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JPEGMAFIA shares new single ‘TRUST!’ alongside new album and world tour announcement
JPEGMAFIA will also hit the road on his first full-scale North American and European headline tours in over two years. The trip kicks off on 8th October at The Observatory in Santa Ana, CA, visits major markets across the country for two months, and concludes with a hometown two-night stand at The Belasco in Los Angeles, CA on 4th and 5th December. Tickets go on sale today.
Whilst a track centred around a refrain of ‘I’m giving up…’, delivered by Charlie Pelling in a Julian Casablancas-esque drawl, might not sound super optimistic – the bouncy new single from Dirty Nice flips tired resignation on its head in opining for the embrace of everyday life and contentment. As he explains further:
FANS OF THE DARK ANNOUNCE DEBUT ALBUM; SELF-TITLED RELEASE DUE NOVEMBER 5, 2021
After the release of their debut single, ‘Escape From Hell’ featuring Ryan Roxie (Alice Cooper) last month, Sweden’s Fans Of The Dark have now announced the upcoming release of their self-titled debut album on November 5, 2021 via Frontiers Music Srl. The band have also released a new single and music video, ‘Life Kills’. Watch the video HERE:
Divino Niño Share New Single “Drive” (Winspear) Ahead of Pitchfork Music Festival Debut & First U.S. Live Dates of 2021
“Drive” builds upon the intoxicating psych pop and bilingual lyricism of the band’s most recent critically acclaimed LP Foam, while stepping in an exciting new direction that showcases their expanding influences: everything from Reggaeton and electronic music, to South American rock/rap and bachata. “During lockdown, we spent some time trying to find ourselves by making music that captures our friendship and all the things that crack us up,” explains singer/guitarist Camilo Medina. “We got really interested in how other countries interpret American music, which in our minds is the process of imitating and ultimately stumbling into something completely new. ‘Drive’ started out as a demo inspired by Fleetwood Mac’s ‘Gypsy.’ As the song evolved, we ended up mixing in influences of nostalgic rock/rap from South America.”
Rockshots Records: ETERNAL SILENCE Shares Edgar Allan Poe Inspired Video “Red Death Masquerade”
“It has been a long time since our last full length was released, we took our time to make the best songs possible and then the pandemic broke in and forced us to stop and wait for the right time to publish it. But now everything is ready and we can’t wait to finally share this with you all.” adds the band.
Alice TM Shares “Arrival” from ‘Little Body In Orbit’ out 10.8 on Whatever’s Clever [artpop, bedroom pop]
The album was created in collaboration with the composer Tarpit, along with producer Ale Roubini—Alice’s ex partner and current partner, respectively. “I sang into Tarpit’s headphones about our breakup, and how good the sex is in my new relationship,” Alice remarks, “and coming out to my friends as gay, and the tenuous connection between mind and body.” Throughout the album, Alice embraces her queerness, releasing love that was once stifled and latent, and allows love to guide her as she navigates memories of anger, abuse, and fear, as well as sex, addiction, depression, and loneliness.
Mew offshoot TACHYS return with striking second single ‘Signify’
“Signify” is an eerie electronic pop song. The song deals with the relentless bombardment of stimulus we experience in our world, what that does to our minds and our calmness, and how we see ourselves.
MEEK MILL RECRUITS LIL UZI VERT FOR “BLUE NOTES 2”
The World is a Beautiful Place… Share New Track “Queen Sophie for President”
Today, The World is a Beautiful Place & I am No Longer Afraid to Die share “Queen Sophie for President,” the second track off their forthcoming fourth studio album, Illusory Walls, out digitally October 8 and on vinyl December 3 via Epitaph Records.
MITCHELL TENPENNY DEBUTS “TRUTH ABOUT YOU” VIDEO
Riser House/Columbia Nashville artist Mitchell Tenpenny debuted a music video last night for his new smash single “Truth About You.” The video was shot in Nashville earlier this month at Bobby’s Idle Hour bar and Warren Studios by Dustin Haney of Bordertown Pictures. The song became the largest streaming debut of his career garnering 2.5 million streams in its first three days of release. That success and the demand from fans sent the song to country radio.
Andy Shauf shares new single “Spanish On The Beach” | EU / UK tour to take place in 2022
Today, Andy Shauf returns with a new single, “Spanish On The Beach,” via ANTI-. “Spanish On The Beach” could neatly slot into The Neon Skyline, his most recent album and “a wistful, funny, and heartbreaking world of its own” (Pitchfork).
