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Brin – New Album ‘Water Sign’ out October 2021 on sound as language / “Ininland” Single Steaming Now
Water Sign is Brin’s first solo album of 2021 and continues an immaculate run for Los Angeles experimental artist, Colin Blanton. 2019 and 2020 saw a plethora of wildly inventive releases from Brin on notable labels like Phinery and Leaving Records. That has been followed up in 2021 so far with two amazing collaborative efforts: Bliss Place in July with Josiah Steinbrick and Futurangelics in April with Dntel & More Eaze out on cached media (Jusell, Prymek, Sage, Shiroishi).
Singer-Songwriter Minnie Murphy Releases Concept Lyric Video to Accompany Reflective New Track, “Get Over It”
Singer-songwriter Minnie Murphy has released a concept lyric video for her new track, “Get Over It,” which has seen momentous support from several prominent playlists, including Spotify’s “New Music Nashville” and “Fresh Finds,” CMT’s “The Round Up,” and playlists curated by The Next Women of Country, Country Pickinz, Worlds of Country, Young Entertainment Professionals, NY Country Swag, and more.
Balthazar Announce Sand Castle Tapes EP | Due Out September 24th via Play It Again Sam
After spending a few nights in a beautiful old castle near Brussels earlier in the year (following lockdown), Belgian art-poppers Balthazar returned from their stay with Sand Castle Tapes, a documentary and live concert filmed by Heleen Declercq and co-produced with HolyShit sessions.
Wilderado Shares Stunning Performance of “Take Some Time” | Debut LP Out 10/15
Wilderado has shared a beautiful live performance of song “Take Some Time” today on the heels of announcing their self-titled debut album – due out October 15th via Bright Antenna Records. The live video features guest vocals from The Voice contestant Maye Thomas and comes as album single “Head Right” impacts at Alternative Radio.
#ATLTop20 #Certified !!! – PRESENTS: Beatking – “SDAB” feat. 2 Chainz and Juicy J [NEW VIDEO]
24LEFTEYE DROPS ENERGETIC NEW PROJECT ‘LIFE OF A HENXHMAN 2’
Today, rising Atlanta rap star 24Lefteye returns with Life of a Henxhman 2, a project that radiates his unaffected, yet inescapable cool. A sequel to 2020’s Life of a Henxhman, the new release includes features from fellow Atlanta standout Benji Blue Bills and more, and it’s laced with colorful production from AR, Falsecut, and 808 Spinz, among others. The project also arrives with a video for the melancholic “Addict.”
Amerakin Overdose Vocalist Cody Perez Embarks on Journey of Musical Exploration with New Solo Project
“I have always wanted to put out music that people had not heard from me and had a different feel than Amerakin Overdose,” Perez says. “Right before the lockdowns happened in 2020, I was writing and recording a ton of music from home and when everything shut down, I had nothing but time on my hands to spend countless amounts of hours writing and recording music. I even started watching YouTube videos on music theory and song structure. I learned pieces here and there and applied what I was learning to my song writing. Before I know it, I had 30+ songs.”
QUANDO RONDO RELEASES NEW RECORD “NOW OR NEVER”
Quando – has earned RIAA platinum certifications for his fan favorites, “ABG” , “I Remember (Feat. Lil Baby),” and “Imperfect Flower,” the latter joined by an official video now boasting almost 70M views HERE – has unleashed an epic series of standout releases in recent months, including such singles as “I thought” “S2” “Purple Baby” “Stand On It,” “Okay,” “Red Eye,” “Soul Reaper,” “My Life Story,” and “Get Down,” all accompanied by compelling music videos streaming now at YouTube.
Out Today: Ryan Fischer’s “Commercials for Heaven”
“Each line represents a gospel of disastrous missteps I took away from my soul,” says Fischer. “Singing about it gave me this sense of detached calm amidst the feelings of isolation and impending destitution that bore down on me. The song was a kind of relief valve that allowed me to laugh about it all, especially at myself.”
Big Moochie Grape Joins the iLLUMINATi in His New Music Video
Busting out of Memphis with a dexterous flow and a diamond-studded smile, Big Moochie Grape is one of his hometown’s most gifted emcees. Celebrating his rise from the trenches to the A-List, the Paper Route EMPIRE-signed rapper shares “iLLUMINATi Business,” his new music video. Produced by Atlanta beatmaker Twysted Genius, who stacks rattling snares and ominous piano notes, Moochie flashes a variety of in-the-pocket flows, rhythmically explaining how the Paper Route iLLUMINATI move differently from the average crew: “Pull up in the Hellcat, playin’ with a kitty cat/Big money sh*t, b*tch I’m not with the chit-chat.” The video contrasts images of Moochie’s high-rolling Memphis lifestyle with a collage of images that indicate just how deeply the Paper Route iLLUMINATI has buried itself within nature and society. “iLLUMINATi Business” is the closing track and latest video from PAPER ROUTE iLLUMINATi, following Young Dolph’s clip for “Here We Go,” and Joddy Baddass’s sultry video for “333.”
