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LUMP – Share ‘Gamma Ray’ Video || Album ‘Animal’ out this Friday (30 July)
LUMP – the product of London singer-songwriter Laura Marling and Mike Lindsay of the band Tunng – have shared prog-indebted highlight from their anticipated upcoming second album ‘Animal’ (out this Friday 30th July via Partisan/Chrysalis). “Gamma Ray” is available everywhere now, including via an arrestingly strange visual animated and directed by the project’s own Laura Marling
Boy Scouts Announce New Album ‘Wayfinder’, Watch Seaside Video For “That’s Life Honey”
Oakland, CA’s Boy Scouts aka Taylor Vick has announced her new album Wayfinder today. The follow-up to the acclaimed 2019 album Free Company, Wayfinder has a warm, expansive style that recalls the raw punctures of artists like Lucinda Williams and Alex G with Vick once again showing herself to be a fearless seeker, shedding light on the unanswerable.
Mary Scholz Releases Atmospheric New Single “Into the Wind”
In the wake of a year of global isolation, acclaimed singer-songwriter Mary Scholz today announced the release of a new song about the ties that bind us to loved ones passed. Titled “Into the Wind,” this folk hymn, out July 27th, floats between this world and the next, exploring how the bereaved maintain connections through storytelling. Accompanied by an acoustic video, this song is Scholz’s third single released in partnership with Blue Élan Records co-founder Kirk Pasich and KZZ Music. It arrives ahead of a collaboration between Scholz and KZZ Music this fall, during which the artist will record her 3rd studio album.
EXO’S D.O. Releases First Solo Album, ‘Empathy’
After a decade of success with EXO, as well as numerous standalone singles and soundtracks, Empathy is D.O.’s first official solo project. Among the album’s 8 tracks, the single “Rose” is an acoustic folk song with an impressive light guitar rhythm, featuring lyrics written by D.O. himself.
The Ophelias share new single and video for “Sacrificial Lamb”
The Ophelias’ growth has been marked — so much has transformed and been rebuilt that the Ophelias feel like they’re eagerly reintroducing themselves to the world. “Crocus represents that state of flux, between dreaming and reality or internal reflection and external action,” Peppet says. “I had to wring this all out of my chest, and doing that is very vulnerable. But being in a band with such a strong sense of community, trust, care, and love makes that process a lot easier.”
NECROFIER Unveils New Album Details, Shares Music Video for First Single
Texan black metal battalion NECROFIER will be unleashing their debut full-length record, ‘Prophecies of Eternal Darkness,’ onto the masses on October 22 via Season of Mist Underground Activists! The cover artwork, tracklist, and details can be found below. In conjunction, the band is now sharing the first single, “The Black Flame Burns,” along with an official music video. The video, which was created by Dwayne Cathey.
Pageants—Long Beach, CA-based duo of partners and bandmates Rebecca Coleman and Devin O’Brien—today shared “Worse,” the gently impassioned final single off their new album Sun and Settled Days out this Friday, July 30th. “‘Worse’ is a self-soothing lullaby for my overwhelmed psyche and others in a similar position,” explains Coleman. “I wrote this at a time when I was really missing Devin while he was on tour with Cherry Glazerr. All we could really do to actually see each other was FaceTime once in a while, and when we did get the chance to FaceTime, we’d always kiss the screen at the end of our call. So sad lol.”
JAMESON RODGERS ANNOUNCES HEADLINING COLD BEER CALLING MY NAME TOUR 2021
Columbia Nashville/River House Artists breakout star Jameson Rodgers has announced his 27-date headlining COLD BEER CALLING MY NAME TOUR 2021. Tickets are on sale July 30. Rodgers will launch a limited fan pre-sale Wednesday morning (July 28), where social media followers will have access to a special password at 8 a.m. CT before pre-sale tickets are available for most markets.
With members hailing from across the Midwestern US, CHROME WAVES’ current four-piece lineup entails founder Jeff Wilson (Deeper Graves, ex-Nachtmystium), James Benson (Amiensus, Comatose), Dustin Boltjes (Demiricous, ex-Skeletonwitch), and Zion Meagher (Anti-Human Thesis, ex-Nachtmystium). With six new songs further exploring the band’s blend of shoegaze/art rock-inspired post-black metal, The Rain Will Cleanse is the band’s boldest and most vibrant recording to date.
