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Iron Lizards have released “Obey / Annihilate”, the second single leading up to their debut album ‘Hungry for Action’. The French power-trio combines raw, primitive rock n roll with 80’s hardcore into a tasty mixture of energetic, straightforward garage rock.
Fast, direct, and punchy, “Obey / Annihilate” captures the essence of Iron Lizards’ unfiltered sound. The single is out on all streaming platforms on August 6. Iron Lizards’ debut album ‘Hungry for Action’ will be released on The Sign Records on September 17th. The album is released on LP and CD, as well as digital format, and can be pre-ordered now.
DON’T PANIC DEBUTS POP-PUNK ANTHEM “RAMONA”
Pennsylvania’s rising pop-punk rockers DON’T PANIC are gearing up to release their second full-length album, Dark Horse, on September 3rd. Today, the band reveals the record’s third single, “Ramona,” which is available for streaming everywhere.
North Carolina’s acclaimed heavy rockers CRYSTAL SPIDERS (featuring Mike Dean on lead guitar) unleash a bone-rattling second track taken from their sophomore album ‘Morieris’, due out on October 1st on Ripple Music. Watch the trio’s “Maelstrom” new video exclusively via Invisible Oranges!
“Morieris has an unmatchable sense of impact; each smack of the floor tom and each warbly high note on the bass pop out of the mix in gritty clarity, whereas elsewhere they might have been mixed into near-nothingness. Unafraid of its rough and nastier edges, there’s no amplifier worship or tacky occult worship to be found here: just heavy music meant to rattle the bones.” describe Invisible Oranges editors.
Martin Garrix Joins Forces with G-Eazy and Sasha Alex Sloan on “Love Runs Out”
Hot on the heels of his official UEFA Euro 2020 track “We Are The People” with Bono and The Edge, Martin Garrix today releases another big collaboration “Love Runs Out,” joining forces with multi-platinum recording artist and producer G-Eazy and singer-songwriter Sasha Alex Sloan.
THE DOOBIE BROTHERS ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM “LIBERTÉ” OUT 10/1 + NEW EP OUT TODAY
Today, Four-time GRAMMY Award winners and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees, The Doobie Brothers, have announced the release of their 15th full-length album, titled LIBERTÉ. Produced and co-written by John Shanks (Bon Jovi, Sheryl Crow, Miley Cyrus), the body of work contains twelve brand new tracks by Tom Johnston, Pat Simmons and John McFee – Track listing is below.
Today, All Day I Dream favorite Sébastien Léger is welcomed back with open arms for a summery new longplayer, ‘Feel.’ In it, he’s supplied three new originals that showcase his continued effort to step outside the traditional confines of deep and melodic house.
Mrs. Henry Release Electric New Single “Peace, Love, Rock N Roll”
San Diego rock band Mrs. Henry has just dropped their single and video for “Peace, Love, Rock N Roll” from their upcoming 3-part rock opera, Keep On Rising. Would you be interested in writing about the single/video or adding the song to a Spotify playlist? Here are a few assets for your consideration:
Indie-pop duo Roses & Revolutions is set to release ‘Midnight Monsters,’ a new six-song EP, out October 15th via Nettwerk Records. Written in the middle of the night, in the strange hours before dawn when the world seems to stand still, there’s a quality of magical realism in each of the six tracks, where synth and analog sounds mix to create something otherworldly. But the album could only have been written during this past year, as the world experienced a collective warping of time and place. Inspired by the dystopian quality of quarantine and the emotional demons that hit hardest at night, the band created a sweeping album that blurs fantasy and reality with a sense of timelessness and escape that unfolds like a short film noir.
IMMORTALIZER – new single “Gone To Hell”
IMMORTALIZER is the personal project of Dave D.R. a multi-instrumentalist recording artist and performer from Ontario Canada.
He has influences from Heavy Metal and Rock pioneers like Motorhead, Judas Priest, Saxon, Iron Maiden, Dio, Black Sabbath, Ozzy, Primal Fear, Helloween, Gamma Ray, Van Halen, Thin Lizzy. Etc, but he has always tried his best to create new and exciting music.
