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A radical departure from the instrumental approach the band has maintained for the past twenty years, Push marks SONS OF ALPHA CENTAURI’s first collaboration with musicians from two of the biggest and most respected bands in the Sacramento music community, as the act welcomes Jonah Matranga of Far and Gratitude and Mitch Wheeler of Will Haven. A powerhouse of searing post-hardcore, alternative metal, and progressive dreamy riff rock, with an ideology rooted in the 1990s hardcore scene, the hypnotic pulsing riffs and the soaring emotional power of Matranga’s raw vocals provide his first heavy performance since the critically acclaimed Far reunion album At Night We Live. Matranga uses his return to post hardcore, and his subtle, almost subliminal delivery to challenge some of the core topics with a reignited fire of passion and emotional persuasion.
An immersive map personally curated by Blxst of his hometown, the Guide invites fans to experience Los Angeles through the eyes of the rapper, singer, and producer. Captured in stunning black and white images by renowned hip-hop photographer Travis Shinn – known for his portrait work as well as the iconic XXL Freshman covers, of which Blxst is a 2021 class member – the one-of-a-kind experience will guide users on a journey through some of Blxst’s favorite spots across the city.
ad•era is a Canadian alternative/indie trio with a Chilean heart. Tiffany Calderbank and Tomás Valenzuela met in Vancouver, discovering a shared passion for rhythmic music with contrast and depth. Joined by Ian Cardona, this polite yet daring force produces a new, fresh sound where pretty and distorted walk hand in hand.
Inspired by a pure love of music, forthcoming single – “Song We Made” – offers a warm and smooth flow to keep us uplifted in the months ahead. When ad•era makes songs, they aim for excitement, knowing they cracked the code when one can’t help but get up and dance.
Introducing Jeremy Shada—the bi-coastal Emmy and MTV Award winning actor and musician most notable for his work as Reggie Peters in Netflix’s Julie and the Phantoms, the voice of Finn the Human in Cartoon Network’s Adventure Time, and previously the bassist of pop-punk act Make Out Monday, just to name a few. On his new independent endeavor, the 24-year-old talent explores an array of soundscapes from the greatest eras of popular music by-way-of autobiographical vignettes. Tapping Zack Odom and Kenneth Mount as his right-hand collaborators, Shada now shares his new single “Dancing With Strangers”—an anti-hookup culture bop filled with Phil Collins-esque ‘80s drum beats and an electrifying guitar solo that’ll inspire you to find love again.
Tierra Whack Returns With Fashion-Forward Track “Walk The Beat”
GRAMMY-nominated lyricist and fast-rising superstar Tierra Whack is solidifying her position as a force to be reckoned with after her riveting release Whack World. Loaded with flavorful wordplay and boundless creativity, Whack netted her first GRAMMY nomination for her standout video, “Mumbo Jumbo.”
Chicago’s Sonta & Ann Marie Team Up On “Picture This” Video, Out Now
In 2021, Sonta is leaning into vulnerability and playing to her creative strengths. With Chocolit, Sonta is reintroducing herself. After being stuck in what she calls a “love loop” during quarantine, she is set on proving her music can’t be contained in one category. Chocolit, showcases her multi-faceted personality as both an artist and a woman as she straddles the line between sweet, shy chanteuse and sultry, seductive dominatrix. The title itself is a nod to her sexy alter-ego and her embracing and unveiling her love life and friendships as a beautiful Chocolit woman.
Guided By Voices Announces New LP Via Rolling Stone
“pairs a steady drum downbeat with crunchy guitars, which open into a jangly chorus and, later, a tidy solo.” – Rolling Stone
Jah Sun & The Rising Tide are proud to announce “Stuck With You,” the third and final single from their upcoming album Running Through Walls, due out August 20, 2021. The single is out today and will be followed by an intimate video filmed on location in Goa, India. The band will be going out on tour this month to showcase music from the upcoming release. Full tour dates below.
Cold Weather Company Share “Movement” Single Via Atwood
On the video, Steve Shimchick of Cold Weather Company says: “We try to build a journey into each of our songs, typically based on what one of us is experiencing. For Movement, we also wanted to capture the journeys of our listeners. While the single is only a piece of the full song, it kicks off the answer to a prompt we gave our community in 2019, asking what was stopping them from making progress. It’s rewarding to finally have the song out two years later, as my hope is that those who replied to the prompt are in healthier places mentally and physically. As that may not be the case for everyone, we can also acknowledge the work still ahead of each of us, and the importance of taking things as they are from moment to moment—without overthinking or being too hard on ourselves. It’s a reminder I’ve been grateful for recently.”
Jeff Black of Gatekeeper has released his latest in a barrage of heavy metal singles, “Silence”, via Ghost Cult Magazine. The song features Lycanthro vocalist James Delbridge on guest vocals.
Depeche Mode Meets The Killers: Spotify New Noise Fav
Working with famed production and songwriting duo, HEAVY (Lovelytheband), LEVVELS debut release is a delicious fusion of genres. Featuring lustrous vocals, deep pulsating bass and 80s inspired synths, “Keep Me Alive” is a passionate plea for an idealized bond. The band has received strong Spotify editorial support, being added to the likes of Spotify’s New Noise and Alternative Beats.
