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VICTORIA MONÉT RETURNS WITH “COASTIN’”
Victoria Monét re-enters the chat today with groovy new single “Coastin’”, her first new drop of the summer, featuring production from The Stereotypes. The track is also her first musical release since giving birth to a beautiful baby girl. “Coastin’” is set to be a summer hit with a funky bassline, laid-back feel and Victoria’s contemporary reinvention of 70s funk. Hailing from Sacramento, Monét also calls the song a love letter to California. It interpolates Keni Burke’s “Risin’ to the Top” – a song also famously sampled in Mary Jane Girls “All Night Long”.
Electro-Prog Quartet TAUK Announces Otherworldly LP, ‘Chaos Companion,’ with Video for “The Let Out”
The wait is finally over for fans of electro-prog four-piece, TAUK, as they announce a full-length instrumental LP, Chaos Companion, due out September 24th. Over nine tracks, Chaos Companion is a cinematic collection that hints at everything from 70’s film scores and 80’s video games to 90’s R&B and modern dance music. The immersive record blurs the lines between analog and electronic as it balances old school grit and futuristic sheen in equal measure.
Rawayana Releases New Video “Váyanse Todos a Mama” Feat. Los Amigos Invisibles & Cheo Pardo
Today Latin Grammy-nominated Venezuelan art collective, Rawayana, launches a new video for “Váyanse Todos a Mama'” with legendary Venezuelan band Los Amigos Invisibles & Cheo Pardo and announces signing to global agency Creative Artists Agency (CAA). “Rawayana represents the constant evolution of Latin music. We’re beyond excited to have this amazing group join the CAA family,” says Bruno del Granado (Head of CAA’s Miami office).
Central Heat Exchange Premiere “Almost To You” via FLOOD
Last month, Central Heat Exchange (C.H.E.) announced their self-titled debut LP. A collaborative project from a group of musicians spread throughout the US & Canada, and concentrated in Austin, Chicago, & Winnipeg, its core members are Adam Soloway of Living Hour, Santiago RD of Daphne Tunes and Jacob and Paul Stolz of Varsity and Pool Holograph, though their forthcoming album involves a broad network of collaborators that include members of Broken Social Scene, Lala Lala, Fran, The Weakerthans, Sun June, Do Make Say Think and many others. They have so far shared two tracks from the album (due out September 10th on Birthday Cake, Citrus City and Sunroom Records), which have each featured members of their other projects on lead vocals, “Directly Down,” which is sung by Stephanie Smith of Varsity, and “Tulips At My Bedside” which features Sam Sarty of Living Hour. Today they’re sharing a third single from the record entitled “Almost To You” via a premiere with FLOOD.
West Side Joe & The Men of Soul Debut New Music Video
With a sound drawing comparisons to Los Lobos, Staple Singers, Tedeschi Trucks Band, and Little Feat, Joe Schicke has enjoyed incredible success in the music industry playing with blues artists Earl the Pearl, Billy Gibson, Larry Lee (guitarist for Al Green), and Big Joe Turner (bassist for Albert and B.B. King), among several other notable names in the blues scene.
Charlotte Cornfield (Polyvinyl / Double Double Whammy) announces new album ‘Highs in the Minuses’
Charlotte Cornfield today announces her new album Highs in the Minuses will be released on October 29th, 2021, via Polyvinyl (Squirrel Flower, Oceanator, Xiu Xiu) / Double Double Whammy (Hovvdy, Great Grandpa, Lomelda) — the first-ever co-release for both labels.
Roxè Launches ‘No Hate No Violence’ Campaign
Roxè, gospel hip-hop’s most buzzed-about, emerging singer, songwriter, and rapper, leans into his spirituality with his breakout song “Jesus: Kingdom of Love,” a top single that has rapidly garnered over 30,000 streams on Spotify. His electrifying dance and choreography bring fun and excitement to the Gospel stage like never before. Today, the artist released the video to accompany the single from his debut album entitled “Roxè, The One” and officially debut his “No Hate No Violence” campaign, all part of his mission to empower listeners to be part of a generation that ends the cycle of violence.
Art Rockers Tidal Wave Share “Next Year”
“Next Year,” the first offering from Tidal Wave’s forthcoming self-titled EP, captures the melancholia of not knowing who you are in your early 20’s. Questioning your decisions, freezing up, not making things happen for yourself – instead just hoping for next year to be better. Suddenly, you’re struck with the realization that change can only come from within.
SILENT WINTER – “Shout” (Official Music Video) from album “Empire of Sins”
The album “Empire of Sins” of power metallers “Silent Winter”, has been established with an impressive feedback worldwide for several months, having really entered the debate for one of the top albums of 2021.
Larry June Shares “Grand Nash Chronicles” vid ft Trae tha Truth
Bay Area rapper Larry June has shared the video to “Grand Nash Chronicles” off of his latest project Orange Print that broke the Billboard 200, debuted at #1 Billboard Heatseakers, and landed in the Rolling Stone Breakthrough Artist Chart. Accompanied by Trae tha Truth, they pay homage to the classic 1987 Buick Grand National car and the city of Houston as they hang outside Minute Maid Park (home to the Astros). June maintains his perfectly-at-ease lifestyle on his upward trajectory as an important voice in rap; while Trae tha Truth just won the Change Maker Award at the Billboard Music Awards.
