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Dori Freeman Shares “Almost Home” + New Video For “I Am”
Both songs are from the Galax, Virginia-based singer/songwriter’s forthcoming studio album, ‘Ten Thousand Roses,’ due September 10 on her own boutique label, Blue Hens Music. Written and recorded during the pandemic in 2020, the 10-track collection was produced by Freeman’s husband Nicholas Falk. Whereas as her previous recordings lean towards folk and acoustic-Americana stylings, this time around Freeman explores a tougher country-rock sound, playing electric guitar for the first time on record and embracing bigger, dirtier drum sounds.
SNAKE MOUNTAIN REVIVAL: new track + album details revealed!
East Coast-based psychedelic rockers SNAKE MOUNTAIN REVIVAL announce the release of their new album ‘Everything In Sight’ this November 19th, with preorder available now on Rebel Waves Records. Dig the boogie power of their debut single “Satellite Ritual” exclusively on The Obelisk!
“Grim garage echo, instrumentalist surf safari, guitar winding, drums no less distorted than the vocal howls where and when. You can set your watch to its acid boogie, but it’s in its own time zone.” — The Obelisk
Sam Himself, the alt indie rocker, shares “La Paz,” a dreamy anthem
Alt. indie rocker Sam Himself shares “La Paz”, a melancholy journey from minimalist intro to anthemic climax, covering almost as much ground as the road trip by which it was inspired. Sam’s latest release is the final single leading up to his debut album, Power Ballads, due out in October. “La Paz” follows album singles “Cry, “Nothing Like the Night,” and, most recently, “What It’s Worth,” which premiered via Under The Radar Magazine, was picked up by KCRW’s Morning Becomes Eclectic, KEXP’s The Morning Show, and – as of this writing – remains on rotation on numerous national and regional stations in France, Germany, Switzerland and beyond.
IVORY BLUE Releases Official Music Video for “Family Tables,” FFO U2, The Killers, Concrete Blonde
Kansas City, MO singer / songwriter IVORY BLUE has released the official music video for their newest single, “Family Tables.” Directed by Mikal Shapiro, “Family Tables” showcases the enigmatice chansonnier’s inimitable vocal style and lyrical strength alongside minimal but moving visuals, thus invoking a deeply emotional as well as an addictively repeatable listening experience.
Black/Epic Metal Pioneers DARKWOODS MY BETROTHED Return With New Album, “Angel of Carnage Unleashed”
After 23 years of silence, Finnish cult black metallers and pioneers of the scene DARKWOODS MY BETROTHED are making their long-awaited comeback with a new full-length album, Angel of Carnage Unleashed, to be unveiled on November 12, 2021 via Napalm Records. The album sets free a unique blend of brutal, fast-driven black metal and epic anthems, in which eerie screams merge with heroic clean vocals, monumental choirs and majestic keyboards along with gory stories of famine, war, plague and the inescapable brutality of Finland’s nature in the era of the Great Northern War (1700-1721). It features the old horde from the original 1993 line-up, now augmented by Tuomas Holopainen as a full member of the band and Kai Hahto (both Nightwish) as session drummer.
ICYMI: GRAMMY-winning R&B Artist evrYwhr Releases New Single “TIE DYE”
‘Tie Dye’ is a polished record made of loose, richly textured melodies with airy flute accents that weaves colorful sounds undergirded with a trap-like cadence. The song brings evrYwhr’s eclectic blend of r&b and pop and carries thematic weight which encourages listeners to just BE – free flowing like the colors of Tie Dye pattern.
“In every song I write, I try to keep it real, keep it positive, keep it light,” said evrYwhr, whose love for all things music began at age 5. “I’ve loved the Motown sound my entire life and continue to draw on my roots, even as I work on new songs and ideas.”
“I am excited to release this feel-good love song! I have been wanting to release a song that would leave listeners with a smile. This song is positive and uplifting and that is what I was looking for. This song was pitched to me by a group of amazing writers Rebecca Lynn Howard, Jamie Floyd, Rachel Thibodeau, and Mikayla Perry. I absolutely couldn’t turn it down. Right now I feel like the world needs some love and this song brings that happy vibe! It’s about when your reality becomes better than the dream,” explains Becca.
DROTT unveil second single and video “Arch of Gloom” on Invisible Oranges!
DROTT release today the hypnotic new single and video “Arch of Gloom”! The song can now be streamed/downloaded on all platforms and the video can be viewed here. The video was directed and edited by Jens Kristian Rimau.
The band comments on “Arch of Gloom”:
“At the end of a dark and bouncy road lies the Arch of Gloom. Through persistent bass and drums, Arch of Gloom is driven to the point of desperate collapse by a haunting guitar solo. Mesmerizing in its mystical attraction, it hypnotizes desperate souls into a surrealistic dance before they are lured down the abyss to face the verdict of Orcus.”
Watch Joyer’s “I Was Wrong” video via Austin Town Hall
Today Joyer are sharing their new single/video “I Was Wrong” via Austin Town Hall. Check out the premiere here. Joyer’s Perfect Gray will be released on September 24th, 2021 via Philadelphia label, Julia’s War.
