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Lindsay Schoolcraft and Gaia Guarda release “I Didn’t Break” single
Canadian Juno nominated singer/songwriter Lindsay Schoolcraft has teamed up with Gaia Guarda to release “I Didn’t Break”, the first single off of the upcoming C Squared Underground Music Special compilation. The compilation will be released on Bandcamp on September 17th 2021 and features friends and clients of C Squared Music a new company formed by Corinne Westbrook and Curtis Dewar that helps bands with their promotion, marketing and sales. The compilation is the first album to be released under the new company’s name.
Gaia commented “I didn’t break'” was born in the depths of the uncertainty of 2020 by two stubborn musicians that decided to do a collaboration, even though they had no access to the studio due to the pandemic restrictions.
Check Out JEFFREY NOTHING “The Outage”!
JEFFREY NOTHING, former vocalist of industrial metal band MUSHROOMHEAD, has released the official music video for his newest single, “The Outage.” Directed by Ian D. Sniesak and edited and shot by Jon Conner of A Hole in the Head Productions, with assisted videography by Thomas Church and Aj Taranto, the dark music saga features former members of MOTOGRATER and SKIN alongside the legendary front-man as well as former MUSHROOMHEAD guitarist, Thomas Church.
Rory Carney – Bees | Out Now | Skope Mag
Riding off of strong previous releases such as ‘In The Shine’ and ‘Take You Home’, which together have over 15k streams, ‘Bees’ is set to be a success.
A musical breath of fresh air has been released as iamchelseaiam released her promised EP “A Beautiful Struggle”. Imagine SZA mixed with the versatility of Lauryn Hill and you’ll still fall short of this brilliant sonic offering. The twenty-four-minute EP is the follow-up to 2018’s “A Beautiful Mess” and is proof that iamchelseaiam has not only discovered what she does well but that she also is gifted in conveying even the most polarizing aspects of life.
Awaken the Giant released their debut single “I Fooled You” to all major platforms!
Awaken The Giant is an American rock band from Houston, Texas, formed in 2017 by Blake Suarez and Tab Cocchia.
Original band mates from a former band, Blake and Tab broke away to create a heavier, harder sound and be the sole song writers. This allowed them to create the sound that they always envisioned.
Mirabai Ceiba shines inner light on Spanish language “Que Quede Escrito”, new track/video out now; ‘The Quiet Hour’ out 8/27 on Spirit Voyage
Mirabai Ceiba’s upcoming album The Quiet Hour is set for an August 27th release date via Spirit Voyage, and is co-produced by Tony Award winner Jamshied Sharifi. On it, Angelika Baumbach’s voice wells up like an undulating stream, blossoming forth with sublime poetry. The deep, loving bond between Baumbach and her musical life partner—multi-instrumentalist/vocalist Markus Sieber (Aukai)—is palpable, as their instruments and voices intertwine on Mirabai Ceiba’s most intimate and meditative album to date.
SPIN: 25 Artists, 25 Albums, 25 Years of Vagrant Records
For much of the last quarter-century, Vagrant Records has been synonymous with the emo and alternative scenes. Much like how Epitaph Records and Fat Wreck Chords have become well-established homes for punk, Vagrant remains one of the most significant labels in the world thanks to a catalog featuring hundreds of beloved albums and dozens of all-time classics.
Beginning with the launch of The Get Up Kids’ Something to Write Home About on Sept. 28, 1999, Vagrant went on a several-year run that included some of the biggest names of the 2000s, ranging from Saves the Day to Alkaline Trio, Dashboard Confessional to Rocket from the Crypt. But rather than hanging the past when artists left for to major labels, breaking up, or otherwise parting ways with Vagrant, the label adapted, expanding their sound (and presence) by bringing in artists ranging from Paul Westerberg to Eels, while also landing deals with high-flying English sensations like The 1975 and Bombay Bicycle Club.
NO ROOM FOR HEARTBREAK THIS MUSIC VIDEO
Rising pop star Megan Nadin stands strong beside co-star Nathaniel Hardy in her newest music video for Heartless Heartbreak. The video, directed by Megan Nadin and Jeremy Ryan, switches between loving date scenes with the two and a power pose of Megan on her throne. In her empowering red ensemble, Megan places herself in the front and center of her emotional seat as she makes it clear not to mess with her unshakable boundaries. Making herself the lone queen and ruler of her feelings.