Jonah Nilsson, lead vocalist for Dirty Loops, a major YouTube sensation with over 60 million views to date, is breaking new ground today with his debut solo album Now Or Never, available via Jammcard Records. Totally individual and complex in his creation, the pop virtuoso combines elements of R&B, funk, soul and disco for a confident release that hits on all the right beats. Now Or Never includes the recent singles “Diamond Ring” with a shredding guitar solo from the legendary hero Steve Vai, as well as the cover of Michael Jackson’s “Bad” featuring Jordan Rudess (Dream Theater), Anomalie and Justin Lee Schultz. Fresh off the record is a brand new single “Independent Girl” with 5-time GRAMMY winner Jacob Collier.
GLOOP: New Noise Magazine Premieres “Shadows” By Baltimore Noise Rock Trio
New Noise Magazine is hosting the exclusive advance stream of “Shadows,” the new single from Baltimore, Maryland-based eccentric noise rock trio, GLOOP. The track precedes the band’s impending third album, Crayon Sun, nearing release late this month via Grimoire Records.
SURF CURSE DEBUT “FREAKS” VIDEO
“We never had any intention to make a music video for “Freaks,” but when the opportunity occurred we knew what it needed to be,” says the band. “We had to make a video set in Charles Burns’ Black Hole world, which originally inspired the song. We were lucky to cast our friends and put them in this mutant makeup. We were lucky to capture great moments on film and had an opportunity to make an ode to a graphic novel that heavily inspired us.”
Sprayground Creates New Music Video with Wyclef Jean & Sandflower To Promote Their Biggest Collection Yet
Sprayground – the world’s most innovative streetwear brand has got everyone’s backs covered with its biggest backpack launch in the history of its existence – a 100-piece collection filled with the most edgy designs the world of accessories has ever seen. It doesn’t stop there, to launch the most-anticipated collection to date, Sprayground has partnered with iconic artist and musician Wyclef Jean & genre defying artist Sandflower to promote the drop, with a 1-minute music video, mixed and mastered by world renowned music producers’ Buda and Grandz and Heads Music.
TOBi & Mick Jenkins release video for “Off The Drugs”
Winner of the 2021 Juno Award for Best Rap Recording of the Year for his project Elements, Vol., Canada-raised/Nigeria-born TOBi and Mick Jenkins today release the video for their old school collaborative groove “Off The Drugs” via Same Plate/RCA Records.
Wing Vilma shares tropical new track “Bridges”; Self-discovery via electronics & natural sounds on ‘Spirit Practice’ LP out 8/13
Wing Vilma is a name Miles Coleman has been using since 2017, and has become a major part of their persona since its inception. First captured on the 2018 album Safe By Night, the Grand Rapids-born artist creates music by harvesting found sound from real areas of the Michigan landscape and crafting percussive sequences along with melodic textures.
LISTEN: Flight Facilities Drops ‘Move ft. DRAMA’
Today, live electronic duo Flight Facilities return with ‘Move’, their latest single featuring DRAMA, the Chicago-based collaboration composed of producer Na’el Shehade and vocalist Via Rosa. Flight Facilities’ knack for sending listeners on a musical journey through time shines through once again as we’re transported back to the early days of the 1980s Chicago house music movement. Vibrant rolling piano progressions blend seamlessly with a distinct 909 rhythm, which are then layered with Rosa’s silvery vocals to create an instant classic that is sure to be white hot on the dance floor.
JORJA SMITH UNVEILS NEW SINGLE “ALL OF THIS”
Produced by Grammy-nominated producer & DJ Guilty Beatz, the track is Amapiano inspired – a genre for which Guilty is often known for including within his productions. A style of house music that emerged from South Africa in 2012, Amapiano is born out of a hybrid of deep house, jazz and lounge music characterized by synths, airy pads and wide and percussive bass lines. Jorja’s vocal is sombre throughout, which in turn juxtaposes the hypnotic mood of the production and with every listen, the sound continues to evolve; uplifting the listener each time.
Combining gothic, with industrial and even elements of hip-hop, In Veil are a powerful duo pushing boundaries to deliver a unique sound. Their new EP ‘Lunatic’ is streaming now exclusively via Terra Relicta and releases on the 6th August 2021.
Disconnected Souls unveil a piano and vocal rendition of ‘Divergence’
‘Divergence’ is one of the most popular tracks by the genre breaking metallers. Holly created this emotional, stripped back, keyboard and vocal rendition to give the track a different feel. ‘Divergence’ is taken from our debut EP ‘Warring Elements’ which is re-releasing on a limited number of CDs on the 10th September 2021.
NY Shoegaze/Alt Outfit, MANU Shares New Single, Announce New Album ‘Earth’ // FFO: MBV, Hum, Deftones
Overturned is about the changing landscape of the area we live in and is off our new album ‘Earth’, being released Sept 3 on all streaming platforms and on a limited edition cassette. We would love your thoughts!
Louisiana metalcore band ENDURE THE AFFLICTION have released their new song “Identity” via Ghost Cult Magazine. The song will be released on streaming platforms tomorrow with an accompanying video.
The band commented “Most people will reach a point in life where they take a deep look into themelves and realize that they aren’t the person they want to be; that they could be so much more. Since humans are problem solvers, we seek what got us to that point and eliminate it. This is what this song is about; that journey of ‘fixing’ yourself from the inside out.”
LORDE DROPS ACOUSTIC VERSION OF “STONED AT THE NAIL SALON”
GRAMMY® Award-winning multiplatinum artist LORDE took to her website to drop the stunning new acoustic version of her most recent song “Stoned at the Nail Salon”. Lorde is accompanied by Jack Antonoff on guitar for this acoustic rendition which was filmed at Electric Lady Studios in New York City. The video is the latest in new content from the artist ahead of her highly anticipated third studio album, Solar Power, which will be released via Republic Records on August 20th.