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Transnational shoegaze/experimental trio healthyliving (Maud the moth, Falloch) share video for “until”
healthyliving is the project of long-time collaborators and friends Scott McLean (Falloch) on bass, guitars, and production, Stefan Pötzsch on drums, and Amaya López-C (Maud the moth) on voice and lyric writing. The shoegaze/alternative trio released their two-track release, until / below, last month on digital/streaming platforms. Echoes And Dust currently streaming the video for the opening track, “until,” alongside an interview with the transnational cohort –
New Video! Jamel “Kiss From The Sky”
Jamel grew up listening to classics, such as The Chi-Lites, Luther Vandross, Calvin Richardson, and Musiq Soulchild with his father. As a child, he mimicked these great voices, thus began his love of music. Jamel started singing in the church choir at an early age, at Plaza United Methodist Church.
ameliarose Shares “NOSEDIVE” Via EARMILK
A self-produced, singer-songwriter from New York, her melancholic, piano-based atmosphere is complemented with intricate drums, ethereal vocals, & slam poetry—equally inspired by Fiona Apple, Jeff Buckley & contemporaries like Arlo Parks. During the pandemic, she has built an impressive, organic fanbase from consistent live streaming across Twitch, VOLUME, & Spoon.
Doom duo Tommy Stewart’s Dyerwulf have released the new single “Two Trog Yomp”. The song is from the upcoming album “Doomsday Deferred” which will be released on September 3rd via Black Doomba Records.
Tommy commented “”‘Two Trog Yomp’ is about how some of us, including myself, have fragmented thoughts and distractions while dealing with how time is unrelenting in it’s forward march. The song has a persistent stomp beat while disregarding what thought is in the lyric before it can be resolved just like time itself and sometimes our lives. I feel that being overwhelmed while time continues is a relatable subject for many people. ”
Krigsgrav to release new album
Black metal trio Krigsgrav will release their highly anticipated new album The Sundering via Wise Blood Records on August 6th 2021.
Today, Atlanta-based singer-songwriter TARYN shares her new single, “Brand New.” Opening with echoing finger clicks, TARYN begins the song with a simple chant that continues over the course of the track: “Wash my mouth of all the little things / Clean it out and begin again / Brand new ooh / And begin again brand new.” Even as the interlocking drums, bass and guitar kick in, her ethereal vocals remain the song’s driving force, building throughout with lush, layered harmonies.
Enigmatic London artist Jimothy Lacoste has dropped new single ‘Describe Stoke-On-Trent’, out today.
Underpinned by a bumping, 2-step production, ‘Describe Stoke-On-Trent’ sees Jimothy harness the playful, romance-tinged lyricism that he has built his reputation around, as he urges the lady in his life to “let’s go Stoke-On-Trent”. It marks his first release since May EP Jimothy’s House Party Package 1, a four-track record that signalled a shift towards a more UKG-influenced sound.
DERMOT KENNEDY RELEASES BRAND NEW SINGLE ‘BETTER DAYS’
‘Better Days’ takes a sentiment we’ve all hoped for so much over the past 18 months, with Dermot vocalising the thoughts of people the world over. The track comes with the kind of optimism and hope Dermot has always been so forthcoming with throughout his career, providing support and solace to so many. Produced by Dan Nigro (Olivia Rodrigo ‘Driver’s Licence’), ‘Better Days’ also features a Gaelic backing choir, who whilst chanting the words “courage and calm” in their native tongue build into a chorus that’s guaranteed to be a live favourite on Dermot’s upcoming UK and US tours.
SUN RA’S ‘Nuclear War’ gets pulsating BASSICALLY kick and bass re-rub!
Respectful of the original, retaining its bluesy, languid frame, Bassically ups the tempo in his ‘Kick and Bass Re-rub’. Sun Ra’s jazz-punk classic confronts impending doom with tongue-in-cheek funkiness and surprising composure, which are reinforced by Bassically’s buoyant reinterpretation.
Band of Skulls’ Marsden & Richardson introduce themselves with soaring debut single ‘Outsider’, out today through So Recordings
After originally making a name for themselves as two thirds of the anthemic British rock outfit Band Of Skulls, emerging duo Marsden & Richardson are now looking to focus on a far more atmospheric direction as they deliver their soaring debut single ‘Outsider’.
HENGE – Alien Ravers return with “Goldilocks” || Chart Huge UK Tour + Festival Run
Picking up where their acclaimed debut ‘Attention Earth!’ left off, ExoKosm is once again an exploration into the sacred alien art form known as ‘Cosmic Dross’. Although there are currently no human words that adequately describe the art form, it features thundering drums, clothes-shredding bass, whacked-out synths and singing that lays bare the joy of life.
