries of his life as a recent high school graduate and rising rap star.
GRAMMY® WINNER BOBBY SESSIONS RELEASES OFFICIAL VIDEO FOR “TRIPLE DEITY” VIA DEF JAM RECORDINGS
Arena rockers The Glorious Sons share new single; North American tour set for this winter
“This one’s just a few chords and some confessions. It’s one of my favourites we’ve ever recorded,” shares lead singer Brett Emmons. “I was hoping to avoid taking it to the peak, and somehow still keep it interesting. Koster was hugely important in landing this plane. It’s a way that nobody has heard us sound before.”
OUT NOW: Elaine – “Right Now” (Acoustic Video)
Toronto Folk-Rock Duo ROBINSON KIRBY Dub 2021 the “Summer of Love” with New Feel-Good Single
Their fifth single, the release is accompanied by a simple, yet aesthetically pleasing lyric video which sees the Toronto-based band singing and jamming together by some rocks at the shore of Lake Ontario. Just as the pair intended with this single, the low-key visuals of this video allow the lyrical and instrumental elements to shine through in a truly authentic manner — clear of any distraction.
REMI WOLF UNVEILS VIBRANT NEW SINGLE + VIDEO “LIQUOR STORE”
Quickly emerging as one of pop music’s leading faces, Remi Wolf continues her ascension with “Liquor Store,” the lead single off of her debut album due for release this fall via Island Records. On “Liquor Store”, Wolf’s eccentric charm, poignant songwriting, and penchant for crafting intoxicating hooks combine to create a vibrant, textured, feel good summer anthem. The release is accompanied by a new visual, combining a vast array of colors and effects that offer a window into her psychedelic soul. Upon release, “Liquor Store” premiered on BBC Radio 1 as Annie Mac’s Hottest Record.
Ámaris attended drama school, where she started to listen to electronic music for her dance studies, which made her discover the genre for herself. She then started the dance floor project “Geiko– female electronic dance music”, the first album of which was released in 2014. She worked as a playlist manager for Sony Music before moving away from EDM and working on her first more R&B and dream pop-influenced album “Neon Colours”.