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KAITLYN AURELIA SMITH & EMILE MOSSERI ANNOUNCE DEBUT PROJECT
Today, composer, performer and producer Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith and Academy Award-nominated producer, singer and composer Emile Mosseri have released their first joint single “Log In Your Fire” with the official video. “Log In Your Fire” is the first song from the duo’s new two cycle album, I Could Be Your Dog (Prequel), coming September 15th on Ghostly International.
Booker Stardum, the Los Angeles and New York-based musician and producer, today shared a Carl Stone remix of “Parking Lot”, a track off his newly released album CRATER. “Booker gave me carte blanche, and so I wanted to return with a track that was not blanche but featured instead many colors and flavors”, says Stone, “mixed in with his music, disassembled and reformulated, as in a post-post-modern entree.”
DANA DENTATA ANNOUNCES DEBUT ALBUM PANTYCHRIST
The first female signee to Roadrunner Records, Pantychrist is the sound of a new beginning for Dana Dentata. Recorded over lockdown with an array of producers including Travis Barker, Dylan Brady, Arthur Rizk, NOLIFE, Yawns & Fish Narc, Italian Leather and others, Pantychrist represents the culmination of Dana Dentata’s spiritual and artistic breakthrough; her evolution from darkness into light. A collection of songs resulting from a period healing and positive manifestations, Pantychrist is the sound of her coming to life.
Listen to Zelma Stone’s “Come Back” off her upcoming EP, The Best, that’s out August 20th.
There’s a certain magic in the ability to gild tragedy with rhinestones, and Zelma Stone, the moniker of Bay Area native Chloe Zelma Studebaker, perfects that sleight of hand on The Best. Where 2020’s lauded Dreamland was a backward glance at fresh grief, Studebaker’s third EP is an homage to what’s ahead, and the EP’s marriage of vulnerability and bravado asserts Zelma Stone as a captivating voice in contemporary songwriting. “In the past, I often felt caught up in the sensation of constantly looking back, wondering where the time went and what could have been,” says Studebaker. “I spent a lot of this year learning to trust myself and embrace new chapters. The theme of moving forward and accepting change is very present throughout this record, and it was exciting exploring these ideas with a fuller sound and more dramatic dynamics.”
Le Ren Announces Debut LP ‘Leftovers’ Out 10/15 (Secretly Canadian), Shares First Single/Video “Dyan”
“My intention was to try to describe the way I feel eternally connected to my mother while living far away from her, especially during the pandemic when distance feels bigger than it did before,” explains Le Ren of the meaning behind “Dyan.” “I’m constantly reminded of her love – in seeing the sky turn a certain shade of blue, in silver-grey hair, in the music I make and listen to because of her. I also recognize her in the way I speak and how I process certain emotions.” “This video is an ode to the touch and gestures taught to us by our mothers/guardians,” adds Vanderkruyk. “The visual impressions we learn in childhood that dictate our ways of seeing and understanding the world. And for Le Ren, who has such a strong commitment to given and chosen family, the practice of these gestures come as naturally as breathing. To display her warmth feels integral to her music.”
THEY HATE CHANGE SIGN TO JAGJAGUWAR + DROP VIDEO FOR NEW SONG
Tampa Bay production/rap/DIY duo They Hate Change has signed to the highly influential and renowned label Jagjaguwar. To celebrate they’ve dropped a new song and video for “Faux Leather” a homage to Manchester post-punk legends A Certain Ratio, a band held in high regard by the group. Directed by Xandra Robyn, the first part of the video directly references ACR’s Early album cover featuring They Hate Change in a constantly moving dynamic single cover that fans can screenshot creating many different versions of the single art. The second half points to They Hate Change’s DIY scene roots – specifically the Gulf Coast House show scene – part of their story that will continue to unfold as the group brings fans into their meticulously curated universe. On the song, the group notes “Faux Leather is a bridge to the future from a musical No Man’s Land. Un-ignorable music from the most-ignored origins. The direct result of leaning into confusion.”
TURNSTILE SHARE NEW SINGLE “FLY AGAIN”
Recorded with producer Mike Elizondo and co-produced by TURNSTILE vocalist Brendan Yates, GLOW ON follows TURNSTILE’s 2018 album TIME & SPACE, which saw the Baltimore band charting new ground for hardcore, expanding stylistic boundaries and celebrating new possibilities. With GLOW ON that utopic vision is fully realized; 15 tracks devoid of borders, boundaries, or entry obstacles, only abundant imagination, heart, and grooves plucked from all corners of the musical spectrum. GLOW ON includes the singles “BLACKOUT,” “HOLIDAY,” “MYSTERY,” “NO SURPRISE,” and “T.L.C. (TURNSTILE LOVE CONNECTION),” the latter four of which appear on TURNSTILE’s recent TURNSTILE LOVE CONNECTION EP and companion short film. GLOW ON also includes guest features from Blood Orange on “ALIEN LOVE CALL,” “LONELY DEZIRES,” with additional vocal contributions on “ENDLESS.”
‘Resign’ is PLANET’s first release of 2021, and opens with a dynamic wall of lush guitar chords and searing licks over a punchy, driving rhythm section. Compelling alt-pop vocal hooks push the track forward towards the heartfelt, anthemic release of its chorus.
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!”
Media Jeweler (Fire Talk) share “Smile” / Share Talkhouse essay about the creative value karaoke
As LA’s Media Jeweler prepare for the release of their new album The Sublime Sculpture of Being Alive this week on Fire Talk Records (Dehd, Mamalarky, PACKS), the band are sharin a final taste of the record in the form of the sprawling, euphoric closer “Smile”.