Saint Etienne Share New Video & Single “Pond House” || Announce New Album ‘I’ve Been Trying To Tell You’ Due Out 9/10 On Heavenly Recordings
Today London trio Saint Etienne are pleased to announce their 10th studio release, I’ve Been Trying To Tell You, an album about optimism, youth and the late nineties. It is accompanied by a sumptuous film by the same name directed by acclaimed photographer Alasdair McLellan. The film premieres September 3rd alongside The Films Of Saint Etienne – a special weekend of screenings and Q & As at BFI Southbank.
Volbeat Share “Don’t Tread On Me” From The Metallica Blacklist
Today, Volbeat, the multi-platinum Danish band, share their version of “Don’t Tread On Me” from the forthcoming album, The Metallica Blacklist. The album features an unprecedented 50+ artists contributing a unique interpretation of their favorite cut from Metallica’s self-titled fifth album, celebrating the 30th anniversary of Metallica (aka “The Black Album”). All profits from The Metallica Blacklist will be donated to charity, benefiting Metallica’s All Within My Hands foundation and a charity of each contributing artists’ choice. For “Don’t Tread On Me,” Volbeat has chosen the Børne Cancer Fonden in Denmark.
O.Y.D. – new single “Bring Them To Justice”…..+OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO
Due to the events that took place in Minneapolis in 2020 being followed by the actions of Derek Chauvin and the other officers, who tried to cover up the crime, O.Y.D. felt the need to make a clear statement against all forms of racism.
The Chimpz Announce New Video “Battlegrounds”
Once again, Los Angeles band, The Chimpz (Rock mixed with Hip Hop sound) have decided to put out a video “Battlegrounds” a single from their self titled EP “The Chimpz” released back in 2014, Produced, mixed, engineered, and arranged by Ryan Greene at Crush Recording. Filmed at Tiger Lab Productions. Directed by Keishawn Blackstone TAK3-ONE productions, a Blackstone company.
JUNE3RD UNLEASHES EAGERLY AWAITED DEBUT ALBUM ‘JEMENI’ FEATURING RICK ROSS AND FRIDAYY
Today, Florida-born, LA-based artist June3rd releases his eagerly anticipated album debut JEMENI featuring the incomparable Rick Ross and Philly-born artist FRIDAYY via Labyrinth Music Group. June3rd turns the page to new heights with the release of his first body of work that takes listeners on a journey chronicling ebb and flows faced in life native to his experiences. The project is executive produced by RIAA certified platinum producer duo Dream Addix as the Kissimmee native takes the lead with songwriting.
Future Crib shares new bedroom pop track w/video, announces tour dates
“’BG’ is a song about being deeply in love with someone and taking in every moment you have together,” says drummer and vocalist Noah Pope. “I wrote it on the road during the blossom of a very special relationship. It deals with the late nights driving home, the worry of parents, and the anticipation of the future. Through a whirlwind of fear, joy, and excitement the song expresses how love feels as it begins to take shape.”
LIP TALK Shares “King” (Feat. Alwyn Robinson)
LIP TALK–the solo moniker of Sarah K. Pedinotti (Kalbells, Hayley Williams, Okkervil River, The Secret Machines)—today shared “King”, her final single ahead of her new album, Laughing & Eating Cake, releasing next Wednesday, August 4, 2021 via Northern Spy. The track features Alwyn Robinson who also co-stars alongside Pedinotti in the music video: “In the video we shot I’m dressed as a houseplant and he’s watering me (and all the other plants in his house),” says Pedinotti. “Acting as man and plant, it’s about our relationship with ourselves (because we are nature) and the power we have to heal, love and grow.”
Opeongo returns with a bigger and bolder single “dreadful sorry clemency,” reimagining the protagonist Clementine from the traditional folk tune and Elliott Smith song. “dreadful sorry clemency” encapsulates loss – of mercy, lenience, and forgiveness. We can survive a lack of empathy and understanding with a little bit of warmth, compassion and care for one another.
Listen to Spencer Cullum’s ode to the “Seaside” – debut LP, ‘Coin Collection,’ is due 9/24 via Full Time Hobby
Today Spencer Cullum is sharing his new single, “Seaside,” which was inspired by the Cornish coastline of his home: “Seaside has a different story each verse. Innocent enjoyment as a child, how it can be a place of reflection and fear whilst it also taking note of a environmental consciousness.” Spencer Cullum’s Coin Collection is due out on 9/24 via Full Time Hobby.
Hailing from Greenville, North Carolina, Marye Amanda has always had a passion for music. As an artist, Marye Amanda has had various singing opportunities. She has performed at The Bluebird Cafe, The Pour House Music Hall and Record Shop, The Sutler, NC State Fair, NC Seafood Festival, CMA Fest in Nashville, and Hopscotch Music Festival in Raleigh.