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New Video: Scottish Singer Craig John Davidson Gets Drenched For Current Single ‘Best You Ever Had’
Here’s what Craig had to say on the video: “The video is kind of a teaser on what the theme and title of the forthcoming album will be. It was all filmed and edited at home with the footage being shot in my bathroom whilst being soaked from the shower above – I’m glad it only took one take as the room was close to water damaged!”
Emilie Kahn shares new single & video for”Gemini”; Out today via Secret City Records
Today Emilie Kahn is thrilled to share a brand-new song and video titled “Gemini.” This is Emilie’s first new material since the release of Outro, two and a half years ago. Produced by Marc-André Gilbert (Charlotte Cardin, Ariane Moffat) and Ben Sloan, the song was mixed by Joe Zook (Alessia Cara, Katy Perry, U2).
NECROFIER Shares New Song + Music Video via Black Metal Promotions
Texan black metal battalion NECROFIER will be unleashing their debut full-length record, ‘Prophecies of Eternal Darkness,’ onto the masses on October 22 via Season of Mist Underground Activists! The band is now unveiling the ominous new single, “Madness Descends,” along with an official music video. The video, which was created by Dwayne Cathey, can be found via Black Metal Promotion –
VANCOUVER’S BOSLEN RELEASES DEBUT ALBUM “DUSK to DAWN” —AN ALT-RAP TRIP FROM DARK TO LIGHT
Featuring guest spots from Tyla Yaweh, Vory, Dro Kenji, Rascalz, and Charmaine, DUSK to DAWN draws its undeniable power from Boslen’s boundary-pushing vocal experiments, shapeshifting transitions, and heavier production than he’s attempted before. After opening on the soulful minimalism of “DUSK,” the album cycles through an entire spectrum of textures and moods, ultimately arriving at the beautifully warped “DAWN.” Naming hyper-creative artists like Kid Cudi among his main inspirations, Boslen notes that DUSK to DAWN emerged from a desire to explore how vulnerability and self-empowerment can co-exist.
Free jazz collective Irreversible Entanglements announce new album + share new single/video
Open The Gates was recorded in a single day at Rittenhouse Soundworks in Philadelphia, on January 5th , 2021. It is Irreversible Entanglements’ third full length album, but their first double LP length album. Across 73 minutes of music the band –featuring poet/vocalist Camae Ayewa (aka Moor Mother), trumpeter Aquiles Navarro & drummer Tcheser Holmes (who released their duo debut Heritage of the Invisible II on International Anthem last year), saxophonist Keir Neuringer, and bassist Luke Stewart – stretch out more than ever, supplementing their raw, organic punk-jazz sound with first-time experiments with electronics and synthesizers.
Ignited releases “Rotting” video with new line-up
Brazilian heavy metal IGNITED was featured in the Heresy Online Fest on August 3rd alongside metal bands from Europe, the Americas and South Africa.
For their participation, the band recorded a live version of “Rotting” with the guest appearance of bassist Luciano Grunwald (Clipado Trio), replacing Sama Benedet, who left the group this year.
My Morning Jacket announce first studio album in over six years
My Morning Jacket proudly announce the upcoming release of their ninth studio album. Self-titled, MY MORNING JACKET (ATO Records) arrives Friday, October 22 at all DSPs and in various physical formats, including CD and special edition 2LP vinyl; pre-orders begin today. MY MORNING JACKET is preceded by today’s premiere of the album’s first single, “Regularly Scheduled Programming,” available everywhere now with an official music video co-directed by Jim James and George Mays streaming on YouTube.
Riding the Emotional Roller Coaster of Rejection & Loneliness, EZRA JORDAN Releases “dollarama”
Diving even deeper into his realest, rawest, and most realized artistic self yet, Canadian contemporary pop, R&B and soul artist Ezra Jordan (son of Marc Jordan and Amy Sky) releases his new single, “dollarama” — available now.
Alicia Walter shares “Standing At Your Doorstep”; debut album out September 17
I Am Alicia is available on September 17th via Chicago tastemaker label Sooper Records. Co-produced by Walter and Devin Greenwood (Sufjan Stevens, Steve Reich, Norah Jones) the album is a bold retelling of Walter’s self-discovery that encourages the listener’s own story to take root in its universal truths. Embracing influences spanning from jazz and the classic composition of American standards to hip-hop and new wave to build her own brand of eclectic-pop the album serves as “a hero’s journey through the unconscious, driven by my desire to experience who it is I am, inside, and what it is I do in this life, outside.”
On the heels of her previously released singles, “Rare to Wake”, “Awaken and Allow ” and “Geist,” Shannon Lay shares the official new video for “A Thread to Find.” Lay wrote this song after walking into an old hotel in Switzerland and being struck by the feeling like she’d been there before, which is a testament to the energy we leave behind and stumble across. She shares about the song:
Boy Scouts shares tender new single ‘Didn’t I’, with video by Billie Eilish director | New album ‘Wayfinder’ out 1st October via ANTI- Records
Oakland-based singer/songwriter Boy Scouts announced new album Wayfinder last month, the follow-up to the acclaimed 2019 album Free Company. Otherwise known as Taylor Vick, she once again shows herself to be a fearless seeker, shedding light on the unanswerable. Wayfinder will be released 1st October 2021 via ANTI- Records.