Day Wave Shares New Single & Video “Before We Knew” || Out Now On [PIAS] Recordings
Following the release of his acclaimed EP Crush last April, today Day Wave has returned with breezy reverie “Before We Knew.”
A lyric like “I feel like tapping out, but I can’t let you beat me” naturally rings out as both timely and empowering, yet there is an existential and enduring pain ringing out in Jackson Phillips’ voice on “Before We Knew.” Phillips has been releasing hooky, smooth guitar pop as Day Wave since 2015, but his latest communicates a sense of renewed urgency—and for good reason.
DEVIANT PROCESS Premieres New Song, “The Hammer of Dogma”
Canadian tech death rising stars DEVIANT PROCESS will be releasing their sophomore full-length, ‘Nurture,’ on October 15, 2021! The band is now premiering the second single from the offering, “The Hammer of Dogma.” The song can be heard at THIS LOCATION.
Today, iconic bass music DJ, producer and label owner SNAILS releases the highly-anticipated second edition of his SLIME TIME EP series. Well known around the world for his unparalleled sound design that combines bass, trap, dubstep and metal, the Montreal native gifts us with three high-octane tracks in SLIME TIME PT. 2 now available on all digital streaming services.
Oscar Lang Releases New Single and Video For “Yeah!”
Fast-rising multi-instrumentalist and artist/producer Oscar Lang has released “Yeah!” – the final single from his debut full length Chew The Scenery, out August 13 on Dirty Hit. The track highlights the way love language can complicate communication as we reveal ourselves to the people we want in our lives and was created by Lang to “capture 90s old-school break-beats, mixed with a little bit of rock to keep it fun and vibey.”
DEMPSEY HOPE RELEASES NEW TRACK “strawberry cheesecake”
Dempsey says, “this record overall is a fun summer love song but “strawberry cheesecake” in this is a symbol for that special thing you can do for your significant other, maybe they’re in a bad mood or you messed up some plans you guys had and you need to make up for it so you stop and get their favorite treat. kinda like “brownie points” if you know what that means? my girlfriend doesn’t actually love strawberry cheesecake it was more of a metaphor, my girls equivalent to strawberry cheesecake is probably coffee or just my love and affection.”
HIGH DESERT QUEEN sign to Ripple Music + new video “The Mountain vs The Quake” available!
Austin-based hard rockers HIGH DESERT QUEEN sign to Ripple Music for the release of their debut full-length ‘Secrets of the Black Moon’ on October 15th, 2021. Preorder the album and watch their brand new video “The Mountain vs The Quake” right now!
Relocating from Houston in 2020 to accommodate the talents of bassist Matt Metzger and drummer Phil Hook, HIGH DESERT QUEEN found themselves in the enviable position of having twelve songs ready to commit to tape. Undeterred by a series of COVID-related setbacks, they finally completed the recording with Jeff Henson (Duel) at Red Nova Ranch studios in Austin, TX, and are ready to bring it barreling forth to the people just two years since the band’s formation.
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.
The Joy Formidable share video for new single “Interval” | New album “Into The Blue” out Aug 20 via Hassle Records
Lead singer and guitarist Ritzy Bryan comments: “The Coral Pink Sand Dunes are one of my favourite spots in Southern Utah , mountains of moving sand that constantly change their size and shape. This shifting landscape feels like a perfect setting for a song about change and finding yourself at a juncture in life. It’s a rejection of being someones temporary amusement, we all deserve truth & to find people who bring us sunshine & love enduringly. Running and falling off 80ft dunes was a very visceral way of feeling that freedom again. You are not defined by the deception or manipulation you’ve encountered. You’ve stayed strong, picked up the pieces and moved on to live the authentic life you deserve.”
BoyCoupon have released their new single, “Liftoff.” The duo takes musical experimentation to the next frontier on this pulsating indie/electro track. Vivacious vocals traverse the terrain of intricate soundscapes crafted through unparalleled production to take listeners to another world. On the heels of their single, “OHWELL,” this latest offering continues to showcase the duo’s innate ability to create music that pushes the boundaries of genre.
SUBFIRE – New Official Music Video
SUBFIRE proudly announced their collaboration with Symmetric Records for the release of their new album “Define The Sinner”.
The new heavy/power metal force from Greece for fans of Halloween, Judas Priest, Blind Guardian, produced by power metal mastermind Bob Katsionis!
Hyperpop’s midwxst releases “Tic Tac Toe” + Announces New EP!
Today, midwxst, born Edgar Sarratt III, shares the new song and video “Tic Tac Toe.” The latest single from the midwxst upstart displays his playful energy and spit-fire cadences as he weaves through 8-bit clicks and squishy toy squeaks. In tandem with the single, midwxst announces his EP BACK IN ACTION out September 15th via Geffen Records. The single and announcement follows the previously-released songs “Made It Back” and “Ruthless” along with his Summer03 EP released earlier this year.
CHROME WAVES: Treble Premieres “Tired” Single As Third LP, The Rain Will Cleanse, Nears Release Through Transcending Records And Disorder Recordings
Treble is hosting the exclusive premiere of “Tired,” the latest single from CHROME WAVES. The track precedes the band’s third album, The Rain Will Cleanse, nearing release through Transcending Records and Disorder Recordings.
On the new video for “Bones” the band shares, “A window into a windowless cell, faded with pale paint and stained by mildew – the video tells a bleak and desperate story of a young man looking for the wrong cure when it so often feels like we are grabbing the red pill when we ought to be grabbing the blue one. We wanted people’s first thoughts while watching this video, and immediately after, to be ‘this character is being broken down to his / her / their bones, and is experiencing a powerful change from their recent condition.'”