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JOHNNY YUKON DEBUTS NEW SINGLE AND VIDEO “SOON”
Johnny commented on the track, “When I first heard Jenius’ beat for ‘Soon’ it took me to another world. It felt like I was floating in an ocean on another planet. I didn’t even wanna do too much to distract from the music. I love the simplicity of the song.”
Lo-Fi Master, Parker Longbough, Drops Surprise EP “246 Tapes Vol. 1”
Parker Longbough has always loved home recording. That spirit started over 15 years ago with the release of Commander Comatose, Longbough’s debut album that featured a handful of songs tracked on cassette tape. The 4 track tape machine has always represented independence, experimentation, and adventure for Longbough. Want to make that guitar solo weird? Flip the tape. Drum machines played on tiny pads with two fingers? Cool. 246 Tapes Vol.1 finds Longbough looking to harken back to releases like Ween’s The Pod, Beck’s One Foot in the Grave, and Guided By Voices’s Alien Laneswhile providing commentary on the absurdity and dissonance of life in 2020.
After making a name for herself with her otherworldly, defiant sound, Red Moon returns with her biggest moment yet. Weightless, ethereal vocals ride euphoric melodies that build flawlessly to make this cinematic offering something really special.
Keith Wallen Releases New Single “WILDFIRE” + Watch the Official Video
Keith Wallen released his new single “WILDFIRE” to all major platforms today. Keith will release his first full length album titled This World or The Next via eOne on August 13, 2021.
“Wildfire is about loving someone with every ounce of your soul even though you know they are not right for you. Even though your brain is telling you over and over that it’s not the healthiest situation, you ultimately resolve to accept that the heart wants what the heart wants” says Keith Wallen.
“Song We Made” OUT NOW
Even though it can be tough mentally sometimes, creating songs is still the most fulfilling thing for us to do with our lives. We wrote “Song We Made” about the celebration of having something that we enjoy working hard at.
New Martha Wainwright
Martha Wainwright is beginning again. The beguiling songwriter’s fifth studio album, Love Will Be Reborn (out next month), follows recent years of loneliness and clarity in search of optimism and joy. Like many records, Love Will Be Reborn was made during a global pandemic. But the process, both freeing and infuriating, offered Wainwright a new way of creating. She let go a little more, giving way for producer Pierre Marchand to play around with vocals, emphasizing the beauty in its inherent scratchiness and edge.
Known for his attention grabbing production, gripping visuals and melodic tone, Angelo Mota figured out how to combine his skills—and everything that comes along with being a self taught artist—all on his own.
Soulful new single, “In The Middle Of The Night,” hits the sweet spot between classic soul and country music. Inspired by the early days of dating his now-wife, when everything feels brand new and like you’re the only two people that exist, Sobral’s verses sound like something you would hear walking into some honky tonk bar on a Saturday night.
Miami Dream Pop Wunderkind SLAVVY Releases “How You Livin”
Miami-based producer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist Slavvy (aka Rostislav Vaynshtok) has returned with his euphonious new single and video “How You Livin”. It’s the second installment from his forthcoming, thematic EP entitled “Romantic”, due out in the fall. The single builds on brooding nihilism seen in the previous single/video “Lavender”, which channeled Slavvy’s hedonistic alter-ego, delving into themes of infidelity.
KASH DOLL RELEASES NEW TRACK & LYRIC VIDEO “LIKE A PRO” FEAT. JUICY J
As always, she comes through with the kind of raw lyrical fire that’s too hot to touch. Over a high-energy throwback beat, she delivers one raunchy and braggadocious bar after another with Juicy J joining her on the catchy hook.
Young Dolph & PRE Share PAPER ROUTE iLLUMINATI Label Mixtape, Drop Key Glock’s “Mister Glock 2” Video
Young Dolph has an exquisite ear for talent, and he’s assembled young and hungry roster of rising rappers for his Paper Route EMPIRE label. Today, Dolph and the rest of PRE share PAPER ROUTE iLLUMINATi, the label’s first-ever compilation mixtape. The mixtape represents the culmination of a long and fruitful rise for Young Dolph–the mogul is ready to flex his A&R and CEO muscles, bringing a new crop of talent to the forefront. Armed with Dolph’s sage advice and artistic guidance, Paper Route iLLUMINATi features contributions from the label’s large and growing roster, with new songs by red hot riser Key Glock, Memphis street favorites like Big Moochie Grape and Kenny Muney, and new signees like Snupe Bandz and PaperRoute Woo. The 23-track tape leaves plenty of room for the newer signees to shine, providing solo showcases for artists like the New York-born Joddy Badass, and the fiery Big Uncc, and allows big shots like Dolph, Glock, and Moochie to show off on solo songs of their own.