SPLITSTEP RELEASES NEW SONG AND ACCOMPANYING VIDEO FOR “NEVER NOTICE”
The Denver, CO based acoustic, rock collective Splitstep deliver a bright acoustic sound with their melodic choruses, musical builds, and heartfelt lyrics. The band has debuted two songs “Highway” in 2019 and “The Shoulder” in 2020 and now they are releasing their third song “Never Notice” featuring the Westword Music Award-winning Guerrilla Fanfare Brass Band on August 6.
The first taste of transitioning from his pop-punk roots to a more pop-oriented sound, “Unlucky” available today is introspective and honest – grasping at a sense of comfort in a melancholic state. When you’re down on your luck, it’s easy to feel like the whole world is against you, but there is always a light at the end of the tunnel.
Her new album ‘Cosmicoma’ dropped recently on all streaming services and her latest single is “Black Bloods”. The single is a down tempo, moody alt/rock track with a cool 90’s reminiscent vibe.
Ominous Conclusions releases new video
Ominous Conclusions the Lovecraft-inspired instrumental progressive metal project of French guitarist and composer Louis Nas, has released a video for “Part 1: Alone”. The song is taken from his upcoming EP The Outsider which will be released on August 20th.
Louis commented “I’m so proud to finally share this music video of The Outsider – Part I: Alone! I’ve been working on this release a long time, but in the end, it was worth it! Besides, I’ve been really lucky to work with a wonderful dedicated team on the shooting, and to have the great opportunity to do it in a medieval castle of the XIth century! I still can’t believe it!”
Today, Nolan Potter shares his new single “Stubborn Bubble” via Brooklyn Vegan. On the track, Potter says, “Stubborn Bubble is really all about my love for sci-fi. The imagery in my head as I wrote it came from Dune, The Wrath of Khan, and Moebius’ illustrations for Jodorowsky’s Incal series of graphic novels. I wanted to evoke that spirit while making a jam that was a little heavier and a little more modern sounding than some of my other stuff. I think it stands out on the new record for its length and its slightly more aggressive nature. People will probably need lyrics sheets for this one cuz I wanted it to sound like the vocals were coming through a fucked up space helmet from a distance.”
Blak Madeen Reeducate With New Single “Takin You To School” FT Chuck D & El Da Sensei (Remix)
Blak Madeen (Al-J & Yusuf Abdul-Mateen) reeducate with their new single Takin You To School (Summer School Remix) FT Chuck D & El Da Sensei. Produced by the multi talented C-Doc, the track is a return to the essence of Boom Bap with scratches by cheese .”Chuck D educated an entire generation of Hip Hop so we had to drop knowledge in the verses. El Da Sensei brought the extra flavor” says Yusuf. “C-Doc is king on production especially his remixes.. you’re in for a surprise!” says Al. The original track is featured on their latest album “Let The Good Get Even” FT. Freeway, Sadat X, Tragedy Khadafi, Blacastan, Daddy-O and More. Check It out now on your preferred digital streaming provider via *SpitSlam Records*.
INDIA SHAWN RELEASES NEW SINGLE & MUSIC VIDEO “DON’T PLAY WITH MY HEART”
The track rides a simmering beat as her powerful delivery takes the spotlight. She flexes her impressive vocal range, reaching heavenly heights on the climactic chorus. In the accompanying visual directed by David Camerena, she plays an old vinyl and falls into a shimmering disco soul dream. Throughout the clip, she delivers a show-stopping performance and rocks various Studio 54-ready high fashion looks, nodding to the spirit and style of the seventies’ foremost icons with her own attitude.
Smash Into Pieces release explosive new single ‘Glow In The Dark’
‘Glow In The Dark’ shines a bright light on the band’s heavier side, blending the hard-hitting and catchy allure of glossy American rock radio with the industrial metallic power of Rammstein. Explosive and raw from the very beginning, the towering guitars and brazen drums provide a rock-solid foundation for frontman Chris Adam Hedman Sörbye, who effortlessly drapes his soaring melodies over them to create an earth-shattering punch.