French-American band Le Douze “Fruits of My Life”
French-American band Le Douze on the release of their debut single “Fruits of My Life” out August 17th. This sweet summer jam was recorded on the west coast of France. Drummer David Boutherre doubles as lead vocalist, with keyboardist Frédéric Scamps and guitarist/producer Maxime Lebidous blending rich reggae tones. This is the first single off their upcoming LP due out this fall.
An intimate song about two people growing together over a long period of time, singer-songwriter Tyler Bancroft took inspiration from his own 11-year partnership – what goes into building a solid foundation and raising a family. A million tiny moments that stack on top of each other like bricks.
Oshea Boyd Uses His Mind To Travel With New Video “Heaven” FT. Skyzoo
Riverside, California native Oshea Boyd is an artist deeply connected to his roots. He’s musically influenced by artists with a message that are able to capture certain emotions through their music. “I never try to be like anyone, yet I am a student. I adopt a certain mindset and approach with my sound in reflection of those who created music with a purpose” says Oshea.
Field Guide Announces New LP
“Last spring I was taking part in a challenge to write a song every week with some pals, I had just uploaded the week’s creation and was feeling pleased with myself, which led to exhaling this song in about 15 minutes. Hearing this tune now takes me right back to the first stretch of the pandemic, what a strange/wonderful/tough first few disorientating months it was. I was excited about bringing this song to the band but nervous that it might come out wrong, we ended up making the groove half time and super spacious which was exactly what the song needed.”
AETHER REALM Reveals Gripping New “Cycle” Music Video
North Carolina’s AETHER REALM reached new levels of melodic death metal mastery with the release of their latest full-length album, Redneck Vikings From Hell, in 2020. Today, in anticipation of their upcoming U.S. tour with Unleash The Archers and Seven Kingdoms, the band has unveiled a gripping, emotive new video for their triumphant track “Cycle”, featuring Michael Rumple (Flood District, Lorelei), off of Redneck Vikings From Hell.
THE KNOCKS TEAM UP WITH RIVERS CUOMO OF WEEZER & ROYAL & THE SERPENT ON “SOUND THE ALARM”
On the collaboration, The Knocks say, “We are so honored and thrilled to be collaborating with such talented artists. Both Rivers and Royal brought a unique energy and sound that complimented each other so well. With “Sound The Alarm,” we wanted to capture the feeling of letting go and the freedom that it provides. The production is rooted in electronic music, but it was a fun challenge to find the balance between both of their musical styles and ours and create something new that is uniquely all of us.”
Goodbye Honolulu share new single “You and Me”
Toronto multi-frontmen four-piece Goodbye Honolulu have released another track from their recently announced, self-titled debut album, which is set for release 01 October via Stray Dog Records. ‘You and Me’ is a song about human connection.
Lila Iké continues to turn heads as one of the most promising stars. The fast-rising songbird hailing from Jamaica unleashes her first single “Batty Rider Shorts” since the release of her 2020 debut EP The Experience. The powerful song (produced by Ziah .Push) carries an important message of responsibility to protect and nurture our youth.
The Cadillac Three release brand new video ‘Get After It’
The Cadillac Three have just released their new single ‘Get After’ It’, which comes with a unique world premiere for the music video revealing their partnership with BMW Motorrad and Marshall.
OMAH LAY SHARES CINEMATIC MUSIC VIDEO FOR “UNDERSTAND”
Shot in Ghana, the visual opens with a tense exchange, which finds an unarmed Omah Lay surrounded by men with machetes, knives, and bats. The clip jumps from romantic moments to the aftermath of a melee as he confidently walks through the fray. Stylish and vibrant scenes include a nighttime boat ride and a jet-setting star ready to take flight again. The editing moves in lockstep with the afrobeat bounce and hook.
Tod Lippy Shares Video for “Appian Way”
“Centering on unearthed photos, ‘Appian Way’ sees Tod Lippy experience this phenomenon, but most interesting is how the song not only describes the ça-a-été sensation, but itself becomes its own example. For the track is also eternally present tense, the ever-lasting moment where Lippy faces grief once more.” – Various Small Flames
Belaver shares music video for “70’s Adventure”
“70’s Adventure,” the new single from wry and romantic, master deprecator, Belaver, follows two lovers – a cheeky, cockeyed Bonnie and Clyde as they raise minor hell in creek-washed clothes, screwing with each other, and surviving off of farm fresh, stolen produce. Until it ends, like most of our favorite crushing romantic tragedies: stolen girl → insurance sales → follow the banks of the water ‘til the depths decide your fate.