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Today, London-based artist Tom Speight releases “Feel the Night,” the third single taken from his forthcoming album Everything’s Waiting For You, out on September 24th, 2021 via Nettwerk Records.
NAO ANNOUNCES LONG-AWAITED ALBUM “AND THEN LIFE WAS BEAUTIFUL” SET FOR RELEASE SEPTEMBER 24TH — TITLE TRACK AND PERFORMANCE VIDEO OUT NOW!
After her most recent hit “Messy Love,” which received huge praise from key tastemakers such as Complex, Revolt and more, Nao announces her highly anticipated third studio album And Then Life Was Beautiful is set to be released September 24th via Sony Music UK/RCA Records –
RAVENNA GOLDEN SAYS “YOUR GIRLFRIEND SUCKS” IN NEW SINGLE
Ravenna Golden’s story starts in the suburbs of St. Louis, soaking up the sun and diverse sounds of Blink 182, Green Day, MGMT, Bruno Mars, Lil Wayne and Elliot Smith. After taking a poetry class in high school, she set verses to melodies and recorded a demo on a lark. Freshman year of college, she sent the songs to her old friend Dylan Brady who insisted Golden work on a full-length album. Fast forward to now and Ravenna is a founding member of the Hella and Cake Pop crews and a leader in crafting a unique sound and stealing center stage in the minds of kids and critics alike. Weaving fibers of pop-punk, indie rock and electronic mayhem into a vibrant fabric of original noise, she creates a blistering energy that explodes with life and sweat on stage.
Taken from his forthcoming new EP, which is set to arrive in October, ‘Littered Sense Of You’ looks to continue that fresh and vibrant direction he has already established for himself. Coupling his smooth and passionate voice with a sweet and sweeping pop-rock production gives his latest release a truly euphoric and memorable texture throughout, as well as showing us the heartfelt and emotional root of his songwriting.
TMG FRE$H + JEREMIH -“TOP DOWN” VIDEO
“Working with Jeremih was great,” said Fresh. “We had such a good time in the studio making the record and definitely turned up on the set of the music video too. This record is a smash so make sure you check it out!”
Check Out rue vox Official Music Video for “90s Villain” Starring Henry Flury and Heidi Shepherd (BUTCHER BABIES) and CHRIS KAEL (FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH)!
Las Vegas, NV based dark Rock/Pop/Industrial artist rue vox has released the official music video for her new single, “90s Villain.” Featuring BUTCHER BABIES’S HENRY FLURY and HEIDI SHEPHERD as well as CHRIS KAEL of FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH and directed by SHANE and DEED of SonStudios, the visceral music video follows the songstress through a series of brutal murders of seduced victims until her own murder at the denouement of the saga.
Leeroy Stagger Releases New Single + Video DOES ANYBODY LIVE HERE?
‘Does Anybody Live Here?’ is the 2nd single from Leeroy Stagger’s new album Dystopian Weekends, set for release on October 1st. The song and video explore the pain of a broken heart and the loneliness and feelings of isolation that occur when a relationship ends.
Los Angeles-based Dark Synth-Riot artist Violent Vickie’s “Ring of Fire” (Johnny Cash) Cover is out today on July 30.
Violent Vickie’s cover of “Ring of Fire” (Johnny Cash) is a soft, dreamy take on the song reminiscent of Mazzy Star. It’s a departure from her usual electronic, dark and aggressive tracks.
British Artist Ella Rosa Releases New Single Feat. Rapper 24HRS
“Just Me” (Feat. 24hrs) sheds light on the growth that Ella Rosa has made since starting her music career. The intriguing banjo introduction is followed by Ella’s vocals that speak of her struggles with people-pleasing & her youth in Reading. Made with producer Geoffro (Kehlani, Charlie Puth, and Pink Sweat$) and songwriter Kiah Victoria (Brasstracks and KAMAUU) and features a verse from 24hrs, Ella Rosa incorporates her soulful blend of lyrics and vocal runs to tell her story of self-discovery.