Porches Shares New Single & Video “Lately” from ‘All Day Gentle Hold !’ Out October 8
“Baby, baby, baby, baby / baby, baby, who’s the baby?!” sings Aaron Maine aka Porches on his latest single “Lately” from his forthcoming album, All Day Gentle Hold !, out October 8. On the album opener, Maine wastes no time flinging himself into the crashing synths, cymbals, and guitars, while repeating lyrics as if in a trance, stumbling upon a new meaning each time: “Crying out! How’s everybody holding up out there??!!”
BLACK MARBLE shares celestial lyric video for “Ceiling” // Confirms additional overseas 2022 Tour Dates // ‘Fast Idol’ out 10/22 on Sacred Bones
Chris Stewart shares: “‘Ceiling’ is about the persistence of memory and the fear of starting to lose the plot on what’s happening. When you talk to people these days, there’s a pervasive sense that we’ve lost a sense of shared reality and yet you never hear anyone indict themselves as being responsible. So this song just deals with the paranoia of thinking like, ok, what if it’s not them it’s me? Or what if it’s not me now, but inevitably it one day will be? And does it matter? ‘In silence for the words we leave behind’ is about holding onto meaning, but not any one idea, just the hope that it persists. It’s a recitation to ward off the thought that we’ll return in another time and be unable to understand the plights of the day, or parse any of the ambiguity that exists between people.”
Boy Scouts Share Introspective Video For New Track “Didn’t I”, Watch Now
On “Didn’t I”, the new song from Boy Scouts aka Oakland-based singer/songwriter Taylor Vick, there is no question too big and no detail too small to be glossed over on the way to an answer. “When did the time go by / Talking lucid dreams / Wondering if we’ve ever / Known what it all means,” she ponders as pedal steel, Hammond organ and cello lightly twinkle around the song’s steady guitar line.
Saint Etienne Share New Video & Single “Penlop” || New Album ‘I’ve Been Trying To Tell You’ Due Out 9/10 On Heavenly Recordings
The album is accompanied by a sumptuous film by the same name directed by acclaimed photographer Alasdair McLellan. The film premieres September 3rd alongside The Films Of Saint Etienne, a special weekend of screenings and Q&As at BFI Southbank. The album is Rough Trade Album of the Month in September with remixes by Daniel Avery, Jane Weaver and Vince Clarke. A live tour follows in November with a limited edition box set in the works. Pre-orders and tickets are available now.
NY art-punks Gustaf share new single “Best Behavior” | Debut album “Audio Drag For Ego Slobs” out Oct 1st on Royal Mountain Records
Today, Brooklyn’s Gustaf are sharing “Best Behavior”, the follow up to the NPR-approved “Book” and second offering from the debut album Audio Drag For Ego Slobs, out October 1st on Royal Mountain Records. A frenetic and suitably buzzing single from one of New York’s “hardest working…and most reliably fun bands” (BrooklynVegan), it comes ahead of an extensive of touring throughout the US, UK and Europe that sees them sharing the stage with IDLES, Pillow Queens, and Osees.
EDEN RAIN REVEALS GORGEOUS ‘RENT IN THE CITY’ LIVE VIDEO// WATCH HERE
Leeds born, London based artist Eden Rain kicks off her new video series today with the reveal of Storyboards Pt 1: Rent In The City. A beautifully crafted video featuring Eden’s stunning vocals decorating a London landscape, the video is another glimpse into a unique talent.
The Transonics Share Summer Pop Single “Orange Sunshine”
“‘Orange Sunshine’ is a mellow retro-pop track that radiates copacetic vibes with softly pushing bass line, fluid and shining guitar chime, muffled drum beats, and gently flowing vocals. The tambourine accents (and the changeable bass line) add a dancier groove to the mix, and the lyrics are drawn out like a hazy daydream.” – The Big Takeover
GLOBAL POP ICON CL RELEASES FIERY NEW SINGLE “SPICY” OFF FORTHCOMING ALBUM, ALPHA
“SPICY” marks the beginning of CL’s “ALPHA” project, which will be unveiled in October following the release of its second single in September. The high-energy track ushers in a powerful new era for CL, reinforcing the permanence of her proverbial throne. With collaboration from world-renowned producer Baauer (who helped bring CL’s official intro “+POST UP+” into the world in 2020) and Sokodomo (of “High School Rapper 3” fame), a unique color was brought to “SPICY” –symbolizing the attitude and values CL has exhibited for the past 13 years.
Lizzie Loveless Shares New Single + Video “Memory” – You Don’t Know LP Due Sept 17
For Lizzie Lieberson, writing a song is an act of letting go. As Lizzie Loveless, the New York-based artist weaves together her experiences on the road as a touring musician, ruminates on her past relationships and offers an optimistic reprieve for the future. As a member of TEEN alongside her sisters, from 2010-2019, Lieberson has taken the past couple of years to get to know herself again. Debut solo full-length You Don’t Know marks a new beginning for the songwriter: an exhale after the transition of everything she once knew and a warm, yet poignant goodbye to the past.