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BOOZEWA RELEASE “DEB” VIDEO
Boozewa (Featuring members of Backwoods Payback) have unleashed a video for their song “Deb”. The track is taken from their upcoming EP of the same name which will be released tomorrow. The EP was mastered by Tad Doyle of the legendary band TAD at Witch Ape Studio in Seattle Washington.
The band commented “By the end of 2020 we had written roughly 20 songs and with ‘Deb’ I think we really started to settle into what I guess you could say is our ‘sound.’ It’s off, it’s catchy, it’s heavy, it’s Boozewa. We recorded the tune on the four-track cassette machine again, and this time sent it off to Tad Doyle (Tad/Witch Ape Studio) for mastering. If there’s a light in the dark year that was 2020 it was definitely getting to work with someone I’ve been a giant fan of for the better part of the last 20 years, that being Tad!”
Pulling inspiration from the world’s most eclectic musicians, filmmakers and influencers, Bellamia is now showcasing her own ethereal world through her single “Sixteen Candles” produced by Justin Raisen and directed by STEEN. The Tim Burtonesque visual takes you on a whimsical ride with what it really means to come of age in Hollywood. From cigarette candles on birthday cakes, to confetti revolvers, to headless volleyball tossing, making a name for yourself in Hollywood as you creep towards adulthood can be haunting. Most of the times, there are dark, hidden riddles that most people find themselves solving the hard way.
Duran Duran release new single ‘More Joy!’ Featuring Chai
On the new track – ‘MORE JOY!’ – Duran Duran channel just that; drilling down on their signature pop energy while adding a flavor of J-pop-disco-punk with collaborators CHAI, the fast-rising all-girl punk band from Nagoya, Japan. With ‘MORE JOY!’ Duran Duran show off all the reasons why they’re still one of the most exciting and forward-looking bands on the planet. With fast-paced synths, driving percussion and CHAI’s group chant of “more joy!”, the track does nothing but evoke pure elation.
joan Release New Single & Visual “waiting on nothing”
Beloved Arkansas duo joan have released their darkly hopeful single, “waiting on nothing”, and accompanying visual today! The track is from “bye”, one of two upcoming EP’s (“hi” & “bye”) set to hit later this year via Photo Finish Records. “waiting on nothing” is a perfect 80’s meets 2021 ballad, immediately familiar and yet totally new, a very different side of joan and an absolute must listen!
Skanners “Greatest Hits” out on October via Music for the Masses
To celebrate the 35th discographic anniversary of the Band and the forthcoming 40th since its formation, Music for the Masses has the honour to announce the agreement with legendary Italian metallers Skanners for the release of their first Greatest Hits which goes through the Band’s whole career.
Justin Bieber and Pollen Presents will be heading to Las Vegas this October for a very special experience, Justin Bieber & Friends, The Vegas Weekender from October 7-10th. This one of a kind intimate get-away will be completely curated by Justin. He’ll handpick his favorite musical guests to join him while also creating a bespoke itinerary of activities based around his own personal passions.
Justin Bieber is one of the world’s biggest stars, an arena selling, chart-topping singer, who earlier this year released his acclaimed sixth album Justice. Justin Bieber & Friends, The Vegas Weekender will be his first ever curated travel experience and a unique opportunity to really get to know one of pop music’s most visible stars.
The Home Team Announces New Album ‘Slow Bloom’
“The title track of our new album Slow Bloom was the final one we wrote during the writing process, making it a fantastic summation of the things we learned throughout our time writing it and the mature but nevertheless fun demeanor we were going for,” notes frontman Brian Butcher. “Any musician is excited for their newest work of art, but this album also represents a huge stepping stone for us in finding out exactly what kind of music we will be moving forward with creating. It feels like we’ve finally found our identity as a band.
HD4PRESIDENT SHARES OFFICIAL VIDEO FOR “TOUCH DOWN 2 CAUSE HELL (BOW BOW BOW)”
“I feel like the ‘Touch Down’ video captures the right vision for the song and matches the viral moments from TikTok and social media,” says HD4President. “And it shows good vibes and fun times – bringing fun back to the music scene.”