For Skope: Skytech and Fafaq as All That MTRS release g-house remix of R3HAB & Kelvin Jones’s “Downtown” (CYB3RPVNK)
JD PINKUS (BUTTHOLE SURFERS) SHARES “WOKE UP DEAD” VIDEO
JD Pinkus (mem. Butthold Surfers) shares “Woke Up Dead,” with the video premiering on Glide. It’s the second single off his solo “space grass” banjo album titled Fungus Shui. On the track, JD Pinkus says, “Sometimes your lucky if all ya wake up with is the blues…. I wrote this one about that time I woke up dead.’ Maxwell Sabastian captured that thing that goes on forever, that thing there are no words for… His interpretation is a beautiful celebration of this thing. I’m so very grateful for his mind and talents!”
MALACHIII CONFRONTS HARD QUESTIONS ON DEBUT MOTOWN SINGLE & VIDEO “LOVE ME”
The first verse subtly draws listeners inward with lo-fi trap vibes and Malachiii’s softly delivered bars, building momentum before his voice starts to soar. The chorus gets vulnerable as he declares that he doesn’t want a partner’s adoration just to feed his ego—he needs love and support to ease his mind.
NEW YORK’S CURLY J SHARES NEW TRACK “NO DRILL” ON BPG / WARNER RECORDS
Rising New York rapper Curly J’s hot streak continues with his new banger “No Drill” on BPG / Warner Records. Another potent track from the “King of Melodies,” which is also featured on the 2021 Madden soundtrack, once again showcases his charismatic swagger and unforgettable hooks over the emotional production. “No Drill” arrives on the heels of his recent heater “One of The Best” and the previously released “No Hoodie.”
Blues Traveler Release New Album “Traveler’s Blues” Today, 7/30 Featuring Special Guests, New Music Video For “Crazy” Ft. Rita Wilson & John Scofield Out Now!
On July 30th, Blues Traveler will release Traveler’s Blues a collection of re-imagined and re-charged classics from The American Blues Songbook (on Round Hill Records) and featuring special guests Christone “Kingfish” Ingram, Warren Haynes and Keb’ Mo’ as well as Rita Wilson and John Scofield who join the band on their cover of the Gnarls Barkley hit “Crazy.”
BKTHERULA RELEASES SCORCHING SINGLE “NOT WOCK”
“Not Wock” showcases Bk’s feathery rapping style and razor-sharp one-liners. “I walk in the club and your hoe starts blushing” she quips. The track finds Bk coming into her own, more confident and increasingly brazen. She’s paving her own path and is vocal about the lessons she learned along the way: “I don’t know how I got money / I guess you could say I attract it.” Pulsating drums and otherworldly synths swirl together into a kaleidoscopic soundscape.
Tree Hollow release “No Funeral,” announce new EP in September
North Carolina chamber folk outfit Tree Hollow announced their long-awaited second EP, Shrouded in Such Color, earlier today with the premiere of lead single “No Funeral.”
“A musically diverse and slightly dark track as far as instrumentation goes,” Jammerzine writes earlier today in their premiere. “[‘No Funeral’] is a track that will stay with you.”
A few months after the techno upstart first surfaced with his appropriately named ‘FIRST CONTAKT’ two-tracker, the producer is returning to the label with his follow-up effort. Centered around an affinity for worldbuilding and industrial-influenced underground music, the impressive talent pushes his sci-fi vision to the next level with the next chapter of his saga. With a page-turning backstory, his latest creation keeps the suspense piled on. The lead cut “GENOME DIAL” is a dark and thumping number laced with old-school trance elements, while the B-side “DEGRADE REFLECTION” tickles the senses with vicious acid licks and thunderous synth stabs.
Artist: KILL SCRIPT
Title: VIRTUAL ENVIRONMENT EP
Release Date: July 30
LPT Releases New Single & Video “Se Quema El Mundo”
LPT, the 10-piece orchestra out of Jacksonville, FL have announced a new single and video, out now. The band is back after receiving national press accolades from Billboard, Sounds & Colours, and PopMatters for their breakthrough debut album Sin Parar, which also won the Best Latin Album at the 18th Annual Independent Music Awards. Now the ambassadors of Salsa and Afro-Cuban music in the Southeast return with a new single and video for “Se Quema El Mundo,” the title track from their highly anticipated sophomore album.