FPA Joins 37d03d & Announces New LP ‘Princess Wiko’ Out 11/5/21, Shares Lead Single/Video “Baby”
Minneapolis, MN’s FPA—the multifaceted artist and musician Frances Priya Anczarski—has joined the 37d03d collective and will release her new album, Princess Wiko, on November 5th, 2021. Written and recorded mainly in her bedroom over quarantine, the album introduces the work of a master daydreamer who weaves an otherworldly fictional narrative throughout its eight tracks. “Princess Wiko is the story of a young woman of noble birth forced to betray her heart, and marry a man she hardly knows, all the while going down the slow path of self discovery,” Anczarski explains.
BOKASSA Reveals New Single + Video “Hereticules”
Norway’s hottest upstarts BOKASSA will finally release their long-awaited new album, Molotov Rocktail, this Friday, September 3 via Napalm Records! Their eclectic and catchy mix of stoner, sludge, metal and catchy punk rock has earned them die-hard fans all over the world, as well as hundreds of thousands of streams across all platforms.
“Working with Maggie Lindemann was a pleasant surprise that transpired through social media; it was a new and exciting approach for us in terms of modern collaboration,” shares the band on today’s collab. “From the moment we started creating ‘OHMAMI’ we believed that a female vocal would complement the track significantly. Once we heard Maggie’s verse we were immediately taken back by her understanding of our sound and the way we create our music. To put it simply, Maggie completely understood the assignment. A+.”
Electro-Prog Ensemble TAUK Releases Playful, Cinematic Video, “Make Your Move”
Directed by Sophia Conger and shot at the Brooklyn Bowl, the video opens with the band quietly sitting at a bar, before suddenly shifting into a vibrant and playful competition sequence. The video mirrors TAUK’s signature instrumental sound, which begins delicately and expands into complex textures and beats, brilliantly blending the old school with the futuristic. The visuals in “Make Your Move” perfectly match this: a calm and unassuming beginning, which then bursts into a layered, intricate melody, shown with Nerf gun fights, Mario Kart-style tricycle races and more.
“Thanks to Howe, we rediscovered this fantastic song. The words paint pictures that keep coming like a river. Finding the right pallet to give that river enough drive and also melodically maintain enough space for the content of the lyrics was a fine challenge. The melodic extra information we added gives just that space for the images to sink in. We really like the way howe tells and sings this song, while playing, you embrace his story so intensely that there is nothing left but the here and now.” – Kobe Proesmans
Sam Koon Shares Lyrical Visual for “Every Other Weekend”
The new single “Every Other Weekend” was co-written by Alex Pennington Smith. Before this release, Sam released a single titled “Dry Day In June” co-written with Alex Pennington Smith and 3-time Dove Award-nominated producer Dan Hannon.
Bo Armstrong first heard “when the party’s over” in Billie Eilish: The World’s A Little Blurry; the song and comments from the documentary resonated deeply with him after recently losing a friend to suicide, and eventually turned into an opportunity for Armstrong to raise money for organizations promoting mental health awareness and suicide prevention. Armstrong is releasing his cover of the song today, Sept. 1, to mark the beginning of Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, and for the year following the release, he will be donating streaming proceeds from the track to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention and Mental Health America.
Today Australian artist Juniper Stone is sharing a new single/video titled “Patterns” Check out the premiere on Week In Pop. “Patterns” is a shining example of Juniper Stone’s ability to blend bedroom indie-pop & neo soul.
Philadelphia’s latest up and coming artist Radley O’Brien returns with his next standout single ‘Mothers Day’. Cultivating a reputation for beautiful indie balladry, Radley O’Brien’s unique sound has been making waves over the last few months. Emotive and melancholy, Mothers Day is a song to make you think, sharing more about the track, Radley explained: “This song is about coming to terms with the loss of a child in a past life and honoring the generational spirits that are a part of you in the present.”
“Evergreen,” produced by Richard Fortus with David Maurice and The Psychedelic Furs, was recorded during the sessions for the band’s most recent effort, the highly acclaimed Made Of Rain album. Made Of Rain became the Furs’ second-highest charting UK Album ever and featured at the end-of-year Best Albums roundup in Mojo, Uncut, Classic Pop, ABC’s Good Morning America, and Vive Le Rock among others. Furs’ vocalist Richard Butler says “‘Evergreen’ is something that we did while we were putting together Made Of Rain. It’s a song about memory and the passing of time.”