HOKI make their mark on the Summer season with captivating new EP
HOKI make their mark on the Summer season with a thrilling new four-track EP ‘Caught Up With A Friend’. The Montreal pair have carved out a captivating signature sound that has seen them win plaudits from the likes of Dancing Astronaut, Electronic Groove and industry heavyweight Billboard.
The EP release follows on from the two proceeding singles, which dropped earlier in the Summer; mesmerising ambient cut ‘In The End We Become Strangers & Memories’ and powerful, synth-infused gem ‘Then There’s You’.
Florida Rapper Burga is set to release his 2nd installment of “Permanent Scars” the Deluxe Edition. The 1st edition featured fellow southern cohorts such as Boosie Badazz, Yung Bleu, Derez De’shon, Koly P, Lil Baby’s artist Rylo. The new deluxe edition includes the street approved snapping hit single “Brand New Drip” featuring MoneyBagg Yo. Since its release during the pandemic “Brand New Drip” it has steadily become a fan favorite reaching 1 million views in 1 month. Fast forward 3 million views later, more music fans are noticing the Florida star and his body of work on YouTube page Burga321TV. Now in 2021 the track has taken on a life of its own, going viral on TikTok. With the viral success of “Brand New Drip” and the pandemic putting things on hold, Burga decided to release a deluxe 2.0 addition of Permanent Scars. The 2.0 features new tracks along with new collaborations, to hold fans over until he is able to hit the road.
Turn Cold, a newly-formed crossover thrash band from Atlanta, Georgia, have just released “The End of My Rope”. The track, which has has been premiered exclusively at MetalBite.com, is taken from the Turn Cold’s upcoming debut EP Break Your Faith.
An intensely heavy and masterfully executed union of speed metal and hardcore, “The End of My Rope” takes influence from Turn Cold’s heroes including Metallica, Slayer and Cro-Mags.
The band commented: “We are proud to present our first offering to the readers here at MetalBite. We’re anxious for everyone to hear the rest of the EP. If you’re into it, share it with your friends. If you hate it, be sure to get on social media and tell the whole world about it. We thank you for your help either way. This one’s for the thrash freaks and the 2-steppers.
Japanese boyband BALLISTIK BOYZ release summer tune ‘SUM BABY’ along with music video
On August 2, BALLISTIK BOYZ release new single ‘SUM BABY’, a breezy tune about finding love in the heat of summer. The release is accompanied by a music video.
Ever since their formation in April 2018, Japanese dance and vocal group BALLISTIK BOYZ from EXILE TRIBE have had their sights set on global activity.
Anna Wolf & Skope Magazine
Anna Wolf is ready to claim her space as a complex, compelling, globally-relevant artist with her new EP, Romance Was Born.
The five-track release eludes easy classification, with the South African-born, London-based artist moving with conviction through music that is dramatic and orchestral (“Dreaming Again”), hushed and textured (“Can I Get High on You?), visceral and kinetic (“Heaven Breathes Out”) and other-worldly and rhythmic (“Vegas”).
Kansas City’s own Soopa Mooni was born in Kansas City Missouri and enjoyed music from a very young age. Growing up in a family that not only listened to music but performed as well. Mooni gained inspiration from music icon Michael Jackson based on his movements and his strong passion for the art. Watching his older brother perform with his friends during a talent show, Mooni was brought into the group and performed with them as well. By the age of 12, Mooni had begun to write his own music and later on in 2013 became a DJ after moving to Portland for a time.
Fire From The Gods Drop New Lyric Video for “Right Now (Reimagined)”
Austin-based rock band Fire From The Gods just dropped a new lyric video for their track “Right Now (Reimagined)” from their recently released EP American Sun (Reimagined) via Better Noise Music. The project features stripped-down, acoustic versions of fan-favorite tracks from their 2019 critically acclaimed sophomore album American Sun, and the new lyric video for “Right Now” shows the band performing the song live, encompassing the high-stakes emotions and sense urgency found in the track’s lyrics.
Rising British RnB artist Eli Gosling shares music video for latest single ‘Alien’
On August 3rd, Eli Gosling shares his music video for latest single ‘Alien’ (rel 26.06.21) via Goldun Egg Records. The video was shot by Eli’s brother Josh, at dusk, as they followed the suburban railway line to the woods. ‘Alien’ follows previous tracks ‘Milia Passuum’, ‘Dead bodies filled with Bacardi’, ‘Locked up’ and debut EP, ‘Blue Romance’ (rel 11.09.20).