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Today, alternative duo WARBLY JETS premiered a new video for their single “TMI,” the latest genre-jumping offering from their just-announced LP, MONSTERHOUSE (out November 12, 2021). MONSTERHOUSE is the Los Angeles-based duo’s second full-length studio album, following their critically-acclaimed, self-titled debut released in 2017. The new LP is packed with high-energy, genre-fluid tracks that exhibit WARBLY JETS’ studio chops and production prowess. With sonic references ranging from Rick Rubin and Beck, to Beastie Boys and early 2000s hip-hop, the album explores the place where humanity and technology meet—grappling with all the questions and doubts that come with living in the information age. The duo (Samuel Shea and Julien O’neill), are also marking the announcement with a Los Angeles show at The Echo on Monday, August 30, where they’ll debut cuts off the new album, amongst a stacked lineup of LA talent and to-be-announced special guests.
This week, the house music powerhouse LP Giobbi is connecting with the fast-emerging songstress on a stunning collab “Close Your Eyes,” which serves as the latest installment of the highly coveted ‘mint Singles’ series, the offshoot of their ‘Spotify Singles’ releases.
Available exclusively for steaming on Spotify, the forthcoming release finds the multi-hyphenate artist and FEMME HOUSE founder LP Giobbi showcasing her mastery over the keys, as she props up HANA’s heavenly vocals with a piano-led groove that works its way around soothing vocalizations, gentle acid warbles and shuffling percussive arrangements.
Artist: LP Giobbi
Title: Close Your Eyes ft. HANA
Label: Insomniac Records
Release Date: Aug 27
MONTREAL’S TALLEEN || NEW VIDEO-SINGLE “ECONOMICS” || A POST-PUNK COMMENTARY ON CAPITALISM
Montreal’s premier post-punk quintet Talleen have just released their latest single “Economics”. The dark wave collective returns with a new video directed by Alex Ortiz (We Are Wolves) to accompany the hard hitting single. Singer Alex Petersen’s lyrics tell a bleak tale of unfettered capitalism all while Mike Rodgers’ grinding bass lines pound through the verses and choruses. Discussing the theme of the single, drummer Alex Crow explains “We wanted to reflect how our society can sometimes be shrouded in mystery and symbolism, money being the driving force behind the illusion.” The song will appeal to fans of post punk originators PIL, with Alex Petersen’s sneering vocal stylings being reminiscent of John Lydon’s classic 1970’s releases.
SANYA N’KANTA RELEASES “HIGHWAY ROAD” TODAY / NEW ALBUM LOVE IS FREE OUT LATER THIS YEAR
A blend of rock, soul, funk, and style Sanya N’kanta continues to forge his path outside of the genre-ruled box. N’kanta releases his second song of the summer, “Highway Road,” on August 27.
Now available on the band’s YouTube channel, the clip is narrated by WAR original member/singer Lonnie Jordan and co-founder/producer/songwriter Jerry Goldstein. Together, they recount the origins behind hits like “Slippin’ Into Darkness,” “The World is a Ghetto,” “Cisco Kid,” “Don’t Let No One Get You Down,” “Why Can’t We Be Friends?” and “Low Rider.”
Nadia Vaeh sparks Y2K pop nostalgia with her latest single, “Leap of Faith.” The single was inspired by a strenuous time in her life, when she was ironically incredibly happy. “I lived in my car to save money for my dreams and it was some of the best times in my life; couch hopping at friend’s places and just being a vagabond,” Vaeh explains.
SYDNEY SHERWOOD Teams up with KASON LESTER for “Cycle of Silence”!
New Jersey based Singer / Songwriter SYDNEY SHERWOOD flexes her lyrical prowess with her newest single, “Cycle of Silence,” which sees the gifted chanteuse teamed with fellow American Idol alumni KASON LESTER. A deeply reflective and relatable track, the song comes to life through the pairing of the two distinctive young vocalists on this stunning duet.
Multi-instrumentalist & Percussionist Gabriele Poso New Album
Recorded in Lecce in the south of Italy and almost entirely on his own (unlike previous productions), the undisputed star of the show is once again the drum and the percussion, the Tamburo Infinito (translates to Infinate Drum). Although born in Italy, Gabriele has always looked across the Atlantic for inspirations and rhythms, and this album is no different. This time his sonic adventures took him to the French West Indies and the French Caribbean island like Guadeloupe Martinique, “I’m in love with everything about the sound of their drums, it’s very unique warm and deep sound.”
A Warm Backwards Lullaby: French inspired indie pop
Gal Musette has recently collaborated with the likes of Rufus Wainwright and has toured with The Magnetic Fields, Donavon Frankenreiter, among others. “Julia” is off of her forthcoming full-length Backwards Lullaby. She has received acclaim from the likes of Earmilk, Cool Hunting, Atwood Magazine, and Buzzbands among others.