For Skope: Marcus Santoro’s new progressive vocal gem “Oblivion” ft. Diana Miro (out now on Protocol)
FREDO BANG RELEASES NEW SONG & VIDEO “STREET TEAM” VIA DEF JAM RECORDINGS
JORDY Releases New Single + Video “Till It Hurts”
“Till It Hurts” is a vibrant, poppy love song that features JORDY’s warm vocals, dynamic instrumentation, and honest, heartwarming lyrics about self acceptance and loving someone ’till it hurts’. The infectious single is accompanied by a coming of age-inspired music video that follows JORDY around a high school campus surrounded by the coolest dance crew, creating a colorful visual that is undeniably nostalgia-inducing.
Billie Eilish Releases Sophomore Album ‘Happier Than Ever.’ Reveals Official Music Video For Latest Single
Today, Billie Eilish released her highly anticipated sophomore studio album, ‘Happier Than Ever’ on Darkroom/Interscope Records. The 16-track full-length proves to be another welcomed triumph for popular music. A combination of non-fiction and fantasy, Eilish steps out into the limelight as one of the most treasured, talented and intricate songwriters of her generation. Weaving razor-sharp wit, everyday observations, secrets and escapades, all-the-while exploring what it is to be a complex human being, navigating the modern world. Listeners will be left enchanted and captivated by this new chapter, as she delivers her rawest, most confessionary work to date.
MAXO KREAM SHARES “LOCAL JOKER” VIDEO
Maxo Kream returns with a new song and visual titled “Local Joker” via Big Persona/88 Classic/RCA Records. After a brief hiatus and period of reflection following the passing of his late brother, Maxo is back with something to prove. “Local Joker explains where I’m at in my life right now. I love Houston, I’m from Houston. My merch is Houston focused. My music has a strong Houston influence-everything is Houston, it’s local,” says Maxo. “You can catch me in any part of Houston with the local jokers – but at the same time I’m not a local joker because I’ve grown and expanded the territory that I touch. But home will always be home- and that’s Houston, Alief fasho”! “Local Joker” has a sentimental and nostalgic feel, coupled with stories of trauma and celebrating how far Maxo has come.
Dropping what might be his biggest collaboration yet, rising superstar and multi-platinum singer Jacquees serves up a brand new single entitled “Not Jus Anybody” featuring Future today.
THOMAS THUNDER Releases New Single “Crystal Illusion” feat. Derek Sherinian, Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal and Tony Franklin
The new single “Crystal Illusion” written by 14 year-old songwriter and drummer Thomas Thunder is an epic Progressive Metal anthem. Guest musicians include Derek Sherinian (Sons of Apollo, ex Dream Theater) on keyboards, Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal (Sons of Apollo, ex Guns n Roses) on guitar and Tony Franklin (The Firm, Jimmy Page) on bass. The single was Mixed/Mastered by Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal.
Spacette shares the colorful video for “Neptune” & announces new EP via MXDWN
Spacette’s Jordan Heimburger had this to say about the single/video:
“‘Neptune’ is a windows down kind of song about finding the joy in not fitting in. Not that it’s easy to be different, but like what other choice do you have? It’s a celebration of not letting the steamroller of normie energy we live around every day put out your light. Realizing the unique things about you aren’t flaws they’re what make you beautiful. We had a great time making this music and indulging a recent obsession with plants and a perennial affinity for layered imagery in the video.”
THE LAST SIREN Release ‘Crucify This’ Single
UK rock/metal band, THE LAST SIREN, have released their second single ‘Crucify This’, the track is taken from their forthcoming EP ‘Counter Faith’, out on 15th October via Criminal Records. THE LAST SIREN is the latest contender from the South Coast music scene.
Leading on from his phenomenal Sony Music Benelux/RCA Records debut “Rise” earlier this year, Lost Frequencies continues to stand at the forefront of the global electronic music scene, too. With 10 multi-platinum singles, over 13 million monthly listeners and billions of streams on Spotify alone, he now returns with the deep-diving “Where Are You Now”.
Capturing grief is an impossible task, but the airy soundscapes of “Sips of Oxygen” creates a space for that grief to exist. On July 30th, NYC-based indie dream pop trio ALMA share a song that is deeply personal, yet poignantly universal too. Vulnerable and poetic, “Sips of Oxygen” is about the moment before you lose someone, when the vibrancy of a life collapses into the act of breathing in and out. ALMA delivers a cinematic journey through their lyrics and sound design that relentlessly pulls you into each scene. First in the memory of a family fourth of July party (taken from real life) and then a hospital before the song’s final words ask, “how in the hell did it come down to sips of oxygen?”
The ‘eden’ EP follows a concept surrounding our path to finding our own kind of happiness, and our desire to overcome our internal battles, temptations, emotional journeys and setbacks that often stop us from getting there. We wrote this in an attempt to address these battles, to find our own piece of paradise, our very own Garden of Eden.