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MOD ClassicTK Release Title Track from New EP H8 + Watch Official Music Video
Thrash band MOD ClassicTK released the official music video for the title track “H8” today. The single is from their new EP titled H8 that released to the masses on July 30th via Force 5 Records. The 5 song EP was produced by Tim McMurtrie and Eric Rachel and was mixed by Eric Rachel.
Ohio-based occult metal foursome DOCTOR SMOKE teamed up with Invisible Oranges to present their third video “The Rope”, an intense 3-minute anthem filled with skyscraping riffing and deliciously demented hooks. Their new album ‘Dreamers and the Dead’ will be issued on September 3rd on Ripple Music.
GRAMMY & BET AWARD WINNER BURNA BOY TEAMS UP WITH DON JAZZY ON NEW SINGLE: “QUESTION”
The music video, directed by TG Omori and shot in Lagos, Nigeria, begins with an endearing interaction in Pidgin English between Burna Boy and a group of children, before diving into a unique visual, different from Burna’s classics.
Kool G Rap, Craig G, B Leafs – Say It Right [Audio]
A couple of Juice Crew legends reunite once again for Boston, MA producer B Leafs second single from his upcoming [TBD] sophomore album. “Say It Right” features 2 lyricists that don’t need any introductions, Kool G Rap and Craig G.
Boston emo-rock outfit, Kitner, would like to take you on a guided tour of “Kitner Creek” today. The band has released a music video for their new single, “Junebug”, that takes a page from a recognizable teen drama from the 90’s. “Junebug” evokes a sense of nostalgia, friendship, and fun that is all captured by director Cait Brown and the video is streaming exclusively at Chorus.FM. “Junebug” will be available on digital platforms on Friday, August 27th. Kitner will release their debut album, Shake the Spins, on Relief Map Records on October 1st, 2021.
Gustaf Share “Best Behavior”
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 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.
Leon Creek (Chris Pierce) Shares “Hope Never Leaves My Side” Via American Songwriter, “Call It A Day” KCRW’s Today’s Top Tune | New LP Out Sept. 24th
Today, Leon Creek shares their new single “Hope Never Leaves My Side” via American Songwriter. “Hope Never Leaves My Side” is a deeply soulful song that grapples with isolation and a sense of alienation but refuses to lose sight of hope and the light at the end of the tunnel. Leon Creek’s upcoming LP Far From Broken will be released Sept. 24th. On Touring News, the band has recently signed with booking agency, PRATER DAY.
“My Heart Goes (La Di Da),” is co-written by Becky Hill and features Billboard Music Awards 2021 finalist, German/Croatian DJ and producer Topic.
The fourth single off Lakou Mizik and Joseph Ray’s new album ‘Leave the Bones’, ‘No Rival! pays homage to Rara, the music of the Haitian streets. Characterised by frenetic drums and chorused one-note horns, ‘No Rival!’ is full of swagger, just like the bands that march through the towns of the island nation, boasting and toasting and try to outdo one another. ‘No Rival!’ plants a flag in the ground – “Listen up! There’s no better band than Lakou Mizik!”
Visceral Punk Set Surfbort Premieres At LadyGunn and MXDWN
Perceived as a Brooklyn based punk band, SURFBORT is proving their cult cool translates coast to coast. SURFBORT’s live experience is visceral and confrontational. Their feedback-strafed, guitar-shredding punk music says no to a digital age full of intolerance; they radiate love and friendship.
THE LA MAYBE Release Official Lyric Video for “When I’m Gone”! Debut LP, ‘Dirty Damn Tricks,’ Out NOW!
Carolinas based heavy rock band THE LA MAYBE–fronted by lead singer Alvi Robinson, made famous when he was nearly selected to front the legendary band AC/DC in 2016–have released the official lyric video for “When I’m Gone,” off of their debut album, Dirty Damn Tricks.
“In 2015 a close friend of the band committed suicide. While we can’t ever fully erase the pain of such an event, we wrote “When I’m Gone” as a form of therapy and to hopefully inspire others with a message of hope.
THIS CANNOT WAIT (UNTIL TOMORROW)
“This Cannot Wait (Until Tomorrow)” is a plea to act (really, really) fast on climate change. As most of us are by now very well aware, the adverse effects of climate change are manifesting all around the world, in real time. My social media feeds are crammed with dire and insistent warnings from scientists, experts and activists, and newsreels showing floods, fires, hurricanes and other horrific, climate related catastrophes. All of this chatter and imagery were swirling around in my head at the time of writing this song.
Documentary: “Where We’re From: Rise of L.A. Underground Hip Hop”
This is a first-hand look at the fertile but often overlooked scene that produced legendary West Coast figures in hip-hop that made impacts globally. A labor of love, the documentary was produced and directed by DJ Bonds and DJ Breeze, who were the founders and producers of Club Elements. From roughly 1998 – 2002, Elements went from a underground club night to hosting showcases at the El Rey Theater for national acts to even producing live events for Fat Beats and Rawkus Records.
RELEASE: Washington, D.C.-Based Echostage Voted World’s No. 1 Nightclub for 2021
Today, DJ Mag has announced its annual list of Top 100 nightclubs from around the world, with Washington, D.C.’s state-of-the-art mega venue Echostage taking the coveted top spot. While Echostage has consistently ranked among the leaders, sitting in #2 in 2019 and #3 in 2020, this is the first time the venue has been ranked #1. This ranking is a monumental moment in history for North America’s nightlife industry as this is also the first time a U.S. club has received the number one honor. The list, which was released today through DJ Mag’s live results countdown, celebrates global club culture as venues around the world begin their return to the dance floor following what has been an incredibly difficult year due to the impact of the pandemic throughout the industry.
— Echostage (@echostage) August 24, 2021
Soul Blind conjure a ‘90s alt-rock fever dream on new single “Third Chain”
Today, Hudson Valley, NY quartet, Soul Blind, have shared “Third Chain”, the lead single off their upcoming EP of the same name set for release on September 16th. “Third Chain” is guitar-laden rock at its finest; fiercely melodic and groovy with an angular heaviness that recalls Mezcal Head-era Swervedriver. The video is a swirling kaleidoscope of performance shots filmed through a fisheye lens, depicting a style and color palette evocative of the bands that influenced them. On the three-song EP, Soul Blind provides a contemporary sensibility to the fuzzed-out sounds of ’90s alt-rock and grunge, while tackling the emotions that come with self-reflection and outward relationships.