Molly Hanmer shares “Get Loose,” the second single off her upcoming full-length!
Molly Hanmer & The Midnight Tokers have released “Get Loose,” the second offering from Hanmer’s upcoming sophomore album, which is due out in September 2021, and the release’s namesake. The new single follows “Sick of Me,” Molly’s highly anticipated first drop in three years since her she debuted with the LP ‘Stuck in Daydream.’
Hear Jasmine Thakral’s “Running in a Haze”
British Indian singer-songwriter Jasmine Thakral presents her debut single, “Running in a Haze,” available now on digital/streaming platforms. The dreamy indie pop number delineates the longing and loneliness Jasmine felt during the lockdown.
“I wrote ‘Running in a Haze’ about feeling a bit lost and confused during lockdown. It felt like I was living the same day over and over again and living in a bit of blur. Sonically and lyrically at the same time I was very inspired by artists who make dreamy indie pop like Holly Humberstone, Gracie Abrams and Clairo. I also wanted to make the kind of song that can be a soundtrack for a long late night walk home.”
Toronto Alt-Psych Rocker RISE CARMINE Wants to “Be The Only One” in New Single
The latest to land ahead of the Toronto-based artist’s forthcoming debut, No Coup For Anyone, the release’s GRAMMY-winning powerhouse producer Dave Schiffman’s (Weezer, PUP, Vampire Weekend) craftsmanship is on full display: a tightly woven intro, a crushing hook, and a sizzling fade, magnificently mingled with frontman Liam Colbert’s smart lyrics, and incendiary vox
Each week, the TikTok Treats newsletter gives a snapshot of the state of music on TikTok, touching on trending hits, emerging artists, superstar moves, ascendant memes, and much more. This week brings a good mix of old and new, as brand new songs from TikTok-native artists mingled with hits by established superstars.
Alt-Rocker Chris Mardini Releases “Moody, Mercurial” Video for “I’ll Try”
NYC songwriter Chris Mardini has released a music video for “I’ll Try,” the lead single and opening track of his self-titled debut album, out October 15th. A powerful introduction to Mardini’s moody and mercurial sound, the song was just featured in Spotify’s popular “New Noise” playlist this week, highlighting new and notable music in the alt/rock world, alongside YUNGBLUD, Royal Blood, The Joy Formidable, Deafheaven, and more. Watch Mardini perform “I’ll Try” at Brooklyn Bowl.
The Israel-bred, L.A-based duo has been on a release rampage of late, with numerous appearances on Gud Vibrations including their most recent “Louder” single from earlier in the year. On their latest creation, they lean hard into their metal roots with a face-melting dubstep number that is slated to demolish festival dancefloors. They are joining a stacked roster at the inaugural Starbase festival in October, the newly launched event hosted by SLANDER, which includes appearances from Alison Wonderland, Big Gigantic, San Holo, Said The Sky and more.
Label: Gud Vibrations
Release Date: Aug 25
Man It’s a Hot One: Jaah SLT Scorches With His Latest Video Single
Jaah SLT delivers his rhymes with a head full of steam, unleashing flex after flex in quick succession. Today, the fired-up North Carolina native shares “Feelin Hot,” a new video single ideal for the dog days of summer. Blessed with a hyperactive beat that goes from 0-100 in less than a second, the new song finds Jaah leaning into the song’s swirling synths, finding a deep pocket as he talks his smack: “What you gettin’ mad for, don’t you got a n*****/He be in my DMs tryna get a f*ckin feature.” Directed by LKS Visuals, the video for “Feelin Hot” is filmed in crisp black-and-white, packed with references to films like Memento, The Seventh Seal, and The Usual Suspects. In the clip, Jaah tears through the streets of Charlotte with a couple associates and plays chess against his only worthy opponent–himself. “Feelin’ Hot” is Jaah’s third video of this scorching-hot summer, following previous clips for “Rent Free” and “Toxic.”
El Da Sensei & Jake Palumbo – Blast Off!!!
In preparation for the release of their collaborative LP “Solving Cases”, New Jersey Hip-Hop mainstay El Da Sensei & Brooklyn-by-way-of-Tennessee Producer / Emcee Jake Palumbo present the visuals to “Blast Off!!!”, the first single off the 14-track album which arrives on all streaming services on Friday, September 24th & CD shortly after.
CHARLOTTE DAY WILSON SHARES “CHANGES” VIDEO
Directed by award-winning frequent collaborator Kevan Funk, the “Changes” video is a continuation of the “Keep Moving” and “If I Could” videos and the queer cinematic series for ALPHA, a compelling exploration of self discovery and earnest declarations, recollecting Charlotte’s inner struggles of love, growing, and breaking that she’s finally speaking to in a greater way.
