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Written by Kylie Sackley (Sam Hunt, Keith Urban, Alan Jackson, Faith Hill) and Thomas Finchum, the energetic and upbeat track features Curtis’ spot-on vocal performance accompanied by a clever and engaging lyrical storyline. The Texas native has performed and toured with artists including country icon Dolly Parton, Tanya Tucker, Daryl Singletary and more. He is also gearing up to release a new single in September (confidential).
RUNESCARRED release new video for “Madman Across the Water”
RUNESCARRED unveil a new music video to accompany their first acoustic track from the upcoming release. RUNESCARRED’S 2020 album, The Distant Infinite, is re-releasing with six brand new acoustic tracks on the 24th September 2021.
Manchester, New Hampshire DUST PROPHET are streaming their new single “The High Capital” via The Ripple Effect. The song is inspired by John Milton’s Paradise Lost and will be released on their upcoming album which is set to come out in spring of 2022.
SHEFF G, SLEEPY HALLOW AND A BOOGIE WIT DA HOODIE LINK UP TO “RUN IT UP” FOR NEW SONG AND VIDEO
To accompany the infectious track is the eye-catching video directed by Claudia Rezir, the sole woman executive from Winners Circle’s management team, with executive producers Sheff G, Sleepy Hallow, Karel “White” Jorge, Jeremy “JERM” Soto, and producer EA Thomas. Filmed in New Jersey, the video concept created by Sheff and Rezir is a nod to women who fearlessly chase after their idea of success – by any means necessary. Social media powerhouses The Clermont Twins, Karin Jinsui and Morning Star drive the point home in Rezir’s directorial debut. Click here to watch.
Austin rock’n’roll unit HOLY DEATH TRIO unleash a third single taken from their vibrant debut full-length ‘Introducing…’, to be released on September 17th via Ripple Music. Get into the doom-laden vibe of “Witch Doctor” right now!
“This new single “Witch Doctor” pitches an almost meditative mood to start, leading into a slow blues jam with undertones of doom and backwoods rituals. It’s as swampy a number as you could ask for from Holy Death Trio – especially if you were curious to see what this vibrant, high-energy crew can do with a dark, occultic dirge,” describes Doomed and Stoned’s editor.
JOHN MAYER’S “WILD BLUE” VIDEO RELEASED TODAY
The first single from the GRAMMY Award®-winning singer/songwriter guitarist and producer – “LAST TRAIN HOME” – currently tops the AAA radio chart and the video has been nominated for an MTV Video Music Award for Best Rock Video.
Carter Beckworth Releases Video for Latest Single and Love Poem, “Jillian”
Originally written as a love poem for his then girlfriend, Carter Beckworth’s latest single, “Jillian”, showcases his dynamic style in which he combines Americana, Country and Folk. The new video is his first from his upcoming album, pocketknife, due later this Summer.
DVSN AND TY DOLLA $IGN SHARE THROWBACK SLOW JAM “MEMORIES”
“Memories” finds dvsn—the duo of singer Daniel Daley and GRAMMY Award-winning producer Nineteen85—and Ty Dolla $ign showcasing their malleability and attention to detail, crafting a smooth throwback slow jam complete with vocoders that bring home the arrangement.
G-EAZY DROPS NEW SONG + VIDEO “RUNNING WILD (TUMBLR GIRLS 2)” FT. KOSSISKO
The release only further teases a big announcement from G is coming soon, as fans eagerly await his highly-anticipated new album These Things Happen Too.
What does the vast majesty of isolation sound like? Born of the idea to craft a single piece of sonic destruction, ALTARS OF THE MOON was conceptualized in the mind of Nate Verschoor (Uada) during the initial Covid lockdown of 2020. After burying himself in its inspiration, a single thirty-minute journey into the depths of massive soundscapes and dark movements was born.
Harry Hudson Releases New Music Video For “Mad Enough”
Harry Hudson has released a new music video for single “Mad Enough,” taken from his sophomore album, Hey, I’m Here For You (out now via MSFTS/Roc Nation). Accentuated by flourishes of airy guitar, synth beats, and Harry’s soulful vocals, “Mad Enough” speaks to the moments of frustration seen in a relationship that has reached its end while the video offers a glimpse into the message behind the album as he provides support for others during the times when they need it the most.
Princess Century celebrates LGBTQ relationships in “Stupid Things” video out today; New LP ‘s u r r e n d e r’ out 10/1 on Paper Bag Records
Princess Century is the Canadian musical force, DJ and producer Maya Postepski well known for her feature-length film scores, global DJ gigs and her celebrated playing and production work within the worlds of Austra, Peaches and alongside producer Robert Alfons in TR/ST.