Nwocr band HEARTS & HAND GRENADES take ownership of their past mistakes w/ new “Beautiful Pain” music video & single
Fresh off a run of North American tour dates supporting Smile Empty Soul, Buffalo NWOCR band Hearts & Hand Grenades have just revealed a music video for their brand new single “Beautiful Pain”. This is the second single from their upcoming sophomore album Between the Lines. The video was directed by Nick Sonricker at Twenty6 Productions. Watch it right now at this location.
Alternative Rock Band BETCHA Release New Single “GREY SKIES” + Official Music Video
Nashville-based alternative rock band Betcha released their brand new single “GREY SKIES” to all major platforms along with the official music video. The single has already been picked up by The New Alt, New Noise and All New Rock Spotify Editorial Playlists!
Rhythmic & Celebratory, Canada’s Award-Winning ViVA Trio Release First-Ever Folk-Inspired Song “Solstice Jig”
Set to inspire a magical dance of nature spirits celebrating the change of seasons, award-winning Canadian group ViVA Trio have released their stunning first foray into folk music with new single, “Solstice Jig” — available now!
Snotty Nose Rez Kids Drop New Track “Wild Boy”
The duo thrives off doing shows and their infectious live performances are what have drawn fans in from all over the world. With touring in sight, the duo wanted to present an album package that represents that energy and experience they get from performing live. The new single, ‘”Wild Boy,” explores the perception that others have of them.
While known for his guitar work with the prominent post-hardcore band Rarity, Canadian singer-songwriter Corbin Giroux brings a distinct spirit in all of his work. The spirit of love for his project and it’s inspirations are heard throughout his new single “Torn”, out today. Giroux pulled in another Canadian artist, vocalist Jordan Black of pop-punk band Like Pacific. While Like Pacific uses Jordan Black’s rough vocals, “Torn” features soft and smooth vocals fans can’t hear anywhere else.
David Ferguson—one of Nashville’s great musical treasures and a living legend for his work as a Grammy award winning recording engineer, studio owner, video game soundtrack composer, and collaborator with the likes of Johnny Cash, John Prine, and Sturgill Simpson—has taken a long overdue step into the spotlight with his new album Nashville No More. Available everywhere on Friday, Sept. 3 via Fat Possum Records, Nashville No More presents Ferguson aka Fergie at the very top of his game, causing critics and fans alike to collectively sigh, “finally.” This is no greenhorn debut album, but a long-marinated and much-awaited reveal of a warm and familiar voice of a generation.
Somnambulistic is a stirring collection of dark lullabies. Each of its nine tracks ebb and flow with otherworldly grace manifesting one pulsing dream narrative. The concept behind the album was to build something comforting: a mammoth protection spell against the horrors of the world without completely ignoring them; a journey through grief and sorrow and out into the light on the other side. Guided by guitar, GREEN’s voice travels through walls of bowed soundscapes. A variety of different instruments are featured including classical string arrangement and the Melbourne Town Hall Grand Organ, which is said to be the largest musical instrument in the Southern Hemisphere.
VERITAS – “Frail” from album “Threads of Fatality”
In March of 2020, Veritas signed a deal with Amplified for worldwide distribution of their first full length cd in physical and digital formats. The cd has 14 tracks and was mixed by Daryl Bolicek at Wild Horse Recording in Minnesota and mastered by Thomas Juth at Svenska Grammofon studion in Sweden. The cd released on August 28th, 2020 worldwide and has already received great reviews from Germany, Sweden, USA, Poland.
NEW VIDEO ALERT! LORDS OF BLACK “WHAT”S BECOME OF US”
Ready for more new music from Lords Of Black? The band has just released a new single & video ‘What’s Become Of Us’ from their upcoming album “Alchemy Of Souls, Part II” (October 15).
SHINee’s KEY Releases New Single “Hate that… [feat. TAEYEON]”
“Hate that…” is an impressive R&B duet, featuring perfect harmonies from KEY and TAEYEON. The lyrics convey the complicated and sometimes bitter feelings after a breakup. This is KEY’s first solo release in two and a half years since his debut solo album FACE (November 2018) and repackage album I Wanna Be (March 2019). More recently, SHINee released their seventh studio album Don’t Call Me, which debuted at No.1 on the Gaon South Korean Albums chart, in addition to charting on Billboard’s Heatseekers Albums and World Albums charts.
NEW MUSIC: B-REAL & SCOTT STORCH TEAM UP TO RELEASE NEW ALBUM “TELL YOU SOMETHIN’”
Legendary rapper B-Real, one of the lead rappers of multi-platinum West Coast Cypress Hill fame, has teamed up with GRAMMY-winning producer Scott Storch for the release of Tell You Somethin’ out today via eOne. The 10-song project features artists Rick Ross, Ty Dolla $ign, Berner, TSU Surf, Krazie Bone, DJ Paul, and Freeway. Available on all digital platforms, B-Real also released the cool, laid-back, piano-laden single “Number 9” featuring Berner with the video directed by Jason Goldwatch. “Number 9” is the follow-up to releases “Mother Mary” ft. DJ Paul and “Triple OG” ft. Freeway that dropped earlier this year.
Yebba Releases Official Video for new single “Boomerang”- Debut Studio Album “Dawn” Out September 10 via RCA Records
“Boomerang” was written by Yebba with Tommy Brenneck (Sharon Jones &The Dap-Kings, Mark Ronson, Panic! At The Disco) and Ilsey Juber (Miley Cyrus, Mark Ronson, Lykke Li) and produced by Tommy Brenneck and Mark Ronson.