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El Da Sensei & Jake Palumbo “Bring It In Loud” ft. John Robinson [Official Music Video]
SpaceLAB Recordings unveils the visuals to the second single from Solving Cases – the long-awaited collaborative LP from New Jersey mainstay & Artifacts alumni El Da Sensei, & Brooklyn-via-Tennessee producer / engineer / emcee Jake Palumbo. “Bring It In Loud” is an energetic ride down a dark but welcoming sonic highway, showing the duo’s versatility & dedication to pushing the envelope of Boom-Bap Hip-Hop’s possibilities.
Rosa Mystica Track, Released Today
“I was definitely inspired by grunge and the idea of a neo-psychedelic wall of sound,” Rosa says of the track. “I wanted it to sound dark and hypnotic; also kind of raw, but with more direct and simple pop-like melodies and lyrics reminiscent of 90’s Britpop bands like Ride and Oasis. At the heart of all my music, I feel, is a strong sense of song-writing and story-telling. My vision for this song was to juxtapose these deeper story-like lyrics, with a more raw rock n’ roll inspired soundscape. I wanted it to feel like a balance of structure and stream of consciousness, especially in places like the outro of the song. I wanted it to feel really free.”
BONES Steps Into the Light In New Video For “WhiteBoyRick”
With over 20 albums full of clever and cryptic references, BONES always finds a way to be creative. Today he’s breathing new life into the story of Detroit’s infamous informant turned bad boy, White Boy Rick. Often hiding his face with effects and distortion, BONES changes it up and steps directly into the light in the video for “WhiteBoyRick,” the latest video to be released off his album InLovingMemory. After robbing a liquor store of all of its Backwoods, BONES and his crew post up outside to smoke blunts, talk smack, and vibe out to the eerie Question Mark produced beat. BONES then cruises through a fiery parking lot in a tricked out lowrider, sending warning shots to those asking – “BONES, why you kill em all the time with the rhymes? / Too clean with it, mean with it, wanna let em lie / Look into the sky, I’m the one you ask ‘why?’ / I’m the one that let em live, I’m the one that let em die.”
Auto-Tune® developer Antares Audio Technology launches Auto-Tune Vocodist, an advanced vocoder modeling plug-in
The vocoder produces one of the most recognizable vocal effects ever made—the original “robot voice” made famous on recordings by artists such as Daft Punk, Kraftwerk, and ELO. Auto-Tune Vocodist delivers the same legendary sounds of vintage vocoders in a new plug-in. Auto-Tune Vocodist is also the only vocoder modelling plug-in that has the full force and flexibility of Auto-Tune® built into the software. Now, you can create the vocoder effect and tune your vocals without ever leaving Vocodist, giving you more control over the unmistakable effect than ever possible.
Brutal Panda Records have announced a November 5th release date of Twin Dream, the third full-length offering from Austin, TX multidimensional trio GLASSING. The album is a sonic mirror of our era and nothing short of immense, ranging from grim to hopeful to destructive to cathartic, oftentimes all within a single song. Throughout Twin Dream, GLASSING channel multifarious energies that delve deep into the Underland while simultaneously exploring the celestial.
The Velvicks Share New Single “L.A.” + Lyric Video
NYC-based rockers The Velvicks share a new single, “L.A.,” a sultry slow burner with an effortlessly cool rock n’ roll grit. “L.A.” pays homage to everyone who gives up on most of life’s ordinary experiences, known by most people as happiness, to pursue what brings them sanity, joy. Sounding more classic than contemporary, “L.A.” differs from the singles released so far by the band. Expect Tom Petty meets Smashing Pumpkins. It’s a tune that sings to everyone who sacrifices time to devote themselves to developing a skill and dedicate their life to it, bypassing the inevitable self doubt, existential crises and social disapproval to most likely, in the end, deal with deceptions. Cheers to the brave hearted blind faith knuckleheads out there.
Theatrical art-tronica and Bubblegum-soul of The Jacksons
With her highly-praised debut solo single ‘Prelude’ and follow-up cut ‘Suit Yourself’ introducing her as a fresh and dynamic artist emerging on the scene earlier this year, singer and songwriter Alicia Walter, formally known as the lead singer behind the Chicago-based art-rock outfit Oshwa, continues to ready us for the release of her first solo studio album ‘I Am Alicia’ with the uplifting new offering ‘Standing At Your Doorstep’.
Dreamscapes, soft yet strong, blended and distinguished; these are the realms created by this duo in their new work, “To the Universe.” Having worked together for over 25 years in the recording arts, they nurtured their sound. They have been honored to work with many legends, including Jon Anderson of Yes, Giovanni Hidalgo, Larry Coryell, Mark Egan, and many more.
Their latest release, “To the Universe,” is an ethereal odyssey taking you to spiritually charged spaces. Sonic textures from instruments such as the Citera, indigenous rattles, and Tibetan Singing Bowls evoke an ancient vibe. Steffie Moonlady provides mesmerizing multi-layered vocals delicately blended within the dreamscape of guitars and synthesizers by Dennis.
Clubhouse Announce EP and Release New Single/Video For “Flipside”
Joining previous singles “Heartbroke” and “Weekend,” “Flipside” contrasts happy-go-lucky arrangements that pull you in with introspective lyrics that make you think by using emotional and provocative storytelling that A1234 says “fuse sadness and joy together” and “manages to speak directly to you […] no matter what mood you’re in.”
Canadian chamber folk trio MUSK OX today unveils their new video for “Weightless.” Now playing at Everything Is Noise, the moving track comes off the band’s critically adored Inheritance full-length released in July.
Containing some of the group’s most ambitious as well as intimate material, Inheritance is a cathartic collection where wordless hymns of worry and wonder form the stirring soundtrack to an uncertain age of reckoning, reflection, and resilience.
Today, Holly Humberstone has released her new single “Scarlett,” the latest offering from her forthcoming sophomore EP, The Walls Are Way Too Thin. Produced by long-time collaborator Rob Milton, the track is a tipping point of sorts, conveying the end of a toxic relationship where all you have left to hold onto is false hope. Though sung from a first-person perspective, “Scarlett” was written about a drawn out breakup that her friend was going through. Balancing a polarity of buoyant melodies and cutting lyrics, the song provides the sensation of feeling like you’re constantly chasing someone who is always just out of your reach. It’s a milestone track for the rising talent.