Dani Doucette Drops Whimsical New Music Video for “DITW (Dead In the Water)”
“Dead In The Water” is an inspiring pop anthem about overcoming a tumultuous relationship. The song contains an irresistible indie-pop beat and impassioned vocals that sing metaphors comparing this unstable love to “rocking the boat.” The accompanying video highlights this metaphor and depicts Doucette running free from a broken relationship.
Susana Baca Announces New Album “Palabras Urgentes” on Real World Records
Palabras Urgentes, forthcoming on Real World Records, marks the 50th year of SusanaBaca’s extraordinary musical career. With an illustrious life spanning music, teaching and politics from multiple GRAMMY Awards to becoming Peru’s first black cabinet minister and holding the post of Minister of Culture, Palabras Urgentes is the nexus of all Susana’s experiences and, at the age of 76, is the album she always wanted to create.
D’Arcy Shares “Dangerous” Single + Video, Announces U.S. Tour With Lee Dewyze, Hard To Kill EP Out Next Friday Via OneRPM
Today, D’Arcy shares her triumphant new track “Dangerous,” accompanied with a flashy music video featuring clips of video game heroines. Backseat Mafia premiered the track, who gave the best endorsement possible: “her star will no doubt continue to rise in 2021 – her new song, a thrilling alt-pop cut called ‘Dangerous’ should be all the proof you need.”
Track Released Today, Inspired By Isaac Hayes
“Ceramic” started as a challenge Orr made to himself last year, to write an R&B infused slow jam in the style of Isaac Hayes.
Copenhagen’s DJ/Producer Caius Releases Single & Video “Be Thankful For What You’ve Got” Today July 30th!
Copenhagen’s DJ/Producer Caius is always good for a bit of unadulterated funk, and his newest single ‘Be Thankful For What You’ve Got’ is no different. Stuck somewhere between the modern era of electronic production, and the soulful haydays of the 1970’s, ‘Be Thankful For What You’ve Got’ is everything fans have come to hope for in a new Caius beat. Nuanced guitar plucks, softened harmonies, and a bassline that demands your hips move all build on the signature groovy Caius sound, further distinguishing the Danish producer as one of the global scene’s most inspired talents. It’s been a tough year, but the new single is a simple reminder that we should all just be thankful for what we’ve got– which in this case, is a shiny new Caius bop.
Kanye West Presents The DondaAlbum Release at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on Thursday, August 5 at 9:00PM. Tickets go on sale Monday, August 2 at 10:00amEST at Ticketmaster.com. Tickets for this event are $30.00 to $75.00. The DONDA album release event creative direction is by Demna Gvasalia.
(HED) P.E. Release “Sandmine” Video Tour Diary Episode 1 Featuring Dropout Kings
(HED) P.E. have kicked off their headlining tour with support from Dropout Kings dubbed The Sandmine Tour. The band is documenting their headlining tour with a video tour diary featuring their exploits from the road with labelmates Dropout Kings in episode one of their video tour diary online at –
The Russian duo has been the life of the party, building up a sound that fuses elements of bass house, G-house and everything in between. Back in 2019, they made a splash on Insomniac with a solid double-sided single ‘Feel The Beat / Super Cute,’ and then returned the subsequent year with some Latin flavor on their spicy summertime jam “Muchacho.” They are now back with their third issue, as they share their self-appointed grooviest record to date. “Naughty Water” is a top-shelf number working around a fun-filled vocal hook and rollicking rhythm.
Title: Naughty Water
Label: Insomniac Records
Genre: Tech House
Release Date: July 30
French Alternative/Pop-Rock/Progressive/Metal duo KNTC unveiled new official music video “Duality”
A couple of days after unveilling its new single “Duality” on YouTube and the main legal platforms, Alternative/Pop-Rock/Progressive/Metal duo from Lyon France KNTC also shared the music video directly through Facebook Watch.