Melodic ATL Rapper Slimelife Shawty Can’t Be Stopped in His “Still At It” Video
Slimelife Shawty stands out from the pack with his raw, emotional lyrics and facility with plainspoken melody. Determined to never let anything get in the way of his rap star dreams, Slimelife shares “Still At It,” a new video. Rocking a tumbling flow atop a plaintive, piano-led instrumental, Slimelife lets loose with some tuneful real talk, telling his origin story as he decries those who lacked his will to succeed: “Who woulda ever thought that the n**** in the back of the class/Riddled with swag, always smilin, he was never mad/Who woulda ever thought that a n**** with that gun in his bag/Drivin’ his stolen car to school, but he ain’t goin’ to class/Would win, yeah n**** I did.”
“Ode To Rose”
“Ode To Rose” recounts a heartbreak; a song about accepting that some experiences must find their conclusion and, in the moment, might be difficult; however, down the road, things often resolve and may come full circle.
The song’s characters reminisce about the positive, reflect on their decisions, and acknowledge the errors of their behaviour.
PURPLE PILGRIMS SHARE VIDEO FOR ‘ANCESTORS WATCHING’
“The video is our take on an ancient ritual. We were thinking about folkloric traditions, and of course our ancestors. The song is largely about being kind to oneself, and the idea that muddling our way through life can feel less daunting when we consider all our family branching out behind us, holding wisdom and strength. It’s an idea that can offer comfort when we’re feeling lost. We had this really simple idea loosely based around a maypole dance – the ancient celebration of oncoming warmer weather and new growth. May celebrations are so optimistic, always looking forward – which felt fitting as the song itself is about a new beginning too in a way.”
Grandiose & glam rock band, TONY & THE KIKI, announce debut EP with new single, out now
“Shave your head, bind your chest / Male pronoun-ed, but wear a dress / Pompadour, high heel shoes / You were meant to break the rules,” Anthony Alfaro, frontperson of Tony & The Kiki, declares in the first lines of the new single, “Extra Express.” A bilingual celebration of queerness and freedom, full of joy and rage, the song is the opening track to their debut EP, Light It Up.
YN Jay Once Dreamed of “Better Days,” Now He’s Living Them
YN Jay steadily feeds his fans with a stream of high-quality visuals, treating them to weekly doses his magnetic facial expressions and athletic dance moves. Today, YN Jay quickly returns with “Better Days,” a celebratory new music video. Produced by Jay’s regular collaborator Marc Boomin, “Better Days” kicks off with a plea to free Flint’s Rio Da Yung OG, before launching into a heartfelt plea to his fans and his lord to keep the good times rolling: “I just pulled up in a Transformer, it disintegrate/I remember I was feelin’ good, now I’m feelin’ great.” In the video, directed by Superofficial Films, Jay gathers a crew to toast to his accomplishments, fanning out his wad of hundreds as his community backs him up. “Better Days” is the latest in a long line of videos from Coochie Chronicles, YN Jay’s recent project, following last week’s clip for “Mix The Yeahhhhh” and the prior week’s “Immaculate.”
Cites and Sounds are a New Jersey based rock band, formed out of passion and love for music in the summer of 2020. Attached to artists such Audra McLaughlin, Nalani and Sarina, Boyz 2 Men, The Early November, Lauren Marsh, October Rose, Finding Westerly and many others – these 5 artists with many different influences joined up at the perfect time. Forming, writing and recording a full length album worth of material with Chris Badami (Portrait Recording Studios) all within the year, it will see the light of day later this Fall.
Mary Jennings Delivers Relatable New Video for “Liar”
It takes a lot of life experience to craft engaging, universal song lyrics—and singer, songwriter and musician Mary Jennings has had more than a lion’s share. How’s this for a start: stops as a teacher, aerobics instructor, clothing retailer, bartender, luggage saleswoman, paranormal researcher and now mother. Add to that the early loss of her mom , and there are plenty of stories to share. Jennings states that music has kept her sane.
Rude Nala Drops Sensual Video For “Zaza”
R&B songstress, Rude Nala, has just dropped her sensual visual for “Zaza.” With distorted, low frequencies and smooth sultry vocals, Nala’s video compliments the song’s theme of unapologetically living your best life. “The ‘Zaza’ visual gives viewers an insight of my vibes/energy and a few things I enjoy most,” says Nala. “It’s personal.”
St. Louis, MO, biker prog outfit VOIDGAZER are streaming the entirety of their new EP Dance of the Undesirables via Invisible Oranges. The EP is set to released this Friday.
The band commented “VOIDGAZER is stoked to present to you our five headed mutant child, Dance of the Undesirables.This record is not for the faint of heart, so grab your helmet and get ready for a hard and fast ride.”
Spirit Bomb (Fra) “Tight” @ Rock
Spirit Bomb presents their debut album “Tight”, a track that evokes urgency, tension, but also the relationship and interweaving of people and their time, their universe.
A rock album, tinged with multiple influences such as Hip-Hop, Metal and even Blues.
“Tight” is available for pre-order on the Music-Records store. The album will be released on September 24, 2021,
Soaring vocals, dramatic drum beats and uplifting energy – ‘Orbit’ is the latest single from Australian artist Kel Ray. After the success of her first release ‘Closer,’ Kel delves deep into an electro-pop soundscape with the spellbinding power of ‘Orbit’ available on all platforms now.