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…And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead Announce December Headline Tour
..And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead announce a December headline tour with Death Valley Girls as main support. This will be the band’s first US tour since their world tour celebrating their 25-year anniversary and critically acclaimed 10th studio album X: The Godless Void and Other Stories (January 2020/Dine Alone Records) got cut short due to the pandemic.
And You Will Know Us By the Trail of Dead
w/ Death Valley Girls
Dec 4 – Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge
Dec 5 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge
Dec 7 – Reno, NV @ The Holland Project
Dec 8 – San Francisco, CA @ The Chapel
Dec 9 – Visalia, CA @The Cellar Door
Dec 11 – Los Angeles, CA @ Lodge Room
Dec 12 – San Diego, CA @ Casbah
Dec 13 – Anaheim, CA @ Chain Reaction
Dec 15 – Las Vegas, NV @ Backstage Bar & Billiards
Dec 16 – Phoenix, AX @ Rebel Lounge
Dec 17 – Santa Fe, NM @ Meow Wolf
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. Recorded with Jon Markson and Adam Cichocki, Third Chain will be the band’s first release with Other People Records. You can check out the video for “Third Chain” here now and stream the track here.
Hear Spencer Cullum cover Kevin Ayers, Trees, and Bridget St. John in Lagniappe Session for Aquarium Drunkard
“Not one to avoid earnestly exploring the sounds of his influences, Cullum reached into the overflowing 60s/70s British folk bag, proffering three selections from pillars of the era in Kevin Ayers, Trees, and Bridget St. John. These deft reinterpretations are patient and affecting, each take heightened by Rae’s truly fine vocal accompaniments. Overt respect to the forebears.” – Aquarium Drunkard
TIGRA & SPNCR Share “Firebender” feat. Dante Basco | Miami DJ Monoky Remixes the Track | Out Today on PIAS Recordings
On the collaboration and new single, TIGRA says:
“While working on the TIGRA & SPNCR project, Spencer told me about his friend Dante Basco and his desires to feature him on a track. I loved the beat and concept, so I wrote and recorded my lyrics that day.”
New Music Video by Dyzzi from DivSel & Farazi “Vent”
Dyzzi adds: “The song pretty much represents and explains why I’ve been distant from music. With everything going on in both the world and within my personal life, I’ve felt more lost than I’ve ever felt before. I started doing and thinking things I’ve never thought too much about before, and I’ve been extremely isolated with nobody to talk to hoping to somehow become inspired again to write. With me not being in contact with any of both my fellow artists and producers during this time, the beat pretty much approached/was offered to me at the perfect time. It sounded exactly how I felt inside so I knew where I wanted to go with it but I was finally able to write the song in one sitting once I picked up smoking, hence the line “smoking on this Gary Payton”, and something in me finally clicked telling me “You need to let out your frustrations. Vent.”.”
Run The Jewels, the lauded duo of Killer Mike and El-P, have announced plans to once again expand their infiltration of the beverage industry via a new series of collaborative beers slated for Fall of 2021. In an effort to support and expand inclusivity within the craft beer community the duo have partnered with Black-owned craft breweries and events for a distinctive trio of offerings, with some slated to be debuted at festivals celebrating Black brewers and artists. The new line of beers includes the just-released “Never Look Back,” a premium rice lager brewed in collaboration with nonprofit Beer Kulture at Green Bench Brewing Co in Florida, “All Due Respect,” a molasses and corn grits strong ale brewed in collaboration with Proximity Brewing and Spaceway Brewing that will be released at Black Brew Culture’s Blacktoberfest on October 8th in Durham, NC, and “Blockbuster Night, Pt. 1,” a danky IPA with terpenes brewed in collaboration with Brew Gentleman Brewery of Braddock, PA that is set to debut at Barrel and Flow Fest on September 10th and will also be available for sale online, as part of a Barrel and Flow set, at Tavour.com as part of DigiFlow, the virtual coverage of the fest.
Bikini Death Race Hit the “Frontlines” in Their New Music Video. Announce New Album
Italian (by way of the UK) Electroclash/Synthpunk artists Bikini Death Race announce their sophmore album “Refrigerator”.
