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PRE Rap Queen Joddy Badass Struts Her Stuff in “333” Video
Busting out of Brooklyn with a fierce attitude and rhymes to match, Joddy Badass is the First Lady of Paper Route EMPIRE. Today, Joddy shares the video for “333,” her highlight track from PAPER ROUTE iLLUMINATi. Produced by PRE’s sound architect Bandplay, “333” is an introductory tour-de-force from the rapper, a succinct summary of the traits that caught the attention of Young Dolph: “333 in Atlanta/I’ve been running bands up/Riding with my brodie, mixing codeine in that Fanta/Who the f*ck is Joddy? They about to get the answer.” In the video, Joddy gets a chauffeur ride to a luxurious hotel, where she takes a bath and surveys her kingdom.
Buffalo Nichols Shares New Single “Back On Top” Off Self-Titled Debut LP Out 10/15/21 (Fat Possum)
Buffalo Nichols today shared his new single “Back On Top,” the second from his self-titled debut album, due out on October 15th, 2021, via Fat Possum. “‘Back On Top’ is a song about living in the moment at the expense of others and paying a high price tomorrow for a good time today,” explains the Austin, TX-based guitarist, songwriter, and vocalist Carl “Buffalo” Nichols—Fat Possum’s first solo blues signing in nearly 20 years. The smooth, dynamic track features a spright backbone of drums, and showcases a different side of the album from the tender, aching lead single “Lost & Lonesome,” released to praise last month from Rolling Stone Country and more. Buffalo Nichols is now available for preorder.
Efterklang Share New Track “Dragonfly”
Denmark’s best export, dream pop trio Efterklang are sharing a new track and video today. On FLOOD, the band’s vocalist Casper Clausen goes deep into the meaning behind the song and the making of the video. “Dragonfly” is from Efterklang’s upcoming album Windflowers, which will be released on October 8th through City Slang, and follows the album’s first single, “Living Other Lives”.
Chart-topping a cappella group Straight No Chaser will finally hit the road in-person this year after a year of cancellations due to the pandemic. The “Back In The High Life,” kicks off this fall before stopping by to rock Mohegan Sun Arena on Friday, November 26th at 8:00pm.
Rising cult-pop star Miles Wesley
Consistently proving himself as one-to-watch, Miles carves his own place in the industry with his contemporary stylings. Seamlessly blending hip-hop vocabulary with impactful pop melodies, ‘Medicine’ sees Miles outline the notion of being hypnotized by an intoxicating relationship, as stripped back sonics lay solid ground for his self-assured vocal prowess.
“BROTHERS IN ARMS” ARE SET TO RELEASE THEIR DEBUT ALBUM FEATURING MEMBERS OF SAVATAGE, DIAMOND HEAD, KINGDOM COME, LAST IN LINE, AND MANY MORE!
Borthers In Arms is the brainchild of guitarist/composer Jack Frost (Savatage, Seven Witches, Lizzy Borden, etc…), who along with several recruited iconic rock brothers, has made it his mission to prove rock music will never die. The guys unified to take a stand against the doubters and cynics who have claimed that it’s simply not possible to resurrect this celebrated music in which so many lasting and fond memories were built around. Banding together, Jack & the Brothers forged ahead with one main goal: To make quality music that would both represent and immortalize the days of the sold-out legendary rock venues, to show the world that rock is not just a thing of the past.
LOU RIDLEY SHARES A MESSAGE FOR HER “HOMETOWN”
Nashville starlet, singer, and songwriter Lou Ridley shares a new single and video for “Hometown.” The powerfully relatable song, which is a genre she jokingly calls “anti-country, country” tells the story of someone grappling with mixed feelings of missing home while still feeling like an outcast and isolated in her hometown. Lou hopes that the track and her music will aid in creating space for difficult discussions in the genre for a new generation of artists, and women in particular.
CULT BURIAL is now streaming their song “Parasite”. The song is set to be released tomorrow on all streaming platforms and is from their upcoming EP Oblivion.
Minneapolis, Minnesota hardcore/grindcore quartet WANDERER presents a studio-filmed video for “Bourn” – a track from their recently released debut LP, Liberation From A Brutalist Existence – through a premiere hosted by No Echo.
WANDERER is extremely thrilled to finally release a record that saw many delays due to the global pandemic. Delivering ten caustic tracks in just over twenty-three minutes, the lyrics discuss topics such as escapism, suicide, self-reflection, the concept of beauty, and existential trauma.
The culmination of years of music making, live shows and Gartland honing her production skills, Woman on the Internet features the singles “More Like You”, “Pretending”, “Zombie!”, “Do You Mind?”, and “You’re Not Special, Babe”, and finds Gartland deliberately putting herself front and centre of its creation and lyrical content.