Featuring members of indie-punk darlings Elway & Chumped, Dirty Shrines is a brand new project that is ready to drop their debut LP, Digital Ego, on the scene. The Colorado based quartet certainly shares similarities to their current/former bands, but Dirty Shrines puts a spotlight on their love for 70’s guitarmonies and 90’s alt-rock. On their second single, “The Devil You Know”, Dirty Shrines slow things down with shiny open chords as they build the song up to a fuzzed out conclusion. The song is currently streaming exclusively at PunkNews.org.
Remi Wolf will cement her status as one of pop music’s brightest young stars when her debut album Juno lands on October 15th. To celebrate the announcement, Wolf has unveiled two new standout efforts “Quiet On Set” & “Grumpy Old Man,” the second and third new songs off the forthcoming album. Both tracks are accompanied by visualizers that showcase Remi’s eye for effervescent visual aesthetics.
NAYANA IZ Shares New Track “Rani” || Out Now On Different Recordings
Distinctive UK talent NAYANA IZ share’s her new track today titled “Rani.” Her boundless sound crosses genre lines incorporating nods of futuristic club-rap, injected with sharp techno jabs and hard-hitting, staccato bars. The bold production of “Rani,” with its dark, gritty undertones, heavy bassline and experimental soundscape, nods to halcyon, Boy In Da Corner era Dizzee Rascal.
Waterparks Release Music Video for “The Secret Life of Me”
Waterparks recently released their long-awaited fourth album Greatest Hits which features notable singles “Just Kidding”, “You’d Be Paranoid Too (If Everyone Was Out To Get You)”, “Numb” and “Snow Globe”. The Greatest Hits release marked a brand new era for the band and they have plenty more up their sleeves! The guys are gearing up for a headline tour, A NIGHT OUT ON EARTH TOUR FEAT WATERPARKS, which kicks off this fall (get tickets HERE)
Ah-Mer-Ah-Su shares “Fantasy” music video & talks to Atwood Mag about her new EP
Today Ah-Mer-Ah-Su shares the final video from her new EP, Hopefully Limitless, for the song “Fantasy.” You can watch the video and read her interview at Atwood Magazine.
“You start with your accent, you start with your twang, but your accent is also the place where you start to appreciate the rest of the world,” says Western North Carolina-raised songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Nathan Evans Fox. “Country music is my accent but it’s also the way that I communicate my love for the world.”
MILLS RELEASES NEW SONG & VIDEO “THE STORE”
Born and raised in Bowling Green, KY, and having spent time in both Nashville and Los Angeles, Mills’ southern influences have been brightened by the Los Angeles sun, resulting in buoyant melodies tinged with nostalgia. With his poetic storytelling and distinctive harmonies that evoke the 1970s era of Laurel Canyon, 21-year-old Mills emerges as a troubadour for the modern age, vividly spinning tales of young love, happiness and heartbreak.
CHALK PORTRAITS releases “In Flight”
CHALK PORTRAITS, the solo project of Metal Injection writer Greg Kennelty has released the song “In Flight”. The song is from the upcoming C Squared Underground Music Special which will be released on September 17th via C Squared Music.
Greg commented “In Flight’ is meant to evoke the feeling of going somewhere new, but somewhere that feels like home. I love how the song is bookended by these reverb-heavy passages, as if the listener was stationary and watching the plane go by. Plus, the heavily-delayed drums and synthwave-style bass (to me, at least) really drive home that feeling of being in motion. I’m extremely proud of this song and I can’t wait for everyone to hear it in its full context on my new album in 2022! For now, enjoy ‘In Flight’!”
A.A. Williams shares haunting video for “Control” || Announces Forthcoming arco EP Due Out 10/15 on Bella Union
Not many musicians have the ability – or indeed bravery – to rework a collection of their own full band ‘rock’ songs into a string-and-voice arrangement. A.A. Williams, however, is not like many musicians and the minimalism of Arvo Pärt and Gorecki has long since sat beside Vaughan Williams’ folk-inspired classical work as important influences on her music. Indeed, the intention with the EP was for Williams to challenge herself by not retaining guitars and drums, meaning arco had to be truly reimagined with a full string ensemble. Conducting the ensemble of string musicians in the studio, A.A. Williams has evolved her own compositions with new instrumentation and arrangements, encapsulating the singular vision of a unique artist.