DUNNOWHO & Danntik & Multi Ignite Flames with New Noise Debut,
“Ozono” marks DUNNOWHO and Danntik’s second collaboration, having previously come together for “Dorado” last year. Both hailing from Mexico, the DJ and rapper also join forces with New Zealand rapper, Multi, elevating the single into a multi-cultural release. As DUNNOWHO’s signature bass-trap sound design pumps through the futuristic number, Danntik and Multi drop scores of slamming vocals. Upon premiering, the three artists have also put together an accompanying music video.
TIA CARYS RELEASES NEW ‘REFUGEE’ FREESTYLE
Following the release of her debut EP ‘EnRoot’ last year, Tia Carys is back with the incredible ‘Refugee’ freestyle. The hard-hitting freestyle explores themes of Carys tough upbringing and discovering music with semantics of struggle, authoring and personal growth. Carys raps effortlessly over the near three-minute track, showcasing her rap prowess through the combination of critically upfront lyrics and demanding rhymes. The accompanying sepia-filtered video sees Carys in the studio delivering her bars with numerous destructive clips of the Powerpuff Girls edited in.
OUT TODAY: SHEARS releases new single “Afterthought” (FFO Sylvan Esso, Chvrches)
Following on from the fizzing and fun pop of previous single “Pick Me Up”, Edinburgh-based musician Becca Shearing aka SHEARS is back with the intense electro banger “Afterthought”, out today.
SHEARS had a successful introduction as a new artist in 2020 with sold-out headline shows, featuring on BBC Radio 1’s Introducing Hot List and her debut EP When You’re Around charting on a number of end-of-year lists. After a few months away honing her skills as an artist she returned last month with “Pick Me Up” and now follows with another terrific track.
Katy Alex is one of the most exciting new voices to emerge from the already burgeoning Liverpool music scene – still yet to do an official release, Katy’s co-writes and top lines have already gathered just short of 5 million streams on Spotify and is probably the biggest talent you’ve never heard of.
ELEANOR K SHARES OFFICIAL VIDEO FOR HER NEW SINGLE ‘ALL IN’ STARRING JACK FOX
Eleanor K achieved huge success during her time performing with Crystal Fighters, a journey which has seen her play everywhere from Glastonbury to Coachella and Red Rocks. Meanwhile, her other highlights have included working with Matthew Murphy of The Wombats on Love Fame Tragedy, collaborating with the acclaimed Vic Mensa and Moon Boots, and creating her own Kyiki project.
Acclaimed singer, songwriter and musician Liz Cooper has released her brand new single ‘Hot Sass’, the title track of her forthcoming album out September 3rd via Thirty Tigers.
Of the song, Cooper shares, “‘Hot Sass’ is a big fuck you to myself. It’s me looking within at the mess I’ve made and then picking up the pieces only to throw them all into my orange furry purse to savour for later. It’s my alter ego, the outcast and glue of the record. The sound of low lows and high highs and the stillness in between.”
With their new album Ritual being unveiled to the world this Friday, August 6 via Napalm Records, NYTT LAND offer another glimpse into their haunting and unique world of Shamanic Dark Folk!
Just as NYTT LAND begins “Svartravn” with mysterious whispers, the listener is pulled into the melancholic atmosphere of the song – a true display of NYTT LAND’s Shamanic Dark Folk. Experimental vocal technique meets deep, stomping percussive instrumentation inspired by ancient Siberian and Northern European culture. NYTT LAND are a truly unique duo and have rightfully earned millions of cross-platform streams with their authentic, traditional take on folk music.
DEAFHEAVEN DROP FINAL SINGLE + VIDEO AHEAD OF ALBUM RELEASE
San Francisco band Deafheaven’s forthcoming LP Infinite Granite is coming August 20th via Sargent House, today they debut the final single from it along with the first official video from the album. “In Blur” is a fever dream of melody and weighted past. The album was written during a period of unrelenting insomnia leaving a smear of morning blue across Infinite Granite from seeing the morning blue hour for months. “In Blur” fully encapsulates that notion as does the video. Directed by John Bradburn the video tips its hat to Sisyphus, the Greek Mythology story of rolling the boulder up the hill only for it to roll back down every time it neared the top. The song follows the first two singles “Great Mass of Color” and “The Gnashing.”
LA multi-hyphenate Miles Wesley drops intoxicating video for new tune ‘Medicine’
Consistently proving himself as one-to-watch, Miles carves his own place in the industry with his contemporary stylings. Seamlessly blending hip-hop vocabulary with impactful pop melodies, ‘Medicine’ sees Miles outline the notion of being hypnotized by an intoxicating relationship, as stripped back sonics lay solid ground for his self-assured vocal prowess.
Gozé has an emporium of successes including playing sold-out arenas, at venues including Red Rocks and Radio City Music Hall as well as live television performances on David Letterman, Conan O’Brien and many more. His single “Chasing Dreams” featuring rapper Old Man Saxon and trans activist Shea Diamond is the official song for Hulu’s Original Documentary, “Changing The Game.”