Initially released independently, “Touch Down 2 Cause Hell (Bow Bow Bow)” exploded after a TikTok user uploaded a video of herself and a friend dancing to the track in May 2021. To date, there have been over 1.2 million TikTok creations – including clips by Lizzo, Coi Leray, City Girls, Latto, Niecy Nash, Gabrielle Union and Jessica Alba – and over 1.5 billion views on the platform. Complex included “Touch Down 2 Cause Hell (Bow Bow Bow)” in its recent round-up of “The Best TikTok Trends and Challenges Right Now.”
Slimelife Shawty Balls Out in Miami Beach in “SLATT Bizness” Video
Slimelife Shawty uses his knack for conversational melody and raw lyricism to create some of Atlanta’s most effecting trap music. His new single, “Slatt Bizness,” brims with the street wisdom for which he’s known. Rhyming over a bed of rippling pianos, wailing guitars, and upbeat percussion, Slimelife describes a motto to live by, explaining how he gets far by minding his own business and following his creative muse, never needing any input from others: “I’m way past ridin’ the wave, they been tryna ride the wave/N****, I’m tryna create an ocean.” In the video, directed by ShotByWolf, Slimelife and his crew bond in Miami Beach, as they shoot hoops, eat Cuban cuisine, try to capture a rogue iguana, and interact with locals in the city streets. “Slatt Bizness” is the 22-year-old rapper’s first single since the poignant “Baby Boy,” which has over 1.5 million YouTube views since its release in May.
Cairns-based singer-songwriter, Talitha Jae, is an accomplished songwriter and an artist on the rise. She is currently two singles into the release of her debut EP titled ‘Spilt T’ due for release on all streaming platforms from Friday, August 6.
Whilst her musical style does sit on the fence of folk, indie, pop, country, jazz and blues, Talitha’s melodic mash-up tells quite a relatable narrative, her soft, angelic and dulcet tones engaging the listener from the beginning.
Ottawa Rocker ASH RAVENS Reflects on Toxic Relationships with “Beautiful Lies”
Taking on the “lies and deception” this Ottawa-based, Bangladeshi-born rocker experienced in a past relationship, bilingual musical virtuoso Ash Ravens has burst onto the Canadian music scene with a brand-new, tongue-in-cheek single called “Beautiful Lies” — available now!
YSL Signee YTB Trench Releases New Video For “Toxicity”
Today, breakout Young Stoner Life Records artist YTB Trench releases his new music video for “Toxicity” off of his debut project Versatalien. “Toxicity” is a standout track on the project, showcasing Trench’s melodic sound, raw storytelling ability, and effortless delivery. For the visual, Trench teams up with acclaimed director Cole Bennett. The cinematic music video follows Trench as he turns the tables during an attempted robbery and navigates the following events, all while flawlessly delivering the track’s passionate lyrics.
Mariangela Demurtas releases cover of “Opium” by Dead Can Dance
Italian singer Mariangela Demurtas (Vocalist of Tristania and Ardours) has released a stunning cover of the Dead Can Dance song “Opium” via her Youtube channel.
Mariangela commented “I think Dead Can Dance is one of the most amazing bands in the world. I decided to sing this cover because I am fascinated by their beauty and sadness-My voice went open and free for the song, just the way I like it!”
Toronto Lo-Fi Indie Popster CARPET OF HORSES Releases Sweet New Offering in “Honeybee”
Canadian artist Tobin James Stewart and his rock project Carpet of Horses unveil a dreamy new synco-pop, low-fi indie offering with this, CoH’s recently released single, “Honeybee” — available now!
“When I made this song with Need For Speed it was just like any of our other collabs. Sharing ideas, interacting and humming melodies. When Felix (NFS) showed me the first idea of this song I immediately knew it felt special. Even though he recorded his vocals through laptop speakers I wanted to keep them for the final version. “Holding Up For You” is a simple yet beautiful phrase that sets the tone of this emotional club track. A cinematic intro that builds to a bass and percussion driven tune.”
The 16-track opus illuminates every side of the rising star from his gruff confessional verses and hammering hooks to moments of intense introspection. Commanding an overwhelming response from social media and the streets, he incited anticipation with a series of surprise Instagram posts this week. On Wednesday, he promised, “35,000 comments and I’ll drop it”—and he generated 100,000-plus likes in less than eight hours!