Bikini Death Race are back with their second album “Refrigerator” a mix of punk, synth-pop and electronica, neon lights, distorted bass and liberating screams.The ironic, dadaist and nonsense approach of the first album is well preserved but with “Refrigerator”, the band have taken a deep dive into experimentation with analog synthesizers and drum machines – modelling a more defined sound by uniting the punk soul of their past with more varied and articulated songwriting. The resulting sound is also born out of a remote creative process cultivated while writing the album largely during the Covid-19 lockdown. Let’s get into the time machine…
Lawrence Rothman ft. Katie Pruitt Shares New Video “Glory” Via FLOOD | New LP ‘Good Morning America’ (ft. Lucinda Williams, Amanda Shires) Out Now
Lawrence Rothman has unveiled the stunning music video for their track, “Glory” (ft. the beloved Katie Pruitt) via FLOOD. The single comes off Rothman’s recently released LP Good Morning America, a triumph in displaying the musician’s prowess in addition discussing their pent-up anxieties about the world around us, with “Glory” similarly touching on feeling crushed by one’s own mortality in an era built upon superficial connection.
The extreme progressive/power metal group IMMORTAL GUARDIAN have unveiled a music video for “Candlelight”, the latest single from their critically acclaimed concept album “Psychosomatic”. The clip which was produced by Brett Rivera and features former Cirque Du Soleil performer Olga Pikhienko and world-renown dancer Danny Davalos filmed at the location at the Valley of Fire outside Las Vegas – is being released in the wake of the band’s return to the road, which began last week with a concert in their newly adopted hometown and was followed by a show in guitarist/keyboardist Gabriel Guardian’s original hometown of Harlingen, Texas.
NCOGNITA IS “iLLMATIC”
South Central spitter NCognita closes out her Short N Sweet series with a rapid-fire onslaught of elite wordplay and commanding bars in “illMATIC.” She proved herself prolific this summer, consistently bringing the heat week after week. First up was the quick bop, “Blame It On The Hip Hop,” taking us through the streets of South Central and introducing us to her lyrical dexterity while effortlessly switching flows. Next up was “Smoove,” a laid back Cali vibe set in the backyard with her crew. The third installment, “Higher Please,” brought us back to her childhood for reflection and truly showcased her versatility as an artist. Her Short N Sweets boasted how her strengths translate exceptionally well from pen to paper then to the mic.
Melodic Doom Heavyweights RED MOON ARCHITECT Share Brand New Video Clip For “My Beloved”!
Praised by fans and critics alike for their latest full-length record, entitled Emptiness Weighs The Most (Noble Demon), melodic doom heavyweights RED MOON ARCHITECT are truly known to create a unique sound of their own. Pure sweeping, yet crushing and highly atmospheric doom soundscapes consolidate with strong melodies, dark growls and beautiful female vocals, that are crawling directly under your skin!
Singer/Songwriter Elana Brody Releases Euphoric Dance-Pop Single, “Rock Steady”
Elana was set to release a stripped back Americana EP, full of contemplative ballads written during the pandemic that blend social activism, Jewish spirituality, herbalism, and folklore – but she felt a world battered by politics and the pandemic needed something else this summer. “A lot of my music grapples with love, spirituality, and existential longings, but when I played ‘Rock Steady,’ it got people to dance,” Elana explains. “In both the prayer world and the pop world, I want to pull people in and bring an energy that elevates people with passion, intensity, and lightness.”
NEKROMANT: Swedish Heavy Metal Power Trio To Release Temple Of Haal Full-Length December 3rd Via Despotz Records
Hailing from the city of Vänersborg and formerly known as Serpent, NEKROMANT is renowned for delivering an authentic and effortlessly brilliant oldschool metal assault. Standing on the shoulders of metal giants such as Black Sabbath and Pentagram, the band is well versed in the art of crushing riffs and powerful melodies, boasting a sound that echoes the might of the past with an eye cast toward the future. From a punishing percussive battery through to the Iommi-esque guitars, NEKROMANT understands that the riff is king, as demonstrated throughout their superb new long player.
11x Grammy Nominee Nija Unveils Debut Single and Video!
Before she had even turned 21, Nija had written scores of Billboard Hot 100 hits. Now 23, the three-time GRAMMY Award-winning contributor has reached a new milestone: the release of her self-penned, self-produced debut single, “Ease My Mind (Come Over),” and the accompanying video via Capitol Records. With her enticing, self-assured vocals, Nija delivers an irresistible invitation on the track, which is an inventive mixture of R&B and drill music.
New John Michael Hersey Video Single
Please check out my latest video single, Call Me a Fool:
EMPEROR OF ICE CREAM releases potent ‘Weather Vane’ single & 2nd pressing of debut LP
Ireland’s Emperor of Ice Cream has released their new ‘Weather Vane’ single via FIFA Records. Moods, motives and expectations can sometimes make us feel like we are caught up in a tornado of emotions when a relationship hits a rocky patch. This song about the hope that remains even when things are falling apart.