[Video] Revalation & GoD iLLa ft. Mayhem (of EMS) – A Game (Directed by Myster DL)
Revalation & GoD iLLa invite Mayhem (of EMS) to join them for their new visual “A Game” produced by Gajos (Poland) and directed by Myster DL (Onyx, Griselda, Redman, etc). The video, loosely inspired by the film “Pain and Gain,” details three up and coming “workout buffs” aspiring to take over the fitness scene in their city with their new gym and “A Game” fitness program. The vintage style video is full of hilarious narcissism, clever absurdity and is a throwback to the golden era of humor filled hip-hop videos.
FRENCH ARTIST LAYLOW REVEALS “SPÉCIAL” VIDEO FT NEKFEU & FOUSHEÉ
This generational track invites young people to believe in their dreams, despite the obstacles imposed by those around them and society, as well as mental health issues. It reflects the personal journey of Laylow, who has gradually built his career, from his departure from Toulouse in the South of France to his status of number 1 of the French charts.
Korsakov Music bossman AL/SO Drops His Debut Solo EP
Korsakov Music bossman AL/SO awakes from an 18 month covid hibernation. Surveying the rubble of the reality, he winces painfully and looks into his cave wondering what the hell happened. A guitar smashed to pieces. Notepads torn to shreds like confetti. Smashed bottles everywhere. Three laptops burnt to cinders, another one smouldering in the corner. In the centre on the floor is a rusted USB key with three words written in blood on it. Debut solo EP.
PRATEEK KUHAD SHARES “KHONE DE” OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO
Directed by award-winning filmmaker Reema Sengupta (aka Reema Maya), the whimsical video meanders through fantastical dreamscapes–with the collage art brought to life by Rushil Bhatnagar and Sourya Sen–and serves as a surrealist exploration of the shared dreams of lovers depicted through experimental photomontages.
GLOOP: Third Album From Baltimore Noise Rock Trio, Crayon Sun, Out Now Through Grimoire Records
Baltimore-based noise rock trio GLOOP unveils their third record, Crayon Sun, out now through Grimoire Records. The album unloads twelve writhing and infectious tracks fueled on caustic AmRep eccentricities and scathing tones.
Through their recordings and shows, GLOOP has continued to evolve their style while having a signature sound—angular, agitated guitars, driving drums, and wry, slightly askew lyrics. This is proven on their third album, Crayon Sun, the record finding the band diving into open tunings and a darker tone than previous albums, cranking out a dozen new songs in just over thirty minutes.
Normally a professor wouldn’t be on national TV every night of the damn week. Normally a drummer wouldn’t sing. Normally a producer doesn’t, but Guillermo E. Brown as Pegasus Warning is all of these things.
Pegasus Warning, the alter ego of Guillermo E. Brown, is a supernova of experimental R&B.
ARMZ KORLEONE follows up his Fire In The Booth with explosive single “Da Warm Up”
Armz gears up towards his monumental MMA fight against Bouncer Play Dirty with an explosive new single showcasing his immaculate flow – highlighted in his recent Fire In The Booth appearance. Backed by an addictive skippy beat featuring woozy drill-orientated bass kicks.
GODSIZE RECORDS Sign SINSHRIFT; Announce New Album & Music Video
Phoenix Arizona’s Alt-Metal darlings, SINSHRIFT have announced their signing to GODSIZE RECORDS for the release of their debut full length, Sinshrift, to be released on September 10th. In conjunction, SINSHRIFT have also released a music video for the lead single, “Run”, which can be viewed here:
ETERNAL FREQUENCY Release Official Music Video for Cover of NINE INCH NAILS Hit Single, “Head Like a Hole”!
Harrisburg, PA based Heavy Rock band ETERNAL FREQUENCY has released the official music video for their cover of the 1990 NINE INCH NAILS critical and fan favorite Industrial Rock classic, “Head Like a Hole.” A faithful rendition of the 1990 hit single, the band balances the inherent rage of the original with front-woman Emelle Elizabeth’s soaring vocals, resulting in a refreshed anti-anthem that continues to ring relevant in today’s society.
AMBER MARK RELEASES THIRD SINGLE FROM FORTHCOMING DEBUT ALBUM ‘FOREIGN THINGS’
Today New York based singer, songwriter and producer Amber Mark releases ‘Foreign Things’ following its premiere last night on BBC Radio 1 as the Hottest Record. ‘Foreign Things’ is the third single to emerge from her forthcoming debut album, coming soon via PMR/Interscope Records. The track is accompanied by a stunning official video co-directed by Amber with best friend Satya Zoa, with ‘Foreign Things’ serving the first chapter of a 5-part anthology of the album’s videos set to form a short film to be released alongside the album. Amber will also play a special, one-off sold-out show at London’s Lafayette tonight – her first live show since the pandemic and an exciting preview of further live shows to be announced soon.