FLORIDA PHENOMENON PROJECT YOUNGIN DROPS NEW SINGLE & MUSIC VIDEO “LOVE DON’T LOVE NOBODY”
The track illuminates the power of his magnetic and melodic flow. Backed by trap piano and sparse beats, he leans into confessional verses before carrying the heartbreaking hook, “A broken heart cause more pain than a broken bone that’s solid…gotta watch who you love cause love don’t love nobody, I promise.” In the accompanying visual, he feverishly scrawls his thoughts and vivid emotions in a notebook, tossing aside the pages overlooking a roaring thunderstorm. It reflects the power and pain of the song.
“I can’t believe the moment of me releasing my debut album has finally come! I’ve been working towards this moment my entire career. Having a full body of work to my name, after a near decade of graft, makes me feel more accomplished than I could’ve ever imagined. To me this album signifies establishing myself as an artist in my own right, beyond being a contestant on The Voice and beyond being a secondary, ‘featured’ artist on the songs of others. I’m so thankful to everyone who has joined me on this journey and helped me ensure my dream has come to fruition – those I worked with in the studio on the album, my team, and my fans. They all have my back, and I truly appreciate that. I feel ready to take on the world right now!” – Becky Hill
YTB Trench Releases New Music Video for “Cancun”
Today, breakout Young Stoner Life Records artist YTB Trench releases his new music video for “Cancun” off of his debut project Versatalien. The mid-tempo track marries Trench’s melodic tone with a layered, rhythmic beat. The music video has a carefree vibe, and showcases Trench’s unique storytelling ability, as he spits bars and jetsets from the beach to the city and more.
Today, Melbourne-based duo KINO MOTEL share their music video for “Fingerprints,” the third installation in their international action arc that saw them traversing Vietnam and now the remote Mount Baw Baw in Australia. “Fingerprints” is an almost sleazy, rolling grit-pop track. Now, the duo shares a new music video for the single that matches the gritty edge of the track with a cinematic touch and the classic Kino Motel flair.
Booka600 & Lil Durk Proudly Rep OTF in “Relentless” Video
Booka600 pours his heart and soul into his melodies, telling emotional stories about his life in the streets and his rap star aspirations. Connecting with his big homie Lil Durk, the Only The Family rapper shares “Relentless,” his new video. Dominated by drippy pianos, the two Chicago natives give a detailed chronicling of their troubled states of mind. With a soaring tenor, Booka struggles to process “all this pain I didn’t ask for,” while Durk mourns his close friend King Von even as he can’t escape the paranoid thought that he might be next. In the video, Booka heads to church to confess his sins, all while he and Durk take refuge in the back room with straps and bulletproof vests.
The album title is a nod to their massively successful, RIAA-certified Platinum 2008 album WANT, which catapulted Sean Foreman and Nathaniel Motte to instant mainstream fame with hit singles like “Don’t Trust Me” and “STARSTRUKK” (ft. Katy Perry). Additionally, NEED marks the duo’s first album back with their original record label, Photo Finish Records. In celebration of the release, they performed at Photo Finish’s 15-year anniversary party last night in New York City and will continue the party with a (proof of vaccination required for entry) show at The Roxy in Los Angeles tonight.
JOSH LEVI BLASTS OFF IN “NASA”
Funk/Jam band Sneezy is set to release their upcoming third studio album Open Doors. Created during the Covid-19 pandemic hiatus from live shows, the album is a testament to the power of music and friendship, as we see Sneezy’s eight members come together to craft their best release to date. Sneezy will be releasing Open Doors via tastemaker Color Red, and is hitting the road this Summer and Fall to showcase their new music. The first single from the album is “Not Sorry,” which premiered on The Deli Magazine and is out now
Irene Diaz shares second single “You” from upcoming debut album
Songstress Irene Diaz releases her latest single “You,” in anticipation of her upcoming album Lovers & Friends set for release this Fall 2021. Written as a reflection of her own experiences of being in a queer relationship, and produced by Alejandro and Demian Jiménez (Carla Morrison), the track is a standalone declaration of the boldness that love creates.
Skope Magazine // alt-pop anthem “Hallelujah (Wish I Never Knew Ya)” from Crooked Teeth
Straight from Tyson: “Crooked Teeth is my vehicle for letting out all the madness, joy and manic melodies that swirl around in my brain. I’m a pop punk kid at heart who has a deep love for pop music, 90’s nostalgia and early 2000’s singer songwriters (waddup Katy Perry).
Artist: AB29 – Album: BrainWaves
The girls begin to understand that their dream is starting to come true. In September 2017 their first “FIX” album, “All Broken 29”, is released, which helps them to make themselves known to a wider audience, that of the internet, and to increase the demand for concerts. In 2020 they changed their name in AB29 and they signed for Beng! Dischi and started developing and recording in studio their new work.
Artist: Bromad – Album: Medicine
“Medicine” is a high energy track with chest thumping 808’s, heavy basslines, smooth funk samples, euphoric melodies and very fierce bass drops that will make anyone feel hyped up. I think this song would be a great addition to any energetic playlists like any Gaming, workout and gym playlists.
Artist: Yog n The Milk bottle gange – Album: Machines Like Me And You
Yog n the milk bottle gang is a songwriter who’s music is very personal and raw.
This track is about a relationship falling apart and the impact it leaves on one when the other person doesn’t love them anymore.