***NEW VIDEO*** BigBob & Raf Almighty “BULLSEYE” ft Ruste Juxx & Skanks The Rap Martyr !!
LILHUDDY Releases Brand-New Single “Don’t Freak Out” Feat. iann dior, Tyson Ritter & Travis Barker
Today, singer, songwriter, and Immersive/Geffen Records artist LILHUDDY (aka Chase Hudson) releases his brand-new single entitled “Don’t Freak Out” featuring iann dior, All-American Rejects’ front man Tyson Ritter and Travis Barker, along with the official music video. This is LILHUDDY’s fourth single and first collaboration. The genre-blending track combines pop, punk, and hip-hop, all of which heavily influence Chase as a musician. “Don’t Freak Out” Feat. iann dior, Tyson Ritter & Travis Barker is undeniably catchy, a true summertime jam, and is available now at all digital retail providers via Immersive/Geffen Records.
“Absolutely Wonderful (Americana Highways)” – THE WANDERING HEARTS release Self-Titled Album TODAY Aug 6
The Wandering Hearts today release their long-awaited self-titled second album, alongside a new video for “On Our Way.” Rich with beautifully-crafted vocal harmonies, rootsy rock reflection, and folk-tinged songwriting, the album is the culmination of a long journey during which the entire world changed. The project started in 2019 with writing sessions in their studio in Hackney, UK before they headed to the Catskills, NY for recording with producers Simone Felice (Jade Bird, The Lumineers) and David Baron. The finishing touches came early in 2020, when they collaborated with the legendary Marty Stuart on “Dreams” at the Cash Cabin in Hendersonville, TN.
Electro-Folk Singer & Producer Hayden Calnin Shares Title Track From Upcoming Album
Today, Australian electro-folk singer, songwriter and producer Hayden Calnin shares the introspective title track, “What It Means To Be Human,” off of his upcoming LP out September 10th, 2021. Hayden explains, “Between two very long lockdowns in the State of Victoria in 2020, some friends and I went hiking and camping in the Victorian Alpine region, to regather, to reflect, to move our legs and to breathe new air. I spent a lot of time there reflecting on what was happening in the world, and the things I wanted to focus on from that point forward. It was a very important time for me to digest the global climate and what was going on inside my brain.”
Next Year is the new single by Tidal Wave.
Produced by us, mixed by Graham Walsh of Holy Fuck and mastered by Carlin Nicholson of Zeus, it’s written for anyone feeling lost, like they haven’t achieved enough at their age. We were inspired by that common feeling of not knowing who you are in your early 20s and wondering if you’re making the right decisions in life. Freezing up on next steps, just hoping that next year would magically be better, but then having the realization that change can only come from within.
Fab The Duo Releases New Single + Video for “Good Distraction”
After a year in quarantine, Fab The Duo is back with a vengeance with their angsty pop-rock anthem “Good Distraction”, and they look and sound better than ever. Following their critically acclaimed debut EP “Our Love Is Resistance” (recognized by Billboard, HuffPost, and GLAAD with the title track winning the weekly John Lennon Songwriting Award), the fierce power couple packed their bags and moved from New York to Los Angeles to start anew in the City Of Angels. With a sound inspired by artists like Hot Chelle Rae, One Direction and P!NK, their euphoric new single “Good Distraction” is the perfect Post-Pandemic Bop. “Good Distraction” was written when they were sick and tired of hearing bad news and wanted something that “uplifts the lonely, empowers the sad, and gives listeners an exhilarating three-minute distraction from the world.”
Shedding some light on the inspiration behind the lyrics, Vidali states, “This song is about the struggle to belong and how common it is today. It’s easy to go through life thinking you are strange or don’t fit in the same way other people do; but I think we’re all just trying to belong in our own way. We all want to appear like we have things figured out, but many of us are struggling to navigate this world, because it’s changing faster than it ever has.”