Jeff Black releases video for “Silence” featuring James Delbridge of Lycanthro
I also had the honor of being joined by my friend James Delbridge (LYCANTHRO) behind the mic. He’s a rising powerhouse of a vocalist and I had a blast developing the vocals with him. Huge thanks to him, Joe Lyko and Jade Weekes for their work on the video, Metal-Rules for hosting us and to YOU for watching.
James further commented: “This is such a beautiful song and Jeff really knocked it out of the park with the songwriting and production. I was absolutely honored when he asked me to help him bring this track to life and this song was one of the most fun I’ve ever worked on vocally.”
ICYMI: LIL PUMP PILES “RACKS TO THE CEILING” ON NEW SINGLE FEATURING TORY LANEZ & PRODUCED BY RONNY J
Multi-platinum hip-hop megastar and Florida force of nature Lil Pump returns with a brand new single and music video entitled “Racks To The Ceiling” [feat. Tory Lanez] and produced by frequent collaborator Ronny J [Eminem, Kanye West, XXXTentacion].
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Speaking on the original track AVIV comments: “With COVID, a lot of my friendships and my friends’ romantic relationships just came to a full stop,” she observes. “People drifted. When you pour out your cup of black coffee, there are all of these grains in the bottom that stay there. Those grains are all of the things that could’ve been pursued, but the cup was already poured out. That’s the deeper meaning.”
TOMMY STEWART’S DYERWULF have released a video for their single “Two Trog Yomp” via Doomed and Stoned. The song is from the upcoming release Doomsday Deferred which is out on September 3rd 2021.
Tommy commented: “There’s natural imagery and a bawdy, earthy feel to much of the Doomsday Deferred album. So I discussed with the videographer, Erik Bigelow, about sub-theming each song video with the elements most close to the song’s meaning. The last release, Shadow in the Well, was about earth. Two Trog yomp reflects fire which can be as relentless as the march of time.”
On “Tupperware,” Field Guide says, “Once in a while if you’re open to it, the universe may use you as a vehicle, this was the case with Tupperware which came bursting out of me in a cool 20 minutes. I love that feeling and I really love this song, it’s about my early days living in Winnipeg, it’s about Tuesday nights in Osborne Village where a couple of wicked soul bands play weekly, it’s about my favourite restaurant which has since closed its doors, it’s about the beautiful parts of life that aren’t meant to last forever, and that’s okay.”
HIPPOTRAKTOR: Belgian Progressive/Post-Metal Outfit Featuring Members Of Psychonaut And L’Itch To Release Meridian Debut Via Pelagic Records October 15th
The power of music to conjure up images in the mind is as fascinating as it is undeniable – arguably, it is this very aspect of music that keeps us intrigued. Music, above all, makes us feel and experience things that are normally outside the scope of our ordinary lives. With their debut album Meridian, HIPPOTRAKTOR explores these characteristics to the fullest, creating an expression of the sublime – a greatness beyond all possibility of calculation, measurement, or imitation – that reaches beyond the mere conjuring of images into the realm of high art and philosophy.
Dancing around the fire that is the music industry creates an enticing and enthralling trip for those who dare to dream. When you come to the realization it will burn you quick and break you fast, you’re left to weigh the passions of your pursuits against the failures, betrayals and disappointments which accompany the chase. This hasn’t stopped Banks from pursuing his greatest passion in life-playing and creating music and sharing the love of it with others.
New Release from Lute ft. DEVN “Myself” On Dreamville
After bravely revealing his troubling bout with anxiety in an episode of Gold Mouf Chronicles, Lute (Dreamville/Interscope Records) nimbly peels back another layer with his latest single, “Myself,” featuring Charlotte native DEVN. The cunning lyricist exhibits signs of confidence, as he proudly calls himself a “living legend” after overcoming his life’s obstacles.
Boo Seeka has today unveiled a new acoustic-driven single, Tripwire. In a complete change of pace for the electro-pop star, the deeply heartfelt, expressive song that mourns the loss of normalcy is released today, August 19. Accompanying the release is a video clip, aligned in essence and feel. The visuals are soft, raw, and natural, filmed on a farm in Margaret River, WA and they capture a perfect pairing to the haunting loneliness and beauty of the track. To celebrate the release of Tripwire, Boo Seeka will be hitting the road over September and October, kicking off proceedings at Beach Hotel at Byron Bay on September 24, then moving through Brisbane, Melbourne, Hobart, Launceston, Sydney, Adelaide, and wrapping up at Magnet House in Perth on October 16.